“Emmanuel Macron has won the first round of the French election and far-right rival Marine Le Pen will fight him for the presidency for a second time.” This extract is from the BBC.
“France’s incumbent leader Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen are heading for an April 24 presidential election run-off.” This is an extract from the ABC.
“France voted on Sunday…to produce a runoff rematch between Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen.” This is an extract from the Australian newspaper. I could go on and on.
Notice how Marine Le Pen has to be tagged far-right. Irritating for those of us on the conservative right who suspect we too would be tagged far-right if we were important enough.
Luckily this time around,Eric Zemmour, even further right because he opposes the Islamisation of France with even more vigour than Le Pen, gives Le Pen some protection from the globalist scolds occupying the media. Though not much. And now that Zemmour is out, all guns can be turned on “far-right” Le Pen.
Look, two sins to begin with: she wants French law to have primacy over Europe legislation and she opposes wind farms and wants more support for nuclear energy. And, a third, on immigration, she wants France to control its own immigration policies; to decide who can stay and who must leave. Echoes of far-right John Howard there.
It’s clear. If you’re for America first; or, in this case, for France first; in other words, if you are a patriot; like, say, Viktor Orban, you are, by definition, far right. How delicious to picture the Europhiles squirming when seeing Orban re-elected. Hungary for Hungarians. What, not for allowing in hordes of culturally discordant asylum seekers? What perfidy is this?
From now, I intend to describe myself as far right, if I think it will upset any lefties in sight. I’ll just slip it in. “Yes, well, you know, I happen to be far right, just like Viktor Orban.”
Conservatives, and perhaps only conservatives, know that the preservation of freedom depends on the integrity of the nation state. Of course, there are now grave threats from within. That’s no reason to add to them from abroad. It’s no mischance that Europhiles, globalists, collectivists, Marxists, greenies, open-border creeps, despise national borders. They despise individual freedom.