October 09, 2003

Naive Romanticism Watch Dominique de

Naive Romanticism Watch

Dominique de Villepin has penned another quasi-tome in Le Monde. This time it's not about U.N. resolutions--but French decline. Soundbite: France ain't in decline. We're king (or at least the conscience) of the world!

"Et c'est au moment o notre pays retrouve sa voix originale dans le concert des nations, c'est au moment o un grand nombre de peuples se reconnaissent dans les valeurs que la France dŽfend...."

Translation: "And it's at the moment where our country rediscovers it original voice in the community of nations, it's at the moment that a large number of peoples recognize themselves in the values that France defends..."

What values are those? The obstruction of the legitimate enforcement of unanimously passed U.N. resolutions?

More:

"Point de dŽclin, mais un destin. Au regard destructeur et dŽsenchantŽ, j'oppose celui que je croise jour aprs jour, renvoyant l'image d'une France influente, entendue et attendue, respectŽe pour ses idŽes. Je veux continuer ˆ dŽfendre cette France audacieuse et solidaire, servie par un Etat moderne. La force du compromis national rŽside dans l'Žquilibre qu'il a su trouver entre sacralitŽ des libertŽs individuelles et solidaritŽ publique, initiative et protection, humanisme et universalisme."

Translation: "No to decline, but to destiny. To the destructive and disenchanted look....let's send back a message of an influential France, heard and waited for, respected for its ideas. I want to continue to defend a France of audacity and solidarity, served by a modern State. The force of the national compromise resides in the equilibrium that was found between the sacredness of individual liberties and public solidarity, initiative and protection, humanism and universalism."

Take that you brutish Hobbesian Anglo-Saxons!

Posted by Gregory at October 9, 2003 09:27 PM
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