'There's Bad News, Folks — I'm French'

I want to take this opportunity, in all modesty, to address a misconception. Many of you ill-informed Anglophones naively think that Jean-Marie Messier is French. Wrong. He's not American either. Or Swiss, Argentine, Canadian or anything else. Jean-Marie Messier is, in fact, part of a unique community that extends its empire across the entire planet: the Go-Getters. These marvelous man-machines are the ones who make the consumer goods, who strut their certitude across the world stage, corseted in their dark grey suits, admired by those given to admiration. I don't admire Monsieur Messier. I don't hate him either. I don't give...

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