France still has colonies!

I know I sound surprised but I am really not. But still, WTH? At this point, the best I can do is post the video below and hope that people reflect on it. Although I was born wayyyy after the "official end" of colonialism, why do these images of a scene that happened just few days ago "remind" me of a time supposedly long gone? It is a good thing I am an adept of principled non violence (after all Cheickh Amadou Bamba is my spiritual leader). A bon entendeur...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuqEAalYXsk&feature=player_embedded]