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It’s no secret that the French elections, which occur in a runoff-type series, will be between finalists Emmanuel Macron, a Leftist and globalist, and Marine Le Pen, to the right and a nationalist. That is to what, at its base, the election in France now distills, as I wrote here. Moreover, the EuroMedia are portraying Macron as nothing more than a centrist, a “moderate” if you will. Not hardly.
Nigel Farage, the architect of Brexit, weighs in on Macron and Le Pen.
To read most European media and much of our own, Marine Le Pen doesn’t stand a chance against Macron. From the IndependentUK.com:
Emmanuel Macron leads Marine Le Pen by at least 20 points in every French election poll since end of first round
by Tom Embury-Dennis
Former socialist minister expected to win in landslide after second round of voting
Emmanuel Macron is at least 20 points ahead of Marine Le Pen in every poll on the French presidential election taken since the first round of voting.
Mr Macron, a former minister who set up his own party to run for president, came top on Sunday, with 23.8 per cent of the ballots cast.
Ms Le Pen, the former Front National (FN) leader, joined the 38-year-old in the presidential run-off after coming second with 21.5 per cent of the vote.
But every survey suggests Mr Macron will claim a landslide victory when French voters go back to the booth on 7 May.
Clear, is it not, that Macron is going to literally steamroller Marine Le Pen? The European Media Maggots say so, therefore it becomes fact and immured in stone. Yes?
But wait, there’s more. There’s always more. First, from NPR.org:
France’s National Front Party Draws Young Voters To The Far-Right
by Eleanor Beardsley
It’s creeping toward 9 in the evening, but a group of young people is still busy at the National Front party’s office in Metz, in eastern France. They’re preparing for a rally for their presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen.
Twenty-one-year-old Arnaud de Rigné remembers when he first became interested in the party.
“I was just 16 and I saw that there was a big problem in France with massive immigration and also globalization with no economic borders,” he says. “And there was insecurity and places in the city where police didn’t even want to go. And for me this was a very big problem.”
De Rigné knows some people accuse his party of racism. But he says he’s not racist and hasn’t seen racism among other young National Front supporters. De Rigné believes all French citizens — no matter their religion or origin — are equal. But he says France can’t take any more immigrants because there aren’t enough jobs for French people.
He thinks Le Pen has the strength needed to turn the country around.
Poll finds French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen won plurality of women, young voters
by Emily Jashinsky
An election-day survey of more than 9,000 voters in the first round of France’s presidential contest found that National Front leader Marine Le Pen won a larger share of support from women and young voters than any other candidate.
The poll, conducted by Opinion Way, revealed Le Pen earned the support of 23.9 percent of female voters. By contrast, Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen’s opponent in the next round of voting, came in second with women, earning the support of 21.3 percent.
How can this be? The EMM are insisting that Macron will wipe the floor bloody with the entrails of Marine Le Pen.
According to the survey, Le Pen outperformed the other candidates with younger voters as well. Opinion Way found the National Front leader won 25.7 percent of voters aged 18-34. Jean-Luc Melenchon and Macron won 24.6 percent and 21.6 percent of that demographic respectively.
In the first round Macron won with 23.8% of the votes to Le Pen’s 21.4%. Somehow, in the minds of the European Media Maggots, that translates to an abysmal ass-whupping.
WHO WILL WIN THE FRENCH ELECTION? HOW MARINE LE PEN COULD BECOME THE NEXT TRUMP
by Jason Le Miere
Emmanuel Macron hadn’t won anything beyond a shot at a runoff vote against Marine Le Pen, but his remarks to supporters and a subsequent private party Sunday night felt every bit like a victory lap. And the polls strongly suggest those celebrations, while perhaps a tad premature, will continue after France returns to the ballot box in two weeks to decide the country’s next president.
But as the world has witnessed in shock over the past year, polls and statistical models do not always come to fruition. If they did, Hillary Clinton would now be president of the United States and David Cameron would still be prime minister of a Brexit-less Britain. And in France, a country that has already soundly rejected the political elite, it could be argued that it would be foolhardy to make any predictions with any great degree of certainty.
