Anti-fascists burn cars in wake of Marine Le Pen’s shock French election win

Just as in the USA when they find something to protest, violent antifa took to the streets of Paris, France to protest the presidential election results that saw “far right” Marine Le Pen enter the May 7 final voting.

metro.co.uk

Demonstrators took to the streets in the wake of Marine Le Pen’s shocking advance in France’s presidential election – burning cars and scuffling with police.

French police detained three people in election night protests, as demonstrators danced around bonfires and dodged riot police.

Protesters have waved red flags and sung ‘No Marine and No Macron!’ in anger at the results of Sunday’s first-round presidential election.

A Paris police official says that no injuries have been reported in scuffles between protesters and police at the Place de la Bastille.

Later, around 300 people gathered at a peaceful protest at nearby Place de la Republique, waving red flags and dancing around the flames of a bonfire.

Some sang ‘Now burn your electoral cards’ or ‘No Marine and No Macron!’ referring to centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who topped the first-round vote and advance to the May 7 runoff.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen will battle it out for France’s presidency, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its European Union membership.

Politicians on the left and right immediately urged voters to block Ms Le Pen’s path to power in the May 7 election decider, saying her virulently nationalist anti-EU and anti-immigration politics would spell disaster for France.

Macron: German response to refugee crisis ‘saved Europe’s dignity’

Any friend of Merkel is an enemy of the European indigenous peoples.

Euractiv.com

he Europhile candidate for the French presidency has congratulated Germany for saving Europe’s collective dignity by opening its arms to refugees. EURACTIV France reports.

In an editorial published on Monday (2 January) in Le Monde, Emmanuel Macron said he believes German society, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, “saved” the “collective dignity” of the European people by taking in hundreds of thousands of refugees.

“Chancellor Merkel and German society as a whole lived up to our shared values; they saved our collective dignity by taking in refugees in distress, housing and educating them,” the former minister for economy said.

Germany hosted 890,000 refugees in 2015 after the chancellor decided to open the country’s borders.

Referring to the deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on 19 December, Macron said he “admired” the “serenity and unity” with which German society had responded.

The leader of the new political movement En Marche went on to say he would not tolerate the “rebuilding of walls in Europe, which has already suffered too much” and that he would try to avoid generalisations “after the sinister violence against women last year in Cologne”.

“Nothing is more wrong than (the) abject simplifications” made by those who say that “by opening the borders to migrants, the chancellor exposed Europe to severe dangers”, he said.

There was just one criticism nestled in all this praise: “When Italy was left alone to face the arrival of refugees in Lampedusa, to the point where Pope Francis felt moved to intervene, neither France nor Germany were there to help.”

For Macron, France and Germany have “never before […] needed to show their solidarity” and assert their “shared destiny” so badly.

A supporter of a “Europe of sovereignty,” Macron is campaigning for the Schengen agreement to be preserved despite the threat of terrorism, for the EU’s external borders to be strengthened, for cooperation agreements to be struck with the refugees’ main countries of origin and transit, and for the creation of a shared intelligence service.

In this video, Macron urges American president Donald Trump to open America’s borders to all immigrants. Two minutes of bullsh*t:

Who is Marine Le Pen?

MARINE LE PEN WITH JEWISH BOYFRIEND LOUIS ALIOT.

France’s female candidate for the presidency is often compared to America’s Donald Trump because she says she will put France first.

Although Le Pen has been married twice and has three children from her first marriage, she’s currently single but dating a Jew, Louis Aliot, as reported by Heavy.

Excerpt from Sky News

If elected

Riding the wave of populism sweeping across Europe and America, Ms Le Pen presents herself as the anti-establishment candidate and has welcomed both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. She speaks out against what she calls the “two totalitarianisms” of the new millennium: globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.

The “144 commitments” of her manifesto amount to a nationalist agenda. In a campaign pledge that echoes Mr Trump’s “America First”, she has vowed to put French people first. “There will be no other laws and values in France but French,” she said as she launched her campaign in Lyon on 5 February.

If elected, Ms Le Pen would pull France out of the eurozone and hold talks with European partners to reshape the EU into a loose alliance of nations. If this fails she would hold a referendum on EU membership (she calls the bloc “a failure”). She would also like to withdraw France from NATO’s integrated command.

Domestically, Ms Le Pen wants to lower the retirement age, slap taxes on imports and on the job contracts of foreigners, and reduce regular immigration to 10,000 people a year.

She had previously come out in support of the death penalty, but this has been dropped in the recent manifesto.

