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Doomburgers For France

Politics / France May 26, 2014 - 07:11 PM GMT

By: Andrew_McKillop


Le Pen
French glove puppet media was roaring by the evening of May 25. It supplied a barrage of “politically correct explanations” for the tsunami of votes for what the glove puppets (until recently) called the unconstitutional, fascist, anti-semite, anti-Arab, anti-Black, anti-European and certainly not Me Too-Two-Party, consumer friendly, socially acceptable political party - the Front National. The FN was anti-ecological, the media also told us. Isn't that a surprise?

Some French Catholic militants speak out loud and strong for Le Pen – they want mosque towers to be limited to a maximum height of 30 metres, and calls to prayer limited by the number of decibels.

When it suits, the leader of the Front National, Marine Le Pen says she is defending Christian values.
Unfortunately for the glove puppet media and their paid-talking head 'expert politologues', Le Pen draws on so many other strands of discontent in France she could herself be swept away by what comes next. Call it the Ukrainian Solution. Le Pen says it himself (the father) and herself (the daughter) that France has become “very unstable”. Their own power could be threatened.

In a tsunami of national soul-searching washing over France on Sunday evening and Monday morning, the country's Me Too political leaderships sorted through the political wreckage. Spanish immigrant Prime Minister Manuel Valls naturally struck the image of Good Immigrant, who learned to imitate every trick and foible of French hypocrisy and contempt for the world. And make a nice living high up the greasy pole. What a clever chap!

Good Immigrant Valls wants The Party – that is the Parti Socialiste -  to grind along a little longer, to his benefit. He said the Le Pen victory in the May 25 elections was more than just a crisis of confidence  and a threat to his Me Too power. This rules mass unemployment and massive income inequality because “there is No Alternative”. It is eternal – you didn't know?

Over the frontier, “chez lui” in Spain, they know all about No Alternative with 50% unemployment for persons under 25 years age. The immigrant Valls said the Le Pen victory was a “seisme” which in French means an earthquake. Like the Beatles sang - Get back to where you came from. Go and play with your earthquake, at home in the PIIGS.

Valls might soon be out on his ear.  He can however always leg it back over the Pyrenees with a one-way Ticket to Ride on a Eurolines bus, not too expensive, to sell greasy hamburgers to tourists on the Costa del Sol. Good riddance!

Budget Apocalypse Now
Monday 26 May, French newspapers brimmed with apocalyptic one-liners and so-dramatic photos of National Front leader Marine Le Pen as she celebrated the party's unprecedented triumph at the polls.
The seisme or "earthquake" story soon ran out of ink for print versions of French dailies like Le Figaro and Le Monde, rabbiting the one-liners of Spanish immigrant Manuel Valls.

Like a cheap hamburger sold on the Costa de Sol by illegal immigrant Valls, the toppings were sugary, colorful and even hysterical. Valls said: "Our country has been living through an identity crisis....and all patriots who deeply love their country must realize we are not doomed."

The French haven't yet fully eaten and gagged on his Doom Burgers!

Members of France's center-right UMP party, which finished in second-place behind the National Front in Sunday's vote, offered a related assessment. "We need group therapy," said senior UMP lawmaker Luc Chatel (whose wife, not long ago was found hanging, dead, in one of their Paris apartments). Possibly she had quaffed too many Valls-Burgers.

The National Front garnered 25% of the vote nationally, with the party scoring as high as 28% in some circonscritions and territories. The ruling Socialist Party received 14%, that is 6% of all eligible “turned out” votes in France trailing both the National Front and the UMP.  94% of French eligible voters therefore did not vote for Monsieur 'Flamby' Hollande and his wrecked PS party. This is democracy!

The result in France came as anti-European Union and far-right parties posted gains in a large number of countries across Europe.

The talk in France of catastrophe reflects deep-seated anxiety in a nation that has long touted itself as a model of republican democracy for the world. That national self-image is captured by icons such as Marianne, the allegorical figure whose classical beauty is meant to embody the republican ideals of liberty and reason. Periodically the Marianne film star image is updated from former sex icons such as Brigitte Bardot, to latter-day mix and mingle French starlets from the Cannes Film Festival.

But Ms. Le Pen, the 45-year-old daughter of the National Front's “xenophobic and anti-semite” founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, is cut from different cloth. Her deep and theatrical baritone voice has become a regular feature on French TV broadcasts, delivering jeremiads against institutions once regarded as sacrosanct: the European Union, mass immigration, casino finance and the single currency, the euro.

At times of special stress for the two-party system when Le Pen's party threatens to overtake the establishment—such as the second-place finish of Ms. Le Pen's father in the 2002 presidential elections—the Socialist PS party instantly rallies its faithful to vote for the UMP as part of the so-called "Republican Constitutional Front". To keep the Me Too parties high up the greasy pole of power.

That approach now appears to have backfired, hardening the resolve of the National Front and its voters to break the Socialist-UMP duopoly. On Sunday evening, French media outlet France 24 declared the Republican Front was "in tatters."

Good Immigrant Valls charted a course to get the bizniss elites active again, but his plan has largely stalled because of what the same elites, typically sucking down 100 000 euros a month call “stubbornly high labor costs” in France. They want lower paid workers to accept 500 euro-a-month and still buy overpriced products Made in France! As far as the children of the Unwashed Masses are concerned, they can stay unemployed to the age of 35 years! Smothered in hypocrisy and double think, the French political class – which Valls on occasions criticizes for its hypocrisy – can only expect what is coming to them. Even Marine Le Pen is concerned about what that means.

By Andrew McKillop


Former chief policy analyst, Division A Policy, DG XVII Energy, European Commission. Andrew McKillop Biographic Highlights

Co-author 'The Doomsday Machine', Palgrave Macmillan USA, 2012

Andrew McKillop has more than 30 years experience in the energy, economic and finance domains. Trained at London UK’s University College, he has had specially long experience of energy policy, project administration and the development and financing of alternate energy. This included his role of in-house Expert on Policy and Programming at the DG XVII-Energy of the European Commission, Director of Information of the OAPEC technology transfer subsidiary, AREC and researcher for UN agencies including the ILO.

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