french pride : )

Because 19th century is full of funny historical figures and writers, Jane Austen is actually the only person thinking, Chateaubriand the biggest drama queen in Europe and Goethe hides his gothic kid side.

So it’s Yom HaShoah today (that’s Holocaust Remembrance Day for the goy in the room) and I’ve been trying to think of something meaningful or insightful to say for most of yesterday. I’m sure most of the people who follow me aren’t Jewish and that’s fine, but because you’re not you will never understand the mental space the Holocaust takes up for us. I think about it all the time, it’s place in a wider Jewish story. In 2015 the world Jewish population finally reached the same level as it was in 1939. Think about that for a moment, it took us over 70 years to recover. When my Grandfather the son of European immigrants was born in 1924 there were about 9,500,000 Jews living in Europe, today 93 years later there are 1.4 million, in the countries of Eastern Europe there were 4.7 million Jews before the war, 867,000 in 1945 and only 70,000 today. Poland was 10% Jewish over 3 million Jews, speaking their own language, Yiddish. 90% of Polands Jews died, today only about 80,000 Jews live in Poland after 800 years as the beating heart of European Jewry. Yiddish went from 10 million native speakers to an all but dead language. The world of my great-grandparents is gone, I can never go back to where they came from because it’s gone, in the blink of an eye. However in some ways their world is alive and well, tonight, the night of Yom HaShoah over 7 million French people voted for a party founded by an anti-semitic fascist Holocaust denier. His Daughter that party’s candidate for President, the person over 7 million French voters wanted as their President, just this week denied any French responsibility for the deportation of France’s Jews to death camps. She gets to be in the run off election in two weeks and polls say 40% of French people will vote for her, she wants to BAN the wearing of Yarmulkes in public. And today of all days France choose not to reject her but move her forward. Never Again means Never Forget. 

Les Amis being French

un post co-écrit avec avec crysass et bowdowntothequeers dédié aux Amis de l‘ABC faisant des trucs 100% français qui sentent bon le reblochon et la vinasse

  • les amis qui chantent Les lacs du Connemara bourrés à 3h du mat’
  • qui se battent sur qui a mangé le dernier bout de baguette 
  • qui se battent sur qui doit aller racheter de la baguette 
  • qui se plaignent
  • qui font la grève et manifestent dans la rue 
  • l'accent gascon de ceux d’entre eux qui viennent du sud (excusez moi mais si Courfeyrac ça vient pas du Périgord ou du Gers alors je suis pas française)
  •  les amis se mettent à jouer à la pétanque ironiquement jusqu'à que ce soit plus ironique du tout 
  • roadtrip dans le Sud en écoutant de la variété française sur radio nostalgie
  •  Grantaire et Courfeyrac passent littéralement leur temps à citer Nos Jours Heureux et Astérix Mission Cléopâtre 
  • Bossuet, Joly et Grantaire ont un peu trop souvent des débats sur  l’œnologie et se disputent à propos des meilleurs crus 
  • Bahorel qui pleure en regardant Intouchables 
  • Feuilly qui se plaint que Paris c'est ‘reuch’ 
  • Joly qui ne supporte pas l'incourtoisie des garçons de café 
  • Enjolras qui pète un câble parce que la ligne 13 a encore des problèmes 
  • Combeferre et Jehan ont pleuré en visitant l'Opéra Garnier 
  • Bossuet qui se fait attaquer par des pigeons. Et par les chèvres du Jardin des Tuileries 
  • atelier cuisine française tradi chez JBM 
  • au réveillon du Nouvel An Enjolras traite le foie gras de nourriture de bourges et Ferre lui répond “oui enfin j’te rappelle que tu en as bouffé les 18 premières années de ta vie saNS PROBLÈME" 
  • Joly a tout un carnet de haïkus sur la RATP. Chaque haïku comporte au moins un gros mot. Exemple:

