Merci, Mesdames et Messieurs ...
Bravo, for the 'free' French!
They've obviously all read - and understood - the story of 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.
Well, This Old Brit reads lots of stories - including those of the 'Bard'. And, to borrow from one of his best, this cockeyed Euro-Constitution comedy has been a classic case of 'Much Ado About Nothing'.
So, yesterday the French voted "NO". So, what?
Today, the sun still rose. Then it set again, tonight. The cockerels still crowed. Croissants & coffee continued to be quaffed. The Seine flowed the same. Sacre Coeur still stood. Air-France still flew. Notre Dame went nowhere. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
So, a certain 'constitution' that's never existed before - may continue not existing. So what?
It's not as if anything's set to alter, as far as the people are concerned. Except, maybe this message to politicians that they can't fool all of the people all of the time, has sunk in where it needs to.
All too often our so called 'betters' have believed they can 'blind us with science'. They've believed that if they waffle enough - we'll be bound to waver. They've believed that in the main, we're all more vane than sane. They've believed we'd be too embarrassed to admit our ignorance. They've believed that because we didn't 'demand' more detailed explanations, they could deny us any at all. They've believed, that we always believe, that they know what's best for us. Well, we know they don't; now they know that too.
Ninety five per cent of ordinary Europeans didn't [and still don't] have a clue about the proposed written constitution's contents. That's the way the vested interests wanted it. Well, that's the way they got it; they did it their way. But what a shock, eh? In France, the ordinary man & woman in the street - did it their way too.
The only thing the French electorate knew for certain, was who definitely stood to benefit; ie: the 'globalization' gangsters and the 'world-government' w*nkers.
Armed with this certain knowledge alone, the 'free' French voted accordingly.
We should all applaud them. We should learn from them, too.