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Weissman writes: "Chauprade presents himself as a geopolitical realist. In fact, he’s more an old-fashioned romantic and right-wing Catholic traditionalist defending the French nation, its identity, its 1500-year-old civilization, its European origins, and its Christian culture against a host of modernist evils."

Aymeric Chauprade. (photo: Wikimedia.de)
Aymeric Chauprade. (photo: Wikimedia.de)


Meet One of the Scariest People on Planet Earth

By Steve Weissman, Reader Supported News

08 September 14

 

e know that almost one thousand jihadists with French nationality have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq and that many of them have joined the Islamic Caliphate,” declares Aymeric Chauprade, chief foreign policy adviser to the Front National’s Marine Le Pen and her likely choice to be foreign minister should she win the presidential election in 2017.

“We must eliminate them in situ and this should be the role of our special services immediately,” he said. “It is the responsibility of every European nation to eliminate its jihadist nationals before they return.”

Dick Cheney is alive and well and now living in France, having morphed into the controversial French political scientist now advising Europe’s ultra-right to make a priority of targeted assassinations. Did I say Dick Cheney? Or did I mean to say Barack Obama?

Chauprade presents himself as a geopolitical realist. In fact, he’s more an old-fashioned romantic and right-wing Catholic traditionalist defending the French nation, its identity, its 1500-year-old civilization, its European origins, and its Christian culture against a host of modernist evils. These include materialism, individualism, multiculturalism, the dictatorship of relativism, and the naive celebration of democracy and the Rights of Man, which Chauprade sees as an outlandish civic religion without God and “the good news of Christ.”

He sees “Holy Russia” as the “only major European power to openly and firmly embrace its Christian civilization,” and as a strategic partner against American hegemony and “the alliance of Western globalism with anarchist nihilism.” This unholy “alliance” Chauprade blames for “the color revolutions” in Georgia and Ukraine, FEMEN, Pussy Riot, homosexual marriage in France, gender theory, and “enslavement by consumerist urges and sexual impulses.”

The hands-on architect of the Le Pens’ collaboration with Putin, he traveled to Moscow to applaud Russia’s anti-gay laws. He appears regularly on Russian media and served as an international observer for Moscow’s Crimean referendum, along with former collaborationists and present-day neo-Nazis organized by a Russian-backed NGO in Brussels, the Eurasian Observatory for Democracy & Elections (EODE).

“Russia has become the hope of the world against new totalitarianism,” he told members of the Duma, Russia’s parliament. And Putin has become Chauprade’s personal hope for a return to what he sees as the natural attachments of family, nation, and the divine.

For Chauprade, these are significant concerns. But, in his current view, the greatest threat is a historic “Clash of Civilizations,” Muslim vs. Christian, and more pointedly the replacement of the native French “by a population that has an African and Muslim majority.”

Hold in mind that his fear is largely bogus. The CIA’s latest World Factbook puts the country’s current population at just over 66 million, of which only 5-10% are Muslim. But many here in France share Chauprade’s feelings, just as the declining white European majority in the United States feel threatened by the growing number of non-whites, Hispanics, Asians, and other “outsiders.” We need only look at the Tea Party or listen to Rush Limbaugh. The difference, at least of degree, is that Chauprade is trying to use the nativist fear to build a majority political movement around Marine with her undeniable Fascist roots in the Front National.

Newly elected as Marine’s hand-picked candidate for the European parliament, he sees the Front National as “the last chance for France to safeguard its civilization.” His Jesuitry is cold-blooded. “There is no other credible solution than to build this majority with those who have already understood the link between the internal Islamic threat and the external Islamic threat.”

This is not the Chauprade observers know from the past. In 2009, he wrote the first edition of his “Chronique du Choc des Civilizations,” in which he proclaimed without the least shred of hard evidence that the CIA and other elements of America’s “Deep State” conspired with Israel to create the horrors of 11 September 2001. It was hardly an original argument, but the defense minister sacked him from his influential teaching post at the Joint Defense College. Chauprade went to court, won back his job, and established his reputation as something other than a defender of Israel.

