Trouble in France

Via Keith comes this link to a scathing “overview of France”. Some of the comments are hilarious! Some are so full of hypocrisy that I want to vomit, but it’s irresistible stuff! Finally, here’s one comment that got me thinking:

The bombing (October 3, 1980) was at a Jewish synagogue on the Rue Copernic and killed four people. As I recall, the Prime Minister was outraged, not that Jews were targeted, but as he said at the time, that “innocent Frenchmen” were wounded. Pigs.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t those people French too? Is a person a Jew first, then a member of their country? Should I change the by-line on my blog so it reads:

The weblog of a Catholic Irishman, Donncha O Caoimh.
All about PHP, web development, Catholic and Irish news and other stuff.

To be honest, I couldn’t care less what religion any particular person is as long as they live by the law of the land and treat people fairly. Terrorism from any side should be abhorred.
I agree that there’s trouble in France, but the same exists in every country – the rich get richer, and the poor just survive and watch the divide between them ever expand.

I like reading sites that challenge me, that are so completely different to my world view that I need to wrap my head around it and think carefully about what I’m reading. That’s one reason I like Keith’s blog! He’s a good techie but if we ever met we’d have an interesting conversation about politics!

Author: Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

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