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  • ross1948 9:58 pm on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: france, , , , renovation of Paris spire   

    After Notre Dame Fire, A Trendy Spire? Already Macron’s Up To Something! 


    I see Le Muppet Macron’s top flunkey ( prime minister) has questioned “whether we should even recreate the spire as it was… or if, as is often the case in the evolution of heritage, we should endow Notre-Dame with a new spire…”

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47959313

    I suppose it was almost inevitable that Macron would start thinking of ways to exploit the ghastly inferno.

    It’s in his nature, as a Europhiliac pipsqueak with an outsized ego.

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    Given his notorious Napoleon-Complex, we might end up seeing Paris’s magnificent cathedral not even topped off with any proper spire at all…

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    • …but instead fitted with some grotesquerie to commemorate his own glory as ‘master-mind’ of the renovation.

    • One can only pray…

    Seriously, though.

    The whole point of heritage is what a person, or a nation, INHERITS, from its past.

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    So the old spire should be reconstructed, with sturdier materials, perhaps, but not with some sort of glitzy trendy 21st century ‘new look.’

    It’s just my opinion – but before Macron imposes his own, how about letting the French people choose?

    He did make noises recently about referenda -though only on things that would not transgress his ideological hang-ups…

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    So, if and when he keeps his word on even that much limited democracy, why not stick on an extra ballot paper to let the citizens decide, the Notre Dame they wept for yesterday, or a cool hipster millennial monument?

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    • Fiona 10:42 pm on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      An interesting change of theme, Ross, and I am with you on this as on most subjects you like to write about.
      When Windsor went on fire, did we make the Queen restore it with furnishings from IKEA?
      Nothing against IKEA but that would have been glaringly, laughably, out of place.
      Paris’s 800 year old cathedral, so central to her history, should not be ‘modernised,’
      The very idea is repulsive.

      • Jeanne 11:40 pm on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, Fiona, you say it in English much better tham I am able to say it.
        Macron must not be free to remake Notre Dame with a ‘modern’ spire or modern anything.
        It is an ancient treasure of France and we want it back like before the fire and like all the visitors to Paris since I was born have seen it.
        Ross has the best idea, let the French people vote to decide.
        It is not the property of Macron to decide.

    • Mort 2:00 am on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Cultural marxists hate beautiful traditional architecture, not because of what it looks lke but because of its appeal to normal people, who identify with it as their heritage.
      The pioneering cultural marxists in Germany focused much of their energy on architecture and while the bulk of Notre Dame is still standing and therefore not obtainable by Macron’s men, the spire is down and gives them an opening to insert something unpleasant in its place.

    • Firefly 9:37 am on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      OR- A minaret (mosque) or a masonic/satanic symbolic spire (a la City of London’s adornments)

      Didn’t the invading forces build Norman towers on our English churches, as the new invading forces love to turn our abandoned churches into Mosques?
      …sigh!!!!

      • Gilles Morleau 9:03 pm on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Firefly, you may be tongue in cheek but it would not one bit surprise me if they wanted to instal a minaret in Notre Dame.
        After all, Macron’s creed is all about inclusivity, not French national pride.

    • Uncle Oz 10:33 am on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      This made me look back at when the Sydney Opera House was built.
      A lot of us didnt take to it right then but it grew on us.
      Not the same at all with Notre Dame.
      In Sydney the Opera House it was brand new but in Paris it must be about a thousand years so I am told that their cathedralhas stood.
      You dont go tinkering with history.

  • ross1948 11:59 pm on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: france, Ines Madani, , Islamist plot,   

    A Chilling Coincidence? ISIS Sow, Accused Of Notre Dame Plot, Just Got 8 Years! 


    One of three women allegedly involved in a foiled plot in 2016 to blow up a car packed with gas canisters near the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was on Friday sentenced to eight years in prison by a French court for earlier offences.   https://www.france24.com/en/20190412-france-jails-jihadist-woman-accused-over-foiled-terror-attackImage result for ines madani

    This vixen’s next trial (for the Notre Dame plot) begins in September.  She’s just ‘ “a girl in search of recognition and love,”.says her lawyer!     Don’t you just love lawyers?

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    I would like to divert my late-night energies towards asking why this vile bitch only got eight years, but the only appropriate penalty for jihadist treason…

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    …was abolished years ago, so I will save that issue for another appalling day.

    We have been assured that there was no terrorist involvement in the fire that consumed so much French history a day or so ago…

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    …so we must accept that, until any evidence to the contrary surfaces.

    Even so…

     
    • Ned A 12:13 am on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      That is a stunning coincidence, or is it?

    • Vicki 12:20 am on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I was just commenting on your other story about the Irish judge when this appeared and if it was on any tv news I must have missed it.
      It is a little eerie, if it is a coincidence!

    • Petra Malley 12:50 am on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for telling us about this.
      I have spent a little while searching for any other reports on this ‘coincidence’ and while The Sun has a interesting piece, about Islamist gloating over the tragic inferno, the proximity of this jihadist woman’s court conviction and the outbreak of the fire in Paris does not seem to have registered with many media.
      Does this tell us anything we didn’t know about the media?
      Not really.
      Her lawyer’s words made me laugh. I suppose being love-sick is a fresh excuse, after the other rubbish about ‘mental illness’ has gone so stale.

    • Rick Spalden 1:05 am on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Notre Dame is old and famous.
      But it is not at all the first church in Europe to suffer harm.
      Give it time.
      We know nothing can be kept quiet indefinitely in this day and age.

    • Uncle Oz 5:18 am on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Chilling, yes, coincidence, could be.

    • Ally Coates 2:03 pm on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Speaking of ISIS sows, now that sow Begum is getting tax-payers money for legal aid.
      The May government say they have no power to stop this outrage but they are not acting to get the power, only letting it happen.
      A piece of rope and a scaffold, with a state hangman and a cheering crowd, that would be a cheaper option, or would be if May wasnt in league with Brussels against capital punishment.
      Begum deserves a slow death but a fast one would work.
      We need to bring back capital punishment, for treason, at least.

    • Ruby Clossen 12:25 am on April 18, 2019 Permalink | Reply

  • ross1948 12:17 pm on March 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 'rap' video, 'suspended fine', , , france, Kill White People, Nick Conrad, ,   

    Incitement To Kill Babies? Suspended Fines? Flog The Savage! 


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    But the banlieue brute, ( ‘born and raised in the Paris suburbs’) has in any case been convicted in a French court of incitement to murder, the video concerned having been delightfully released as –

    ‘Hang White People.’

    Extract from ‘lyrics’

    “I go to the nurseries, I kill the white babies, catch them quick, and hang their parents!”

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    Obviously the filthy swine should have been given years aplenty behind bars, ideally interspersed with regular flogging to further dissuade him from any action re-plays on his release.

    Instead!?!

    A ‘suspended fine!’

    For God’s Sake!

    Why?

    ….prosecutors requested leniency from the judge, saying that Conrad had no source of income after he was fired from his job following the video going viral..’

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    Prosecutors?

    Surely it’s the unpleasant job of the defence team to minimise whatever punishment scum like this get?

    Prosecutors should be demanding he be kept in jail until the fine is paid.

    Something is deeply rotten in French legal system.

     
    • Louise L 2:34 pm on March 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      He says he is Franco-African. We are better to say we do not need him here in France and better still, deport him to the Cameroun Republic and see what they will do to him.

    • Jeanne 4:14 pm on March 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      If a real French person said anything like that about the banlieue welfare canaille, he would be sent to the Bastille.

    • Will Kerr 5:09 pm on March 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Why don’t the French clean up those banlieue ‘suburbs?’
      The inhabitants were allowed to come and live in France but they are an ungrateful lot, so many of them causing trouble and like this man very hateful towards the country that took them in.

  • ross1948 3:33 pm on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Calias Curs, , france, , ,   

    ‘Child’ Migrant Fakers Can Veto Age-Tests? Insanity! 


    ‘Eat your carrots or no ice-cream dessert….that’s if you agree with me, of course!’

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    ‘It’s 9pm, tomorrow’s a school-day, so bed-time for you…if we have your consent, of course.’ 

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    Absurd, yes?

    Children do not get to say what’s what.

    Rules are made by grown-ups and are there to be followed.

    EXCEPT, IT SEEMS, IN FRANCE!

    France’s top constitutional authority has validated bone testing to determine the age of young migrants…’

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    ..and that is good news.

    Medical examination can surely cut down the number of fake ‘child’ migrants, a vexation not unique to France…

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    Lying Parasites! Aged ‘Asylum Kids’ Allotted Homes As Aussies Wait in Line! 

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    …but obviously a problem there too.!

    Or so it might seem, until you read down the page a little bit, and learn that –

    …an exam can be requested by a judge…

    after the minor in question AGREES TO the exam.

    http://en.rfi.fr/france/20190321-legal-experts-decry-bone-tests-migrants-determine-their-age-france

    We also read that, insanely, unaccompanied minors who arrive in France have the right to stay and be educated until they are 18.