Marine Le Pen SURGES in latest poll as Macron is blasted for first round celebrations
by Thomas Hunt
THE French electorate are abandoning Emmanuel Macron after a series of gaffes have helped Marine Le Pen back in contention ahead of the presidency campaign, latest polls show.
Europhile Macron, who has previously vowed to go “tough” on the UK’s historic Brexit vote, has been roasted for seemingly swanning around Paris like he has already won the presidency.
An Elabe poll for BFM TV found that half of people surveyed considered that Ms Le Pen’s campaign had started well, compared with just 43 per cent for Macron.
Another found some 61 per cent of French voters think that Ms Le Pen is leading a successful second-round campaign, compared to 48 per cent for Mr Macron, according to a Harris Interactive poll for RMC and Atlantico published on Wednesday.
Because the French are starting to get tired of this. From Breitbart.com:
French Mayor Fined for Mentioning Demographic Changes in Local Schools
by Chris Tomlinson
French mayor Robert Ménard has been fined by the government for hate speech after mentioning that French children were being “replaced” in schools in his town.
Mr. Ménard, who serves as the mayor of Béziers, was sentenced to a fine of 2,000 euros for the comments he made on Twitter in September of 2016, France 24reports. The independent mayor, who is supported by the Front National, then told local television station LCI a few days after making the post: “In a class in the city centre of my town, 91 per cent of the children are Muslims. Obviously, this is a problem. There are limits to tolerance.”
2 officers shot on French island of Reunion; bomb materials found at Islamist suspect’s home
A man suspected of links to radical Islam and of glorifying terrorism shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion during an arrest Thursday — and police found bomb-making materials at his home, officials said.
Officers detained the unnamed suspect and his mother. Police also found weapons in his apartment in the town of Saint Benoit de la Reunion, according to the Interior Ministry.
The two officers, from a special national police intervention force, were hospitalized but were expected to survive. The man was wanted for “glorifying terrorism,” the ministry said in a statement, without elaborating. The shooting came just a week after a police officer was killed in Paris in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group.
Further, if Macron wins then France and Europe will get more and more of this.
Oh wait, that was Sweden. This is France.
This is France.
And this is France.
Ah yes, the peaceful, embracing tolerance of Islam. The truth being: EMM attempting to purposely quell videos such as the above in hopes of not fueling votes for Marine Le Pen.
Just as Angela Merkel attempts to atone for WWII via her allowance of the plundering of Germany due to her guilt, so too does France attempt to atone for its colonialist ways in North Africa. GOWPs all across Europe are tearing their countries apart. The past is the past; Western culture is at stake.
Are globalists facing their own serious reduction of power and control? TheWeek.com, a magazine customarily leaning left, suggests so.
The global elite are headed for a fall. And they don’t even know it.
by Damon Linker
The global elite think they’re sitting pretty. How wrong they are.
Democrats keep telling themselves that Hillary Clinton “really” won the 2016 election (or would have, had it not been for interference by Vladimir Putin and James Comey). Republicans keep patting themselves on the back about how much power they now wield at all levels of government. And centrists throughout the West are breathing a sigh of relief about Emmanuel Macron’s likely victory over the National Front’s Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential election on May 7.
As I said, let’s not shoot that Le Pen horse just yet.
You can almost hear the sentiments echoing down the corridors of (political and economic) power on both sides of the Atlantic: “There’s nothing to worry about. Everything’s fine. No need for serious soul searching or changes of direction. Sure, populism’s a nuisance. But we’re keeping it at bay. We just need to stay the course, fiddle around the edges a little bit, and certainly not give an inch to the racists and xenophobes who keep making trouble. We know how the world works, and we can handle the necessary fine tuning of the meritocracy. We got this.”
Of course they do. It’s about money, yes, but mostly about power and control. You know nothing. They know everything.
