Western Europe rioters rejecting globalist agendas, chanting “We want Trump”

Quite a weekend with the death of former President George HW Bush. But I want to focus on the events that are getting little coverage here in the US.

Western Europe is exploding. Rioting in Paris over President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, which favors rich Parisians versus the people living in the countryside.

TV reports showed protesters chanting. “We want Trump,” while marching amongst burning cars.

Smaller but widespread rioting is taking place in Brussels and Germany with no reports in major media.

While western media point to Macron raising gas prices to combat environmental concerns of the rich, which don’t rely on their cars as much as the underlying cause of the protests.

The gilets jaunes or “yellow vests” crowd marched on the Arc de Triomphe and ironically set fire to dozens of cars harkens back to the Revolution Vive La Resistance that ultimately brought about Bastille Day and then end of royalty in France.

The French Revolution came about because of a tone-deaf monarchy raised taxes on basic food staples like bread and cheese of the citizenry. The suburban and rural population need to be able to travel by car, since the government has neglected to develop provincial alternate travel.

To raise the French Revolution is not out of the blue or purple actually, since the liberal left attempted to stage its own version of Revolution — Vive La Resistance — against President Trump in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election.

However the next two days in Washington will be about getting information to prosecute the resistance movement of Democrats conspiring to work against Trump getting elected.

Monday we have former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Tuesday ex-FBI Director James Comey testifying before House committees on the abuses of the FISA court.

Federal attorney John Huber was slated Wednesday to update the House committee on his investigation of the Clinton Foundation, but that will need to be rescheduled since it’s the Federal holiday to mourn the death of President Bush.

Vive la difference between western Europe and the US. America has Donald Trump in the White House and the rioters have a Hillary Clinton-type leader, who have a globalist agenda, which screws the population and they have had enough with that.

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Nationalism is now one of the seven dirty words

There’s a large faction of the liberal left making the term nationalism a very dirty word.

They are attacking it in every definition. Look at the Mexican border. Look at the White House tariffs. Look at the recent Armistice Day speech by French President Emmanuel Macron defining the term as a negative with the President sitting there.

The liberal media brand President Trump of being guilty of human rights violations for upholding the existing laws of the land. Look at the coverage of the Mexican border crisis. You can say our immigration laws are broken, but that does not mean we should abandon them and allow a horde of Central American natives to stream across as the answer to a broken law.

While the term’s first definition is positive for now, the second meaning and the synonyms all have negative connotations.

na·tion·al·ism
/ˈnaSH(ə)nəˌlizəm/
noun
noun: nationalism
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.
synonyms: patriotism, patriotic sentiment, flag-waving, xenophobia, chauvinism, jingoism

“their extreme nationalism was frightening”
  • an extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.

There is nothing negative about Trump’s stance on nationalism from the building of the wall to leveling the playing field in trade through tariffs. He unlike past presidents is actually upholding his Constitutional duty as Commander-in-Chief to protect the borders and to put Americans first among equals, with no foreign entanglements, as George Washington cited in his farewell speech.

On the recent GM closing plants story, Trump is right to question CEO Mary Barra on the company’s decision on which plants to close. Also to bring up how the government bailed out the company when it teetered on bankruptcy.

But Barra must answer to shareholders and cannot afford to take a nationalistic approach. However, GM should not be looking for a backstop next time it is in trouble using the nationalistic chant of saving American jobs.

The left will take the word nationalism and attach modifiers to it to paint it as dangerous and evil. White nationalism, lunatic nationalism and extreme nationalism.

The word patriot is also used to smear people who do not uphold the left’s view of globalism, which is the antithesis of sovereignty. One only has to look to Europe to see how globalism and open borders have changed forever the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

How politicians in the European Union have bent over backwards to alter laws to accommodate Muslim refugees from north Africa and the Middle East. And it’s very easy to do that when you don’t have the burden of paying much to defend those borders, since they have NATO and the US paying for it.

