Au nom du peuple

Marine le Pen’s first campaign ad. If you are deaf to what she is saying, you are deaf to the most important issue of our times.

Via Andrew Bolt.

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54 Responses to Au nom du peuple

  1. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Can she be persuaded to emigrate to Australia, and found a political Party?

  2. Some History

    Peuple is infinitely preferable to green.

  3. Dr Fred Lenin

    Vive Marine le Pen Madame le Pen , President de la Republique Frencais. Vive la France ! Aux guiiotine les Eurocrats et les Collaborateurs .

  4. King Koala

    Enoch Powell predicted this 50 years ago.

  5. J.H.

    Looks like France is not surrendering this time…..

  6. jupes

    France has soldiers patrolling its streets.

    Viva multiculturalism!

  7. jupes

    Looks like France is not surrendering this time…..

    Wait and see who they elect.

  8. Irreversible

    Classic policy speech. She said nothing at all.

  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Classic policy speech. She said nothing at all.

    Yet she implied quite a lot. People know exactly what she is talking about.

  10. Leigh Lowe

    Irreversible
    #2294106, posted on February 12, 2017 at 6:41 pm
    Classic policy speech. She said nothing at all.

    Au contraire, mon frere.
    She said everything.
    In fact, it is the specific promises made by other politicians in the last generation, without the context of national sovereignty (and, in some cases designed to dilute and destroy national sovereignty) that are the emptiest promises of all.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    I haven’t yet looked at Le Pen’s campaign ad, but SBS news just not played a little of Geert Wilders campaign ad. So I’ve hunted it up. You can see it here. It’s fairly long but has been subtitled, so run though it on 2x or 4x.

    Dutch election date is 15 March 2017 about five weeks before the Froggy Prez comes up for vote.

  12. Bruce of Newcastle

    Oops – SBS played an excerpt just now. One date I will learn to edit.

  13. Infidel Tiger

    Imagine if Wilders and Le Pen were elected?

    As moribund and cancerous as Europe is, the greatest mistake one can make is the illusion of permanence.

    Things can change very quickly.

  14. Bruce of Newcastle

    Just went through Le Pen’s. Wilders is better!

  15. Rabz

    Sacré Bleu, Peupkes – Je méprise le français avec une passion, Je te dis!

  16. Linden

    I’m with you, every election the same tired old polies trot out the same dribble, I listened to it for so long now, I have essentially stopped listening,

  17. MikeS

    Hope she wins, but the scenes of her winch grinding onboard the yacht and flying somewhere on a chopper had me gagging. Why do marketing people always think such wanky symbolism is so impressive?

  18. Muddy

    A choice word, Dr. Fred Lenin: Collaborators. We need to be more assertive with our use of language.
    Social, Cultural and Economic Insurgents.

  19. Tim Neilson

    Classic policy speech. She said nothing at all.
    It wasn’t a “policy speech”. It was a television commercial. There’s a difference. Which truly successful TV ad campaign in history has been based on a detailed exegesis of facts about the product?

  20. duncanm

    Interesting Le Pen had wall to wall whiteys.

    You think she’d have a least a few tokens from the colonies — most of them are productive, industrious Frenchmen.

  21. Rabz

    You’d think she’d have a least a few tokens from the colonies — most of them are productive, industrious Frenchmen.

    Indeed.

  22. I am the Walras, Equilibrate, and Price-Take

    The usual incroyable political boilerplate.

    She should have gone with more powerful visuals – vibrants conducting pitched battles among the tent cities of what used to be in middle-class neighbourhoods, Religion of Peace car-be-cues, the fun welcoming atmosphere of the Calais jungle, etc – and just said ‘Je vais remettre La France en ordre’. Although to her great credit she did make direct mention of la menace musselman.

    And what the hell is it with les blu-jeans? A symbol of yucky hyperpuissance Americain. Ditch ’em, love, get yerself a nice dress.

    Mind you I want her to win. The clock is almost run out for the Frenchies. She’s the last hope before civil war. L’etat has near lost all credibility. The patriots are now organising under the banner of The Return of the Maquisards. They’re not messing around. Can’t help but cheer.

