French Socialist Gov Envisions Full Employment, French Islam, Police 3.0 and No Red Tape by 2025

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Also there’s a car that travels 62 miles on half a gallon of gas. And everyone gets a house. Also French Islam and Police 3.0. How can you say Pas?  Five year plan? Nah. Try five hundred year plan. Just raise taxes on the rich, make a wish and it will all come true.

Ministers were given a month to complete their “summer homework” on their “vision” for France in 12 years with answers due to be handed in on Monday.

But some of the leaked “visions” have sparked mirth by painting a fictional France of “full employment” with no red tape. It is a land that has created “a car that runs 100km on 2 litres of fuel” and housing for all.

Pierre Moscovici, finance minister, went on to predict “full employment” by the year 2025, describing it as a “realistic aim” for a country in which the jobless rate is currently approaching the 11 per cent mark.

Arnaud Montebourg, the industrial recovery minister, predicts France will create the blueprint for a “factory of the future” copied by the entire planet, along with a car consuming only two litres of fuel per 100km.

Manuel Valls, the popular and ambitious interior minister, predicts a “French Islam at the heart of the Republic,” and vague-sounding “Police 3.0” armed with the latest technology and “close to the people”.

That’s not creepy at all. But if you’re going to have an Islam close to the heart of the Republic, you’re going to need Police State 3.0.

Christiane Taubira, justice minister, sees an end to chronic overcrowding in French prisons, not by building more jails but by adopting alternative punishments and sentencing.

Perhaps the most utopian of all is green housing minister Cécile Duflot, stating: “Getting access to this universal housing will no longer provoke stress and uncertainty.” “Rather, it will be a pleasant step in one’s life.”

What a pleasant step it is to live in the heart of Islam under Police State 3.0 in Green public housing. It’s a Eutopia. Please ignore the beheadings.

In surprising news, Sarkozy is more popular than ever. I guess the French aren’t ready for full employment in Green Police State 3.0 by 2025.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    It used to be that if you went off to make strategic plans, you didn’t have to remind people to stay within the bounds of objective reality.

    It would be nice to have cars or a car that travels 50 kilometers on a liter of fuel. That’s not planning. It’s visionary and might be possible some day on flat roads with no wind…but it’s not helpful to the problems they propose to solve. Everyone already has that vision, they just articulate it differently. Like, “I would pay more for a car if it went further at a lower cost.”

    How does that help undo all of the idiotic policies that caused the root problems? How about visualizing honest appraisals or root problems?

  • Charles Sutter

    Need more proof that “Liberalism is a Mental Illness”?

  • DogmaelJones1

    The concept of “full employment” is as fallacious and fantastical as the imaginary 72 virgins (or was that “grapes”?). A nation with “full employment” has a static economy that allows for nil growth. It is an arrested economy that cannot last long because economies cannot remain stagnant. They grow or they die. “Full employment” does not take into account technological innovation or industrial expansion. No one can “innovate” because everyone’s locked into a guaranteed job. If Bill Gates or Thomas Edison matured in a nation with “full employment,”
    we’d still be using abacuses and lighting candles and getting our news from
    around the general store stove. So, good luck with that idea, France.

  • Larry Larkin

    What ever drugs they are on some of them need to be distributed to the wider artistic world so we can have a revival of Surrealism.

  • chan chan

    Brilliant, utopian clap-trap. They just never let it go, these totalitarians, do they?

  • Jakareh

    How is this news? Anybody with an ounce of sense knows liberals are lamebrained fantasists.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Damn…they sound almost as unhinged as our own political elite.