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“Optimism is cowardice,” said Oswald Spengler. We shouldn’t have false hopes. French President Emmanuel Macron will probably win this Sunday’s runoff election against the National Rally’s Marine Le Pen. Bookies in London give the incumbent a better than 90 percent chance. After the first round, President Macron’s lead grew. I have yet to see a poll in which Marine Le Pen is ahead. She’s simply in striking distance.

Candidates in striking distance don’t win unless they land a heavy blow at the close. Marine Le Pen hasn’t. Her competent performance in the presidential debate (see our account below on the debate) wasn’t enough, and according to one poll, 59 percent of viewers gave President Macron the win. Still, she does have a chance, which is more than could be said of 2017, the first time she faced Mr. Macron.

It’s hard to say whether Marine Le Pen would have a better chance if President Vladimir Putin hadn’t launched his “special operation” in Ukraine. In Hungary, President Viktor Orbán faced a tough race until the invasion. After that, despite journalists promoting his supposed ties to President Putin, Mr. Orbán cruised to victory. He won despite a coalition of just about every other party in the country uniting against him and despite furiously hostile coverage from world media.

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a press conference following his landslide victory in the general elections in Budapest, Hungary, April 6, 2022. (Credit Image: © Attila Volgyi / Xinhua via ZUMA Press)
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a press conference following his landslide victory in the general elections in Budapest, Hungary, April 6, 2022. (Credit Image: © Attila Volgyi / Xinhua via ZUMA Press)

Could the same factors help Marine Le Pen? Europe’s decision to cut itself off from Russia is hurting its own citizens as well as Moscow. Supply chain disruptions, combined with more lockdowns and rapid inflation, could be very damaging. President Macron has never been shy about seeking international media coverage, but he looked ineffective when he failed to talk President Putin out of war. Now, he and other European leaders are hurting their own citizens by getting tough with Russia.

Putting your own country first is usually a wise political move. Unfortunately, unlike Viktor Orbán, Marine Le Pen is the challenger. During an international emergency, the incumbent usually has the advantage. The president of the French Republic represents the state, not just the government, and President Macron has not let this war go to waste. He has said the election will be a “referendum on Europe,” and thus represents the idea of a united “European” power, something vaguely inspirational even if poorly defined. It also means he can smear Marine Le Pen as too close to Russia, and thus, not truly patriotic.

Whatever your politics, you can find a version of Emmanuel Macron that you hate or like. He has opposed “woke” culture with more energy than most Republicans, but has also denied the Great Replacement. In secret, President Macron may even understand race, though he posed in demeaning pictures with a shirtless black giving the camera the finger. One constant is President Macron’s support for a stronger and more united European Union. Turkey could have united the EU around European goals. Instead, Russia did, and the populist Right in Europe has suffered. European governments are eager to send weapons to Ukraine, but not to defend their borders. Europe is also being defined not as our historic home but as a bastion of progressive values supposedly threatened by Russia.

In recent weeks, European governments have built up their armies, talked about expanding NATO, and said they would admit Ukraine into the EU. Though Europe remains dependent on America for now, these steps could conceivably lead to a powerful, culturally united, and economically independent continent. There’s a case for wanting President Macron to win and further that vision.

February 8, 2022: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron. (Credit Image: © Volodymyr Tarasovukrinform / DDP via ZUMA Press)
February 8, 2022: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron. (Credit Image: © Volodymyr Tarasovukrinform / DDP via ZUMA Press)

That case is wrong. President Macron is part of a post-French and even post-European ruling class presiding over a dying civilization. In the debate, President Macron said France needed more immigrants for the economy. In 2019, France dumped African migrants on Italy, a hostile act. Mr. Macron also criticized the Italian government in 2018 for not accepting an NGO ship with hundreds of African migrants. He has said that France has no culture or identity. His European Union would be a shopping mall, with whites increasingly replaced by Africans and Arabs. In his debate with Miss Le Pen, Mr. Macron said he wanted to “build a better world for our children and I want to protect them.” He has no children.

Marine Le Pen hasn’t backed down on her nationalist policies. She would change immigration laws to “preserve French people from migratory submersion.” Emmanuel Macron scoffed at her proposals, saying during the debate, “You’re going to cause civil war if you do it.” Those words alone show that France is finished. If it can’t control its borders or preserve its culture, it is no longer sovereign. All the stories about “no go zones” in France suddenly become much more plausible. Talk of “civil war” makes Mr. Macron’s swagger about Europe sound pathetic. His power stops at the first banlieue. Mr. Macron is trying to discredit Marine Le Pen by tying her to Russia, but he is implying he’s the great leader of a united Europe when he can’t even control his own country.

And in his country, many people are suffering. Marine Le Pen almost failed to reach the second round because of the unexpectedly strong challenge from Jean-Luc Mélechon. He is the leader of the socialist “France Unbowed” party. A veteran far-left activist, he opposed President Macron’s economic policies. Critics accused Mr. Mélechon of being soft on Russia, but he still did very well. His voters are the key battleground now.

The center parties collapsed in the first round. The traditional conservative party, the Republicans, ran Valérie Pécresse. She won less than 5 percent of the vote, her party’s worst-ever result. Just before the first round, she said she wouldn’t urge voters away from any party, seemingly accepting the National Rally as legitimate. After the first round, however, she endorsed President Macron. She claimed that Marine Le Pen’s supposed “historical proximity with Vladimir Putin discredits her from defending the interests of our country in these tragic times.” Former President Nikolas Sarkozy, who used to pose as a strongman fighting crime, also backs President Macron. So much for the center-right, eager to fight Russia but too cowardly to take on invaders at home.

Jean-Luc Mélechon (Credit Image: © Panoramic via ZUMA Press)
Jean-Luc Mélechon (Credit Image: © Panoramic via ZUMA Press)

Mr. Mélechon’s voters will probably decide the election. Workers who want better jobs may vote for Marine Le Pen instead of Emmanuel Macron, the former investment banker. Others may stay home. Marine Le Pen’s best chance may be with those voters who wave signs attacking both candidates. Her own base (helped by an endorsement from Eric Zemmour) could turn out in force and win in a low-turnout election.

She should win. Restricting immigration increases the cost of labor, which helps working-class, left-wing voters. Miss Le Pen’s proposed tax cuts and aid to industry would help. She would also shift Paris’s focus back to France. She would use money spent overseas to help the French at home, something those who support the welfare state should welcome. Mr. Mélechon’s pro-worker voters should flock to the National Rally in the second round.

They probably won’t. Mr. Mélechon told his voters not to give a “single vote” to Marine Le Pen, though he didn’t endorse President Macron. Two polls cited here show a plurality of his voters may stay home on Election Day, with one poll claiming 44 percent and the other 36 percent. However, one poll also shows that those who will vote only slightly favor President Macron over Marine Le Pen.

There are voters on both the “Left and Right” — if we can use those terms — who should be able to agree on economic issues. Populism’s promise is that the people can unite around policies that would help workers and the middle class at the expense of arrogant, out-of-touch elites. It can come from the Left or Right and, at its best, should unite both.

President Macron is the very image of the elitist who cares little for the common man. He prompted the non-partisan “Yellow Vest” protests that exploded over cost-of-living fears, and showed how much workers disliked him. He mused about his “Jupiterian” presidency, and his top security official was caught on video beating a student protester. Film icon Brigette Bardot, who is sensible on demographic questions, accused President Macron of lacking empathy. If there is ever a moment for a “brown-red” populist rebellion, now is the time, and President Macron the target.

Yellow Jacket protest in Belfort on December 29, 2018. (Credit Image: Thomas Bresson via Wikimedia)
Yellow Jacket protest in Belfort on December 29, 2018. (Credit Image: Thomas Bresson via Wikimedia)

It won’t happen. Le Monde, France’s most prestigious paper, warned its readers that “there is still the unknown factor of how many of Jean-Luc Mélechon’s supporters will vote for the far right.” Unfortunately, that same story noted that in the 2017 presidential race between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, some leftist voters told pollsters they would vote for Marine Le Pen but couldn’t bring themselves to do it.

Progressives are so afraid of anyone the media calls “far right” that they will spite the Right rather than vote to improve their own lives. The Guardian quoted Mélechon voters who said they would now vote for Mr. Macron or turn in a blank ballot. As they explained:

  • We have to “keep out Le Pen, otherwise we’ll drift into far-right dictatorship.”
  • “I voted Mélechon because he was fighting for equality and there were a load of racists running for president. I’m wondering what to do myself, whether to vote Macron or just a blank ballot.”
  • “I think I’ll have to vote Macron in the end because the far-right rhetoric of this campaign has been very hateful and virulent. That risks leaving its mark on a country as diverse as France.”

