French Wine Industry Inconsequence and Assholeism
—Jean-Pierre Frick, French punk—
Note to Monsieur Frick: It's not "Civil Disobedience" if you know you won't get punished. It's Hooliganism.
Ben O'Donnell at the Winespectator.com reports on another act of hooliganism by a group of French assholes that has resulted in the destruction of an experimental that is looking at ways genetic modification of vines can help stop the spread of Grapevine Fanleaf Virus, a disease that destroys vines and soils everywhere it appears. The French Assholes claim, without evidence, that experimenting with genetic modification to overcome the disease is harmful.
The last time the French Assholes carried out such an attack on legitimate research they were fined by the French government a whopping 1 Euro by sympathetic officials who must now realize that by condoning the destruction of research vines that cost the French people millions of Euros, they have encouraged this new attack on legitimate research.
O'Donnell at the Spectator is a good reporter. He delivers both sides of the issue by laying out the justifications that the French Assholes give for their hooliganism while laying out the justification for carrying out the research. I, on the other hand, am not a good reporter. This allows me to call it like it is: Assholeism!
The French wine industry has, over time, become less and less relevant. Part of this has to do with the various policies that the French have adopted vis a vis wine and alcohol whereby they have made it exceedingly difficult for hardworking, innovative entrepreneurs to compete on a global stage with the wines from countries where innovation is encouraged.
By encouraging assholes like M. Frick to destroy legitimate viticultural research, the French take one more step into a descending spiral of inconsequence.