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November 16, 2005

Our Oldest Enemy

(a history of America’s disastrous relationship with France)
Miller & Molesky – 0767917553

I’m reminded of the tale about God after his remarkable first seven days. Gazing upon Earth He deemed the French countryside to be the most beautiful of his creations. This being unfair to the rest of humanity, to make amends he created Frenchmen!

If you wonder why the Gauls are so . . . well . . . galling; and if you wonder why they oppose us you need wonder no more! All of the answers are here, historically documented and explicated. It is a worthy companion to Jean Francois Revel’s Anti-Americanism which I reviewed in April, 2005.

Why have the Gauls iconized Napoleon (the Hitler of his era)? Why was the last truly noble French warrior the 15th century Joan d’Arc? A woman, at that! And why do they always forget about Eleanor of Aquitaine while they remain acolytes of Rousseau and Robespierre? How did the foremost military power on The Continent become such a sniveling, loathsome place, unwilling and unable to defend itself? And why do they feel superior when they are so pathetic?

• Begin with acts of piracy and colonial skirmishes while we were British . . .
• Progress to reasons they “helped us” during our revolutionary period (while ostracizing Frenchmen like Lafayette) . . .
• Cover our post-revolutionary period, including the French revolution—an unmitigated and distinctly undemocratic disaster . . .
• Elaborate upon French intellectuals (especially Rousseau) who expounded upon many of the world’s “liberal” attitudes which we—and they--still suffer . . .
• Review their performance in WW I. We rescued them. They authored WW II by insisting upon humiliating and bankrupting Germany . . .
• Explore how they “created” Ho Chi Minh and others who were educated in Communism by the “French Republic” . . .
• Delve into their cowardly non-resistance early in Hitler’s career when they had the most powerful army on the Continent and could have stopped Hitler . . . and prevented WW II . . .
• Explain how they joined the Nazis and became Vichy collaborators . . .
• Note the attack upon American soldiers during the initial invasion of Africa, ultimately to free Europe . . .
• Discuss their behavior post WWII, including Dien Bien Phu, where after they passed their colonial misadventures to us . . .
• Divulge their double-dealing behavior and coddling of the USSR during the cold war . . .
• Investigate their divisive, destructive and malicious role(s) in the middle east and the Gulf, including the present war . . . scandals and all . . .

These items are only the high spots! There’s much more. Overall this is a comprehensive expose of how miserable the French are, and have been, over centuries. You will be disabused of a lot of misinformation if you harbor the attitude that they are our friends.

Take away their countryside and their bacchanalia, and what remains is a howling pack of “Cheese-eating surrender-monkeys!” (Which term is explained.)

Posted by respeto at November 16, 2005 3:33 PM