Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Tony Blair of England, John Howard of Australia, and Stephen Harper of Canada were all faithful followers of Bush. Tony Blair and John Howard have joined Bush in the dustbin of history. Harper had a change of heart and has knelt on his knees before China and apologized for his past arrogant attitude and deeds. This can help Canada in the most difficult period for the West.
By Dr. Sawraj Singh
Nicolas Sarkozy, the sitting president of France, has lost the first round of the presidential elections, and is trailing behind Francois Hollande as the presidential election now goes into the final stage. Sarkozy has already lost moral and ethical credibility by the recent exposure of having accepted a £42 million pounds bribe from Muammar Gaddafi to fund his 2007 presidential campaign.
Sarkozy is the last player of the reactionary, racist, arrogant, and opportunist gang of Bush, which now seems ready to fall and join his comrades in the garbage can of history. Sarkozy is the worst of the lot because he has tarnished the image of France more than anyone else in the gang. He completely reversed the historical course of France.
France can be called the conscience of Europe. It was the first country in Europe to oppose and resist the American domination of Europe. Charles de Gaulle stood up to the American arrogance and hegemony. He was the architect and advocate of the “Europe for Europeans” policy. France has been the seat of the slogan “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite” (Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity). However, Sarkozy gave the new slogan of “American slavery, racism, discrimination, opportunism, and exploitation.”
Why did Sarkozy reverse the historical and traditional role of France? I feel there can be two reasons for this. The first, just like Bush, he is a man of below average intelligence. The second, he hails from East Europe, a region notorious for developing a slavish mentality and adulation for America. East Europe, for all practical purposes, became a neo-colony of America.
Besides being a boot-licker of America and promoter of racist, anti-Islamic and anti-Third world policies, Sarkozy actively joined America’s aggressive wars in countries like Libya and Syria. Sarkozy actively worked to make this world more unfair, more unjust, and more unequal. By licking American shoes, he tried to glorify the slavish mentality.
Sarkozy’s defeat will not only help to remove an ugly stain from France’s face, but may also help France to regain its lost glory and prestige. It may also help to unite Europe against the jingoist, chauvinistic, and arrogant American policies which are responsible for bringing the world closer to a most destructive Third World War. His defeat may help Europe to bring sanity and restraint into the western alliance. Traditionally, France has helped to moderate the arrogant, aggressive, rash and crude American policies.
The European leaders like de Gaulle and European thinkers like Bertrand Russell believed that America lacked the culture and refineness of Europe. Therefore, eventually American leadership could lead the West to disaster and America needs to be restrained. President Bush represented the height of American arrogance and ignorance, racism, jingoism, and adventurism. His peons Tony Blair, John Howard, Stephen Harper, and Sarkozy glorified his crudeness and rusticity. Stephen Harper, by practically breaking away from the gang, did the right thing for himself and Canada.
We sincerely hope that the French people send Sarkozy to the garbage can and the dust bin of history where Bush, Blair, and Howard are eagerly awaiting him. This will not only be good for France, but also for Europe and the whole world.
Dr. Sawraj Singh, MD F.I.C.S. is the Chairman of the Washington State Network for Human Rights and Chairman of the Central Washington Coalition for Social Justice. He can be reached at