Lucky France, lucky Russia
Catholic writer Bernard Antony's home page is full of interesting articles. Usually I'm reluctant to condense his writing, but in this case, I will make an exception. Here are highlights from two items:
Edwy Plenel, former militant Communist, former editor-in-chief of the newspaper Le Monde, currently editor of Mediapart, an Internet journal that he founded in 2008 welcomes the Islamization of his country:
Far from advocating class struggle or announcing that the great revolution is about to dawn again, Plenel is sounding like an enthusiastic prophet when he intones how "lucky France is to be the first Muslim country of Europe", as it is "to be the first Jewish community to escape the Holocaust," which is indeed a fortunate truth the causes of which are still being debated.
And then Plenel (below) goes on to say how lucky it is to be the first country in matters of Creolization and finally to be the eldest daughter of the Church.
In this euphoric and patriotic exaltation, Edwy Plenel might have used a more scientific method that would have led him to consider that there is no guarantee these diverse entities could coexist. While secularists, Catholics, Jews, and even Creoles can live side by side in a common loyalty to France, it is not pessimistic to assume that the growing Muslim population would not feel in perfect harmony with the others. Despite the time that has passed since 1948 we don't find mutual affection in Israel between Jews and Arabs.
Does Plenel feel a great fascination for Islam? This is what some members of the Jewish community who dislike him are thinking. But Plenel could not care less, for France will continue to be the first Muslim country in Europe, and that's what counts.
We should note in closing that Plenel might have recalled that there is, for now, a population of Muslims in Europe more numerous than those in France: those in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Albania. But don't fret, we will soon catch up and sit in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). France will be the 58th member State. What luck!
Note: That's news. France will officially be a member State in a major Islamic organization. To see a list of member States, click here.
Note: French readers can consult Le Point on Plenel's plea for help for the Muslims of France, whom he considers discriminated against.
Here's more news. One of Vladimir Putin's most important advisers is none other than Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former presidential hopeful who lost out to the illustrious François Hollande, after a minor misunderstanding with New York's finest.
In his article Bernard Antony brings Putin down a peg or two from his pinnacle as savior of Western civilization. But Putin's action may have been designed to irritate Washington.
So, Vladimir Putin has just added Dominique Strauss-Kahn to his trusted counselors. No doubt that in Russia's great palaces, DSK runs no risk from some antiracist chamber maid. No doubt as well that he will be provided with all the "human material" he desires, to use the expression he used during the days when he attended parties organized by the Belgian Dodo La Saumure.
Note: A reference to the sex scandal surrounding DSK in 2011. The city of Lille was one of the headquarters of organized parties (i.e. orgies). Dodo la Saumure organized the events and procured women. A lot of this information was kept quiet until the New York arrest of DSK. Numerous politicians were involved and the Socialist mayor of Lille, Martine Aubry, covered up for DSK because she was hoping for a high position in his administration when he became president.
A fine revenge on the puritanical America. In the ruling elite's country homes and yachts they're calling DSK "the new Rasputin".
As for Putin, he can do what he wants without risk of media voyeurs. And DSK finally finds complete freedom of movement in the land of Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great and Stalin.
Bernard Antony goes on to explain that many are unhappy to see DSK in Russia because in their fantasies they have created a Putin to their liking, one who is not a globalist, and now their imaginary Russian leader is discredited.
But in truth, Putin is also a globalist, but his globalism is different from that of American capitalists and European technocrats.
This is why, if I believe that a "world order", insofar as it can be made a reality, is better that a general world disorder, burdened with terrible conflicts, I have always said and written that I don't believe at all in the reality of a "new world order" as conceived by utopian globalists. Because from the evidence, all the great world powers have a different concept of globalism: the one that best nourishes their hunger for power. To this end, globalism according to Putin, built around the power of a Russian and Eurasian axis is clearly not the same as that of the White House or of the Brussels Eurocracy. Not to mention that we must take China, India, Japan and others into account.
The truth is that globalism is only an ideological toy with a lucrative purpose.
Note: He is, I believe, reminding us that despite the current emphasis on one world, one economy, one market, one people, such notions cannot be realized on Planet Earth where we are too diverse, too much in conflict with each other, and too attached to traditions to join in a universal consensus.
But he also points out that world leaders, while talking about globalism, pursue their own interests wherever they may lead. If traditionalism is profitable, they choose tradition. If multiculturalism is profitable, they take that path.
He's saying that Putin is a politician like any other who happens to be espousing some traditionalist ideas at this moment. Bernard Antony, an implacable enemy of Communism, has written other articles in which he cautions against an overly rosy view of Russia.
Only time will tell how sincere Putin is and how able Russia is to fulfill its new destiny.
Below, DSK and his wife.