Now a major player Marine Le Pen’s newly repackaged Front National, he has become just that. “Israel is not the enemy of France,” he insists. “France today has but one true enemy: Sunni fundamentalism.”

“The throat slitting, beheading, rape of young Christian or Shiite virgins, summary executions, burying alive of prisoners, macabre videos posted on YouTube and downloaded in our urban ghettos tens of millions of times, all these evil deeds we owe to ‘our magnificent allies,’ our new Middle Eastern friends gorged on petrodollars, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.”

All of which brings Chauprade to support “without reserve” American military strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and to call for a new alliance with Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad. Anyone who can put all that together with backing Putin as the champion of Christian civilization and great white hope has a mind greatly to be feared.



A veteran of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement and the New Left monthly Ramparts, Steve Weissman lived for many years in London, working as a magazine writer and television producer. He now lives and works in France, where he is researching a new book, "Big Money and the Corporate State: How Global Banks, Corporations, and Speculators Rule and How to Nonviolently Break Their Hold."

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-33 # brux 2014-09-08 18:07
>> “It is the responsibility of every European nation to eliminate its jihadist nationals before they return.”

I find this rather comforting, or ... whatever the opposite of scary is.
 
 
-12 # brux 2014-09-08 20:46
If Progressives ever want to bring about change
we need to jettison the fools who aid and support
terrorism, because not to give power to the idiotic
Republicans and keeps things the same out of fear.

This worldwide Islamic terror movement is nothing
Progressives should be feeling sorry for. The are
nasty, brutish, uncivlized murdering SOBs like the
guys who have chopped the heads off two innocent
Western journalists in the last month.

For God's sake, if this site is set up to lull people into
supporting terrorism and by association bring negativity
on to Progressivism, then the people here who support
Progressive values better think long and hard about
letting themselves be used in that way.
 
 
-17 # Benjamin Franklin 2014-09-08 23:05
Quite true, Brux.
 
 
-2 # Benjamin Franklin 2014-09-09 15:49
"This worldwide Islamic terror movement is nothing
Progressives should be feeling sorry for. The are
nasty, brutish, uncivlized murdering SOBs like the
guys who have chopped the heads off two innocent
Western journalists in the last month.

For God's sake, if this site is set up to lull people into
supporting terrorism and by association bring negativity
on to Progressivism, then the people here who support
Progressive values better think long and hard about
letting themselves be used in that way."

Agreed with this comment. Not one word of support for the neo-Nazi Chauprade described in the article . . . just this comment. And 15 dislikes.

All 15 of you support beheadings and terrorism or did you just misunderstand what I was supporting in Brux's comment?
 
 
+7 # Benjamin Franklin 2014-09-10 02:08
OK. Thanks. I weep for the 4 of you.

I really do.

If you typify progressivism, we are all lost.
 
 
+19 # Jim Rocket 2014-09-09 06:42
Who is feeling sorry for the Islamic terror movement? I don't see how anyone is any more dead by having their head cut off than being blown up by a drone. As for the guy in the article, he seems very much like a French flavored tea partier and, possibly, one of these sad people who can't deal with their own homosexuality so they turn to radical right wing politics. " I know I'm not normal so I'll try to be super normal".
 
 
+1 # brux 2014-12-01 03:29
I find it funny that Liberal/Progres sives are supposed to be "gay friendly" and yet when they run out of things to attack someone they disagree with one, they resort to gay innuendo and accusations.

You really cannot reduce people like that, even if you did know anything about them firsthand ... how ludicrous!
 
 
+3 # A P 2014-09-09 08:40
WOW... Dragging Le Pen back into the limelight as credible is just to muddy the playing field. Did the last attempt to tie her to Putin fail so badly she is to be painted as an anti-jihadist US ally now?

Strange bedfellows indeed.

Why doesn't the US/UK/EU just get to the point and declare anyone thinking the BRICS project is a reasonable counterweight to US/Bilderberg hegemony as a terrorist?

All the enemy-of-my-ene my crap is getting tiresome.

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely.

No counterbalancin g checks/balances ... absolute power. There is no counterbalance to US/Bilderberg power. Therefore, absolutely corrupt.

