As the French elections grow near, Marine Le Pen is coming under scrutiny for her party’s historical callousness towards France’s most prized minority group. France has the largest Jewish population in Europe at over 3.3% of the population, an estimated 500,000 people. As we know from the oppression pyramid, Jews are the most historically oppressed group, due to the extensive coverage of the Holocaust in the media, school curriculums and Hollywood movies, and the prevalence of Holocaust museums spanning every corner of the Western world from Canada to South Africa. Offending this small but powerful group of people is not only unwise politically, but also reeks of the worst kind of bigotry – antisemitism.
Marine Le Pen’s father, the previous leader of the Front National party, repeatedly indicated that he questioned the official narrative of the Holocaust, and in one of the worst cases of antisemitism ever witnessed, referred to the Holocaust as a “detail” in history. A “detail” in history?? A detail?? The Holocaust is the worst atrocity committed by whites in history! This is drilled into the minds of even 3 year old whites in countries like Britain, France, America and Australia who were on the other side of the war. Whites need to be constantly reminded of what happens when they have an in-group preference and start looking out for themselves instead of looking out for the rest of the world. It leads to the worst atrocity in history, so check your privilege!
As if Marine Le Pen’s father’s comments weren’t enough, she has recently proposed taking away the dual citizenship of non-European and non-Russian dual nationals! This would mean that millions of Israeli-French dual nationals who advocate French polices that benefit Israel, would have to choose whether to be French or Israeli! This is one of the most shocking policy proposals I have ever seen in my life as an accredited journalist. I am simply shocked beyond words. As the AT covered in a previous article, dual citizens are the backbone of America and other Western countries, as they provide an international perspective, and help shape the country’s foreign policy, immigration policy and trade deals to benefit the global community, instead of selfishly benefiting the country’s native inhabitants.
Thankfully, accredited experts have predicted that it is near impossible for Le Pen to win the second round of elections. The French electoral process was specifically set up to prevent bigots like this from ever holding office, and never has France needed these anti-bigotry measures more than now. The rising populist movements in white countries are becoming scary and unruly. Progressives need to take the to the streets to protest against antisemitism, racism and Islamophobia, before the world enters a new dark age of fascism, in which white countries put the preferences and interests of their own people above those of everyone else (i.e racism). The time to act is NOW.