French road: Diagnosis 2 – part 4


Returning to the problem of the abomination in terms of both smell and sound created by the excessive number of diesel engines in France — a unique case in the world — it is almost laughable to hear some people among the «submitted» accusing buses of polluting the air. What they ignore is that in a bus, 80 people can be accommodated in 25 square yards with just one nine-liter engine, which in most cases will last one million km. is more the reality. At the same time, they forget that diesel cars with just one occupant in most cases in an area of five square yards and a 1.6-litre engine are much more polluting in relation to the number of passengers transported. Which is the polluter in this story: the bus with 80 people aboard or the 80 noisy and stinking diesel cars?

It is a deplorable fact that not enough buses are driven by liquid propane gas (LPG) and that the latter is not being accorded its due place in the name of public health and humanity, simply because of the misinformation put out on the subject for purely financial reasons. It is especially deplorable that the diesel has been chosen in France instead of LPG, when other more farsighted countries have preferred the opposite solution. And, would you believe it, these same countries are the ones that have gone further in solving the problems of road safety. In this respect, a certain country located close to France, which hardly resorts at all to this form of collective assassination of its population and where the petrol is much cheaper and of better quality than in France, can set an example as regards road safety and, incidentally, show the respect which the authorities have for those in their charge compared with countries teeming with oil-burning stoves on wheels. One would think that anticipation is a philosophy that is beyond the French. And yet anticipation is a highly developed form of intelligence but one that creates great jealousy and requires great sacrifices, as history shows, especially through the lives of certain French scientists.

Here lies the principal shortcoming of France and the one that in the end will lead to its decadence towards a sub-state, despite its wealth in terms of money and equipment. I have on numerous occasions been in countries like the United States, Norway, the Netherlands and Switzerland and I have never experienced such a stink, such savagery on the roads, as those we offer our foreign visitors. I sometimes imagine an average American arriving for the first time in France. The taxi he takes from the airport is submitted to both the stink and the savagery on the road into Paris. He must be as afraid as at any time in his life when he remembers his own countrymen’s way of driving and, if ever he notices the battered state of the safety barriers along the road, he will have confirmation of his view that he has arrived in a land of primates. Being very diplomatic and intelligent, our American visitors will say without thinking: you French are the best nation in the world, but laughing up their sleeves all the time.

It takes all sorts to make a world — otherwise the world would not exist — but let us all the same move towards the positive and not the negative. One needs at least to have the courage to look squarely at the negative to try and eradicate it, not put one’s head in the sand. With such a philosophy of dominators and dominated, where the degree of subjectivity recalls a certain period in French history that was far from glorious, especially for the mass of its population, it should come as no surprise that the young from the inner-city areas, where they have been stowed like animals, go out and vandalize whenever they can. The young are sufficiently intelligent to understand and see what their parents were subjected to, in this field or in others, in the name of the subjectivity ruling in this country. The problem of violence in France, which is very serious and of which I totally disapprove, is only at its beginnings and will one day end in a frightful bloodbath and mass destruction, if our stupid and typically French subjectivity is not transformed into a reasonable objectivity. The music and the words of the songs coming out of the inner-city areas are a warning to the ruling classes, who would do well to try to understand the message, even if the language is unfamiliar to the ears of the trained elites. The message is direct, no need to hear it through the intelligence services who are in a ringside seat to observe what is building up but who unfortunately are not listened to because they are not given the place they merit. Anticipation is a very weak point in French mentality, as various events have proved. Anyone who sees the French drive instantly notices that they have no capacity for anticipation because they have never been taught how to anticipate. This is how French mentality works or, to be more precise, how it has been designed to work for purely economic ends in order that France may become one of the world’s leading powers even at the cost of destroying its population, destroying a country that wants to build its own tower of Babel.