The French. What the fuck is wrong with those people?
You go to the beach with your family. Do you really give a shit whether other folks on the the beach are wearing too little, too much, or just the right amount of beach attire?
I know it's never crossed my mind, and I used to take my impressionable toddlers to the beach all the time back when they were impressionable toddlers.
But it's a really really big deal in France these days. Local authorities in Cannes and Nice outlawed the Burkini on local beaches. Top ministers in the government of the hapless Hollande have advocated a national ban on the burkini. So has the opportunistic midget Sarkozy. The political mainstream players are of course merely angling to block the huge political hay the Le Pen crowd would otherwise make out of this non-issue.
France is in many ways a pretty cool place for working-class and middle-class folks. Between the 35 hour work week and the mandatory six week paid summer vacation, what's not to like? Michael Moore never misses a chance to rub our noses in the fact that the French have it way better than we do.
It didn't take long for the world wide web to point out the hypocrisy of those who claim Muslim women are wearing too many clothes to the shore with this fine shot of good Christian women at the beach:
Hey, they got more shit on than those Burkini babes! Maybe these gals get a pass in France because they are the brides of Christ, whereas those Muslim gals obviously couldn't be, but still...
And they're perfectly serious about this stuff over there. Check out this picture of manly French Guardians of Virtue forcing a Muslim woman to remove her excess clothing.
Yup, that's what we've come to in the Nations of Virtue... the relentless desecration and bombardment of Islamic lands... the relentless harassment of the Muslims in our midst...
And if perchance a small minority of those folks end up hating us, we can't figure out why?