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Rioting in France

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by The Tesseract, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Lovely N Amazin

    Lovely N Amazin TRIBE Member

    Quelle supidity!!!!
  2. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    you guys gotta admit it was a pretty funny statement though
  3. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    get it rei
  4. ~atp~

    ~atp~ TRIBE Member

    I think there's a difference between identifying root causes of a conflict and identifying the causes of individual actions within that conflict.

    You create segmentation (be it a ghetto, gulag or cultural discrimination), you create a conflict.
  5. Sleepy Giant

    Sleepy Giant TRIBE Member

    I guess there is no point in declaring martial law then.
  6. dicksherwood

    dicksherwood TRIBE Member

    hahahaha, I forwarded this image to my friend from Paris who is now living in Toronto, here's her response:

    Je les adores mes frères et soeurs francaise!
  7. zorak

    zorak TRIBE Member

    i don't have to admit anything to you effing dingbats!
  8. jeffpayne

    jeffpayne TRIBE Member

    crap! I was in France a couple of months ago! I hope I'm alright!
  9. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    my dad still calls me a dingbat
  10. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    that was pretty funny too

    Personally, I'm not sure I find any of what's happening surprising. Take a culture whose idea of itself tends to be very rooted in tradition and history, and their integration won't be as high as countries made up entirely of people who were immigrants at some point or another. Not to say countries like Canada couldn't have something like this happen, where marginalized people just let loose years worth of frustration. But I think there's a difference between people who at one point were colonized and put under the rule of another country, and those who came as willing immigrants to a place they wanted to be.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2005
  11. Colm

    Colm TRIBE Member

    deep - What do you make of les Quebecois? Are they not an example of a 'colonzied' group?

    In Canada we have "latent" or "removed" racism. Its only subtly noticeable in Southern Ontario, but we have all encountered it. I live on Vancouver Island now and by in large, people are typically tolerant in the major urban centres. Most of the 'racial' violence occurs within ethnic groups and is very rarely a case of white-Canadians vs non-white Canadians. Everything changes when you leave the big cities and head into towns the size of Georgetown or Aurora. Many of these communities are in close proximity to First Nations reserves, which of course, are typically run down and whose residents are unemployed & marginalized. Racial tension, or whatever you want to call it, in such towns is a real concern for the chronically understaffed RCMP. Many people, both white & non-white, fear what could happen if violence flared due to some sort of well-publicized controversy. A lot of people are frustrated with the policy of appeasement brokered by the federal government to the leaders of the reserves for it has created, not solved, several problems, namely the increasing segregation of small town populations. What's happening in France could very well happen in Canada. We, like the French prior to Autumn 2005, just aren't paying attention.
  12. The Tesseract

    The Tesseract TRIBE Member


    "we've got a situation!"
    "call in the military"
    "there's mass rioting"
    "shit! call in the police instead!"
  13. annec

    annec TRIBE Member

    ...not if you have kids and breastfeed. :(
  14. annec

    annec TRIBE Member

    mangez le gateau...
  15. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    I don't think it's the same, unless you want to elaborate differently. The French in Quebec did at some point come from France. Quebecois are not a group of people who were doing their own thing in North America, colonialized by France, then made to answer to them. The same cannot be said for Morroccans or other african countries france colonized at the height of imperialism.

    Although I suppose a case could be made that people in Quebec are not seen as "real" frenchmen to those in France.

    If you meant in the sense that Quebecers have to answer to the rest of Anglophone canada, I suppose that may be the case, but an entire province that can maintain it's own government, language, laws, culture, separatist movement, etc. seems a bit less marginalized than people who are shuffled off to ghettos and still treated as subjects to an empire rather than people on equal footing.
  16. Rude1_247

    Rude1_247 TRIBE Member

    Quebec skipped the rioting and went straight to the FLmahfugginQ, dawg.
  17. Ms. Fit

    Ms. Fit TRIBE Member

    yup, in a nutshell!

    same thing about the guestworkers happened in germany...i wonder why there are no racial riots there (like turkish immigrants 'fighting back'...my guess is that big german nazi-wannabes are a lot scarier than the frenchies.
  18. The Tesseract

    The Tesseract TRIBE Member


    i found the reason for the rioting in france!

    click here!
  19. scruffy1

    scruffy1 TRIBE Member

    for a second i was worried that was a tubgirl link...
  20. The Tesseract

    The Tesseract TRIBE Member

    i'm insulted.
    i've never posted disgusting images/links.
  21. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

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