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THE FRENCH ARE STILL FRENCH

By Pete Moore On February 14th, 2020

And thank the Lord for that as well. That the French are there, in mind and spirit, is always a useful counterpoint.

A sex video has ended French ruling party candidate Benjamin Griveaux’s hopes of becoming mayor of Paris.

The ex-spokesman for President Emmanuel Macron’s government, who was already trailing in the race, was apparently targeted by a Russian protest artist accusing him of hypocrisy.

“No-one should be subjected to such abuse,” said Mr Griveaux, 42.

The video, showing a man in a compromising position, quickly spread on social media late on Thursday.

Petr Pavlensky, who sought asylum from Russia in 2017, said he had posted the video online.

It seems that M. Griveaux had his old boy out, on video. The Russian somehow got hold of it (the video, I mean) and posted it online. French cultural attitudes towards the private lives of the great and the good are alien to our Anglo Saxon ways. Many a scandal has been covered up. Despite French tastes for the louche and degenerate, the public actually knowing how louche and degenerate the great and the good are has always been frowned on.

And so it persists today, even in the age of social media and globalism in everything. Left and Right have united to condemn the posting of the video. It’s hypocritical, anti-democratic and authoritarian in many ways of course, but the conservative in me is happy to see that not everything erodes.

27 Responses to “THE FRENCH ARE STILL FRENCH”

  1. Not exactly +++stop press+++ stuff Pete, as humorous as it maybe.

    French… politicians..wankers?

    Hardly news.

  2. Ah, of course, it wasn’t the French politician obviously bashing the bishop.

    It Woz the Russians.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/MjEodnYwEXDJyXav8

  3. Not quiet sure what Pete is saying here. Does he approve of the man having to withdraw his candidacy in ‘shame’ or does he think it’s a private irrelevance ?

  4. Colm –

    Neither.

    I think it’s noteworthy that the French are (still) more outraged at the act becoming public rather than the act itself. They’ve always had the opposite attitude us on this side of the English Channel.

  5. There’s is the better attitude I think.

  6. The video, showing a man in a compromising position, quickly spread on social media late on Thursday.

    It’s lucky that the Leader of the Free World has never misbehaved like this. I mean as if.

  7. How do I un-see that now

  8. Why hasn’t Patrick been on here yet with his three word phrase 😉

  9. //French cultural attitudes towards the private lives of the great and the good are alien to our Anglo Saxon ways. Many a scandal has been covered up. //

    Actually, the French have always celebrated the naughty antics of the great and good. I was in France once when a great story was unravelling: The French Catholic Church was at first sad to announce that the Bishop of Paris had died. Later, when witnesses came forward, it admitted that his Eminence had not died in his bed or hospital, then later than he expired around a red-light district, then when he was “counselling” a fallen women, and then, after the official enquiry, that he gave up the ghost when lying, or at any rate active, in the prostitute’s bed.

    Everyone loved it, except the church of course.

    Just like everyone loves the tales of their Presidents’ mistresses, and France is the only country that has seen prominent women speak out against the #MeToo movement, insisting that every woman has a traditional right to a tickle and slap.

  10. Slap and tickle, Noel. Get it in the right order. We have to have some rules you know !

  11. Love the French.

  12. So does Patrick but in a more graphic way 😉

  13. F the French……

  14. Thank you Patrick 😀

  15. Someone I know is planning a trip to London and Bruges

    Any recommendations About how to get to Bruges – I think that the train is the best option – Or about good hotels in Bruges?

  16. Dave Alton, on February 15th, 2020 at 12:31 PM Said:
    Love the French.

    Try working alongside them.

    Especially if you are English.

  17. A beautiful demonstration of the pavlovian response from you there Colm.
    Can you get Patrick to do any other tricks?

  18. Harri,

    Try working alongside them.

    Especially if you are English.

    I have worked alongside the French Harri, several times. Both in France and in the UK. I also frequently holiday in France. I found the vast majority of the French to be perfectly decent people, just like most people in all of the other countries I’ve visited.
    Perhaps the French just didn’t like you mate. ☺️

  19. Perhaps it’s just those that work within the PSA organisation?

  20. Talking of holidaying in France Dave.

    We are only a short distance away from finally purchasing a “quirky “ converted Campervan, France is on the list of destinations to visit and stay a few nights, along with many others.

  21. Harri.

    That’s always been a dream of mine mate, to buy a campervan and f*** off around the world. Before my partner died, we were looking at second-hand camper vans with a plan to take 6-months off and travel around interesting places.

  22. Dave.

    I read on a daily basis about people who buy a Campervan, quit the rat race, and travel, I am seriously envious of them.

