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July 09, 2024

After Victory of the Communist/Islamist Coalition, Wealthy French Start Eyeing the Exits

They're looking to escape to Switzerland or Italy, which of course would be in my top two as well.

From the Daily Mail:

The surprise victory of the New Popular Front (NFP) in France's elections has set alarm bells ringing for the nation's wealthy as the hard-left alliance plans to roll out an eye-watering 90% income tax on high earners.

Even before the election took place, financial advisers reported a huge influx of enquiries off the back of Emmanuel Macron's decision to call a snap election, with well-off French citizens considering a move to more fiscally favourable territories such as Italy, the historic tax haven of Switzerland, and Spain.

But the victory of the NFP over Macron's centrists and the hard-right National Rally (RN) this Sunday has forced France's elite to seriously consider how their fortunes would fare given the very real prospect of a dramatic tax-and-spend economic policy.

Unherd conducted an interview with a French political analyst. He noted that Macron had come into the presidency promising to cut spending, but in fact spent even more than his predecessor, putting France in a financially precarious state. The Communist/Islamist alliance will, of course, want even more deficit spending, which Macron will be happy to provide -- he views the elections as affirming his decision to spend France into insolvency.

The expert also notes that the markets may have breathed a sigh of relief that the hated "nationalists" and "populists" did not win the Assembly -- but their relief will be short-lived, as France will be facing a financial nightmare for the next year or two.

And more good news for France: antifa, the international terrorist organization which corrupt FBI Director Christopher Wray insists is not an organization at all, but just a "political philosophy" whose chapters across the US and Europe aren't coordinated at all, won seats in the election, too.

For many years, I have testified and written about Antifa and its growing anti-free speech philosophy. Some Democratic leaders have embraced this violent movement, which continues to gain strength on campuses and its cities across the nation. It is also a global movement. That is reflected in the alarming election of Antifa candidates to the French National Assembly as well as the European Parliament. That is quite an accomplishment for a movement that President Joe Biden dismissed as "just an idea."

...

Despite the denial of its existence by figures like Rep. Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.), I have long written and spoken about the threat of Antifa to free speech on our campuses and in our communities. This includes testimony before Congress on Antifa's central role in the anti-free speech movement nationally.

As I have previously written, it has long been the "Keyser Söze" of the anti-free speech movement, a loosely aligned group that employs measures to avoid easy detection or association. Yet, FBI Director Chris Wray has repeatedly pushed back on the denials of Antifa's work or violence. In one hearing, Wray stated "And we have quite a number" -- and "Antifa is a real thing. It's not a fiction."

We have continued to follow the attacks and arrests of Antifa followers across the country, including attacks on journalists.

Some Democrats have played a dangerous game in supporting or excusing the work of Antifa. Former Democratic National Committee deputy chair Keith Ellison, now the Minnesota attorney general, once said Antifa would "strike fear in the heart" of Trump. This was after Antifa had been involved in numerous acts of violence and its website was banned in Germany.

Ellison's son, Minneapolis City Council member Jeremiah Ellison, declared his allegiance to Antifa in the heat of the protests this summer. During a prior hearing, Democratic senators refused to clearly denounce Antifa and falsely suggested that the far right was the primary cause of recent violence. Likewise, Joe Biden has dismissed objections to Antifa as just "an idea."

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The movement continues to take hold among parties on the left. An Antifa leader who is on France's national security watchlist was elected to the National Assembly as a member of the New Popular Front leftist bloc. Raphael Arnault will represent Vaucluse in Provence in the French parliament after winning with 54.98 per cent of the vote, according to Le Figaro.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his moderate party worked with the New Popular Front in a power deal to defeat conservatives. Antifa was part of that front.

In Italy, Ilaria Salis, a school teacher by trade from Milan, Italy, has been elected to the European Parliament despite being arrested in 2023 in Budapest for allegedly taking part in the organized attack by Antifa on attendees of an event commemorating the anniversary of the siege of the Buda castle by the Soviet forces in 1945. Salis' far-left green alliance Alleanza Verdi e Sinistra (AVS) succeeded in securing the seat with the backing of far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon's La France Insoumise (LFI) party -- a member of the New Popular Front alliance.

I've deleted parts about antifa's history as a terrorist organization and its stance as an explicitly anti-free-speech group: they intend to violently suppress speech they disapprove of, and are brazen enough to straight up say so. They denigrate free speech as a "bourgeois" idea used to stop the Real Revolution from coming bloodily into existence. But it's a good article by Jonathan Turley. Read the whole thing if you're interested in the topic.


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