Category Archives: Nationalism

April 15, 2017

The vote that could wreck the European Union

Why the French presidential election will have consequences far beyond its borders.

It has been many years since France last had a revolution, or even a serious attempt at reform. Stagnation, both political and economic, has been the hallmark of a country where little has changed for decades, even as power has rotated between the established parties of left and right.

Until now. This year’s presidential election, the most exciting in living memory, promises an upheaval. The Socialist and Republican parties, which have held power since the founding of the Fifth Republic in 1958, could be eliminated in the first round of a presidential ballot on April 23rd. French voters may face a choice between two insurgent candidates: Marine Le Pen, the charismatic leader of the National Front, and Emmanuel Macron, the upstart leader of a liberal movement, En Marche! (On the Move!), which he founded only last year.

The implications of these insurgencies are hard to exaggerate. They are the clearest example yet of a global trend: that the old divide between left and right is growing less important than a new one between open and closed. The resulting realignment will have reverberations far beyond France’s borders. It could revitalise the European Union, or wreck it.

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April 14, 2017

La Résistance Against Globalism | Paul Joseph Watson and Stefan Molyneux (Video)

On April 23rd, the latest battle against globalism takes center stage as France goes the polls to decide it’s future, choosing between Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, François Fillon and Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Paul Joseph Watson joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the upcoming French elections, the state of political race in France, why young people fiercely support Marine Le Pen, the continued fight against globalism, President Donald Trump’s concerning week and YouTube demonetization.

April 1, 2017

‘I am the anti-Merkel’: Marine Le Pen on Brexit, EU, Putin and Nato – BBC Newsnight (Video)

France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaks to Emily Maitlis just weeks ahead of the French presidential elections.

March 29, 2017

The Who’s Roger Daltrey: Brexit the ‘Right Thing for this Country’

Roger Daltrey, founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, reiterated his support for Britain’s independence from the European Union in an interview this week.

The United Kingdom officially filed to leave the European Union on Wednesday, and the London-born rocker says he supports Brexit because a “majority of this country felt that their voices weren’t being heard.”

“We are getting out, and when the dust settles I think that it’ll be seen that it’s the right thing for this country to have done, that’s for sure,” Daltrey told NME.

“I am not anti-European, but I am anti the present way we are being governed in Europe,” Daltrey explained “It’s got nothing to do with any of the immigration issues or any of that for me. It was to do with much more. The majority of this country felt that their voices weren’t being heard. It would have been nice to do a deal with Europe but they didn’t want to do a deal, and they sent Cameron back with a bag.”

He added: “I’m sad we voted how we voted, but I think we have to go with it now. This country will always be alright, I don’t worry about it. You know it’s going to be bumpy on the way—we expected that; the ones that voted to get out. But Iceland had it a bit bumpy when they went bankrupt, but oh not now.”

Daltrey previously expressed support for Brexit in May, saying the European Union was “set up by a bunch of crooks” and was “undemocratic” and “highly dysfunctional.”

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March 21, 2017

Le Pen: ‘We Need to Protect Our Nation Once Again’

Marine Le Pen, the populist frontrunner in the first round of France’s upcoming presidential elections, struck a combative pose in a March 20th candidates’ debate, vowing to control immigration, tame the European Union (EU), and put France first.

“The EU is locking us up,” she declared, making it clear she plans on being a national leader, not the governor of a European region in hock to the German chancellor.

“I want to be the president of the French republic, not the vice chancellor of Mrs Merkel,” she asserted.

“You, the French citizens, have the right to make up your own minds, to protect yourselves … from the sources of insecurity that come from opening up our borders.”

While stopping short of formally endorsing a French exit from the EU, Ms. Le Pen promised to “organise negotiations with Europe so that we can restore the liberties that you deserve. I will organise a referendum and there will be a national debate.”

Those negotiations would hinge principally on the bloc’s free movement regime and the borderless Schengen Area, which Ms. Le Pen sees as undermining French security.

