Are any of you from France and did you vote in the French election?

by Bad_Wolf 7 Replies latest social current

  • Bad_Wolf

    I'm just confounded. Are the French people eager to destroy their country?

    They elected a man who is quoted as saying that "terrorism is going to be part of daily life in France for years to come." and they have to accept it and like it, and something along the lines of that they should expect millions more immigrants from war torn regions in the coming years.

    I was there in 2010, I remember the media reporting how they were about to have a 0% unemployment rate. Now Paris looks like the middle east.

    So if you are from France and elected or know those who voted for Macron, why did you guys chose a person who told you he would let in millions more and that you must accept terrorism as part of daily life now when the alternative Le Pen was going to put a stop to that and try to reverse the damage?

  • blondie

    You have to be currently a citizen of France, legally qualified to vote. It is not enough to have been born in France if you are no longer legally a citizen.

  • Half banana
    Half banana
    "terrorism is going to be part of daily life in France for years to come."

    Isn't that being a realist as opposed to an idealist?

  • Yesu Kristo Bwana Wangu
    Yesu Kristo Bwana Wangu

    A realist would see that there needs to be more action against this terrorism, whereas Macron wants to maintain the status quo (which is barely doing anything but inviting more of them). A realist would realize that illegals and other foreigners with ties to terrorist organizations or terrorist ideologies should either be deported or be in jail, whereas in France these people get 'surveillance' while being completely free which is of course by far not sufficient to counterattack terrorism. Macron is a danger and I agree with the opening post.

  • zeb

    Thousands of Australian soldiers lie in graves in France from defending her country during the Great War.

    Many more died in the air during second world war. Did they die in vain? It would appear so.

  • polish clarinet
    polish clarinet

    I'm French and very interessed in politics, now that my theocratic activities have fallen to zéro! Most of French people are not racialists but many who voted for the Front National are quite lost and unable to think but themselves.

    So they vote for those who shout the louder and tell them what they want to hear...

    I think that nothing will change for next 5 years; poor one will become poorer and rich will get richer!!

    A real change may appear in 5 years, when all this mass of disappointed people will be more and more hopeless...

  • smiddy

    In most western democracys this guy would have been seen as a victim of child sexual abuse when he was a teenager .

    Years later this woman marrys him ,turning her back on her then husband and children .

    He has no experience in politics and becomes president of France ? WTF ?

    The mind boggles .

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    "...the alternative Le Pen was going to put a stop to that and try to reverse the damage?"

    She was gonna be 'HUGE!"

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