Socialism means never having to say you’re sorry

It remains to be seen what, if anything, the (warning, tri-oxymoron alert) rich French socialist Francois Hollande does with his own wealth following his election as France’s new President.

Maybe he could start out with a press conference with Warren Buffett?

We could call his plan for huge French taxes increases Mr. Hollande’s Bogus, or the hybridization of stupidity and hypocrisy. Has stupocrisy been taken yet?

From the London Evening Standard:

To the undoubted embarrassment of the most Left-wing leader in Europe, and a man who styles himself as “Mr Normal”, they [his assets] are valued at almost £1 million.


As well as the spacious Paris apartment he shares with his lover Valerie Trierweiler, Mr Hollande owns a palatial villa in Mougins, the hill-top Cannes suburb where artist Pablo Picasso used to live.

It is valued by the Official Journal at 800,000 euros (£642,000), and is just a short drive from Hollande’s two flats close to the promenade in Cannes. They are priced at 230,000 euros (£185,000) and 140,000 euros (£112,000). Mr Hollande has promised to cut his pay by 30 per cent after he is officially sworn in as president next week, but he will still be on 156,000 (£125,000) a year, plus fabulous expenses and other perks.

It seems that Hollande is similar in lifestyle to closet capitalist and East German playwright/communist show dog Bertolt Brecht.

Closet capitalists who proclaim their socialism (or communism) seem to make out OK, regardless of their posing.

Closet socialists (and communists) who proclaim their capitalism always seem to govern poorly, even as they avoid suffering themselves.

Pay as I say and not as I pay.


About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on May 12, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: