France will elect a new President soon. They get to choose between a hard left-wing doofus, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, and a weird left-wing doofus — labeled (of course) an extreme rightist — named Marion Anne Perrine (Marine) Le Pen.
Mind you, this is not the only choice the French have, but it appears these two are the leading candidates.
Le Pen is superior only because she has a slightly better understanding of immigration in France. However, both Mélenchon and Le Pen are idiots.
Mélenchon’s ideas for France would doom her, while Le Pen’s ideas for France would doom her. A tad more slowly.
France is headed toward a very bad cliff, and Mélenchon would lock the steering wheel in place, and step on the gas. Le Pen would lock the steering wheel in the place and not step on the gas quite as hard. That’s the difference between the two.
One of the cradles, France, of mankind’s greatest invention ever — Western Civilization — is, essentially… doomed.
Okay, okay… it’s not a foregone conclusion. However, this particular election outcome in France guarantees that things will get far worse in that once great country, before they get better. The only question is whether this further deterioration will lead to some devastating inflection point.
For the sake of this once wonderful country, with its beautiful language and people, one hopes not.