Europe's Future - Merkel Or Le Pen?

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Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via,

The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market, has done more damage than he could imagine.

If the perpetrator is the jihadist from Tunisia who had no right to be in Germany, and had been under surveillance, the bell could begin to toll not only for Angela Merkel but for the European Union.

That German lassitude, and the naivete behind it, allowed this outrage validates the grim verdict of geostrategist James Burnham in “Suicide of the West“: “Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide.”

Both the transnational elite and populist right sense the stakes involved here. As news of the barbarous atrocity spread across Europe, the reactions were instantaneous and predictable.

Marine Le Pen of France’s National Front, leading candidate for the presidency in 2017, declaimed: “How many more people must die at the hands of Islamic extremists before our governments close our porous borders and stop taking in thousands of illegal immigrants?”


Geert Wilders, the Party for Freedom front-runner for prime minister of Holland, echoed Le Pen: “They hate and kill us. And nobody protects us. Our leaders betray us. We need a political revolution.


“Islamic immigration/Is an invasion,” he went on, “An existential problem/That will replace our people/Erase our culture.”


“These are Merkel’s dead,” tweeted Marcus Pretzell of the far-right Alternative for Germany about the victims in the Christmas mart.


Nicholas Farage, who led the campaign for British secession from the EU, called the Christmas massacre “the Merkel legacy.”

Europe’s populist right is laying this act of Islamist savagery at the feet of Merkel for her having opened Germany in 2015 to a million migrants and refugees from Syria and the Middle East wars.

Before Berlin, she was already on the defensive after mobs of migrants went about molesting and raping German girls in Cologne last New Year’s Eve.

Even admirers who share her belief in a Europe of open borders, that welcomes immigrants and refugees from Third World wars and despotisms, sense the gravity of Merkel’s crisis.

“Germans should not let the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin undermine liberal values,” ran the headline on The Washington Post editorial Dec. 22. Alarmed, the Post went on:

“What Germany cannot and must not do is … succumb to the siren song of the anti-foreigner right-wing, which has been gaining strength across Europe and moved immediately to exploit the attack ahead of the September 2017 national elections.”

The New York Times delivered its customary castigation of the European populist right but, in a note of near-desperation, if not of despair, implored Europe’s liberals not to lose faith.

“With each new attack, whether on a Christmas market or a mosque, the challenge to Europe to defend tolerance, inclusion, equality and reason grows more daunting. If Europe is to survive as a beacon of democratic hope in a world rent by violent divisions, it must not cede those values.”

But less and less does Europe appear to be listening.

Indeed, as Europe has been picking up its dead and wounded for over a decade, from terrorist attacks in Madrid, London, Paris, Berlin and Brussels, the peoples of Europe seem less interested in hearing recitals of liberal values than in learning what their governments are going to do to keep the Islamist killers out and make them safe.

Salus populi suprema lex.

Liberals may admonish us that all races, creeds, cultures are equal, that anyone from any continent, country or civilization can come to the West and assimilate. That discrimination against one group of immigrants in favor of another — preferring, say, Lebanese Christians to Syrian Muslims — is illiberal and undemocratic.

But people don’t believe that. Europe and America have moved beyond the verities of 20th-century liberalism.

The cruel experiences of the recent past, and common sense, dictate that open borders are Eurail passes for Islamist terrorists, who are anxious to come and kill us in the West. We have to deal with the world as it is, not as we would wish it to be.

In our time, there has taken place, is taking place, an Islamic awakening. Of 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, hundreds of millions accept strict sharia law about how to deal with apostasy and infidels.

Scores of millions in the Middle East wish to drive the West out of their world. Thousands are willing to depart and come to Europe to terrorize our societies. They see themselves at war with us, as their ancestors were at war with the Christian world for 1,000 years.

Only liberal ideology calls for America and Europe to bring into their home countries endless numbers of migrants, without being overly concerned about who they are, whence they come or what they believe.

Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties are succeeding in Europe for a simple reason. Mainstream parties are failing in the first duty of government — to protect the safety and security of the people.

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Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) Dec 23, 2016 3:27 PM

Off Topic a little.....about Russia.  If you have a few moments watch how Putin handles this question.



UndergroundPost's picture

Can't stop the antiGlobalist, anti-Multicultural, antiLeftist, antiSocialist, antiIslamist Train. Like the rest of the  dinosaurs, Merkel will fall.

beemasters's picture

Le Pen is mightier than the sword...or Merkel.

AViewFromDublin's picture

Saw that before, Putin annihilates John Simpson with a flurry of well articulated and devastating facts. Everyone should watch that is a fantastic watch.

