Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ahh, France!

It's no historical coincidence that the word sabotage comes from the original French. It's a culture addicted to the strike, and if a work stoppage intended to show how invaluable and undercompensated you are falls a bit flat when nobody really notices that you're not doing your job, then you just make darn sure they do notice. The union's representative:
"We’ve been on strike for three weeks but at first no one paid any attention at all. It was only when some of the guys started cutting the electricity and gas that things got moving."
I'm sure. So what are the workers' demands? Bread and circuses, mostly. More money and de-privatization.
"Now is the moment to push back the capitalist logic which has crept into the company."
Yes, that evil capitalist logic, always asserting that money has to come from somewhere before it can be given to someone. A les barricades!

1 comment:

Elephantschild said...

Q: How are the French like domestic cats?

A: They exist solely for the amusement of the intelligentsia.