The French First Lady: Eye Candy and Air
2008 Selwyn Duke
It's hard to shock a man
living in a planetary insane asylum, so it doesn't raise my eyebrows when I
watch a people commit suicide. Nevertheless, I had to shake my head when I
read about how Barack Obama's election has inspired France to consider
affirmative-action policies to combat their dreaded "white political and
social elite." Weighing in on this pressing problem is none other
than singer, esteemed intellectual and French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
Inspired by Barack Obama, the
French first lady and other leading figures say it's high time for France to
stamp out racism and shake up a white political and social elite that smacks of
A manifesto published Sunday,
subtitled 'Oui, nous pouvons!', the French translation of Obama's campaign
slogan 'Yes, we can!' - urges affirmative action-like policies.
'Our prejudices are insidious,'
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a singer and wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy, said in an
interview with the Journal du Dimanche newspaper, which published the manifesto.
She said she hoped the 'Obama
effect' would reshape French society.
Well, at least she knew the
Let's me make sure I fully
understand the situation. Is this the same France that in 2005 suffered
riots by what the article calls "disenfranchized youths" (I call them
something else) in which tens of thousands of cars were burned? Is this
the France that is being Islamized as we speak?
Of course, in the minds of
leftists, the problem is that "white political and social elite that smacks
of colonial times." And, for those of you too dense to understand the
theory, allow me to enlighten you. You see, the problem is that certain
folks are "disenfranchised" (by the way, the word means "to
deprive someone of the rights of citizenship." Yet, all French
citizens enjoy full rights of citizenship). So what you have to do is give
them all the welfare they want and positions they haven't earned, hand them the
reins of power, allow them to become the majority, and let them shape the
culture in whatever way pleases them and everyone in France will have equal
rights, peace, joy, hope and tranquility. Yes, we can! Liberté,
Egalité, Fraternité, Stupidité!
The article also states the
"'The election of Barack
Obama highlights via a cruel contrast the shortcomings of the French Republic,
and the distance that separates us from a country whose citizens knew how to go
beyond the racial question and elect a man who happens to be black as
president,' the appeal said."
What is so funny about this
is that up till not that long ago Europe characterized us very differently.
We were knuckle-dragging troglodytes who could never move beyond the antebellum
mentality, remember? Now, all of a sudden, because we have a
melanin-advantaged Marxist-elect, we're a beacon of enlightenment. Well,
golly gee, merci bien, comarade! Vive la révolution!
For those who don't know,
this is another example of situational pronouncements, a characteristic of those
divorced from Truth. Some European leftists really believed we were
bigoted before November 4, some didn't; some really believe we're not bigoted
now, some don't. The real issue is that they don't really care; it's all
just a matter of utility. At the moment, touting us as a great fruit of
modernity serves to shame their own culturally-suicidal useful idiots into
embracing even more leftist policy. And you don't have to be Niccolo
Machiavelli reincarnated to understand this.
As for Carla Bruni-Sarkozy,
take a gander at her (her picture isn’t hard to find) and understand that some
stereotypes have a basis in reality. But, on the bright side for her, by
the time she is put in a burka, she'll have lost her looks anyway.
Oh, she also took a potshot
at Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for humorously characterizing Obama
as "tanned." Said the first lady, "I'm very glad to have
Well, I suspect Berlusconi is
very glad she became French, too.
Duke is a writer, columnist and public speaker whose work has been
published widely online and in print, on both the local and national
levels. He has been featured on the Rush Limbaugh Show and has been a
regular guest on the award-winning Michael Savage Show. His work
has appeared in Pat Buchanan's magazine The American Conservative and he
writes regularly for The New American and Christian Music Perspective.