French election and pro-U.S. sentiment
I can hardly believe the headlines about the conservative, pro-U.S. candidate winning the presidency of France at a time when all we hear in the press is how much the world hates us.
A French friend of mine told me once that the French did not hate America. In fact, she said, more of them support us than what we hear in the media. She went on to say that their media is also dominated by left-wing, socialist types as is our own media here in the U.S. We are constantly told by our own media how tax cuts hurt the poor, while the opposite is proven true, how we are military imperialists and that we all love the Clintons. She told me that while visiting her family back in France, they could not understand how she could be a conservative who voted against the liberal Clintons when all they heard in their media was that all Americans loved the Clintons. The international so-called news organi- zations are all very left-of-center, therefore we get distorted, untrue accounts of almost everything.
Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy as the new president of France will receive bad press and will have an uphill battle bringing the French economy out of the nannystate and into a growing, competitive spirit. My friend told me she was always mystified how much the socialists wanted to protect France from America’s influence, such as hot-dogs and hamburgers, while allowing a far-eastern Moslem culture to move in, set up enclaves with their own religious laws, and thumb its nose at French culture and law. There’s no explaining socialists, liberals, and communists. Thank God for a base of French men and women who see the truth about socialism and want to stop it. Leo Kuschnereit Midwest City, Oklahoma