Well, as many expected, Marine le Pen was not able to pull out a win in the final round of the French Election today.
From what I have seen it looks like she lost about 65-35.
It seems as though she got a few more voters than she did in the first round, but that the vast majority of folks ended up selecting Emmanuel Macron (or ‘Ting Ming‘, from my fictional story the other day).
This is not a surprise, I thought le Pen would lose, but its always different when it actually happens.
With everything official however, I am now going to offer my conclusions.
Conclusion One – Gender Optics
I think there is what we could call an ‘incongruence’ in right-wing, ‘reactionary’ parties being lead by female leaders. I’m not even talking about women leading political parties in general, but just about parties like the FN.
People in France have been raised their whole life to believe that voting for the FN or parties like them is ‘wrong’. They are the ‘mean’ and ‘hateful’ party, etc, etc, etc. They are ‘racist’.
With this being the case, I think the only reason people WOULD vote for them is because either A) they are totally awakened like us, and understand what is going on, or B) they are regular folks but are desperate for law and order and sanity to return.
This is a reactionary impulse, its an attempt reinstall a paternalistic, tactical, masculine structure to the country. But in having a female leader, the optics end up sort of contradictory, since women are (obviously) associated as more soft, feminine, vulnerable, etc.
Does that mean Marine would have been a ‘bad’ ruler of France or the FN? No. I just think the ‘optics’ are a little off and I think the FN would have been more succesful with a male candidate.
For this reason, while I do very much like Marion le Pen, Marine’s niece, I am not more hopeful at her prospects.
This segues nicely into my next conclusion…
Conclusion Two – Forget 2022
In the last several days I have read a number of authors who have said something along the lines of ‘Well, the French probably aren’t ready to elect a Le Pen yet, but just wait til 2022…’. Some of these are authors I like and respect, but I think such sentiments are overly optimistic.
First of all, it is abundantly clear that the elites have no desire to allow a Le Pen to win. For God sakes they sent double ballots to all the overseas voters who are overwhelmingly opposed to Le Pen. Then, when all these documents emerged on friday night that implicate Macron in tax evasion (!) the French government instructed the media to ignore them, which they proceed to do!
Beyond that though is the basic demographics. For an idea at how stark those are, take a look at this excellent article from altright.com.
The article explains that by looking at medical data of those tested for sickle cell diseases in French hospitals (babies from Africa and the Middle-East and a couple bordering areas), it can be deduced (to a pretty exact number) that 40% of births in France nowadays are to ‘non-European’ babies.
Apparently there may be a few Greeks or Portugese among that number but even so, it wouldn’t alter it more than a percentage point or two. Plus its possible there are Afghani or Chechnyan babies being born that aren’t being tested.
With the demographics at such a point, the idea that there can be any victory or survival for France through political means at this point is naive.
Let me make that sentiment clear:
FRANCE NO LONGER HAS A POLITICAL SOLUTION TO ITS ENORMOUS PROBLEMS.
(more on this below at bottom)
My next conclusion is actually hopeful:
Conclusion Three – This May Be The Beginning Of The End
With Macron being the elite candidates that the elites in charge used to steal the election so they, the elites, could stay in power, I think it is important to examine not just France/Europe as a whole, but the elites specifically.
Peter Turchin has some very interesting ideas that suggest that the end for countries/tribes/civilizations eventually comes not when competition between the elites and the masses reaches its highest level, but when inter-elite competition reaches its highest level.
To that end there have been some interesting articles of late suggesting we are seeing something like that.
The first is by Doug Casey, and it documents just to what an extent the last ten-twenty-forty years has been a progressively exploding blood bath in which vampiric bankers in conjunction with central banks have effected the greatest mass-transfer of money from the poor and middle-class to the rich in the world’s history.
The second is by Peak Prosperity, and follows in the same vein, but explains that things for the bankers are starting to fall apart too, as there are less and less profits for them to fight over, and that inter-bank competition is reaching a fever-pitch.
Certainly it is clear at this point that the European Central Bank and the Fed cannot keep pumping liquidity (fiat money) into the system, as North America and Europe (especially Europe) are already drowning in debt and have measly growth as a result of their underlying demographic problems.
While right now things seem ‘okay’ economically, we all remember how bad things were in places like Greece and Spain back in 2010, and NOTHING has changed except for massive amounts of money being printed. I think Europe is headed straight back in 2010-style conditions, only this time with an ever bigger ‘multiculturalism’ problem on their hands.
This brings us to my final conclusion.
Conclusion Four- What’s Deserved
People are patient. Many people have been waiting the last five years in the hope (and belief) that Marine Le Pen and the National Front would win this election and things in France would finally seem to be going in a sane direction.
For over those last five years, across Europe, things have been quite the opposite.
I sense that people are beginning to lose patience, and before I conclude this essay with my final thoughts, I want to reprint a portion of a Capitalist Exploits post that just appeared on Zero Hedge. I should add the site is about investing rather than politics, and that even when he does venture into the connections between the two, the author- Chris- seems about the most normal, decent, common-sensical person you could imagine.