Mr. Mélechon justifies racial mixture. This is “creolization” — mixing cultures until we have a common humanity. The writer and poet Edouard Glissant, who coined the term, calls it “irreversible.” During an early debate with Eric Zemmour, Mr. Mélechon promoted the idea. He said Mr. Zemmour had a “stunted view of France,” was a “danger to our country,” and promised, “You will not drive out Muslims.”

Muslims in France voted almost 70 percent for Mr. Mélechon, with Muslim social media reportedly promoting him so they “can live as free Muslims.” His strong showing shows there may be more non-whites than we think. France doesn’t collect race data, but the BBC reports that more than 10 percent of France’s population is foreign born. Many are non-white, and many native born are also non-white.

October 17, 2021, Toulouse, France: A woman wrapped in an Algerian flag films the protest. The banner reads ‘October 17th 1961 a state colonialist slaughter’. Dozens of protesters walk to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaughter of Algerian protesters by French police in Paris on October 17th 1961. (Credit Image: © Alain Pitton / NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)
October 17, 2021, Toulouse, France: A woman wrapped in an Algerian flag films the protest. The banner reads ‘October 17th 1961 a state colonialist slaughter’. Dozens of protesters walk to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaughter of Algerian protesters by French police in Paris on October 17th 1961. (Credit Image: © Alain Pitton / NurPhoto via ZUMA Press)

And many non-whites do not like President Macron, who said in 2020 that “Islamic separatism” was a threat to France. Yasser Louati, who heads an NGO in Paris, says that the election is a choice between “the far right and fascism.” He doesn’t like President Macron but says if Marine Le Pen wins, “things will get even worse.” Many voters already think they are oppressed, but won’t vote for Marine Le Pen. Many will probably vote for President Macron just to keep her out. She may be able to win some struggling working-class towns, but she won’t be able to win many Muslims, student leftists, and progressives who are morally driven by race. Many leftists have also convinced themselves that Marine Le Pen would be a dictator.

She will probably lose — for two reasons. First, hard-left voters will choose neoliberalism over nationalism. Mr. Mélechon doesn’t think Marine Le Pen deserves even “one vote,” despite his opposition to Emmanuel Macron. Voting for Marine Le Pen would be a moral crime for progressives who fear an imaginary right-wing authoritarianism. She will win some workers who aren’t ashamed of being French. Some of them vote for the Left because of economic policies that would benefit them, even if they disagree or don’t care about race. Marine Le Pen, and nationalists generally, can win them over — but she will not convince enough of them.

The second reason is that Muslims are not (yet) building their own political parties. Instead, they are voting for hard-left parties. With France’s Left willing to dissolve French identity into a “creole” world and unwilling to expel immigrants even though they pull down wages, Muslims don’t need their own parties. They can work within existing leftist groups, helped by young whites who believe in white privilege and critical race theory.

Still, Michel Houellebecq, one of our age’s great writers, had it backwards when he wrote Submission. Muslims are not turning France into a conservative, Islamic, and more energetic nation. They are simply becoming part of the leftist coalition of anyone who isn’t white. There may be some separatist Muslim groups, but so long as they can do what they want in their own neighborhoods, they will vote for parties that support gay rights and social liberalism. They’ll get handouts, confident that no government will touch them for fear of “civil war.”

The same is true in America. Ilhan Omar is a Muslim but hardly a champion of social conservatism. Keith Ellison was a Muslim black nationalist, but now is part of Democrat leadership. Even Malcolm X ditched self-determination for the more profitable game of threatening whites and begging for scraps. The supposedly devout Muslim mixed easily with Trotskyites.

Instead of “Islamo-fascism,” the real Muslim threat in Europe might be another permanent underclass that makes especially large demands. White progressives and conservative Muslims may not get along in person, but they can’t be split politically. They have a common enemy in patriots, and therefore share common interests. White progressives also believe in, celebrate, and will fight for white decline.

This is why Marine Le Pen will lose again, even though she has an economic program that should carry her to victory. The modern Left is primarily a cultural movement, one that is “anti-racist.” Mr. Mélechon’s voters surely include some who would vote their economic interests by supporting Marine Le Pen, but that minority doesn’t represent the modern Left. If you truly believe you’re on the brink of a right-wing dictatorship, you vote for the guy you hate (President Macron) but don’t fear.

Marine Le Pen softened her image as much as possible without sacrificing core principles. She had a more hardline candidate in Éric Zemmour to smooth her path. She faces an arrogant president who doesn’t seem to care about French workers or rising costs-of-living. All those opposed to the system should be joining her — but they won’t.

They won’t because the entire Western moral order is based on fighting racism. World War II was retconned into a holy war against racism, the gravest sin in the progressive religion. This essentially religious movement whips up moral panics and unites disparate groups against the mortal threat. “Racism” is so broadly defined that anti-racists are in a state of permanent revolution, constantly looking for “Nazis” who don’t exist. Marine Le Pen’s accomplishments in the face of all this are heroic.

April 16, 2022, Paris, France – Demonstration to say no to the far right. (Credit Image: © Vincent Isore / IP3 via ZUMA Press)
April 16, 2022, Paris, France – Demonstration to say no to the far right. (Credit Image: © Vincent Isore / IP3 via ZUMA Press)

We have more in common with nationalists in France, Germany, Italy, and other European nations than with many fellow Americans. However, while anti-white movements can be universal, nationalists are fighting separate battles. We may be waging desperate struggles to win control of nations that long since lost their cohesion. We’re nationalists without a nation. Perhaps we need to start thinking about that nation — a white nation, a place where all those of the West can build a common civilization.

There’s not much the National Rally could have done differently, and circumstances favored them. Marine Le Pen may not be the best candidate and someone new may emerge. However, even though her National Rally is growing, the system is rigged against it because the party must defeat every other political force in the country at once. Everyone is united against Marine Le Pen, even the center-right Republicans.

We need to defeat systems like this in every single white country. We must never give up on conventional politics, if only to spread a message, but in most “democracies,” the purpose of the political system seems to be keeping nationalists out of power.

* * *

The Debate This Time

Credit Image: © Maxppp via ZUMA Press
Credit Image: © Maxppp via ZUMA Press

Even Marine Le Pen herself admits that she failed miserably when she debated Emmanuel Macron before the second round of the election in 2017. She was hostile, nervous, and badly prepared. This time, she was calm, polite, and had a good grasp of both her own policies and those of her opponent. It was Mr. Macron who got excited, who gesticulated and smirked, was sometimes condescending, and repeatedly interrupted his opponent. Miss Le Pen appeared vastly more “presidential” than the last time, in a debate between equals with different conceptions of how France should be governed. Still, it would be difficult to deny that Mr. Macron is smarter and smoother, and probably made fewer mistakes on facts and figures, but there was never a moment when he caught Miss Le Pen in an embarrassing mistake.

It was a disappointment for many foreign viewers that crime and immigration did not come up until near the end of a two-and-a-half hour debate. Most of the give-and-take was about how to deal with inflation, what to do about Ukraine, the EU, retirement age, climate change, energy policy, how to make France more innovative, and how to improve schools and hospitals.

The point on which Mr. Macron pushed Miss Le Pen most aggressively was her relationship with Russia, specifically, her campaign debt to a Russian bank that is said to be close to the Kremlin. He charged that in any negotiation with Vladimir Putin, she would be talking to her banker, not to the Russian head of state and that she had put herself into an inexcusable position of weakness. Miss Le Pen explained that she had to borrow abroad because no French bank would lend to her, which was a sign of the anti-democratic spirit of the French establishment. She said the party went into debt because it is not wealthy, and — this was the only time she became emotional — insisted that she is a staunch French patriot who will always put the nation’s interests first. She said it was an inexcusable insult to claim she could not represent France with the full powers of her office. The Russian debt is well known, so this exchange probably did not hurt her. She denounced Russian aggression in very strong terms, which belied any subservience to Russia or Mr. Putin.

There was a sharp exchange between the two candidates on women wearing veils in public, which Miss Le Pen would forbid. Mr. Macron called this a treasonous offense against the Enlightenment and the universalist spirit of France, and would require forbidding all religious symbols in public, including crosses and yarmulkas. Miss Le Pen said — all too often — that she is not against Islam or Muslims but against Islamization. She called the veil a hostile expression against France, and hopes that Christian and Jews would forego their symbols if that were necessary to ban the veil. She attacked Mr. Macron for not expelling nearly enough illegals and radical imams. She noted — and Mr. Macron did not deny — that only 10 percent of the people ordered out of France are actually expelled.

