A Conversation with a Frenchman Who Was Outraged at All the Racism Present in America

From ¡No Pasarán! (who lives in France):

I was discussing taxes with an elderly man in France who, needless to say, was complaining that they were too high.

Then I decided to bring up a Republican, who had novel ideas on the subject: “Well, have you heard about Ted Cruz, who wants to do away with the IRS?”

I was expecting some sort of (reluctant) sympathy for the GOP candidate from this invariable Barack Obama fan, but what I got instead froze the blood in my veins, as the reaction amounted to a primal scream, like the one in the painting by Norway’s Edvard Munch.

“Oh, that man, that Republican, he will do away with the taxes, and then it will destroy the blacks and all the minorities!!”…

Being anti-American seems pretty common in France, from what I’ve read over the years.

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