  23. Infidel Tiger

    Everyone in France wears jeans.

    It’s actually a nation of slobs with a per capita consumption of McDonalds above the US. The French yoof can’t cook, are horrendously ugly and morally repellant. Everything we think we know about France is wrong.

    The French do deserve to die, but I suppose we must allow them one reprieve.

  24. Just to save our society we have little choice but to vote for an economic leftist, just like the French. Our hope lies in Plan B.

  25. Rabz

    And what the hell is it with les blu-jeans?

    Sacré Bleu – the term “Denim” hails from “Des Nimes”. The Frogs invented it.

  26. cuckoo

    It’s the usual boilerplate, delivered with the usual rousing music, but she puts those lines across in way that makes the hairs on my neck stand up. For the life of me I can’t think of a pol in the Anglosphere with that kind of persuasive fluency. If I didn’t know who it was, I would have assumed just from the voice that she was a professional actress – stage, not screen. French political rhetoric is mostly hot air and vaporous abstractions, but they speak like a race unafraid of their own language. Australian politicians can barely speak English.

  27. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger
    #2294220, posted on February 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm
    Everyone in France wears jeans.

    And that’s not all.
    Only a few are navy or black.
    Lemon, cream, mint, tan … Fuck, what is wrong with these people.

  28. alexnoaholdmate

    It’s good, guys. It’s encouraging.

    But just wait and see who they actually elect before getting too excited, or predicting that “France is back!”

    If there’s any nation with a knack for disappointing in this area, it’s them.

  29. Interesting Le Pen had wall to wall whiteys.

    You think she’d have a least a few tokens from the colonies — most of them are productive, industrious Frenchmen.

    They’re as French as I am. Which is not French at all. Le Pen understands this. There is a very good reason why there were only French people in that clip.

  30. Bruce

    Rabz: “And what the hell is it with les blu-jeans?”

    Denim, the fabric, has a very strong “French Connection” as it were; the word being a corruption of the French, “des Nimes”. The fabric was originally a “serge”, and called, “Serge des Nimes”. It’s roots appear to go back to “working apparel” from Genoa as does the term “jeans”, itself another “corruption”, this time of the French name for Genoa; Gênes.

    Hard-wearing, practical work attire, originally from a pretty tough part of the country.

    Gentrified almost beyond recognition in the late 20th Century, but, still, basic “work wear”.

  31. Jannie

    Maybe she is an economic troglodyte, but who cares?

    Its not the economy stupid, its the Culture War.

  32. Jannie

    I have just finished reading The German War, by Nicholas Stargardt. It ranks with Shirer’s Rise and Fall as the most disturbing book I have ever read on WW2, because it demonstrates so clearly the guilty knowledge that the German people as a whole had of the holocaust and the countless millions of others cruelly tortured and murdered. I don’t know if I will ever be able to complacently look at my German mates again.

    And yet more disturbing is this awful, shameful thought that keeps popping into my brain. AH was 80 years too early. Something bad is happening to my head.

  33. Oh come on

    Classic policy speech. She said nothing at all.

    I disagree, but you’re right in a sense as it’s what she didn’t say that so powerfully marks her out as the anti-Establishment candidate. She didn’t once mention Europe. Quite pointedly, I have no doubt.

  34. Oh come on

    Although, along with “I am a woman”, “I am a mother” and “I am a lawyer”, I would have liked to have heard “I am a daughter with a crackpot father” and further supporting details.

  35. diesal

    I think its a fine example of blood and soil nationalism, works for me. I hope she gets in, europe needs leaders who care a little for the people of the nations rather than just viewing them as an anachronism to be deplored.

  36. notafan

    Europeans live in jeans, I saw the tag end of a Catholic church funeral in central Rome and there were jeans galore.

    Viva Le Pen. I liked Fillon but apparently the Gaullist has shot himself by paying his wife for not working.

    Half of France’s armed forces patrol her streets.

