PP INTRODUCTION : Are the French really smarter than the Americans? We know how the French love to have these big intellectual discussions with lots of people on French TV, but the litmus test will come soon again to prove whether they have learned anything at all from history. This smart fox Snarkozy knows that most French now reject Climate Change, and so departs from that official narrative, purely to gain more votes than Marine Le Pen. But this clown was a main tool for the undemocratic, illegal, colonial, imperialistic attack and take over (for the bankers) of Libya, a sovereign country that had the highest standard of living, not just in Africa, but I dare say in most of Western Europe! He betrayed his personal friend Gaddafi who gave him lots of illegal money for his election and for himself! And you French are going to vote for him again? For this establishment puppet? He will certainly not allow a FREXIT movement like Marine Le Pen, that is sure. If you want to defeat the bankers and become an independent country again, you ought to get her in finally. But most Frenchies are fully duped by the mainstream media, sad to say. and thus not much smarter than the average American.
This is big. The French press today is full of stories on the former President Nicolas Sarkozy “coming out as a skeptic”. He’s running again for President, and can see the ocean of votes in speaking out against political correctness. Sarkozy will have watched the rise of Marine Le Pen and of Donald Trump. The game has changed.
Pandering to the Global Bullies no longer works. Once the fear of being called a “climate denier” is gone, there is nothing to stop half of the political divide from a phase change. (Well, nothing at least apart from lobbying, donations and gifts from the $1.5 Trillion dollar Green Machine). The Brexit shock spreads. Democracy is not dead yet. — Hat tips to Phillip and to Benoît. ROM.
French voters will get a real choice:
Sarkozy comes out of the closet as a climate skeptic
Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy reckons that climate change is not caused by man and that the world has far bigger problems on its hands than global warming.
Nicolas Sarkozy, who is fighting to regain the presidency that he lost to François Hollande in 2012, has finally come out of the closet as a climate skeptic.
Speaking in front of business leaders Sarkozy, a candidate for Les Republicains party primary in November, told them that man alone was not to blame for climate change.
“Climate has been changing for four billion years,” the former president said according to AFP. “Sahara has become a desert, it isn’t because of industry. You need to be as arrogant as men are to believe we changed the climate.”
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Is Nicolas Sarkozy turning into Donald Trump?
The former French president who hopes to win the right-wing nomination for another shot at the top job has already shown himself adept at Trump’s populist game, playing communities off against one another in his own interest. Yesterday, Sarko was speaking to French business leaders and he said that it was simply arrogant to claim that the human race was responsible for climate change. “The climate has been changing for four billion years,” said the Republican leader, “but it wasn’t industry that turned the Sahara into a desert.”
Sarkozy told his audience that, in fact, population growth is a far more serious threat to the planet than pollution. “There’ll be 11 billion of us in a few years. Man is directly responsible. But nobody takes any interest,” he went on to say.
Back in 2007, Sarkozy assured a different audience that “we have to have the courage to define our policies while recognising that we cannot ignore the climate challenge, unless we want to destroy the very conditions upon which human survival depends.”