I am not sure how to help the French. Something is deeply wrong with those people and their country, and it's been going on since The Enlightenment TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO; which strikes me as ironic, but I think I see a bit of their tendencies in the US today.
For example, their drive to spread the scientific ideas that came from the Enlightenment comes across as this "I am very smart" trendy hipster nonsense that is plainly visible on reddit. And there's a certain user of Voat who is French and acts very similar to his French ancestors as well as contemporary Frenchies. See @FrenchGeek's comment history for a sample of what I mean