Monday, December 01, 2008

France yet to elect its own Barack Obama

Last week, the French national anthem was booed at a soccer match against Tunisia in Paris. A recent NPR story is full of predictable lamentations of how France is struggling to assimilate the same immigrants and their offspring who rioted three years ago (and continue to burn cars at a steady pace), given plenty of airtime by a sympathetic Eleanor Beardsley.

Okay, big deal, it's whiterpeople radio, after all. A professed hatred of Western civilization (or just "Civilization") and those who built it is standard fare. Yes, yes, we're all glad $400 million in taxes annually goes to funding the CPB!

But the story's closing sentence is what constitutes the 'money quote' necessitating this post:
"Omara says the problem is mostly about class and poverty, and not ethnic origin, but she concedes that France is a long way away from electing its own Barack Obama."

We used to celebrate putting people on the moon. Now we celebrate putting a mark next to a NAM's name.

6 comments:

popularsymbolism said...

Barack Obama fits all the qualifications of a 'poverty pimp' as Webster Tarpley coined it. Instead of being a 'uniter' as he puts it that puts different ethnicies together under the same umbrella, his campaign staff jump on every opportunity to play the race card.

Note how Ralph Nader was villified for making the remark that Obama could either be 'Uncle Sam or Uncle Tom for the corporations'. Why the big outcry over Uncle Tom - it's a popular derogatory term describing someone of African American heritage that sells his own people out? It's not a racially bigoted term by any means.

As for France, well, they have a Mussolini/Berlusconi-lite in Sarkozy, that pretty much owns the entertainment industry lock stock and barrel - and weds its most attractive starlets, to his ex-wife's dismay.

Sarkozy is coming after P2P networking in a big way, and even wants to go so far as to ban Source Forge for hosting an open-source P2P application.

BGC said...

As he so often does, the wise Thomas Sowell encapsulates this phenomenon - specifically in the title of his book: 'The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy'.

Looking at the US elite in relation to Obama-mania, one really wonders whether there is _any_ motivation stronger than an insatiable craving for self-congratulation.

But I suppose that such a need itself comes from the deeper deficit of guilt and a sense of low self-esteem - seen in phenomena such as low fertility, multiculturalism and moral relativism.

This is how we have an elite that does not reproduce itself either genetically or culturally - and believes it would be wrong even to try.

Anonymous said...

"We used to celebrate putting people on the moon. Now we celebrate putting a mark next to a NAM's name."

The neatest(as in compact, straight to the point) and most appropriate description I've read of the way things are today.

Audacious Epigone said...

PS,

Nader's Uncle Tom remark drew ire because it came from a 'white' (he's Lebanese, but I don't think that's widely known and is in any case less sympathetic than being black is) guy. Similarly, the LDS Church is being attacked for its support of California's Proposition 8, even though black voters are clearly the reason it passed. McCain's campaign eventually went after Obama's Ayers connection, even though the Wright connection was much firmer and Wright's commentary more politically potent, becasuse Ayers is white and Wright is black. Even though in every scientific survey and exit poll in which the question was posed blacks showed themselves to be more influenced by race than whites did, it was putative white racism that was cited as the reason for Obama's loss were he to come up short.

BGC,

But I suppose that such a need itself comes from the deeper deficit of guilt and a sense of low self-esteem - seen in phenomena such as low fertility, multiculturalism and moral relativism.

This is how we have an elite that does not reproduce itself either genetically or culturally - and believes it would be wrong even to try.


Wow, incredibly well put.

Anon,

Thanks.

Alice Finkel said...

It is not just a matter of cultural idiocy. It is a matter of your money.

Besides Obama's plans to greatly enrich his friends the trial lawyers, the big unions, and big environmental lobbies, I am concerned by Obama's plans to move large amounts of funds through the UN from the US to the third world.

As we saw in the UN/Saddam "Oil for Food" scam, everyone connected to the UN is corrupt. Many billions of dollars simply disappear into the UN black hole.

I don't know about you, but that is not why I pay taxes.

popularsymbolism said...

Alice: The UN has been set up from the very beginning as a means to world government. After World War II, it replaced the League of Nations (an institution that was viewed upon with suspicion for the very same reasons).

After the credit crunch is over and we have had another World War, you'll likely see the UN being replaced by an even bigger monolithic institution.

For the record, I detest globalism - and in particular this whole 'environmental' movement that Obama is pushing now. Note that here in Holland and Belgium, the entire steel industry has been protesting outside Brussels' gates - and they have a point. Companies in Asia (meaning China, Japan, and the rest) do NOT have to pay CO2 emissions, yet the entire western world does? This is mercentalism in reverse - giving the countries with all the production and sweatshops the privilege to produce and work with no restriction, while taxing the developed countries into high heaven and micromanaging the population under the guise of environmentalism.