Look, I harbor no real love for the French. Hell, I even chuckle when Groundskeeper Willie calls them “Cheese-eating surrender monkeys.” But this jingoistic random French hate in the name of patriotism has got to stop.
Okay, the French don’t back our war with Iraq. Why single them out? The Germans even more radically oppose it, but we don’t call Heineken “Victory Beer”. Oh yeah, the Germans did that killing thing a long time ago, and the French did that surrender thing a long time ago.
Yes, the French did get beaten in two world wars. They did not give up without a fight though. Resistance fighters got thousands of our fliers back to safe shores, and the French Foreign Legion is a storied and courageous group that NEVER surrendered. In fact, we owe a lot of our freedoms as a country to France. They were the first to recognize us as a country and gave us vital aid in the Revolutionary War, as well as trading with us when Britain blocked us after the war. Yes, the same Frenchies you make fun of are the ones who saved your asses from having to drink tea today.
These stories about store owners pouring out their French wines and renaming french fries as Freedom Fries is over the top. It seems that the quickest way to get a laugh these days is to make fun of the French. Guess what kiddos! I heard those jokes four years ago and they weren’t funny THEN!
Yes, the French have some weird laws and policies, but making fun of them for being arrogant and elitist makes your country look the same. Non-Americans, please don’t think that we’re all like this.