Revenge is Macron’s

Since his election as the president of France, Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron has made it abundantly clear that anyone in public life who crosses him will experience severe repercussions.

In the following video, Pierre Cassen of Riposte Laïque lists the various people who have been subjected to the vengeance of Emmanuel Macron. Marine Le Pen is the most notable, but she is only one of many.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Ava Lon has kindly supplied some background on the dramatis personae mentioned in Mr. Cassen’s monologue:

Gérard Collomb is a French politician of the Socialist Party. He served as Mayor of Lyon from March 2001 to July 2017 and was from May 2017 until October 2018 the Minister of the Interior in the Philippe Government. Unhappy with President Emmanuel Macron’s government, Collomb resigned in order to run again for mayor of Lyons. He is currently municipal councillor for the city of Lyon and councillor for the Metropolis of Lyon.

Rachida Dati is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament, representing Île-de-France. Prior to her election, she held the cabinet post of Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice. She was a spokesperson for Nicolas Sarkozy during the French presidential election of 2007. After his victory, Sarkozy appointed her to his Government on 18 May 2007. She was elected mayor of the 7th arrondissement of Paris on 29 March 2008.

Jean-Luc Antoine Pierre Mélenchon is a French politician serving as the member of the National Assembly for Bouches-du-Rhône’s 4th constituency since 2017.

After joining the Socialist Party in 1976, he was successively elected municipal councillor of Massy (1983), General Council of Essonne (1985) and Senator of the same department (1986, reelected in 1995 and then 2004). He also served as Minister for Vocational Education between 2000 and 2002, under Minister of National Education Jack Lang, in the cohabitation government of Lionel Jospin. He was part of the left wing of the Socialist Party until the Reims Congress of 2008, at the outcome of which he left that party to found the Left Party with Marc Dolez, a member of the National Assembly. He served as the president of the party, and then as its co-president (along with Martine Billard) until August 2014.

As leader of the Left Party, he joined the electoral coalition of the Left Front before the 2009 European elections, and was elected as a member of the European Parliament in the South-West constituency(reelected in 2014). He was the candidate of that coalition in the 2012 presidential election, in which he came in fourth, receiving 11.1% of the first-round votes. He founded the movement La France Insoumise (FI, “France Unbowed”) in February 2016. He stood as a candidate in the 2017 presidential election “outside the frame of political parties”, again coming in fourth, with 19.58% of the first-round votes. In June 2017 he became a member of the National Assembly for La France Insoumise after the following 2017 French legislative election, receiving 59.85% (in the second round) in the 4th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône, entirely located in the city of Marseille.

Gabriel Attal is a French politician who is a member of the political party La République En Marche!

Stéphane Séjourné is a French politician who was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2019. ( He was the director of the En Marche campaign.)

Gilbert Collard is a French writer, barrister and politician serving as the member of the National Assembly for Gard’s 2nd constituency since 2012. He also is the Secretary-General of the Rassemblement bleu Marine (RBM), a right-wing political association and think-tank supporting Marine Le Pen, officially distinct from the National Rally (RN), the political party she leads.

Thomas Joly is a French politician, secretary general of the Parti de la France

Hervé Cornara beheading

Night and Fog (1956 film) — Wikipedia

Night and Fog (French: Nuit et brouillard) is a 1956 French documentary short film. Directed by Alain Resnais, it was made ten years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. The title is taken from the notorious Nacht und Nebel (German for “Night and Fog”) program of abductions and disappearances decreed by the Nazis on 7 December 1941.

Video transcript:

