Thanks to InstinctdeSurvie, I've learned the astonishing news of a possible alliance between Jean-Marie Le Pen and Dieudonné. Nothing has been confirmed, possibly it never will be. Such an alliance may remain "unofficial", but it is only the latest shocker in the on-going revelations about the party of Le Pen. It is the same old story - both Dieudonné and Le Pen are such inveterate anti-Americans and anti-Semites that they cannot help but "hook up". The return of a long defunct magazine started the rumors flying:
The monthly magazine Le Choc du Mois (Shock of the Month), resuscitated for the occasion, has published a five-page interview with the famous comedian, who has not generated much laughter recently.
And so it was that Dieudonné announced,"Le Pen is the true right, I am the true left".
What is the meaning of the adjective "true", that leads us to infer that the FN has some affinity with Dieudonné's line of thought?
Everything points to an anti-Semitic collaboration, since the journal that interviewed him had disappeared in 1993 following an interview with another left-wing anti-Semite, Robert Faurisson, who took the occasion to deny totally the existence of the holocaust. Is it a coincidence? A sign of the times?
In any case the two sides both use the same method of infiltrating and disorienting(1) the structures of on-line presidential opinion polls.
(1) The word used is "noyautage" which refers to the propaganda cells that are planted within an entity, such as a labor union or a media organization.
Le Monde also printed a story about the revival of Le Choc du Mois
...Dieudonné, 2007 presidential candidate, is on the warpath against SOS Racism, which he says "manipulates anti-racism for political purposes" and against CRIF (an alliance of Jewish organizations) that has accused him of anti-Semitism.
Recalling his appearance in December 2003, on the Marc-Olivier Fogiel TV Show, when he made what Jews considered provocative remarks, Dieudonné says with irony: "I was really at my peak; with one fell swoop I dethroned Jean-Marie Le Pen as the Great Evil One". Dieudonné was convicted on March 10 for "inciting racial hatred" after declaring on the Sunday News, in 2004, that those who criticized him were "those slave traders who had converted to banking, to show business and to terrorist activities and who today support the policies of Ariel Sharon."
Today Dieudonné parades the notion of a common destiny with the leader of the Front National: "He is the true right, I am the true left, the New Empire does not like either one of us." He admits to being "culturally left", and feels an affinity for Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela.
Sixty-thousand copies of the new version of Choc have been printed and the magazine is following in the footsteps of its predecessor...The first issue (in 1987) was devoted to "those who would destroy Le Pen". In April 1989, the issue was devoted to the centenary of the birth of Adolph Hitler.
In April 1992, Alessandra Mussolini, grand-daughter of Il Duce, posed bikini-clad in a two-page spread. An interview with holocaust denier Robert Faurisson, in 1990, resulted in the magazine being charged with anti-Semitism, in accordance with the new Gayssot Law.
Update - March 2007: The article in Le Monde is now archived.