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France Has Its Trump

It is now clear that Donald Trump is NOT an American phenomenon, but just one of many such leaders who are seizing power throughout Europe. Poland has a right wing government that even is attacking abortion rights as well as attacking human rights. Hungary has Prime Minister Orban who has made his career out of attacking immigrants as ‘destroying the nation of Hungary with their Islamic values.” Right wing Trumpites are gaining  power in Germany, in Austria, in Germany, and now soon in France.

France has had the Popular Front led by Marine Le Pen who for years has blamed all problems on Muslim immigrants. Now, Francois Fillon has emerged as another right wing Trumpite who promises to make France great again by getting rid of Muslim immigrants. He termed the Muslim religion and its “radicalism as having no place here.” He is also against gay marriage and against abortion. Once again a leader who will make France Great Again by appealing to hate and violence. There is a strong probability he will this spring become President of France!

France Has Its Trump

World Cries Over Donald

World leader are even in a greater state of shock than are Americans over the impossible becoming the reality  of “President Donald Trump. Following are some comments from periodicals.

Guardian, UK:  “The unthinkable is only unthinkable if it happens. The Trump  triumph has echoes of the increasing alarming right ward shift in politics of other post industrial democracies to which  progressives have produced inadequate responses. It will be cheered in Moscow and Damascus which will feel embolded. But this is primarily an American tragedy.”

Der Spiegel, Germany: “Crude populism has triumphed over reason. Trump’s success is a shock for all those who had counted on the political wisdom of America. For Trump’s islamophobic, nationalistic, hateful statements only one thing can be said for it,  it won’t be good.”

Gerard Araud, French Ambassador to the US: “This is the end of an epoch. After this vote, anything is possible.”

Forgotten People–Refugees

I am old enough to recall when, not thousands, but millions of people were refugees in Europe. World War II created the necessity for millions of people to leave one area that was once their home, and flee to another since their home was now part of a different nation. Today, hundreds of thousands are leaving the Middle East, and parts of Africa in search of  a new life. Ironically,  fewer and fewer people are moving from Mexico, despite the hysteria created by Donald Trump and fear mongers.

So, what happened when MILLIONS were refugees. I guess since so many people fell into that category, there was recognition of the need to do something. Frankly, most of them did not have any nation to return to. There were at least a million Jews who had survived the Holocaust, and the thought of returning to areas of Europe where their former neighbors had aided the Nazis made it impossible to return. So, wha to do today?

1. Europe and the US have to invest billions in the Middle East and Africa to develop jobs.

2. There is need for major water development projects to deal with decline in rainfall.

3. There is need for a regulated, reasonable number of refugees for each country in Europe and the US and Canada. Actually, Canada already is accepting Syrians.

4.How about each college in America sponsoring ten refugee students with free scholarships and room and board?

Just DO something!

Save Morality In France!

There is a picture in daily newspapers of four French policemen standing over a Muslim woman on a beach in Nice, France. They are ordering her to TAKE OFF CLOTHES because it is against French law, it is against French values, for women to be on a beach and wearing lots of clothes. For most of my 85 years of life, the issue was that women were taking off TOO MANY CLOTHES ON A BEACH. But, apparently, I did not get the message.

These days in France, somehow, what one wears is a matter of national security. In a nation that has endured several terrorist attacks, how in the hell did they ever reach the conclusion that mistreating Muslim women will result in FEWER terrorist attacks? I thought that in a democracy, one had the right to go swimming wearing a bathing suit. The French had bought secularism to a new level of insanity!

Cover Up! Or, Don’t!

I  was born in 1930 at a time when women still wore one piece bathing suits. Most regarded themselves as more liberal, more daring, more sexy than women in earlier years who really covered their entire body. Then, came the  joyous 1940s when this perverted little boy gaze with wonder and awe at the new thing–bikini bathing suits. Oh,my God, we now could really see that women had bulging breasts! What a joy going to Coney Island now became. But, in all honesty, most American women retained the full body swim suit for the coming twenty years.

France is now in turmoil over the burkina. It is a swim suit for women that covers up their body,just as we used to do in America. According to French Prime Minister  the burkinis “are not compatible with the values of France.” Let me get this straight: France is worried to death about death from terrorists, but its prime minister is most worried about how Muslim women dress in the water! Which values require wearing a bikini?