And why wouldn’t they think this way? They are themselves the greatest beneficiaries of the global meritocracy — and that very fact serves to validate its worth. They live in or near urban centers that are booming with jobs in tech, finance, media, and other fields that draw on the expertise they acquired in their educations at the greatest universities in the world. They work hard and are rewarded with high salaries, frequent travel, nice cars, and cutting-edge gadgets. It’s fun, anxious, thrilling — an intoxicating mix of brutal asceticism and ecstatic hedonism.
The problem is that growing numbers of people — here in America, in the U.K., in France, and beyond — don’t see it like this at all. Or rather, they only see it from the outside, a position from which it looks very different. What they see is a system that is fundamentally unjust, rigged, and shot through with corruption and self-dealing.
They see former Democratic President Barack Obama sharing a $65 million book advance with his wife, earning $400,000 for a single speech scheduled to be delivered in the fall at investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald, and gallivanting around the globe with David Geffen, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, and Bono.
Railing against banks, against “you’ve made enough money” and “you didn’t build that,” Obama embodies the word hypocrite.
To those on the center-left who are disgusted by the plutocratic antics of the Republican Party but dismiss the significance of Obama cashing in on his time in the White House by enriching himself and hobnobbing with the most famous people on the planet, I’d only note that “optics” (also known as “appearances”) matter in politics — perhaps more than anything else.
And this is how things appear at this historical moment: The world is run by an international elite that lives in a rarified world of seemingly boundless power and luxury. Though the members of this elite consider their own power and luxury to be completely legitimate, it is not. It is the product of a system that’s rigged to benefit them while everybody else languishes in declining small cities and provincial towns, eking out a dreary existence, toiling away their lives in menial service-sector jobs or scraping by on disability checks while seeking out a modicum of fleeting joy in the dumbstruck haze of a painkiller high.
Unless something fundamental changes, the gap separating these worlds will only increase, economically, culturally, and psychologically. Republicans show every sign of continuing to pursue policies that actively make the economic problems worse. Centrist Democrats, meanwhile, appear to be both unwilling to propose a sweeping critique of the outlook and policies that got us to this point in the first place and inclined to dismiss the populist anger building all around us as an expression of atavistic prejudice.
This cannot last. At this rate, make no mistake: The global elite will fall.
Yielding one of the major — if not the major reason — the EMM and globalists are fighting so hard against Marine Le Pen.
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Tuesday night at the Saloon we discussed:
A tad bit of humor from President Ronald Wilson Reagan;
Ken McClenton is the Exservative Conservative — or is he?
Fresno State U: white chicks dabble with Islamic burkas;
“Wearing a hijab can be very liberating,” says ignorant GOWP bint;
“Allahu Akhbar” says black Fresno racist killer of 4, gangbanger & rapper;
Hillary Clinton confirms this has “nothing to do with Islam;”
“You Gone Need Me Before I Need You” = Racist Killer Rap;
Chicago’s devastating, murderous Easter weekend;
Cleveland’s Easter killer was a Muslim who visited the Islamic Center of Cleveland;
Jersey Joe, the Reaver of Common Sense, gives us a sense of his history and life;
Tucker Carlson vs gun control advocate; gets “shot down” by Carlson;
Sheriff David Clarke proffers solutions to Chicago’s problem;
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Police sources told public broadcaster SVT the device was found in a bag, and had not been detonated, adding that the attacker had “burned himself”.
Forensics officers and bomb disposal squads worked through the night at the site of the massacre in Drottningatan, a busy shopping area of the Swedish capital.
The lorry was left partially embedded in the Ahlens department store after being ploughed into pedestrians on Friday afternoon, killing four people and wounding 15 others.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, although both Isis and al-Qaeda have recently released propaganda calling on followers to carry out vehicle rammings and containing bomb-making instructions.
One of my favorite references, Tucker Carlson, speaks to Nigel Farage about the incident in Sweden and the wake-up call that must accompany the act.
