Happy In Bag

Friday, March 28, 2008

Alien Nation













I'm no sociologist, but it seems as if assimilation issues in the United States are far less complex than in Britain. While in London I witnessed fierce Irish nationalism, followed the ongoing debate over incorporating Sharia into the legal system, read anti-Polish rhetoric in newspapers and experienced tension in Brixton. An ugly incident at the Tower of London was most shocking of all. A couple dozen French-speaking hooligans so brutally tormented a guard that he had to be relieved lest he use his bayonet or rifle. The gist of the taunts questioned not just the manhood of this flustered young man but the very existence of England.

3 Comments:

  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger meesha.v said…

    French have a "little" problem themselves. Europe is getting taken over by their former colonies.

     
  • At 7:17 PM, Blogger Xavier Onassis said…

    I would point out to the french hooligans (is that redundant?) that those aren't drum & bugle corps drilling props those guys are carrying.

    They are fully automatic weapons with sharp pointy things on them.

    Taunting them is probably not a good idea. Especially if you are from a country that has a long history of getting its ass kicked.

    I'm just sayin'.

     
  • At 8:01 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    I don't know how many times I could get hit with French spit before I decided to use those weapons, XO. Three? Five? The guard's restraint was remarkable.

    Didn't you get the memo, Meesha? Carla Bruni has arrived to save the day...

     

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