Thursday, November 10, 2005

Pot calling the kettle black

I am torn, very torn. For a while, during the riots in France, I felt a smidgen of what many anti-Americans may feel when something bad happens in the US. A small bit of Schadenfreude, mirth over their misery. And this post reminded me why. (via Sarah)


Blogger airforcewife said...

I felt it, too. Glad I wasn't the only one.

A bit embarrassing.

12:59 AM  
Blogger katiedid said...

The news just makes me so sad. I don't know exactly how to name quite what I felt, but it struck me more as disappointment. To see Paris burn is a very sad thing indeed, and it was a reminder that NO ONE, not a single country, has a very ideal handle on how to handle immigration or the socioeconomic situations related to it. I get sad just now thinking about it - I'm getting to be rather the sentimenalist as I get older I suppose.

11:21 PM  
Blogger Household6 said...

I try not to be anti-anybody but at the rate that the French government seemed to be bashing the U.S. I have to say that yes secretly I was a little smug when they started to have riots - an almost Nelson "ha,ha" moment if you watch the Simpsons.

Then I remember all of the beautiful things I saw in Paris and the kindest that was actually quite unexpected for such a busy city that they bestowed on me during my visit and I feel guilty for being smug.

There is no real winner in situations like these are there.


6:47 AM  

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