As things have moved on, the rally’s been held and the press have reported on it, the earlier text of this post is now replaced with the update.
Frankly, it was nauseating.
Not the rally itself, which was awesome – over 3 million throughout France and what were they marching against? They were marching against Muslim intimidation of their people.
And who has allowed that to happen? The politicians of the EU and leadership of the country – they’ve caused this multicultural dystopia.
And what did we see? Them linking arms in pretend solidarity with the people who were protesting against the very things they, the politicians had done.
The hypocrisy was beyond the pale. Spontaneous march, was it? Independent:
The most notable absentee from the march was Marine Le Pen, president of the Islamophobic, far-right Front National. She was not invited to walk alongside leaders of other French political parties but President Hollande urged her to attend as an individual.
On Saturday, she attacked the “hypocrisy” of a demonstration of “national unity” which excluded a party supported by one in five French voters. She announced that she would march instead in Beaucaire, a small heavily FN-supporting town in the Rhône delta.
The journo called her Islamophobic but that was precisely what over 3 million were on about – Islam and its excesses and threats to order. Were the politicians busy getting the deportations ready? Were they hell – they were out for the photo opportunity.
The presence of representatives from countries known for repressing freedom of speech caused some consternation.
Oh and which totalitarian countries would they be, eh?
Oh yes, here they are:
Paris attacks: David Cameron to discuss greater spying powers with UK security chiefs as calls to revive ‘snooper’s charter’ grow
At least the perpetrators of the trouble in the middle-east and founders of ISIS had the lack of hypocrisy – I hesitate to say decency – to stay away. Neither Obama nor Kerry showed their faces and rightly so.