That is to say, unless a better moron rise up from the grave
before the week is over, of course.
In the meantime, the accolade goes to a Belgian (and it's not even a French joke)
, Jean Beaufays who is in charge of the political science department at Liege University.
Interviewed by Woof Woof 1
, (one on five main French TV channels. Not really owned by the State anymore, but still barking on orders, woof woof)
on the, well, "significant"
result of the Blok Party at the Zeropean Parliament elections:
tf1.fr: Woof woof analyze woof vote for woof Vlaams Blok ? Woof woof rejection grrrrrr woof politics woof traditional parties woof woof or genuine woof vote of adherence to ideals woof grrrrr?
Jean Beaufays: One has to talk straight: it is indeed a vote of adherence to a racist and anti-democratic ideal (...)
See, that's the really weary thing with democracy:
First you let the people vote, and next thing you know, they start electing
people you disagree with
That's in fact one of the reasons why I have little respect for democracy as such. It's simply meaningless and rather powerless by itself, and without a whole structure of prerequisites: Rule of Law, separation of powers (and by that I mean beyond the administrative or political frame: civil society is not just for the dogs, woof)
and a solid set of essential liberties and rights (property, speech, assembly and religion for a start)
Freedom comes before
Without freedom, all you can hope is a sham of democracy: see the "elections" in Mugabe's Zimbabwe or Saddam's Iraq for instance.
Or see Europe, for a more ludicrous example.
Consequently, that's also the reason why I have no consideration for the too many democracidolaters
, particularly when they crash on the limits of their God simply because they expect everything from Him, or because they're just using Him as a pretext to enforce their own (usually authoritarian)
conception of society.
Yes, that also means Belgians in charge of political science departments who bawl "down with the anti-democrats" when democracy is working a bit too well.
Woof woof. Grrrrrrrrrr.
C'est à dire, à moins qu'un autre con de qualité supérieure ne se lève d'entre les morts
avant la fin de la semaine, bien entendu.
Dans l'intervalle, les lauriers vont à un Belge (Et ce n'est même pas une blague française)
, Jean Beaufays, responsable du département de sciences politiques à l'Université de Liège.
Interviewé par Ouaf Ouaf 1
, (L'une des cinq principales chaînes de TV françaises. Plus vraiment propriété de l'Etat, mais aboyant toujours sur ses ordres, ouaf ouaf.)
concernant le résultat, disons, "significatif"
du parti Blok aux élections au Parlement Zéropéen:
tf1.fr : Ouaf ouaf analyser ouaf vote ouaf ouaf Vlaams Blok ? Ouaf ouaf rejet grrrrrrr ouaf politique ouaf partis traditionnels ouaf ouaf ou ouaf vote d'adhésion à des idées ouaf grrrrr ?
Jean Beaufays : Il faut abandonner la langue de bois, il s'agit bel et bien d'un vote d'adhésion à un idéal raciste et anti-démocratique (...)
Tu vois, c'est vraiment ça le truc saoulant avec la démocratie :
D'abord tu laisse le peuple voter, et tu t'es à peine retourné qu'ils commencent à élire des
types avec qui t'es pas d'accord
C'est en fait l'une des raisons pour lesquelles je n'ai guère de respect pour la démocratie en soi. Elle est tout simplement insignifiante et impuissante par elle même, et sans le soutien de toute une structure préalable essentielle : Règle de la Loi, séparation des pouvoirs (et j'entends par là au-delà du cadre administratif et politique: la société civile, c'est pas que pour les chiens, ouaf)
et un solide ensemble de libertés et de droits essentiels (propriété, discours, assemblée et religion pour commencer)
La liberté vient avant
Sans liberté, tout ce que vous pouvez obtenir est un simulacre de démocratie : voir les "élections" au Zimbabwe de Mugabe ou de l'Irak de Saddam par exemple.
Ou voyez l'Europe pour un exemple plus risible.
En conséquence, c'est aussi la raison pour laquelle je n'ai aucune considération pour les trop nombreux démocratidolâtres
, particulièrement lorsqu'ils se crashent sur les limites de leur Dieu, simplement parce qu'ils attendent tout de lui, ou qu'il leur sert de prétexte pour imposer leur propre conception (généralement autoritaire)
de la société.
Oui, ça inclue aussi les Belges responsables de départements de sciences politiques qui braillent "haro sur l'anti-democrate" quand la démocratie marche un peu trop bien.
Ouaf ouaf. Grrrrrrrrrr.
As a general rule, I don't post contributions from other people in the dacha. It's not just that I'm being a convinced individualist enjoying his private property, but also that the whole point of blogs is precisely to be such an easy and cheap way to publish content on the the wide web of the world that just about everybody, his dog and their sister (not in that particular order though)
can now have a large exposure, and incidentally be a living and vibrant FYYSBY to the leftist infected mainstream media. I therefore strongly encourage each of you to get a blog running, even if only to write everyday "FYYSBY at ABC", "FYYSBY at CNN", "FYYSBY at CBS" or "FYYSBY at the BBC".
Let's see how they will take a bit of their own medicine, now that those half-cocked rebels became the Establishment. Hah.
Having said that and unlike your local Socialists, I have no use for "general rules" that fail the test of reality, which is one of the reasons why I'd like to give you to read a post by... Okay, let's call him "A."
The other reason being that, to put it bluntly, A. is in some way the kind of man I hope to be one day. And once you'll read his very own tagline at the end of the post, you'll understand what I mean by that.
