Recently we profiled a certain left-wing writer’s eerie dystopian vision concerning Europe’s “Populist”… “Right-wing” future.
Reading about such a future was fascinating in terms of the glimpses it gave into the Progressive-Suicidalist psyche, and the article produced a lot of discussion in the comment section.
Today we are graced with ANOTHER dark leftist dystopian vision of Europe’s future, which an English translation of a French essay describes for us. It is from a website called ‘The Conversation‘.
The article explains as follows:
The 2017 presidential campaign in France has been full of surprises, from François Hollande’s decision not to run for a second term to former prime minister Manuel Valls getting defeated in the Socialist Party primary; from the rise of insider-outsider Emmanuel Macron to the standout debate performance by Far-Left candidate Philippe Poutou; from François Fillon’s rise, fall, and rise to Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s last-minute surge.
All the twists and turns have increased the uncertainty of an election that was up in the air from the start.
One thing that’s nearly certain is the presence of Extreme-Right populist Marine Le Pen among the top vote-getters. Her party, the Front National, has gone from a pariah in the 1980s to a major political force. While she and her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, have fallen short up to now, what would happen if she won in 2017?
The answer can perhaps be found in – of all places – a graphic-novel series. Created by writer François Durpaire and cartoonist Farid Boudjellal, the first volume, La Présidente, was the hit of the 2015 rentrée (the beginning of the literary season). It was followed by the second volume, Totalitaire, in 2016, and together they have sold more than 500,000 copies.
Now comes the third volume, titled La Vague (The Wave), with Durpaire and Boudjellal joined by Laurent Muller. Together, the three books provide an enlightening view on the collective anxiety of French citizens as they face a 2017 presidential election whose outcome has never been less certain, and whose consequences for the country and Europe could be profound.
As we can see in the artwork at right, one of the Chief Villains Extraordinaire is none other than evil Identitarian-Traditionalist Vlad ‘the Impaler’ Putin.
The article continues:
Durpaire, Muller and Boudjellal are well-versed in the mechanisms of power within the Front National and have a superb knowledge of the media and political machinations in France. The originality of the series – a sort of retelling of the near future – is to apply a historical methodology and then to put the imagination into action.
An unprecedented explosion
In the first volume, the authors imagine that on May 7, 2017, Marine Le Pen is elected president of the French Republic. Boudjellal’s sharply realistic graphic treatment and Durpaire’s insightful text allow the potential consequences of this election to unfold step by step. What seemed politically unimaginable in the second round of the 2002 presidential election – when Jean-Marie Le Pen was soundly beaten by Jacques Chirac – is today only too possible. Every voter has to think about it and to do so, it’s essential to better understand what would happen if she were to win.
The narrative is not a caricature: it applies to the letter the proposed programme of the Front National, with direct extracts from official communications. La Présidente describes the first hundred days of Marine Le Pen at the Elysée palace, mobilising the political machinery and methods that the Front National has employed through its history. The fiction was nourished by the advice of a team of political and economic experts, who make it possible to realistically explore the possible consequences of the Front National’s taking power.
The graphic novel also extrapolates security propositions and technical advances already in place. In November 2015, former president Nicolas Sarkozy proposed electronic bracelets and house arrest for “S file” suspects, suspected of radicalisation, and in April 2016, Francois Hollande authorised the use of facial-recognition software. France itself is still under an extended state of emergency after the November 2015 terrorist attacks – one that will last at least through the upcoming elections.
And so we see it all unfold in the graphic novels: France’s exit from the euro, mass deportations, legal preference for French citizens and widespread surveillance through new electronic and digital tools.
As Vox Day says: “SJW’s always project!”, and its not surprising to see the graphic novels focus on surveillance and the prevention of personal freedoms as the chief evil. The hypocrisy is legion however, coming from the same Progressive leftists like President Obama that conducted massive spying of unparalleled proportions and from the same European-Globalist elites who arrest Swedish citizens for typing out the word ‘Negro’ online.
It gets worse:
[Note: the bolding is by me]
In volume 2, Totalitaire, we’re at the end of Marine Le Pen’s first term in office, in 2022. When the new campaign opens, a surprise candidate emerges from civil society around whom resistance begins to organise. The new candidate is polling higher than the current president, but is a fair election even a possibility? And what of Marion Maréchal–Le Pen, niece of Marine Le Pen and a political power in her own right?