00:00   Good day my friends. There’s no more joking around in Macron’s France.
00:04   The minute you annoy the Poppet [Macron] a little bit,
00:08   Boom! You have judges or cops on your a**.
00:12   And you are made to calm down right away. In the same way Marine [Le Pen]
00:16   officially admitted she will be summoned before an investigating judge,
00:21   and she will perhaps have to undergo
00:25   a psychiatric evaluation or even find herself
00:29   committed for re-education. Oh yes, oh yes! That’s the way it is.
00:33   And then I don’t know if you have seen, but Gégé [shot form of Gérard],
00:37   the mayor of Lyon, Gérard Collomb, whom [unintelligible] from Riposte Laïque
00:41   called Valetudinarian [sickly, weakling]. Well it was similar, he too did annoy him,
00:45   he annoyed Poppet, well, yes, he was told he’s been acting crazy
00:49   for a while already. First he left the Interior [Ministry — he was the Minister]
00:54   without telling Macron ahead of time, then he said BS
00:58   on Benalla, then he was saying that there was going to be civil war
01:02   in France within the next five years — this is not the “official version” at all! —
01:06   and then in Lyon, similarly, he issued a bunch of nonsense:
01:10   Well, there was this “peaceful non-peaceful Muslim” who set off
01:14   a bomb, there were wounded, well, no matter, but since it was
01:18   before the elections, well, the government didn’t want to fan the fear of the French people,
01:24   which would benefit the National Front [now National Rally], so they blurred the pictures.
01:27   But the Valetudinarian wasn’t happy, because he said that
01:31   he had good material in Lyon and that those pictures taken were sharp, those cameras
01:35   were clear and sharp. So he raised hell, he accused the cops
01:39   of trying to blur the pictures. That thing was the last straw.
01:43   Three days later he was subjected to a search
01:47   of his house, and he also got a search of the Lyon town hall.
01:52   An old story, he was a lady-killer, our Gégé, he was.
01:56   So, before he was mayor of Lyon, he had, for
02:00   three years, a torrid affair with a young woman, a member of the Socialist Party,
02:04   or who was working for the PS [Socialist Party], incidentally with an immigration background.
02:08   Well, he even had a baby with her, but he’s a gentleman, Gégé, he is.
02:12   So, after three years it was over, but he didn’t abandon his Sweetie Pie,
02:17   he found her a job, for the last twenty years. OK, there are some who say
02:21   that’s it’s a fictitious job, that she’s not often seen in the office
02:25   and all that, but it was nothing mean, compared to Rashida Dati [former Justice Minister] and her
02:29   900,000 euros [given by Renault-Nissan] it’s just a little joke, that chick! But ten months
02:33   before the municipal elections in Lyon, Gégé was on the receiving end
02:37   of heavy artillery. Well, it was a little bit like what happened in
02:42   another time to Fillon [former conservative presidential candidate]. Fillon, he didn’t know,
02:46   he didn’t understand that he wasn’t the one who was supposed to be the President of the Republic.
02:50   It had to be the Poppet. So they threw the book at him: the judges,
02:54   the cops, the journalists; and then he lost.
02:58   But, he was a good sport, Fillon was. The evening of the first round,
03:02   at 8:05pm, he called for people to vote for Poppet to block the road to … [Marine]
03:06   No, no, he was decent till the end. No question about it. And then there was
03:11   Méluche! [Jean-Luc Mélenchon]. Still Méluche saw the Poppet a couple of days
03:15   before, in Marseille, it went well, they almost hugged one another
03:19   and kissed on the mouth; Mélenchon was saying that when he said that Macron
03:23   was the biggest xenophobe of all French presidents, and so on,
03:27   well, it was [the fault of] the Marseilles sun; he incidentally did kowtow a little, Mélenchon did,
03:32   in front of Macron. He was much less mouthy, compared to when he [Macron] wasn’t there, OK?
03:36   But for the time being Mélenchon didn’t see anything coming; and concerning him, I’ll explain
03:39   to you where it all came from: The guy who was pretending to be his attorney, Juan Branco,
03:44   made comments on the private life of Poppet’s family
03:48   and especially on Stéphane Séjourné who is said to have been
03:52   one of his three closest advisers, and that he was living a perfect
03:57   love —incidentally a civil union— with a man called Gabriel Attal,
04:01   today the State Secretary in the Education [Ministry]. Well, [about] Gabriel,
04:05   Juan Branco said that it was a promotion by the sofa.
04:09   Oh… you shouldn’t be playing with that! Poppet told himself:
04:13   if they start to make comments on that, and Mélenchon says nothing, which means
04:17   that he is an accomplice, which means that they will continue touching that territory,
04:21   it will perhaps hamper me. Bang! One hundred cops mobilized
04:26   in fifteen different places! Mélenchon almost in “bracelets” [handcuffs],
04:30   the search which became famous in the meantime. “I’m untouchable!”
04:34   “The Republic is me!” one [female] journalist who spoke with an accent
04:38   “French speaking you?” all while he was in Marseilles, [they have a southern accent there] well:
04:42   “Mélenchon, a political suicide life.” Yet Mélenchon, when it was
04:47   Jean-Marie le Pen [Marine’s father], when it was Marine, when it was Fillon, when it was Sarkozy,
04:51   he said the laws of the Republic were being applied, but when it was him,
04:55   he said that is was a true coup d’état by the police
04:59   and the judiciary. Well, he wasn’t a good sport, was Jean-Luc [Mélenchon];
05:03   and he has been unable to recover ever since. So I told you that
05:07   I would talk to you about Marine. So Marine and the judge, well…
05:12   it’s a whole other story, which started during the presidential campaign.
05:16   Bourdin [a TV journalist] on an assigned mission. I’m telling you everything, OK?
