It simply isn’t enough to appease the workers anymore.
Le Pen didn’t win among her core for cucking to the EU on the Euro (look it up) and softening up her father’s policies before taking the title in nepotism (ew), that’s why she left her party shortly before the election. If they knew she didn’t win for being too soft, the Guardian et al would NOT be celebrating. She represented civic nationalism, and its day is done.
It’s either another Revolution or bust, quite literally. They have no money.
They’re spending like a billionaire on a middle-class income.
They deserve to fall.
“In short, precisely because of its turbulent political history, France has developed a series of barriers against radical change. A leading sociologist, Michel Crozier, described it in 1970 as a ‘société bloquée’ — a ‘stalemate society’. Of course, much in France does change: but the price of political stability is that certain fundamental rights and privileges remain untouched. Advantageous retirement rights and pensions. Certain influential professions. Farmers, sheltered by the Common Agricultural Policy. People in permanent employment, protected by laws penalising redundancy and limiting hours of work. The public sector — in French le service public, significantly in the singular — is the core of this system: schools, public hospitals, railways, universities, local government, the post office. All are arms of the state. Think of le service public as the NHS multiplied by five. The politics of its workforce, combining a real sense of public service with a jealous defence of rights and privileges, explains why France is the most anti-capitalist country in Europe.”
They deserve what they get.
Politics isn’t enough to reverse their damage anymore.
Their pensions are basically the most indulgent in the EU behind Greece and Italy and aren’t they doing well?
“Even in the 1980s President Mitterrand lamented national ‘moroseness’. Bookshops have long been piled high with works by economists, politicians and academics warning that France was in accelerating decline. Young people emigrate, over 200,000 to London alone.
On top of this chronic malaise has come the tension between republican secularism and Islam, sparked off three decades ago by a row about girls wearing headscarves in a provincial secondary school. It is a fraught mixture of cultural difference, social deprivation and historic mistrust, but none can doubt its brooding presence, hugely inflamed by a series of terrorist attacks. Had I risked forgetting this, I would have been dramatically reminded a few weeks ago when in a quiet street in Paris I walked into a 25-man military patrol in full combat gear.
None of these observations is unique to France. Characteristic of France, however, is the seeming inability of the political system to do much about them, even over many years.”
People get the Government they deserve. The French people now know that the Left is the enemy and will rally against their false opposition to prevent democracy, if it doesn’t go their way. This is valuable information for the fall of the EU. If the new French citizens didn’t have a vote, Le Pen would’ve probably won. Again, useful information on how the Left engages in racial replacement.
“Marine Le Pen thunders against free trade and ‘unfair’ competition. The very word ‘liberal’ has long been a political kiss of death: we shall see whether Macron is immune. So there is widespread dissatisfaction, but no accepted solution.”
She’s a socialist, no wonder the bitch wasn’t endorsed by her own father. Corruption is rife, they’re like Greece. French culture’s been dead for decades.
They cannot survive outside the EU without a capitalist.
“She has added to her nationalist agenda vehement denunciation of the European Union as a foreign capitalist plot. Nearly the whole French establishment unquestioningly accepts the EU as France’s historic destiny. The Front National’s denunciation makes support for it a shibboleth of progressive values.”
They deserve this.
The EU is full of Communists. Literally, European Parliament is stuffed with former Commies.
“Polls indicate that two thirds of conservative voters still support him. How many of the other third might defect to Le Pen?”
Her final polling? About a third.
Lower turnout than the last election. Workers on strike.
Many of the right abstained because she could only be considered right-wing in France.
“Emmanuel Macron, will win in the second round. This would gain him goodwill and authority — for a time. But his, and France’s, problems would not be over. He is committed to liberal economic reforms likely to arouse widespread and even turbulent opposition. He is a one-man band, and established politicians of right and left have an interest in his failure. He himself will have won only because people who dislike him have seen him as a barrier to Le Pen. She will probably get a higher vote than ever and will continue working inexorably towards the next election. A French friend recently said to me, ‘I am not voting for anyone. I’m only voting against.’ This is the depressing mantra of French politics today.”
Don’t bother with the flag filters, they need a few more enrichments before the reality kicks in.
This is their new normal.
They are Malmo 2.