As for immigration — which she called “massive and anarchic” — Miss Le Pen proposed a national referendum that could change the French constitution so as to discriminate in favor of the French in employment and subsidized housing. She would also forbid amnesty for any illegal and expel all criminal foreigners. She would reject every asylum request made on French territory, deport all potential asylees, and make them apply from outside France. Mr. Macron said France needs productive immigrants to help the economy, and touted his fight against Islamic extremists.

Miss Le Pen spoke fervently about the importance of restoring respect for the police — even for showing love for them — and reminded the French that the police are their sole protection against rising barbarism. She listed crime increases, even in the countryside, where livestock are rustled and fertilizer supplies are stolen. And she made a clear connection between immigration — foreigners — and rising crime. She insisted on harsher sentences for criminals and called for more prisons to hold convicts longer.

The only chance for Miss Le Pen to win will be if she can win support from leftists, who do not have a clear champion in the second round. For leftists, it matters more what she said about economic policy than about immigration or Islam. She was therefore consistently to Mr. Macron’s left; she would keep the retirement age low, cut taxes on food and fuel, exempt young people from paying income tax, and let them ride for free on public transport in off hours. She wants a more generous social safety net across the board.

This debate was by no means a knockout blow, but if Miss Le Pen manages to win in the second round, this debate will certainly have helped her.

(Republished from American Renaissance by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. My prediction: Le Pen loses.
    It doesn’t matter even if she wins, she’s merely a milquetoast cuck (unless if she’s hiding her true self).

    • Agree: Escher
  2. So if I asked the average Macron voter why he or she is voting for him, what would be the answer? What do they like about him? If they were honest about it is the answer, “So I can smugly feel superior to backwards nationalists in Hungary, Poland, and the American hinterlands?”

    If all that democracy offers at the end of the day is people continually reelecting incumbents due to familiarity / name recognition then let’s bring the curtain down on this flawed system. At least in its current form.

    • Replies: @216
    , @Realist
  3. How long until France is officially Third World?

    • Replies: @Old Brown Fool
  4. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s the standard scenario by now: Le Pen faces [whoever] in the second round, loses the vote to “anyone but Le Pen”. Take it to the bank. Le Pen has to go.

  5. Altai says:

    You have to understand that there are certain aspects to American ‘wokeness’ that are simply different to European progressiveness and Macron is reacting to that. Indeed transgenderism may be tolerated and laws changed in Europe but it just simply isn’t as celebrated or in your face as it is in the US and Canada. There is maybe a sense that America has become too much a hodge-podge of people and has lost touch with concrete real human reality. Ultimately in France there are 3 or 4 big cities and only one Paris and it and Marseille (Already lost in terms of being a desirable place to live for a Gallic person unless you own a yacht) have powder kegs of black and Arabs and riling them up with resentment in terms of race and colonial history poses a serious risk for France that isn’t there for the US or most other European countries. (It’s hard to think of a country with as significant a black population except maybe the Netherlands and even then there is no comparison with Paris)

    The English language social media has lost it’s mind completely due to places like Tumblr creating the first political ideologies fomented by teenage girls with BPD and only France’s steadfast lower level of English proficiency and innate suspicion of Anglo-Saxons and derived societies has saved it from complete madness. English is the language of just about every bad policy idea from the last 60 years.

    Macron is doing the de Gaulle ‘I have understood you’ bit. Macron seeks to temper feelings of the current Republic’s legitimacy from all sides by admitting to the undesirability of certain policies in a way that is unusual but which ultimately do not signal any change of policy.

    The Russians invasion of Ukraine is something that Macron was particularly scared about. There is no good reason for France to be in NATO, (As it’s long absence throughout the most heated parts of the Cold War until it’s end attests) it has nukes and and it is not popular among the public and there is a very appreciated sense that not only is this whole conflict one started and sought by the Americans but is a complete shitshow. (Ukraine can’t back down and won’t be allowed, Russia can’t back down and the US just wants to keep this going as a long Chechen war on the Dneiper. Whomever wins or loses it’s nothing but bad news for Europe) He solves no problems indeed he brings new ones in terms of callow neoliberal ‘reforms’ (As if quality of life for the poor and middle classes in France isn’t bad enough) he doesn’t want to be associated with insane neocon policy that is threatening the economy and stability of Europe. Both the far left and far right support Gaullist foreign policies and so does the public.

    But he is the hollowman, there is no there there and there is no future for the French political establishment, they’ve run out of bodies and politicians. Similar to everywhere in the West the managerial neoliberal political elites have begun to show the effects of a 2 generations of anyone with any ounce of integrity or independent thought being purged from politics. They don’t have any charismatic or even adequate leaders, only people who remind the public of every boss or manager they ever felt talked down to them despite being less competent and honest. But it looks like they will win this one too.

    • Thanks: houston 1992, Robert Bruce
  6. ricpic says:

    How a Frenchman can vote for his own extinction is beyond me. And yet the French (and many of us as well) do. Over and over again. Drown in Muslims rather than be labelled “intolerant” or, heaven forbid, “racist.” And they make the choice to drown.

    P.S. Quite refreshing and true to hear Houellebecq described as “one of our age’s great writers.”
    I’d be hard pressed to think of a single other serious contemporary writer.

  7. 216 says: • Website
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Boomers believe that Le Pen will wreck the economy and imperil their pensions, they also hate Le Pen Sr.

  8. The jews will fuck Le Pen out of it the same way they fucked Trump.

    Macron should not be allowed to live.

  9. Dr. Doom says:

    Voter fraud and lugenpresse polls cannot stop REALITY.
    There will be a WAR. To end the Synagogue of Satan FOREVER.

    Civil War II has already started in America, whether they acknowledge it or not.
    World War III will EXTERMINATE the useless and leave the Future.

    A New World Order is rising. ETHNONATIONALISM.
    You cannot stop an idea whose Time has Come.

  10. Dumbo says:

    Meh. Both are bad. Macron is a Rothschild boy. Le Pen is weak and can’t save France. She ain’t Saint Jeanne d’Arc. Though she was less enthusiast than Macron for the Covid vaccine state, so I prefer her.

  11. Ghali says:

    Very incoherent rambling. The reason Urban won is because of his relations with Putin and his independent politics. Urban is not Erdogan. He is more consistent and trustworthy than Erdogan. Erdogan is a terrorist head of state. Just like Erdogan, Macron is another international terrorist. Macron is a US puppet controlled by Jews from behind. In fact, Macron is a creation of Jews, just like Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump and Biden are creations of Jews. All Macron’s politics is Jews politics.

    Restricting immigration (a.k.a. non-white immigrants) is the evil scapegoat to win elections. Unlike the dirty Neo-fascists Eric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen, Jean-Luc Mélechon is a French nationalist of a progressive and humane outlook. However, like all Europeans and Anglo-Americans, the white French people are brainwashed people. They have a deeply-entrenched racism towards non-white people, Africans and Arabs, Muslims in particular (less than 5% of Europe’s population). Racism is in Europeans genetic makeup. On Sunday, the Jews will have their creation and he will win. Election is a tool to con and manipulate the people.

  12. If it were not for America the French would be speaking German. In WW3, they will be speaking an Angelic tongue spoken by celestial beings in nirvana.
    I would not shed a single drop of blood for France.

    • Replies: @erzberger
  13. Progressives are so afraid of anyone the media calls “far right” that they will spite the Right rather than vote to improve their own lives.

    If you truly believe you’re on the brink of a right-wing dictatorship, you vote for the guy you hate (President Macron) but don’t fear.

    These observations about the typical irrationality of a substantial sector of the electorate highlights the overriding power of fear as a behavioral stimulus and the effectiveness of the mass media in their ability to induce this vivid emotional response, which functions above multiple cognitive levels.

    If sentiments or policies that could be perceived as racist might compel a few individuals or agitated hordes of dark savages to wantonly strike at the population in public spaces with knives, machetes, or motor vehicles as weapons, out of anger and frustration, this (a “civil war“) is a prospect to be avoided. As we saw, similar violent phenomenon was on display in some US cities during the summer of 2020, in the form of arson and gunfire.

  14. Well, no poller believed in 2016 that Donald Trump could win against Killary Clinton. And we all remember how that one turned out. The Donald probably could’ve one a second term, if the vote wasn’t stolen.

    • Replies: @Realist
  15. Muslims are not turning France into a conservative, Islamic, and more energetic nation. They are simply becoming part of the leftist coalition of anyone who isn’t white.

