To continue the active debate

I was on a French language list to chat in French. I learned all the cuss words, the worst you can imagine. French exceptionalism includes a large dose of anti-americanism. All that was fine with me at that time. It certainly was not the famous “debat vif” of a different era.

The whole thing descended into chaos. One skinny guy in Lyons started sending empty messages to the list, a hundred at a time. The list owner shut down the whole list.

I have found the French to be delightful in person. When they get on-line, they probably need structure to thrive. And, in one’s personal life there is great freedom in self discipline.


Vive la democratic. Il s’agit d’une belle structure.

Qu’est-ce qui ne va pas avec un débat animé? Avec opinion? Avec la diversité?

Pourquoi tout le monde doit-il être d’accord? S’ils ne sont pas d’accord, doivent-ils partir?

Robert17, please accept my sincere apologies for my sucky French.

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La democratie anarcho-gauchiste dans cette ancienne liste francophone, mais quand il s’agit d’une societé qui se concerne d’une seule maladie archi-dangereuse comme le diabete, le debat vif s’est remplacé d’une course de taureau. On agit le cap rouge et ils se rassemblent et se lancent…