"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Thursday, June 22, 2017

1984 The Eternal War - Congress Abdicates Their Power

 "In accordance to the principles of doublethink, it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. 

The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labour. A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle, the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects, and its object is not victory over Eurasia or Eastasia, but to keep the very structure of society intact."

- George Orwell

  • Eternal War  -  The bipartisan Military-Industrial Complex has found the perfect eternal enemy: Islam.  If you follow the Constitution you declare war on Germany, Japan or Spain. But then you need to make peace with those nations once the war ends. 
  • But 1,400 years of aggression by Islam all you need do is claim you are fighting amorphous "Terrorists". You never have to make peace because there is no one to make peace with. Plus you always use terror to justify expanding the 1984 Police Surveillance State.
  • Congress has deliberately abdicated their power to declare war, but no matter what Congress keeps the $$$$ flowing to the Military-Industrial Complex to fund the wars they like to claim they are concerned about.

(Miami Herald)  -  Senators from both parties agreed Tuesday that it was long past time for Congress to enact a new law authorizing the evolving war against Islamic terrorist groups, while also raising questions about the legal basis for the Trump administration’s escalating direct military confrontations with Syrian government forces.
But over the course of a 90-minute hearing before the Foreign Relations Committee, it was clear that policy disagreements that thwarted previous efforts to update the authorization to use military force against the perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — a law that three presidents have used to justify combat against foes and in countries far beyond al-Qaida in Afghanistan – remain daunting.

“Some members of Congress will use this debate for the singular purpose of imposing limitations on our president — it’s just a fact,” said Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the chairman of the committee. “Others may refuse to limit a president at war in any way. That’s a fact. And that is a wide gap to bridge.”
The hearing was the latest in a yearslong series of congressional debates over what, if anything, to do about the open-ended Sept. 11 war authorization. The executive branch has stretched the law to encompass war against enemies with only tenuous links to the original al-Qaida, which has proved controversial, and senators disagreed Tuesday about whether it covered the Islamic State, as the Obama administration first claimed.
Asked at a luncheon Monday at the National Press Club in Washington what legal basis the United States had to attack Syrian government forces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., claimed the authority stemmed from the 2001 law because the U.S. military presence in Syria was predicated on fighting al-Qaida and the Islamic State there.
But on Tuesday, the ranking Democrat on the Senate committee, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland, said, “The most recent use of this, in regards to activities in Syria, certainly had nothing to do with the attack on our country on September the 11th.”
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Conservative Guerrilla Art - Meet Sabo

Freedom of Speech Drives Libs Nuts

(The Guardian)  -  In the Trump era, the right, however, has its own guerrilla artist: Sabo, a former US marine who works from an apartment-cum-studio in Los Angeles beneath a sign that says “Fuck Tibet”. Another says “Fuck peace”.

Under cover of darkness, he peppers public spaces in LA with images and slogans targeting liberals, whom he associates with “pot-smoking lazy bums” hostile to western values. He puts the same images and slogans on posters, T-shirts and pins which he sells from his website and at Republican party gatherings across the US.

“I think leftism is a mental disorder,” Sabo, 49, said in an interview at his home. “I truly believe I’m fighting the good fight.”

Love the shirt

The fight is proving lucrative. After a decade of inflammatory guerrilla art which yielded little money or recognition, Sabo is on a roll plastering images of Donald Trump, and most recently Milo Yiannopoulos, across LA.
In a city thrumming with opposition to the president, the artist is part of the resistance to the resistance, a figure feted in Republican circles who appears on Fox News, Breitbart, the Blaze and other conservative media outlets. No longer behind on his rent or scrounging to buy a burger, he has bought a $7,000 industrial-size printer which fills a corner of his apartment.
“Republicans are the new punk,” said Sabo, echoing a slogan on his T-shirt also adorned with an image of Trump in a three-piece suit, looking rather rakish, giving the finger. “I’m pretty much the only right-winger doing guerrilla art. I’m like patient zero, the first one doing this on our side.”
He has decorated his home with samples of his work: a framed toilet seat with Barack Obama’s face and mouth; a life-sized poster of Bernie Sanders with Soviet tattoos and diaper “full of free shit”; a billboard-style portrait of Hillary Clinton as a maniacal queen.
Another billboard declares that “Black lives are just matter”, accompanied by a Planned Parenthood logo and an abortion-themed punchline: “We’ve killed more blacks than the klan.”
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Police imprison man for Facebook post against Islam

