The French Sacrifice Cars for New Years
2008 has arrived with it’s usual fanfare and once again the world watches with amazement at how the French choose to conduct their New Year’s celebration. For some reason the automobile has become a part of the festivities and now tops the list as the most endangered species in France.
It’s no secret that cars burn quite regularly in France, but this year the police are baffled at the relative calm claiming that only 372 cars were hunted down and killed. It’s amazing what you can get use to over time. To the casual observer, it’s viewed as a strange ritual and one must wonder what offense the automobile has perpetrated to warrant such treatment.
This year, the French police were said to have stepped up their presence in anticipation of the year-end celebrations and the sale of petrol in cans was banned in some places. Oops… I guess someone planned ahead.
As the flames danced into the night you would think it was the middle east. Granted, France is not the middle east, but it’s becoming much more difficult to distinguish the difference. How frustrating it must be to pay appeasement money to Islamic invaders and they don’t stay appeased? I would say that there’s a lesson to be had from this, and if learned and acted upon, the 372 will not have died in vain.
Bonne Chance Mes Amis!