40 years later in France…

Forty years ago, students in neckties and bobby sox threw cobblestones at the police and demanded that France’s sclerotic postwar system change. Today, students worried about losing state benefits are marching through the streets demanding that nothing change at all. Some things actually do change …

But some things we can for certain say do not change – people with too much spare time who have been smoking way too much pot/drinking way too much red wine (whatever floats your boat, I guess) should not read Marx and should certainly NOT try to get into politics. What doesn’t change is that they do it anyway.

This is what May 1st stands for. The working-class people (whoever those people are, most left-wingers of today have never even seen one) work (surprised?). They are more interested in that the company they work for actually will be profitable even tomorrow so they can continue to work their. The real working man do not want to have things for free, therefore it is wrong to steal from him as well. How can it be right to take money from someone who does right and give it to people who do wrong? Those who work ought to be blessed for their work, not punished. They should be blessed with tax reductions and not be victims of governmental robbery. I’d say that tax reductions for the poorest and for those who work the hardest is the most fair and just way to choose here. Surely tax reductions should be of benefit for everyone, but it is the most ethical and most moral thing to do to lift this burden for those the most in need who are struggling. The self-made man, the working man, is a HERO and ought to be treated as such …

No, the ’68 legacy must be liquidated, just as Sarkozy says. It has imposed intellectual and moral (cultural) relativism on the world and the worst thing is that these people now sit on power positions all over the world, especially on Universities. These people shouldn’t be allowed to have jobs! It is a good thing they retire soon …

BUT this “revolution” brought along some positive changes too of course in the rotten conservative state of France. For instance, thanks to the changes to a more liberal-minded society we now have a man twice-divorced as a President for France. I guess with all bad things comes at least one good thing.


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This blog belongs to Carl-Mikael A. Teglund - tegis. Swedish emigrant with a heart for languages, philosophy, history, and politics (classical liberalism in the European tradition). Go ahead and look, read, or listen. I'm sure you will find it interesting.
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