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runec wrote:

they aren't scary brown immigrants.



I wouldn't worry about it mate. The way some major world leaders are going it'll be a crime to disagree with the powers that be regardless of one's skin colour.
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Yeah, I think it's just a western traditionalist movement rather than a nationalist one. They mostly seem to care about mass immigration from non-western countries having the potential to affect western culture to a great degree. No one seems to care if I visit the UK, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Australia to decide the fate of the world economy, as long as I'm not going to Russia, China, or Saudi Arabia.
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Kavalion wrote:

Yeah, I think it's just a western traditionalist movement rather than a nationalist one. They mostly seem to care about mass immigration from non-western countries having the potential to affect western culture to a great degree. No one seems to care if I visit the UK, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Australia to decide the fate of the world economy, as long as I'm not going to Russia, China, or Saudi Arabia.


Who cares Western culture has been a a very very very sad joke for 5 centuries at least. It could use some effecting.
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Ranwolf wrote:
I wouldn't worry about it mate. The way some major world leaders are going it'll be a crime to disagree with the powers that be regardless of one's skin colour.


Yeah, considering this confusing report: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39835609

"A Defence Ministry spokesman told Reuters the items found in Donaueschingen did not include Nazi objects punishable under German law, such as swastikas.

However, Ms Von der Leyen said last Wednesday that she would not tolerate the veneration of the Wehrmacht in today's army."

So, the historical items they have aren't illegal, but...
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Ranwolf wrote:


Kavalion wrote:

Yeah, I think it's just a western traditionalist movement rather than a nationalist one. They mostly seem to care about mass immigration from non-western countries having the potential to affect western culture to a great degree. No one seems to care if I visit the UK, Netherlands, New Zealand, and Australia to decide the fate of the world economy, as long as I'm not going to Russia, China, or Saudi Arabia.


Who cares Western culture has been a a very very very sad joke for 5 centuries at least. It could use some effecting.


Western culture got us the internet. It's obviously the best culture.
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Ranwolf wrote:
Who cares Western culture has been a a very very very sad joke for 5 centuries at least. It could use some effecting.


Hehe, of course you'd choose that number.
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Kavalion wrote:



Yeah, considering this confusing report: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39835609

"A Defence Ministry spokesman told Reuters the items found in Donaueschingen did not include Nazi objects punishable under German law, such as swastikas.

However, Ms Von der Leyen said last Wednesday that she would not tolerate the veneration of the Wehrmacht in today's army."

So, the historical items they have aren't illegal, but...


Wait the bitch has a problem with collections of WWII era German weapons. Geez I am glad I am not a soldier in Germany otherwise my Kar98k, Luger, and my Gewehr 43 would probably land me in hot water.
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Western culture got us the internet. It's obviously the best culture.


Yeah but VR hentai still sucks so no points there I am afraid.
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Kek was angry with the French for eating frogs and chose not to save them.
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France is to the left of California. A Le Pen win would have been a miracle. In addition, whatever economic reforms he claims to favor, like deregulation, are a non starter with the left - they will never allow it.
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France is to the left of California. A Le Pen win would have been a miracle. In addition, whatever economic reforms he claims to favor, like deregulation, are a non starter with the left - they will never allow it.


California is pretty left for US standards, but the US as a whole leans pretty far to the right. So in the big picture France being more left than California isn't really that far left.
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SoCal ( which has a population about the size of Hillary's vote total ) is massively left. Like, so left the political alignment chart is too small to show how left they are. They show just how left they are when they tout communism and use violence to silence people.
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Will be interesting to see how it pans out. From what i understand neither of the two are from a major party?
And Le Pen was apparently popular amoungt the younger voters where as Macron was more popular amoungst the older ones? The older ones who still remember the actual Nazi's. And Le Pens father was very far right, yes?
Still, Le Pen has more than doubled her previous number of votes(or her parties) so she still did well and gained some ground.

Guess we'll see if Frances economy improves and how things go immigration and terrorisim wise.

Posted 5/8/17

bobland wrote:

California is pretty left for US standards, but the US as a whole leans pretty far to the right. So in the big picture France being more left than California isn't really that far left.


I think this is something that appears foreign to Americans as a whole. I've lived throughout parts of Europe and the United Kingdom for a number of years. The vast majority of those I've encountered would make the "liberals" in America appear "conservative". The conservative logic in European countries is closer aligned with Democrats in America.

I'm glad that Macron won, though. It's a strong win for France and I hope that he pulls off the job as well as France requires (and more).
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im lost

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Let us be fair, he is a moderate, and a former member of the socialist party. In any case, Trump use to shove money towards The Clinton Foundation, so what exactly is the big deal? People can change their views, but the concept is so foreign that we accuse others of being political moles to usurp power despite intending to break promises.

Jesus Christ.

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Posted 5/8/17 , edited 5/8/17

ninjitsuko wrote:


bobland wrote:

California is pretty left for US standards, but the US as a whole leans pretty far to the right. So in the big picture France being more left than California isn't really that far left.


I think this is something that appears foreign to Americans as a whole. I've lived throughout parts of Europe and the United Kingdom for a number of years. The vast majority of those I've encountered would make the "liberals" in America appear "conservative". The conservative logic in European countries is closer aligned with Democrats in America.

I'm glad that Macron won, though. It's a strong win for France and I hope that he pulls off the job as well as France requires (and more).


Yea, it is like me. I am liberal in USA terms, but I really like Merkel, and she is central. Some of the liberal EU stuff I like, but some is way too... wow for me.
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