BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon, Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, D-Day’s 73rd anniversary, with very special guest Dave Milner

A U.S. Coast Guard landing barge, tightly packed with helmeted soldiers, approaches the shore at Normandy, France, during initial Allied landing operations, June 6, 1944. These barges ride back and forth across the English Channel, bringing wave after wave of reinforcement troops to the Allied beachheads. (AP Photo)

It was June 6th, 2017, the anniversary of D-Day in Europe, 1944, precisely 73 years after the historic event which resulted in the ultimate freeing of Europe and the rest of the planet from the shackles of Nazi Germany helmed by Adolf Hitler and his minions.

My thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to broadcast in their studio and over their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show™ each Wednesday evening.

Tuesday night we spoke to Dave Milner, the Unpleasant Blind Guy, whose weekly show can be heard in Spreaker here, and has his YouTube channel here. Dave has a great article here, by the way. Dave Milner is also co-host with Geoff Mitchell at the English Defense League.

Dave, an acknowledged expert on Islam and a well-read and informed individual regarding not only the various forms of Islam in the US but in the United Kingdom and Europe as well, is a veteran of podcasting, radio and the School of Hard Knocks. He is, as he states, a “Cold War baby.”

Tonight in the Saloon:

  • We honor those who died on D-Day in order to keep this planet safe;
  • Tucker Carlson goes toe-to-toe with an exposed black racist;
  • Kurt Schlichter’s article at Townhall.com in which Leftists are feeling the hate;
  • BZ again proves he’s a babbling baboon when it comes to technology;
  • Dave Milner and I discuss the recent Islamic terror events in the UK and Europe;
  • The UK has its own critical vote for Prime Minister this Thursday;
  • Will Britons vote for a Leftist as the French did for Macron?
  • How will Europe survive?

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Thanks every so kindly again to Dave Milner, the Unpleasant Blind Guy, for sharing almost two hours of his life here in the Saloon. Don’t forget to listen to his own show and also tune in to the English Defense League where Dave hosts along with EDL member Geoff “Spider” Mitchell direct from the United Kingdom.

Thursday’s guest will once again be author, journalist and military/intelligence expert Susan Katz Keating who will weigh in on those topics and whose kindness knows no bounds because, after all, she’s staying up until 11:30 PM to be on the show.

Please join me, the Bloviating Zeppelin (on Twitter @BZep and on Gab.ai @BZep), every Tuesday and Thursday night on the SHR Media Network from 11 PM to 1 AM Eastern and 8 PM to 10 PM Pacific, at the Berserk Bobcat Saloon — where the speech is free but the drinks are not.

As ever, thank you so kindly for listening, commenting, and interacting in the chat room or listening later via podcast.

BZ

P.S.

Half a million people were killed or lost on D-Day. That generation gave its every breath for us today, who are enjoying the freedoms we so readily seem to dismiss or surrender willingly these days. Freedoms lost to the altar of Political Correctness.

Things must change, or Western civilization as we know it is abjectly doomed.

 

7 killed, 48+ injured in Muslim attack on Londoners

And this is the third UK terror attack by Muslims in less than three months.

From EuroNews.com:

UK police investigate third terror attack in three months

by Alasdair Sandford

British authorities are investigating the third major terror attack in the UK in under three months.

Seven people were killed and nearly 50 injured in a series of coordinated attacks in London on Saturday night.

In March five people were killed in a car and knife attack near Parliament in London, and two weeks ago 22 people died in a suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester.

But after this what will the British authorities die? You and I both know: effectively nothing. There will be rhetoric and perhaps a bit of bombast but there will be no fundamental changes to the way the UK addresses Muslim killers and terrorists.

Firearms, for example, will not be roundly issued to their police forces. One might refer to the classic Lt General Russel Honore quote that Britons are “stuck on stupid.”