(Gateway Pundit)  -  The Sussex police force in the U.K. arrested a man for condemning the evil of Islam and calling it out online.

The man was “jailed for stirring up religious hatred in Facebook posts”:

A man is facing more than a year behind bars for attempting to stir up religious hatred in Sussex.
Nigel Pelham was charged with eight counts of publishing threatening written material intending to stir up religious hatred against Muslims on dates between February 24 and November 16, 2015 on his own Facebook account. The charges are not used very often and are so serious they need Attorney General approval to be brought against someone.
Pelham, 50, of Freehold Street, Shoreham appeared on March 7 at Lewes Crown Court and pleaded guilty to the offences.
On June 16 he was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court in London to 20 months for each of the eight counts to run concurrently. He also has to pay £100 victim surcharge and has had two hard drives and his tower computer confiscated.
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Tax breaks to hire foreigners instead of Americans

Screwing Over American Citizens
Note again that the GOP controlled Congress 
does nothing to help American workers.

The federal government quietly helped and rewarded companies and universities which hired roughly 330,000 cheap foreign graduates in 2016 instead of hiring American graduates, many of whom are deep in debt.

The little-known “Optional Practical Training” program has grown from 91,140 new foreign job-seekers in 2009 to 329,158 new job-seekers in 2016, according to data provided by the Department of Homeland Security. That is almost a four-fold increase in seven years — and the program is growing even larger in 2017 reports Breitbart.

There is no cap on the OPT program, which quietly and semi-automatically gives work permits lasting up to three years when requested by foreign students who graduate from U.S. universities and colleges. Companies are not required to even interview Americans before hiring OPT graduates — and they get tax breaks for hiring foreigners over Americans.

“The government is enticing employers to hire foreigners instead of Americans … it is ridiculous,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies. Even the middle-class Americans who have downplayed the impact of cheap-labor immigration on blue-collar Americans should be alarmed by the government’s discrimination against their own college-graduate children, he added.

In 2014, the OPT program provided work permits to 249,998 foreign graduates, according to the data provided to Breitbart News by the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the program. Two years later, the number of new foreign graduates entering the program had risen by 32 percent up to 329,158.

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No matter which party controls Congress the American citizen worker is screwed.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Should we break up Amazon and Google?

We Need A Teddy Roosevelt

  • Corporations and their drive to create monopolies not only allows price fixing but creates super-powerful political powers who buy and sell members of Congress.
  • Pure Capitalism says allow business to do what it wants.  But what if 90% of pharmacies were controlled by a single multinational corporation? A company so huge they could sell below cost in order to crush any new company entering their market.

(Fast Company)  -  “Amazon just bought Whole Foods,” my friend texted me seconds after the announcement of the proposed acquisition. “It’s over. The world.”
This unease is widespread, and has raised new calls for breaking up Jeff Bezos’s impending monopoly by force. Surely the company, which now generates 30% of all online and offline retail sales growth in the United States, and already controls 40% of internet cloud services, has reached too far. 
Whatever you may think of Jeff Bezos, and whether or not antitrust regulations can justifiably be applied to a company whose expansion doesn’t raise but actually lowers costs for end consumers, may be beside the point. Many of us get that something is amiss, but are ourselves so deeply enmeshed in the logic of last century’s version of free-market industrial capitalism that we can’t quite bring ourselves to call this out for the threat it poses to our markets, our economy, and even our planet.

