Well that was hilarious

This morning at the market I was overheard saying that France was much better working within the EU and not voting LePen. Now admittedly I still speak French with a noticeable Québécois accent and vocabulary I never have tried to hide/change it.

I was suddenly rounded upon and told that when LePen won I would be sent home. Then my partner who is a Martiniquaise "innocently" joined in and asked about herself and got a real mouthful [I wont repeat it, but it was thoroughly vile]. Now my partner happens to be well known and respected local medical professional in the town. The resulting near fracas was hilarious. Let's just say that is one LePen supporter that got an earful, I did notice some others trying to become invisible.

On a more serious note if we can be so bad mouthed in our own town then imagine what it could be like elsewhere and how frightening it could be without the local support. When nationalism and xenophobia join hands and become somehow socially acceptable behind the wrapping of oneself in the flag then it leads to the easy expression of hatred. Those expressing the hatred are often genuinely surprised when it is not treated as acceptable/normal.

I am tired and angry how people are more content it destroying rather than building a society for their own personal gain and to think once again their candidate will probably make the second round in the Presidential debate. Have no doubt that Marine LePen is not even more odious than her father, it's all pretence.

Just a quick note on how it is going.

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I mean which state or province. I somehow got the impression that you lived in California, but now I think maybe Maine or Canada. I live in Illinois and if someone was speaking French in public (a very beautiful language), I doubt if anyone would understand. Spanish, yes, French no. However, when I visited Maine a few years back, quite a few people were speaking French.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness I live most of the time near Vannes, Bretagne, France. I spend a lot of time in the UK for my work and originally I am from Vermont.

My family lives boths sides of the US/Canada Quebec border.

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@LaFeminista Now I understand your post. I hope you gave them Hell!

My grandparents came from Austria-Hungary and Italy. Both Italian and German are better suited for vituperation than the beautiful melodious French language (Italian with gestures, of course).

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@The Voice In the Wilderness
of insults, swear words, and rude gestures. Especially the farther south you go, and the more dialectical the area.

Compared to, say, a Neapolitan or a Sicilian, a Frenchman seems positively repressed. Biggrin

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

@TheOtherMaven

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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@divineorder

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

@divineorder pretty sickening

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@divineorder We're voting Hamon

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@LaFeminista

Read about this guy in Evening Blues

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness @divineorder How very Russian of them.

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The NYTimes at least was accusing RT of interfering in the election by apparently just reporting on it.

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@MrWebster

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Wow! You are so lucky to live in France! It is my dream to move there when I retire.

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