the dissident frogman

12 years and 4 months ago

(Red) Star Rising

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Larry's a poet. But he works for an advertising agency.

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On display in Paris, one of the latest ads for the Eurostar is symptomatic of everything that's wrong with France in particular, and the Eurozone in general.

On le jour 359 de Sarko, Damian the last survivor of what was probably the most cleverly named blog ever ("Pave France, the British need more parking") brilliantly deconstructs the absurdity. Indeed, only in France could one devise an ad sporting a Communist sociopath as the Lord and Savior just to promote a leisure trip to an English pub—and these people, remember, fancy themselves as highly cultured and sophisticated.

With Cuba in a sort of post-Communist dictatorship limbo and China moving steadily towards Nationalism and Militarism hidden behind a gross caricature of Capitalism, my money is on France to remain the last of the genuine Communist country—spiritually, if not practically—after all have vanished in the cesspool of History.

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Visible à Paris, l'une des dernières pubs pour l'Eurostar est symptomatique de tout ce qui ne va pas avec la France en particulier et l'Eurozone en générale.

En ce jour 359 de Sarko, Damian, le dernier survivant de ce qui fut sans doute le blog le plus astucieusement nommé ("Pave France, the British need more parking") déconstruit brillamment l'absurdité. Il n'y a qu'en France, en effet, que l'on pouvait concevoir une annonce représentant un sociopathe Communiste comme le Christ Sauveur, juste pour la promotion d'un voyage d'agrément vers un pub britannique—et ces gens là, ne l'oublions pas, aiment à se décrire comme hautement cultivés et sophistiqués.

Avec Cuba dans les limbes d'une sorte de post-dictature Communiste et la Chine avançant inexorablement vers nationalisme et militarisme sous le couvert d'une caricature grossière du Capitalisme, je parie sur la France pour rester le dernier pays communiste—dans l'esprit, sinon dans la lettre—lorsque tous auront disparu dans la fosse d'aisance de l'Histoire.


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