Frankly, the only “value” pertaining to a bikini is sex crazed teen boys like I used to be! Take one guess what we did in the water while gazing at women in a bikini?

P.S. I can assure the prime minister, we would never have had sexual thoughts when gazing at Muslim women wearing a burkini.

Dress Well In Water

I was raised in an east European Jewish neighborhood in which many women wore head coverings, and many men wore a Yarmulke on top of their head. If one examines pictures of women swimming during the early twentieth century, it is clear that women covered their entire bodies with clothes. Of course, this was the norm in most CHRISTIAN nations of the western world.

But, today, there is great concern if a Muslim woman dares to cover up while bathing. Officials in the south of France forced a Muslim group to cancel a pool party because its sponsors wanted women to cover up. The wearing of veil and anything that covers the face  when in the public is illegal in France. So, we have gone from covering up in pools to wearing scanty swim suits because the entire nation would collapse. When will common sense arrive in France?

Frankly, take it off, or put it on are one in the same!

Donald Flunks History–Again

It is rather clear that Donald Trump and a history book never formed much of a friendship.  Donald on the origin of the European Union: “the reason it got together was like a  consortium  so that it could compete with the United States.” Now, if Donald Trump had taken my history course,he would have learned:

1. During World War II, most of Western Europe had been destroyed by the German army,and subsequent battles.

2. The American Marshal Plan was designed to help Europe rebuild itself, a condition for assistance from the US was for European nations to work together and share resources. America feared that unless Western Europe was rebuilt, communism might trump in their nations.

3. European nations came together AT THE REQUEST OF THE UNITED STATES. The last thing on their mind was competing with the United States. Their major reason was to restore the destroyed economies.

4. Actually, there was another  reason, American leaders wanted Europe to rebuild, SO THEY WOULD PURCHASE AMERICAN GOODS!!

Donald, have you tried reading a book?

France Under Siege–Why?

Last night in Nice, France a mad man went on a rampage and drove a truck through thousands of people celebrating Bastille Day. Yes, he was a Muslim. Actually, it appears he was of Tunisian heritage. The question arises as to why are so many attacks by ISIS conducted by those who have lived and worked in France? Answers to that  question in no way justify the actions of this deranged young man. Reality: Over 95% of Muslims born in the United States are assimilated and many earn excellent salaries. They are American Muslims.

However, in France, the vast majority of Muslims do NOT consider themselves to be French. Of course, many do, but there is a large number of Muslims who feel isolated from French culture and values. They never in school became proud of their French culture, nor do they share many French values. A high percent of young Muslims are unemployed or work at low pay occupations. Unlike, most American Muslims, they do not emphasize their French Muslim category.

A high percent live in slums without any prospect for a middle class life. France is a class based society in which those of the middle and upper classes ensure their children wind up with good jobs and a good life. The French people must:

1. Accept multiculturalism which allows groups to retain part of their culture while entering the national culture.

2. It must cease silly laws such as how a Muslim female can or cannot dress. In America, Jews can wear their yarmulke and still retain a job. Why can’t Muslim women wear the chador or hijab? How you dress does not alter your sense of nationalism unless society makes one feel that way.

I’m Nigel Farage!

I’m Nigel Farage, and you’re not. I’m the blooming guy who got merry  old England away from those bloody foreign animals who want to over run our beloved country. I’m Nigel Farage and your one of those Eyetalian wogs or wine drinking cowardly frogs from  France. I’m the guy who is going to make England a great nation again. Sorry Donald, I’m REALLY the greatest leader in the world. I’m Nigel Farage and we people of England don’t need any bloody foreigners taking away our high paying jobs!

So,those bloody Icelandic football players beat us in the tournament, the reason is simple, our English spirit has been contaminated by all those foreign immigrants who take good jobs away from us shoveling shit and picking apples! Well, we English people are taking back those high paying jobs forever! And, don’t worry about stock markets and having foreign business leave England and return to the continent. Just remember, WE ARE ENGLISHMEN AND YOU ARE NOT!!

God bless the queen!