Jasmine Becket-Griffith (jasminetoad) wrote,
Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Freedom Fries

Ok, now I'm getting mad/embarassed. On our local news they are suggesting that we boycott any sort of imported goods from France on account of their disapproval of the US wanting to start problems with Iraq. They reported that many local restaurants are changing their menus so that "French Fries" are being renamed as "Freedom Fries". I'm sorry, but that is just... stupid. It's even worse than WWII's renaming of sauerkraut as "Liberty Cabbage". They then displayed some "poll results" (the origin of which was not established) that 46% of Americans "thought poorly of France in general" or something to that effect. They touched on the fact that Americans often make jokes at the expense of French culture and French people. This is ridiculous. I would never have expected this heighth of stupidity in my lifetime. Are we going to start boycotting UK and German products as well? I'm going to start choosing European products over US ones in protest =)
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