Sunday, May 6, 2012
Fascinating development in France
Sure, they're the French and sure, Americans think totally differently and we have the Tea Party--and Republicans and deeply Right Wing fringe--but just now, it's been confirmed that those crazy French have elected their first Socialist candidate to their presidency since 1995:
Socialist Francois Hollande wins French presidency
It is, truly, a fascinating development.
Remember when Britain and the US both elected deeply Right Wing, Conservative leaders in the 80's with our Ronald Reagan to their Margaret Thatcher?
Sure we do.
At the time, it seemed there was a bit of a Right Wing, international zeitgeist afoot.
Now, with this surprising development, maybe, just maybe there is, possibly, an equal, international zeitgeist arising for the workers--and "Left"--in the world.
As an example, here's a quote from this new President-elect of France: “My true adversary…has no name, no face; he belongs to no party; he will never declare his candidacy. He will not be elected, yet he governs. My enemy is the world of finance.”
I only say what I do here because it was deregulation and Right Wing, corporate mandates and direction that got us to the national and international financial collapse of 2008 to now.
It seems a bit of a Left turn, so to speak, seems at least warranted, if not long, long overdue.
We'd like our middle-class back, thank you very much.
(For anyone concerned about Socialism run amuck, see the last link).
Links: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17975660; http://www.classwarfareexists.com/france-elects-socialist-president/; http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/francois-hollande-wins-french-presidential-vote-over-sarkozy-exit-polls-show/2012/05/06/gIQAfUU75T_story.html?hpid=z; http://robertreich.org/post/22542609387