Monday, April 24, 2017

France's Dilemma

Doodad

Do they elect a far-right, possible bigot and antisemite who will do a lot to solve the immigration/terrorist problems France is experiencing or will they elect the centrist who won't? Macron supports an open door immigration policy and has expressed confidence in France's ability to absorb more immigrants and welcomes their arrival into Europe, asserting that the influx will have a positive economic impact. His proposal to provide each young adult a "Culture Pass" of 500 which may encourage young people to discover the culture of France and deter terrorism suggests he is somewhat of an idiot but what the heck; this is France after all and if they were that smart they wouldn't have the almost daily terrorism problems they now experience. It's so frequent, one would almost think they were occupying Palestine or something.

I suspect they will elect Macron and live with the consequences. I don't really care because I don't like Le Pen either and I have never forgot France's awful collusion during the Holocaust.


9 comments:

  1. Au revoir.

    (I couldn't write this on my iphone. The spell check fascists kept changing "au" to "sure.")

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  2. Au revoir is right. No country wants to be the next Trumpist country. Even Jihad Merkel is gaining ground again in Germany after all her missteps. Unfortunately, I suspect only a right wing populist gov't can solve Jihad Europe's problems and it's a price no one wants to pay. Can't blame them really but they are the authors of their own misfortunes so it's hard to feel any real sympathy for them.

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  3. "Every Muslim attack in Europe and America can be laid at the door of tolerance. When a Jewish woman is thrown out of a window in Paris or a Rabbi is beaten in Brussels, the true perpetrator is "tolerance".

    The State of Israel stands as the only meaningful response to the Holocaust. Rather than building stone memorials and going back to business as usual, the State of Israel is not only a living future for the Jewish people, it is a response to the fundamental lesson of the Holocaust. The Holocaust happened because it could happen to a people who couldn't defend themselves. The State of Israel with its armies and borders was the best physical defense against it happening again."

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.ca/

    And it's tolerance that will get more and more innocent Europeans killed...not just Jews. Yet, tolerance is a wise and good thing, no? It just should not be a suicide pact.

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  4. why I don't live in Europe, in a nutshell.

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  5. I'm getting "More Than A Feeling" this won't end well.

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    1. Le Pen gets hit by lightning...da deep state did it!
      Macron gets hit by lightning...da Russkies did it!

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  6. Politics stopped being a proposition about aspirations, values, history, cohesion, liberty etc a long time ago. It's a numbers game. And at barely a half million, the Jews don't count. That's reality. So whether it's the vague holocaust denial of Le Pen or the vague hope for another holocaust from Macron, the Jews are in the pincers. It's simply a matter of whether the state actively pursues pogroms or stands aside and lets them happen.

    I have family in France and I have alienated them all begging them to leave. Go to Canada, go to Africa, come here. Whatever. The decision is theirs.

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    1. I have come to firmly believe that the Jewish people must - if they can - leave Europe. From what I can tell there are 3 places for Jews: Israel, North America, and Australia. And it's not as if those places are exactly "safe spaces" either.

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    2. The indigenous Indian population, from what I can tell, is also friendly.

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