    I am following the young guy who quit his high flying city job, sold everything, bought a half decent yacht and is circumventing the globe.

    I am subscribed to his travel blog and follow his envious exploits. “The Gudgeon” it takes some balls to do what he has done.

    Dave.

    I’m pretty sure you’re dearly departed partner would have encouraged you to chase your dreams.

    Go for it mate.

  23. Dave.

    When you get five minutes mate..

    Cast your eyes over this Campervan site, some of the self conversion vans are incredible. The workmanship is at times a work of art, you yourself being a carpenter would appreciate the transformation of everyday ordinary vans.

    Anyway, you have the skills required to convert one yourself.

    https://www.quirkycampers.co.uk/

  24. The French are destined to become a minority in their own land, and this is the fate of whites in every country that they created by themselves and for themselves. In the United States, the most powerful of the white-created countries, there is nowhere to be white

    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=61194

    Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg plans to target small-town America for population “renewal” and hand out special “fast track” visas to foreigners to get it done.

    This guy Buttigieg is every bit the Fredo that Ted Kennedy was: it was Kenedy who fronted the jews’ 1965 Immigration Act that set whites in the US to minority status and South Africa is where they’re heading. The assault on small-town America is to ensure that whites shall have nowhere to be white:

    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=61182

    Conservative scholar Charles Murray gave a delightfully blackpilled interview recently where he talked about America’s decline and why ordinary folks should consider moving to small-town America which is “much more easily open now than it ever was before” and in many cases still “just as Alexis de Tocqueville described in the 1830s.”

    https://www.history.com/news/immigration-act-1965-changes

    “The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants,” lead supporter Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-Mass.) told the Senate during debate. “It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”

    Lies, and those behind this Act knew it. Ted Kennedy was just a puppet, just without the brains.

    But the act—also known as the Hart-Celler Act after its sponsors, Sen. Philip Hart (D-Mich.) and Rep. Emanuel Celler (D-N.Y.)—put an end to long-standing national-origin quotas that favored those from northern and western Europe and led to a significant immigration demographic shift in America.

    And now, the jews are brazenly assaulting the last refuge of white Americans

  25. Harri,

    //I read on a daily basis about people who buy a Campervan, quit the rat race, and travel, I am seriously envious of them.//

    You and me both Harri. I follow a guy on a YouTube channel who gave up his house and bought a canal boat and now cruises around the country. Like yourself I really admire people who have the balls to do that.

    //I’m pretty sure you’re dearly departed partner would have encouraged you to chase your dreams.//

    I think she would as well Harr no, but the thing is it wouldn’t be the same without her.
    But I really appreciate your sentiments mate.

  26. Harri,

    Cast your eyes over this Campervan site, some of the self conversion vans are incredible. The workmanship is at times a work of art, you yourself being a carpenter would appreciate the transformation of everyday ordinary vans.

    Cheers for the link Harri. I find this stuff really interesting. I watch a lot of YouTube videos featuring van to campervan conversions.
    I love carpentry work like that. There’s a canal marina not far from me and I did some work recently helping to fit out a barge. I really, really wish I could get work like that all the time. It makes me laugh when I’m doing job in Coventry such as building roof trusses, because my boss tells me; ‘it’s not the space shuttle Dave, you don’t have to be that accurate.’

  27. //Any recommendations About how to get to Bruges//

    If I were you, I’d take the ferry to Ostend and then a local train to Bruges, which is just around the corner. Or I’d leave any heavy luggage in Ostend and hire a bike and cycle for the hour or so (it’s not more) to Bruges.
    Bruges itself is something marvellous to walk through, and – like Venice – is beautiful in all weathers. But the whole west Flanders region is also full of history and perfect for cycling. If you’ve time, cycle on to Ghent (Gent). Antwerp is also a fascinating city and grossly underrated tourist wise, fortunately. It was a major centre of Jewish life in Europe until you know what and has always been a huge hub for trade in diamonds and other precious stones.

    //I read on a daily basis about people who buy a Campervan, quit the rat race, and travel, I am seriously envious of them.//

    I was away camping in the Slovenian mountains once when I met this elderly lady from South Africa. She told me that every spring (autumn in SA) she comes to Europe and buys a camper, then travels around a bit, all very slowly and casually, through the summer and then sells it in time to travel back to SA for the southern summer. She sells each vehicle for more or less the same price as she buys it. She mentioned good places to buy and to sell, which Ive unfortunately forgotten, but I think she said the UK was a good place to buy.
    She was elderly and not the toughest and always travelled alone, but she said she had never had problems and has met only great people. Sometimes in the southern summer she takes a caravan around S.A. and never had any problems there either.

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