Putain de rer A
La populace en boîte
Ta mère

  • A 4h du mat, après une soirée bien arrosée, ils tombent sur une rediffusion de Plus belle la vie et Marius dit: "oh j'avais bien aimé cet épisode ! J'adore cette série.” Grantaire se lève et sort de la salle 
  • Courf qui prend une photo sur la place de la concorde, allongé par terre de manière à ce que l'obélisque apparaisse au niveau de son entrejambe 
  • De temps en temps en hiver ils mettent des marinières, font de la soupe à l'oignon et regardent Amélie Poulain en chialant 
  • Les amis après la légalisation du mariage pour tous : ON VA S'AIMEEEER 
  • Enjolras qui n'a jamais avoué a personne sauf ses amis les plus proches qu'il est VERSAILLAIS 
  • Bahorel qui dit “Doux Jésus” et d'autres phrases de cathos pour déconner puis ne peut plus s'en passer 
  • Courfeyrac l'Algérien qui se met toujours en colère contre la romantisation de la Seine alors que tant de gens ont été jeté dedans, rien que pendant la Saint-Barthélémy et la guerre d'Algérie, et Combeferre le Mauritien qui renchérit en disant que c'est à cause du point de vue américain imposé au monde entier à travers leur cinéma. Courf le regarde avec des yeux de merlan-frit et lui dit “putain prends moi” alors qu'ils sont en plein public et JUSTE AMIS 
  • Jehan le Polynésien et Combeferre qui chantent “Sous les sunlights des tropiques” quand ils sont seuls ensemble 
  • 50 photos de Joly absolument dégoûté de faire du boudin et musichetta genre :DDD
  • les amis qui pourrissent joyeusement la Manif pour tous en se roulant des pelles (Grantaire doit retenir un Enjolras rageux de sauter sur un “catho” qui les a insultés) 
  • Enjolras REFUSE de mettre les pieds dans un Starbucks car c'est le parfait exemple du capitalisme américain alors Grantaire lui achète un triple frappucino 
  • Courf traîne Ferre dans le “it’s a small world” de Disneyland puis passe sa journée à chantonner la musique jusqu’à ce que Ferre menace de brûler ses oreilles de Mickey. Quant à Enjolras, il est blacklisté du parc pour trop d'antiaméricanisme
  • Feuilly qui s'énerve sur sa biscotte Heudebert parce qu'il n'arrive pas à la beurrer sans la casser (”parce qu’il est soft mais déchaîne sa haine sur la biscotte matinale pour bien commencer la journée”)
  • Bossuet qui dit tout le temps “ça se tient” et Joly qui répond immanquablement “c’est ferme”
  • Grantaire qui connaît TOUTES les références de pub débiles genre “c'est écrit dessus c'est comme le Port-Salut”, “tu pousses le bouchon un peu trop loin, Maurice”, “il me faut de l'eau, DE L'EAU”, “et alors la marmotte elle met le chocolat dans le papier d'alu - MAIS BIEN SÛR”
  • Les amis regardent tous les jours le Petit Journal, Enjolras pour les infos, Grantaire pour le sarcasme, Eponine pour Yann Barthes et Cosette pour Martin

Grantaire le breton pour bowdowntothequeers

  • Grantaire est breton et un jour Enjolras dit que c’est vraiment horrible qu'on ne puisse plus avoir de drapeau français dans la rue dans se faire prendre pour un partisan du FN, parce qu’ils n'ont pas le monopole sur la république, merde !!!! et Grantaire dit “bah on a qu'à le remplacer par le Gwenn ha Du hehehe” et Enjolras le regarde en mode shady genre “es-tu secrètement pour l'indépendance bretonne ??" 
  •  Grantaire qui répond aux personnes lui demandant la cause de sa dépression en disant : "c'est la consanguinité” avec l'accent le plus plouc au monde 
  • Jehan qui part en vacances faire un stage chez un magnétiseur/coupeur de feu en Bretagne et il développe un amour fou pour les fest-noz et finalement il revient plus breton que Grantaire

Ajoutez les vôtres!!

eyepatchhaise  asked:

the presidental duel thing is on snapchat story. lepen is so full of herself

she’s the goddamn worst and I’m still so upset.

CW: Islamophobia, Homophobia, Antisemitism 

Among other things:

-All her sentences started with her trying to say Macron sucked, instead of defending her programs, it was all about “your program is bad because I say so”

-She wants to get out of Europe. Doing a Frexit like she says.

-She argues that the UK is doing better now that they are out of the UE

-She said that we should come back to Francs (our previous currency) because as the UK proved, they’re doing better now that they’re not using the Euro anymore (they… never used the Euro, Marine. Marine wake up.)

-She said that while it’s important we come back to Francs for “national pride”, “French people aren’t affected by it being Euro or Francs”. While guess what, yes we are, it’s our economy we’re talking about. 

