Father: No, don't worry, we don't have to move. France is our home. Boy: But what about the baddies, Dad? Father: There are baddies everywhere. There are bad guys everywhere.So far so good. Yes there are baddies everywhere. You don't move because of them. What DO you do?
Boy: They've got guns. They can shoot us because they're very, very bad, Daddy. Father: They've got guns but we have flowers.Say what? You have WHAT?
Boy: They've got guns. They can shoot us because they're very, very bad, Daddy. Father: They've got guns but we have flowers.Sigh. This wussified so and so. The proper response to this is, "we have guns too son." Meaning "we will defend ourselves." Even the kid knows that the statement is bullshit.
Boy: But flowers don't do anything. They're for... they're for... they're for... Father: Look, everyone is laying flowers here.This kid, not yet brainwashed into believing up is down and left is right, knows that flowers ain't shit to a gun. He knows flowers are not a means of defense. See how quick the father tries to cover up his clear cowardice. Look! Flowers!
Father: Look, everyone is laying flowers here. Boy: Yes. Father: It's to fight against the guns. Boy: Is it for protection? Father: That's right. Boy: And the candles too? Father: They're so we don't forget the people who have gone. Boy: Oh. The flowers and candles are there to protect us? Father: Yes. Journalist: Do you feel better now? Boy: Yes, I feel better.The boy is saying he feels better because he WANTS to believe that the grown ups aren't lying to him. But they are. HE KNOWS that flowers and candles don't protect anyone. This is why he made his statements earlier. And here's the thing, WHEN the next attack happens this boy will look his father dead in his face and ask about the flowers and candles and the father will know he is full of shit, but will lie to his kid again. This is what liberal socialization is about. Lying to children and not preparing them for the real world. Leaving them defenseless against those who would harm them. This guy is lucky his kid didn't ask him why the policemen have guns. I'm certain I'm not the only one who noticed this.