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Just What France Does NOT Need - Another Revolutionary Politician

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 30, 2021 at 19:45

Of all the post-revolutionary societies of Europe, France is the unlikely top-of-the-class 'democracy' that least understands what rule of the people is supposed to bring to the table of community thinking, since its fall of the multiple republics which attempted to form after destroying the monarchy demonstrated that France functioned better in a monarchy than in any other form of government. This was further evidenced during World War Two when the Vichy bureaucracy formed during the German occupation, and even it could not gain sympathy with the nominal French citizen, underground patriots demonstrating further reluctance of being ruled by anything that did not promote the strength of an idealized France and French supremacy.
Charles de Gaulle understood that; it is why his name, and not the name of these modern contenders for French political office come to mind for this observer for the true strength of France.
It is suspected, maybe only in isolated speculation, that France is in a state of lost ambitions of destiny, that after it is all said and done, the loss of the monarchy did more that change politics, a loss of an identity as a powerful presence in European influences cost France more than many many realize.
To the point of this post by Dr. Pipes, does a candidacy by Eric Zemmour bring any chance of returning France to some state of former glory in which ancient traditions might be reclaimed? That's not really likely; not at least in the terms of whether Mssr Zemmour could really activate any such patriotic fervor in a way that could revitalize a determination in a general rebuilding of the necessary confidence for France to reclaim its once formidable posture in Europe, now regrettably buried with the monarchy and never able to regain that prominence. The attitude of Mssr Zemmour and his other contenders are buried in that malaise of politics as well.
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