-She basically dared to let us “try her” as a president

-She lied the whole time. The. whole time.

-She mentioned a Muslim guy who //allegedly// supported Macron and said Macron was trash over it because therefore he encouraged antisemitism, homophobia and misogyny. Which is big from a well known antisemitic person, who planned to go back on the gay marriage  and make law against LGBT+ people, and who is anti-abortion. And also which makes no sense whatsoever.

-She’s extremely racist and xenophobic and her anti-immigration politics are terrible, she wants to throw out anyone out of the country

-She kept bringing terrorist attacks and Muslims up in hateful ways, all the time, even on topic where it shouldn’t be mentioned. 

-When talking about the problems about education, the only thing she really had to say was that “we can’t allow people to wear veils in university and allowing so is making you terrible”

-Macron went in Algeria a few days prior to apologize about the Algeria War and called it a Crime Against Humanity, which it was and France was wrong okay. Lepen got angry at him and brought it up saying that putting the blame on France was a blasphemy and that you cannot say France is criminal if you want to represent it. (I will also add that it is a well known fact that her father, the founder of her party, tortured people during the Algeria War. He’s a war criminal. She can shut the fuck up.)

-To which Macron brought up what Lepen said a few days before: She argued that the Vel d’Hiv’s rafle (how, during WWII, under the Vichy Regime, Pétain ordered to get all the Jewish people living in the South, Men, Women and Children alike, and send them all in the Concentration camps, also taking into account the nazis only asked for the Men which resulted in countless of Women and Children being killed to be disposed of) - was not France’s fault and it wasn’t our responsability.

-To which Lepen replied that “France was in London during that time so it’s not our fault” (and guess what it fucking was. It’s not because some people of the Resistance was in London that it excuses what we did in FRANCE)

-She said that France used to be great but now we are “submissive” to Germany and the USA and that we have to go back to the glory days were we were admirated because we were France (so what time? When were we better? Because the time we were “world leaders” we weren’t that great. Marine. Marine shut the fuck up.)

-She kept insulting and interrupting Macron and then argued he was the one who kept insulting and interrupting her. 

-Taking into account that she stole 3 millions of Euro to the UE recently and refused to go to the Court when she was convocated about it, she called the Justice System in France to be not correct. To which Macron had to reply to her that if she went to her convocations maybe we would take her seriously.

-(he also said that “Sorry Miss Lepen, but France deserves so much better than you” and I’m thanksful for that. He’s not that great himself but look. Nothing is as bad as //Her//)

-She did this to interrupt Macron when he was talking about how there were problems in her party was and she was like “brrr raise the social network, everything’s bad”

-She mentioned that using our money to “heal immigrants” was to be irrespectful to any national pride and that we were failing French people, somehow. 

(and as a “fun” fact, there had been a terrorist attack a few days ago in Paris, a policeman was killed, but otherwise it was all. When the attack happened, the FN (her party) used it as a way to again, fuel their own agenda of hatred against all of this - until the policeman was buried and his husband made an ellogy for him, ending it by saying he loved his husband. To which JM Lepen, Marine’s Father (you know, the war criminal) said that it was truly shameful from France to honor “this kind of people”. that’s the kind of things she thinks as well. Let’s not forget that.)


And that’s just the things I noted down out of pure anger at some point because what the hell.

The Journalists themselves couldn’t take it anymore and when it was done, they mentioned it was the worst debate they’ve ever seen since the begining of the Vth Republic. Because instead of talking about solutions, it was all about attacks and nothing about real programs. They called Lepen childish and unprofessional. 


 And yet still, apparently still 40% of the people who watched the debate were convinced by her. 

I want to burn my eyes over how bad it was. It was seriously so cringeworthy. She’s arrogant, full of herself, hateful, encouraging to hate, dangerous, with no notion of economy (none of her plans makes sense on an economical standpoint) and it’s all about justifying her own hateful agenda. 

So ye that’s basically a summary of what I’ve been screaming about in French all night. It’s not that great. 

God I’m looking forward those elections to be over and I really hope we don’t screw up and elect //her//

#SammyReadsJuly16 Book Photo Challenge:

Day 25: Favorite Book Couple.

Excuse me, but I found it too difficult to pick just one! Percy and Annabeth, Will and Tessa, Cath and Levi, Sydney and Adrian, Anna and Etienne and Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are such GOALS omg I love them to bits! .