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I think Le Pen would of been to polarizing ultimately.
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Dark_Alma wrote:
Next is the German election. Lets hope the AfD doesn't gain any ground! Also, fun fact, a leader of German Intelligence made an Anti-Hacking group and said Russia has already hacked them. Want to take bets on if Merkel gets hacked?


I'm sure there's already been attempts. Russia has been at this shit in Europe long before the US got a taste of it.

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I was kind of hoping Le Pen would win, but meh. Not like I had a say in another country's elections to begin with. As such, I'm not personally affected by the Élections de France.

But then again, I heard Macron said something along the lines of "There is no such thing as French culture." Even now, my mind is reeling over that. I could've sworn France had a culture. I mean, they have their own cuisines and national monuments and stuff. Are they trying to become post-modern like Canada now or something? Ick.
Posted 5/8/17

Dark_Alma wrote:

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.


Yeah, it's one of those things that people in the USA doesn't seem to get (naturally). The overall "liberal versus conservative" in the United States is pretty much "conservative versus more conservative" when compared to some countries around the world (and "liberal versus more liberal" in some other countries). It took a lot for me to readjust, so to speak, once I moved back to the United States.


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But then again, I heard Macron said something along the lines of "There is no such thing as French culture." Even now, my mind is reeling over that. I could've sworn France had a culture. I mean, they have their own cuisines and national monuments and stuff. Are they trying to become post-modern like Canada now or something? Ick.


Essentially, Macron believes that tackling globalism head-on and embracing it may be more vital to the long-term goal of humanity. Much like the entire world at this point - France is filled with people from several nationalities. To say "There is no such thing as French culture. There is culture in France, and it is diverse" simply means that he accepts that the culture of France (and most of the world now) is multi-national. Everything from French cuisines to sports to stores/restaurants in different towns is influenced by foreigners. At the end of the day, the entire world is practically like that at this point - we're all influenced in some way or another by another country.
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very good news. nationalist movement is over.
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Gross1985 wrote:

I was kind of hoping Le Pen would win, but meh. Not like I had a say in another country's elections to begin with. As such, I'm not personally affected by the Élections de France.

But then again, I heard Macron said something along the lines of "There is no such thing as French culture." Even now, my mind is reeling over that. I could've sworn France had a culture. I mean, they have their own cuisines and national monuments and stuff. Are they trying to become post-modern like Canada now or something? Ick.


First off fuck off with the slander of my country, secondly leave it out of your mess of analogies.
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Let's hope France returns to its original roots of being a big name in the world.
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the salt from the right is sooooo funny
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uncletim wrote:

the salt from the right is sooooo funny


It's sad to see someone destroy themselves. Whelp I'm just glad the USA was smart enough not to make the same mistake:


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Rujikin wrote:


uncletim wrote:

the salt from the right is sooooo funny


It's sad to see someone destroy themselves. Whelp I'm just glad the USA was smart enough not to make the same mistake:




HAHAHAHAHAHA

oh wait you are being serous

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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So I take it the French wouldn't of been screwed with Le Pen? She was the answer to radicalism in the Middle East? Did she have plans to build a wall?
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oh ok
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Essentially, Macron believes that tackling globalism head-on and embracing it may be more vital to the long-term goal of humanity. Much like the entire world at this point - France is filled with people from several nationalities. To say "There is no such thing as French culture. There is culture in France, and it is diverse" simply means that he accepts that the culture of France (and most of the world now) is multi-national. Everything from French cuisines to sports to stores/restaurants in different towns is influenced by foreigners. At the end of the day, the entire world is practically like that at this point - we're all influenced in some way or another by another country.


Are China like that? Korea? Japan? Indonesia? etc influneced yes, but flooded with other nationalities that aree slowly replacing you? no.
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MrAnimeSK wrote:
Are China like that? Korea? Japan? Indonesia? etc influneced yes, but flooded with other nationalities that aree slowly replacing you? no.


China? Yes. China has more illegal immigrants coming from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar than the US has immigrants coming in legally or illegally.
Korea? Yes. From the perspective of South Korea, all immigrants are "taking over their culture" (especially since 53.3% of their immigrants are Chinese).
Japan? Yes. Japan has had a rush of Western immigrants since WWII and it's pissed off the older generation to no end. They feel that their grandchildren have been "whitewashed" and manipulated by the Americans/Australians/Europeans.
Indonesia? Yep, them too. Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population. From your perspective, they'd be "taking over and replacing them".

I think it's mostly a Western phenomenon whereas they're so insecure about their own identity that they're becoming too concerned about the influence of other cultures into their countries. It's funny because most of the Western civilization was formed from immigrants from different nationalities and/or religious beliefs. Nobody is "replacing" anyone - the world is plenty big enough for everyone at its current population size (though, that may become an issue in coming years too; though, let's cross that bridge when we get there). Everywhere is being influenced and "taken over" by other nationalities and religions that aren't native. That's just the world we live since WWII. Countries became friendly with one another and allowed immigration from/to pretty much anywhere with little effort (especially for those who were active soldiers in the war).
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