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Tubularsock was sitting around his Top-floor corner office in Tubularsock’s Underground Bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA (see BUNKER TOUR) pondering ….. What has made the French so stupid NOW?

No, Tubularsock isn’t going as far as “Freedom-Fries” like the brain dead Bush Administration Congress. French Fries are still tops on Tubularsock’s culinary menu. Well, EXCEPT for the ones served with the prix fixe McDonald’s menu on the Champ-Élysées ! Sometimes American Exceptionalism doesn’t translate!

Tubularsock has always loved his visits to France and found the French people delightful. Even years ago when so many felt that the French had a shitty attitude toward foreign tourists. Tubularsock, speaks no French except, “Ne touchez pas le chien, il mord !” ( Don’t touch the dog, he bites!)

And the only reason Tubularsock learned that phrase was, well Tubularsock’s Yorkie, Gizmo, would bite people if they tried to pet him …… and even with Tubularsock’s fluent-limited-French, four Frenchmen and two French women got themselves bitten by Gizmo.

The great thing was none of them blamed Gizmo or Tubularsock but apologized for not following the warning. And took full responsibility for their action. Unlike Americans who would have blamed the dog’s owner and attempted to sue.

So Tubularsock has been taken surprised by this French reaction to, of all things, the Burkini! What’s with that?

Manuel Valls, the French Prime Minister has stated that the New York Times has painted an “unacceptable” picture of France with a recent article about discrimination against Muslim women.

France previously banned the headscarf from all state schools in 2004 and former President Nicolas Sarkozy banned the niqab – or a full faced veil – from all public places in 2011.

And now, the Burkini!

The reason, “. . . the swimwear still poses a risk to public order.”

So, armed French police officers are shown in photos forcing women to remove their burkinis on beaches. And the humor of all that is not missed on Tubularsock because topless sunbathing on beaches is allowed just not clothed sunbathing! SO FRENCH!

Now all of these rules, according to Prime Minister Valls, have been created so that women don’t have to “. . . live under the yoke of a chauvinist order. The female body is neither pure nor impure; it is the female body. It does not need to be hidden to protect against some kind of temptation.”
But it’s the French government’s chauvinist order that is well, ahh, chauvinist as well!

And of course, it is all in the eye of the beholder. The 1905 French constitution guarantees the freedom of religion and freedom to exercise it. However the original text MADE NO REFERENCE TO CLOTHING.

And if Tubularsock recalls, neither does the U.S. Constitution.

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Tubularsock wonders if the wearing a kippah (skullcap) is outlawed in public in France. Does anyone know? Should be, Tubularsock assumes, because of the “. . . posed risk to public order”.

Traditionally, Jewish men and boys wear the kippah at all times, a symbol of their awareness of, and submission to, a “higher” entity.

Another chauvinist position handed down from on high!

But in truth, this is all too funny to Tubularsock. Somehow having women more nude rather than less just seems to be at the heart of the matter chauvinist but maybe it’s just Tubularsock.

Tubularsock has always hated “dress codes”! Public Order be damned!

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Well one thing that Tubularsock has discovered in his Quixote quests, Sancho, is the more it seems to change the more it is just a repeated trick.

So Tubularsock, back in the day ….. 1968, had a friend who was protesting in France and after a major Paris protest he sent Tubularsock these two drawings below.

Recent events in France just reminded Tubularsock of them and so Tubularsock retrieved them from his Archival Library in his top floor corner office in the underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. in Oakland, CA.

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FRENCH MERDE HITS THE FAN!

Now for the French merde !

According to the German Economic News there has been 54 arrests of French citizens for “glorifying terrorism” IN SPEECH!

Now this is after the big march in honor of FREE SPEECH.

Tubularsock just loves this kind of merde!

It has always interested Tubularsock just how free speech works.

If Tubularsock went to France and said, “Kill those fucking Moslems”…… nothing.

If Tubularsock went to France and said, “Tubularsock likes the Kouachi brothers” ….. Tubularsock could be arrested for “glorifying terrorism”!

No really …….. lets all go to the streets and march for selected free speech now.

Maybe that was what Voltaire was really saying in French. “I may not agree with what you are saying but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” was only a poor English translation ….. in French it is “I may not agree with what you are saying ….. off to the fucking guillotine!”

You see, in France you can not legally be a denier of the Holocaust EVEN IF IT NEVER HAPPENED and you can’t make jokes about or express anything that may be considered speech that glorifies terrorism. Or joke with words that some may think as “hate speech”.

So in France Tubularsock’s joke, “Did you hear about the Jew who went to the bazaar  twice …” OH MERDE!

But Tubularsock isn’t going to France soon anyway only because Tubularsock’s new red T-shirt that says “Come On Kouachi Brothers let’s mow down Parliament”  wouldn’t be allowed.

The French Police arrested the French comedian Dieudonné Dieudonne for  “glorification of terrorism” after he wrote on the Sunday after the memorial march on Facebook: “As for me, I feel tonight as Charlie Coulibaly.” (Amedy Coulibaly was the gunman from kosher supermarket in Paris.) Dieudonne was making a comparison to the “I’m Charlie” saying that was chanted at the march and his treatment by the French government like he was a terrorist. When his humor is no different than “Charlie Hebdo” and pointing out that double standard.

But he was arrested!

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The German press focused on his stage name Dieudonné but his name is Dieudonné M’bala M’bala and has constantly been harassed by the French “hate speech laws”. He’s a comedian for Christ sake!

As he stated in a letter to the French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, “Whenever I speak, you do not try to understand what I’m trying to say, you do not want to listen to me. You are looking for a pretext to forbid me. You consider me like Amedy Coulibaly when I am not any different from Charlie.” 

Tubularsock thinks of Lenny Bruce and his legal harassment. Sounds similar to Tubularsock.

Dieudonné M’bala M’bala father was from Cameroon and his mother French. Dieudonné initially achieved success with a Jewish comedian, Élie Semoun, humorously exploiting racial stereotypes. But now because of the “hate speech laws” he’s been harassed.

But the level of French Big Brother didn’t only go after comedians but has reached far and wide.

A 14-year-old was brought before a juvenile court for glorifying terrorism for saying, “We are the sisters Coulibaly and rausholen (to whip out) our Kalashnikovs” to inspectors (cops) on a streetcar. Sounds more rap than terror unless in the process she wiped out a Kalashnikov but she didn’t. When you can’t speak freely then where’s the “free speech”? 

THE TRUTH IS HATE SPEECH FOR THOSE WHO HATE TRUTH!

And just to top this off a 34 year-old-drunk-man “attacked verbally” the police after his arrest at a traffic accident for “glorification of terrorism” when he yelled at them, “There should be more of these Kouachi brothers (…) I hope that the next time they meet (…) you would a godsend for terrorists. “

A government spokesperson told reporters that in addition to the stepped-up hate-speech enforcement, the French government is “broadening” its legal ability to tap phones and use other types of intelligence-gathering methods for the purpose of detecting threats.

Now why isn’t Tubularsock surprised?

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If all the energy of the police is focusing on children, comedians, and disgruntled drivers the real terrorists will be able to waltz right in and do their next act of terrorism and ALL will be so surprised! Do the police in France lack common sense too? Sacrément stupide !

So there you have it ………. French free speech is relative to who you are and how you fit into “correct” society and they aren’t any safer for it. What a load of merde!

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