I left his text unedited and if I also considered to translate it to French at some point, I finally decided to abstain, considering that this US citizen is indeed addressing exclusively his fellow Americans.
One last thing: I'm sure A. will appreciate your comments after this post - and I hope he'll feel free to answer them - but in case you'd want to email him, please send your correspondance my way, and I'll forward it. He will then decide if he gets back to you directly or not.
Here you go. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. A.: "Fuck You, You Slimy Bastard You". What else were you expecting anyway?
« C'est le Débarquement! » (« It's the Landing ! »). Cries of joy, freedom is in the air. My dad, a native Parisian was eleven years old and right on Champs-Elysées Avenue to cheer on US soldiers. Like today in Iraq, American soldiers were synonymous to freedom, great big smiles, and free chewing gum. The latter remains vivid in my dad's memory, the sweet minty taste of American freedom along with this indescribable hope and joy in the heart.
Sixty years later, the French chose to distance themselves from their liberator, with some reluctance to fly the US flags over the Champs-Elysées. Arecent survey reveals that 50% of the French public feels that France has no moral debt to the United States.This opinion is shared by 63% of the newer generation (population 18 to 24), and by even 32% of those 65 and older. The study also found that 82% of the French felt that France was sufficiently grateful to the US and that as little as 3% admire the US.
The chief reason America came to liberate France was motivated by selfish economic and strategic interests. That is the thesis believed by at least 41% of the surveyed population (adopted by 63% of the younger generation). This thesis, advanced via a subtle unanswered set of questioning passed off as academic inquiry, was inserted into my malleable young mind in French government school (Lycée, classes de seconde et terminale).
Don't be deceived by our media or by John Kerry's interpretation of the French sentiment towards America. President Bush is not responsible for this French ungratefulness or for its mistrust of America.(continued in next column)
Our President is only a lightning rod for long-deeply rooted feelings of envy, jalousie and resentment for America's "hyperpower". An inferiority complex and a love for ultra egalitarianism - a belief that no nation should be stronger than any other - aren't new feelings. They came to light with Charles de Gaulle public addresses, who kept hard feelings for being snubbed and humiliated by Roosevelt. Already in his August 25th, 1944's address, General de Gaulle had transformed the French defeat into a French victory, thus depriving US soldiers of their due credit, young Americans who had put their life on the line for strangers who were deprived of freedom.
We must also factor-in a growing presence of radical Islamic groups in France who hate America for supporting Israel ( Two days ago, another Jew got stabbed by a suburban kid who was yelling 'Allah Akbar'). Maybe as a need to cater to Muslims in France, a French official proposed to give the Arab world nuclear weapons so that they could attack Israel if necessary.
Self-loathing Americans are partly responsible as well. J. Robert Lilly, professor of sociology and criminology at Northern Kentucky U comes to mind. His work prompted French film writer Moreau to capitalize on his allegations and shoot "The Hidden Face of GIs", soldiers who allegedly raped thousands in Europe. Professor Robert Lilly was inspired to examine rape by GIs from stories by his father and uncle, both World War II veterans (reminiscent of Kerry's own allegations in Vietnam). In his book, he contends that GIs raped over 17,000 women; 1,040 in Germany, 3,620 in France, and 2,420 in England.
Like many, I believe J. Robert Lilly's work is motivated not by the pursuit of truth and justice but rather by a personal contempt toward his own country and more particularly toward this segment of America that continues to hold to its traditional way of life and values. In his suicidal quest, the gravity of the charges is his primary weapon in his attempt to spread a negative perception of America around the world. The veracity of those allegations doesn't matter and it would even be preferable that those accusations remain unresolved. The objective being to implant in the world's psyche a disgusting and lingering possibility of GIs wrongdoing, an ethereal negative impression as convincing as truth itself.
Obviously history is being rewritten and truth becomes elusive as more than 1,000 World War II veterans die every day with it.
Diplomats' sporadic efforts of reconciliation between France and America won't make a dint against the more recent wave of anti-American propaganda routinely spewed on State-sponsored French TV. A recently aired French documentary viewed by 7 million raised the notion of "contradictory aspects" in their American Liberator (such as ethnic cleansing, lynching, bombings, etc.,(?)) without touching on the newly found freedom from the Nazis. This piece of disinformation and false association simply exposes the personal agenda of its producer, Patrick Rotman. He stated in an interview that hopefully his documentary would serve as a stepping stone in "our reflection on what is being done in Iraq".
We are definitely witnessing shifting alliances. On the one hand, the telling presence of Chancellor Shröder's at the D-Day ceremonies, and on the other, an obvious French departure from the once tutelary power of the United States. Today, 82% of French feel that Germany is France's strongest ally while only 55% feel that the US is a trustworthy ally.
I wish France and America would stay united. But their respective vision of the world has become irreconcilable on too many essential points; France has abandoned its fundamental principles. That's an unfortunate reality.
Ex-French Citizen, Proud and Unapologetic US Citizen By Choice and By Law
To me, the great misery of our time is that there is not enough men and women like him: not an ordinary politician, but a statesman (as defined by J.H. Hallowell)
, and one of the greatest in history.
I could go over and over on his achievements, as a governor and as a president, at home and abroad, I could go on the forces that were driving him, on his genuine attachment to freedom and small government, but rather than the drivel of a French who remembers that the Soviet tanks never reached the West coast of France thank to this man, I would suggest that you go and read him in his own hand
Because that's what I'll be doing anyway.
Nothing can cover his high fame but Heaven; No pyramids set off his memories, But the eternal substance of his greatness, -- To which I leave him.
Godspeed Mr. President.