    And who picks up the tab?

    NOT the ‘NGO’ political pressure groups that constantly agitate on the mini-leeches’ behalf…

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    …but honest hard-pressed French working folk, whose taxes are filched by Macron’s revenue-men.

    Some parts of the report are almost funny.

    During a court case regarding bone testing from 2016, Jacques Toubon, the head of the Defenders of Human Rights organisation, said that he was “resolutely opposed” to the tests that were “ill-adjusted, inefficient, and UNDIGNIFIED.”

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    In what possible way can a wrist x-ray be undignified?

    But Toubon’s gabbling is only marginally more deranged than the idiotic protection of children law which prohibits the examination of puberty development…

    Like, why?

    But let’s not waste time on that, just get this!.

    The case was brought to court this month after a young Guinean refused to consent to a bone exam, which the judge in his case had used as proof that he was an adult.

    http://en.rfi.fr/france/20190321-legal-experts-decry-bone-tests-migrants-determine-their-age-france

    The uppity git should get a smack round the head and sent packing.

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    Nobody asked him to come to France.

     
    • Keith Milner 5:04 pm on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      A bit late in my day but worth waiting for.
      I remember that Australian report, nearly nine years ago and did anything come of it?
      So many countries seem to like being made fools of by these liars.

    • Tiny Camwell 5:28 pm on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      That Guinean doesn’t need a slap on the head. He needs a powerful boot to his backside that’ll land him back in his own country.
      I was sure I read somewhere in your blog last year that Macron had announced that he had introduced an ‘age of consent’ law making childhood end at the age of 15; and I scrolled back till I found it. You quoted the BBC – ‘France to set legal age of sexual consent as 15 – BBC News’
      The strange thing is that the reports out of Calais indicate that a lot of the migrant louts and drifters there are over fifteen.
      Logically then, they are past puberty and that makes them not children, so they have no ‘child’ rights and they can be expelled from France. Why won’t Macron get rid of them?
      I am trying to take the argument stage by stage, because I thought logic was a big thing in France?

    • Mack the Knife 5:56 pm on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I would feel sorry for the French more if we had not got the same stupid rules that give every parasite a break. France, Britain, Germany, we all have bad laws and useless governments.
      Speaking of break, I broke my wrist when I was 16. It was painful but when it was x-rayed at the hospital I never felt anything undignified about that.
      That Frenchman Toubon is a stupid berk and no mistake.

    • Fran Burns 10:40 pm on March 23, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      What can the legislators who framed that insane rule have been thinking of?
      An alien should have no right at all to refuse such a simple check, and even less an under-age alien, if it is under-age.
      Why are the French, and other European governments, putting themselves in that position?
      There is no rational basis for such a situation to have been created. Nobody wants these aliens, who are often not just liars but violent and quite unwilling to assimilate.

  • ross1948 9:52 pm on March 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: france, , , , , objective reporting, open letters,   

    Far-Left Melenchon’s ‘Right Of Reply’ To Macron – No Fair Play For Marine? 


    I note the Guardian has provided the French far-left leader Melenchon with a ‘right-of-reply…’   https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/10/abandon-foolish-brussels-treaties-emmanuel-macron

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    …to Le Muppet Macron’s appalling open letter on the future of Europe.   https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/04/europe-brexit-uk

    Just curious.

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    Since all three ran for the French Presidency, and Marine Le Pen got lots more votes than Melenchon, will the Guardian bow to democratic values and basic principles of fair play and offer the patriot party leader a welcome to their pages?

     

     
    • Keith Milner 10:09 am on March 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Fair play in the Guardian?
      Now now, Ross, you must be on the booze.
      The Guardian wouldn’t know ‘fair’ if it fell over it in the street.

  • ross1948 5:15 pm on March 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Conde-sur-sarthe prison, france, , , jihadist apostates, Michael Chiolo   

    Bag-Head Body-Searching, For Starters! 


    What a dreadful indictment of  how ineffectually French authorities have been handling evil Islamists!

    That was my instant reaction to the BBC report on the sectarian violence which occurred at the top security Conde-sur-Sarthe prison.

    Once again, the villain was an apostate, a jihadist ‘convert’ named Michael Chiolo.

    Astoundingly he was afforded the privilege of conjugal visits with a shrouded bag-head  – and the bint was not even body-searched!

    What part of the phrase ‘primitive savages’ do the politicians who direct prison policy not quite get?

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    Even the BBC correspondent admits that it seems likely the knife was smuggled in by his partner ..why was she not properly searched? 

    Apparently ‘body-searches require consent!’

