Monday, December 19, 2005

The French Can't Handle The Truth

When one looks around to the most squalid and despairing places on earth, one finds that a disproportionate number were former French colonies.
This is not an accident. It has to do with the savagery that marked French colonization.
Now, somebody thinks that it's about time that the French were taught a more sanitized themselves.

[C]ompeting views of history have set off an emotional debate in France and places it colonized, following passage of a law here mandating that French schools give more emphasis to the positive aspects of French colonization.

Critics call the law an effort to obscure abysmal treatment of blacks and other indigenous peoples during colonial times and suggest that it mirrors a similar attitude toward immigrants in France today.

One cannot always hide from the truth, as was proven by the Paris riots.


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