The rest of this is just noise to obscure the elephant in the international economic/milita rist room.
 
 
-8 # bmiluski 2014-09-09 08:42
brux.....I don't usually agree with you. However, in this instance I cannot help but to do so.
I keep wondering who are these people that keep attacking my country with calls of fascism. No matter the article they somehow always manage to bring about the name calling degradation of my country. Are they neo-con puppets who think that by calling this government facsist it will take down this democratic president and the party Or are they pro-Russianists trying to "turn" peoples opinion against democracy?
 
 
-2 # bmiluski 2014-09-09 11:38
Thanks for the -5 votes people. Seems I've hit a nerve.
 
 
0 # brux 2014-09-11 15:44
Now you know what it's like. ;-)
 
 
+2 # brux 2014-09-11 19:41
If you start to really get what the people here are supporting you will start quickly to get frustrated and ultimately disgusted by it.
 
 
+2 # Pikewich 2014-09-09 14:13
Interesting, Just substitute the references to Islam with "Jew" and--
Voi LA!
The very same rhetoric that brought the National Socialist party to power in 1930's Germany.
You should be ashamed, but you are obviously too ignorant for that.
 
 
+1 # kyzipster 2014-09-09 21:31
You should write for Fox News, your logic is flawless wingnut.

Sadly, your reaction to terrorists brutally beheading someone on video is proof that their tactics can frighten people into doing exactly what they want.
 
 
0 # Texan 4 Peace 2014-09-10 22:50
It's not a question of "feeling sorry for them", but rather of critically examining the kinds of foreign policies that fan the flames of terrorism. As in, the ones we've had for the last half century (or longer).
 
 
+8 # rhgreen 2014-09-09 09:29
We (the Western powers) created them, both over there and over here. So, what have we learned? Apparently what we have learned is "Let's eliminate them". The biblical injunction that you will reap what you sow does not apply just to them. It also applies to us.
 
 
-17 # barbaratodish 2014-09-08 18:09
"We know that almost one thousand jihadists with French nationality have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq and that many of them have joined the Islamic Caliphate,” declares Aymeric Chauprade, chief foreign policy adviser to the Front National’s Marine Le Pen and her likely choice to be foreign minister should she win the presidential election in 2017."

Is anyone else confused by the first sentence? Who is the "her" in "...her likely choice to be foreign minister should she win the presidential election in 2017. Is the person in the photo with a beard the "her"?
 
 
+8 # brux 2014-09-08 20:42
>> Who is the "her" in "...her likely choice to be foreign minister

Marine Le Pen

Don't know much about France or world affairs do you?
 
 
+8 # Henry 2014-09-08 22:58
Quoting brux:

Don't know much about France or world affairs do you?


That's an unnecessary slam, Mr. Genius.
 
 
-21 # brux 2014-09-09 00:19
So are all the negative votes I get here on RSN for telling the INFORMED truth. Nearly every one of these RSN'ers pops off about stuff with absolutely no clue or context about what is happening in the world or who people are and what they stand for.

No one has to be a genius to have an informed opinion or to exercise the judgement to do a bit of investigation to find stuff out.
 
 
0 # Pikewich 2014-09-09 14:18
Are you a member of a neo nazi party, or the KKK?

That is their INFORMED truth.
 
 
+3 # brux 2014-09-11 19:39
Come on you're just being silly. No, I am 180 degrees and 1000% opposed to the Nazis and KKK .. which is why I also opposed radical Islamic terrorism.
 
 
-30 # MidwestTom 2014-09-08 22:02
IN the UK parliament has intruded legislation to cancel the citizenship of anyone form the UK now joining IS and fighting. Obama on the other hand has said that we will welcome them back here.

France has had very destructive riots in the Muslim suburbs of Paris. The French welfare system attracts the Muslims who have much larger families, and generally disdain secular education including such subjects as math and science. The Muslims do not mix with the French.

Marine LePen has been gaining in every French election recently, she is carrying on the argument that her Father used with little support when the Muslim number were much smaller.

The US is just a decade behind.
 
