The Roaring 60's
Bruno Mégret, leader of the MNR (Mouvement National Républicain) and candidate for the presidency, has written a book entitled The Other Scenario For France and Europe. This excerpt, posted by Vox Galliae, sums up the accomplishments of the Great Reformers of 1968, i.e. the hippies who changed the world:
Yesterday almost all of them had hair, today many are bald. Yesterday they fought against the government, today they are the government. Yesterday they wanted to forbid all prohibitions, today they decide what is prohibited. Yesterday they threw paving stones, today they hurl anathemas. They were opposed to the power of money, but with their power some of them earned lots of money. They fought against bourgeois justice, but they created a bobo (bourgeois-bohemian) justice of their own. They stigmatized the media for truckling to the government, but they made the government truckle to the media. They rejected their grandfather's morality, but they moralize to everybody. Yesterday they wanted to have a revolution, today they want to preserve their position.
They denounced the errors of capitalism, but many have been bought by big capital. They believed they were constructing with their ideas, but their ideas have destroyed much of what they believed in.
These were the "sixty-eighters".
Bruno Mégret was recently convicted of misappropriation of funds, as a result of campaign flyers he sent out using municipal funds instead of specially designated campaign funds to pay for the stamps! He insists it was an error that was caught and the money reimbursed. He received a suspended sentence and a hefty fine, but it isn't clear if he will be permitted to run in the election. At his website he made these comments on October 18, 2006:
Bruno Mégret, leader of the MNR, believes that the conviction of which he is the victim, does not constitue a judicial decision, but rather a political settling of accounts.
For a laughable matter concerning postage stamps, that were paid back in any case, he has been as severely punished as Mr. Juppé who misappropriated 1.6 million euros and more severely than Mr. Donnedieu de Vabres who had misappropriated 5 million francs in bank notes.
Note: Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres is the current Minister of Culture. Early in 2004, he was condemned for money laundering and received a fine of 15,000 euros.
Bruno Mégret believes that he has been convicted because of his political ideas and that the judges are making a mockery of Republican principles. We can no longer trust the justice system of our country.
Bruno Mégret will appeal this decision and, by reason of a suspended sentence, he will be a candidate in the presidential and legislative elections.
Galliawatch has posted several articles on Bruno Mégret, the most recent was from September, dealing with his views on several major issues.