The reason why monopolies were broken up in an industrial economy was that they tended to gain control over the platforms through which their products were distributed. The biggest oil company ends up controlling shipping and refineries, the biggest airline controls too many gates, and the biggest phone company controls the wires.

But in a digital economy, the platform is the business. Netflix content sells its platform. Apple’s devices sell its supposed “ecosystem.” Amazon’s book business, like Uber’s cab business, was just an easy foothold—the low-hanging fruit of an existing but inefficient marketplace—through which to establish a platform monopoly. From that beachhead, the company then pivots to other verticals.

The problem is, when an existing market is merely a means to another end, the company doesn’t consider the long-term effects of its actions. Amazon treated the book industry the same way companies like Walmart once treated the territories into which they expanded: Use a war chest of capital to undercut prices, put competitors out of business, become the sole employer in the community, turn employees into part-time shift workers, lobby for deregulation, and effectively extract all the value from a given region before closing up shop and moving to the next one.

It’s not that internet founders are somehow more evil or rapacious than their forebears. It’s simply that when companies are platforms, survivability and scalability amount to the same thing. Just as winner-takes-all network effects lead to just one Taylor Swift and millions of penniless artists, these same dynamics promote the establishment of platform monopolies like Amazon.

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Teddy Roosevelt vs the Constitution
The pure Capitalists want zero government while Communists
 want 100% government control.
Teddy found a middle way.  Break up monopolies to
actually allow free market competition.

A non-Marxist wins in Georgia - Should we care?

By Gary;

There is bad news and kinda, sorta good news.

The Kinda, Sorta Good News:

A non-Marxist Republican won the special election in Georgia.

Bad News:

A non-Marxist Republican won the special election in Georgia.

The bottom line is a Republican won, but what exactly is a Republican?

It is fact that the GOP believes in:

  • Open borders for both legals and illegals in order to drive down wages
  • The GOP wants open borders in order to export middle class jobs
  • The GOP fully funds the 1984 Police Surveillance State
  • They fund every government program ever created by a Democrat
  • They ring up trillions in new debt etc. etc. etc.

Looking Venezuela I guess a GOP non-Marxist is kinda, sorta better than a True Believer Democrat Marxist, but it sure is a Hell of a close call.

American elections are basically a tug of war between the supporters of Karl Marx and the supporters of Big Brother.

So what will we get from this new GOP Congresswoman from Georgia?

I suspect she will follow the party line of all the above and more.  The march to 1984 will continue.

What the GOP stands for is a mystery to me.
Read Our 2016 Article:
It is Trump vs four open borders parties

US defends Syrian desert crap-hole from Syrians

Worthless Syrian Shit-Hole.
(AP File Photo)

The Military-Industrial Complex
The War is Meant to be Eternal

  • Backed by Russia the Syrians are trying to take back Syria from ISIS. Meanwhile the U.S. armed Syrian "rebels" are fighting Syrians to prevent Syrians from retaking Syria.
  • Pardon me if I would rather put our troops on the Mexican border than in Syria. But I am just a Crazy Blogger. What do I know?

(Business Insider)  -  Western-backed Syrian rebels holding a strategic swathe of the desert southeast stretching to the Iraqi border said they came under major attack on Tuesday from government forces and allied Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power.
They said hundreds of troops with dozens of armored vehicles including tanks had surged into the Bir Qassab area some 75 km (45 miles) southeast of Damascus towards the Badia region that skirts the borders with Jordan and Iraq.
Bir Qassab fell to Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels after it was abandoned a few months ago by Islamic State (IS) militants beating an eastward retreat to reinforce their urban bastion, Raqqa, against a U.S.-backed coalition offensive, and Deir al Zor province against a thrust by Syrian government forces.
Bir Qassab had given Islamic State a springboard for attacks on territory just to the east of Damascus and a base for maintaining their grip on large swathes of the Badia region.
"The (Syrian) regime and militia ground attack started this dawn and our forces are holding on to their positions," said Saad al Haj, spokesman for Osoud al Sharqiya, one of the largest rebel groups operating in the area.
"With (the help of) intensive Russian bombing they are trying to advance but we are repelling them," al-Haj added.
President Bashar al-Assad's forces, aided by Iranian-backed militias, have engaged in a race with FSA rebels in recent weeks to seize areas in the southeastern desert vacated by retreating Islamic State insurgents.
The government offensive is part of a major campaign to recover control of territory south of the ancient central town of Palmyra, putting Assad's forces within reach of the Iraqi frontier for the first time in years.
This move has also effectively encircled FSA-controlled desert territory stretching to the Jordanian and Iraqi borders and close to the Tanf garrison where U.S. forces are based.
Iranian-backed forces have also been trying to advance towards the base even after repeatedly being bombed by the U.S. led coalition.
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Professor Calls White People Inhuman

The Left Has Gone Insane
But tens of millions still march to their drum

(Daily Caller)  -  A Connecticut professor recently called white people “inhuman assholes” and shared an article about letting “bigots” die in a post on Facebook.
Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams shared his thoughts publicly on social media, saying, “fed the fuck up with self-identified ‘white’s’ daily violence directed at immigrants, Muslims, and sexual and racially oppressed people. the time is now to confront these inhuman assholes and end this now,” Campus Reform reports.
Williams also said, “It is past time for the racially oppressed to do what people who believe themselves to be ‘white’ will not do, put end to the vectors of their destructive mythology of whiteness and their white supremacy system. #LetThemFuckingDie.”
The “let them die” part of that post refers to a Medium article he shared on his Facebook page titled, “Let Them Fucking Die.”
The post says that when an oppressor or “bigot” needs life-saving help, they should be left to die.
It reads, “If they are choking in a restaurant. If they are bleeding out in an emergency room. If the ground is crumbling beneath them. If they are in a park and they turn their weapons on each other: Do nothing.”
“Least of all put your life on the line for theirs, and do not dare think doing so, putting your life on the line for theirs, gives you reason or cause to feel celestial. Saving the life of those that would kill you is the opposite of virtuous. Let. Them. Fucking. Die. And smile a bit when you do. For you have done the universe a great service,” the article goes on to say.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Pirro Blasts GOP: "You're In Power - Do Something"

Go Jeanine!

(Fox News)  -  In her Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine Pirro criticized Republican lawmakers for essentially sitting on their hands while Democrats "railroad" President Trump.
Pirro said there is a "subtle Republican plot" to bring down Trump and install another establishment Republican president similar to George Bush or 2008 nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
"It's the biggest danger to the country," she said. "Other than Newt Gingrich, few if any Republican politicians vociferously support their president."
Pirro said the establishment is fine with seeing Trump be "railroaded" by Democrats day in and day out.
"Think about it. If he's knocked out, the succession is clear and things go back to the way they were," she said.
Pirro asking where rank-and-file Republicans' outrage is over the left colluding with the press or the New York play depicting presidential assassination.
She called for Republicans to do their jobs and investigate people like President Clinton for his tarmac meeting with former A.G. Loretta Lynch.
"You're in power, dammit. Do something. Pass something. Cut this Kumbaya crap. Put on your big boy pants and act like you're in power. Act like you give a damn," Pirro said.
"More importantly, convince us that you're not in on the effort to take down the president of the United States," she said.
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Government to seize all your assets in GOP-Dem bill

Another GOP-Democrat Alliance

  • Once again we see the liars in the "small government" Republican Party eagerly whore themselves with Leftist Democrats to control your life and steal your money.

