Friday, October 08, 2004

We save their derrierès in two world wars, and now THIS!!!

French President Jacques Chirac warns his countrymen of the risks of American cultural dominance in the world:

"This, he said, would lead to a 'general world subculture' based around the English language. This, he maintained, would be 'a real ecological catastrophe.'

"Citing Hollywood's overwhelming leadership in the movie industry as an example, Chirac asserted that only with government assistance could countries maintain their cultural heritage."
(from the International Herald Tribune)

To add insult to injury, Chirac made these remarks at an opening of a French cultural exhibit in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam -- the country that thinks they whooped us just because we left before the job was done.

If you ask me, the French are trying to get even with us for EuroDisney.

Can you blame them?

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