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Monday, April 10, 2006

Random Thought For the Day

I find it remarkable how so many right wing bloggers in Canada know what's best for France better than the French themselves do.

9 Comments:

  • Right-wing bloggers know what's best for everyone. That's what makes them "right."

    By Anonymous Jo, at 9:01 AM  

  • For the record, I base my opinion on experts (and The Economist is a left-leaning business magazine!), and based on their thorough analyses, I have concluded that the CPE would have been beneficial to the French economy. As for the bums protesting in the street, that's my personal opinion based on my life experience: they are just lazy bums with no work ethics whatsoever who want to be coddled by the government until the day they die.

    By Blogger Werner Patels, at 1:06 PM  

  • Jo - I can't argue with that logic.

    Werner - Duly noted.

    I should point out that your classification of the Economist as left-leaning (even if you meant only for a business magazine) does little to boost your credibility with me.

    By Blogger Declan, at 2:08 PM  

  • Declan, I am not sure of the point you are trying to make - are there no instances of 'left wing bloggers' thinking that they know what's best for anyone? Do you want me to dig up citations? A blogger, of whatever stripe, expressing an opinion is hardly a 'Man bites Dog' story, now is it?

    By Blogger deaner, at 3:59 PM  

  • Dean - I know where you're coming from. In fact, as I wrote my post, I figured that a 'but left-wing bloggers all know what's best for Americans, right' would be an easy comeback.

    But these random thoughts I post are not really arguments, they are just thoughts. And while certainly bloggers express opinions all the time, what I found remarkable in this instance, was the willingness of *so many* to express *the same opinion* which seemed *so simplistic*, on a topic about which we here in Canada know *so little*, which has *so little* impact on Canada, with *zero acknowledgement* of how the country and economy they are talking about is doing pretty well by most measures.

    Or to put it another way, dog bites man is not a story, but dog bites man 500 times *is* a story.

    Or to put it another way, It was the magnitude rather than the nature of the act which I found remarkable.

    By Blogger Declan, at 5:21 PM  

  • There is a huge potential impact for Canada - a large, highly qualified, workforce which is going to go to waste in France.

    Let's get Immigration Canada out there and scoop up the bright and the ambitious who are going to be loking for an alternative to a society which is rioting its way to third world status.

    By Blogger jaycurrie, at 7:34 PM  

  • The French have been having political protests for a long time now. I don't see any signs of them heading to third world status.

    By Blogger Declan, at 7:54 PM  

  • Declan - I can see your point, but would:

    "what I found remarkable in this instance, was the willingness of *so many* to express *the same opinion* which seemed *so simplistic*, on a topic about which we here in Canada know *so little*, which has *so little* impact on Canada..."

    Really be out of place in discussing pretty-much any thread on the Progressive Bloggers or Blogging Dippers sites, or most of the sites on the BlogsCanada list (give or take the 'little impact on Canada' assertion)? Bloggers sound off - it comes with the territory.

    I appreciate that you are not advancing an argument - merely presenting an anecdote, so yes, there was a great deal of similar commentary.

    By Blogger deaner, at 8:21 PM  

  • [Would this] "Really be out of place in discussing pretty-much any thread on the Progressive Bloggers or Blogging Dippers sites"[?]

    Well, I typically don't find anything that remarkable on those sites, although certainly what is remarkable is in the eye of the beholder to a certain extent.

    By Blogger Declan, at 8:37 AM  

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