Madame Rage: Marine Le Pen’s Populism for the Masses
France is obsessed with her. With the next presidential elections less than a year away, some polls place her in second place, ahead of unpopular President Nicolas Sarkozy…
"Elections are sexual affairs," the author Christine Angot wrote recently in the daily newspaper Libération. "Marine Le Pen appeals to 20 percent of us and fascinates 80 percent. A mannish woman, phallic, we like that. A woman who dominates her father and gets better results."
She disparages their politicians as nothing but graduates of elite schools who “have colonized politics for the last 30 years.” The National Front, she says, aims to produce a “new elite from the ranks of the people.” …
She talks about politics the way ordinary people talk about politics. “This is shocking,” she says. “Outrageous!” Le Pen is selling rage, and people are buying it. The National Front has long been the strongest party among blue-collar workers, and now it hopes to capture the middle class. >continue<
“All you need to do is follow the worms”. Much like the vision inspired by Pink Floyd’s Fletcher Memorial Home, as a 2nd tier for wannabe world leaders, one wishes we could relegate Ms. Le Pen, Sahra Palin & Michelle Bachmann to a never ending bout of wresting in the Malignant Moron Mud Pit. France may have a contender here!