    Bingo! Forget the stuff the chattering classes, journalists and analysts bang on about. “… Inflation, what to do about Ukraine, the EU, retirement age, climate change, energy policy, how to make France more innovative, and how to improve schools and hospitals” — those are decoys. The real issue, the only one that actually moves the needle, is race. The left has gone all in for anti-whiteness, betting that it can unite not only “persons of color” but whites hitching a ride to power by joining the racial gangsters.

    There will be no stopping the gathering oppression of whites until we can publicly acknowledge it instead of getting sucked into debate about superficial talking points.

    • Agree: Old and Grumpy, Bookish1
    • Replies: @RestiveUs
  16. Miro23 says:

    A quick way to see who should win is to check the MSM line. The MSM is wholly owned by the WEF/Davos crowd and they use it to further their interests – which are the interests of that rootless financial/global elite – not the public.

    Following this line in the US, the WEF chose Clinton over Trump. A NWO agent vs. a US nationalist and interestingly Trump won despite the predictions and massed MSM opposition.

    In Hungary, the WEF MSM demonized Orban, a Hungarian nationalist but he also won by a surprisingly large margin.

    A conclusion, is that the public no longer trust the media. Polls are manipulated or voters don’t reveal their true voting intentions. Either way the surprises seem to be on the side of nationalists.

    If it works the same way in France, then Le Pen has more support than would appear, which would make the vote closer, or she may actually win. A secondary indicator is that a majority in France actually support the quite extreme headscarves policy – showing that they want a confrontation on the immigration/race issue and only Le Pen can bring it.

    In general, the French feel that their country is in bad trouble, and that Macron isn’t going to fix it. He’s a classic elite/banker type hyped by an enemy MSM who’s not going to reverse the trend. All the talk about racism is just reminding the majority (who don’t celebrate “diversity”) that France has a big race problem.

  17. GMC says:

    It’s all been manipulated and planned decades in advance – who the parties will be, who the opposition will be – who to place in the Elections in order to be guys like Melechon, bought off, in order to spoil one or the other. This keeps a promising change – Out of the picture. 60% of the people hate Macron – how does he get elected? Joe Biden style – that’s how.

    • Agree: Realist, RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  18. Robert T. says:

    The difference between France and Hungary is a obvious one.

    Hungary has not ruined it’s country by importing the 3rd world on a massive scale, and then use it’s media to tell the native population that they are horrible people and should be ashamed for being born, and that the foreign people are just as Hungarian as they are! No, they are MORE than they are!

    This is what has happened to France. Same with the UK, Sweden, Italy to a extent, on and on. Those 3rd worlders vote for Macron and it’s at critical mass now where they are dictating the future of France election wise. If Macron wins and he likely will, he owes it to the 3rd worlders that are replacing the native French people.

    Hungary can have landslide victories for a Hungarian 1st party as the country is 99% Hungarian and the people vote on who will do what’s best for them. Anything that is not Hungary related doesn’t even factor in, thanks to their past and present leadership not selling them out and importing 3rd world “new” voting blocks for themselves.

    I fully expect in my life time to see a Islamist party in France became a dominant block, if not, the main block. The demographics are destiny and that’s where it is heading. They are certainly not becoming “French” that’s for sure, more like becoming Algeria.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @GMC
  19. Islamo-fascism is a threat, though it may not seem like it right now. Throughout the 1970s in Iran, both Muslims and progressives worked to overthrow the Shah. Once the Shah was gone, Ayatollah Khomeini returned, and progressives welcomed him. He turned around and stabbed them in the back, slaughtering many of them. Khomeini destroyed the left in Iran, and Muslims will destroy the left (and everyone else) in the West, once they get enough numbers. And there is nothing to stop them from getting enough numbers.

    I mention the massacre of leftists in Iran to leftists here in the West as often as I can, but they still don’t get it. All they can think about is that Muslims were oppressed by the West. Some of them even think that Muslims were always oppressed by the West and that the oppression goes back into pre-Islamic times. I used to think of leftists as smart and knowledgeable, but they are really dumb and ignorant.

  20. gotmituns says:
    @Vergissmeinnicht

    she’s merely a milquetoast cuck
    —————————————-
    Women cannot lead. Anyone who thinks following a woman will lead to any type of success needs their head examined.

    • Agree: Robert Bruce
  21. Karl1906 says:

    It’s the same shitty rigged game as always! As long as it’s a Le Pen only the globalist candidate will win. No matter what. So get rid of Le Pen FIRST AND FOREMOST!

    Zemmour vs. Melenchon now THAT was interesting! Zemmour is an intellectual and much less “right” than “conservative” – in the positive sense. Had he been positioned against Macron this election would have been over the first time with him as the winner. As French people have had ENOUGH of Macron.

    But Le Pen? Le Pen is an “institution”! In the worst negative sense. It’s like a majority of Americans voting for Hillary Clinton – not going to happen. No… fucking… way!

    And Melenchon? He’s a lunatic. Though an entertaining one and pretty smart – for a leftist. Which means as mad and dogmatic as they come. Melenchon as the French president would mean at least 2 years of entertaining leftist idiocy (think: like Biden but with more dementia and no Obama puppeteering in the background). And then a total sell-out to the total lunatics on the left. Think among the lines of the French revolution when Danton was exited left and Saint Just was the “face” of the movement. And Robbespierre doing the dirty work of murdering every bit of real and imagined opposition. Highly entertaining – from the (far) outside. But this would pass. As it always has. Leftist “rabies” always burn out.

    And now? Alas, with Macron back in the president’s chair murderous corona-globalism of the US will carry on again in France. Wait for forced vaccinations, brutal lockdowns and police and military beating and rounding up the opposition. And murdering them too, because that has ALREADY happened with the “gilets jaunes” (yellow vests)!

    Bon appetit mes amies!

  22. gotmituns says:

    France died in 1940 when they refused to fight against the Germans. Now they’re just a negrified sewer waiting to go completely under.

    • Agree: Robert Bruce
    • Replies: @tournesol
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  24. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:

    How eerily similar the political machine in France is to the US, you can see how Le Pen is berated or mostly ignored by the French media, while the flunky Macron is hailed as the Second Coming. Everything that needs to be said about Macron can be summed up in a graffiti that flashed by while his storm troopers were charging through the streets and shooting out the eyes and exploding the hands off Gilets Jaunes protesters: MACRON EST UN ENCULE POUR LES JUIFS.

    And no, Michel Houellebecq didn’t have it backwards in Soumission. He nailed it.

  25. Realist says:
    @Sir Launcelot Canning

    If all that democracy offers at the end of the day is people continually reelecting incumbents due to familiarity / name recognition then let’s bring the curtain down on this flawed system. At least in its current form.

    Yes, democracy is the god that failed. One of the main reasons for the fall of Western Civilization is its dogmatic worship of democracy.

    • Agree: Ace
  26. Realist says:
    @George Kovachev

    Well, no poller believed in 2016 that Donald Trump could win against Killary Clinton. And we all remember how that one turned out.

    Yes, we do, Trump won and spent four years doing nothing to better this country…he is a Deep State minion…just like Hillary.

    • LOL: 36 ulster
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  27. Realist says:
    @Robert T.

    I fully expect in my life time to see a Islamist party in France became a dominant block, if not, the main block.

    As well as many other European countries.

  28. The Establishment will no doubt make her loose. Is that not the way it always goes in “democracies”?

  29. Emslander says:

    No one seems to identify the majority party in every election in the West. It’s the bureaucratic state. It has all the weapons and all the voters under 50.

    • Replies: @SS-The Independent
  30. I’m glad I visited the beautiful city lot Paris long ago before it headed for the crapper.

    Catholic prophecy holds there will be civil wars in England and France and one result of the French Civil War is that the Monarchy will be restored there and a great French Monarch will team with a great Pope which will result in the miraculous defeat of Russia in Germany

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    , @Ace
  31. gotmituns says:

    Imagine that, putting your faith in a female “leader”? France is truly down the toilet.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
    • Replies: @SS-The Independent
  32. If Mélechon voters stay home to spite Le Pen then they deserve the multicultural France, where all symbols of the republic will be torn down and replaced with both Islamic and African mumbo-jumbo. Good luck!

  33. Ya says:

    If voting mattered they wouldn’t allow us to do it.

    The past USA presidential election is a perfect example.

  34. Why should Christians forgo their own symbols, be it wearing a cross or something else, so that Jews and Muslims can be forbidden from displaying their religious signs in public?

    Moses and Mohammed must go back to the desert to find their respective gods and cultures and let France be what it has been, a White Christian nation.

    • Agree: Malla
  35. For the sixth millionth time: we’re not voting our way out of this

    Politics in the west has been completely corrupted. Election outcomes and policy choices were all decided long before your ass showed up at the polling booth. There’s not a single thing you can do about it within the current system.

