The Thinking 

France’s First Girlfriend

May 16, 2012


FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE, the new president of France, is the first to occupy the Élysée Palace with a live-in companion instead of a wife. The political journalist Valérie Trierweiler is pictured above at yesterday’s swearing-in. (Tiberge of GalliaWatch writes about the event here.) Mrs. Trierweiler still covers politics for a television network. She is twice married and twice divorced.

She has three teenage sons, who are now in the uncomfortable position of having a mother in a public relationship with someone other than their father. Concern for that kind of thing, however, is passé in France, where the whims of adults reign freely over the lives of children. Selfishness and superficiality are terribly enlightened to the French, who redesign the family while their culture fades into the night.

Mrs. Trierweiler, an attractive woman with a quintessentially French face, told the New York Times: “I haven’t been raised to serve a husband. I built my entire life on the idea of independence.” As we can see from her outfit yesterday, this independence entails a certain degree of sexual aggression.


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Hurricane Betsy writes:

But why is she outfitted in prostitute clothing?

 Laura writes:

An elegant call girl.

Susan Ann White writes from Ireland:

Marxism/Socialism has encouraged and promoted cohabitation, instead of marriage, so it is no surprise to see the new president of France living out his own dogma. The woman in question is obviously and blatantly a temptress, an unfaithful, selfish, immodest woman. Yet the world exalts such vile people. Biblical standards have been turned inside out, back to front and upside down.

Fitzgerald writes:

I feel sorry for her sons. Boys in particular are negatively affected when mothers adopt sexually licentious lifestyles. It’s embarrassing and they integrate it, at least subconsciously, as a rejection. Boys recognize this behavior as an outright repudiation of their own patrimony and by extension them. Males do care about these things, even though our society goes to great lengths to deny it and brainwash everyone to the effect that it does not matter. But men know better and often just shut up. As they say, silence does not necessarily denote consent.

I felt the same empathetic sadness and embarrassment for Princess Diana’s boys when it became clear their mother was tramping about.

Laura writes:

What Fitzgerald says is important and so obviously true. A broken family affects girls too, but girls are more likely to express their disappointment and to talk about it with friends. Boys do not. They hold it in.

The rise of homosexuality and illegitimacy is connected with this sense of betrayal.

Jane S. writes:

Hollande depended on Muslims from the Mahgreb as his voter base to win this election. But she wouldn’t dare walk through a Parisian Muslim ghetto with her crotch exposed like that.

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