 
-16 # brux 2014-09-09 00:20
> Obama on the other hand has said that we will welcome them back here.

El wrongo!
 
 
+21 # ericlipps 2014-09-09 04:41
Quoting brux:
> Obama on the other hand has said that we will welcome them back here.

El wrongo!

El wingo!

Just where and when did Obama say the U.S. would "welcome" jihadists?
 
 
+7 # Terry5135 2014-09-09 06:00
You replied to the wrong guy. MidwestTom said that.
 
 
+12 # Terry5135 2014-09-09 05:59
Why the minus four score for brux. He's quite right - MidwestTom WAS wrongo in that statement.
 
 
0 # brux 2014-09-11 15:49
There are ignorant people here who every time they see a post by me give it a thumbs down because they hate freedom of speech and thinking so bad.
 
 
-16 # MidwestTom 2014-09-09 07:27
When asked if they should be restricted, Obama replied "no, they are American citizens". I exaggerated a little.
 
 
-5 # Jadhu 2014-09-09 03:43
The US is decades AHEAD of the Europeans--neve r mind the shooting of unarmed young African-America n men for minor reasons. But you probably applaud that too...
 
 
+4 # jon 2014-09-09 06:49
You changed the subject.
 
 
-1 # bmiluski 2014-09-09 08:45
MidwestTom..... ..if you're really that bored sitting in your dorm room then get the hell off you big ass and go outside and breath in some fresh air. It might clear up your head so you could come up with more intelligent bull shit.
 
 
-6 # Walter J Smith 2014-09-08 22:02
Much fear mongering to be sure. And like Cheney and his clone, Barack Obama, neither Le Pen nor her rhetorical flame thrower is to be feared. They should be respected for what they do and how they think. But they are so naive they actually say what they are thinking, which allows anyone not lost in fearfulness or fear mongering to think through the best ways to laugh them, as well as the twin Cheneys, off the map.

We have plenty to fear in our own mob-like mindless-follow -the-war-monger s-at-home horror. That writer is so busy looking for things to fear far and wide, he apparently cannot see what is in his neighborhood.
 
 
+7 # cymricmorty 2014-09-09 03:18
Quoting Walter J Smith: "That writer is so busy looking for things to fear far and wide, he apparently cannot see what is in his neighborhood."

The writer lives in France. That is his "neighborhood," so to speak.
 
 
+30 # Icon 2014-09-08 22:25
Chauprade sounds like a the christian version of a zionist!!
 
 
-25 # brux 2014-09-09 00:21
As opposed to you that sounds like the radical Muslim version of a terrorist.
 
 
+19 # ericlipps 2014-09-09 04:42
Quoting brux:
As opposed to you that sounds like the radical Muslim version of a terrorist.

Tch. And after a cheap shot like that you wonder about the negatives you get on this site.
 
 
+6 # Terry5135 2014-09-09 05:58
Well, you did hit that fascist, racist movement, Zionism. Is it a surprise how someone like brux would respond to that? lol

I blame the false dichotomy set up by the author of the piece for people like brux. If you look past the abrasiveness, brux does have some important points buried in that rage.
 
 
0 # brux 2014-09-11 19:38
How is my comment any more cheap than yours, or Icon's?
 
 
+5 # Pikewich 2014-09-09 14:21
It is The Crusades V 2.0 !!
 
 
-6 # shraeve 2014-09-08 22:42
He is not to be feared, he is to be laughed at.

Really, the world has serious problems. Why are you wasting our time with an article on some fringe party clown?
 
 
-13 # Lucretius 2014-09-08 23:01
I'll all with him. Eliminate the monsters doing the beheading. But if yo think you can reason and talk with them, send in Mr. Weissman to deal with them.
 
 
+2 # Pikewich 2014-09-09 14:23
Typical American. Kill them all let god sort them out, cause I don't understand the complexity of the issues nor the histories of the region, and am too lazy to read up on it.

Just give me my reality show and six pack!
 
 
+5 # Bolduc619 2014-09-08 23:19
And this from a man whose country turned over their Jews to the Nazis WITHOUT BEING ASKED?

Oh. snap!
 
