Jump to content

Roland Barthes

New Members
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Roland Barthes

  1. 56 minutes ago, Jazzy Jan said:

    Seems to be happening worldwide which is so frightening.  Notice the same things here.  Ultra conservatives are getting a real foot hold in society.  

    Thing is, here they are not even ultra conservatives, some even present themselves as leftists which adds to the whole political confusion we are living in here, we still don't know where our president leans toward even though he is pretty much in with ultra capitalism which means right but he's also liberal on social matters (like gay rights, women rights, racism etc...) which means left. 

    You know as much as i was disgusted by Lagerfeld's comments, that day i was so frightened to see 60 000 polish nazis demanding an arab holocaust in Warsaw that i almost missed it.

  2. 46 minutes ago, Jazzy Jan said:

    What has been the public reaction to this ?  The tv show sounds dreadful.  Lagerfield has made some awful comments in the past but this takes the cake.  

    The public reaction is always the same because we have people saying the same bs almost every week on tv if not twice a week so it goes along the whole climate. these tv shows are just going after the buzz,we have all these fake "specialists"  on tv 24/7, the kind you only see on Fox tv in the us but on every channel here, radio stations and in magazines. It's always the same thing, blame the muslims especially the ones living in the suburbs, you also find the same "specialists" taking side against feminists and the whole #metoo thing, fake new feminists who are from the right.....And this being France they hide their racism and classism behind secularism.

    I just don't watch tv anymore because their neurosis take all the place in national debates.

  3. The TV show he made this comments in is a fucking disgrace. I truly hate thierry ardisson, he's a royalist and a hater. But what's more alarming is that most of the french tv shows that mixes entertainment and politics are very, very anti muslims. 

    Regarding Lagerfeld, i know from people close to him that he's in pretty bad shape, he had a stroke late last year (something he did not say publicly) and some people worried he could be the next "celebrity" to go...i don't know if he's doing better but his latest interviews are pretty awful with the things he said in them so maybe he still struggle with oxygen going to his brain.

  4. Spanish politics are very complicated and separatists are a bit crazy. I used to spend week ends in Catalunya because i grew up 4 hours away by car so week ends in Barcelona in the spring were not unusual. In fact that's where i bought the first album when i was a kid hence why i have the spanish edition lol. I remember people refusing to talk to us in spanish. When i was 17 i remember spending the weekend in Roses where a friend from school had a flat and an old lady running after us in the street screaming at us in catalan because we told her we did not understand what she was saying and if she could speak spanish. 

    (i had the same experience the next year in Quebec when i wanted to buy cigarettes and asked for Lucky Strikes, they had then (i don't know if it has changed) only cigarettes from Quebec and Canada. The guy screamed at me and my friend in french "We have the  101 law here, we're not gonna be invaded by Disney like you". I swear, we waited to cross the frontier by car (we drove there from NY) and stopped at the first gas station to buy cigarettes. we spent 3 days without smoking not because they did not have the cigarettes we wanted but because the guy really scared us so much he screamed and yelled. 

    Separatists are totally crazy.

    @karbatalIn fact i don't know if i'm 1/3 catalano or from Aragon. My father's mother family was from the other side of the Pyrenees but i could never figure out exactly where, my great aunt in Fort Lauderdale once told me we originated from Hecho but i'm not sure. My father used to say he was basque and he spoke it. 

  5. 2 hours ago, Jazzy Jan said:

    @Roland Barthes. It is awful what your sister and nephew have been through.  

    Seeing Trump bring so uncaring plus commenting about owing money etc during these times is unforgivable. 


    1 hour ago, Pedro said:

    @Roland Barthes a big hug from Mexico. 

    Thank you both. I just had my sis on the phone, we got cut 3 times but they are doing fine. At least in the bvi's, she too is having a hard time managing to get in touch with her son in Porto Rico. It's total devastation there, at least they are already rebuilding in the BVI's because as much as the british government are dicks they at least care. What Trump is doing about Porto Rico is outrageous. And realy thank god porto ricans don't have power because at least they don't have to hear the stupid things this asshole is saying about them. 

    Virgin Billionnaire Richard Branson is setting up help funds for the BVI's, what are the american billionnaires doing for the US Virgin Islands and Porto Rico ? Jlo gave $1 million, what are others waiting for ? Did Rihanna say something ? 

