Marine, My Huguenot Blood And Macron’s Cheap Smears!
So now Merkelite Macron is trying to beat up on Marine over a passing reference to something that happened nearly 500 years ago?
I saw him mouthing off on France 24 today about how she had used divisive rhetoric to the detriment of France’s Protestants.
Since they are not in the habit of arrogant anti-social obstruction of public roads and footpaths…
NB- French street, but even here in Indonesia, outrageous arrogance occurs
…nor of telling their women-folk to hide behind ugly face-masks, nor of slitting the throats of elderly Catholic priests… Priest Slain, Two Pigs Shot Dead – What Now, Argie Dope? …yea, verily, I have to say that Elitist Emmanuel’s outburst came as a surprise.
Naturally, I had to look into this.
It turns out Marine was asked in an interview which historical figure inspired her.
Cardinal Richelieu, because, she said, he ‘was the promoter of a modern state, precisely refusing to allow a religion to take precedence over France!”
This shows that Marine understands the essence of the Islamist menace, because those of us who want it rooted out surely have no problems with Muslims who want to pray five times a day or refuse to drink wine or eat pork.
What is essentially different, and evil, about the Islamists is their demand on decent Muslims that they exalt sectarian solidarity above loyalty to country.
The Cardinal was a significant 17th century minister, who might even be said to have ‘made France great again,’ so no reason to be surprised at her choice.
But at once the left-liberal opportunists leapt at the opportunity to smear – it was, apparently, pointed out to her that the Catholic bishop and statesman “was not very friendly with the Protestants.”
Marine replied evenly that perhaps Protestants had demands at the time that went against the nation. https://fr.news.yahoo.com/marine-pen-protestants-pol%C3%A9mique-quatre-actes-163334884.html
NB – AT THE TIME!
We’re talking about the era of religious wars that roiled all Europe. Thank God that, since then, civilised peoples have grown out of such primitive passions.
The doctrine that prevailed THEN was defined in Latin-
Cuius regio, cuius religio…
– the ruler’s religion was the state religion, and it was shape up or ship out! Back then, religious minorities in many countries were seen, rightly or wrongly, as potential allies of external enemies.
English folks who know their history know that Guy Fawkes was executed not for being a Catholic but for being a traitor.
In the British Isles, and France, and elsewhere, both Catholics and Protestants were burned at the stake, tormented and/or driven into exile.
I have an interest to declare.
My great7grandfather, Charles De Azeley, was a Huguenot, a French Protestant. In 1685, the King of France revoked the Edict of Nantes, which guaranteed his right freely to worship.
He left his home and ended up in Ulster, at a place called Corbally.
So I have a genetic predisposition to favour religious liberty.
And that’s another good reason for me to share Marine’s hostility to those who adhere to shariah law, and any barbaric brutes who think it proper to harass and hurt ‘apostates,’ or behead cartoonists who dare mock their creed.
She has no more disparaged French Protestants by her observations on Richelieu’s behaviour in the 1600s than she was disparaging French Catholics when she told Dope Francis to get off his hypocritical high horse.
Far from being ‘divisive,’ Marine seems to me the most unifying force that France could choose on Sunday.
In view of the clear and present danger of both illegal alien crimmigrants and the Enemy Within the banlieues...
…that’s exactly what true French folk need.
Of course if evangelical extremists and pentecostalist truck-bombers begin to attack innocent people, I will need to review what I have written above.