May 7th, France voted for freedom, tomorrow and the future. France is a place on the map rich for its history, elegance, creativity and food.
France also recognizes climate change and that clean air isn't negotiable.
Thank you France for croissants, Louis Vuitton, the Louvre, Winged Victory, Flaubert, the Eiffel Tower, Angelina's hot chocolate, Sacre-Coeur, Victor Hugo, Hermes, the Marais, Arc De Triompe; everything French.
And bravo former President Nicolas Sarkozy for dispatching fighter jets to Libya, avoiding the waiting bloodbath when Benghazi was surrounded and threatened by Gaddafi's forces. While nations dithered, Sarkozy acted. Other nations followed.
With frightening contrast, Trump's in reverse gear, taking the United States backwards. Make America Great Again, suggested America was no longer great. Noise. Derision. Many voted for the noise and derision.
"Lock her up," became his mantra. Rhetoric of an ill mannered child.
The ill mannered child continues to blame former President Obama for all of his failures and lack of accomplishments. He remains in denial about the crowd size at his inauguration, insisting his was greater than Obama's. Says the popular vote was rigged and has appointed a commission to investigate. His failed Yemen attack was really initiated by President Obama.
Presumably, Trump can't blame President Obama for his two failed marriages, six bankruptcies, the access Hollywood tape, weight gain, hair loss, dodgy dossier, Russia connection or the Trump University lawsuit.
The French already insist they are the greatest and didn't vote to make France great again. They voted for Emmanuel Macron, a centrist, who promised to move the nation on its continuous path forward. Take that, world!
Yeah, okay, got it.
Flying overnight from Nairobi to London, the captain announced the plane would be passing over Paris. Only pitch black darkness waited below, but slowly, mile after mile, one by one, lights began to appear. Soon thousand and thousand more lights spread across the darkness like a carpet of sparkling diamonds. Paris became a beacon of light.
The voters of France elected President Emmanuel Macron to continue to lead that beacon of light for the world.