Sunday, June 18, 2006

Too Black for Paris...

Having figured out the meaning of Hidden after the 4th or 5th viewing, the Republic's Bourbon-esque bourgeois have acted to resolve unseemly tensions that threaten to distract them from lecturing the American imperialists:
Mr Sarkozy has argued that riots by youths in immigrant suburbs across France last November showed the system of immigration and integration was failing. He says France, like a number of other Western countries, needs to choose the immigrants it needs.
What could he be referring to, a willingness to wear striped tops, grow a moustache and hurl faeces at McDonalds? Or to adopt a nice Gallic name like Sarkozy?
Most immigrants living in France come from its former African colonies.
Ah, as Ali G would say, it's a black thing.
Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who drafted the bill, says it will bring France into line with other countries.
Since when have the French given a toss about 'falling into line with other countries'?

The unseen orphans of France's brutal and useless colonial ventures are starting to make themselves noticed, and it's clearly spoiling a few dinner parties. Imagine how those blacks rattling fences must distract from one's discourse on the follies of fast food and liberal interventionism.


Boysenberry said...

Armaniac, just one little point; most of France's immigration is from their Maghreb (North African) former colonies. So, while they are from Africa, it's less of a black thing.

Funnily enough, the New York Times reported that the troubles in the banlieu wasn't just "blacks rattling fences", but Maghrebi, African, Portuguese and French.

My comment is in no way seeking to support the French position.

Armagnac Esq. said...

Well pointed out.

Black feet might have been the better term- 'Pieds Noirs' was, I believe, the less than chummy term applied to North Africans...?

Boysenberry said...

From memory, I believe you're right. The Anglos don't have a monopoly on delightful "polite" descriptions of those they don't want to know.

Boysenberry said...

Ballsed that one up! Pieds-noirs is a French term which refers to the former North African settlers of European descent.

Armagnac Esq. said...


That will teach us both to speak 'from memory' when we are sitting at the computer a couple of buttons away from google and wiki...

Which takes you to Camus!