I HAVE USURPED ZIS BLOG AND ALL ZE CROISSANTS SHALL BE MINE
Apr 23rd, 2012 by Unamused
Ha HA! It is I, la Fille Francaise Gratuite, and I am taking over zis Park d’Unamusement. All your croissants, zey are belonging to ME!
L’auteur de ce blog raciste, zis so-called “Unamused,” is tied up in the ze basement, where ‘e will remain for ze time being, tra la la. I have generously allowed ‘im zis one final tweety-tweet:
Like William F. Buckley, I shall stand athwart history, yelling: “time 4 fascism trollolololol kittehs”
It is ze last we shall be ‘earing of ‘im for a long while, I t’ink. Tra la la!
And now… ze news DE FRANCE!
Now that France has lost its triple-A debt rating, one is tempted to think that, as much for Mr Sarkozy as for the Eurozone, this is not the end of the beginning but rather the beginning of the end.
The only credible political actor in France to recognise these facts for what they are is Marine Le Pen, who quickly noted that the loss of France’s triple-A rating profoundly compromises the rest of the political class, which almost without exception supports the uncapped sacrifice of sovereignty and treasure to extend the lifetime of the Euro.
The elegant and increasingly incisive leader of the French National French appears to be free of many of her father’s drawbacks. She is additionally the only significant voice in France to diagnose the Euro-federalist threat to her country’s future accurately. Before yesterday’s sovereign downgrade, the prospect of her displacing either Nicholas Sarkozy or his Socialist challenger to make it through to the two-horse second round of the French presidential election was gaining in likelihood.
This has traditionally been viewed as a threat and is still spoken of with alarm in Parisian political salons. As France continues to decline on account of the European empire-building decreed by its established political class, however, it is becoming steadily more obvious that Marine Le Pen’s role in French public life is not merely legitimate but increasingly necessary.
What France has not confronted honestly is the likelihood that this is the final French election for some time in which the country will vote on its future with an acceptable degree of control over its own destiny. The erosion of French self-government has been commissioned from within and awaits to be ratified from without.
In present circumstances, given present choices, the only responsible vote in France next Sunday is a vote for Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front. …
While Nicholas Sarkozy raises the prospect of securing French borders through withdrawal from the Schengen area, she possesses the requisite disdain for European entanglements which he all too comprehensively does not. Her defence of French national identity in the country with Europe’s most numerous Muslim minority is credible, whereas Sarkozy’s betrays his increasingly impotent opportunism.
France next elects a president to the Élysée Palace in 2017. The most urgent question in this election ought to have been whether the next will matter much. There is no good reason as things stand to believe that France will escape the impotent slide into the morass of multiculturalism and bankrupt late European social democracy.
One in five voters backed National Front candidate Marine Le Pen. Her supporters will now have to choose between Mr Sarkozy and Mr Hollande in the run-off in a fortnight.
Mrs Le Pen’s anti-immigration, anti-Europe and anti-globalisation agenda galvanised French people during a time of severe economic austerity. She claimed third place with 20 per cent of the vote.
‘Nothing will be the same again,’ Le Pen, 43, daughter of former paratrooper and National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, told cheering supporters.
Vive le France! Vive Le Pen! Huzzah!