 
+3 # Jadhu 2014-09-09 03:57
And yes, the French do like to act all "holy." They forget about the jews...
 
 
+48 # curmudgeon 2014-09-08 23:22
Aaah Gentlemen....an d I do mean the term loosely,

No wonder war is so prevalent with your racist, biased view of the world.

Mr Weissman is really understating the problem this gentleman causes.

You all ignore the Islamophobia industry in the U.S. - $147 M last year...

Almost all Muslims (99%) condemn the acts of ISIS and instead of including them in the solution . people like most commenters and Chauprade are intentionally alienating them, causing even more to take up arms against the societies lumping all Muslims with those who are not muslims even though they claim to be, ISIS. Islamic leaders around the world have issued fatwas against their actions.
 
 
+38 # Farafalla 2014-09-08 23:41
Thanks Curmudgeon. I was starting to worry that RSN was becoming a platform for right wing trolls with a soft spot for the National Front.
 
 
-15 # brux 2014-09-09 00:22
> Almost all Muslims (99%) condemn the acts of ISIS

Great, that just leaves 20 million who condone them.
 
 
+10 # Jadhu 2014-09-09 03:56
How many "Christians" condoned the crusades? Just a thought...
 
 
0 # brux 2014-09-11 15:47
Yeah, when were the Crusades again?
 
 
0 # Terry5135 2014-09-09 05:55
Do you have a point brux, other than to argue that there are good guys and bad guys?
 
 
0 # brux 2014-09-11 19:35
Yeah, 20 million potential terrorists who want Islam to rule the world with 40-50 million who support them but will not admit it is a large threat ... that's my point Terry.
 
 
+7 # Pikewich 2014-09-09 14:31
Let's not forget, these guys did not get to where they were without our government's intervention. Saddam was not a nice guy, but he had any suspected Islamic Fundamentalist Extremist killed. He was not up for sharing power with anyone.

Enter the US Military, GW with his stuffed flight-suit claiming victory, leaving the country ungovernable. All for oil.

So, kill more of them right? It has worked so well this far, let's continue the same methodology!

In fact, kill anyone who even LOOKS Muslim Right?
 
 
0 # brux 2014-12-01 03:14
The cycle is - find someone who will play ball with the US and hope for the best while business and economic ties are clinched.

I criticize the US for basically being warlike in its economic hegemony, but that is there standard of behavior for all people and countries on the planet, sad to say.

We were not going to give up Iraq, and Saddam was the easiest to work with. It would not have been much different had we chosen someone else.

It is not about killing Muslims ... and it is - a little bit. The - I think - strategy is to provoke people and tip all the ones who would fight to become jihadis and thereby wipe radical Islam out by depleting it of fanatics.

The hell with those guys, anyone who is a strong backer of radical Islam is not good for anyone else, a government, and certainly should not be getting sympathy from the Left in the US.
 
 
0 # brux 2014-09-11 19:37
A minus 14 .... what are you disagreeing with my math, kind of hard to disagree with that. You start with 2 billion Muslims all over the world and take 1% of that, or divide by 100 and you get 20 million.

Do RSN loyalists really need such a math tutorial?
 
 
+16 # Jadhu 2014-09-09 03:40
If the French don't like the influence of African and Muslim "riff-raff," they should have stayed out of both spheres during their colonial years. America understands the concept of "Blowback" quite clearly now. When will Europeans own up and take responsibility? You can't violate and oppress and not expect it to flow the other way. France--deal with it!
 
 
+3 # kyzipster 2014-09-09 21:48
There is prejudice in France against citizens from their former colonies but France's extremist rightwing is still on the fringe, in the US 80% of the country cheered on the invasion of Iraq to kill a dictator that we supported and armed, American imperialism. A majority believed Saddam was involved in 9-11. The majority in France is far more informed of their history and of current events than people in the US.
 
 
+30 # Jadhu 2014-09-09 03:50
Not that I am condoning the behavior of ISIS, but we killed thousands and thousands of Iraqi civilians and called them "collateral damage." We "waterboarded" prisoners and refused to call it torture. Suddenly, two journalists being beheaded is barbaric. What about unarmed African-America n men being shot without justice in American streets?

