Marine Le Pen’s recent defeat to Emmanuel Macron in the French Presidential election, undoubtedly broke the hearts of populists across the Western world.
For France was given a clear opportunity, to choose patriotism over the failed path of globalism. While France has experienced 21 Islamist terror attacks since 2015, and has a globalist President with an approval rating of just 4 %, the French were given a chance at altering this status quo, and retaking their country as Britain did in June, and America did in November.
However, in the end, France was duped by an internationalist, former Rothschild banker who posed as an outsider, yet represented the same pro- immigration, pro- EU worldview that has brought the country to its knees.
At present, France, the great nation of art, culture, cuisine and current P5 member of the UN Security Council, is facing a grave challenge to its existence.
So with all of these Islam- related problems projected to rise in France, what will Emmanuel Macron’s solutions be as President?
If Macron’s campaign rhetoric is anything of a guide, challenges to France’s future will be quickly amplified.
This incoming incompetency which might well annihilate France, was displayed when Macron lethargically described terrorism as an ‘imponderable problem’, that will be part of France ‘for the years to come’.
And on approaching the issue of Islamic supremacism and societal division, Macron proclaimed that there is ‘no single French culture’. In other words, Macron takes no issue with France being splintered into alien cultures, languages and religions.
While we can predict that France will disastrously fail under a Macron Presidency, a key question remains: can France as a Western, European nation be saved in the future?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is unclear.
Traditionally, the Front National has been regarded as a fringe, far- right political party, and this result is its furthest move yet into the mainstream.
But 33.9 % is far short of the 40 % that Brexiteer champion Nigel Farage earlier predicted, and is an enormous sum short of winning the Presidency.
Macron also gained 92 % of the Muslim vote, a sign of Islam’s growing political influence in the country. Whether an overtly anti- Islamist Presidential candidate will be capable of overcoming such electoral pressures remains to seen, given France’s estimated 10 % Muslim population.
And even if Le Pen is somehow able to win the 2022 Presidential election, the damage to France may have already been done.
Although France has been a country of unique contribution, that the French readily raise white flags in times of hardship, has been a renowned criticism throughout the years.
So perhaps the ghosts of June 14, 1940 are again emerging over France, as where French sovereignty was once crushed by a rampaging German army, France has voluntarily given it away to an ambitious, power- hungry European Union.
But while the grave of Charles de Gaulle violently turns, this time, not even the armies of America and Britain will be enough to save France .