15 December 2007
Shit. In all my ranting about politics I forgot a particularly fucked up country with retards trying to run it. It's called Belgium and I live here. Belgium has gone over six months since their general election and have been unable to form a government. Nice work guys. It's called compromise. Why can't they get their shit together? Here's an idea...
The man responsible for bridging the linguistic divide was a Flemish man (with a French name) Yves Leterme. You think he made that task a little more difficult when a few months ago he publicly expressed the view that the French speaking Walloons were too lazy and/or dumb to learn Flemish?
Yeah, that probably didn't help. Not a great way to build consensus by insulting the entire population your supposed coalition partners represent (ie. their constituents). I realize you, dear reader, are thinking: "what a dumb thing to say."
But check this out:
just recently he compared the French-language state broadcaster RTBF to Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, the Rwandan radio station that stoked the racial hatred and played an instrumental role in the genocide of 1994!
How's that for completely and utterly out-of-fucking line! And also perhaps ill-advised. And not very politic. A little bit in poor taste. Perhaps borderline retarded. I'm not even sure what the RTBF did, but I am dead-certain it wasn't call out all French speaking Belgians to "exterminate the cockroaches."
That egregious and unfounded incendiary comment did very very little to mend those broken fences. Nope. Some call it lunacy.
The countdown to a government continues, and with these types of completely mental jerk-offs you can bet it'll be a long wait still.