Le Pen supporter longs for someone “with as much force as” Hitler to deal with migrant influx
I posted this in one of the main threads earlier this afternoon, but I feel that it’s disturbing enough that attention should be brought to it as an LGF page. Emphasis added:
AMIENS, France — At a recent campaign rally in this economically gloomy northern city, Marine Le Pen, the gravel-voiced leader of the far-right National Front party, barely mentioned the word migrant. But, then again, she did not have to.
The supporters who turned out for her at the event here along the Somme river brought up their fear of migrants, unprompted. Ms. Le Pen’s presence alone seemed enough to evoke it.
“They are going to invade us. Then, there really will be unemployment,” said Christian Sobo, a retired building worker. “There is more help for them than for us, the French.”
His wife, Katia, chimed in, mentioning Adolf Hitler: “What he did was monstrous. But we need someone with as much force as him now.” […]
That someone would publicly give voice to such a thought in Europe—France, no less—is extremely disturbing. What Adolf Hitler did was monstrous, period. Full stop. Such a statement should never, ever be followed by “but…”
We already know they hate & fear Muslims, but I’d also advise any Jew who thinks these groups on the European far right have been defanged and aren’t capable of once again turning into murderous, raging antisemites to think again.
A perfect storm of fear, anger and resentment has been building and I seriously doubt it will stay focused solely on Arab & Muslim immigrants without leaking towards other groups also considered to be “Other” (Jews, the Roma, etcetera). The “solution” some people have in mind is right out there in the open now. I wonder how many people are thinking it for each person that dares to say it out loud?
As the New York Times source article says, this “is the same old National Front.” It’s simply been given a superficial makeover to hide the ugliness & hatred just under its skin.