The French invented haute cuisine and the fine art of dining, as opposed to merely eating. They also invented the guillotine.
Why, I'll bet right now there is a modern-day Madame Defarge busy knitting the names of all those snobbish phony aristocrats who deserve harsh treatment should regular people ever come to power.
Look, there she is now. She's knitting the name R-U-T-H R -E-I-C-H-L !!! Now she's picking up the phone. Hey, Robespierre, have I got a good one for you. Yeah, she lives in L.A. You'll be right over. Terrific.