The last two presidential campaigns have taught me that I don’t ever want to live in The Villages in Florida. The place seems like a fascist version of Disneyland for old people.
One of the results of Sarkozy’s harsh austerity measures in France — aside from his own loss yesterday — was the best showing ever for the far-right, fascist party, which got more than 18% of the vote. The party played down its anti-Semitic and racist views to focus on economic issues, especially leaving the Euro, saying that both major parties (Sarkozy and Hollande, who came in first) speak for the elites.
A very troubling development, but not really surprising.