It is, how you say?, weak.

How very French.

Jacques Chirac caves under pressure of further riots and scraps youth law.

Now every French teen has been given a free pass to believe that, "he is, therefore he works." I've talked with some of my students about this situation, and naturally they see no problem with the law as it is now; that is, until I ask, "You think you're entitled to a job for life simply because you exist? What have you done to deserve that?"

This utter nonsense reminds me of that line in Home Alone: "You're what the French call, 'les incompentant.'"

And that is what I think of that.

Posted by Portia at April 10, 2006 10:18 PM | TrackBack