Stupid, in terms of not addressing the Muslim people living in enclaves in London and throughout other UK cities, attracted there specifically because of UK’s lack of addressing the issues. From Breitbart.com:

Report: Islamists from Across Europe Moving to UK for ‘Freedom’ to Practice Radical Islam

by Virginia Hale

A growing number of radical Muslims are flocking to move from France to Britain, where generous welfare payments, lack of scrutiny from the authorities, and the ease with which families can practice strict Islam have earned the UK a reputation as a halal paradise for Salafists who are unable to secure visas for Saudi Arabia.

Freedom, yes, there you go. For Muslims. Not for Britons.

French newspaper L’Obs reports that Small Heath, a neighbourhood of Birmingham where 95 per cent of residents practise Islam, is one of the most popular spots for French Muslims seeking a new home where women can wear the full face veil. The garment has been banned since 2010 in France.

Translated: evil France for being so judgmental. Good and progressive UK for being so accepting and cosmopolitan.

Life in the area is “cool” for Muslims, she said, telling L’Obs how there are single sex gymnasiums and pool schedules with segregated swimming, that shops contain prayer rooms and how, in hospitals, women can ask to be seen by a female doctor.

Another reason the pair settled in Small Heath was to “blend in with the masses”, Dounia said. A big draw of the UK for Muslims seeking to leave France, L’Obs reports, is the lack of scrutiny in comparison to France and other countries in Europe, where security services often closely monitor Salafists.

Translated: the UK caters to Muslims much more conveniently than does France. But listen to this. It just gets better.

And schools played a large part in Hussein’s decision to move to Britain with his family, too, reporting they fled “the homosexual propaganda” in French state schools.

“I wanted my wife to be able to wear the veil, and for the children to get an education in keeping with our values,” he said. “This gay marriage. How can we accept that?”

In Western cultures, that would yield the clear label of “homophobia” according to Leftists. Oddly enough I find a dearth of Leftists saying this of Islam. This is a real head-scratcher, is it not?

Asked why Sharia-seeking Salafists in France move to Britain rather than a Muslim country, Paris emigrant Hassan told L’Obs that whilst a move to Saudi Arabia would be “ideal”, the country makes it difficult for families to get work or visas.

“We are caught in the crossfire, Europe does not like us, but we are not really welcome [in the Gulf states] either,” he said. “They say to you, ‘Go home, brother. You have nothing to do here.’”

Are we not told that Muslims want nothing but to become part of a country, to assimilate, to become productive citizens who are not a burden on the host country? Of course. Every Leftist would tell you so. Then there’s this.

But for Salafists wanting to live in accordance with strict Islamic teachings, “there is nothing easier for [Muslims with European passports] than to settle in Britain” where there is “a generous welfare package, public services delivered free, plenty of available work, and all with no visa or residence permit required”. according to L’Obs.

I suppose I’m bigfooting my own kicker by writing this so soon, but the above is one of the primary reasons for what the UK is experiencing. And for that, the UK is paying a most serious price.

And perhaps an immediate political one as well.

There’s a funny thing coming up this week on Thursday the 8th in the UK, however, called a general election. The biggest bone of contention was Brexit. Now it’s going to be terror.

It’s the ruling Conservatives in the guise of Theresa May as current PM since July of 2016, and the opposing Labor party in the guise of Jeremy Corbyn. There is allegedly only a single point difference between the two. Corbyn, since the most recent attacks in London, has been pointing out that May in her 6-year tenure as Home Secretary made cuts in policing, the intimation being that’s the chief reason UK finds itself in its predicament.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used the massacre as a pretext to call on May to resign. His point: as Home Secretary between 2010 and 2016, before she became Prime Minister, May reduced the number of British police officers by 20,000, as part of the Conservative government’s cost-cutting.

Again, like Brexit and like our presidential election, do the polls have a thing to do with reality? As far as Britons are concerned, does Islam have anything to do with terror?

Former Muslim extremist Maajid Nawaz spoke to Martha MacCallum.

