With the news that former President Obama is endorsing Emmanuel Macron for the presidency of France, we at New Media Central believe that this is yet another example of the establishment and political class sticking together. And we are frankly fed-up with it.
In Britain, the public voted to leave the European Union for many reasons, key ones being for freedom and safety of its own people. In the current climate, the rise of Islamic terrorism is real and serious, and a Macron presidency would help the rise to continue and therefore putting the people of France at risk of danger.
The media will have you believe that Macron is the ‘centrist’ candidate, and an independent. I would ask how well Mr Macron, a former employee of Rothschild’s bank, must be connected in order to run a slick and professional independent campaign so quickly, and how Mr Macron, a former minister in the cabinet of current President Hollande’s socialist government, can even call himself a centrist? But of course, he isn’t the ‘far right’ Marine Le Pen, who economically is far more left-wing, but happens to want to withdraw France from the European Union and secure her country’s borders. The majority of truly far right politicians would care little about the welfare and concerns of the female population and the LGBT community, but by wanting to reduce the risk of ISIS attacking France yet again, Le Pen is standing-up for the rights of women oppressed and gay people under risk of persecution, which would increase if Islamic fundamentalism were to take a stronger hold of France.
Supporting feminism and gay rights – this is apparently the new far right.
Don’t be fooled by the surname – Marine isn’t her father’s daughter. Le Pen’s infamous father, Jean-Marie, has less-than-favourable views on gay rights and held more anti-Semitic views and two years ago was expelled from the party by his daughter for his outspoken and dated opinions. Front National is not the party it used to be, and thank God for that.
A vote for Le Pen is also a vote that brings France one step out of the EU and could also give Britain a stronger hand in the Brexit negotiations, potentially enhancing a 21st century and unofficial Entente Cordiale, and as a patriotic Briton and committed Eurosceptic, it seems to me that a Le Pen presidency could only be good news for the United Kingdom post-Brexit relations with another European nation, just like how a vote for President Trump was a vote for strengthened Anglo-American relations in modern times.
Conversely, Britain’s reception with Macron could well be more fractions (despite the fact Prime Minister Theresa May hosted him recently, and did not entertain Le Pen), given that Macron has described Brexit as ‘a crime’ and has proclaimed that Britain needs to pay between 60 and 100 Billion Euros in order to leave the EU. I can’t see him sharing his creme brulee with us, can you?
We believe that Marine Le Pen is most definitely the best chance France has to re-establish itself as a great country, and we wish her luck as the second round of the election approaches.
Jack Smith is the Associate Editor of New Media Central UK – follow him on Twitter @MisterJackSmith