The French FINALLY realise that the rest of the world views them as arrogant


Blackleaf
#1
The French FINALLY realise that the rest of the world views them as arrogant

6th September 2007
Daily Mail


Nicolas Sarkozy: Holding his hands up to claims the French are 'arrogant'


It may come as no surprise to the rest of the world.

But the French were aghast last night after their own study found they were regarded as arrogant.

French statesmen could do with a dose of modesty rather than lecturing other nations on human rights, the report commissioned by president Nicolas Sarkozy said.

France takes pride in its cultural difference and public opinion has often rewarded leaders who assert its importance on the world stage, as Jacques Chirac did in publicly opposing the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

According to the report, the French have no idea how the rest of the world views them.

"As surprising as it may seem, while our country is emerging from a long period of self-doubt and has under-estimated itself as a 'medium' power, it continues to be perceived as 'arrogant' in much of the world," wrote the report's author, former Socialist foreign minister Hubert Vedrine.

Some of that may have to do with its history and its urge to preach the values of the French Revolution, he said.

"Do we constantly have to say that France is the 'home of human rights?'" Vedrine added in his report, which dealt with how France should adapt its foreign policy to face globalisation.

"Historically, Britain and the United States could claim that title just as much," he said, adding: "More modesty would be more in line with reality and would not weaken our concrete efforts in favour of human rights."

Sarkozy, who has criticised Chirac for expressing his opposition to the Iraq war so strongly, pledged to improve ties with Washington which have suffered as a result of the clash.

American anger at France's stance was such that canteens renamed French fries "freedom fries" and the conservative media derided the French with labels such as "cheese-eating surrender monkeys".

"Between an excess of pretentiousness and an excess of self-underestimation, we have been thorough extremes that handicap us.

"It is time to find our balance," Vedrine declared.

dailymail.co.uk
 
Dreadful Nonsense
#2
The French are the best.. I love em.....I don't get it...I think it's up to the person to bring out what ever in another person....
 
Nuggler
#3
................le shrug............


...............or som ting lak dat.........
 
Said1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by oldnugly View Post

................le shrug............


...............or som ting lak dat.........

est te, tabournak! What a tete carree
 
fuzzylogix
#5
La merde
 
Gilgamesh
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

The French FINALLY realise that the rest of the world views them as arrogant

6th September 2007
Daily Mail


Nicolas Sarkozy: Holding his hands up to claims the French are 'arrogant'


It may come as no surprise to the rest of the world.

But the French were aghast last night after their own study found they were regarded as arrogant.

French statesmen could do with a dose of modesty rather than lecturing other nations on human rights, the report commissioned by president Nicolas Sarkozy said.

France takes pride in its cultural difference and public opinion has often rewarded leaders who assert its importance on the world stage, as Jacques Chirac did in publicly opposing the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

According to the report, the French have no idea how the rest of the world views them.

"As surprising as it may seem, while our country is emerging from a long period of self-doubt and has under-estimated itself as a 'medium' power, it continues to be perceived as 'arrogant' in much of the world," wrote the report's author, former Socialist foreign minister Hubert Vedrine.

Some of that may have to do with its history and its urge to preach the values of the French Revolution, he said.

"Do we constantly have to say that France is the 'home of human rights?'" Vedrine added in his report, which dealt with how France should adapt its foreign policy to face globalisation.

"Historically, Britain and the United States could claim that title just as much," he said, adding: "More modesty would be more in line with reality and would not weaken our concrete efforts in favour of human rights."

Sarkozy, who has criticised Chirac for expressing his opposition to the Iraq war so strongly, pledged to improve ties with Washington which have suffered as a result of the clash.

American anger at France's stance was such that canteens renamed French fries "freedom fries" and the conservative media derided the French with labels such as "cheese-eating surrender monkeys".

"Between an excess of pretentiousness and an excess of self-underestimation, we have been thorough extremes that handicap us.

"It is time to find our balance," Vedrine declared.

dailymail.co.uk

I don't regard the French as arrogant. I don't think about them at all.
 
Curious Cdn
#7
I'm sure that you think you've cut them off when the Dover ferry is stuck in port because of a storm.
 
Cliffy
#8
When will the Brits finally realize the rest of the world thinks they are not only arrogant and stuck up but anal retentive too?
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

When will the Brits finally realize the rest of the world thinks they are not only arrogant and stuck up but anal retentive too?

Ah the British. The kind of people who can rule half the world, lose it all, and then pretend it never happened.
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

When will the Brits finally realize the rest of the world thinks they are not only arrogant and stuck up but anal retentive too?

Why Cliffy! I didn't realize you are such a damned Hateful racist.( just kidding, I know you are)

Say, by the way you hate countrees, are you gay boi ish too?
 
Danbones
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Ah the British. The kind of people who can rule half the world, lose it all, and then pretend it never happened.

You'll see that in every group the bankers have backed ( hijacked) in order to do their corporate dirty work. It's happening to the US right now. It will also happen to a couple other insane religious/racial sh*t holes when the truth comes out.

War Is A Racket
By Major General Smedley Butler
https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

The guy ( the most decorated US soldier ever, who also ran the marine corps ) whom the bushes tried to hire to run a banker coup on the US government back in the day, and who testified to congress about that too.


CHAPTER ONE

War Is A Racket

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.
https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html
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