(World Net Daily)  -  In the name of fighting terrorism financing, a new U.S. Senate bill threatens to force private corporations to monitor your financial activity and empowers government to seize all your assets if you fail to comply with the new law.
Even failure to fill out one form is license for the federal government to take everything you have.
Sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Senate Bill 1241, “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” was introduced last month and represents what some financial experts say is a new assault on cash and digital currencies.
Proponents say it’s needed to fight criminal and terrorist money laundering efforts, yet the banking institutions that will be given orders to look for evidence are themselves the primary architects of the schemes that make this activity profitable on a massive scale.
“If the bill becomes law, Americans would be subject to a whole host of government intrusions. One little slip-up would open a Pandora’s box of governmental inquiry into your financial life,” says Peter Reagan, a financial-market strategist at Birch Gold Group. “For example, failing to complete a single reporting form would result in the government being granted abilities to freeze and seize not just a portion, but the entirety, of your assets. The bill even goes so far as to include the contents of safety-deposit boxes.”
Even failure to fill out one form is license for the federal government to take everything you have.
Sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Senate Bill 1241, “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” was introduced last month and represents what some financial experts say is a new assault on cash and digital currencies.
Proponents say it’s needed to fight criminal and terrorist money laundering efforts, yet the banking institutions that will be given orders to look for evidence are themselves the primary architects of the schemes that make this activity profitable on a massive scale.
“If the bill becomes law, Americans would be subject to a whole host of government intrusions. One little slip-up would open a Pandora’s box of governmental inquiry into your financial life,” says Peter Reagan, a financial-market strategist at Birch Gold Group. “For example, failing to complete a single reporting form would result in the government being granted abilities to freeze and seize not just a portion, but the entirety, of your assets. The bill even goes so far as to include the contents of safety-deposit boxes.”
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Dems target 7 GOP Congressmen

Dems Target GOP

  • Here in California I refused to vote for my pansy-ass, big government loving, 1984 supporting GOP Congressman in 2016. I left the office blank.
  • But if Republicans are replaced by Marxist Democrats we march down the road to Venezuela.
  • The only choice is true election reform, but that will never happen. 

(San Francisco Chronicle)  -  Former Rep. Ellen Tauscher of Pleasanton is easing back into California politics as one of the founders of a new super PAC aimed at flipping seven GOP congressional seats into the Democratic column next year.

Working with Berkeley political consultant Katie Merrill, Tauscher has launched Fight Back California, which plans to spend as much as $10 million between now and next June doing spadework in those targeted districts.

“You have to start working before the (candidate) filing deadline,” which isn’t until March, Tauscher said. “You have to be in those districts early, talking about local people, local politics and local issues.”
The stakes are high for Democrats. Those seven Republican districts, split among the Central Valley, suburban Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego County, represent nearly a third of the 24 seats the party needs to take back the House from the GOP.

Voters in each of the targeted districts backed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president over Republican Donald Trump at the polls in November and then turned around and re-elected their GOP incumbents for Congress. The PAC effort will be focused on those ticket-splitters.

Even with the best efforts, there are no guarantees. Republicans like 

  • Jeff Denham of Turlock (Stanislaus County), 
  • David Valadao of Hanford (Kings County), 
  • Steve Knight of Lancaster (Los Angeles County) and 
  • DarrelA Issa of Vista (San Diego County), 
All were targeted by Democrat Party leaders last year and still managed to win, despite Clinton’s landslide victory in California.

The new GOP targets from Orange County — Ed Royce of Fullerton, Mimi Walters of Irvine and Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa — all were easy winners in 2016, which will make them tough targets for any Democratic challenger.

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Hillary had Mueller give uranium to Russia says Wikileaks

Another Wikileaks Bombshell

  • Corrupt FBI Director Robert Mueller unconstitutionally spied on millions of Americans and is now "investigating" Trump on behalf of the Elites.
  • Looks like Mueller delivered uranium to Russia on orders of the Hildabeast.