Recently I read this article about a gang of “men” who gang-raped a 21 year old Swedish woman, streaming the video on Facebook while gloating over the attack.
Disturbingly comments on the Facebook stream were complementary and encouraging. The comments were from muslims who believe that western women are “unclean” and “deserve” to be raped. The rapists were all immigrant muslims, which you’re not allowed to mention in today’s PC world. Simply mentioning the facts opens one to cries of racism.
My initial thoughts were that the rapists, together with those encouraging them online, should all be rounded up and shot without hesitation.
To hell with assigning them legal representation paid for by the state.
To hell with employing clinical psychologists who will try convince us of traumatic childhoods, and to hell with the inevitable months of “due process” resulting in – at worst – a couple of years in the slammer after which these vermin will be released on good behaviour.
Ask yourself this…
Who agrees with me?
Who is willing to agree with me in public?
Who is willing to retweet this very article and put their name to it in agreement?
That number grows by the day but we’re still living in a twilight zone where agreeing with what I’ve just suggested is a big no-no.
Why? Not because I’ve suggested these animals be shot but because I mentioned two things which the politically correct West steadfastly refuses to acknowledge.
I mentioned immigrants and muslims.
Why did I do that? Because that’s who committed the crimes. Now, imagine the rapists were in fact atheist, fat, middle aged white men. Replace the words “immigrant” and “muslim” with “atheist, fat, middle aged white men” and tell me, would you be called racist for doing so? No.
The answer you’ll find is that it would sound absurd to suggest I’m racist towards fat, atheist, middle aged white men, and yet by stating the fact that the criminals are in fact both immigrants and muslims the politically correct West will eat me alive.
Why is this?
Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that there is no epidemic of fat, middle aged white men raping women, driving trucks and cars into people, rioting, murdering, and blowing themselves up to the cry of Allahu Akbar. I assure you that if that were the case, I’d name them just as readily but there are not.
And yet we cannot say such things…
Side story: I was contacted by the editor of a major financial publication who is a reader of the blog. Here is the message:
We all know that an open discussion is desperately required. Facing reality and identifying the problem is, as mentioned, at least 80% of the solution, and yet this is not allowed.
When the open discussion of extremely serious problems such as the daily atrocities committed by immigrants in the name of Islam is prevented, then the lid on the pot bobbles. Silently, behind closed doors, or intoxicated at parties but when honesty is laid bare, people seek someone – anyone – who will put an end to the insanity. With brutal force if necessary.
Daily we wait now for the next event. Beheadings of priests, trucks being driven into crowds of innocent families, stabbings of random people going about their everyday affairs, rapes of woman and children… all to the cry of Allahu Akbar.
Daily, it arrives.
People look to their elected leaders and here’s what they get. The establishment tell them they must learn to live with it.
Their leaders tell them that what they’re seeing with their own eyes is not real.
Their leaders tell them that what they’re hearing with their own ears is not real.
“Holy wars will begin in Europe.” – Turkish foreign minister
And yet Western leaders try tell us that isn’t what is meant. No, really, it’s something else.
Even while Islamic fighters tell us precisely what they mean both in actions and words.
While afraid to say so publicly how many in private think: is it not time to bring in the military, round them all up, put them on a ship with a jammed rudder and aim it at North Africa?
With no end in sight and the PC infested establishment refusing to acknowledge, let alone deal with the issues, the zeitgeist silently but rapidly shifts towards those who promise to do something -no matter how ugly or violent it may look.
Left unchecked, the passage of time combined with the daily mayhem unleashed on the streets, malls, and public spaces drives ordinary citizens ordinarily repulsed by violence to increasingly call for it. This is the future.
Read my article on why people will accept and condone the coming violence.
It doesn’t matter whether you or I think this good or bad. That’s not the point. It’s already happening and thousands of years of human nature prove it isn’t the first time.
I think Chris is completely right. This is utterly ridiculous and I believe there are good men across Europe shaking their heads thinking the same thing today.
Macron, along his pathetic, emasculated, traitorous brethren like Francois Hollande, David Cameron, and Tony Blair before him, is a scourge on the face of Europe for whom there is no punishment too strong.
These men, whether on their own or as toadies of Rothschilds and Soros’s and other criminals, have destroyed their nations, have allowed thousands upon thousands of innocent Europeans to be murdered by Muslim terrorists, have allowed a Muslim-on-European rape epidemic of unprecedented proportions, and have for all intents and purposes signed their souls away through policies whose only possible result is the creation of a Muslim Europe of untold horrors and suffering.
These men deserve to hang from lamp-posts.
This site absolutely does not advocate violence or illegality but things have reached a fever pitch and I certainly predict it.
I no longer think France has any political solutions. If it is saved it will be by strong men, using violence, as has been the case over and over throughout human history.
I and we surrounding this site have been of this mind for a long while- indeed its the same thing I wrote in my book– but I believe Le Pen’s loss today will be an important catalyst for men around Europe who might not have yet been at that place. Men who voted for Le Pen and Wilders and Hofer and other such politicians, and legitimately believed there was still a political solution.
Today, I think- and hope- they realize there is not.