Sarkozy’s Diplomatic Posture, French Elections: Cette une temps magnifique.
Professor Dr. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai
October 25th, 2011
This year, three formidable French personalities have
dominated the international media. They are, President
Sarkozy, Monsieur Dominique Strauss-Khan and Madam Christine
Eclipse in the West
President Nicolai Sarkozy has played influential politics,
which has put France on the world map again. Dominique
Strauss Kahn addressed the world monetary policies, with
great erudition. He became, as a result, a target of the
dirty tricks department and a victim of circumstances beyond
Madame Lagarde put up a resolute campaign, beat back her
opponents and became the IMF Chief.
Three famous institutions mould the French intellectual
consciousness and high culture. These are the City of Paris,
the University of Paris and the National Superior School. It
is most desirable to go through these academies, if French
nurtures high hopes.
I have re-read Vauban’s “Les Projet d’une Dixim Royale”
1707, Volume 111, and Bourlainvilliers’, “Histoire de
Francien Gouvernement de la France” 1727, in order to
re-live that period in French history, when the intellectual
prowess of the French was germinating and flourishing.
In the last French elections, Madame Royale lost the
election, not because the Socialists did not have a good
agenda, but, perhaps, because of her family life-style in
Catholic France and the intervention of the Spanish Prime
Minister, whose solidarity, seemed to have offended
patriotic and proud French people.
In my article written and published during the last French
elections by “THE CANADIAN” of August 2, 2007, I wrote that
“France must re-kindle a progressive socialist spirit.” I am
of the same opinion still.
Nicolai Sarkozy’s alliance with Conservative Cameron, in the
Libyan adventure may have pleased the avantgardists, but not
the humanists, who were taken aback by their nation’s
involvement in a desert war in North Africa.
In France, the humanistic teachings of Desiderius Erasmus
(1466-1536), who taught at Oxford and Cambridge
Universities, found and still finds adherents and acceptance
in France. This is perhaps, why the highly cultured sector
of French society abhors acts of brutality and wanton
destruction of human lives in the name of politics.
Wars will forever remain injuries on the Universal Mind and
will be etched in the living memories of many generations of
Military intelligence operations, wars, invasions and acts
of aggression and subjugation, which lead to inhuman and
degrading treatment of social humans by super powers, only
kindle the spirit of rebellion, revolt and terrorism. These
acts further jeopardize and impair the environment for
The French voters will take into consideration, whether
Sarkozy’s diplomatic posture has tended to portray France as
a war-mongering state, reminiscent of Bonaparte’s era.
The shabby treatment of the Romanians in France urges the
imperative that France must return to its refinement,
uniqueness and humaneness French new politics must propel
social relations towards progressive social change. French
people have rejected the capitalist system that serves the
interest of the elite. So, France should strive for the
socialism that will make her socialist and fundamentally
A big factor in the coming elections is the revolutionary
fervor that has gripped the world. The people of France are
likely going to adhere to their revolutionary inventiveness
and the populace may favour the Socialists. Their approval
of the anti-capitalist movement world-wide is a very
significant indication, how some French voters would react.
Some French voters remember how President Jacque Chirac
diplomatically avoided playing the game of participating in
the Iraq war and they having been asking for explanation why
France had forgotten its experience in Algeria, to engage in
a desert war in Libya. At a time when there is a European,
financial seismic wave, many French people cannot reconcile
spending huge sums in the Libyan campaign and the parlous
state of their economy.
A Nigerian returnee, who spoke at the recent BOSAS
INTERNATIONAL BUREAU seminar, deposed that Libyan soldiers
are well-versed in the resistance practices of General De
Gaulle and the French resistance strategies, which they have
deployed in defence of their country.
He said that the worst aspect of the resistance will
manifest, when the war enters the guerrilla stage. Iraq, he
said, will be child’s play. He said that some of the NTC
leaders know this and that is why they do not seem to wish
to bell the cat, asking, “Who will bell the cat? Also, the
credibility of some principal NTC leaders has been torched.
So, what was the hurry about?
President Nicholas Sarkozy probably underrated the capacity
of the pro-Kaddafi resistance. The acquittal of Monsieur
Dominique Strauss-Khan of all charges and his role in
shaping public opinion in France is a plus for the
There is spiraling world-wide hostility against capitalism.
The Western campaign against socialism and communism has
abated, as a result of the societal discomfort that has
gripped Europe under the capitalist mode of production
With Communist China set to dominate the world economy, it
is difficult to reconcile the condemnation of a system that
has brought prosperity to China, from which even the United
States has financially borrowed from, massively, and the
ranting of capitalist ideologues, whose anti-socialist
slogans and criticisms of the 60’s, now sound like broken
records, in the face of China’s and Russian development.
The West has experienced a decline and this decline was
predicted by the Russian author, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, in
his Harvard Lecture in 1976.
Europe and America have been piloted by young, inexperienced
leaders, whose policies ignored the core issues of financial
management and social justice.
The collapse of the Soviet Union sent many Europeans from
the East to Western Europe, which compounded the immigration
policies of Western governments and the employment
There has been a rise in global agitation for a new world
order, which is more humane.
France can no longer export its goods to the former Third
World economies and now has to compete with China, Russia,
the Asean states and Brazil.
The Political Ideology of Capitalism
Globally, the political ideology of capitalism is under
severe criticism. The souls of all those, who suffered under
the system are walking the earth. Those, who were captured
and sold as slaves, those, who suffered because they
disagreed with the system and its neglect of their societal
under-achievers, are asserting their spiritual influence
from the spirit world.
