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Posted: 10/8/2004 4:22:50 AM EST
Chirac warns of risk from U.S. culture

HANOI President Jacques Chirac of France warned Thursday of a catastrophe for global diversity if the United States' cultural leadership goes unchallenged.
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Speaking at a French cultural center in Hanoi before the opening Friday of a summit meeting of European and Asian leaders, Chirac said France was right to stand up for cultural and linguistic diversity.
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The French president warned that the world's different cultures could be "choked" by U.S. values.
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This, he said, would lead to a "general world subculture" based around the English language. This, he maintained, would be "a real ecological catastrophe."
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Citing Hollywood's overwhelming leadership in the movie industry as an example, Chirac asserted that only with government assistance could countries maintain their cultural heritage.
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Vietnam is a former French colony, but only 375,000 of its 81 million people speak French. English is considered by most people a far more valuable and practical second language, particularly among those in business.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 4:23:31 AM EST
Phuque SheeRock!!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 4:27:33 AM EST
My answer cannot be condensed into one reply.

Tell me........ If we were at war with the French, would they be acting any differently?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 4:28:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
My answer cannot be condensed into one reply.

Tell me........ If we were at war with the French, would they be acting any differently?




Damned good question.


Answer - they might be dropping their rifles and running.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 5:24:56 AM EST
Hanoi John meet Hanoi Jaques.

Link Posted: 10/8/2004 5:27:50 AM EST
Zoot Alures!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 5:37:44 AM EST
Fuck him and feed him fish !
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 6:09:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Chirac warns of risk from U.S. culture
Vietnam is a former French colony, but only 375,000 of its 81 million people speak French. English is considered by most people a far more valuable and practical second language, particularly among those in business.



Enough said. (and that goes for the rest of the world, not just Vietnam)
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 12:07:53 PM EST
Doesn't anyone enjoy the irony? It could only be better were they at Dien bien Phu.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:56:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
Doesn't anyone enjoy the irony? It could only be better were they at Dien bien Phu.



+1.

Would love to see the Legion Etranger turn their backs on him during a speech...
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 1:58:30 PM EST
So, what do we do tonight???

Try and take over... THE WORLD!!!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:00:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By alloy6061:
Phuque SheeRock!!



+1
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:29:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 3:18:06 PM EST by 1911lover]
Screw him...he is a well used jacquestrap.

If not for bribes, he would have no notoriety whatsoever.

He is as arrogant and as big a fuckstick as was DeGaulle

Or he was there on behalf of Skerry to apologize for the US involvement.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:32:29 PM EST
Did he insist on going to Dien Bien Phu so he could reenact the Surrender Monkey French troops surrender to the Viet Minh?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:38:10 PM EST
Come on, you all know that he was only there to celebrate the grand opening of the Kerry Memorial Viet Nam Museum...........hat
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:40:06 PM EST
Did anyone say Fuck France?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:12:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jacques Chirac:
This, he said, would lead to a "general world subculture" based around the English language. This, he maintained, would be "a real ecological catastrophe."








WTF? How is the English language going to cause an 'ecological catastrophe?'
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:19:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
Hanoi John meet Hanoi Jaques.




Dittos on that!!! Screw the French Bastards!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:23:56 PM EST
He should be worried about the muslim influence taking over his shitty little country.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:31:01 PM EST
I personally don't understand why we've never invaded France. Think about the pluses here! French women would be introduced to shaving, french men would have the insulance beaten out of them, they already have experience in surrendering, hey, it would be great! We could disolve the EU. Which brings me to the enxt point, we could use France as an example to the UN.

As far as my thoughts as to what to do to the French president, I am excersizing my 5th amendment right.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:35:59 PM EST
Sometimes it can be a good idea to play by "their rules." So, next time the French get invaded by the Germans, we'll let the French take the leadership and we'll keep our guys here.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:38:02 PM EST
It is too bad we can not undo history, I would have let Hitler have all of Europe.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:42:06 PM EST
World culture would be much improved if more people spoke french (queer sounding language) and didn't bathe or use deodorant. Phuc chirac.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:46:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
Zoot Alures!



Down in France
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 3:54:23 PM EST
Fuck ChIRAQ...
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 6:25:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:


Fuck ChIRAQ...




I should have made that one of the choices! Damn.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 6:31:22 PM EST
When the leaders of these piss-ant countries stop bitching about how big and bad we are, their people have no choice but to look at their own leaders. Those leaders definitely don't want THAT happening now do they.

Go ahead and bitch you socialist piss-ant Chirac.

Let's hope noone at home discovers your little oil for food secret.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:13:42 AM EST
So when does the war with France begin?
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 5:18:50 AM EST
We need to exhume our war dead from the first and the second world wars and bring them home to be at peace.
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