America's French Revolution IV: Colonists in their own country
By Michael Moriarty
Recent French uproars over Iran's flagrantly nuclear lies and even France's mildly inferential protests against Roman Polanski and the special-treatment-expectations of Polanski's friends and fellow film-Progressives?
Is France growing up?
Or are the Obama administration's Johnny-come-lately foreign policy and its Progressive sycophants looking more and more infantile?
It was, of course, French film-makers that came first and most urgently to Polanski's defense.
Yet President Nicolas Sarkozy's "mark" upon France's self-image is increasingly visible and decidedly not de rigeur in the traditional sense of that phrase.
France's unquestionably committed outrage at Iran's Hitlerian behavior … an exclamation far more convincing than that of America's Barack Obama … and France's decidedly less than Parisian attitude toward the pedophilia of a well-known and registered French citizen, Roman Polanski … is there hope for France?
Prior to this, it would seem that France had always been, as even the French might say, cutting wind a mile above its own rear-guard. The now legendary contempt of the Revolutionary Elite for the bourgeoisie, the middle-class, those kind of people, in America particularly, who "cling to their guns and religion" … this highly, self-elevated attitude or, if you'll forgive me, French wind that has wafted for at least three centuries over the Atlantic and into the lowly and "Ugly American" noses … may very well be subsiding … and for very disturbing reasons.
With Obama as President, a kind of Yankee Neville Chamberlain, it's not hard for France to look braver and more Napoleonic before Islamic threats.
In this respect, Presidents Sarkozy and Obama, in reversing roles, with Obama behaving in a more traditionally French manner than Sarkozy, intend to compliment each other.
Obama looks European to the E.U. and Sarkozy appears at times almost American.
This may make for lovely chats while sharing bon mots in Paris but will either of them actually respond to the provocative behavior of Ahmadinejad … or will they leave it up to Israel to act unilaterally?
Netanyahu is never going to be a Neville Chamberlain and wait for Tehran's nuclear capacity to match Israel's own.
Who, however, will back Israel up?
It's the old joke of Tonto, in the face of mortal danger, saying to the Lone Ranger, "What you mean we, white man?!"
In short, the "French Revolution" and its "enlightened despots" have never stopped, never let up. It has only been exported to the White House and translated into "Change we can believe in".
With Red China, North Korea, North Vietnam, Red Cuba, the Soviet Union and now neo-Soviet Russia indebted, as Communists, to the initial meaning of the French Revolution's commune, to the ruthlessly swift use of the guillotine as a model for Stalinist and Maoist "cleansings" and the blitzkrieg-like nature of Napoleon's conquest of Europe, with this clearly unending and violent cry for "Revolution!" or a kind of French idea of lebensraum still being packaged in euphemisms such as "euthanasia", the primary goal of the French Revolution, certainly according to Jean Paul Sartre, the intellectual throwback to Robespierre, is the utter annihilation of the Judeo-Christian civilization.
For me, of course, that would mean the end of civilization itself.
With France and its unrelentingly Revolutionary self-image, its historic title as the actual creator and major European inspiration for the Communist movement, it must be quite a triumph to see the United States, under President Barack Obama, now assume the role of the former French Revolutionary Empire but with everyone sensing that Sarkozy is the "real man in the room".
The recent tribute to Red Chinese Communism by, of all things, New York's Empire State Building, this wedding of Communism and Capitalism, so mirrored by the 1911 cartoon of Karl Marx being warmly welcomed on Wall Street by capitalists, is the essence of the Progressive dream, one which has now been so clearly accomplished by the efforts of a bi-partisan, Progressive American Movement.
This increasingly infamous cartoon is the most hidden moment and therefore the most insidiously dangerous event within America's increasingly illusory freedom.
If American democracy began to be manipulated, in 1911, into becoming a profound lie … one actually ruled by a Progressively Bi-partisan Oligarchy … one fully committed to instituting the tyrannical principles of Far Left … very, very Far Left "good intentions" … then America appears to have lost what amounts to a two hundred-year-old, Franco-American War.
No wonder President Sarkozy is so much more muscularly certain than President Obama. It is Sarkozy's nation, at least according to Communist historians, that began the Real and Lasting Revolution.
Not the land of George Washington.
Of course, there is always the American bourgeoisie, those "Tea-Partiers" and "9/12ers" … throwbacks to the American Revolution that cling to their guns and religion and who kicked the British out because that elitists' monarchy had treated them in the same way the Obama, Progressive Presidency is now treating … uh … Glenn Beck … and Sarah Palin … as Colonists in their own country.
Apparently, despite President Obama, the more things "Change", the more they remain the same.
We're obviously in for Old Songs sung in a supposedly new but even more lethal way.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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