05:20   Bourdin on the field mission [agency-sanctioned mission sarcasm] makes a parallel with
05:24   plenty of distinctions and the subtle similarities between ISIS and
05:28   the National Front. He says that it’s the same ideology. I think that he got little raise,
05:33   and he earned it [by comparing Front National to ISIS] . So therefore Marine is not happy, and
05:37   Marine, what did she do? She tweeted two or three pictures where
05:41   you can see ISIS in action, and in particular you can see them getting ready
05:45   to decapitate a hostage, you see them while burning other hostages alive,
05:49   and all that. In short, she makes one see the reality of the barbarism
05:53   of the Islamic State, and for Marine, like for many French people, no doubt,
05:58   it’s exactly the same as showing the Nazi camps,
06:02   to show a little bit of all the corpses, all the horrors and so on.
06:06   It’s to show the reality of what barbarism can be when it’s pushed
06:10   to this level. But watch out! While [showing] Night and Fog [a documentary about Nazi camps]
06:14   is not the problem, at the same time showing the barbarism of
06:18   the Islamic State will be called the “apology for terrorism”;
06:22   and Marine was targeted by heavy artillery as well.
06:27   Her parliamentary immunity was removed in the blink of an eye,
06:31   As with [Gilbert] Collard, [member of her party] incidentally, who did the same thing.
06:35   Marine was summoned to the court and it was announced to her
06:39   that she might be subjected to a psychiatric evaluation.
06:43   A little parenthesis: exactly the same thing happened to
06:48   the General Secretary of the Parti de la France [Party of France] Thomas Joly,
06:52   who put on his site
06:56   Hervé Cornara on the fence of a factory in La Drôme [department]
07:00   whose employee Yassin Salhi had decapitated him and attached his head
07:04   to the fence and put flags of the Islamic State there as well.
07:08   Well, it went in a similar way: Thomas Joly had to be subjected to a psychiatric evaluation,
07:13   and then he found himself in court. And Marine? They announced that
07:17   she would undergo that, and Marine, what did she do? Marine talked about it,
07:21   and she said that, voilà, they wanted to subject her, make her
07:25   undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Mistake! — apparently— and yet, she’s an attorney,
07:29   she should have known. She found herself summoned by a judge,
07:33   Chloé Delalle in Versailles, because it seems that she had no right to
07:38   talk about that BEFORE being summoned by Madame Judge, who is getting ready
07:42   to indict her. So Marine is being summoned by Madame Judge Dellal
07:46   in July, precisely because of that… Let me tell you she won’t be laughing, Marine,
07:50   she won’t, because I had an unpleasant experience with Madame Judge Chloé Delalle myself.
07:54   It’s not a funny one at all. First of all she made me
07:59   wait 45 minutes in the corridor, with my attorney,
08:03   so: 30 minutes late. Not a word of apology; the chairs were
08:07   two meters [seven feet] away from her desk. I wanted to get closer; she yelled
08:11   at me, telling me that I had to stay at a distance, she never looked me in the eye,
08:15   very unpleasant; so unpleasant that at some point
08:19   she and my attorney [both female] almost gouged out one another’s eyes, really,
08:24   an icon of anti-manners and of aggressiveness!
08:28   Still! Therefore I have no idea how it will develop with Marine,
08:32   but still, she’s risking being — as I said — indicted,
08:36   and what do I know— perhaps to undergo
08:40   a psychiatric evaluation to find out if she is totally normal. So you’re going to say that
08:44   I’m perhaps taking risks in doing that, and that it will perhaps happen
08:48   to me as well. But me, I haven’t been subjected to the psychiatric hospital stunt, but
08:52   still, they showed me — a prefect did — an entire list of things,
08:57   where it transpires that I’m very violent, very aggressive,
09:01   very mean, very hateful, that I’m all the time attacking people who hold
09:05   public authority, so therefore what I have to do is “surrender my weapons”;
09:09   this is what I was told. And me too, in the trial department,
09:13   I’ll soon be lumbered, no doubt, for my “lifetime achievements”,
09:18   with two trials in seventy-two hours. But I will tell you about it in the next episode. For now:
09:26   good luck to Marine Le Pen, because really, I promise her that she isn’t going to have a ball.
09:30   Good day, my friends!

4 thoughts on “Revenge is Macron’s

  1. I managed to find a link to “Night and Fog” with English subtitles. This is not for the squeamish; having watched the colour film “From D-Day to Berlin” a couple of days ago, which included the liberation of Dachau, I’m all cried out. Here’s the link:

  2. Every time these heavy-handed tactics are tried, the enmity increases.

    Can Macon repress the French enough? French volonté générale is a terrible thing to crush.

  3. Kind of reminds one of the treatment of Paul Manafort, being held in solitary confinement in a maximum security prison for a white collar crime; or Roger Stone being arrested by a few SWAT teams in the predawn; or a 99% conviction rate for federal prosecutions. They can overwhelm you with petty charges to eat up your attorney fees, and give the jury plenty of opportunity to compromise and split the difference, figuring where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

    I doubt that you can have a free society with a 99% conviction rate. If they want you, they can get you.

    And then there’s the non-government censorship and suppression. Note that the events at Charlottesville have already become a meme of the left and respectable journalism,a fable that is a foundation of our world view, like saying “Lincoln freed the slaves”, an article of religious faith not to be questioned.

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