July 14th: French military parade

The 14th of July, like every year, France joins the list of great countries like Iran or North Korea that still demonstrate their military power by doing a military parade. Of course, the fact that France is the third world-wide exporter of arms is pure coincidence. And the fact that we want to sell military planes and nuclear factories to india has nothing to do with them being special guests this year. 

 But let's get 10 years old sing the Marseillaise in front of the president, let's demonstrate our shiny Rafales to other nuclear powers so that they can buy some, and, yaaay, let's have a free, tax-payer paid-for, concert of our president's best friend Johny Halliday, who when he doesn't try to become swiss or belgium to evade taxes also is france's most adored rock singer. Or not.

 Can't wait to read the newspaper telling us how wonderful Carla's dress was, how technologically advanced our tanks are and how much Johny rocked Paris. We also have such an history of nationalism and military successes that it's worth emphasizing, isn't it.

 I can't describe enough how much all this sh** makes me puke.


 



Comments:

LOL Man, I will translate this entry and paste it on my blog in Spanish next October 12th, the day that Spain joins France, Iran, North Korea and this selective club of 'Countries for Peace'. Great entry Mr. Yann. If you were in China, you'd be in troubles after writing something like this though, haha!

Ps. I've already seen Carla's dress. Lovely! :P

Posted by Rafa MJ on July 14, 2009 at 06:32 PM GMT+00:00 #

Iran, North Korea, and France.

And Spain.

And Chile.

And Russia.

And Singapore.

How many others?

I'm just joking, of course. I understand exactly what you mean. It's always a lot more fun to compare yourself to North Korea than to, say, Spain.

Posted by Tom on September 16, 2009 at 03:33 AM GMT+00:00 #

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