When we see injustice WHEREVER it occurs and not only in "other places," we will have moral authority again. Until that time, other nations will rightly point out our hypocrisy.
 
 
+8 # Jim Rocket 2014-09-09 06:47
Killing a lot of people is not barbaric as long as you wear a suit, silly.
 
 
+2 # karenvista 2014-09-09 22:19
Jadhu, it has been reported that ISIS made a point of waterboarding them before executing them, thus reminding us that waterboarding is acceptable to the U.S.
 
 
+26 # Jadhu 2014-09-09 03:55
Chauprade--"a racist by any other name..." By the way, our equivalent is Ann Coulter.
 
 
+5 # Pikewich 2014-09-09 14:32
Good thing she does not hold a high office!
 
 
+19 # pres 2014-09-09 04:13
If we (US) just quit bombing the shit out of many Muslim countries the Muslims would want to stay (or go back) there? Of course, they have oil and we want control of it... at any cost!
 
 
+8 # Terry5135 2014-09-09 05:54
You think the solution to the last ten centuries is that straightforward?

However, I do agree with you about the bombing (and the oil, of course). Whatever else, mass slaughter doesn't set the proper tone for the evolution of civilization, LOL.
 
 
+4 # Terry5135 2014-09-09 05:52
Well, Mr. Weissman, that was a nice smear job, but you said precious little about the subject itself, beyond the statistic of the Muslim portion of the French population. I saw this without prejudice to the points you were making about this guy.

There are reasons that parties like the National Front have growing popularity at times like this. Mainly that they offer simple solutions to ever more stress from growing complex problems that begin to sink a nation into despair. And the problem he's addressing is a very knotty problem indeed. Calling him a Catholic will get you nowhere. Pardon the shorthand.

France has always had a great propensity for excessive and prejudicial overreactions to problems. On the one hand. On the other, she also has a great tradition of creative political thinking, perhaps more so than any other nation in the west.

Prior to WWI, France had a long stuck bone up her arse dating back to the Franco-Prussian war of 1870... trimmed for space

Today, the 4th Reich has been putting unbearable pressure on France, the only major EU country to resist the discredited policies aimed at recreating feudalism. If it weren't for that, France would be in ten times more danger from the national front.

Having said that, this fundamentalist Islamic madness is a real problem in Europe and perhaps you ought to seek real nuanced insights rather that perpetuating these false dichotomies of choices like on/off switches.
 
 
+5 # fredboy 2014-09-09 06:58
Here we go again...
 
 
0 # cymricmorty 2014-09-09 08:23
fredboy: My exact thought. You beat me to it.
 
 
-7 # 2wmcg2 2014-09-09 07:03
I don't think Chauprade is scary. He just has a different view than Weissman. Weissman thinks we all ought to agree with him.
 
 
+7 # Citizen Mike 2014-09-09 07:18
I have been expecting a racist nationalist fascism to be reborn in Europe in response to the presence of its Moslem immigrant population. That population of immigrants and their descendents have become exactly what Hitler falsely called the Jews: an alien eastern culture that opposes European social and political norms and cannot be assimilated. A foreign subversive element that seeks to undermine the native political order.

The irony here is that the Europeans cultivated toleration for this viper at its breast because of its collective guilt about their unjust treatment of the Jews. But now we shall soon see the re-emergence of The Final Solution, and the Jews of Europe will get their chance to be on the other side of the process as they make common cause with the emerging fascists. Watch and see!
 
 
+3 # karenvista 2014-09-09 22:25
[quote name="Citizen MikeBut now we shall soon see the re-emergence of The Final Solution, and the Jews of Europe will get their chance to be on the other side of the process as they make common cause with the emerging fascists. Watch and see!

As the Israelis have been practicing on the Palestinians, who were not responsible for the holocaust.
 