“How can we know who’s coming or going? If they’re buying weapons in Belgium?” she asked, echoing former Interpol chief Robert Noble’s assessment of the EU migration regime as “an international passport-free zone for terrorists to execute attacks on the Continent and make their escape”.

“Radical Islamism should not be allowed in our country,” the Front National leader reiterated. “We need to protect our nation once again.”

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March 15, 2017

Video: Prof. Jordan Peterson on nihilism and nationalism

On Saturday March 11, ACT for Canada brought free speech campaigner Prof. Jordan Peterson to the Ottawa Public Library main branch for a talk about the history of modern and postmodern thought, and the future of free speech.

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March 10, 2017

Hungarian Minister: Trump’s Foreign Policy ‘Good for the Whole World’

Hungary’s foreign minister praised the foreign policy of President Donald Trump, noting that “his approach towards migration is much better for the whole world than the approach of the Democrats.”

“For us it seems obvious that the security of the U.S. and the safety of the American people is the number one issue for the American president,” said Hungarian Minister Péter Szijjártó in an interview with Breitbart News Wednesday. “What should he deal with if not the security of his country? Who should deal with the security of the U.S. if not the U.S president?”

Szijjártó said that he considers the treatment of President Donald Trump by “international media and the international political elite” to be “really ridiculous.”

Pulling no punches in his critique of the hypocrisy of international elites, the minister said that “whenever Donald Trump says something he is bashed immediately,” and it is expected that everyone will criticize him.

“But my feeling,” he continued, “is that if Hillary Clinton had won this election and had said the same things that Donald Trump has been saying, there would be another type of expectation: that everyone would stand up and give her a standing ovation for such progressive ideas.”

“But just because Donald Trump says these things he must be slammed immediately,” he said.

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March 8, 2017

Marine Le Pen vs. The World | French Presidential Election – Stefan Molyneux (Video)

On April 23rd, 2017, France will hold their Presidential election featuring National Front leader Marine Le Pen who has faced significant opposition from the establishment French politicians, the European Union and even the banking establishment. It’s Marine Le Pen and the populist uprising against the world – who will win?

March 5, 2017

‘EU is a plague!’ Le Pen rallies farmers & calls on ‘PATRIOTS’ to flock to Front National (Video)

Front National leader Marine Le Pen has promised to help French farmers turn their struggling businesses around using Frexit.

And the power house politician who is riding high in the polls has taken aim at Europe in yet another scathing analysis of its economic policies.

Mrs Le Pen, 48, is calling for the French to unite behind her to make her the first female “head of state” in the Republic of France.

And the former immigration lawyer is said to be winning voters every day thanks to her enthusiastic followers who are determined to shake up the establishment.

In a letter to her supporters, Mrs Le Pen says farmers are facing “terrible difficulties” as a result of the EU’s failing Common Agricultural Policy.

The blonde firebrand right wing leader said that France’s national identity is under threat and that she has a “duty to preserve it”.

She said: “I am struck by the enthusiasm and hope of the militants I meet.

“I thank you: each meeting is an additional motivation to move forward and continue to convince the French.

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February 27, 2017

Channelling Trump, Le Pen Vows to Make France the ‘Model Nation-State’

Marine Le Pen has vowed to make France the “model nation-state” if she wins the presidency this year, saying she is the only candidate “in tune” with the growing sense of national identity in Europe.

Speaking to supporters in the western city of Nantes on Sunday, the Front National leader likened her appeal to that of Donald Trump and said she was the best candidate to deal with the problems France was facing.

“You see America with Trump,” she said. “In this new world that is emerging, I am the best placed to speak in the name of France.”

In the wake of Mr. Trump’s election victory and Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), Ms. Le Pen said that her plan was “in tune with the great planetary movement which consists of the awakening of the peoples [and] the return of national frontiers and national pride”.

Le Figaro reports she lambasted the country’s political establishment, saying that France had been ruled by a succession of “lazy kings” and “presidents who are sadly normal, which is to say incompetent”.

Ms. Le Pen was also confident her party has already won the battle of ideas. The challenge now is persuading enough people to break their traditional voting habits.

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