Bayrou Under Fire
Serious criticism of presidential candidate François Bayrou (UDF Party) is not lacking at the blog of Catholic writer Yves Daoudal who has devoted eight posts thus far to the one he calls the "imposter". Daoudal, a Le Pen supporter, is a persuasive critic of the man who may become the "third man" in this race. The following is a resumé of the eight posts. No doubt there will be others:
François Bayrou's website has a certain number of headers at the top of his pages including one showing a Muslim woman with a headscarf. That is how François Bayrou sees France, especially the women, veiled, and submissive to sharia. And her closest male compatriot is necessarily black. It's not affirmative action, it's reverse racism.
Yesterday François Bayrou visited the Agricultural Convention where he dared to say that "farmers need a president who loves them, understands them, and supports them because it will be a daily fight...agriculture is a sector with a future, indispensable to the preservation of the sovereignty of France in matters of food production...the next government must defend the agricultural mission of our country..."
But François Bayrou is a fanatically pro-European. The primary European budget is, by far, devoted to agriculture; therefore, the primary policies of Europe are agricultural ones, and François Bayrou supports them without a shadow of a doubt. These common agricultural policies are decidedly hostile to family farms; they destroy the "agricultural face" of France; they are policies that turn the countryside into a desert, that commit genocide of the farmers - one has only to travel through our land to see it. They are policies aimed at limiting specialized and geographically defined agricultural production, in which France's voice is not heard, precisely because she is still a country of family farms, and this dispersion is a great obstacle to the goals of the Eurocrats.
François Bayrou dares speak of "sovereignty in food production", when he is a fanatical partisan of handing over all national sovereignty to Brussels.
Last February 12, François Bayrou gave a long speech on Europe in which he made this cynical statement that proves his disdain of the people:
"Little by little, the French, our fellow citizens, those who built Europe, acquired the feeling that in Brussels, there were people whose mission was, at bottom, to prevent others from living as they used to live. This is one of the greatest political tragedies of our time. I am sorry that they allowed the very eminent specialists who regulate questions on automobile motors, automobile headlights, gauges, decibels, the size of refrigerators for cooks and for farmers who make foie gras, in Brussels. They should have been located somewhere else, Milan, for example. They would have been very happy in Milan, or Florence, in a magnificent Italian city. That way people couldn't say: 'Brussels is a great annoyance'; rather they would say: 'Milan is a great annoyance', and it would not have had the same significance in the eyes of European History."
The "tragedy" for Bayrou is not that nationless functionaries impose regulations on the noise of lawn mowers, but that people think it's the fault of the EU, symbolized by Brussels.
In April 2005, François Bayrou published a book entitled YES: A plea for the European Constitution. In it he explained that the text being submitted to the national referendum was one of the wonders of the world, each section having been carefully written so that the ensemble would be a document capable of making the EU machinery function to the maximum.
On February 12, 2007, he said that if the text was correctly inspired, "they proposed a text that was simply and completely quite unreadable."
In March, 2002 François Bayrou said: "I have a strong desire for us to train imams in France. We do indeed have the material and human means to do it. What's lacking is the will. I assure you that I will not fail in that respect!"
On October 17, 2005 he said: "I don't see how a democratic State can legitimately organize a religion, as for example the training of imams."
François Bayrou declared that (if elected) he might name a Prime Minister from the Left, that he even has someone in mind, and that he doesn't see any politician on the Right that qualifies.
In the current electoral system, if Bayrou names a Prime Minister from the Left, it can only be because there is a socialist majority in the National Assembly. So, François Bayrou, who has built his entire career on the Right, now hopes that the socialists win the legislative elections in June 2007. But, what does it matter to him, since his only ambition is to be the figurehead who serves as relay of the European Commission.
Note: The following statements come from a communiqué issued by Jean-Marie Le Pen, and are quoted by Yves Daoudal:
"François Bayrou, like Nicolas Sarkozy and Ségolène Royal, is not running in a presidential election, but in a race for governor of a province of the European State, whose capital is Brussels, (...) The false rebel is thus even more than the others a man of the System: he is the man who wants to put a lock on the System by placing in leadership positions a caste of politicians without doctrine, subservient to the ultra-capitalistic Euro-globalization that destroys peoples and nations."
See also my previous articles:
The Third Man
Bayrou Agrees With Me