Charles Krauthammer also weighs in.

Even London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, seems to have thrown up his hands and said this is the new normal. There’s nothing we can do about it, if we wish to be sufficiently enlightened and progressive. That’s how living in a big city goes these days. Get used to it. Translated: in the Big Picture, you will be sacrificed on the altar of Political Correctness as well you should be.

Katie Hopkins begs to differ, and properly so.

But wait. There’s more. And perhaps there is more insight as to the clear linkage between Islam and Leftists. At a Hillsdale College speech, Ben Shapiro bats the issue right out of the park.

Think not, however, that mainstreaming Islam isn’t happening here and now in the United States. This parent from San Diego has an issue.

Muslims are “rising,” as they say. They know it and they recognize Western weakness when they see it. If there is one thing about Islam it’s this: they are never shy about what they want and how they mean to achieve. Witness.

Attempts are not just occurring in the UK and Europe. Here in the US this recent article proved that Islam is continuing to work against Americans. From CreepingSharia.com:

Minneapolis: 2 Muslims Arrested After Police Find Bomb-Making Materials, Weapons in SUV

It all started with a complaint over littering – and ended with two men arrested and the discovery of an arsenal of guns and bomb-making devices by Minneapolis police. Now, local authorities have flagged the arrests for review by the Department of Homeland Security.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS spoke with the man who called police to the scene. He asked us not to use his name because he doesn’t want any more attention than what he’s already received. He said he walked by a parked SUV near the intersection of North 44th Avenue and Humboldt Avenue North the evening of May 11 when he said he saw someone throw food wrappers out of a vehicle window onto the ground.

Of course there is more, yes? It’s Islam, after all.

He said the two men in the car started fighting with him after he asked them to clean up the trash, and he paused to get the vehicle’s license plate number. The man said he called 911 after the men got out of the car and indicated they had guns.

“It caused me to be on alert,” he said. “What’s really going on here?”

Court documents reveal the responding officers found a hand grenade, handgun, assault rifles, magazines and a large quantity of ammunition inside the SUV. The documents also indicate officers found cellphones, computers and electronics equipment, including drone parts, which the bomb squad determined could be used to build a bomb.

No problem, though. This has absolutely nothing to do with Islam. Right? Just ask Islam. We don’t need a travel stay. We don’t need any time for reflection. We don’t need any reflection regarding Islam. We just need to accept it.

Wait. Wasn’t at least one of the suspects in the most recent London attack a “refugee“? Because, to date, all we’ve heard primarily from the American Media Maggots and from UK authorities is that the bulk of those Muslim terrorists responsible are nothing more than “lone wolves.”

Except that wouldn’t be true. One was a “refugee.” Which speaks to US President Donald Trump’s advocated “travel stay.” Oh, and this: ISIS has claimed responsibility. And it wasn’t a single “lone wolf,” obviously.

LONDON BRIDGE TERRORIST ENTERED UK AS A REFUGEE WITH HIS PARENTS

by Paul Joseph Watson

Was shown in documentary praying next to Islamist flag

One of the terrorists who carried out Saturday night’s deadly rampage in London arrived in the UK as a refugee with his Pakistani parents.

“27-year-old Khuram Shazad Butt came to Britain as a child when his parents sought asylum from Pakistan,” reports Sky News.

Manchester bomber Salman Ramadan Abedi was also the son of “refugees” who arrived from Libya.

Butt also held misogynistic views, although don’t expect feminists to be kick up a fuss about it.

“One woman, who didn’t want to be named, said he stared angrily whenever he saw women cycling on the estate. She described it as “sinister” and “sexist”.”

Watson nails it here.

The fact is that at the bare minimum there are 3,000 such individuals roaming the UK who will never be arrested or deported for their jihadist views because Britain is a country where being politically correct is deemed to be more important than stopping terrorism.

