Sunday, April 22, 2007

Le Pen didn't make it: I am happy!

I don't need to burn my identity card just yet

I was so ashamed last time when Le Pen made the second round well I didn't vote so that was why. I felt it was my fault. But you have to understand when you have lived abroad for so long these things look so remote and at odds.

You must understand that I am also not big in politics - well more precisely - I don't have much confidence in the current class of politicians. Clearly having to choose between a corrupt man and a potential fascist was rather challenging . I suppose corrupt was better, at least he didn't burn the country funds on mammoth public project like his predecessor.

Maybe the new generation i.e. Sarkozy / Royal will do better. In any case with nearly 10% of unemployment my poor country need a miracle. Can Sarkozy / Royal change the situation? Have they got the guts to take decisions for the good of the country even against the electors opinions.

One thing for sure, I don't need to burn my identity card just yet, I might even renew it. As for coming back home, well not really. Why would anybody want to go back to a country in such a poor state! Sorry guys you have to wake up, you live in country frozen in history. Things have to change drastically, if not it is not going to go any better.

1 comment:

Christophe said...

Two figures (2005):

- poverty rate in France: 12%
- poverty rate in UK: 18%

unemployment rate is not the only figure to look at when comparing countries...