No matter how you deny, no matter how you try, Swedish government, your ignorant and naive views are currently coming back to bite your citizens in their arse. And it’s killing them. Your politically correct views are not only corrosive and corruptive, they are deadly.
Sweden will ‘never go back’ to the days of mass immigration after failed asylum seeker launched Friday’s truck attack in Stockholm, says the country’s shell-shocked PM
by Arthur Martin & Mario Ledwith
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven pledged to change his country’s liberal attitude
It comes after Rakhmat Akilov, from Uzbekistan, killed four in a terror attack
He drove a 30-ton truck down into a department store in Stockholm on Friday
There are more than 3,000 migrants living unlawfully in Stockholm alone
The Prime Minister of Sweden has vowed his country will ‘never go back’ to recent levels of mass immigration after it emerged the terrorist who killed four people in a truck attack was a failed asylum seeker.
Stefan Löfven pledged to change his country’s liberal attitude, insisting the massive influx allowed during the 2015 migrant crisis would never happen again.
Rakhmat Akilov, from Uzbekistan, hijacked the lorry and deliberately drove into pedestrians on central Stockholm’s main shopping street on Friday afternoon.
It was a copycat of the attack carried out in London last month, when Khalid Masood killed four pedestrians and injured dozens more with a Hyundai 4×4. Swedish police said there were clear similarities.
Akilov is thought to have carried out reconnaissance along his route days earlier.
Four were killed and 15 injured when he drove a 30-ton truck down a pedestrianised area and smashed into a department store. Chris Bevington, a 41-year-old father-of-two from Britain, was killed close to his office.
But it emerged yesterday Swedish authorities had given Akilov four weeks to leave Sweden after his final asylum appeal failed in December.
He was being sought by police and immigration officials for deportation – but evaded them simply by giving a false address.
‘Sweden will never go back to the [mass migration] we had in autumn 2015, never,’ Mr Löfven said yesterday.
‘Everyone who has been denied a permit should return home.
‘This makes me feel enormously frustrated. If you have been denied a visa you are supposed to leave the country.’
Akilov, 39, had expressed support for Islamic State and world-wide extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, whose UK members included jailed hate preacher Anjem Choudary.
Akilov reportedly told police that he carried out the attack on the orders of Islamic State.
Those people did not have to die.
Are the Swedes actually beginning to understand the significance of the problem they have not only allowed to occur but gone out of their way to promote?
Have the French finally had enough of jumping whenever Brussels or Merkel demands? Because it is, frankly, Brussels and Merkel who have determined the recent path of France.
First, Angela Merkel’s importation policy of illegals has not only inundated her country to the tune of one million+ Muslim “refugees” who are assimilating not unlike oil and water, but the flood has turned Paris and other cities into nightly displays of carbeques, riots, disturbances and increased crime — also creating actual “no-go” zones in France.
Folks, an important clue and safety tip from me to you: If you’re planning on seeing wonderful, beautiful Paris, you’d best cancel your rather expensive vacation, save your cash, and visit the downtown area of your nearest high-density, high-rise, low-footprint urban rat cage. You’ll see the same thing and at a fraction of the cost. You’re welcome.
Gender segregation and intimidation of women in France. This is the “cultural enrichment” the left has invited. pic.twitter.com/aImOjEPeJT
The proposal failed at vote and, as promised if it failed, Renzi resigned.
Bottom line. What caused Italian voters to rebuke Renzi’s proposals? A crap economy and the flood of tens of thousands of migrants into Italy. Italian voters could see they were losing the country and losing the capability to keep what is their Italian culture and their Italian history.
At the time, around the middle of December, I said and wrote that likely Italy would attempt to exit the EU next and then possibly France. I also said that if France managed to leave, the rest of the European Union would essentially break apart like a dried leaf.
FIRST BREXIT, NOW FREXIT: Brussels insider claims France WILL be next to leave EU
by Zoie O/Brien
EXCLUSIVE: FRANCE will be the next member state to abandon the European Union, a Brussels insider has claimed.