    But you can preserve your dignity by refusing to participate in this sham.

  36. Stalin: “Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.”…So…keep dreaming ( the American dream )…PS: I saw electoral corruption in Eastern-Europe, but what happened here, in Amurika, in Nov. ’20, it’s something which put to ‘ shame ‘ a Banana Republic ( the former Communist Countries, or so-called 3rd World Countries are ‘ amateurs ‘, compared with USrael/West Europe ZOG Countries ). I cast my useless vote in the State of Wisconsin and I am looking to vote in the year of 2070, when I will be way over 100 years old, because apparently Wisconsin is the place where hundreds of thousand of people live and vote after celebrating the Centenary :-)…Yeah, man…over 100 thousand voters in Wisconsin were registered at the end of WWI ( 1918 )…and ALL of them probably voted for the ” charismatic ‘ Joe Brandon, I mean Biden…I remind you that in Nov.’20, USA had 133 million registered voters…from which ‘ only ‘ 155 millions participated in the (S)election 🙂 Never in my life, on two Continents, have seen a participation rate in elections, over 75-80%…but in the Country of Uncle Shmuel, it was over 116%…Only in America, for sure 😉

  37. I am French. The pawn of Davos is most likely to be reconducted in his criminal operations of war against the French population. And all those who will vote for him will be held accountable during the last judgment, that is very close now. At least, when they suffer before their death, they won’t be able to blame the other candidate, although they will be told to blame Putin and the anti-vaxxers. Poor idiots, they will deserve their fate. I don’t expect otherwise, as this end has been predicted by various seers and mystics these last two centuries. Western civilization is dying, I just hope I won’t have to suffer because of these imbeciles. Afterwards, I won’t be a resident of their Hell.

    • Thanks: GMC
  38. @gotmituns

    No, man…continue to put your ‘ faith ‘ in a Zionist/shabbos goy like puppet Micron 🙂 France it’s already a banana republic…even if Le Pen is allowed to ‘ win ‘, it will be ‘ too little, too late ‘ for the once Great Nation of France…

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  39. @Emslander

    ‘ No one seems to identify the majority party in every (S)election in the ZOG West. It’s the Zionist Occupation Government/bureaucratic state. It has all the weapons/money and all the voters/sheeple under 50 ( and the dead ones ) ‘. Fixed for ya 🙂

    • Replies: @Emslander
  40. This was a rambling and basically vacuous wall of text which, with its hip language, attempts to be some kind of deep analysis of French politics. It is not worth the 3800 words.

    I think I am done with this author.

    • Replies: @Anon
  41. bert33 says:

    Or, maybe voting is a joke, and not just in France. Be happy in your work.

  42. erzberger says:
    @CelestiaQuesta

    “If it were not for America the French would be speaking German.”

    Lol. Do you think the French are thrilled to speak English instead? The lingua franca of the EU and elsewhere? A Germanic language? At least German, unlike English, is a continental language. And Charlemagne the founding father of both the French and the Germans? Compared with that, common roots with the Anglos are tenuous at best

  43. Emslander says:
    @SS-The Independent

    The problem with your comment, other than crudely putting crude words into my comment, is that it offers no attempt at a solution.

    If you always say it’s the Jews, then you just play into the hands of the manipulative Jews who use your stupidity to advance their personal interests.

    If I say, it’s the predominance of the bureaucratic state in our current modes of politics, then someone might see avenues of correction. You need to try to understand how the state advances its interests through indoctrination in schools, bread and circuses for adults and control over elected officials by being the experts always consulted. Otherwise, you’ve just surrendered to an all-consuming bureaucracy.

  44. GMC says:
    @Robert T.

    It’s much more complicated than that because of all colonized African countries France devoured – and we are talkin more than a dozen. Even today, France collects billions in taxes from these countries , that they don’t even own anymore. And this is just one part of the World – Indochina was another chapter.

    My second wife’s family was from Alsace, Paris and Lausanne so when I was invited for the winter, I would get some very interesting history and political lessons over an afternoon dinner that started out with a nice light white wine and by the evening came – we were drinking Cognac. The good old honest French folks were wonderful and intelligent story tellers/historians. A close friend of the family was in Indochina in 1950-1953 – our conversations about Vietnam in the 50s compared to when I was there were memorable.

    So, without solid politicians, educators, policy makers, that can use their history and correlate the causes of Frances problems and find solutions from the past mistakes – France will never solve their problems and be the France that was. Merci

  45. Bookish1 says:
    @Old Brown Fool

    Hopefully the bottom will drop out of the world economic system and the whole world will go into a long and hard depression with much hunger and suffering. That will force the French and everyone else to choose between their eat eating or an African immigrant eating. At that point racial traitors will be shot.

    • Agree: Ace
  46. Anon[256] • Disclaimer says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    I found it informative.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  47. Anonymous[315] • Disclaimer says:
    @Realist

    Yes, we do, Trump won and spent four years doing nothing to better this country…he is a Deep State minion…just like Hillary.

    Stereotypical comment, but interesting in light of the following:

    A few days ago I scanned an article from the Left that said, in passing, the the function of the Republican party was to form a barrier against “populism”. “Populism”, in this case, meant “any political organization (“Movement” would be the Leftist term) that believed fundamental things about the United States could be changed by popular vote”. In short, “populism” means “sovereignty of the electorate”. One can see why the Left had to rename the idea, rather like the Left’s reason for replacing “homosexual” with “Gay”.

    The purpose of the Republican party, then, is to absorb the popular vote and then implement Left policies, in particular the “mixed economy”. The 1950’s “mixed economy” continued the command economy of WW II less directively, implementing fascism rather than a full command economy. The “mixed economy” supposedly controlled unemployment, prices, and the money supply. By Pres. Obama’s time, the “mixed economy” had been expanded to the “woke economy”, and attempted to control the entire US society, from business all the way down to (in 2022) castrating children.

    OK, so much for definitions and descriptions.

    If Pres. Trump “spent four years doing nothing”, then he embodied the Left’s (Deep State’s” in your terminology) mission for the Republican party — absorbing Populism’s votes and returning nothing. Why, then, the Left’s many attacks on Pres. Trump? These attacks were not cheap for the Left, you know. They cost the Left much of it’s edge in propaganda, and may end up costing it Pres. Biden. The Left’s continued attempt to declare as many Republicans (including former Pres. Trump) to be “insurrectionists” and ineligible for Federal office is so transparently lawfare that it is costing the Left itself its credibility.
    The Left’s attacks make the Left’s “deep state minion” criticism of Trump improbable at best.

    In fact, one would suspect that the “deep state minion” was yet another false criticism of former Pres. Trump.

    • Replies: @Realist
  48. Agent76 says:

    Apr 21, 2022 French presidential election: ‘Macron’s biggest risk now is complacency’ • FRANCE 24 English

    Maintaining a comfortable 10-point lead in the polls, Mr. Reland asserts that Macron is heavily favoured to win a second presidential term. “It looks like he is going to win. [During] the debate, Le Pen failed to land any real blows on him. So there might be a feeling that Macron has it in the bag,” which might actually dissuade French voters who don’t particularly like Macron from voting at all.

  49. Miss Le Pen … would … exempt young people from paying income tax….

    I assume that this is a French issue whose details Americans would not know. Would anyone care to enlighten me?

    The idea of shifting the income-tax burden from poor to rich is an old idea, and to the extent to which the young are poor, such an idea benefits them; but what is the appeal of taxing the subset of poor that happen to be old for the benefit of the subset of rich that happen to be young? Counterintuitive.

  50. Sepp says:
    @Priss Factor

    LOL.

    We know that in France that there is a similar layer of “technocrats” performing precisely the same functions as Zuckerberg, Bezos, Woijcicki, Biden and Gates. Macron is certainly one of them, but the same holds true for all the EU Länder, especially including Germany and Italy.

    All these countries are managed by what a century ago would have been a network of Masonic lodges, likely under the control of the Royal Arch lodge. Today it is no longer “Freemasons” and their Oaths, but Future Global Leaders and Young Future leaders and their oaths of subservience to the likes of Klaus Schwab and George Soros.

    Then, as now, the critical question is precisely who are the people who are pulling the strings of Klaus Schwab and George Soros.

    Joseph Stalin was obsessed with this question, and this is why he went to such efforts to get the Illiminati insider Rakovsky to reveal the inner structure of the Illuminati and the elite banking families running the planet then, and globalism now.

    This is quite an interesting show by Mike and Doug about Alexander Hamilton. They reveal what many of us have known for a long time, that the US was an artificial Masonic construct by Illuminati bankers.

