Skip to comments.Les Intellos Speak: For French elites, Bush’s re-election signals the start of fascism in America.
Posted on 11/11/2004 5:43:19 PM PST by quidnunc
The French press has greeted the re-election of President Bush less than enthusiastically. On the morning after the result became known, the left-wing daily Liberations headline was LEMPIRE EMPIRE: THE EMPIRE GETS WORSE. (The day before, it ran a picture of George Bush on its front page, with the headline, THE MAN TO BEAT.) The liberal Le Mondes reporting was more measured, but its editorial began: It goes without saying that the re-election of George Bush is bad news. These are the only two newspapers that count for les intellos, the intellectuals, in a country with the lowest readership of newspapers in the western world.
The choice before the American public, according to the commentary in the two newspapers, was between reason and religion, tolerance and bigotry, cosmopolitanism and xenophobia, openness and close-mindedness, modernity and reaction. There are no prizes for guessing which of the candidates represented the former, and which the latter. For intellectuals, everyones mind is closed but their own.
An interview with Olivier Todd, published in Liberation, was typical. Todd is a highly intelligent and well-informed commentator, a demographer by training who predicted the downfall of the Soviet Union in the early 1970s, when most people thought of that nation and its bloc as a permanent fixture of the geopolitical landscape. It took some courage on his part to swim so strongly against the current of the time, and he proved one of the select few to understand the Soviet Unions weakness. Now he is predicting the demise of the United States as the only great power.
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Of course the average Jacque is not a bad feller. But they have allowed the elite, effeminate, socialists to dominate their civic life. They have been in decline since Waterloo.
Suspiciously sounds like France.
Someone email Germany. Tell them they can go ahead and HAVE France.
These french Hyper-Neo-Nazis are pissing me off.
Didn't know this about the French. Sweet.
If we're truly turning fascist, then we should expect the French surrender in about, oh...4...3...2...1...
Liberation is a communist newspaper.
Whooee...I'd say certain intellectualoids are just a little bit overwrought here. They ought to get out more.
IIRC, "The dark night of fascism is always about to descend on America, and always lands on Europe."
Strange comment from Vichy France, supporters of Saddam Hussein and Arafat - but to be expected from a bunch of collaborators.
Forget "Liberation", what did "Paris Match" have to say about Bush's reelection?
Not to mention their racism, anti-semitism, inter-class hatred, etc.
"Bushs re-election signals the start of fascism in America"
If this is true, then I guess our relations with the froggies can be expected to improve dramatically, soon.
Nah, it will be so much fun watching the frogs plant trees for "Our " boys so that we can march in the shade!
It's times like this that I actually kind of sort of miss LaBelleDameSansBrains - there's just nobody left to stick up for the frogs any more... ;)
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