I agree with the people of France in their rejection of globalized capitalism. While you are working 40+ hours a week for someone else in a job you probably don’t even like, the French are enjoying their vacations, 35 hour work-weeks, and job security. When Americans were presented with a contract for outsourced labor, war, and massive budget deficits, they happily signed. It doesn’t make sense.
The French people are standing up for their way of life, even if it sacrifices their world power. I say fuck the GDP indicators; you create a country of materialistic zombies when you only focus on wealth, something that a very small percentage of people control.
“You’re an idiot. I make so much more money than the average French person. I can afford Coach bags, appletini’s, and this BMW car lease.”
You are a slave to material possessions, voting away your human desire to happiness with each dollar you spend on things you don’t need.
Many [French] voters said they were eager to snub members of the country’s political, business and media elites, which were largely in favor of the measure.
Wow look at that, people voting for their own needs instead of doing what big companies and politicians tell them to do. :thumbup: