May 07, 2007

The future of France

Writing about web page http://www.lemonde.fr/web/portfolio/0,12-0@2-3208,31-906324@51-906165,0.html

Disclaimer: all this blog, including this entry, reflects my opinion. I appreciate that some don’t agree with me, and I certainly hope I got my facts right. Correct me where I’m wrong.

When I thought about this particular entry, I wanted to give it a title that said bugger, only stronger. I stopped short of using a certain four-letter word. So what triggered my announcement? Simply a figure: 53.06%.
That’s how much of the French population voted for the (very) right-wing candidate to presidency, Nicolas Sarkozy. Why is this bad? Let me introduce you to the person:
  • Recently, he rejected the heritage of May ‘68, and its participants – including social progress.
  • During the campaign, he defended the idea of a “gene” for homosexuality, paedophilia, etc. – saying some people are intrinsically bad. Even though, to my knowledge, he didn’t mention it, cleansing is not far away.
  • How will it happen? Kärcher – that is one word that will go down in history with him. On a visit in Parisian suburbs when he was the chief of police a couple of years ago, he declared he intented to clear off the “scum” with a “Kärcher”, designating by scum a part of the youth. This is believed to have led to the riots from 2005.
  • He believes in “chosen immigration”, and sees nothing wrong in arresting a grandfather who is an illegal immigrant (so far, nothing wrong) in front of his granddaughter’s bloody school
  • Under his rule as chief of police, the number of violent crimes has gone down a bit – but the violence rate up. Now I’m no expert, but if it’s not meddled with figures, then the violence must come from people who uphold the law. Or are supposed to.
  • He has taken a lot of ideas from the French BNP.
  • He is known for a quick temper.

Now, what is the future of France? Well look at the pictures on the link. That happened right after Sarkozy was elected. And you know the worse part? People knew it would happen – and lots of policemen were sent. Look at picture eight in particular. Last night, over a hundred cars burnt in Paris (source – france2).
So that is where France is going. Violence. And escalation. Sweepstake as to when the newly-elected president will decide to take “special powers”? Not that there’s much to win.
Sarkozy will not celebrate the end of WW2 tomorrow – he is going on a retreat to “inhabit” the post of President. Where? Oh, just in Corse – where another ambition-driven (I nearly wrote lunatic) ruler comes from – Napoléon.

Last night, for the first time in my life, I was ashamed to be French.


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  1. xdefenseur

    I think thats a rather twisted, left-media inspired and contrived view of a man capable of lifting France out of a crisis from which she ha suffered for over 30 years. The May 68 heritage is one of Maoism, trade unionist and depassed views nostalgic about a time that never was. I was actually at the Concorde and saw everything and i can tell you that your view on this issue is nothing short of false.

    07 May 2007, 13:10

  2. de plus

    Hmmm yes well what he took from the FN is the reasons why people voted for LePen. Immigration was a problem as was crime and so you must consider the views of 20% of the French population and do something about it.

    07 May 2007, 13:13

  3. can’t tell you how upset i was too to find this out also. I wasn’t madly keen on Royal either, but she seemed like the lesser of two evils. I am kicking myself for not having sorted myself out with the French embassy in time to vote… But how could 53% of the French population truly believe he was the right person to vote for? I just can’t comprehend.

    08 May 2007, 02:47


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