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Fox
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 02:05 AM
What are your opinions on France and the French people? I don't recall hearing much mention of this country on Skadi so I am very curious what you all have to say.

anonymaus
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 03:36 AM
What are your opinions on France and the French people?


I don't recall hearing much mention of this country

Fox
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 03:40 AM
Does that mean you disapprove?

SaveEurope
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 04:17 AM
I have no problem with frenchies. They have great art and a nice language. I took French for 3 years in high school. :redface:

All I can remember is "Je mange le bebe". :coffee:

DreamWalker
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 06:47 AM
I like French movies, older ones anyway, the newer ones are really PC.

Their women are hot:love: , but most of the men, the actors anyway, seem esthetically-challenged.

Their population contains Nordish, Alpinid, and Med Folk, so it really annoys me when someone says his race is French:frown: .

Hopefully they will have a popular revolution again and behead all the non-Whites and Race-traitors:viking4:

Stig NHF
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 07:19 AM
France will fall within 10-15 years. The general French population is either 1. Racialist 2. Communist. Most of them are communists, therefore I do not particularly like the "general Frenchman". There are very few good French people, but there are some around. The "Terre et peuple" people are the prime.

Wasterzhi
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 08:26 AM
I am half French, so I love the French :) Seriously, the native French are quite Nordish except in the Mediterranean regions where there was often Italian immigration before, but even then, they are purely Europid. France has the problem that it grants citizenship to whoever is born there, so the native French are fast becoming marginalized in their own land.

Blutwölfin
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 09:14 AM
The French think they're better than everyone else. I remember a vacation spend in.. well, I don't remember, somewhere in France. I was about 16 years old and wasn't very good at French. I tried to ask several people for the way - in English - and ALL of them pretended either to not understand a word or answered in French.

OK, I can understand a relatedness to your own language, but I think the French one is exaggerated.

Furthermore their way of life is too much shaped by the southern european way of life. I see no connection of the French with anything Nordish. This may offend a lot of people now, but I'm really not a friend of this country and its inhabitants.

Blood_Axis
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 09:58 AM
All I can remember is "Je mange le bebe". :coffee:

:icon1: You "eat the baby"..? :D

Blood_Axis
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 10:04 AM
I generally like the French.

The food, the language, the old French movies (like François Truffaut), the people (like Der Elsasser), the wine.

Colorful and vivid people, yet civilized and decent.

I believe they are the intersection between the south and the north, combining some good elements of both.

Lundi
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 10:15 AM
I do not consider the French to be my brethren or neighbours, a good portion of their population is however Nordish. I’ve met a lot of Frenchmen in my lifetime and they are always either immensely arrogant or very nice friendly people, there doesn’t seem to be anything in between. TNP is however not a place for the typical Frenchman as we don’t cater to their ideals, their culture is vastly too different from the Germanic or Finno-Baltic one.

Death and the Sun
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 10:21 AM
Just remember, when visiting the city of Bezier, don't make the mistake of explaiming "je adore Bezier!" to a local, unless you make sure to get the pronunciation exactly right. :D

There's a recent French film about a hardworking teacher working in an entirely white school in an extremely impoverished region of France. Does anyone know what the movie is called?

Sigel
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 10:33 AM
Furthermore their way of life is too much shaped by the southern european way of life. I see no connection of the French with anything Nordish. This may offend a lot of people now, but I'm really not a friend of this country and its inhabitants.
Agreed. Some individuals are nice people but, as a Nation, they bug me.

Their international politics are only designed to prove that they have a different opinion to everyone else, so they have no friends to speak of.

Despite countless lives lost liberating them in two world wars, they utterly despise anything remotely Anglo-Saxon (including Yanks). This is because the very act of liberation was shameful to Gallic pride and has left them with a huge chip on their shoulder.

At the conclusion of WW2 the allies should have permitted Germany to hold France as a territory. The French would have been far happier, not having to run their country for themselves.

Anyway, I don’t mean to cause offence. There are things I like about French culture...

...just, er... can’t bring them to mind right now.:coffee:

Sale Anglais non?

Arcturus
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 11:22 AM
I really don't care one way or the other. Though I would want to visit the Louvre and walk around for a few days, but not take the so called "american tour".
Same goes for the Smithsonian, I wouldn't mind getting a hotel room and spend a few days just walking around. Hmm.. Off topic.

I have no affinity towards the french, but no animosity either. Towards anything english or american they are quite arrogant, but I'm not sure that's a bad thing ;) Too bad the same hasn't applied to negroes and other non-white immigrants.

Zyklop
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 03:12 PM
France has the same historical root as Germany but we also have been enemies for hundreds of years. Over here we call them "Erbfeind" (inherited enemy).
Personally I don´t see them as enemies, but I don´t care much about them either.
Their culture is romanized anyway.