Killdo's picture

and I think John Simpson is considered as one of the best journalists in the UK

Going Loco's picture

I have to agree about that Youtube clip. Simpson's entire career and reputation was pretty much vapourised by that devastating reply. Not that he had much of a reputation with me - I have read one of his books and seen too much of him on TV over the years to think that he is much good.

What is more important is that nobody seems to read the material that Putin has published in recent years explaining what he believes in and what his aims are. Instead there is just a simplistic assumption that he is "the bad guy", when in fact it is "our" side that has been in the wrong more often than not during the last 20 years. I am not saying Putin is always good and we are always bad but we have to find a different approach to the current one, so that we can step away from confrontation and perhaps even learn to cooperate. The biggest risk at the moment is that the western intelligence agencies seem to be briefing that Russia is weak and can be made weaker by continuing the confrontation. My fear is always that if you drive the bear into too tight a corner he will lash out. I don't fancy being on the receiving end of a Russian ICBM.

These are worth reading:

Vladimir Putin United Nations General Assembly Speech | Vestnik Kavkaza

yogibear's picture

Vlad is a intelligent and capable leader. His people love him.

UndergroundPost's picture

Of course Merkel will fall.

Rainman's picture

Europeans would be wise to read up on the Huns and how they toppled the Roman Empire back in the day.

buzzsaw99's picture

i quit reading when you start quoting the nyt and wapo et al. one doesn't have to read beyond the headlines to know what those maggots have to say. please stop citing the maggot msm or i am going to have to stop coming here too.

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) buzzsaw99 Dec 23, 2016 4:48 PM

C',mon, stay. It'll be fun. We don't get to talk shit to them on their webpages so we do it here. This way, their site doesn't get any hits and we can flame their asses.

kiwigal's picture

It boils down to one thing it's them or us. If the West doesn't have the guts to fight this insidious scourge on democracy our daughters will be wearing veils and married before adulthood. A note to liberal gays wise up because you're first on their hit list.

EuroGuy's picture
EuroGuy (not verified) Dec 23, 2016 3:35 PM

Le Pen anyday of  the week.

debtor of last resort's picture

The pendulum switched from left to right, but its the same clock.

brain_glitch's picture

exactly. the same thing is coming from both sides to get us: more fear and control.

navy62802's picture

Merkel is the past. Le Pen is the future. Le Pen is an acquired taste, but one worth loving.

Nero_Hedge's picture

"They see themselves at war with us."
And they're largely correct. I don't think any nation is under an obligation to put up with this shit...Germany and France shouldn't have to, but neither should Iraq/Syria/Libya. By all means, defend your borders/culture, but stop fucking with other's while you're at it!

atthelake's picture

Globalists don't give up as easily as you seem to think. As long as they and their families are alive, it will continue. You are naive, if you think otherwise.

silverer's picture

"...If Europe is to survive as a beacon of democratic hope in a world rent by violent divisions, it must not cede those values.”

Yep, you stupid bastards. Right down to the last man, woman and child. Right? Because that's where it will go. Check out how well the Christian populations have been faring in the middle east. They're being systematically destroyed. That's your future, libs.

Walter_Sobchak's picture

B-b-but, it just their culture!!!!  diversity is our strength!

silverer's picture

Yes! The grace and speed of an Arabian stallion! The tenacity and courage of a lion! Let's put those both together and... oh wait...

Blackfox's picture

But the Romans defeated the Huns old chap.

bugs_'s picture

when the choice is between none or slim go with slim.

hannah's picture

not enough shit has happened yet. austria just voted no to anti-immigration so they need more pain and the muslims will give it to them. the leftist deserve what the have coming....merkel will be voted back into office. this only stops with massive violence....

gregga777's picture

Europeans won't even fight to prevent the ongoing Islamic conquest of Europe. So, why in God's name are American lives being placed at risk to defend Europe from the non-existent Russian threat. There should be precisely ZERO American troops stationed in Europe and precisely ZERO American propositioned stocks of combat vehicles, aircraft and equipment. Get the United States the Hell out of NATO. NATO has evolved into an aggressive alliance solely focused on conquering Russia. But, none of the European nations will even fund their own defense or fight for their freedom from the very real Islamic invasion.

dlweld's picture

Imagine some of those thousands of billions of dollars of military spending going into useful things - US could be a paradise on earth.

Overdrawn's picture

agree that there shouldn't be any US forces or equipment in Europe.  But it isn't Europe who wants war with Russia, it's America.  So call off your neocon dogs and we will all be happy.    You will then be able to take your troops and equipment back to the US.

Europeans don't want war with Russia. Who wants to be annihilated in a nuclear war?  In fact, European countries get on quite well with Russia, and the US sanctions are hurting Europe and benefiting the US.  It's funny that after Hilary lost the election, Merkel and MSM started making threatening noises about Russia, but Europeans are not as paranoid about the Russians as you are in the US, and most people didn't buy the lies they were selling.

