Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Truth Hurts

From the Guardian:

The president of the world-renowned Sorbonne University has branded French students protesting about the country's new employment law "ignorant and stupid".

Reacting to protests over the law, which makes it easier for employers to fire, and therefore presumably more willing to hire, young workers, Jean-Robert Pitte said the youngsters had no dreams but believed everything was due to them as a right without having to work for it.

"I'm very angry about the demagogy, the ignorance and the stupidity of the young and of the French," said Dr Pitte, 56, a geography professor who has taught at Oxford and Cambridge and holds the L├ęgion d'honneur.

I don't know if it's fair to say that all of the French feel that way, but certainly a large number of them are demonstrating their ignorance.

Update: This is also a bad sign: