French Voters to Establishment: Apres Nous Le Deluge
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  • Anthony

    WRM, for France it begins with: Declaration des droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen (the declaration of the rights of man and the citizen) – the deliuge is perhaps secondary in concern for average Frenchmen.

  • Anthony

    …as a matter of fact Apres Nous Le Deluge may not only be secondary in this instance but also absent from spectrum of French public interest.

  • Leon Haller

    No Western country is remotely genuinely capitalist. The overvaunted USA has govt at all levels consuming well over 40% of GDP!

    The key to the best possible society is: Capitalism (growing out of ultra-secure property rights) + Ethnic homogeneity.

    Obama is thus exactly NOT what is needed. USA should end immigration (and deport illegals), and otherwise radically reduce govt in size and scope.

  • Labor market reform is critical to economic success. Few in America would realize that Australia achieved it under the Hawke and Keating Labor governments through negotiation with the unions – constantly exchanging wage increases for real gains in productivity. Later the Liberals – the conservative party in Australia – pushed for and got individual contracts established as an alternative to collective bargaining which did not end in widespread worker abuse but loosened things up sufficiently so that people at the fringes of the labor market were able to find employment. Sarkozy proposed labor market reform when he was first elected, but I see he has on gotten very far.

  • Pete

    How dare anyone assume that muslims belong in France.

  • Beauceron

    We’re not permitted to talk of it in polite company, but France will be majority muslim in 30-50 years.

    We’re not permitted to say this either, but that fact (and it is a fact) is more important than their economy, the Euro crisis, and who wins the presidential election. In my despair for the countries and culture of Europe and the horrible, even evil, mismanagement of European elites, I’m willing to give players like madam LePen a lot more latitude.

  • Jim.

    So is part of this young / old crisis the fact that most of the old are French and most of the young aren’t?

  • g6loq

    I am always very when Yanks, even articulate ones, are commenting on France.
    When feeeeeeling Yankee smug remember that the great American sheeple reelected FDR, a commie who collaborated with the Vichistes and liked Stalin a lot, four times.
    It is not the sheeple that matters, it is the small constituency of determined men and women.
    They’re there, they’re gearing up. And, when all is done they’ll fade in the background until the next time.
    Like many of you, I’m more than casually interested in American history, and more than a casual viewer of the Hitler channels documentation of our past. That the History Channel’s “Beltway Unbuckled” would yield new information about FDR, then, is illustrative of how media selectively protects the image of patron Liberals, while targeting what were once called mainstream Americans.

    FDR mistress Daisy Suckley’s diary, which was discovered under her bed in 1991, isn’t a secret as I discovered by searching the term. But, it sure as hell has not been been publicly aired. I’m talking about FDR telling Ms. Suckley about D-Day details a month prior to June 6th, 1944 (“… technically treason”). I’m talking FDR’s plan to partner up with Joe Stalin after the war, to crate a new world order, with FDR running the planned United Nations. Doris Kearns Goodwin, call you office.

    I dedicate this post to Senator Joseph R, McCarthy, who died for our sins.

  • Charles Martel, où êtes-vous?

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