Ms Le Pen’s real name is Marion Anne but she was called Marine from an early age. As a young woman she had a reputation for partying.

She was furious at her mother, who posed for the French edition of Playboy in the 1980s with the intention of hurting her estranged husband Jean-Marie.

Though fiercely anti-EU, she is a former member of the European Parliament, and was ranked among the 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2011 and 2015.

IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE.

Who is Emmanuel Macron?

EMMANUEL MACRON AND WIFE. SHE WAS HIS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER.

I’m most reminded of the 1992 Bill Clinton when I see and read about Emmanuel Macron. Only difference is that the rumors about Bill Clinton involved sordid sexual affairs with women. With Macron, the rumors are about sodomite affairs with men.

Excerpt from Sky News

If elected
Mr Macron’s manifesto was not released until early March – and unsurprisingly contains pro-business measures in the hope of boosting the economy, such as cutting corporate tax by 33% to 25%

But it also contains a payroll tax cut for low-paid workers and a promise they would be exempt from some social welfare levies – a measure said to amount to an extra month’s wage.

Some €50bn in public investment is on the cards over five years.

Mr Macron believes this could be offset by €60bn of public spending savings via channels such as a lower unemployment benefit bill (based on reducing joblessness to 7%) and cutting 120,000 civil service and local government posts.

With security a major issue after devastating terror attacks in Paris and Nice, Mr Macron would also hire 10,000 police officers and raise the defence budget to 2%.

There would also be 15,000 extra prison places.

On education, he would hire 5,000 teachers and half class sizes to 12 pupils in primary schools in low-income zones.

Mobile phones would be banned in schools for pupils aged up to about 15, but 18-year-olds would get a €500 “culture pass” to spend at cinemas, the theatre and concerts.

A merger of the many public and private sector pension schemes is also one of Mr Macron’s key policies, as well as a merger of unemployment benefit schemes that currently differ for regular workers and the self-employed.

If Mr Macron manages to get the keys to the Elysee, one of his first phone calls would likely be to Donald Trump – and it could be an awkward one.

Mr Macron put a video on Twitter in February appealing for US researchers and engineers working on climate change to come to France.

He said: “I do know how your new president now has decided to jeopardise your budget, your initiatives – as he’s extremely sceptical about climate change… please come to France, you are welcome.”

He also had an apparent dig at Mr Trump at his Lyon rally, telling supporters: “I don’t want to build a wall. I can assure you there’s no wall in my programme. Can you remember the Maginot Line?”

Haha. Sky News isn’t very clever. They omitted Macron’s stance on immigration. He’s for open borders, as espoused by Angela Merkel. He’s also all for the European Union.

In short, he’s promising everyone goodies in the same way that Bill Clinton did, while ignoring the elephants in the room.

If Macron wins as predicted, the question is when the last white man serves as president. To put it another way, when would France have its first Muslim president?

MADE A FORTUNE IN FOUR YEARS AS A ROTHSCHILD BANKER.

French Politicians Unite in Opposition to Marine Le Pen

I’m not on the ground in France and my high school French is rusty, but I keep reading that Emmanuel Macron is going to trounce race realist Marine Le Pen in France’s final round of voting on May 7.

Most of France’s politicians are throwing their support to Macron, while denouncing Le Pen.

The question from where I sit in America is whether the French will vote for Le Pen, who gives them a chance to survive, or vote for a weak multiculturalist who takes of unicorns and rainbows.

The Local France

Almost as soon as the news broke that Marine Le Pen had qualified for the runoff vote of the French presidential election, calls were issued by politicians on the left and the right, notably losing candidate François Fillon, to vote against her. But many on the left will do with a heavy heart.

One of the quickest calls came from defeated candidate François Fillon, insisting on the need to block the National Front, from power, adding “I’m not doing this with a lightness of heart”.

Fillon talked of the danger to France that Marine Le Pen’s “extremism” posed.

There’s no choice but to vote against the the extreme right. I will vote in favour of Emmanuel Macron,” he told his downbeat supporters.

Fellow Republican party politician and former Prime Minister Alain Juppé followed suit, announcing he decided to vote for Macron “without hesitation”, to support his “duel against the extreme right, who would be a disaster for France”.

And on the left defeated Socialist party candidate Benoit Hamon also called for supporters to back Macron, “even though he’s not part of the left.”

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Meet the Top Four Players in France’s Election

FILLON, LE PEN, MELENCHON, AND MACRON.

