Thursday, October 07, 2004

Unbelievable tripe from Chirac

After being exposed as Saddam's bitch, what does the leader of France do? Lash out at us, of course:

HANOI - French President Jacques Chirac warned Thursday of a “catastrophe” for global diversity if the United States’ cultural hegemony goes unchallenged.

Speaking at a French cultural center in Hanoi ahead of Friday’s opening of a summit of European and Asian leaders, Chirac said France was right to stand up for cultural and linguistic diversity.

The outspoken French president warned that the world’s different cultures could be “choked” by US values.

This, he said, would lead to a “general world sub-culture” based around the English language, which would be “a real ecological catastrophe”.

Citing Hollywood’s stranglehold over the film industry as an example, Chirac stressed that only with government assistance could countries maintain their cultural heritage.


5 Comments:

Blogger Vancouver Andy said...

Wow, what a pair of leaders. It sounds just like John Kerry and Chirac are on the same page. The US is causing an "ecological(laugh real real hard)catastrophe", unless the US seeks out the self-medication of a "Global Test".

If only our present government was so nuanced, we would all be speaking French.

PS- Does France pass the Global Test, Mr. Kerry?
.........for corruption and world denigration.

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