Tuesday, October 17, 2006

"I Want A New State..."

Sarkozy is everywhere. His ubiquity is more reliable than his declarations, as he takes on the colors of his environment, adjusting his words to the pleasure of his listeners, sounding one day like Wyatt Earp and the next like the Salvation Army. Here are a few of his most recent comments, taken from longer speeches, that show him in his more "egalitarian" mode.

"I believe profoundly that the possession of a parcel of France, through ownership of an apartment or a house, can help a portion of the immigrant population to identify with France, and can be a powerful aid to the integration process...Access to property for the migrants - there's a great project that should be open for discussion as soon as possible. It's one of my ambitions for the future..."

In a 75-minute speech delivered in Périgueux, before 5000 party members, some of whom apparently survived the ordeal, Sarkozy deplored the fact that there are "far too many poor workers...It can't be all the profits for a few and nothing for the others..."

He also proposed a series of measures to raise workers' salaries, by making the tax exemptions accorded to businesses dependent on salary increases - a type of blackmail, it would seem. His proposals are said to resemble closely similar suggestions made by the Socialist Party.

"My project is simple...I want a new State, a new Nation, a new Republic...I wish to sign a new pact with all French people...a new relationship built upon truth, faithfulness to one's word and trust in public servants..."

Confronted with a "Republic disintegrating into ethnic sectarianism, discrimination, unemployment and poverty," Sarkozy proposed attacking the "new inequalities" with his plan for affirmative action.

"We must move from potential rights to real rights," he stated, proposing that the time spent by women raising their children be counted in the calculation of their Social Security.

If Sarko wants a "new Republic", he's bound to get one as a result of a whole slew of "new rights" he is proposing: the right to shelter, the right to be taken under the protective wing of the State (1), the right to housing, the right to day-care. Any violation of these "rights" would allow the citizen to take the matter to court.

Even Earl Warren is blushing.

(1) The phrase is difficult to translate. In French "le droit à la prise en charge de la dépendance" translates roughly as "the right to have one's dependency accounted for" which is meaningless in English. I think my interpretation is accurate, but if anyone can correct or clarify the meaning, please let me know.

The sources for this post were two e-mail newsletters from Via-Resistancia and Polemia. The photo is from Agoravox.


At October 17, 2006 6:13 PM, Anonymous W.LindsayWheeler said...

This guy is a Bush clone. These liberals are so caught up in a sophistry that has no truth, they spend their entire energies and time trying to fix what is broken.

Liberal ideology, liberal, socialist sophistry is the Humpty Dumpty.

All the kings men and all the king's horses can't put Humpty Dumpty together.

They don't have a clue. He wants to start a "New Republic"? How many republics has France had? 5! Five ain't good enough we need another. The French Monarchy lasted for thousands of years, The French republic, like Italian governments, come and go like the garbage truck every week. Modern man is such a fool.

Here is the answer for Sarkosy---Kick out ALL THE Muslims and ALL THE THIRD Worlders out of the country.

Is that so hard? No, he wants to play patty-cake with them.

(Do you notice that all my illusions is to nursery ryhmes? I have descended to childishness to come to grips with what I see around me. Isn't that sad. But it is the only response to this carnival, surreal, upside-down universe that I am living in. All around me, grown men acting like idiots.)

At October 17, 2006 6:23 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ w.lindsaywheeler

Sarko is NOT reliable. A leftist at heart, he is indeed like Bush in that he can fool people into believing he's a "tough guy".

If he becomes President we'll all be dithering like idiots, especially me - I have to read these articles!

At October 17, 2006 7:29 PM, Blogger snowpea said...



This seems like a significant item at Powerline: French commanders in Lebanon are apparently threatening to open fire on Israeli aircraft.

At October 17, 2006 9:44 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ snowpea

Most grateful for the link. I haven't been following events in Southern Lebanon as closely as before. I'll post the Powerline article ASAP.

At October 17, 2006 10:20 PM, Blogger Demosthenes said...

I'm a Bush-hating independent, but I think it is unfair to Bush to compare him to Sarko. Bush doesn't have socialist delusions. He simply wants to buy votes from the religious by giving tax money to churches. It's old fashioned corruption, and even old fashioned corruption is better for an economy than socialist castles in the air.

At October 18, 2006 6:37 PM, Blogger tiberge said...

@ demosthenes

Bush's greatest defect, to me anyway, is his refusal to designate Islam as the enemy it is. This could be because, as a religious man (allegedly), he does not want to offend a religion, and so keeps talking of the few radicals who have misused a peacful religion.

If he were more forceful in denunciating Islam he might offend some religious voters, and he would certainly arouse the ire of our Left. So, in his way, he is pandering to the Left, even if he doesn't realize it. His Secretary of State panders openly to Palestinians, and he apparently doesn't stop her.

I do agree that Sarko is making incredibly reckless statements, in order to win socialist votes, but I maintain that Bush is much more left-leaning than people realize. Scads of Republicans have either turned against him or are seriously questioning his judgment on immigration, Iraq, Islam, and other things.


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