    When one understands how history been faked for centuries, then one can far easier understand how all elections across the west for over a century, especially including French elections, are pure theater, and farce to boot.

  51. @Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque

    Catholic prophecy holds there will be civil wars in England and France and one result of the French Civil War is that the Monarchy will be restored there and a great French Monarch will team with a great Pope which will result in the miraculous defeat of Russia in Germany.

    Interesting. Reference?

  52. Mike Tre says:

    “ Miss Le Pen spoke fervently about the importance of restoring respect for the police — even for showing love for them — and reminded the French that the police are their sole protection against rising barbarism.”

    Whatever else, this is laughable bullshit. Western Police are the vanguard of thuggish corporate political tyranny. A return to barbarism would be an improvement.

    • Troll: Ace
    • Replies: @gotmituns
  53. @Johnny Smoggins

    Twain: “If voting made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.”

  54. anonymous[204] • Disclaimer says:
    @Vergissmeinnicht

    Macron is a jewpuppet…and Organazed French/global Media/Bankers oligarchy will NEVER let Marie Lepen WIN..never,,,

  55. @Johnny Smoggins

    For the sixth millionth time: we’re not voting our way out of this

    Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t vote.

  56. Anyway, I’ve just put £20 on Le Pen at 16/1. I figure that I’ve already lost this, but if I win, I win double!

  57. ebear says:

    A common theme I see in many of these discussions is that it’s all planned, it’s all controlled, nothing we can do about it, etc etc. A common element is that a viable alternative to despair is never on offer. It’s a defeatist attitude, and in some cases at least, part of a campaign to discourage dissent.

    But is this borne out by the facts? Take Ukraine for example. Clearly a planned coup, part of a larger NATO plan to encroach on Russia. So far so good, but did that plan include losing Crimea – arguably the main goal, given the importance of Sevastopol? Or how about Russia’s response to an imminent attack on the Donbass? Were the planners expecting a full-on attack of the entire country and the now obvious acquisition of yet more territory under Russian control? Then there’s the energy aspect. Europe relies on Russia for 30% of it’s energy with no reasonable alternative in sight. Was that also part of the plan? Weaken the EU economically, leaving it less able to confront Russia? How does that work?

    The shrillness of western media coverage of Ukraine and the absurdity and obvious desperation of the propaganda to me suggests that whatever plan was intended has gone seriously off the rails. These people are dangerous no doubt, but they’re not omnipotent, and the best laid plans of mice and psychopaths (in particular) oft go astray. So can we stop talking about how it’s all hopeless and start working on better ways to foil their plans instead? Granted it’s a tall order, but it’s by no means impossible, and frankly, what alternative is there if you believe in human dignity and the sovereignty of nations and their people?

  58. Anonymous[164] • Disclaimer says:

    Good article, analysis. Unfortunately, the concept of a free and fair election anywhere of import around the world has slipped into the mire. Sure, Orbán won, but he was positioned to stop the fraud. And besides, his winning kept the balance of power as it was; nothing changed and things are progressing fine for the global agenda. Orbán won’t be around forever. I know it and they know it. Patience is the key, as they say.

    But in France a Le Pen victory won’t be tolerated; no way. Any potential step backwards shall receive the necessary globalist focus. The strings attached to all national leaders run all the way back to the globalist cabal. I wonder what Brother Nathaniel has to say about the runoff in France? Well, it would be entertaining at the very least.

    There is only one path forward to remove the current powers that be. I won’t spend the rest of our time together explaining it as it is a departure from the topic at hand but, rest assured, it is not violence and it certainly is not an election cycle.

    • Replies: @Psychotic Break
  59. If Macron wins, his victory will be brought to him by the same companies that brought Biden to power. After the win of Trump in 2016, globo-homo no longer trusts their ability to indoctrinate the voters with their propaganda and gain a guaranteed win for their candidates. Most “elections” in the west since then have been manipulated by voting computers of one sort or another. Orban got in because Hungary still has an honest voting system from top to bottom. He won fair and square, unlike Biden, Trudeau, Ardern, Morrison and Johnson, who won regardless of how the majority of the constituents voted.

  60. RestiveUs says:
    @Etruscan Film Star

    I often think of multi-cultural society as oil and water: You can maintain the mixture in a state of constant “shake up” (as with the distracting issues you listed), but ultimately it must separate. Nature requires that.

  61. @Anon

    I agree. ((A bit stiff too though. No tvery- french (playful, elegant… I wish I could write this remark in a smaller font here…))).

  62. gotmituns says:
    @Mike Tre

    Miss Le Pen
    —————–
    So, she’s a spinster?

  63. Anon[218] • Disclaimer says:

    Enjoyed this article and agree with it all.

    As some constructive criticism, it was too long and repetitive at points. Next time, start with a short summary and intro and more subheaders, and check for repetition when you proofread.

    My favorite part and key point:

    “Instead of “Islamo-fascism,” the real Muslim threat in Europe might be another permanent underclass that makes especially large demands. White progressives and conservative Muslims may not get along in person, but they can’t be split politically. They have a common enemy in patriots, and therefore share common interests.”

    • Replies: @Psychotic Break
  64. @ebear

    Yes, certainly. But what is the solution? Anonymous 164, below, thinks he has one but doesn’t tell.

    All I can think of is making it through the mass die-off of the vaccinated such that it becomes obvious to all what’s actually happened. I like to think, hope that all the ‘useless eaters’; the chavs, the woke, the naughty boys, the middle class etc. I see all around me soon die off, but I know this is a cheap and unworthy idea based only on expediency. I fear that possibility might have been covered anyway by the speed at which, at least in the EU, they are rolling out the digital health / social credit pass (July 1st, 2022).

    While there is a shocking degree of mass (fear-based) conformity here; which I think could evaporate with any common ‘black-swan’ realization, there is also a massive degree of skepticism – even hated – bubbling for all to see just below the surface like never before. Britain is by no means a pussy, and I am forever glad to be here – rather than anywhere else – in all this unbelievable horror which is coming upon us.

    The Office of National Statistics here in the UK (still relatively trustworthy) has some 20 (out of 60) million good British people still wholly unvaccinated! Maybe there will be mass disobedience if they try to pump out another round of shots for whatever claim, maybe it’ll be when they try to take everything from us – ‘You’ll own nothing and be happy’. I don’t think they have fully factored in exactly how difficult that is actually going to be in the shires of old England. And when the Queen pops her clogs, very soon, the major factor of societal coherence here will be gone. Charles is WEF a-hole, and generally despised, so who knows?

    And if coherency goes in the UK, it goes everywhere!

  65. martin_2 says:
    @ebear

    I agree and those that say everything is a conspiracy and planned in advance are giving an enormous amount of credit to the conspirators, since the plans always seem to work out exactly as intended.

  66. @Anonymous

    Please tell us what it is. Dare to depart from the topic at hand!

  67. @Anon

    I’m sorry to tell you this, but anything Islamo-based these days is just a red-herring. There are much bigger fish (excuse the pun) to fry now: the digital money, social credit scores, medical totalitarianism, global electronic dictatorship is the massive horrific monster we must confront. If anything it could well be that it is our Islamic brothers who might actually come to our rescue here.

  68. @Vergissmeinnicht

    Le Pen will lose. France has NEVER had a female ruler and NEVER will. They are by far the most misogynist country in Europe.
    Joan of Arc served the Dauphin.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  69. @GMC

    60% hate Macron but 60% are about to vote for him since more than half of Frenchmen count on scoundrels they heartily hate, so as to make the general situation worse for all, but better for themselves. Mitterrand ruled for 14 years, that is to say long after he had proven, about 1983, that his reign was most detrimental for the very clientele that first elected him in 1981. France is a prostitute-minded country and Macron is an expert pimp as his name indicates in French argot. A good prostitute never loves her client. Joe Biden is different. 60% vote Democratic imagining it could still be FDR’s New Deal party but all they get is the Politburo’s choice : the US is not a two-party system but two one-party countries, one Eastern Bloc style, one Iran like, living side by side.

    • Thanks: GMC
    • Replies: @GMC
  70. Miro23 says:
    @ebear

    So can we stop talking about how it’s all hopeless and start working on better ways to foil their plans instead? Granted it’s a tall order, but it’s by no means impossible, and frankly, what alternative is there if you believe in human dignity and the sovereignty of nations and their people?

    There’s a good link from Priss to an interview with Andrew Torba (Gab). Torba’s been under ZioGlob attack for years and he’s creatively and successfully fought back. Essential listening.

