In the first round of the regional elections on December 6, the extreme-right National Front (FN) came out on top, with 28 percent of the vote. Following closely in second place, with 27 percent, were The Republicans (LR) — the center-right party, formerly known as the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy. The ruling Socialist Party (PS) came in third, with 23 percent.
FN leader Marine Le Pen said the results proved the far-right party was “without contest the first party of France.”
The National Front runs on a harshly anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim platform. Le Pen, who vociferously opposes France providing asylum to Middle Eastern refugees, wants to reduce immigration by 2,000 percent and make it much more difficult for migrants already in the country to attain citizenship. The FN says it has zero tolerance for undocumented immigrants, and hopes to ban dual nationality for non-Europeans. The far-right party also wants priority to be given to French citizens over foreigners for jobs and social programs.
If you live in Europe, you may have heard of her. Marine Le Pen, 45 years old, is the current leader of the french party “ Front National ”, which is now considered, regarding of the last European elections, as the first political party in France.
If you live outside Europe, you may have not heard of her. And you may have not heard of the political situation here, in France. In that case, this article is for you, because the world needs to know about her, about her party, and what she represents. Learning is the first step before reacting. And it’s the purpose of social media like tumblr.
Founded in 1972 by her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the “ Front National " is the epitome of anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, sexism, and xenophobia. Considered as sulfurous and dangerous for years, the party has been involved in various scandals, including statements about negationnism, ie the negation of the importance, or even the existence, of extermination camps during the second World War. But for a few years, with Marine Le Pen as the leader, the ” Front National “ has become commonplace. The movement grew and grew, until it became a strong alternative for dissatisfied with the French policy in place.
Here are a few extracts from their political program :
” Deletion in the French law, of the possibility of regularizing clandestines.“
" Reaffirmation of our republican model and its values against multiculturalism. ”
“ Family allowances are reserved for families with at least one parent is French or European. ”
“ If a French and an alien are both candidates for the same job, and that these two people have a relatively equivalent qualification and skills a priori, the company should engage the French. "
” The family should be based solely on the union of a man and a woman and welcome children born to a father and a mother. We therefore oppose any request to create a gay marriage and / or adoption by homosexual couples.“
As you understand, the situation is serious. The next presidential election will take place in May 2017, and Marine Le Pen has a real chance to be elected. With a growing insecurity, more and more people are ready to vote for the "FN”, the only party that seems to offer them to walk in the streets safe… by kicking aliens out of it. The only party that will save them from the financial crisis… by crushing the rights of the poorest. More and more people disapointed by policy, who are looking for an other alternative. But we have to react. We have to show them that there are other solutions. We have 3 years. We have 3 years to fight against fascism, against all these ideas that seems unbelievable in the 21st century.
The world needs to know. So spread the word. Spread the word about what’s happening right now.
Vous avez déjà fait un tour sur la boutique officielle du FN ?
Je l’ai fait pour vous, ne vous en faites pas. Powered by Beaufs de France. Ridicule inside.
Le mug “Marine du 1er mai” (On commence soft)
Sentez-vous patriotes dès le matin en aspirant l’essence divine de Marine votre thé, café ou chocolat chaud depuis cette magnifique tasse. On ne peut que bien commencer la journée quand cette gueule est la première que l’on aperçoit, à peine réveillés au petit matin. Ou se détendre après une longue journée de travail, regarder ce visage et se dire que, ah, heureusement qu’il y a encore des gens biens sur cette terre.
Le trio de briquets patriotes
Déclarez votre flamme au FN et mettez le feu aux rues avec ce magnifique lot de briquets. Faites attention à pas brûler Jeanne d’Arc avec, quand même. C’est quand même con d’avoir une flamme comme symbole…
Également disponibles : le Bic 4 couleurs FN, les boutons de manchette flammes FN, les pin’s “LA FRANCE TU L’AIMES OU TU LA QUITTES” et “LE PEN VITE”, la tente de camping FN pour afficher votre beaufitude au quotidien, dans toute situation sociale. Brandissez votre stylo au bureau, et brillez en soirée mondaine avec vos boutons de manchette !
Je vous épargne le merveilleux pin’s “indiens, sortons de notre réserve” avec une tête de chef “indien” aux couleurs de la France. Le parallèle implicite que ce pin’s incarne est évidemment grotesque. La France est-elle un pays menacé par un génocide perpétré par des colons envahisseurs ? Non. C’est non seulement profondément irrespectueux envers les populations qui ont véritablement souffert de génocides, ça montre aussi que la rhétorique de fond du FN n’a pas changé contrairement à ce qu’on veut nous faire croire. Ils savent ce que leurs militants veulent vraiment.
Dans le genre récupération :
Le T-shirt Je suis Marine
On reconnait évidemment le fameux slogan “Je suis…”, dont je rappelle qu’il a principalement été utilisé en soutien à des victimes d’attentats : Je suis Charlie, je suis Paris, je suis Ankara… Et, toujours, ce fameux mythe de la Marine gardienne de la vérité révélée que personne n’ose dire et qu’on veut cacher.
On pourrait continuer longtemps avec les autres “produits”.
Il y a évidemment des trucs à la con sur à peu près toutes les boutiques de partis, mais celle du FN remporte la palme de la beaufitude et de la connerie. C'est con, pour un parti qui prétend apporter une “politique nouvelle”. Il apporte juste une nouvelle dimension au mot “ridicule”.
Speaking on the attack against satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Marine Le Pen the head of the French nationalist party the Front National, declared “fundamentalist Islamism” must be “absolutely rejected.” Stating that the time for denial and hypocrisy is over, Le Pen asked the question of which countries are supporting and helping the radicals behind the attack.
But things did not go as planned. Le Pen’s trip was widely cast as a blunder, with the far-right leader hounded by small groups of anti-fascist, leftist protesters and given the cold shoulder by the Canadian political establishment.
17 September 2015 - FN member Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, niece of Marine le Pen who is leader of the racist french party Front National, and her entourage get a little bit of the send off they deserve after a town hall meeting in Guillestre. [video]
France’s anti-immigrant National Front (FN) has surged to power in a former Socialist town-hall bastion and sees more victories in local elections where voters punished President Francois Hollande for failing to tackle unemployment.
In what leader Marine Le Pen called a breakthrough for her protectionist anti-EU party, the FN won power in the northern former coal-mining town Henin-Beaumont in a first-round vote on Sunday, and leads in at least six other towns before run-offs scheduled for next week.
With turnout levels at a record low of 65 percent after a series of political scandals that have hit mainstream French politicians of both left and right, Hollande’s Socialists and their allies won just 38 percent of the national vote, behind 47 percent for opposition conservatives, initial tallies showed.
The FN won about five percent of the national vote - a proportionately high amount, given that it only fielded candidates in about 600 of the some 36,000 constituencies across France.
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault urged voters across the spectrum to back whatever candidate was best placed to beat FN rivals in Sunday’s second round. A triumphant Le Pen said she was not interested in voter pacts with the mainstream right even if that could win her a greater presence on town hall councils.
“The National Front is taking root just as it wanted to do - and the crop is pretty exceptional,” she told TF1 television.
Results released during the night put the National Front ahead in the eastern town of Forbach, in France’s former industrial heartland.
In the south, the anti-EU party was in the lead in Avignon, Perpignan, Beziers and Frejus, and in second place in Marseille behind the conservative incumbent.