On May the 6th, 2007, 53% of the French population gave its voices to Nicolas Sarkozy, voting in favor of a man who promises to rebuild France economically, to re-create work and to give hope to the most hopeless people. Last Sunday, he claimed to give people of different ethnic backgrounds the same chances and severely condemned racial discrimination.
Sarkozy made a whole speech in favor of America and claimed to do his best to help African countries.
Full of self pride and of authoritarian principles, Mr Sarkozy presented himself as France s new Messiah.
Well, I would have granted him a chance, if it wasn t the same man, who ignited severe trouble in our ghettos back in 2005.
When somebody claims to be able to run a country, he should also be able to choose the words that come out of his mouth carefully.
If Sarkozy is against discrimination of any kind, why does he discriminate against young people from poor economic backgrounds? Why does he have to use demeaning words such as scums to define young people from the ghetto? Why would he claim to clean them up with a karcher?
Isn t that metaphor very close to the Nazis methods aiming at the Jewish people s extermination?
Mr Sarkozy, who claims to be the solution to the high unemployment figures in France already pointed a discriminatory finger at the jobless, calling them lazy if they stay unemployed over 6 months. Non content to do so, he also created some masked fake jobs in order to flatter the job center statistics, but that won t help poor people on a concrete basis while being in Jacques Chirac s government. Those jobs are (please seize the irony here) called contracts of the future. Contracts of the future take at least 70 % of poor people s welfare that goes directly into the employer s account. All fiscal deductions beside , the subscribers of those mischievous contracts – I mean people on welfare- will earn 100 euros as a whole for an entire month of work. Wow, I sense some progress!
Mr Sarkozy might be perceived positively in Great Britain, but the British media s vision of this politician is a wrong perception of France s reality.
Mr Sarkozy happens to be a great admirer of Mr Blair and is known to spend some of his weekends in London.
Mr Blair also seems to be a huge source of inspiration for Sarkozy s economical vision of France. However, a system that woks for a liberal economy such as Great Britain could dig France s future grave. France needs economical solutions that are adapted to its own system and mentality. In the same way, you could barely make a Â«Â little AmericaÂ Â» of France. America is a federal state, France is a centralized state, which is completely different. Mr Sarkozy doesn t even seem to be conscious of those obvious differences that make a country s personality.
Sarkozy claims to be Africa s new hope. I am not convinced that a man who spreads racist discourses is even preoccupied with Africa s destiny.
So what matters to Mr Sarkozy?
Power, money, and domination, as far as I am concerned.
A good part of the French population has been blinded by a greedy liar that is closer to a dictator than to a democrat.
Just after his elections, riots and manifestations started, particularly within the ghettos.
Let s see what the future holds for a France lead by a man who is obsessed with power and glory. Sarkozy already proved that he didn t really care about the underprivileged .
Lets meet again in 5 years.
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