    How to Build a Parallel Economy: A Case Study

    https://tomwoods.com/ep-2110-how-to-build-a-parallel-economy-a-case-study/

  71. @Ghali

    … like all Europeans and Anglo-Americans, the white French people … have a deeply-entrenched racism towards non-white people, Africans and Arabs, Muslims in particular (less than 5% of Europe’s population). … Jean-Luc Mélechon is a French nationalist of a progressive and humane outlook.

    Even one vile Muslim in any formerly Christian nation of the West is one more than should be tolerated, let alone welcomed. “Progressive” and “humane” are code words for “craven,” “backstabbing,” “anti-Christian,” and “anti-white.”

    Your contempt for those you write about is manifest—i.e., you hate all that is good and admirable about the French—but unfortunately too much of what you claim is “deeply entrenched” has long since been unearthed and lost to the winds. Although the French do indeed have a clearer sense of themselves as a people with a common history and ancestry than Americans and even some other western Europeans do, it hasn’t been sufficient to save them from the genetic pollution and eventual annihilation that the Jews have worked for for centuries and that you and other enemies of Christ and His Cross cheer on from the sidelines.*

    The French—like the Brits and the Americans, even the Irish, the Spanish, and the Portuguese—have succumbed to the Satanic lies of secular democracy. Like you and other fools who prattle about democracy, not only do they think that having a vote and using it somehow gives them the power of choice regarding which Jews and Jew-indebted scoundrels eventually rule them, but also, even more delusionally, they think that they themselves, as voters, are the real rulers of France! If you press them for an answer, they will sooner or later say that they themselves (“not me personally, but a majority of my fellow citizens”) freely chose to undermine French society, French blood, French history, and French religious unity with blacks, other Africans, Arabs, Middle Easterners, Asians, and worst of all, Muslims—the adherents of a Jew-derived cult based on sexual depravity that was founded by a child molester who understood the similar inclinations of his neighbors and relatives far better than they themselves did.

    If the lessons of 750 years of Islamic degeneracy in Iberia and five or six centuries longer in the Balkans** haven’t immunized the French and other Europeans and their descendants in the New World against ever tolerating the presence of their perpetual Muslim enemies in their midst—and clearly they haven’t, thanks both to the warped mind-set implanted by the fraud of democracy and to centuries of lies and brainwashing from the insidious Jews in our midst—it is unlikely that anything ever will, short of a new and immeasurably more encompassing Judeo-Ottoman Empire,*** complete with updated Janissaries and devshirme and every other mod con a Jew or Muslim could desire. Seraglios, of course, have been back for quite some time. Unfortunately, the huge black slaves who run today’s version of the seraglio are no longer eunuchs.
    _________
    *Like typical sports fans, you and those like you lack the capacity to participate; all you can do is scream for your team during the game and destroy the stands, the field, and the adjacent property after the game. Since you have neither the malignant brains nor the demonic energy of the Jews, you say you hate them, too, of course, but you are ever ready to profit from the havoc they engineer and control.
    **They still pollute Constantinople and Hagia Sophia with their pestilential rule.
    ***One envisioned product of the Great Reset and the New World Order.

    • Replies: @E_Perez
  72. Realist says:
    @Anonymous

    Stereotypical comment, but interesting in light of the following:

    Is that supposed to repudiate me??? LOL

    If Pres. Trump “spent four years doing nothing”, then he embodied the Left’s (Deep State’s” in your terminology) mission for the Republican party — absorbing Populism’s votes and returning nothing.

    I never said the Deep State was left…the Deep State is neither left nor right it uses people on the left and right to control this country.

    The Deep State doesn’t care about the unimportant internecine squabbles of the two parties as long as their important issues are advanced (wealth and power). As a matter of fact, it strengthens the false perception that there is a choice when voting. In fact, we live under a plutocratic oligarchy.

    Why, then, the Left’s many attacks on Pres. Trump? These attacks were not cheap for the Left, you know.

    As I said there is no left and right…it is a charade…a sham. The money spent was from donations made by ignorant citizens.

    In fact, one would suspect that the “deep state minion” was yet another false criticism of former Pres. Trump.

    In all of your diatribe, you did not mention one thing Trump did for the people that voted for him.

  73. Imagine Le Pen wins.

    The “establishment” is “terribly indignant” and starts a massive counter reaction against the Russia-minded Le Pen.

    “Out of nowhere extreme right Russia-hating veterans from the Ukraine war” pop up in France, being in possession of “the lost armaments,” and start to commit “ISIS-like” acts of terrorism. (real or fake)

    “Russia minded Le Pen”, asks Russia for assistance.

    France leaves NATO. The other indignant NATO members take action against France.

    Finally, Russia invades Europe to join France, or they gain somehow hegemony over Europe.

    EURASIA emerges.

    This would be the fulfillment of the 1920’s idea when bolshevik USSR could have joined the other soviet republics in Europe if Poland had not resisted the soviet steamroller then.
    Only today it would be by “rightist” means.

    This draft script may seem absurd, but not more absurd than a comedian from the Kolomoysky movie empire “playing” the president.

    And forget about these Ukrainians being extreme right; they are as nazi as Le Pen is.
    Le Pen has been invited in the European Jewish Parliament (with Kolomoysky as co-founder of the EJP and Kolomoysky as financer of “Banderite nazis”)
    Welcome to the twilight zone.

  74. KenH says:

    Those words alone show that France is finished.

    The fact that Le Pen is behind in the polls shows that France is finished. If the French were sane La Pen would be ahead and win by double digits. In America if a serious presidential candidate ever emerged and vowed to end hatred and discrimination against whites while growing our numbers there would be bloody riots and the ADL-FBI would invent a pretext to arrest him.

  75. @SS-The Independent

    No, man…continue to put your ‘ faith ‘ in a Zionist/shabbos goy like puppet Micron 🙂 France it’s already a banana republic…even if Le Pen is allowed to ‘ win ‘, it will be ‘ too little, too late ‘ for the once Great Nation of France…

    It seems to me that not even Le Pen is close to sufficiently serious about saving France for the French. If elected, all she could do is to delay the inevitable.

    Macron is a fascinating figure and a serious thinker, who is trying to synthesize (here I use the verb in the Hegelian sense) a path forward for France as she actually now exists. Le Pen is obviously a patriot. It’s not really a problem with Macron or Le Pen. The situation is just impossible, rather.

    [MORE]

    I’d cut both Macron and Le Pen some slack. There is some flaw in Aryan man whose interaction with late modernity seems to make him suicidal. I realize (this being The Unz Review) that someone will respond by blaming Jews for exploiting the Aryan flaw, and indeed that someone has a point, but Macron is not much to blame, and he has his good points.

    I’d probably vote Le Pen if I were French, but would regret missing the chance to vote Macron. I like them both. Don’t you?

    Few major Western elections feature leading candidates as high in quality as the present French runoff does—in fact, I am hard pressed to think of any such election during the past 50 years—but if you are looking for candidates to save the West for Western man, why, I am, too; but the time for such candidates is evidently not yet. We await not Le Pen, but an unforeseeable turn of events.

  76. @michael888

    Le Pen will lose. France has NEVER had a female ruler and NEVER will. They are by far the most misogynist country in Europe.

    I see that at least one reader gets it.

    A sufficient fraction of Le Pen’s female voters from the first round will turn to vote Macron in the second to ensure Le Pen’s defeat. The reason? Le Pen is female.

    Whatever one thinks of Bernie Sanders, he tried to explain this to fellow Democrats before they nominated Hillary Clinton. Democrats failed to listen, thankfully, which is why we got Trump.

    Either Sanders or Biden would have walloped Trump (unfortunately) in 2016. Le Pen will lose in 2022. It will not be close, despite that I and men like me would vote Le Pen if we were French. Prediction: Macron 59; Le Pen 41.

    Not that 41 percent is an unimpressive showing, mind you; but the point is, the girl will lose.

  77. Athena says:

    Mrs Anne-Laure Bonnel:

    Threatened to dead by Azov, forbidden to return to Ukraine for 10 years after whe tried to show her shots of the teachers killed in a school, was extremely disturbed by what she saw.

    Bernard-Henry Levy ”tought” there were no victims on the eastern side of Ukraine, but Mrs Bonnel tried hard to show her pictures, was cancelled (all mails and calls ignored).

    She asks:Why do France, Germany, and Ukraine refuse to show her film showing what happened in Ukraine since 2014, why do they remain totally silent on what happened since 2014, the 13,000 civilians killed since 2014?

    Why haven’t the MINSK agreements implemented in 8 years?

    Her purpose is to show what’s happening to BOTH sides of the conflict, the civilians only.

