This week I attempt to give a name to an ever more visible phenomenon in the politics of the West. I begin with the strange exclusion of Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front Party, from last Sunday’s “March of Unity.”
Why was Ms Le Pen excluded from the march? Because everybody else in French political life wanted her excluded, that's why.The full Radio Derb playbill:
Here you see a phenomenon I'm going to call the Establishment Pincer. When there is a party in the arena standing against multiculturalism, open borders, cheap immigrant labor, and the “diversity” rackets, all the other parties, left and right, will sink their differences and join forces in a pincer movement to exclude them.
Sweden showed the way here, as Radio Derb reported two weeks ago. The left faction in the Swedish parliament joined with the right faction to keep the flow of Third World immigrants pouring in to Sweden, over the objections of the Sweden Democrat party.
You may expect to see the Establishment Pincer applied all over the West. France has a presidential election coming up in 2017. Both the Socialist Party of current President Hollande and UMP, the center-right party of Nicolas Sarkozy, are for multiculturalism and open borders. They will do everything they can, working together, to shut out the National Front.
The Socialists would rather hold the presidency than not hold it; the UMP would rather hold the presidency than not hold it; but either of them would rather see the other hold the presidency than see Ms Le Pen there.
It will be the same in Britain if Nigel Farage's UKIP party gains any real traction, which it hasn't yet. There are no deep differences of principle between the British Labor and Conservative parties. Both are transnationalist and open-borders. They will certainly unite against the terrifying threat of a party that puts British people before foreigners.
In the U.S.A. the Establishment Pincer is closed so tight around the body politic, there is no room for any patriotic party. So far as the National Question is concerned, Democrats and Republicans are of one mind, as events in Congress this week have shown.