Support for the bloc is declining across many of the 28-member-states with referendums and elections opening up across the continent.
Referendums have rocked the EU over the last few months with the British Brexit, the Dutch refusing an EU treaty with Ukraine and the coming votes in Italy and Hungary.
While each vote has been on a separate issue, the common consensus is voters are really using the ballot box to make clear their views on the European Union.
And, the prognosis for Brussels is not good.
Follow me please. I’m going somewhere with it.
(Hungarian MEP György Schöpflin) said: “If you are looking for a country to leave (the EU) look at France.
“In Hungary support for the European Union is at around 65 per cent – in France it is around 40, and it is low in Italy as well.
“We want a European Union that is ready to listen. They are not ready to listen and they are going their own way.
The UK started with Nigel Farage’s Brexit — still highly contested — and now appears to be moving towards Italy examining its own ejection from the European Union.
Is there already a ground level movement to have France leave the EU? From Breitbart.com:
Le Pen Hits back at Hollande’s anti-Populist NYE Speech: ‘After Trump, Brexit, the French Want Independence’
by Victoria Friedman
François Hollande denounced populism and nationalism ahead of upcoming French presidential elections, but Marine Le Pen hit back saying after Trump and Brexit, the French share the worldwide “aspiration for independence” in the fight against globalism.
In his New Year’s Eve address, President Hollande, who earlier in December said that he will not be seeking reelection in 2017, alluded to Front National candidate Le Pen when he warned against what he called “rising extremism,” citing Brexit in the U.K. and the election of Donald J. Trump in the U.S.
And therein lies the link. The commonalities are the rise of Donald Trump, the fall of the establishment or status quo on both political sides in the United States and, across the pond, the fall of the Leftist establishment by way of Brexit.
Leftists were, frankly, totally gobsmacked when Trump gained momentum despite every attempt by the Demorats, Leftists, social media, collusion by the American Media Maggots, DNC and much cheating along the way. Frustration grew as Trump became stronger and stronger. It was — and hate to use this term — a “populist wave.”
Simultaneously, sensing the time was right, Nigel Farage assembled the political components to push for and achieve UK’s Brexit. But please note there is a unifying commonality between all of these things: the creation of Donald Trump, the success of Brexit, the rumblings of Italy and, now, France.
The commonality is the standardization of the responses and pushback by Leftist elites to each and every one of those situations. It all went something like this.
Nominal Leftist bleats: it’s nothing but ill-informed populism run rampant with Islamophobia, driven by irrational xenophobia, because all the commoners, proles, groundlings and serfs well and truly do not know what is best for them whilst the Leftist Elites most certainly do. Commoners lack the brainulal horsepower to consider the greater overarching umbrella and must be convinced to properly and rightly concede power to a higher, more all-knowing singular authority
Taxpayers are finally beginning to awaken to their being fleeced by big governments globally, run by Leftist Elites who wish to ultimately answer to no one or nothing. Populism cannot be tolerated because it portends a diminishment of their centralized mastery, challenges their authority, and blinkers their chances to make even larger and farther-reaching power grabs for complete and utter dominance.
The Leftists in Europe aren’t backing down. There is a push for this:
Under the radical proposals, EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.
This is what, ultimately, Leftists in the US would also like to see. A proverbial One World Barbecue. But that is precisely what the vote for Brexit was about: removal of centralization in Brussels and the ability of those who pay taxes in the UK to hold elected persons responsible — as opposed to those unelected few many hundreds of miles away.
The excuses of the Leftist elites are like a company saying “you’re not buying our product, so it must be the consumer’s fault.”
The elephant in the room on both sides of the Atlantic was also the corruptive forces of unbridled migration and immigration. People are sick of it. They don’t want to see their cultures disappear.
There will be another country to leave the EU. Will it be Italy or will it be France?
If the Brits have “Brexit,” then how about Departugal? Italeave? Fruckoff? Czechout? Oustria? Finish? Slovlong? Latervia? Byegium? Leaving only Germlonely?