Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Europe's Growing Conservatism

Stories like this must drive the frequenters of the French blog some of us met at, nuts. It's about Europe's version of the Tea Party.

People are coming to their senses, they are learning that big government is not a panacea for every problem we face. I would put more confidence in a charity to help people than any government agency. I would allow for local communities and states to come up with better solutions for the local problems they must encounter, than any federal government entity.

When Europe bails on big government, you know it must be a bad thing.


Always On Watch said...

Greater numbers of European conservatives needed!

Right now, the movement is just a blip on the screen.

Mary Ellen/Nunly said...

Heh---I imagine an article like that would have blown Flocon's gasket on SuperFrenchie's blog, eh? I'd love to see that! Ahhhh...the good ol' days of French blog warfare. :-)

LASunsett said...


It has to start somewhere. It was a blip here once, too.

LASunsett said...

//-I imagine an article like that would have blown Flocon's gasket on SuperFrenchie's blog, eh?//

Can you spell "coronary"?

Chuck said...

The irony is the US will become the last stronghold for socialism.

Rocket said...

Don't know about the "Superfried" club. They were always insignificant to me as everything they bitched about the US under Bush came home to roost in France with Sarkozy but I can speak on what you said about socialism. We are still seeing socialism in Europe and will always see it no matter what party is in power left or right. It's in the gene pool. What we are seeing is the rise of a National Socialism in fact.

It is very difficult to take 27 countries and tell them all to work for each other. Europe is not the United States of Europe, nor should it be the depository for Northern Africa. It's Germany, Britain, Italy etc all linked together by economic treaties. There is no cultural similarities at all except that Southern Europeans expect everything due to them without working for it.

As for a tea party movement in Europe, impossible!! The people complaining about wasting fiscal resources just simply want it taken from immigrants (they don't realize however that it's the pure bloods who are using up fiscal assets)and given to them. A pig with lipstick is still a pig.

LASunsett said...


How ironic that would be to see the US become even broker than Europe. Think they'd bail us out and save us from ourselves like did them?

LASunsett said...


All things are relative. There will always be elements of socialism in Europe. There will always be those who think they are owed. We will always have that here too. the neat thing is it not going unchallenged and uncountered.

Like you, I think it was a big mistake to think that Europe was one size fits all. Cultures are similar in some regions but remarkably different from one end to another. It's that way here too but not as much so, because of the time element.

In Europe, the language issue is bigger than many people think. The think that has held this nation closer is the unwritten law that English is the primary language. The problem doesn't lie with maintaining a person's native language, it becomes a problem when a culture comes here and demands we learn their language.

As for Sarkozy, maybe he is not the panacea many were hoping for. But he has to be a lot better than Chirac. He thought he was the second coming of DeGaulle and had only a fraction of the testes. (Which isn;t saying a hell of a lot to begin with.)

Anyway, thanks for your input. Good points.