(Vlad Tepes)  -  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated the transfer highly enriched uranium (HEU) previously confiscated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during a 2006 “nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices,” a newly leaked classified cable shows.
So-called “background” information was provided in the cable which gave vague details on a 2006 nuclear smuggling sting operation in which the U.S. government took possession of some HEU previously owned by the Russians.
The secret “action request,” dated Aug. 17, 2009, was sent out by Secretary of State Clinton and was addressed to the United States Ambassador to Georgia Embassy Tbilisi, the Russian Embassy, and Ambassador John Beyrle. It proposed that FBI Director Robert Mueller be the one that personally conduct the transfer a 10-gram sample of HEU to Russian law enforcement sources during a secret “plane-side” meeting on a “tarmac” in the early fall of 2009.

Vlad Tepes

The Corruption of the Deep State Goes Deep.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Devin Nunes in full BS mode

The GOP Thinks You Are Stupid

  • The GOP controlled Congress deliberately and eagerly, joined hand-in-hand with the Democrats to run hearings on the phony Russia story. The goal was to force Trump to resign and install the open borders Pence in the White House.
  • Then the Republicans pretend to wring their hands and say, "Gee, I wish the Russia thing would just stop."
  • Meanwhile the GOP run hearings go on and on and on.

(Politico)  -  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Saturday there “was never any collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians,” casting himself as a victim of media bias and calling on Washington to “stop chasing Russian ghosts around the closet.”

Nunes, addressing GOP donors in Orange County, said that after searching for any evidence of collusion, “I said ‘OK, I don’t think there’s any collusion here.’ And what happened to me? All the major papers in the country did a total character assassination on me. Why? Because I was telling the truth, that there was never any collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians.”

Now, Nunes said, “I have to ask myself, Was this really an investigation in search of a crime? And I will tell you, if that’s what it ends up being, there will be a huge, huge division in this country.”

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Democrats are kept in power by the GOP

The One Republicrat Party

  • We are six months into the Trump Administration and Reince Priebus, the former head of the GOP, appears to be in no hurry whatsoever to replace Democrat office holders with Republicans.
  • A crazy Blogger like me might conclude the GOP wants Democrats in power in order to bring down Trump from within.

(Daily Caller)  -  The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service have been tracking Trump administration nominations for key positions, and their data shows that Trump is still way behind where former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush were at this point in their presidencies.

President Trump has had 42 presidential nominees confirmed, and there are 415 key positions the two organizations have identified that still lack nominees

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Nationalism totally collapses in France

Open Borders Wins in a Landslide
Europe is Dead and can no longer defend itself

  • Islamic terrorism is on the rise in France and illegal alien Muslims flood Europe.
  • With that background, Marine Le Pen's anti-Islam National Front Party won a grand total of only 8 seats in a 577 seat French Parliament.

French President Emmanuel Macron won a large majority in the lower house of parliament Sunday, freeing his hand to carry out an agenda that includes overhauling a rigid labor code reports Politico.

An alliance led by Macron’s centrist La République En Marche (LRM) party won 350 seats out of 577 in the National Assembly, well over the threshold for an absolute majority.

Anti-Islam Nationalists only won 8 seats

Macron’s main opposition in parliament will come from the conservative Les Républicains party and its allies, who together won 131 seats. But the conservatives are divided and demoralized, with one faction that wants to cooperate with Macron and another that aims to oppose him at every turn.

“The Right missed its rendezvous with the French people,” said conservative former Budget Minister Valérie Pécresse. “This is the end of an era … We need to rebuild everything from floor to ceiling.”

After five years of deeply unpopular rule by Macron’s predecessor, François Hollande, voters punished the ex-president’s Socialist Party, which won just 29 seats with its allies claiming a further 15 — a world away from the more than 330 seats they held in the last legislature.

Marine Le Pen won a seat in the French parliament for the first time, as did Louis Aliot and six other candidates from her National Front pary. But Florian Philippot, architect of the party’s anti-euro stance, failed to win a seat, and the National Front fell well short of its aim of taking 15 seats.

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Anti-Muslim immigration leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in Parliament but her party was in total collapse.

Multiculturalism is Killing the West