Ignorance must be bliss, or there wouldn’t be so much of it around…

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12 Responses to Why are some people so threatened by France?

  1. Cyril says:

    Please consider keeping this website about pleasant things from France. Yes, French-bashing exists and there are a lot of ridiculou people out there who can’t help but hate… but do you seriously want to use this website to promote their agenda by publicizing their propaganda? Considering that you post once per day, I think your audience would appreciate reading something of value that makes them feel good, instead of this crap. Merci

  2. martin says:

    This kind of person is threatened by just about everything, which is the point of this sticker. From the truck he doesn’t drive to the religion he doesn’t understand to the country he doesn’t live in to the culture that is different from his own (not sure why he’s threatened by the number 3).

  3. Francophilia says:

    Hi Cyril.

    Thank you for commenting. The French, as you know if you’ve spent any time among them, don’t shrink from dissecting any subject; the good, the bad, or the ugly. They don’t ignore unpleasantness because they know that doesn’t make it go away. Rather, they confront it. They question everything. They believe fiercely in freedom of speech and are against censorship of all kinds, including political correctness.

    My French husband cringes every time he sees a fleur-de-lis on the site; here, it represents the oppressive aristocracy while, in North America at least, it evokes French culture in general. He doesn’t suggest I remove them, though, because he’s – French.

    It would not be very French to pretend there were only nice things to talk about, although the tone of this blog is generally positive. And this site is rated “French!”

  4. Francophilia says:

    Hi Martin.

    You’re right. You kind of have to pity someone who is so ignorant, but at the same time, it’s scary, because there’s a lot of that in the US.

    Yeah, I don’t get the three either… Maybe somebody will enlighten us.

  5. Cyril says:

    The “3″ represents Nascar’s Dale Earnhart (deceased).

  6. Cyril says:

    3 is also the magic number… maybe he didn’t like School House Rock growing up… LOL !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LZ4j4598ws

  7. Francophilia says:

    Hi Cyril.

    Thanks for the 3 explanation. That’s just sad.

    Did you see the tweet about this post? I was thinking Sesame Street too! Loved School House Rock. And reading your comment got the song stuck in my head. A pleasant surprise.

  8. Tanya says:

    Anyone else notice that “France” is written in silhouette of the country? Because, presumably, those who would most be tickled by this display of hatred cannot recognize the object of their hate without having it spelled out for them. Amazing.

  9. starman1695 says:

    The problem here is not so much what he’s against, which seems to be quite a lot, but that he’s ignorant. He probably doesn’t know any more about these things than the people at Fox News tell him. An even bigger problem is that he’s only one of millions in the US and they’re all allowed to vote on things that affect our lives.

  10. Francophilia says:

    Hi Tanya.

    Nice point. I hadn’t thought of that!

  11. Francophilia says:

    Bonjour Starman.

    Yep, yep and yep.

  12. m.m says:

    @ Tanya: nice observation

    @ starman1695: indeed xD

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