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  • Purveyor (2633 posts)
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    Why Millennials Are Embracing France's Far Right

    DEC 24 2016, 1:58 PM ET
    by LAUREN CHADWICK

    NICE, France — Sébastien Faustini’s decision to skip the firework display at the beach not only potentially saved his life — it steered his politics toward the far right.

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    A truck was driven into the crowd that night, killing 86 people.

    “We could have been there,” said Faustini, who is now forced to pass by the scene of attack daily on his way to university. “Every day that hits me.”

    Three weeks ago, he joined France’s far-right National Front.

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    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/france-s-national-front-finds-support-among-millennials-n697681

     

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  • jwirr (3279 posts)
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    1. And this is the danger of our new world and then we get the kind of leaders who

    let that stuff go. Wonder how Hitler came to power?

    • MistaP (4843 posts)
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      2. at this point Europe can either go Le Pen or Corbyn, but the candidates offered

      are all the usual righties or sold-out “left” that used to be socdem until 1982, who just made policies without defending them and constantly eroded the left, moving the leftward limit of political discourse further and further right

      plus this jackass

      http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/french-economy-minister-emmanuel-macron-rides-horses-on-roman-racing-picture-id592209294

      http://www.salon.com/2016/11/09/the-hillary-clinton-campaign-intentionally-created-donald-trump-with-its-pied-piper-strategy/ (Third Way = Bell Curve)
      • Ohio Barbarian (2715 posts)
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        3. Yuck. The charioteer rolling his eyes is classic, though.

        "Identity politics is the last refuge of the politically incompetent."  --Me, with a hat tip to Isaac Asimov  
        • MistaP (4843 posts)
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          4. and the French right is very insistent on policing what everyone wears

          I’d draw the line at aigrettes

          http://www.salon.com/2016/11/09/the-hillary-clinton-campaign-intentionally-created-donald-trump-with-its-pied-piper-strategy/ (Third Way = Bell Curve)