Parisians have had it up to the gizzard with entrenched politicians, and this time it is François Hollande who is going to be booted onto the street. Marine Le Pen, a hard-line anti-immigration, anti-European Union right winger has a shot at winning the first round of the French elections in 2017. But after the first round, I think the entrenched forces of the French establishment will regroup behind Sarkozy and derail Le Pen.
Le Pen’s anti-immigration message, however, will continue to resonate. Paris street corners are loaded with beggars, who often push coin cups in front of unaware pedestrians. They are then hounded for money when the cups get kicked over. The French, like so many other Europeans, have had it with what they rightly view as the Muslim scourge. The French will tell you at every turn that the Muslim immigrants do not assimilate, have not in the past and will not in the future. The left wing mayor of Paris, Hidalgo, tells the folk otherwise, but she is nuts, as it is widely recognized that France, and specifically Paris, is riddled with “No Go” zones, where even the police dare not venture.
The French realize that Donald Trump understands the problem. At the same time, they mock Hillary Clinton who is as much “on the take” as most of the other old-line political elitists all over Europe, who rapidly are being sent packing. Hard liners in Hungary, Poland, Austria, Denmark and Germany, to name but a handful, are gaining serious traction.
In Europe, Muslim immigration, is calling the tune. We are hearing more and more about the potential demise of the EU and the Euro itself. Europeans are pretty shocked that Americans, beyond the Trump forces, do not get the seriousness of the Muslim immigration issue. The UK pulled out of the EU, refusing to listen to Brussels on the Muslim immigration front. The Germans appear to have finally awakened. And even the normally welcoming Sweden is shipping out “the horde” by the tens of thousands. No more business as usual.
Europeans recognize that the American media is 100% on the take for Clinton, despite the fact that two thirds of Americans believe she is an untrustworthy liar and a dangerous national security risk. And while Europeans often have little room to comment regarding the subject of presidential infidelities, most are pretty shocked that an accused serial rapist like Bill Clinton would be allowed back into the White House.
The Europeans we meet have no great belief in Donald Trump, quite to the contrary. But they are shocked that Americans appear to be willing to embrace the total and disgraceful fraud that the Clintons represent.
Every time we visit Europe, we notice that the rebellion against the political elite continues to build. If not this election cycle, then perhaps the next, but most countries that are part of the EU have a populace that has finally awoken and who are not against full scale rebellion to rid themselves of unaccountable elite leadership, no matter the party.