Alexandre del Valle: “When There’s No Rule of Law, Can We Still Talk About Democracy?”

Alexandre del Valle is an Italo-French lecturer on geopolitics and a researcher for Università Europea di Roma, Institut Choiseul and Daedalos Institute of Cyprus. He specializes in radical Islam, terrorism, and relations between the West and the Rest. He has been an editorialist in Le Figaro, Le Figaro Magazine, France Soir, Israel Magazine, La Une, Il Liberal, etc., and has had articles published in geopolitical magazines and reviews such as Politique Internationale, Herodote, Outre Terre, Geostrategics, Stratégiques, Geopolitical Affairs, Nova Storica, Il Liberal, and many others. Apart from being a geopolitician, he is — together with Rachid Kaci — the founder of the liberal-conservative Right (“Droite Libre”), whose slogan is: “Secularity, defence of the West and Freedom, and struggle against political correctness”. His analysis has influenced French, Spanish and Italian politicians, especially the French party UMP (Republicans). He is the author of nine books.

Below is Part 3 of excerpts from a talk that was given earlier this month by Mr. Del Valle for the organization Damoclès ( Part 1, Part 2). Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

09:57   Nations react strongly to this migration crisis, but the leaders don’t. What’s their responsibility?
10:01   I think that today the leaders —
10:05   there are two categories of leaders or politicians: there are those
10:09   who join this project for the destruction of the identity and sovereignty of European countries
10:13   to a degree, this cannot be held against them; they are doing their
10:17   “job” let’s call it that, just like the Islamists, who want to spread the Sharia are doing their
10:21   work; the problem is those who don’t really agree, but who allow this to happen,
10:25   because of their passivity, by guilt, or because they are
10:29   incapable of defying this intellectual terrorism; they roll over for the intellectual terrorism.
10:33   The first group, you cannot do much with them; what you can do is to prevent
10:37   their funding. However today, I realized that most of those NGOs
10:41   that illegally charter boats, that refuse maritime inspections, that refuse
10:45   customs inspections, are accomplices of the smugglers; they communicate with
10:49   the criminal smugglers: they exchange information using very sophisticated radars,
10:53   they short circuit the legal work of the law enforcement,
10:57   they are totally breaking the law. Well, those organizations, which I enumerated before:
11:01   Save the Children, MSF [Doctors Without Borders] and also Carta di Roma, there are plenty of
11:06   organizations, but most are German, strangely, German, and there are also a couple of organizations
11:10   from Malta, like the MOAS [Migrant Offshore Aid Station] with former Maltese soldiers,
11:14   who used to persecute illegal immigrants at sea and today they are helping them
11:18   reach Italy. You see, there is also the cynicism of states; there are countries which are
11:22   happy to see Italy becoming a sort of a septic tank for all the illegals
11:26   of the Mediterranean, as long as they don’t go to their countries.
11:30   So a crazy intra-European egoism of top of it all, but the EU is one of the entities which
11:34   subsidizes those organizations; so the EU and our leaders are schizophrenic:
11:38   on one hand the agency Frontex, which is a border protection agency,
11:42   denounces this illegality, the subversive actions of those organizations.
11:46   Recently a code of conduct was proposed, which was prepared by the Italian state,
11:50   with the agreement with Frontex and, by the way, at the request of the CEO of Frontex,
11:54   Ed Gerry, and at the request of the prosecutors of Palermo and Catania;
11:58   and this code of conduct was rejected by most of organizations, the NGOs
12:02   That are chartering boats at sea to help the smugglers; but, while
12:06   They reject existing law, they reject a new code of conduct proposed by a sovereign state
12:10   — which is fully within its rights when trying to say who comes into its territorial waters
12:14   and its ports — still, those organizations are being further funded by
12:18   French government, by town halls, by general councils, by regional councils, by the EU!
12:22   So European Union is financing organizations which are fighting against Frontex!
12:26   It’s incredible! So, voilà, the passivity of our leaders is quite shocking!
12:30   And this is why I’m much more upset with the leaders who are objectively accomplices,
12:34   but who aren’t part of the project, than with those who are part of the project
12:38   for the destruction of sovereignty. And I also looked at texts of all the
12:42   organizations funded by George Soros, and the Open Society itself,
12:46   George Soros’ leading organization, writes openly that all the borders between people
12:50   have to be suppressed, that immigration has to be global. So the project is coherent
12:54   from this point of view. However, the leaders who are still slightly attached
12:58   to legality and sovereignty are folding and rolling over in the face of the intellectual terrorism
13:02   of those organizations, which are very gifted from the point of view of their rhetoric
13:06   — they often come from the Left and far Left — and the process of guilting
13:10   the defenders of the nation-state is working very, very well, except
13:15   for people like Marceau, whom you interviewed recently, few —
13:19   or before that: Pasqua, or Villiers — few men, who were politicians would dare today
13:23   to criticize this state of things, which today is questioning
13:27   the very idea of the Nation of Laws, the very legality of the Nation of Laws;
13:31   and when there’s no rule of law, can we still talk about democracy?

5 thoughts on “Alexandre del Valle: “When There’s No Rule of Law, Can We Still Talk About Democracy?”

  1. This is a significant contribution to the speculations on why Western leaders are throwing their citizens to the wolves, literally.

    The suggestion is that the leaders are simply intellectually bludgeoned into going along with the uncontrolled immigration ruining Europe. In other words, they are afraid to be embarrassed by the highly-verbal Western leftist professors, who can supposedly able to make them look stupid.

    This is plausible, but in my opinion untrue. If the politicians are able to avoid criticism from the right, they can avoid criticism from the left. I think it’s more than just the loudest pushers. The leaders themselves come from the same milieu as the leftists, and so are themselves strongly sympathetic to the cultural Marxist views.

  2. Agree. They believe in the project it’s just that they are afraid to commit openly to it because they know it is generally unpopular with the majority.

  3. “CEO of Frontex, Ed Gerry…”

    Ed Gerry? Mr mysterious – he’s nowhere to be found. The Frontex site doesn’t appear to know him, nor does google??

    • That’s transcribed phonetically from the audio, I think. So the spelling may be quite different.

    • A brief Google search reveals the director (referred to as “chief” in one link) to be one Fabice Leggeri, so the Baron is likely correct.

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