Watson also says:

Refugees were responsible for other attacks. Breitbart.com writes:

Six of the Jihadis Involved in Paris Attacks Entered Europe as ‘Refugees’

by Virginia Hale

Surviving Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam helped at least 10 Islamic State fighters enter Belgium as “refugees” through the Balkan route, local media reported Friday.

Of these, six went on to participate in the terror attacks which struck Paris last November, and four were involved in the coordinated suicide bombings that hit Brussels in March. The two attacks left 215 people dead, and wounded hundreds more.

According to a programme set to air on the Flemish VTN television station on Sunday, Abdeslam personally brought at least 10 jihadis to Belgium in a rental car.

Picking the terrorists up in Hungary, where they had arrived from Syria amid hordes of “refugees” during the height of last year’s migrant crisis, Abdeslam drove the extremists to Western Europe.

Jihadists aren’t stupid; they know precisely what they’re doing.

On top of the six Islamic State fighters known to have been escorted by the Belgium-born terrorist, Reuters yesterday reported that 90 more Syria-trained jihadis are thought to have entered Europe via the refugee route.

But even so, Euro authorities continue to cover up the truth about Islam.

Earlier this year, the French government was accused of covering up the jihadis’ barbaric torture of victims of the November attacks. Critics claimed that information, which suggested the terrorists castrated, disembowelled, beheaded, and gouged the eyes out of victims, was suppressed so as to minimise public outrage.

Covering up the truth about Islam. Censoring and removal of expressions of opinions.

But wait. The buttery Islamic goodness marches on.

MAN ‘SHOT BY POLICE AFTER ATTACKING THEM WITH HAMMER’ AT NOTRE DAME

Two “blasts” sparked panic among tourists amassed outside Notre Dame

French police have shot a man outside the Notre Dame in Paris after he tried to attack them with a hammer, according to local media.

The main square has been evacuated and that a police operation is underway.

Two “blasts” sparked panic among tourists amassed outside Notre Dame. A man was then seen “lying on the ground inert”, according to a journalist with France Info who works by the cathedral.

And this, in Toronto, Canada.

WOMAN SCREAMING ‘ALLAHU AKBAR’ CHARGED IN TORONTO STORE ATTACK: SOURCES

Swung golf club at employees and a customer and pulled out a knife while uttering threats…

A Toronto woman has been charged after a suspect masked with an ISIS bandana allegedly swung a golf club at store employees while screaming threats and Islamic chants on Saturday afternoon at the same time that a terrorist rampage occurred in London.

Sources told the Toronto Sun that a woman entered Cedarbrae Mall in Scarborough and then the Canadian Tire store, where she walked to the paint section.

She ranted “Allahu Akbar” – God is great – before swinging a golf club at employees, sources said. The woman was restrained by several employees, who allegedly found a knife on her.

Christopher Hitchens, an avowed Atheist, took Islam to task here.

We’ve seen what happens in a free society that values guilt over self-defense. That is not a formula for the continuation of a country much less Western culture.

It’s going to get much, much worse before it gets better.

Ladies and gentlemen, you may be hearing this louder and more stringently in a neighborhood near you very soon, if not already in your neighborhood.

Islam means “submission.”

And it means for you to submit.

BZ

 

BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon, “The Aftermath,” Thursday, June 1st, 2017, featuring guest Kel Fritzi

My thanks to the SHR Media Network™ for allowing me to broadcast in their studio and over their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show™ each Wednesday evening.

Kel Fritzi with a rather unique keyboard.

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to Kel Fritzi of RFB Radio (Red Fox Blogger), whose fantastic radio shows can be heard here on Spreaker. She is here on Facebook, as well as here, @MikeRuffiansea on Twitter. Her show on BlogTalkRadio, called RFB Radio, the Canadian Infidel, can be heard here, and she is a major contributor to Global Patriot Radio.

Kel Fritzi is also a very accomplished producer of radio shows and has been doing so for a number of years. She has the tech know-how, and she has the chops.