    How absurd!

    That kind of nonsense is a perfect example of the liberal obsession with ‘rights,’ and should be got rid of, as should the bureaucrat who failed to ensure the most intense surveillance of Chiolo – again, even the BBC questions why he was ‘being treated under the same prison regime as common criminals…’.

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    If France had real leadership, and if France were not shackled to the soft-on-terror European diktats, then all these quandaries would not need to be puzzled over.

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    France was, after all, the birthplace of Madame Guillotine!

    Let’s hope Marine gets her chance to put things right sooner rather than later!

     
    • Jeanne 6:29 pm on March 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Very many French people who love their country agree with you.

    • Ned A 11:37 pm on March 11, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Extra pay surely, for guards who hsve to touch the filthy brutes.

  • ross1948 2:05 pm on February 19, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , france, Michel Houllebecq, Serotonin, Submission   

    ‘Serotonin’ – A New Must-Read by Houellebecq? 


    His last novel, Submission, which envisioned a France subjected to sharia law after electing a Muslim president in 2022…

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    …was published on 7 January 2015 and featured on the cover of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo just before terrorists stormed the offices of the publication and shot dead 12 people.

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/04/vanquished-white-male-houellebecqs-new-novel-eerily-predicts-french-discontent

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    This guy’s new book could be well-worth reading.

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    It’s called ‘Serotonin,’ but I’ll need to wait for a translation – my conversational Indonesian is not bad, my conversational German is passable and my Latin and Ancient Greek probably as good as when I left high school…

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    …but my French is almost non-existent.

    But the Guardian review makes it sound interesting, and the author, who says Trump is “one of the best American presidents I’ve ever seen”, and praised Brexit, may look a bit scary but is obviously nobody’s fool.

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    • Marc 1:01 am on February 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Recommended most highly, the Submission book.
      A book which makes bad people angry is almost certain to be interesting to read so I will look in the store for his new one.

  • ross1948 10:24 pm on February 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: france, Petition- non au drapeau europeen dans nos salles de classe, pledge of allegiance, Tricoleur   

    Vive La France – Let’s All Join The Fight Against That Euro-Flag! 


    It’s many a time I have passed the French and German embassies here in Jakarta, on Jalan Thamrin, and although my Busway journeys are usually agreeable enough…

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    …if I get a seat!- there are times I glance at the diplomatic outposts of two historic European nations and grimace at their self-abasement, their national flags not flying aloft but kept level with  that repulsive emblem of the Brussels Empire.

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    All being well, the same shameful situation at the UK Embassy will end soon, but that edifice is well off the beaten track, so does not affront me so often.

    I hope a grand ceremony is arranged for the day the symbol of the EUSSR is hauled down there….

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    …and preferably burned in the gutter, like the dirty rotten rag it is!

    This week, however, ghastly news from France, where an admirable move to have the fine Tricoleur displayed in every school-room…

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    …has been tainted by amendment to have the Brussels banner displayed with equal prominence!

     

    French patriots are naturally incensed. There’s a petition been promptly launched and I append it for my small but valiant band of Gallic readers.

    I have always admired the way youngsters in American schools make the Pledge of Allegiance.

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    The UK should mark the restoration of independence – aka Brexit – by introducing a similar daily loyalty oath.

    Apart from being a good thing in itself, it would provide justification for removing brats brought up to prioritise  allegiance to supranational – marxist or sectarian- ideologies.

    If you don’t love it,leave it!

     
    • Jeanne 10:44 pm on February 13, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Merci, my friend!
      We never meet but we are comrades in our common battle.

  • ross1948 5:52 pm on February 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , france, Jean Rey EuroCommissar, , ,   

    Training Courses For Dumb Animals – Macron Upholds Elitist Tradition! 


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    Allons, Mes Enfants!

    That’s how Europhiliac politicians have always viewed the people whose taxes they  soak up  – dumb animals not fit to determine how their countries are run!

    You doubt that?

    Well, just read these extracts, one from decades back, the other from last week – my capitalisation, NB.

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    ‘A referendum on this matter consists of consulting people who don’t know the problems instead of consulting people who know them. I would deplore a situation in which the policy of this great country should be left to housewives. It should be decided instead by TRAINED and informed people.’ 

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/01/23/populism-is-a-struggle-for-democracy/

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    Who the heck was THAT sexist buffoon?

    Jean Rey, President of the European Commission (the job Drunkard Juncker now holds) for over ten years, in the Sixties and Seventies, came out with that outburst of obscene elitism.

    I got the quote from an excellent Spiked.com article, which you can read on the link above.

