Marine Le Pen’s party tops vote with President Hollande’s Socialists in third place behind the centre-right UMP, exit polls claim
This is very, very, very bad news, folks. If you are any kind of minority, or have any friends who are, take notice! The Nazi’s just swept the EU elections in France. VERY, VERY, BAD.
There is a trend of these far-right nationalist parties seizing power all over Europe right now. We’ve seen this before, and we know where it leads.
Worse still, in Ukraine, at least, we are financing the neo-azis (the faction i Ukraine the US and….uhhhhhh….Germany are allied with are basically the Ukrainian Nazi party. We made this same mistake before, remember? Our banks then, our banks now, are financing the rise of people who put people like me and most of the people I associate with into gas chambers and made lampshades, candles, and soap out of our dead bodies.
You don’t have to be Jewish to be their target - any difference at all will do Socialists, Anarchists, Arabs, Africans, LGBT, Gypsies (which I’ll assume icludes hippies, punks, and ravers nowadays) outspoken liberals and progressives, anything that doesn’t swing to the goosestep twostep dance. That could mean you, it could mean your friends, it could mean your family, your kids.
I have no idea what to do to stop this, but if you ever needed a reason to pull out of a commercial bank and into a credit union or something like Amalgamated, this should be it. It was the bankers then, it’s the bankers now. None of that has changed. Whether we’ve learned anything since then is about to be tested. If we don’t pass with 100% on the test, we fail completely, and that failure is probably going to be fatal.
Don’t kid yourself that this can’t happen here. It can, and it will if you blow off politics, and by politics I don’t just mean voting. I mean organizing, I mean protesting, I mean boycotting (everything french made just fell of my can-buy list) and spending a couple hours a day keeping up to date on the latest actions,
Look, I know politics stinks, I hate it myself. I was a political activist full time in the 1980’s, and when I quit and went back to having a life I never missed it, until the Occupy movement dragged me back in.
The the thing is, this isn’t about petty issues any more. It’s not simply about income inequality, it’s life and death. Your life, your death. If that’s not worth a couple hours a day, what is?