SoAbsolutely correct. Kel Fritzi is one very active and one very focused communicator, whose shows mostly revolve around exposing the true nature of Islam.

Highly polished, highly professional, highly educated, Kel will educate you about the fundamentals of Islam and its vision for you and your future. Convert or, well, perish.

Tonight in the Saloon:

  • We speak to special guest Kel Fritzi for a full 90 minutes;
  • President Trump pulls the US out of the Paris Climate Treaty;
  • Looking out for the USA is now considered evil, horrible and world-ending;
  • The true pants-shitting hysteria commenced on the part of Leftists globally;
  • Instead, the State Department rams a shiv right into President Trump’s back by very quietly expanding the number of “refugees” it’s going to be taking;
  • Thank you ever so kindly, Obama Deep State Loyalistas; your undermining treachery has been quite duly noted;
  • The blithering US government idiots continue to stultify;
  • And oh-so-much-more buttery and brain-glazing goodness.

Listen to “BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon, “The Aftermath,” Thursday, June 1st, 2017″ on Spreaker.

Tonight was a “first” for the Saloon, because it was my initial foray into simulcasting the show on both Spreaker and YouTube, below. Clearly, when I say “and the lava lamp is lighted,” well, you can see it is.

My thanks again to Kel Fritzi for her kind appearance on The Aftermath. It was a grand event and I would be pleased to have her back any and every time she wishes.

Please join me, the Bloviating Zeppelin (on Twitter @BZep and on Gab.ai @BZep), every Tuesday and Thursday night on the SHR Media Network from 11 PM to 1 AM Eastern and 8 PM to 10 PM Pacific, at the Berserk Bobcat Saloon — where the speech is free but the drinks are not.

As ever, thank you so kindly for listening, commenting, and interacting in the chat room or listening via podcast.

Want to listen to all the Berserk Bobcat Saloon archives in podcast? Go here.

BZ

 

Macron wins in France

As of this writing 65% for Emmanuel Macron and 35% for Marine Le Pen.

French unemployment is at 10%. French youth unemployment is at 23%. A French youth is three times more likely to be unemployed than if you walked across a line into Germany. French socialism isn’t working.

France has, it appears, decided that is the track with which they wish to continue.

They will continue to lamprey onto the European Union and they will continue to apologize for the terror attacks that will continue in France as well as the Islamization of the nation. The disaffection will continue as per normal. The EU will continue as will the Euro, for a time.

The French voters decided that this state of Paris is acceptable and doesn’t need to change.

The French voters decided that this state of France is acceptable and doesn’t need to change.

The French voters decided that this state of Paris is acceptable and doesn’t need to change.

Here is a quite interesting take on the French election, and what may be in store for the French in the future, by The Iconoclast.

Katie Hopkins speaks to Tucker Carlson about multiculturalism in general in the UK and the EU.

This election, in retrospect, must be viewed in a fashion similar to that of the current state of Germany — that is to say, in terms of national guilt and shame — national shame and guilt throughout the European Union as well. James McAuley wrote quite presciently about the French election at the UKIndependent.com:

The troubling history at the heart of the French election

‘If you don’t know the history of Algeria, you cannot understand France in 2017’

In subtle and not-so-subtle ways, France’s complicity in the Holocaust and, to a profound degree, its colonial crimes have been defining themes of the most contentious presidential campaign in recent memory. When voters go to the polls Sunday, they will choose between warring interpretations of France’s past as much as between different visions for its future.

You see? Guilt and shame.

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the two candidates in the final round of the vote, are distinct in many ways. Macron, a former investment banker and the darling of Parisian and academic elites, is a boyish acolyte of cosmopolitan Europe; Le Pen, a hard-line nationalist, is an advocate of economic protectionism and closed borders. But rarely are the two more opposed than when they talk about history, as they have done frequently throughout a long and bitter campaign.

