The bureaucrats of France, Emmanuel Macron’s France, have ordered that “far-right” politician Marine Le Pen undergo a psychiatric examination for her posting of graphically violent images on social media that supposedly included Islamic State extremists killing innocent people. The government accuses Le Pen of “inciting terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity.”
Totalitarian regimes do that kind of thing to dissidents or to those who attempt to express a particular reality that goes against the government’s narrative as repeated and reinforced by the media, and by intellectuals and pro-regime academics.
The rulers send a “disloyal” or “unpatriotic” citizen to a mental institution or to be evaluated by a government-approved or government-employed psychiatrist, usually to then either be involuntarily committed to the institution or drugged up with mind-altering drugs.
Now, while I believe that Marine Le Pen definitely has a right to express herself and post images, I don’t agree with her on emphasizing the Muslim extremism stuff.
What we do need to emphasize is that Western governments have been invading, occupying, bombing and tyrannizing Muslim countries for decades now and no wonder there is blowback. No wonder they retaliate in their own radicalized, primitive ways. (Actually, the U.S. and other governments’ violence against those countries has been that of primitives as well.)
But if France has been experiencing terrorism in recent years, they need to look in the mirror for the real causes. France’s regime has been one of the worst participants as far as warmongering on the Middle-East is concerned. So in addition to France’s warmongering criminality against foreigners, now France also wants to crack down on its own people, and punish their difference of views and speech with Soviet-like psychiatric impositions. Shame on France.