Mr. le Marquis du Galipot (iwmpop) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Far sighted- Near sighted – blind – Arrogant- or just DIFFERENT ?
This is the relatively new French President, Mr. Sarkozy.
Very difficult to place the man, because since his inauguration, he has hipped up the Home and International Political scene to an extent never seen before.
Whilst the man speaks a lot of good sense, he also seems to have a tendency to imagine France as a major world power, which it maybe is, within the make up of the European Community, when it speaks (rarely) with one voice, or within the procedures of the UN.
On it’s own, however, France cannot be considered as a World power, with or without nuclear power, and Mr. Sarkozy has, both internally and externally, upset many people, through blunt and direct statements, with little “Diplomacy” involved.
True – good sense in many things, but to insist he will bring back French (and other) citizens from the Chad Justice system is going a little far. It smacks of racism, of colonialism, and of a great lack of respect for other countries and nations.
To insist, internally, that the Professional Fishermen, complaining of the increases in Diesel prices for their fuel should simply increase the price of the product to the Public indicates a lack of knowledge of the economical position of many, many, French citizens.
Fish is already a product up to 4 times more expensive than meat products, and anything up to 100 times more expensive than vegetal products, but remains (as the Medical professions assure us) the best form of nourishment.
Mr. Sarkozy is not a poor man, in fact he will shortly be signing the law which will double his own salary and those of his co-Politicians, and in any case gets most of his nourishment from official Banquets and the like, particularly since he no longer has a wife at home to do the cooking!
None the less, although little is actually known about his culinary, dietary, gourmet status, it would be preferable if he were at least to give the impression that he knew something about prices and some French people’s precarious financial positions!
To suggest to the Fishermen that the Government will give them assistance in cheap loans to bring their boats up to a better standard, and thus use less fuel, is simply saying that he apparently knows that his Fishermen are “pestifying” the open waters, and that he would rather like THEM to pay for the changes in their equipment, but at the expense of the customer!
Many of Mr. Sarkozy’s remarks and statements recall that famous statement a few centuries ago:
“The people have no bread? Then let them eat Brioche (cake)”
That lady had her head cut off!
The question will be, in the near future, just to what point will the French people and the International Politicians be so surprised, and allow him to go?
The limits are not far away, and what happens then….?
(Does he really believe what he’s saying?)