An interesting piece in the far-left UK ‘Independent’ this past weekend, on the prospects of the patriot party candidate in France.
Marine Le Pen is ahead in the polls and there’s a general media fret, exemplified in the Independent’s typically objective headline –
This is what would have to go wrong for Marine Le Pen to win the French presidential election
Note well – Not ‘this is what would have to happen…’
That would suggest impartial reporting, which ain’t gonna occur, any more than Hollywood’s rotten celebs are gonna grow out of tantrums.
Star turn at Oscar Ceremony?
- In France, as in most, if not all, Western countries,the bulk of the media is left-liberal.
It has been for decades, as I was reminded when reading yesterday how the Socialist President Mitterand could just throw a switch and have the Lugenpresse lap-dogs start barking at whatever level of volume he chose.
Until then the French media had kept Jean-Marie Le Pen and his Front National away from the studios. For this and other reasons his appeal had been limited. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/extreme-danger-ahead-for-eu-as-europe-topples-to-the-right/news-story/
The media had hitherto simply ignored the FN, but it suited Mitterand to split his opponent Chirac’s vote.
Hence his imperious sotto-voce diktat, which had the puppet press change tactics, allowing Le Pen Senior coverage?
Utterly unprincipled, the media services the Left any which way the Left requires of them, much like a strung-out hooker services a client.
Jean-Marie was nowhere near as big a threat to the elite as his very different daughter.
Chirac v Le Pen Snr.
His rough, off-the-cuff ad-libbery annoyed many voters ( though even so, when he later forced Jacques Chirac into a run-off, the craven head of state bottled out of any televised debates with the FN leader)
No way can that work nowadays!
Marine Le Pen has nearly 30% of voters behind her, a tribute to her courageous character and to her positive policies, which include taking terror seriously, a democratic decision on Frexit…
…AND getting to grips with both enemy aliens and the disloyal off-spring of previous immigrants, the riotous banlieue rabble.
So Parisian pinkos, like the Independent’s scribblers, are getting vexed at the potential scenario scarily sketched out, a scenario bright with promise for French folk who want to take back their country.
Fillon, the phony ‘conservative,’ has slumped, thanks to a ‘scandal’ about his wife’s job.
Had he remained a strong runner, ending up in a run-off with Marine, the obvious tactic for the various ‘centre’ and ‘left’ candidates would be to swing behind him.
Fillon’s abandonment of the fight for traditional values – he opposed ‘gay marriage’ but refuses to fight for repeal; he purports to oppose Brussels rule but won’t defy the Brussels diktat banning capital punishment – would have made it easy for the in-crowd’s other collaborators to fall in behind him.
Anything to block Marine.
Now, however, he has little chance of reaching that run-off.
The media have settled on their own candidate, Macron – an ultra-liberal with a reassuring background of ties to international bankers…
…who is so close to the decadent media class that he’s even had to deny rumours of a ‘gay’ affair with the top man in France Radio!
So it’s easy-peasy for the left-liberal establishment to back him.
But then…there’s that big problem known as the electorate.
As in the Brexit vote, people are waking up. They seem to be open to delivering a rejection of the treason class parties, as they have long sensed and are now seeing that all’s not well with their nation.
Thus Macron, whom we looked at a few months ago –
– has to engage in a balancing act.
Something he’s no damn good at.
Perhaps momentarily forgetful that things said in foreign lands can these days be instantly heard back home, he swanned off to Algeria and shamelessly insulted France’s imperial past as “crime against humanity!”
Criminality or glory?
As the Independent correctly says, never before has a leading French politician used such strong terms.
Contrast Macron’s trash-talk with what Marine Le Pen had to say, when she was abroad a week ago, her stirring refusal to kow-tow to primitives.
Who’s going to gain more votes from these overseas utterances?
Macron also revisited the decency debate, saying that those who had opposed legalising gay marriage had been humiliated. Whatever that means, it sounds gratuitously offensive to lots of ordinary French people – except decadents in certain posh Parisian arrondissements.
So will Macron keep shooting himself in the foot, his ineptitude undermining all his media-freak fan club can do?
The Independent obviously hopes he won’t.
And it would be nice if Marine wins on the arguments, as she deserves to, rather than the mismanagement by Macron of his mouth.
But who cares, as long as the lady’s on top!