France: Fallout and Future
In a way, the French vote was that of a drug addict opting for another dose to avoid having to face painful withdrawals. In the months leading up to the election, which became a victory by a large margin for independent left wing candidate Emmanuel Macron, the media made it clear that he was the responsible choice. Unlike in Britain and the United States, voters agreed with this notion. The city of Paris, which was struck multiple times by Islamic terrorism in the recent past, voted nearly 90% for Macron.
Of course, it is reasonable to point out that the Front National of right wing candidate Marine Le Pen still did better than ever before in an election, but emphasizing this too much distracts from the reality that she did in fact lose. Rather than falling into the pattern of mainstream politics of talking every defeat into an almost-victory, it is important now to look at the things at hand and what the are President holds for the future of the country.
No easy Solutions, said the easy Solutions Man
France is (or rather was) at a crossroads. More than any other European country was it made to experience the consequences of mass immigration and rapid islamization in the past few years. Her economy is in a less than optimal state, her farms are dying, social unrest is a fact of life and all the while, via her membership, it is also part of the never-ending pile of crises of the European Union. After the first round of the election, France was free to choose someone who insisted on talking where politics and media preferred silence, who was promoting solutions that would have grasped the root of at least some of the existing problems even at the cost of breaking with the seemingly eternal status quo. On the other hand, there was someone who, both through his personal career and his positions couldn’t have been more of an embodiment of the same status quo if he tried. Emmanuel Macron stood and stands for the anti-populist rhetoric of the European elites that insists there are no easy solutions, all the while promoting the same approaches that previously failed or even created the crisis in the first place – such as the mantra of “More EU”, which can very much be blamed for the abomination that is the Euro.
Macron thinks the Euro is fine, he insists on more EU and cannot figure out why there might be an issue with unprecedented mass migration.
In this way, he is the man promising easy solutions – namely the denial that some problems exist in the first place. No one willing to risk rocking the boat, it continues towards the waterfall full steam ahead.
France chose Islam. There is no way around this.
Some might consider it dramatizing to paint the French election as a referendum on immigration in general and islamization in particular. However, few elections offer such clear choice on a particular topic as this one did. Marine Le Pen vowed to reduce immigrations, stop the arrival of illegals and take a clear stand against Islamization and for French culture. Macron, on the other hand, openly stated his disdain for everything French – stating in front of a cheering audience that there is no such thing as French culture:
Despite this, frequent terrorist attacks and half of the French army now deployed in France to protect whatever is left of normal French life from the consequences of multiculturalism, French voters chose Islam for the future of France. A choice that cannot be called an accident or a secondary with the options and their consequences so clearly visible.
President Mondialisme: Predictions for the Future
It has been said that politics are no longer about left and right, but rather fought between nationalism and globalism. In that respect, the French are guaranteed to get what they voted for.
Economically, uncertain times are on the horizon for the French. Unlike his rival Le Pen, Macron has no feasible plans of protecting the country’s suffering farmers. And despite being on the cultural far left, his economic plans are much closer to the dark corners of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet than they are to the hard socialism of leftist candidate Melenchon, who didn’t make it past the first round. All French workers now have a reason to fear neoliberal labor reforms, which could strip them of many of their protections and subject more of the French economy to the global race to the bottom. With this leftist-neoliberal cultural-economic contrast and his big bank background, Macron is a globalist’s dream come true.
In EU-matters, he will look towards Germany. Things are already being set in motion that, with the magic words “more EU”, will bring into existence something monstrous – fiscal and transfer union. Gone are the days when anyone still pretended that billions for ailing Southern European economies were a temporary emergency measure. Soon, transfers from richer to poorer Euro economies might become a permanent reality, at the cost of likely hundreds of billions of Euros and a big slice of national, fiscal sovereignty.
Furthermore, he appears willing to go to great lengths to sabotage and break the resistance of central and Eastern European governments to migrant relocation demands from the EU. Evidently, he’s unaware that the EU sanctioning itself would destroy any semblance of harmony and ever closer union that he seeks to show to the world.
On the topic of migration, expect more of the same, even when “same” now means total disaster. As mentioned above, his disdain for French culture is as much anti-French as it is pro-Islam. With no intention to slow mass immigration, but instead admiration for Angela Merkel’s open borders a re-committment to asylum mass migration as a “duty”, Emmanuel Macron will speed up an already rapidly accelerating process of making France less French.
With France banning racial/ethnic census, the closest there is to statistical data about Arabs and Africans (including those with French citizenship) living in France is of medical nature.
What this map is is explained here While not completely accurate, it is a good estimate of how many non-French there are now in France and where they already (almost) make up the majority. There are newer versions of this map:
This should serve to give everyone an idea of how dire the demographic outlook is for the French people. Rapidly, they are ending up in a country that is no longer the one they know, and now they will also have a President who denies the existence of their very culture. To some, this is deliberate ethnic replacement – to others, a less scary prospect than voting for a candidate demonized by the media.
It is not hard to imagine the consequences of this: More violence, more ethnic strife. Anyone who went to Paris in the past year must have noticed that it looked like a city under military occupation. Heavily armed soldiers and police on virtually every corner have become a fact of everyday life there. By continuing pro-migration policies despite an obvious failure to integrate existing minorities, France opts for an expansion of this situation into other cities and a worsening wherever it is already visible. Islamic Terrorism has indeed become a fact of urban life, but only because it was allowed to and only where it was allowed to – Warsaw or Budapest are visibly safer vacation destinations these days.
Demographics are destiny and as the outlook worsens for the French, it is looking quite great for those who believe France should become part of the House of Islam. It might be the most speculative prediction in this article, but as Muslim populations grow rapidly both in size and religiosity, it is arguably only a matter of time until they become politicized. Perhaps Michel Houellebeqc’s novel Submission won’t look so far fetched anymore after Emmanuel Macron’s term – either way, French voters should expect a Muslim Brotherhood style party to enter the political stage sooner or later. And the first party to successfully tap into the previously passive fundamentalist Muslim vote will further weaken the political position of the French. Time is not on the side of those who want the country to remain recognizably French.
Lastly, some commenters insist that with the French voting for the disastrous status quo this time, they will finally vote for the alternative next time. Perhaps – but arguably, it is more likely that the country will stick to its role as the “battered wife of radical Islam”; even more so that the above trends predict the country to be about 5% less ethnic French by the time of the next elections. A crisis ridden EU and attacks by a hostile force leaving hundreds dead could not convince France to vote for a different course – whatever the coming years of Emmanuel Macron hold in stock, there is little reason to expect voters to be ready to rock the boat next time around.