The 7 May is going to be your day to choose, to vote for a new president.
I am very much a German and I do realise that some of you might think now that I probably shouldn’t say anything, as Germany has its own problems with the right-wing etc. (but our election is in September and not in six days) but I’m here, I’m upset and I’m gonna say this anyway:
YOU, every SINGLE ONE of you (French people), who are of voting age, NEED, MUST, HAVE TO go VOTE on MAY 7. This is your DUTY.
You have the RIGHT to vote in a DEMOCRATIC country and if you can’t even do that, then you do not have the right to complain about the politics in your country. You also do not have the right to complain, if you make your vote ballot INVALID/VOID/CAST IT IN BLANK. That is NOT how you protest vote. This election you should not protest vote at all! This isn’t some joking business, the right-wing IS on the rise and if you do not realise that Le Pen and her people are NAZIS, then you need to slap yourself right in the face.
You go VOTE and you do it PROPERLY, no funny business just because you’re mad that both candidates are shitty. You know which nation also thought both of their candidates to be the same level of awful? Oh? Yeah? That’s right! THE USA. And you know who they got? TRUMP. Nasty right-wing ass racist homophobic sexist ablist fuck Donald Trump. And if any of you think that that was a BAD IDEA… then you should know what to do.
If any of you, mainly the left-wingers who were for Melenchon, have any kind of compassion in you, any kind of realist thoughts, any kind of mind for the future of the lesser fortunate than you… then you should know what to do on May 7.
I know you’re upset Melenchon did not make it to the final round but NEITHER DID BERNIE SANDERS. This does NOT give you the right to NOT go vote.
If you’re all rage against Trump, then you should know what to do on May 7.
If you’re against Nazis and right-wing bullshit, then you should know what to do on May 7.
Macron needs the votes, especially the votes of the youth and the left-leaning.
Le Pen is going to get her votes either way, probably the Fillon voters, too and all the votes of people, who voted for other conservative/right-leaning parties.
This is not a time to be dumb, blinded by anger. This is the time to make the right choice and that is to vote for Macron on May 7. If you cannot see how he is the better choice than Nazi-bride Le Pen? Then I can’t help you.
Also, as a side note, Frexit? Does that, after Brexit, seem like a good idea to you? You know full well that France profits from the EU (as did the UK). THE EU IS NOT THE DEVIL. THE EURO IS NOT THE DEVIL. BRUSSELS IS NOT THE DEVIL. The EU did so many great things, achieved so many great stuff, are we just gonna forget about that? Are we gonna forget that a treaty between FRANCE and Germany was the foundation for the EU? Cooperating with Germany is NOT a bad thing, cooperation with the EU is profitable and certainly does not take away from your French nationality.
You’re not less French, just because France is in the EU. You are FRENCH AND EUROPEAN. Just like Namibians are African. Just like Chinese are Asian. Being European and part of the EU does NOT take away from your identity. It adds. (Although, and that is just my personal opinion, your national identity should NOT weigh as much in any decision as it does… for a lot of people.)
Ni Macron, ni Le Pen?
Is the wrong fucking mantra, is the wrong fucking motto.
Melenchon is OUT of the RACE.
Your decision now lies between MACRON and LEPEN.
And if you decide to throw away your vote and with that your voice? A lot of things are going to change for the worse once Le Pen is president and you need to be aware that this is a possibility that can happen, that will happen. See: USA + Trump. Even also see: Turkey + Erdogan. (Also perhaps see: Hungary + Orban).
You don’t like Macron? Fine. Make his time as a president absolute HELL. But be aware that he IS left-leaning and he is more likely to listen to your demands than Le Pen. Le Pen is NOT going to help the left. She is not going to listen to your voices. Le Pen is going to try to appeal to the less right and more center (conservative) voters. And she will succeed, with what I heard she even talked about that she’s not going to force Frexit upon France? That is, what we Germans call it: Wählerfang (voter catch/haul/hunt). That is what most politicans do, of course, but with her it’s dangerous. She’s gonna promise less radical things to appeal to the people. That is dangerous.
It’s dangerous especially when the young left-leaning voters are throwing their vote away, just because they don’t like Macron. THIS IS NOT THE TIME. DO YOU WANT TO END UP WITH A NAZI?
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, go vote on May 7 and choose wisely. This is not the time to protest vote. Once Macron is president, you can protest, you can will him to listen to your demands.
EUROPE NEEDS TO STAY FREE AND LIBERAL. THE WORLD IS FULL OF PROBLEMS AND WE NEED A UNITED EUROPE, A EUROPE THAT CAN WORK TOGETHER. THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE WITH RIGHT-WING LEADERS. IF EVERY COUNTRY WILL ONLY BE THERE FOR ITSELF ANYMORE AND ONLY ACT IN THEIR OWN INTERESTS (eg. France to the French, Britain to the British etc.), THEN THE OUTCOME OF THAT WILL BE TERRIBLE.
We don’t need this.
We don’t need Le Pen.
We don’t need Petry… or now Alice Weidel, I guess(?)