A nice little guide to use when following the French presidential election on Sunday, today. The final vote will be taken May 7, with the top two candidates facing each other.

Excerpt from Lew Rockwell

There are eleven aspirants in the presidential race though only four are considered serious candidates: former Prime Minister Francois Fillon; newcomer Emanuel Macron; firebrand leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon; and far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen.

My favorite is none of the above. He’s a towering, craggy-faced character named Jean Lasalle from the Pyrenees mountains on the border with Spain with a delightfully thick accent that harks back to the southern Provencal language. He’s as authentic as they come, a real human being who might be able to tame France’s bully-boy unions. Alas, Lasalle’s chances appear slim.

By contrast to the rough-hewn Lasalle is the leading candidate, Emmanuel Macron. Just who Macron really is remains a puzzle. He came from an academic background, worked for the mighty Rothschild banking empire, then as an economic advisor and minister to President Holland. At 39 years old, Macron is blandly attractive, youthful, and so far untainted by scandal except for the oddity of being married to his former schoolteacher two decades his senior.

Macron claims to be a middle way between old antagonists of left and right. He calls for gentle reforms and revitalization of the European Union. Women like him. What he stands for is unclear. His deep links to the Rothschild’s make many uncomfortable. To others, he’s too smooth and full of bromides. Still, the polls say that Macron will win both this Sunday’s vote and the second round on 7 May.

Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon was the front-runner until severely damaged by accusations he had lined his pockets with government money and put his wife Penelope and children on the government payroll.

It was sad indeed to see this straight-arrow conservative candidate undone by what looked like sleaze. Fillon would have made a capable prime minister.

Next, Madame Marine Le Pen. She has been trying to distance herself from pugnacious National Front founder and her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen. The old boy has been given the bum’s rush from his party for daring to say that the Jewish Holocaust was a mere ‘detail’ of history. I spent a long time interviewing Papa Le Pen in his home outside Paris. He is not a fascist, as critics charge, but an old-style supporter of the 1940’s Vichy government of Marshal Pétain.

Marine Le Pen is no charmer, to be sure. She is rough, tough and often nasty. She wants Muslims out of France, a pullout from the EU and NATO, and a return to the old French franc. Like President Trump, she is popular in working class, high unemployment, low education areas. Le Pen has become the champion of downcast French suffering from what they call, ‘la morosité’ (moroseness).

Finally, the last of the leading candidates, Jean-Luc Mélenchon. He’s an old-time leftist full of loopy Marxist schemes about actually reducing France’s already short work week, reducing the retirement age, and taxing the pants of people who make more than 400,000 euros a year. Mélenchon wants out of NATO, revised relations with the EU, rejects being ordered around by the United States, and wants to ditch the euro.

Mélenchon may be an old-style firebrand but he’s very popular with youth and, of course, the left. He’s completely upstaged the lackluster Socialist candidate, Benoit Hamon and has soared in the polls. What French like about Mélenchon is his wit, sense of humor, and sharp debating skills. He appears authentic, platitude-free and bursting with what the French call ‘élan.’ Mélenchon is always fun to watch.

Polls say that Marine Le Pen and Macron will win this weekend’s first round. Macron is then favored to crush Le Pen in the 7 May vote. But France is now in a dither over the possibility of a win by Mélenchon this Sunday. That would leave him facing off against le Pen: the far right versus the far left. Interesting, bien sûre, but the prospect is giving France’s stock market, banks and investors a big scare.

If either were to win on 7 May, France might quit the euro and the European Union – a much graver event than Britain’s Brexit. The fate of the EU is hanging in the balance. Bankers are praying that the silky-smooth Monsieur Macron will save them from the vengeful heirs of Karl Marx and Marshall Pétain.

World War Globalism | Styxhexenhammer666 and Stefan Molyneux (Video)

Toward the last 20 minutes of almost an hour and a half of analysis of the failures of globalism, Styx rates President Trump a 6 out of 10 so far, which he thinks is great. In fact, he refers to Trump as another Ronald Reagan, which is a compliment.

I had this video playing in the background as I went about doing other research. It’s far more valuable than anything you’ll get out of Fox News, CNN, etc.

Check the tags below. I tried to include all the topics discussed.

From the youtube information box:

What is the state of the ongoing battle between nationalism and globalism? Styxhexenhammer666 joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the battle against globalism, the nature of government, opposition to Kim Jong-un, the possibility of regime change in North Korea, the death of the legacy media, the diminishment of the political center, President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office and the possibility of World War III.

I’m becoming a Styx admirer.