Eventhough Marine Le Pen made it to the Second Tour, against Emmanuel Macron, the leader of the Front National won’t likely win the election, since the majority of contestants are calling their voters to vote against her. It’s somehow a relief.
But this election is dreadful. 15 years ago, when Marine Le Pen’s father, Jean Marie Le Pen won the Premier Tour, my mom cried in front of the tv. On the next sunday there were protests all over the country, where people sang “Le Pen, t’es foutu, la jeunesse est dans la rue” (Le Pen, you’re doomed, youth is marching). But in 2017, everyone knew she would be one of the two winners. The Front National has succeeded into making itself acceptable.
We cannot let that happen, we cannot let ourself fall into the illusion that this political party is like any other, we cannot accept that a woman who supported her antisemite, racist and homophobe father be seen as acceptable.
No, she probably won’t win this election. But there are more to come, and fear is a terribly powerful weapon which she uses perfectly. We, as a people, have to realize that fear has never been and will never be a solution.
Le dimanche 7 mai, votez, votez et votez encore pour montrer que les valeurs de la République sont encore les nôtres.
Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.