    Enough of the belligerent moslems, mostly north Africans, sitting around and collecting le dole while their sons terrorise the indigenous.

  37. BorisG

    I would have liked to have heard “I am a daughter with a crackpot father”

    Not only his daughter but also his successor.

    His legacy is the reason of the limits of her success (as is the bizarrely hereditary nature of succession).

  38. Tom

    I imagine the French MSM are working overtime to smear her as “far right”, when she’s just a nationalist who celebrates France’s culture just as we do ours on Anzac Day. I knew she was a chance Bolt wrote her off. This is a classic Brexit/Trump situation where the polls can’t predict what will happen because those who will vote for Le Pen simply refuse to speak to pollsters, who are part of the establishment and part of the problem. I would be astonished, after the past three years of murder and mayhem in the streets of France, if les Shy Tories francais aren’t the majority.
    Her election ad, by the way, is one of the best you’ll see for its simplicity and its connection with the silent majority.

  39. Diesal

    Has anyone got a better link to Wilders ad?

  40. Combine Dave

    It’s good, guys. It’s encouraging.

    But just wait and see who they actually elect before getting too excited, or predicting that “France is back!”

    If there’s any nation with a knack for disappointing in this area, it’s them.

    Is there a Muslim socialist running?

    I predict that guy will win.

  41. Tel

    Is there a Muslim socialist running?

    I predict that guy will win.

    Based on opinion polls, the most likely alternative to Le Pen is this guy…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_Macron

    He uses the bureaucratic trick of cloaking himself in enigmatic blandness, even being called a “social liberal” whatever that means. Under the hood he’s a pretty standard French socialist: open door policy to immigration, stick with the EU, believes in the “Circular Economy” which is Greens economics by any other name.

    Most exciting thing about him is that he married his high school teacher… living the dream I guess.

  42. Tel

    Here’s an article discussing Emmanuel Macron and his approach to Islam in France…

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-election-macron-idUSKCN12I2N1

    After reading it twice, I still have no idea what his position is. This guy is good. There’s more than a hint of Turnbullishness about him.

  43. Ray

    Are we aware that Le Penn supports nationalization of the banks, workplace democracy, trade protection and the Havana accord which would see a return to a version of Bretton Woods which proved a complete failure at regulating international financial arrangements.

    Whilst some of her rhetoric around immigration and crime may be attractive to those of us who are concerned about the loss of sovereignty and security posed by mass immigration, we should not forget that even UKIP brands her approach as extreme.

    Le Penn is a nationalist for sure but she is also a socialist to the core. We have seen national socialists before and this never ends well. So be careful of what you wish for.

  44. Bruce of Newcastle

    This guy is good.

    No he isn’t. The MSM lurve him, saying he’s the “independent candidate”.
    Oddly they forget to mention he was a minister in Hollande’s government as late as August 2016 and a member of the Socialist Party up to 2009.

  45. Sinclair Davidson

    Just another right-wing politician crapping on.

  46. It’s a powerful piece because her language is clear and simple, and she communicates values. Compared to normal political ads and campaign messages, (does anybody here remember ‘We are us’?) this is a gale of fresh air. This election is going to be very close, which even 1 year ago would have seemed fanciful at best.

  47. Tom

    Yes, Doomlord, they’re all deplorable, aren’t they?

  48. .

    That is one of the best political ads I have ever seen.

    We’re too cheap in Australia with a shitty TV industry to produce anything of that quality.

    (I hope her reference to poverty involves reducing government).

  49. Louis

    @ Bruce of Newcastle

    I just tried to view your link and the govt IT settings blocked it saying I was attempting to view porn. Are you sure the link was correct? I find it interesting the perhaps Wilders is in our system as something to be blocked.

  50. BorisG

    This is a classic Brexit/Trump situation where the polls can’t predict what will happen because those who will vote for Le Pen simply refuse to speak to pollsters, who are part of the establishment and part of the problem.

    Refuse to speak or just lie to them. Either way, this indeed may be a factor.

  51. Perth Trader

    ‘You can never trust the french’….Winston Churchill.

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