SouthernBoy
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 07:04 PM
I don't have any quarrels with them. I don't appreciate the constant insults against Anglo-Saxons, and Germans for that matter, though.

Herjulfr
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 08:03 PM
The French think they're better than everyone else. I remember a vacation spend in.. well, I don't remember, somewhere in France. I was about 16 years old and wasn't very good at French. I tried to ask several people for the way - in English - and ALL of them pretended either to not understand a word or answered in French.

OK, I can understand a relatedness to your own language, but I think the French one is exaggerated.

Furthermore their way of life is too much shaped by the southern european way of life. I see no connection of the French with anything Nordish. This may offend a lot of people now, but I'm really not a friend of this country and its inhabitants.

If they didn't answered in English, its because they don't know it. They are really bad when it comes to foreign languages.

I live in France since 4 years now (I’m Canadian), and I think most stereotypes about them are right. They can be very annoying because they think highly of themselves : they still believe that France is a powerful and important country as it was under Louis XIV and Napoleon (which was true back then...). They hold ambiguous positions when they are facing Americans and Anglo-Saxons : those 3 nations are/were imperialistic and it seems the French see the English/Americans as concur rents, but, in general, they admire them greatly. Its just cool to be anti-American/anti-English these days with Iraq.

Another very annoying thing is that their way of life is getting more and more southern European, but there are still cultural and ethnical differences between the regions, so we can't generalize. Many places are French speaking with strong affinities with the Germanic cultural sphere. Racially, they are then still quite diverse (alpine, sub-nordic, dinaric, med in the south), even though its harder and harder to tell from where someone is, since the Republican ideology has always tried to mix up all its regions, so then everyone would really be "equal", as in their motto...

Stig is right, too, about communism and "racialism" (even if its not the right term) : France is one of the most awkward regions I know when it comes to syndicates and socialism. The commies and trotskyites hold the key positions in the education and cultural spheres, since the 40ies, so the average Frenchman is a socialist with slight ideological tendencies towards communism (some French historians actually think that France is Europe's last communist country, even if the country is lead by the political right since the mid 90s). On the other hand, a growing once silent minority is opening its eyes about immigration and its related problems : immigration is the main theme in most familial gatherings I’ve been to (and it is reflected in Front National’s votes)

Farmaðr
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Part of my ancestry is French, so I am inclined to give them perhaps a little more leeway than is deserved. I have been to France, and found it to be a very cold, austere country. I am also Celtic, and most assuredly claim that heritage before that of my French ancestors.

France has had a noble history; yet that is the key: it has had. Today it is populated with foppish quasi-aristocrats who have lost anything to be actually proud of save anything bearing semblance to their past (Napoleon comes to mind, yet even he wasn't truly French).

So then what of the French? I say let them live; let them absorb the darker hordes migrating up from Spain and Africa, and let them shield the northern climbs from the wretched institutions those inferior races are wont to establish after esconcing themselves in formerly white domains. Damn the French, and damn their impudence.

tuddorsped
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 08:23 PM
Well, I married one and later divorced one.

They are a good people, a great people in fact. But no, they aren't particularly 'Nordish'. They are Romano-Celts. Always have been, always will be, regardless of the endeavours of a few ancient Germanic tribes.

Underestimate them at your peril though. Those who say France will fall to Islam in a few decades are severely deluding themselves. It will NEVER happen. They are way too cunning and ruthless for the Arabs.

But, it is true that they haven't accomplished much on the world stage since Napoleon Bonaparte. But then he was the greatest general in military history and almost conquered Europe from the Algarve to the Urals. Even 'perfidious Albion' was nearly brought to her knees. The final decimation of La grande Armee by hunger, cold, disease and Russian guerilla tactics had a more devastating effect on France than did Hitler's defeat have for Germany in '45. It really was quite apocalyptic. Especially after the bloodbath that was the Revolution.

They still have a formidable military though. La Legion Etrangere are the toughest and best disciplined soldiers in the world bar none. With 10,000 of those guys you could definitely make a good start at reconquering Europe.

As for modern French culture I'm a big Alain Delon fan. He is the epitome of style. He is also a strong FN supporter and a close friend of Jean-Marie Le Pen. Can't ask for more in a man. Guts and sophistication.

Arcturus
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 08:43 PM
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Blutwölfin
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 08:46 PM
If they didn't answered in English, its because they don't know it. They are really bad when it comes to foreign languages.

Sorry, but I am SURE that even the French learn some foreign languages at school. So which, if not German and/or English? :icon1:

tuddorsped
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 09:05 PM
Sorry, but I am SURE that even the French learn some foreign languages at school. So which, if not German and/or English? :icon1:


Of course, but what you did was considered disrespectful.

If you had attempted to speak one word of French, even badly, then they would have probably engaged you in English (or even German) later on.

