France’s glamorous First Lady Carla Bruni, often accused of meddling in the state’s affairs, has now landed into a “nepotism” controversy, after her son’s godfather was recently given a top government job.
Francois Baudot, a 60-year-old former interior designer friend of Bruni’s for 15 years, has been appointed as France’s new Inspector General of Cultural Affairs despite the government appointment’s commission initially deciding that he was not suitable for the job, the ‘Le Point’ reported.
More immediately worrying than the impression she has on the French people is the impression she has on Sarkozy’s own supporters within the UMP, with her being compared to Marie-Antoinette amongst other things. For her to give an interview where, in all her loveliness, she plays the politically incompetent dutiful wife, is disingenuous at the very least – all of France knows her character to be forceful and her views strong.
It’s this do-gooder “aren’t I a sweet, kind, beneficent person” and “I don’t interfere in politics but the government should do this or that” delusion which characterizes the socialist. The socialist always denies he/she is a socialist but prefers to be known as someone who supports good causes and spreads love around the world.
An example of this was the Globe and Mail which ran “Happy Holidays” on Christmas Eve and was forced to take it down under a deluge of reader protest. The general tenor of the comments was, “It’s Christmas! Christmas! Has the Globe and Mail never heard the word before? Not Ramadan, not Hanukah – Christmas!”
Did they run a poll asking if people saw it as Christmas or not, to find out once and for all if they were justified? Oh no. They instantly hit back with a poll asking if people attended religious services at Christmas and of course, 41% said they didn’t. Hell, nor did I but that doesn’t mean I don’t support Christmas at home, with the Christmas tree.
That’s how the G&M took it though, thus vindicating, in their eyes, the decision to say “Happy Holidays”, so as not to offend other religions but actually to bash Christianity wherever possible – one of the socialists’ favourite targets, along with the family.
It’s the dishonesty of that poll and the attempt in the first place which points straight to socialists. Their technique is to deny who they really are, pretend to be debating in a fair and rational manner, refusing to address specific questions but to dissolve into emotion and accuse the questioner of all sorts of nefarious things, while berating the questioner for attaching labels to people. This atter is a surefire way of identifying a socialist.
Why do I detest socialism? Simply because it invents social constructs and tries to socially re-engineer in an unsustainable and insupportable way, ignoring human nature and in fact oppressing any it doesn’t like, whilst all the time denying, denying, denying that it is doing this. It is forever in denial, under delusion and never, ever, takes the blame for anything. It’s high priest, Gordo, is a perfect example of the type.
The sociaist will hit back by accusing the Tories of being just as bad. This does not address the initial charge on them, themselves, though. It simply shifts the focus away from them without ever addressing an issue properly. And they worm their way into power via every fissure and cranny in a creaking ship of state which would sail along fine if left alone but they won’t leave it alone – they have to interfere.
This is why Bruni is unpopular. Sarkozy was not elected on her platform but on the diametric opposite and the French do not like to find that the politics they thought belonged to them and which they had voted for are, in fact, dominated by the very people they voted out.
Socialists in government are like children with a new toy. They’ve been swept in on a wave of emotion which fools everyone then, when actually having to take up the reins of power, get dazzled by their own position, e.g. Caroline Flint and Dati in France and being an ideological party, where the ideology rides over the top of everything else, including common sense, they cause untold damage, like putting a child in charge of the helm on a cruise liner in port and hoping the ship does not run aground.
They subscribe to delusion economics, long since abandoned by responsible economists e.g. spending on grandiose schemes with our money, schemes we have absolutely no say in, then they borrow like there’s no tomorrow when it all goes pear-shaped, as elected socialist governments always inevitably do. Look at what Wilson did to the country. Look at Obama’s disaster.