By this point, technology offers an unprecedented capacity for monitoring and control – integrated chips in connected objects, robots, geolocation, and automated surveillance of all communications. We are far beyond Orwell’s 1984, and the idea of France as a totalitarian country isn’t so far-fetched.
In a televised debate with former prime minister Manuel Valls in 2022, portrayed in the graphic novel, Marine Le Pen says: “You speak to me of responsibility, you who were in favour of passing laws. Me, I apply them.” The events then accelerate on a global scale, with a new US president, new alliances, and dizzying range of geopolitical consequences. In Paris, Berlin and Madrid, new alliances emerge, even as a new president oversees the education of “a new citizen”.
And when the time comes for the election, darkness wins again: the surprise candidate is imprisoned and Marion Maréchal–Le Pen is elected president after a single term by Marine Le Pen.
The third volume, La Vague, released at the end of March, unleashes a scenario worthy of the darkest thrillers. At this point, France will have struggled through two five-year terms under the Front National. There is resistance, but also unquestioning support. With an alliance between Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Le Pen, is there any chance that democracy can make a comeback?
One way to read this science-fiction graphic novel is as an explicit criticism of the totalitarianism that could result were the Front National to take power in May 2017 and the rise of nationalist politicians around the world. It also announces the end of a generation of leaders that has governed in a short-sighted way, as well as – and this is the reading I choose – the failure of a system where insiders reserve all the power and benefits for themselves, while leaving no place for the civility and mutual respect that are the very foundation of politics.
So…. according to these globalist-progressives, the greatest possible danger in Europe- and the world- today, is for an evil alliance of ethnic-European nationalists to come to power who want to repatriate Muslim immigrants, end open-borders, and deconstruct the European Union. These people- Le Pen, Trump, Putin, and all the other Identitarian or Right-Wing leaders like those in the Visegrad countries- are “totalitarians” (just like Hitler and Mussolini).
On the other hand, the current crop of radical Baby-Boomer Progressives who have made criticism of mass-immigration punishable by jail, who have turned Sweden into the rape capitol of the northern hemisphere, and who have- without ever allowing their citizens to vote on the question- effected an irreversible demographic tide of Muslim immigrants that will- with mathematical certainly- turn Western Europe majority-Muslim within one generation– these people represent ‘Democracy’, ‘Freedom’, and ‘normalcy’.
To demonstrate just a little more of their insanity, let’s take another article from the same journal on a subject close to my heart- the connection between Preservationist parties like the FN and Millenials.
Again, from The Conversation:
Marine Le Pen and the FN are working hard to conflate immigration and terrorism, globalisation and unemployment. She portrays herself and the party as fighting for French sovereignty against an occupying EU. She has said that she would ditch the euro, restore border controls, and proposes a sort of “Frexit”. She would restrict immigration and elevate French cultural identity over multiculturalism. (Her ability to follow through with these policies were she elected and their actual consequences are separate questions.)
So youth who feel insecure can see in Marine Le Pen an attractive political leader.
A little condescending, Mrs. Baby-Boomer?
On social media all points of view are accepted, the FN is highly active, and as the young people spend a lot of time there – it’s the perfect match.
For French baby boomers, the FN is synonymous with the hate speech of Jean-Marie Le Pen. Generation X, which came of age in the 1980s and 1990s, knew him as well, including his repeated references to the Nazis’ use of gas chambers during the Holocaust as a “detail of history”. For the majority of these two generations, the FN was, is and will remain an extreme-right party.
But for millennials, the FN’s dark past is vague at best. For many French youth today, the party is no longer taboo. It’s a “normal” political party that has won a range of offices, including the National Assembly (two seats out of 577), mayors, and regional councils. Ironically, Le Pen herself is a member of the European Parliament, to which she was elected in 2014 and is now as part of the populist, anti-EU “European Alliance for Freedom.”
It’s also important to remember that, taken as a group, 70% millennials continue to reject the FN. Nevertheless, in many ways its “rebranding” with younger voters has been successful. They don’t see the party in the same way as previous generations. For them, the “monster” is less threatening than before, and for many, it could represent a real choice in the upcoming election.
It would be nice if that is the case, and Le Pen could somehow win. That seems doubtful, but I am one Millenial who doesn’t mind her losing. That is because- as this Baby-Boomer nutjob who wrote the article says- Millenials have “embraced authoritarianism”. She is right, for Baby-Boomers like her- determined to murder the West for the sake of their sick ideology- have given us no choice.