Friday, March 21, 2014

French Youth Are Leaving?

A fellow posted this interesting 4 minute YouTube in the Café.  Ohio and Michigan have witnessed this in my lifetime.

Rodrod in Texas gave his interpretation which is getting great reviews from fellow farmers I respect.

"also you have to love the self hate in the French president who is himself "rich" by any measure of the imagination......he should lop his own head off instead of killing France if he feels that way.......sort of like our wildly wealthy trust fund lover dumbocrat politicians always "looking out for the little guy" while stealing from those that actually work to pay for the lazy "little guy" and their poor ways and lack of personal responsibility and personal ambition

the real problems in developed countries is we still live with a labor work a day mindset in a technology mental based economy so we still look for "population growth" for the sake of population growth based on the idiot idea that "no successful country has ever had a declining population"........which was correct back when humans were valued based on their ability to man a shovel or hoe

so we import low skilled third worlders and even worse their families and dependents on a failed attempt to hold back the progress and mechanization of formerly labor intensive industries while demanding they are paid a "livable wage" by those that are wildly wealthy and crying about a loaf of bread costing $1.50 instead of $.99

we know for a fact that as education level increases birth rates decrease and we try everything under the sun (other than sterilization spay and neuter programs or the export of our abortion drive thru on demand industry pushed by the left) to get third world populations to decrease because it is "killing the earth".......but the results of those programs like paying them not to industrialize with idiot algore carbon credit programs and handing them food with impunity only results in keeping them stupid and uneducated and nothing but third world feral breeders.......look at ethopeia the results of our "food programs" there is that they have doubled their population or more since that time while their economy, food programs and pretty much everything else is in shambles.......well except for their out of control breeding."

He gives his view of how Europe has dealt with its change in society over the years.  Are they still peasants and don't know how to respond to freedom?  Has entrepreneurialism this sheltered and not well taught?

I watched my dad handle freedom and entrepreneurship as well as I can imagine.  It is hard to not work for "the man."  I worked for "the man" and paid its price but enjoyed its benefits.  I enjoy them today.

Does that make you fat and lazy?

Ed Winkle


  1. Well it's been an interesting debate in newspapers such as Libération and Le Monde and the national radio France Inter since 2012, and especially last summer and some articles by foreigners asking youth to leave. But the fact of the matter is that it is not a real issue in France. Few are thinking of leaving, and those who do would leave temporarily anyway, or have done so already, for their education, professional training or career in global companies, frequently being recruited locally first, by firms such as IBM, or internationally after their studies. Anybody who is studying in a foreign country develops a totally different mindset about the world and society, and this is worth gold to any recruiter. It's also a global world, borders don't even make sense in Europe, where the principle of free travel for all persons, goods and services reigns. Besides, it's a packed continent, you just need to take one step out of your home, and voilà, you are in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain or the UK.

    I would be very wary of a conservative media such as CBN which merely repeats the arguments of the French extreme right. As you can see in that CBN opinion piece, they start with taxes for the super rich, which are not really a problem for the French youth, but it's how foreigners were first exposed to this notion of leaving France, with actor Gérard Depardieu leaving for tax reasons. I'd rather see some actual stats than anecdotes.

    There are indeed unemployment issues in France, but they affect most of Europe and the rest of the world, so the youth who are affected by these problems are also the least likely to be able to leave far enough and to be highly sought after by foreign countries. There are actually far too few people leaving France: 54,000 students leave for their studies every year while 280,000 foreign students come to study in France, and 180,000 young workers leave for their professional training. This is ridiculously low, and those are the people the most likely to leave. Most will leave at some stage, but it seems that extremely few are "abandoning" France.

    NYT article last year "Leave!"
    (My birth city mayor replied to it with a "Fight!" article.)

    There were many other articles and radio podcasts in the second half of last year, but they are in French.

  2. I just knew you could fill us in! That is your reputation here? We loved Paris and the French countryside. My trip to Strasburg from Germany in the East was not so good but I understand why that happened now.

    I can understand a little French but need an interpreter.

    Thanks, Chimel. I found this interesting.

    Ed Winkle

  3. Well I don't want to become the person who systematically debunk conservative stories, but it seems that there are a lot of people paid to make up such stories, or naturally bitter to read news with an extreme bias and blog or vlog about them, then it gets a snowball effect from their subscribers and eventually end up in rags or tabloids such as the New York Post and in mainstream media, which kind of gives them some credibility, which of course we know does not.

    What happened in Strasbourg? I love this city, especially around Christmas time, when they have the whole Christmas market and all shops and streets are decorated, and you can feel it's not a marketing ploy, it's sincere belief in Christmas. Never mind the awesome Alsatian gastronomy. I "lived" in the next town just across the Rhine for one year during my military service in Germany, and used to walk across the bridge about once a week to spend a day or evening in Strasbourg, where I had a library subscription. But my first visit to Strasbourg was epic, it was my starting point from a "Tour de Germany." I took the train with my bicycle from Paris to Strasbourg, but the bloody thing was too heavy, and the front wheel would lift like a contrary horse on the station platform even though I had bags in the front too. I had to eat about 2 whole days worth of food before I could get some stability into my ride and start pedaling along!

  4. You can't judge a city or a country with a two day trip but my friend and I were rudely treated and we were very disappointed no one would help us find his family there. That was 1993.

    Last two trips to the same region was entirely different.