    But you know who THIS is, yeah?

    However he said he supported ‘citizen consensus conferences’ (conférences de consensus citoyen). 

    “That means that we’re going to ask citizens their opinion, but WE’RE GOING TO TRAIN THEM.

    We’re going to spend several hours or sometimes several weekends TRAINING PEOPLE and telling them: here’s the truth and the falsehood, here’s how it works; now you can make an informed decision.

    https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Brexit/Brexit-referendum-has-torn-apart-society-says-Macron

    Quite extraordinary, the condescension of those two, talking of the citizens (who in Macron’s case elected him into power!) as if they were animals that require ‘training’ until  – here’s the truth and the falsehood, here’s how it works- – until they know what’s good for them.

    Note well, both the unlamented Belgian Rey and the ineffably arrogant Macron will decide what’s true and what’s false, and ‘how it works’ and only when the mere common folk have absorbed what’s handed down by elites and experts…now you can make an informed decision.

    Supercilious SOBs!

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    Macron does admit that previous French governments treated democracy with disdain.

    “What created a sense of malaise was that in 2005 we had a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty which resulted in a ‘no’ vote. Two years later France went back on it by a parliamentary decision.  I think it was a mistake. The people said one thing then two years later we said ‘we’re going to put that right’.”

    But this week we read that his plans to let the people vote are merely on trivial technicalities, like –whether France needs to reduce its number of lawmakers, and whether their mandates should be shortened…

    NO vote on capital punishment, NO vote on the migrant menace, NO vote on homo-marriage, ALL those key issues kept in the hands of the in-crowd.

    Nor should we be surprised, because France was just last month…   

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     …advised that the elite would not bow to the people.

    Or, as Maire Antoinette allegedly remarked, ‘Let them eat cake…’

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    …and we know what happened to her!

     

     
    • Jeanne 6:54 pm on February 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Macron thinks we need to be trained?
      He will possibly think a whip, or a carrot, is needed to train us how to think and how to vote?
      He insults us every time he opens his mouth.

    • Nichol Knight 9:38 pm on February 5, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      They always talk down to real people from their elite positions.
      At least the old aristocracies were usually patriotic but these Macroqns and Junckers and the like are nothing, the products of mutually back-scratching bureaucracies or banking cliques.
      Charmless, soul-less, heartless, they need to be swept into the gutters and their rule must be replaced by real people, the populists, who talk our language and who share our values.

  • ross1948 7:54 pm on February 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: democratic reform, elections anti-democratic EUSSR, france, Hayk Shahinyan, , , ,   

    Marine Makes Sense On Yellow Vests – France, Beware Far-Left Manipulation! 


    Since the Yellow Vest movement is fundamentally a popular revolt, against the Elysee elitist, it’s no real cause for surprise that polls suggest their potential electoral support draws more voters from Marine Le Pen’s patriot party than from Muppet Macron’s.

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    But Marine is wise to be cool and calm about this. As with the UK ‘split’ we wrote of, in a proportional voting system, the likelihood is, even if the ‘Yellow Vests could receive as much as 13 percent,’ those would transfer to her National Rally (RM). ‘
    But the patriot leader has recognised the danger of far-left manipulation of the protest phenomenon.
    Note well, how Hayk Shahinyan, who used to be with the Young Socialist Movement, has emerged as their ‘campaign director.’
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    It is of course possible for far-left youth to grow up and switch allegiance to patriotic movements. I don’t know a lot about Shahinyan, or where he comes from, but Marine certainly has her concerns.
    “It’s not a problem for me to have a list of Yellow Vests, yet the next question is whether they will keep their independence and their autonomy…“When we see around former socialist activists on such lists – this danger, it exists…” https://www.rt.com/news/449656-yellow-vests-european-parliament/
    Marxists always seek to infiltrate anything they think might promote their cause, so why would the YVs be any different?
    We have already seen the vicious Red Nazi Antifa type of violence in French streets, as well, of course…

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    …as scenes reminiscent of past years’ mayhem committed by alien ingrates in the banlieues.
    However, according to the RT report, many YV followers are not prepared to follow those who may pervert their reform agenda.

    Far better, surely, if they channel their energies into Marine’s campaign to represent the long-suffering French people.

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    She too, like them, sees proper democracy, referenda, as a way forward. And unlike Macron, she would never talk down to her fellow-citizens and tel them what they are or are not permitted to vote on.

    PS I see in the news that Shahinyan has stepped back – he says he’s taking time to think about his options, but the concerns expressed by many good French folk have undoubtedly made him hesitant.,

     
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