Approximately 76,000 Jews were deported from France to the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Most never returned.

“If there were those responsible,” Le Pen said, “it was those who were in power at the time. This is not France.”

Marine Le Pen is absolutely correct. France now is as responsible for what occurred then as I am responsible for reparations to blacks due to the American Civil War — not to even consider that my forebears fought for the blue.

In one of Macron’s most controversial decisions on the campaign trial, he went in February to Algeria, which France had annexed for 132 years, and called on the French state to apologise formally for its crimes as a colonial power, especially in the bloody war for Algerian independence between 1954 and 1962. France’s history in that war, Macron said in an interview days later, represented “crimes and acts of barbarism” that today deserve to be labelled “crimes against humanity.”

For months, Le Pen has harped on Macron for those three words, accusing him once again in a televised debate Wednesday of “insulting” the French people.

It’s done, it’s over. Further breast-beating won’t change history nor will it appease those who are essentially unappeasable on the issue. Here is what holds France back and could likely quite seriously damage or destroy it in the future.

Benjamin Stora, France’s preeminent expert on colonial Algerian history and a founding member of Paris’s National Museum of the History of Immigration, said in an interview that the outcry over Macron’s declaration has highlighted the ways in which, at least in this election, the past remains present.

“For many people, colonialism has always been a distant abstraction, a peripheral problem,” he said. “But no one today who is honest can see it that way anymore. The question of immigration is a central question in our society and in many ways, the question.”

So many of the problems in French society today, Stora said, stem from the aftermath of France’s colonial history – and the French state’s struggles to integrate immigrants from across the once-expansive French empire.

“If you don’t know the history of Algeria, you cannot understand France in 2017,” he said.

For further perspective, Newsweek.com writes:

At its height in the 1930s, the French empire encompassed some 60 million colonial subjects, from the Caribbean to Southeast Asia. But after decolonization in the 1950s and 1960s, the French relegated imperial racism, slavery and colonialism to the “historical back burner.” The eruption of the history wars finally broke this public silence in the mid-1990s.

Guilt and shame. In France and Germany, for somewhat similar reasons.

We may, overall, draw this conclusion of the European Union. It seems the EU believes there is nothing wrong with being completely subsumed and overtaken by what they call “refugees” and “migrants” — when in fact they are over 95% young Muslim males of combat age — for three massive and overarching reasons: that of 1. Guilt, 2. Shame, and 3. Failure to see the logical extension of this. Human nature.

Mix in GOWP Leftist political and administrative viewpoints and you have the volatile recipe required for the fall of Western civilization in Europe, the desire of which Islam isn’t afraid to say out loud to our collective faces.

This man has a serious warning for the EU and for the US.

You have to hand it to Islam. It’s not shy about telling you precisely what it wants and how it’s going to get there.

I repeat: Islam is not shy about telling you precisely what it wants and how it’s going to get there.

Islam’s leaders are not stupid. They play the Long Game. Western Civilizations frequently can’t see two feet in front of themselves.

This election was for the heart and soul of France. Emotions won and this is what France will get. France will also continue to get deaths by terror. French voters have indicated this is acceptable to them. I haven’t even addressed the “minor” issues such as employment, budget, defense and survival.

Demography is prophecy.

Italy has the lowest birth rate since 1861 with 8.4 per 1,000 people and much or Europe is following the same trend.

Birth rates are far higher in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, which is where most migrants are coming from.

The notion of using mass migration as a form of stealth jihad is outlined in the Koran, which states, ‘And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance.’ 

To move to a new land in order to bring Islam is considered a meritorious act.

I shake my head.

BZ

 

“I’ll take France for 238, Alex”

First, from FrontPageMag.com:

Jihadist Guns Down Policeman, Wounds Two, in Paris

Islamic terrorists have claimed 238 lives in France since 2015

by Lloyd Billingsley

Abu Yusuf, known to French police for radical Islamic activities, opened fire with a Kalashnikov in Paris Thursday, killing a police officer near a subway station and leaving two others gravely wounded.

