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talk about looking for a scapegoat !!
how about addressing some of the genuine social/political problems in the country instead of pointing the finger at everyone but yourselves ... fucking politicians
Are not stupid. This politician clearly is. But have we not enough stupid politicians of our own?
two hundred fellow politicians have also signed his petition to bring legal action against the rappers.
isn't that much.
Someone elected on a mayor's electoral list can be considered a politician...
And you need 500 signings to be able too present yourself for the presidential election.
the french politicians didn't vote to go into a stupid illegal war led by an oil hungry texan cunt that's unnecessarily killed thousands.
because we had some deal with Hussein's administation for the day where there won't have been an embargo anymore...
In particular our politicians.
Some french rappers have already been condemned years ago for their lyrics against the police.
But the French are still not stupid, relatively speaking, or not.
They have style. English people don't. Sorry to trivialise this.
I disagree !
In general, France and Italy have contributed a great deal more to modern visual arts and culture, fashion, cinema etc. In my opinion.
Are you an anglophile, Lyle? Shall we swap places? :D
But we haven't done that much in the last 50 years.
We are a bit of a dying country...
I love France, but I admit I do have a rather romantic idealised vision of it! It's hard not to think of only the good bits about countries you don't live in but have good memories of!
this doesn't have to be stupid.
I haven't heard the lyrics though so i can't really say.
listen to New Kids On The Block.
Goldie Lookin' Chain told me to do it.
is really relative in some of the suburbs that were rioting...
Lack of employment is a real problem due to a certain from of racism and school difficulties.
Gettoisation wasn't done on purpose : 20 years ago, the suburbs were more socially mixed.
I think Grosdidier ( don't even know who this guy is...) is blaming rappers for a certain state of mind that has developped in the suburbs when it's only a sign of this state of mind.
Yeah, I'm sure the gettoisation wasn't done on purpose. But I would still say that it is more a cause of rioting than some rappers' lyrics.
Film, TV and Music is always used by politicians as a cheap way of absolving themselves of blame for not addressing serious social issues.
It's all balls, It will pass. Remember what they said about punk in the 70's?
a French disease though is it. Every year something bad is blamed on music, film, videogames. Usually in America.
but in the past it's been single murders or massacres that have been blamed on lyrics or film content.
this time it's a whole fortnight or so of rioting blamed on a group of rappers.
"Macho idiot rappers" anyone?
When kids believe 2000 euros a month isn't a good enough pay and that's the 'life' they see on TV is the reality that they should have, it's much more than a social issue.
When people hear this all day long and when these words swirl round
in their heads, it is no surprise that they then see red as soon as they walk past policemen or simply people who are different from them," Grosdidier told France-Info.
I have to agree with this statement. It would be foolish to blame the riots on poverty, lack of employment and gettoisation of immigrants.