 
+6 # Kootenay Coyote 2014-09-09 08:27
“The sleep of reason produces monsters” (Goya)
 
 
+7 # Buddha 2014-09-09 11:00
"the declining white European majority in the United States feel threatened by the growing number of non-whites, Hispanics, Asians, and other “outsiders.” We need only look at the Tea Party or listen to Rush Limbaugh. The difference, at least of degree, is that Chauprade is trying to use the nativist fear to build a majority political movement around Marine with her undeniable Fascist roots in the Front National."

And the TP and Rush Limbaugh are trying to use nativist fear to build a majority political movement around the GOP and its undeniable Fascist roots. Sorry, but I don't see much of a difference here, even in "degree". The GOP is tripping over themselves trying to send children back to be murdered in Central America.

Heck, sounds to me the only difference between Chauprade and Adolph is that the first step in HIS "Final Solution" would be pinning a "star and crescent" onto every Muslim in France instead of a Star of David on every Jew. Same disgusting racist drivel, different minority target.
 
 
+4 # reiverpacific 2014-09-09 11:21
I'll email this article to my friends in France and copy you'se on their replies; particularly with reference to Le Pen.
France's long-term welfare is very important to me as being one of the four nations I'm considering on leaving the US in due course.
It's always been one of my favorite countries and I've often wondered at the seeming hostility towards it by so many "Average" Americans.
They were pityingly amused at the idiotic, childish "Freedom Fries" incident as typically faux-patriotic US nationalistic jingoism, for not joining the tiny "Coalition of the willing" in going to Dimwits/Cheney/ Rice's Afghan/Iraq lie-based wars but then so was I.
I know that many consider them haughty and unfriendly but I've never found this (Scotland and France have a historical "Auld Alliance" against the marauding English, now confined to the rugby field, so that may be part of it). It helps to speak the lingo a bit -or at least try.
Sounds like Le Pen might seek to form an alliance with the US Tea-Party with her mentality that I find anything but the French I know but I haven't been back there for a while.
 
 
+6 # RMolineaux 2014-09-09 11:32
It used to be that any US person serving in the armed forces of another country lost his citizenship. That was a sound policy. Unfortunately, that was changed to favor Israel. Now no one loses his citizenship that way. Big mistake.
 
 
+1 # Edwina 2014-09-10 11:02
I am concerned with the rise of right-wing to fascist movements in Europe, and to a lesser extent in the U.S. Immigrants, particularly Arab or Muslim immigrants, offer a convenient scapegoat for what's wrong in our societies. As they did the Nazis during the depression of the '30s in Germany. When our foreign policy impoverishes developing nations, people will flee to where they can work -- usually under horrible conditions. They will flee to the countries that colonized them, and extracted their wealth, human and material. The austerity programs instituted by Europe in response to the 2007/2008 economic meltdown did not help the majority of Europeans, but bailed out the financial sector, which continues to hold the rest of the economy hostage. If young male immigrants had decent jobs, they would not be joining jihadists in the Middle East. If U.S. and European wars in the Middle East had not created chaos -- political power vacuums -- there would not be the civil upheaval that allows for the jihadists to operate.
 
 
0 # barbaratodish 2014-09-10 11:42
It's clear to me now why French Comedian Dieudonne gives the Quenelle ("Up yours, society") salute! lol
 
 
0 # ericlane 2014-09-11 03:21
The French, especially those on the right, have a long history of hating the 'other.' Study the Dreyfus Affair. Look at the Vichy government. It always comes back to Catholicism and saving the so-called real France. This group has cost many lives.
 
 
+2 # Buddha 2014-09-11 09:01
That ain't just the French. In Italy, it is the Roma. In Ireland, Polish immigrants and "travelers". In Germany, it was the Jews. In America, today the hated-group-de- jour are Hispanics. Vilifying a religious or racial minority and blaming it for all a nation's problems is a tactic as old as human civilization, and it still plays.
 
 
0 # soccerteaze 2014-09-26 17:25
Chauprade's major trait is that he is garrotted by the imprisoning concepts of catholicism, and he cannot bear it if the rest of us are not equally garrotted in the same fashion. Seriously subjecting oneself to the strangling constriction of the rules of these "masters of the universe" who tell us what God thinks can't have any other effect, because then, like Scalia, you can rationalize anything so it comes out your way.
 

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