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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The French People Speak Out

Hat tip Gallia Watch


Last week's elections in Europe were a stunning victory for the right and a stunning defeat for the Euro-centrists. In France, the Front National under Marine Le-Pen was the biggest winner. Gallia Watch has a report with a video of Le-Pen's remarks with an English translation below. Though the election was for the European Parliament, it still has enormous political repercussions for the French government. It is a sign of no confidence in the current government of Francois Hollande.

http://galliawatch.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-first-party-of-france.html#links

Gallia Watch also has the alarmist speech by Prime Minister Manel Valls, who is also a big loser in this election being a Euro-centrist himself. Valls simply does not get it.

http://galliawatch.blogspot.com/2014/05/not-minute-to-waste.html#links

I am cautiously hopeful here. The French people are telling their leaders that they are fed up with a central Europe managing their ;lives and they are fed up with seeing their society ripped apart by certain immigrants who refuse to assimilate and who have made the streets of French cities unsafe. Their government has up to now refused to listen to them. Now they have heard what the people have to say.

To be sure, we must watch and see whether anti-Semitism will be a part of this changing picture and whether innocent immigrants also find themselves unwelcome due to racism. Immigrants who obey the law, work, contribute and assimilate should encounter no problems.

1 comment:

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I am cautiously hopeful here. The French people are telling their leaders that they are fed up with a central Europe managing their ;lives...

True, but voters seem far less willing to trust Le Pen with the power to govern, where it really counts, in France. The only reason the National Front is not anti-Semitic is that there aren't enough Jews left in France to blame the ills of the nation on, as there were in the time of the Dreyfuss trial.