    • Thanks: Dumbo
  78. Ace says:
    @Mick Jagger Gathers No Mosque

    There is no such thing as prophecy.

  79. E_Perez says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    I agree to all of pour points, Pierre, but as a Frenchman (I suppose) you dont give an answer to the crucial questions:
    Why do your compatriots commit collective suicide?

    DeGaule gave up Algeria with the arguments that maintaining it would mean making millions of Arabs French which would change France dramatically.

    And why there was “resistance” against Germans and not against the Arab invasion?

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
    • Replies: @Pierre de Craon
  80. @E_Perez

    First, to address your reasonable supposition, I am not, alas, a Frenchman. My screen name is what it is because of the profound effect certain French thinkers and writers had on my intellectual and moral formation when I was young (that was long, long ago). It also serves to identify me to the half-dozen people on this planet who have known me long enough to understand the screen name’s significance while it serves to hide me from everyone else.

    Second, to answer your first question, most of the French are simply not aware that they are, as you put it, committing collective suicide. As I wrote above, they have swallowed two enormous lies: (1) That democracy truly means “rule by the populace.” It doesn’t. Neither the word’s etymology nor its brief reification in ancient Athens has anything to do with the sociopolitical obscenity that has been foisted upon an ever-growing number of the world’s polities. (2) That a fully secularized society is better than a religiously oriented one and that distrust of Jews is irrational and ought to be discouraged, even condemned. This is a lie from whose acceptance no society can ever hope to recover, at least not without copious bloodshed.

    Hungary and Putin’s Russia are virtually the only two nations on the planet that have not succumbed fully to the two terrible lies, but even they are not each without a large and powerful fifth column.

    Finally, to answer your second question, surely it should be clear by now that “the French people” as such neither resisted Germany in World War II nor failed to resist the Arab invasion that began in the late forties. Their various governments were entirely to blame. The Third, Fourth, and Fifth Republics all despised their Christian citizens as much as every regime in Washington, from the Wilson administration on, has despised and hated Americans. De Gaulle was certainly a more imperious and effectual figure than Donald Trump was, but like Trump, he talked a better game than he played. De Gaulle’s importance on the world stage lay more in being a thorn in the side of the Jewish imperialists who ran the rest of the West and loved playing at wars both hot and cold than in actually accomplishing anything of historic note and ongoing significance, especially with regard to restoring France to more than a bullshit version of the gloire he blathered endlessly about.

    The modern history of the West (i.e., roughly post-1640) is best understood in terms of one informative metric: its ever-increasing subordination to the will of its mortal enemies: the Jews.

    • Thanks: V. K. Ovelund
  81. GMC says:
    @Francis Miville

    My thoughts go back to the 65 Open, Unlimited Immigration Laws that destroyed the US, so I would bet my bottom dollar that the same Chosen ones that own NY, were the same Gang that talked France into making all those Africans- French citizens. Where there is mass confusion – there is plenty of money to be made.

    I suppose there will always be pockets of old French regions that are still nice, but as most everywhere, the Gang has opened the flood gates, in order to destroy country after country.
    I wonder if the French love those Bandera/Jewish Nazis in Ukraine more than their Parents and Grandparents who were overthrown by them ? The Americans have defecated on their WW II veterans and have chosen the Ukie Nazis as their Heroes – even with a Zionist Jew Prez who is Macron’s good buddy. LePen has it right when it comes to having a peaceful relationship with Russia , but that’s not the In Thing these days. Thanks F M.

  82. @Ghali

    Who is that guy Urban you are talking about? A pope?

  83. FKA Max says: • Website

    “I consider Macron philosophically to be more Huguenot/Protestant than Catholic, which gives me great hope for France, as long as he is in power. We are big supporters of Emmanuel.” – March 22, 2022 at 9:03 pm GMT • 1.1 months ago • 300 Words https://www.unz.com/pescobar/all-that-glitters-is-not-necessarily-russian-gold/?showcomments#comment-5247189

    We are very happy today 🙂

    ‘Great news’ for Europe: EU leaders hail France’s Macron re-election • FRANCE 24 English
    Apr 24, 2022

    French army band medleys Daft Punk following Bastille Day parade
    Jul 14, 2017

  84. tournesol says:
    @gotmituns

    France fought from May 10 to June 22 and had 58,000 dead
    and uk 4200.

  85. Marine Le Pen played her role in ensuring that the elite got the president they wanted, elected.

  86. How in heaven’s name can the educated French, who’s citizenry at large, on average are college educated, can read, speak and write in no less than three languages, re-elect a Goldman Sachs shill. A billionaire in love with his own ilk, detests the average Joe! Where is your brain France? Find it! Better not to vote at all if you all fear the ultra right so much. Isn’t it more logical to bring a total collapse of the election process with a “stop-vote” revolution. This would force new candidates to suddenly emerge? It would usher in a bloodless coup launched against a gangster oligarchy and effete monopoly ruling over France. If the people of the First democracy ever in Europe do this, Americans will take note and follow suit. Why not borrow a phrase from another set of billionaires across the Atlantic the Walton’s of Walmart; quote “our customers vote with their feet” Sooo dear brothers and Sisters, stop walking into the parlors of the rich who set up with candidates who work against all that France once stood for! Vive le France!

    • Replies: @Francis Miville
  87. @elmerfudzie

    First, the French don’t speak three languages even when they are hyper-graduated. It is the worst English speaker of all modern nations. The elite just reads English without being able to maintain a tolerable and understandable prononciation, despite the fact that now popular French is more bastardized with English idioms than the Quebec slang. There used to be an era when the top tiny educated elite read three languages starting with latin (without speaking them), but since latin has fallen into disfavour as a formative discipline there has been no corresponding betterment in modern languages.

    In place of Latin, the boomer generation was taught Soviet heavy-duty abstract marxist terminology alone during the 1950-1980 period, as long as the Communist Party was the main opposition party and first Jewish party, until the left coalition was elected at last into power in 1981, and opted to convert the whole intelligentsia to Thatcher-like neo-liberalism and globalism using that same marxist terminology just one year later under Zionist pressure. The following generations were educated by formerly Maoist professors into rabid anti-intellectualism and hatred for everything traditionally French. The Socialist and Communist parties, under the creditors’ pressure, ordered France to be deindustrialized and specialize only in white collar jobs and blue collars to be humiliated by any means. They were chased out of the communist and socialist parties and invited to join the racist extreme-right while the now more numerous white collar world invited to join the left parties was invited to scoff at those losers. Ideally it was decided that all blue collar jobs would be entrusted to North African and Black African immigrants. Neo-liberalism kept on being taught to the new elites by communist professors as an ideology using the same terminology, not as a praxis, with everybody analyzing everybody’s discourse to check for its political correctness. Menial workers were despised as necessarily fascist if white, and necessarily islamist if North African. The fear of the extreme right though claiming of the glorious resistance against the Nazi occupiers (not so true) and against Holocaust-mongers and Holocaust-deniers, came to be a mass class hatred against menials. Nearly everybody(80%) is supposed to be college-educated but somebody with three years of university is now in general far less literate in all subjects (geometry, geography, languages, math…) that someone with a mere grade school education used to be up to 1960. Very little factual matters and tons of ideological indoctrination is taught in all faculties. When Internet came, the French society was just frightened by the possibilities of politically incorrect self-expression offered by the new medium and imagined they were called by divine providence to the role of censoring political incorrectness at global level. Fortunately, they are not very good at other languages than French generally. From 2008 to 2016, 96% of the demands of Internet censorship in the whole world came from France, more than half of them motivated by the fear of antisemitism.

    France is a possessed society with Jewish occultism (not religion) as the de facto state religion. Outside a strange mixture of marxist terminology and Jewish occultism put to use to defend neo-liberalism you just pass as an ignoramus, a lout, a being unworthy of education. About 60% of the population, 15% being immigrant, perceive France as a culturally handicapping culture.

  88. LePen lost because of the normal factors against her. She lost last time because the parties that were ousted from the election coalesced against her and the same thing happened this time. It was totally predictable.

  89. Anonymous[857] • Disclaimer says:

    Here in France we were hoping that LePen would bring up the fact that the First Lady is a dude.

    Yes, the biggest scandale in the history of France is happening right before your eyes :

    http://pressibus.org/gen/trogneux/index.html

    Proof is emerging that E. Macron is a deep-state puppet with an extremely dubious biography.

    Please spread the word on this important story.

  90. Che Guava says:

    End of an era. I don’t tthink so, and am not pleased. A long-time member of the Alliance Francaise, who knows how much ballot stuffing went in to push granny-fucker Micron over the line?

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