I noticed that I forgot to hand out last week's "idiot of the week award". I'll make up for it by honoring a very special group of idiots who have shown remarkable consistency in their performance over the years: the french Socialist Party.
Earlier this week, the Socialist Party (one of the last of their kind for which the term "Socialist" is to be taken literally) finally unveiled its grand program for the 2012 presidential election. The result is a superb bundle of dusty antics that bring back to mind sepia colored memories of the golden age of the 70s when being shielded from the responsibilities of power allowed Socialists to live in their own world where the laws of economics and mathematics did not apply.
It certainly looks like it...
Deriding the french left is of course one of my very favorite hobbies, but the Socialists are making it so easy lately that it's not even funny anymore. I miss the challenge.
Their program is so ridiculous that I don't even know where to start... Which of these dust covered policies that have all magnificently failed in the past and are living testimonies to the Socialist Party's state of absolute decrepitude should I start with?
You know what, I don't even want to make the effort. This program needs no further deriding so I'll just summarize it in one sentence:
Free money for everybody, more taxes on the rich, more jobs, higher wages, lower rents, higher import duties, cleaner energy and free candy.
I'd like to say that I'm simplifying but I really am not... If you want a good laugh, I encourage you to read the full version of the website.
In any other country, this sad bunch of neo-commies would have been relegated to the dustbin of history a long time ago. In France, sadly, they represent a credible alternative to the current administration. This country is screwed...