I believe we are no more than five years away from seeing that globalism’s grand experiment of the European Union come crashing down in flames over its misguided tenet of open borders.

And what will bring down the EU? A backlash of nationalistic pride by a people who are tired and fed up with losing their rights to a growing horde of people who would rather see them dead. And the Liberal left will paint this as a return to Nazism, when in fact the left brought it about through their own ideological failures of socialistic thought.

So I feel the nationalism movement in the US is coming at the right time. There is a very good chance that politically it can heed the will of the citizens without the need for violent overthrow, which we will see in Europe.

The pendulum is moving in that direction.

Globalists hate the idea of nationalism

President Trump when talking about the caravan and his moves to defend the southern border with Mexico recently stated:

“You know they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned, it’s called ‘nationalist.’ And I said, really? We’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, OK? I’m a nationalist.”

At the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day marking the end of World War I over the weekend French President Emmanuel Macron said this in regards to President Trump’s statement :

“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism by saying ‘our interests first, who cares about the others.’ We erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what makes it grace, and what is essential – its moral values.“

What is the alternative to nationalism and why has that word taken on such a negative connotation?

The definition of nationalism from a political standpoint is: A political, social, and economic system characterized by the promotion of the interests of a particular nation, especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining sovereignty over the homeland.

The first synonym is patriotism.

The flip side of nationalism is globalism, which Macron and other EU member leaders must need to subscribe to since they cannot defend their borders from what Brussels dictates to them.

Macron, Merkel et al have lost their sovereignty to unelected officials dictating policies of what France or Germany et al will do. Think of the refugees changing the face of Europe.

When does nationalism turn into an extreme form marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries? When the native citizens begin to feel powerless over dictates that they have no recourse from these rules affecting their lives.

Macron may be too young to remember — perhaps he should ask his wife — how American troops freed the French from occupation during the two world wars, since their patriots were unable to defend their homeland.

Now of course Brussels is quite worried that Trump’s tariffs will correct the many years that the EU took advantage of loop-sided US trade policies. So they sent their French puppet out to take a jab at the American president.

President Trump should remember you only take flak when you are over the target.

Vive la difference in the French election

The French election was held over the weekend as no candidate won a majority, a second balloting will take place on May 7 pitting the two alternate political party front-runners.

The runoff will pit Emmanuel Macron of the En Marche! party and Marine Le Pen of the National Front party. This is the first election in recent memory where neither candidate is from the leading political parties.

Macron is the more traditional leftist candidate saying he will standby the euro and wants a strong EU. For this reason his coming in first with 24% in the election Sunday was the catalyst  behind the soaring global stock markets on Monday. Hell, even Deutsche Bank’s stock shot up 11% on his showing.

Le Pen’s stance is more far right and like Donald Trump’s plank, she is reaching out to disenfranchised middle class voters, wanting to see France exit the euro like Britain.

Le Pen’s 21.3% tally edged out François Fillon, the Republican party candidate, who ran a scandal-scarred campaign.

In early polling Macron has a  61%-39% lead over Le Pen. These numbers seem eerily similar to Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers during last fall’s election in the US. And we know how accurate that polling was. I would wager that at some point the Brexit vote had the same margin of passing prior to that vote in Britain.

I believe Le Pen will be able to give Macron a tough campaign in the run-off election, since there is much discontent with the French middle class on a host of issues related to its place within the euro zone.

From farming restrictions and regulations to its decades-old battle with immigration, the middle class has seen its way-of-life degrade, as more decisions affecting their lives were made in Brussels and not Paris.

The Sunday polling saw one of the largest voter turn outs in recent history, suggesting that all is not well within the 5th Republic of France and that change may be in the air.

Macron, 39, is a former investment banker for the Rothschild Bank and as such sees the European Union as the savior of a more socialistic society. He started his own party just last year in order to run. He left government in 2008 to work in finance.