France is ushering in a whole new chapter in demonization. Across the west, the establishment came for our jobs decades ago, our our rights to free speech and assembly. Our networks online, our websites, our revenue streams, our education, our banks. Now they are coming for our dignity and credibility, as a French court has ordered former Front National leader Marine Le Pen, who came historically close to winning the presidency last year, to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
They will have us all declared insane if they have to.
According to Politico:
In January, Le Pen was charged with circulating “violent messages that incite terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity,” and that can be viewed by a minor. (…) Le Pen posted the photos in 2015 in response to a TV journalist’s comparison between ISIS and the French far right. “Daesh is this!” the far-right leader captioned one photo, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.
Disseminating news and reality is now grounds for psychiatric evaluation in the minds of the establishment.
Je croyais avoir eu droit à tout : eh bien non ! Pour avoir dénoncé les horreurs de #Daech par tweets, la « justice » me soumet à une expertise psychiatrique ! Jusqu’où vont-ils aller ?! ? MLP
— Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) September 20, 2018
Translation (taken from the referenced Politico article):
I thought I had seen it all: but no! For having denounced the horrors of #Daesh in tweets, the ‘justice’ department is submitting me to a psychiatric evaluation! How far will they go?!
Also last week, Paypal has decided to ban Alex Jones and Infowars from their service, which will heavily impact their revenue stream. From Breitbart:
PayPal said Friday that it cut ties with Infowars after a review found instances of it promoting “hate and discriminatory intolerance against certain communities and religions.”
From here, it is a small step to traditional banks to refuse service to people over ‘wrongthink’. Note the conveniently vague wording in Paypal’s reasoning, designed for broader use in the future as it could be applied to anyone for almost any reason.
Anyone who still thinks this is going to just stop at some point are tragically mistaken. You may continue to hold out hope that common sense will prevail in the end, but there is an endless string of similar (but escalating) incidents like these that have failed to wake up most in the middle and on the left. People have become so desensitized to government abuses of power that they chuckle at the notion of a leading politician being sent to a psychiatrist for having a dissenting opinion. Really, these are the sort of things you’d expect to come out of faraway dictatorships, not the so-called free world. This is a scary development that sets a dangerous precedent – not something to wave away as a quirk of the times. Without exaggeration, this could be the last stop before political prisoners (oh wait, the UK already had those too this year).
The left is undermining both the justice system and the political system; they are rapidly spiraling out of control. The right has a long way to march to undo all the damage that is being done. We will either succeed or cease to be. Kowtowing to the left, as the Republicans are doing for Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is not going to yield the results we are looking for. The establishment will not like us any more for playing along with their games – it just makes it easier for them to crush their opposition. The high road is not always the solution, and following the establishment’s playbook is not always ‘the high road’.
Gulags are coming. I don’t know why people can’t see this. We are at the point where criticizing the far left gets you banned from banking. They want us homeless. You think it stops there? They will not stop until everyone who voted for Trump is in a camp. https://t.co/7Mz9C8u3U8
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) September 22, 2018