French people express displeasure without any subtleties or niceties. It's a cultural thing. The trick is just to shrug your soldiers and not to take it too seriously. But then I'm very thickskinned and thoroughly unpleasant when I want to be.

A bit like the....................

:D

Blutwölfin
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 09:11 PM
Of course, but what you did was considered disrespectful.

If you had attempted to speak one word of French, even badly, then they would have probably engaged you in English (or even German) later on.

French people express displeasure without any subtleties or niceties. It's a cultural thing. The trick is just to shrug your soldiers and not to take it too seriously. But then I'm very thickskinned and thoroughly unpleasant when I want to be.

A bit like the....................

:D


I DID speak a word in French, at least I said "Bonjour, madame/monsieur. Excusez-moi, mais je ne peut pas parler le Francais très bien." - and then started in another language. So, I think it was not me who was not kind... But I don't want to argue now.

tuddorsped
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 09:15 PM
I DID speak a word in French, at least I said "Bonjour, madame/monsieur. Excusez-moi, mais je ne peut pas parler le Francais très bien." - and then started in another language. So, I think it was not me who was not kind...

F*** 'em then.

Gallic peasants.

;)

Herjulfr
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 09:16 PM
Sorry, but I am SURE that even the French learn some foreign languages at school. So which, if not German and/or English? :icon1:
No, really, you would be amazed to know how bad they are :)
They learn foreign languages, of course, but their education is very theory-oriented, they never put anything in practice... And if you see many movies in theatres projected in english only, you can be sure that half of the spectators don't get a word of english, they just go there because they think english is great :)

I don't know yet what to think about them... For some reason, they love canadians. Some stranger paid my dinner once, because of my accent, others came and talked to me freely in a very friendly manner when they heard me, which is a very unusual thing for a french to do (as someone said above, they are very distant and rude).

fenriSS_
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 09:20 PM
Is it still some nordic blood left in Normandie?

SaveEurope
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 10:20 PM
:icon1: You "eat the baby"..? :D
:rofl: :redface:

Herjulfr
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 10:31 PM
Is it still some nordic blood left in Normandie?
Like french-speaking scandinavians? No... But they are different from the rest and you can still see many "white-blond" kids.

Heirs To Perdition
Thursday, August 25th, 2005, 10:56 PM
Haven't really met a french person, yet they seem to always be at odds with someone, somehow, somehwere always. The US, Britain, Finland etc thought I admire their anti-immigration stance as a whole. So, i really don't have much of an opinion though I admire some of the music(Black Metal) that comes from the country itself.

Loki
Saturday, August 27th, 2005, 09:32 PM
France is culturally very different and distinct from its neighbours... and thus it can be enriching to go for a little weekend trip to Paris, for example (or a more purely French town for that matter). However I would never like to live there...

The Louvre is wonderful, and definitely worth a visit for anyone who appreciates real art. I also liked to visit the historical places in France where the Germanic Frankish kings once ruled... and their graves. A church in Saint Denis holds the graves of many of the old Germanic French kings... and is quite special and inspiring.

One should not underestimate Northeastern France's racial condition without having seen it first. Not Nordic, but blond Norics are quite a common sight.

Atlas
Sunday, August 28th, 2005, 03:44 PM
As a French I feel glad by what I read until this page. Most people here seems to love France even tough most French can't speak one word of english. France has a rich history and heritage. Too bad we have so many niggers and arabs. I'm really pessimist about the future of France though.

Väring
Sunday, August 28th, 2005, 05:51 PM
Is it still some nordic blood left in Normandie?

Normandie should be predominantly Nordic. Here's a description if you read swedish:
http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=9315

Vapaa Suursaari
Monday, August 29th, 2005, 12:51 PM
I have visited many times in France in business.

Generally, I should say, there are different levels of peolpe.

I learned to like the french celtics, especially the ones from NW of France.
And the french basks too.

French are propably seen as a arrongancy people, learn some language and see how the hearts are melted.Then you have friends there.

I would not bother too much point out they unwillingness to speak foreing languages, that is a very typical attitude in other big nations too.

However, I dont see them "nordish", my line is way up north.

RoyBatty
Wednesday, August 31st, 2005, 09:59 AM
The French think they're better than everyone else.

Many of us feel the same way :D

But seriously, I quite like them. It is true that especially the Parisians can be incredibly rude but just shrug it off. Once one gets to know them better they're fine. The country bumpkins are very hospitable though many don't speak a word of anything apart from French.

One thing I'd say for the Frenchies is that they are more serious about preserving their ways and customs than many other peoples in Europe and that has to be applauded.

Saxon Assassin
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005, 03:09 PM
I dont like them, but then i tend to take an attitude of mild disdain to any strangers not from my local area. :D