Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sarkozy Wins, France Wins

Nicolas Sarkozy, the no-nonsense law-and-order candidate has won the French elections, defeating his left-wing rival Segolene Royal. Sarkozy, himself the son of immigrants from Hungary, has made a reputation for himself in getting tough on young hoodlums, largely of North African persuasion, who have made some French neighborhoods into no-go areas for police.

Once again, the Euro-first/Atlanticist and Islamic combine had done their best to campaign against him, dishing out the usual hatchet-job about Sarkozy heralding an ominous dark side of France, etc, etc. But the voters have been pushed to the limit by the Islamic criminal element. Socialism has also crippled France's economy to make it an uncompetitive welfare state -- just what the Islamics love to flock to. The voting public has now spoken, shaking off their dhimmi brainwashing.

Vive la France! Apres cette victoire, il y'aura plus de chance pour sauver la France, en rejettant les forces socialistes et islamiques qui veulent detruire la republique.

Let's see how long it will take the Islamists to greet Sarkozy's democratic victory with riots, proving they aspire to hold democracy hostage with brute violence.


blowing bubbles - everyday social democracy said...

For the last five years, the government has ruled like a club class technocracy turning the French society into a low cost democracy. What we need is to champion the vision of the French Republic - “liberté, égalité, fraternité” - and vote out in the parliamentary elections the reactionary vision pervaded the narrative of a populist right, flanked by the extreme right.

More than the policies they proposed, what they all offered are competing visions of how we will be able to live in society. While Ségolène Royal’s vision starts from what we share with others in terms of how we live our daily lives, Sarkozy started from what sets us apart from each other – those who can work and those who can’t, those who are genetically predisposed and those who aren’t, the so-called “fat cats” and the so-called “scum”.

The more the right try to divide, the more fear and insecurity will be the overarching feature of the social landscape. We will campaign to prevent a clash of identities and a tipping point from a consensus of mutual respect to an instinct of fear, embodied by the succession of riots.

We need to embody the values of our citizens, reflect their aspirations and respond to their needs. What better way to do that than to involve them in the design of a better society. We need to continue providing the citizens to provide an injection of fresh and creative thinking into the burning issues that the French society faces. We now need to draw together all social democrats to discuss these issues in a constructive and collaborative way – epitomised by the debate with the centrists.

Sarkozy managed to build a strong coalition from the republican right to the extreme right based on clear and coherent values.

Segolene Royal transformed the Socialist Party, achieving the highest ever first round score and gaining the support from the centrists in the second round.

The right and extreme right are unfortunately more popular than the left and the centre. It will be up to us to demonstrate that European social democracy can build a better society than populist neoconservativism, in France...and England!

san said...

Pointing out differences is important for highlighting CHOICE. It's particularly important to emphasize differences in values and the resultant differing consequences from those choices in values.

It's not good to say that all life choices are the same, because that then obscures ETHICS.

Socialists try to obscure values while playing up ethnic politics. This has certainly led France astray, as it has so many nations.

Sarkozy's strong conservative values and his appropriate highlighting of the DIFFERENT outcomes from different CHOICES will indeed help to revitalize France, and discredit those who practice lowest-common-denominator politics. ("Let's all get up at 10am! It's all the same, it doesn't matter what time it is!")

Personal responsibility is important. I'm glad to see that Sarkozy champions it.

Ghost Writer said...

Winning back France (which you did not) and England (keep dreaming - even the SNP made gains at the cost of Labor) - I am sorry to say but these look like distant dreams to me at the moment.

There are a few factors that will push all of Europe in the direction the French have gone - unlike you I do not think that these are calls to some base neo-conservatism inherent in Europeans.

1- The rise of Asian economies is a threat to European lifestyles
2- NATO (America) used to fund French defense and allow the welfare state to splurge on social services. However, now the enemy is not nation states (Russia) but terrorists. America cannot fund this war
This places pressure to rationalise economic policy

3- Terrorists exploit the openness of western Europe to hit Europeans
4- There is a demographic siege in Europe - and like it or not - most of the terrorists are amongst the new Islamic immigrants
This places pressure of the French to rethink the possibilities and limits of multiculturalism

nizhal yoddha said...

sarkozy's victory shows the limits to dhimmitude. the french people are hoping that he will check the 'scum' who have created mini-states where the french government's writ does not extend (remarkably similar to the tribal areas of pakistan). this might be the beginning of the end of 'eurabia'. after all, the french, with the highest number of mohammedans (13%) in their population, have put in a known anti-immigrant in charge. they want to take back the streets and their society from the communists and their pals the mohammedans.

habc said...
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habc said...

nizhal yoddha,
from what I have read Sarkozy (though much better than Segolene) is still more of a talker and a bit of a "poseur" - so the French are still in big trouble.
Sarkozy Wants to Bring Back EU Constitution
hopefully you are right and sarkozy does take a tough stand.