How can we fight against the Islamic conquest, when our politicians encouraged it.  We are getting rid of the liberal extremists as elections come up.  What do you want us to do?  Go out on the streets, drag Muslims out of their houses............ and then do what exactly what with them?  Their removal is going to have to be done through Government. The situation is similar to the US illegals, Obama encouraged them, now Trump is going to get rid of them.

Don't get me wrong, I love America and think Trump is amazing, but you have to call a spade a spade, the US is the aggressor in Europe and the Middle East.

Omen IV's picture

The vassals have to pay the price as well

dlweld's picture

In the mathematics of war: Berlin: 12 dead Europeans, 1 dead Terrorist, Bastille day France: 84 dead Europeans, 1 dead terrorist. Charlie Hebdo: 17 dead Europeans, 3 dead terrorists, Bataclan: 130 dead Europeans 3 dead terrorists - so, for these few incidents 243 to 8 - I wonder who's winning here?

Tipsy's picture

They see themselves at war with us, as their ancestors were at war with the Christian world for 1,000 years.

It is war. And they've adjusted their tactics to take advantage of the freedom of movement and the legal protections that the West affords its citizens. That's why we're vulnerable at the moment.

onwisconsinbadger's picture

There is a bigger zionist plot going on here. Every few months an attack in Europe, blame it on refugees, immigrants, muslims and right wingers unite to change governments. Similar to USA.

Golden Showers's picture

Le Pen. Hmm. Trucks driving down Christmas Chimneys or Le Pen. Hmm. Besides, she's way hotter than Erkel.

It's a tough call.

What Europe? What Future? It's Le Pen.

dlweld's picture

Ironic indeed that liberals state: “If Europe is to survive as a beacon of democratic hope in a world rent by violent divisions, it must not cede those values.”

Don’t the libs get it? The single thing an inclusive, tolerant society can’t tolerate – is intolerance – and that’s what the islamic terrorists have big time – “kill those we disagree with - impose our will on everyone”.

Those who want Islamist immigration controlled and who want to thwart the Islamist goal of destroying of western civilized values, are actually protecting the inclusive, tolerant society they are said to be endangering. Irony indeed.

StreetObserver's picture

Anyone ever wonder why that potato faced Merkin hasn't been vetted as a Commie agent coming out of the east to destroy Germany?

hooligan2009's picture

the NYT and WaPo are either a) being blackmailed by ISIS to maintain their insane posturing or b) so incredibly stupid as to miss the real battle.

this is the real battle - the west started a war with islam - islam is retaliating via any number of militant factions

the west is at war with militant islam, as militant islam is at war with the militant west

inviting your enemy into your house with a loaded gun is monumentally stupid.


GimmeRealMoney's picture

The NYT and WaPo are not stupid. They are salesmen for the US State Department.  The US is thrilled that the problems they have created in the ME can be exported to Europe to accelerate the homogenization of their creation, the EU.  All thank you notes should be posted to the CIA.

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) Dec 23, 2016 4:45 PM

I know that politics is show biz for ugly people, but Angela Merkel abuses the fucking privilege.

Cult of Criminality's picture

If it were my Europe future > I`d go for the hotter one.

Then start making a lot of bacon ...'for the children'

Maybe coat some ammo with the fat.


just saying



JohnGaltUk's picture

Ok then, German women just have to get use being raped because of a leader.... and lets face facts, no one would rape Merkel.

GimmeRealMoney's picture

Okay, first off: It's not Liberals! It's NEO-LIBERALS FFS! And the damage was started 70 years ago by the US who has bought off or bombed (or both) nearly every country up to the Russian border. Now those countries are beginning to understand the real price for their collusion, active or passive.

LA_Goldbug's picture

German political class is "Lost in Space" and is morally broke. They are putting foreign cultures ahead of their own people. Merkel being the Jone of Arc for this attitude.

"President Joachim Gauck has called on Germans to see refugees and immigrants as a chance for the country's future, saying they should be welcomed with open arms as they could help maintain living standards for coming generations. "

16 January 2013

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----_- (not verified) Dec 23, 2016 5:43 PM





here: europe has pissed itself from the left side for decades now,

how they want to fix the problem? they want to turn on the right side and piss themselves even more



the traitors are not forgotten and now they want your help.

you help the traitor you will be punished by him again.

"fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me"


Infinite QE's picture

Yo. You gotta link to that info?

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----_- (not verified) Infinite QE Dec 23, 2016 6:18 PM


i can post some more links but there is no point in posting links because of this rule:


real opposition are the one never mentioned on media - point is you should not even know about them.

most oppositions can be easily taken down/over with simple bribing.


when i have seen the first time AFD party my exact words were without even researching: CONTROLLED OPPOSITION