Yusuf emerged from an Audi, witnesses told reporters, took out an automatic rifle and fired six shots at police before hiding behind a truck. When he fled, French police shot him dead. French President Francois Holland’s suspicions of a terrorism were confirmed when ISIS claimed one of their fighters was responsible. The killing of the officer was at least the sixth Islamic terrorist attack in Paris during the last three years. 

“Timing is everything,” it is said, because this attack came just two days before a critical French vote where Marine Le Pen — a proponent of leaving the EU, not a friend to mass migration and a strident supporter of French sovereignty — is vying to become the 25th president of France following François Hollande.

From the UKDailyMail.com:

Outsiders Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen sweep to victory as France kicks out old guard: Europhile newcomer narrowly wins first vote to take on far-Right’s Madame Frexit for the presidency

  • Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron have made it to the second round 

  • 36.7million voted, a turnout of 78.2 per cent; Macron won 23.9 per cent of the vote, Le Pen 21.4 

  • Republican candidate Francois Fillon conceded after initial results showed he achieved 19.5 per cent of vote

  • Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon refused to concede until final results of first-round vote announced

  • France’s Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has called on voters to support Macron instead of Le Pen 

  • This is the first time in 60 years none of France’s mainstream parties have entered the second round

  • Riots broke out in Nantes and Paris’ Place de la Bastille – the birthplace of the French Revolution 

As illustrated above, the election was stunning insofar as it appears to somewhat replicate what happened last November in the US. “This is the first time in 60 years none of France’s mainstream parties have entered the second round.” And: riots broke out after the voting.

French voters turned their backs on the political establishment last night in round one of the presidential election.

Emmanuel Macron – an independent centrist – won first place ahead of National Front leader Marine Le Pen. 

The result will have major implications for Britain and its departure from the EU.

Miss Le Pen wants to completely renegotiate France’s relationship with Brussels while Mr Macron wants closer links.  

In essence what occurred is this: voters completely held moderation at arms’ length and instead went for polarity.

According to France’s Interior Ministry, 46 million people voted in the first stage of the elections which knocked the traditional Right and Left parties out of the running for the first time in 60 years.

With 97 per cent of the vote counted, Macron achieved 23.9 per cent, followed by Le Pen on 21.4. A total of 36.7million voted, a turnout of 78.2 per cent.

But it is thought that Le Pen’s chances of winning the second round are limited as supporters for Republican candidate Francois Fillon, who conceded but has gained 19.9 per cent of the votes, will support Macron.

The next round of elections, a face-off between Le Pen and Macron, will occur on Sunday, May 7th.

What’s at stake is nothing less than the very existence of the entire European Union and the survival of Western civilization in Europe. I fear this is no overstatement in the slightest.

A continuation of France’s current policies regarding Islam are capitulist in nature as are the policies of the EU in general. Terror attacks will continue and the erosion of secularism, much less any other form of religion save Islam will be unabated. Demography will become prophecy and more French citizens will continue to be killed because of a weak French state. Muslims will push for more and greater rights to the exclusion of French law and the encroaching systemic demand for Sharia law.

Simultaneously the EU will be further weakened and its various cultures eroded whilst their streets will continue to burn and its citizens will continue to be killed at the hands of Islamists.

Already, in Germany, Merkel’s “populist foes” are seen to “be in disarray.” And though Merkel has allowed over one million Muslim migrants into Germany since 2015, the numbers have since dropped and “populist” enthusiasm is waning and the AfD party has suffered a political defeat.

That said, I believe that the UK will continue with Brexit and — luckily for the UK — geography is such that the English Channel separates it from the rest of Europe, as the Atlantic luckily separate us from Europe and other continents. Sharing a border with Mexico is sufficiently corrosive, thank you.

May 7th will be a pivotal point for France and the European Union.

BZ