The fall of empires and social systems cannot be halted,
when the objective factors are on the ascendancy. In spite
of efforts by the Western press to down-play the revolt
against capitalism, the anti-capitalist movement has spread
In America, they blame President Obama for stoking the
embers of class struggle. Unknown to his critics, the
objective factors for class antagonism had existed in
America, since the cotton field tragedies, the Jim Crow
laws, the non-implementation of the UN Convention on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, etc
In their inane essays and commentaries, they invoke for
themselves a special dispensation from journalistic
responsibility, a kind of licence to philander through the
order of truth. They have peddled the most arrant reports
that regularly violate all the intellectual etiquette of
The write-ups are not based on verifiable facts. They tend
to amplify government statements. The journalists adorn
their thoughts with frightening frivolousness and they
become wholly insufferable as a result of their increasing
love for reporting scandals, with sweeping and unsupported
They paint pictures of metaphoric events in altogether
metaphoric circumstances. They hack private personal data,
which violate the rights of people.
These write-ups are not based on the noblest of feelings.
See what they have done to Tiger Woods and Dominique
Strauss-Khan. The impact of these injurious reports offers a
tragic interference in the personal lives of people, who
become conscripted and in firm octopus grip, with the
attendant loss of self-esteem.
Some French journalists seem to have abandoned their
journalistic candour and balanced sense of judgment and seem
to have fallen under the influence of mass culture
journalism from America. Someone must take over the
historical inevitability of correction.
Some influential Western journalists supported the bail-out
mechanism, in agreement with their governments. In defiance
of the fact that the bail-out system permitted hopes of some
measured recovery, it now looks like rewarding corporate
fraud and greed.
The diplomatic dexterity of Jacque Chirac and Françoise
Mitterrand, which enamoured the world to respect French
politics, must return. The French economy has been assessed
by the financial gurus at Moody’s and they have warned
France that its economy may not look very good, except
France embarks on a rescue mission.
For a credible reportage of the coming elections in France
to take place, the press must dispense with chanteurs,
propagandists, soothsayers, political avangardists and
French politics should accommodate the new trends in world
trade, international economic relations and diplomatic
relations, in the new era of popular consciousness against
rapacious capitalist escapades by the opportuned few.
It is time for France to correct the rigidities, distortions
and mismanagement in its banking system. The entrenched
system of privatization and commercialization, which erode
the social security of those, who are usually left out from
the greedy enterprise, should be reviewed.
In this era of European financial melt-down, France must
lead Europe in an effort to reach out to other states in the
emerging economies for their input. The G8 and G20 nations
have the tendency to talk to themselves. This attitude will
not help leaders to see the tapestry very vividly.
The globalization bogey, which was very fashionable a decade
ago, seems to have lost its steam. Against all articulate
authority, I dare say, globalization was foisted upon a
rather blinkered vision. We were not told, who was
globalizing and who was being globalised. We now know.
France seemed to have accepted the theory of globalization,
which was neither an acute or profound vision. It was not
motivated by the desire of oneness or equal belonging, but a
strategic contrivance to sustain the inequality in the
international division of labour. It was also an apparent
wish to discourage opposition to prevailing historical
injustices in the entrenched world financial system. Its
exotic print was hard to decipher. So, it failed.
The French voter should critically review the march of
France and ask substantial questions about the future of
France in a world, which has been entertaining us with
I spoke with Joan Reich, who lives at Paris St Germaine
about Mrs. Hillary Clinton’s unannounced visit to Libya to
offer help to the NTC rebels on October 19, 2011. She said
that the US belated show of concern raised eyebrows in
France. She feels that there should have been a concerted
strategy to help the NTC. She raised questions about the
lack of credibility of the NTC rebel leaders and their
inability to form a government. She asked, “Who was the Head
of State, who was hurriedly recognized”, before Kaddafi was
There has been no government, no ministers and no civil
service. Yet, some states engaged in solidarity recognition.
Now that Kaddafi has been killed and his government has
become extinct and a new government has taken over, it is
now time to recognize an existing government. Kaddafi is
dead, but how do you kill Kaddafism, which was an inchoate
social ideology, based of Kaddafi’s subjective world view,
but which was rammed down the throat of Libyans for three
decades? Is Libya going to be an Islamic state, a Western
style state, or a factious state, where warlords will
“Somali” Libya? I am keeping my fingers crossed.
The concepts of world society and the “international
community” are hard to reconcile.
My position is that in this Aquarian Age and especially in
the Era of the Gentiles, Atonement and the Brotherhood of
Man, I recognize the existence of “ Christ triumphant
states”, “Luciferian states”, “Spiritually strong but
materially weak states” and “materially strong but
spiritually weak states.”
These states are receiving karma for various historical
injustices from the three points of the triangle, from the
four points of the square and from the twelve points of the
Zodiac. The “Confessions” of Jean -Jacque Rousseau may speak
again to France.
The triumph of socialist states like China, Chile, Ecuador,
Venezuela, Bolivia, could encourage French voters to resolve
to put the socialists in office. It was the socialist system
in Russia that created the infrastructure that has enhanced
the establishment of a pseudo-capitalist economy in Russia.
However, the moral indifference and the attendant degeneracy
need to be apprehended in Russia. The supremacy of bonhomie
and concupiscence must be arrested.
France can transform its economy by adopting a more
progressive ideology to suit its socio-economic
circumstances. The success of French socialists will
definitely assist the British Labour Party in their struggle
against the resurgence of conservatism in Britain.
Professor Dr. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai is of the ADACHI
KINGDOM, Fugar. He is the President of the proposed Afemai
University, Fugar, Edo State, Nigeria.