  6. I'm sorry but please can somebody put a bullet in his head ? Thank you.

    It's been 5 days since i last had news from my sister i know whe survived Maria after Irma but it destroyed what was left after the 1st one hit them. My elder nephew had found shelter in Porto Rico after Irma destroyed his island and was there during Maria. I have not heard from him directly though i know is fine but that's just physically. Communications are still sparse and i wonder how they are doing morally now. Airports are still not open for commercial flights. 

    And this fucking clown in the White house is saying bs per usual. It must be a good day for him since he's now able to double his bullshit on Twitter with 280 characters while portoricans are struggling. 

  7. What fucking mad times we are living. When i was a kid i was vacationing in Miami and we had to evacuate because Hugo was coming, these images of exodus remind me of that. 

    We are not safe anywhere anymore. Some member i PM with know that a year ago my mother's house just 6 miles outside of Paris was drowned in 5.5 ft of water from one of the biggest floods Paris had seen. 

    My sister just survived Irma in Tortola but i don't know what the situation is there right now, is it safe for them to stay ? My youngest nephew is traumatized. I just want to hop on a plane and bring them back by force.

    I cross my fingers ( i don't pray) everything will be OK in Florida (except Mar a Lago. I want it destroyed, sorry). I hope everything is fine in cuba too and all the places that have been hit by this Whore (Irma la douce my ass). I was so focused on finding my family that i did not even learnt about the awful huge earthquake in south Mexico before yesterday. My heart goes out to all mexicans. Too many shits going on at the same time (we almost forgot N. Korea wants to nuke the planet). 

    I have not slept in days and even though i'm relieved my family is ok, i still worry for my friends in St Martin and in Florida (who were very helpful these last few days helping locating people in Tortola, not just my family but friends also) and it keeps me awake. 

    I hope mybestfriendingrid is safe in her nuclear shelter with all her Madonna memorabilia :) (let's try comic relief to cheer up). 

    Please let everybody be safe.




  8. 18 hours ago, Jazzy Jan said:

    So sorry to read that. Worrying beyond words when family and friends are in another place where a weather disaster has hit.  Always hard to get contact due to lines of communication being down. Hope you hear from your sister soon and all are safe. 

    Just got my sister on the phone. They are all safe. 

  9. 1 hour ago, Jazzy Jan said:

    So sorry to read that. Worrying beyond words when family and friends are in another place where a weather disaster has hit.  Always hard to get contact due to lines of communication being down. Hope you hear from your sister soon and all are safe. 

    I managed to get in touch with a neighbour, he's trying to check on everybody but since it's a community on a hill and there are rockslides and it's getting dark now. I told him to check back tomorrow because it's not safe for him. At least no casualties were repertoried in the area. I hold on to that. I learnt from one of my nephew's friend who is abroad on boarding school that they lost their roof. 

  10. 21 hours ago, Jazzy Jan said:

    So frightening.   Hope your relatives and friends will be OK.  

    I still don't have any news on the whereabouts of my sister, her husband and my nephews. I'm trying everything and everywhere but so far nothing. I have not slept in 2 days and i'm starting to fall apart but i can say it here not on FB and not to my family and friends otherwise they will flip out too. So thanks Madonnation for sheltering my worries i can't express anywhere else. 

  11. My sister and nephews live in the British Virgin Islands, Irma is heading straight to them. She was cool on skype a few minutes ago but i'm shitting my pants and can't sleep. I monitor the Hurricane progression on Windy.com and to make things worst there's another one following it (Jose) that is gaining strenght. Fuck that shit.

  12. In France we have an expression for this kind of men : babtous fragiles.  Babtous is an african word that means whitey (and fragile, well you got it). We use the expression whenever these white supremacists cry about their culture supposedly disapearing and they can't handle it.

    I truly believe this is not the beginning but the end even for Trump, him being president is like the bouquet final of years of white privileges because no matter how vocal these men are, the march of the world is not going their way that's why they are getting more and more vocal. Sadly it will take another generation or two to see these privileges going away. They may have the money and power but we are outnumbering them.

    Meanwhile today was just another day in good ol' USA


  • Create New...