How to Lead the French
This conversation between Claude Reichman and Philippe de Villiers goes back three months to February, when the two men spoke on Radio Courtoisie. It hasn't lost its liveliness or timeliness: it has only gained in relevance. The comments of PDV are in italics for clarity. The photo is from Villiers' website. The sheep's political plans were not clear.
CR - You're in the midst of a campaign. You've been using very strong language. Do the French you meet approve of this?
PDV - I've been very surprised. As the political class allows rampant Islamization to take hold in French society, I hear no voice, not one, trying to stop this phenomenon. Because politicians are afraid. On the other hand, wherever I travel, each day in a different region, I'm greeted with enthusiasm, mixed of course with fear of Islamization, considering what's going on now with the Mohammed cartoons, but enthusiasm in any case, for the few courageous positions that men in politics can take. Every day Frenchmen thank me for telling the truth.
CR - Is the political class - to which you belong despite what they say...even if you are making a break - capable of evolving, or have you deliberately chosen to break away from it because it is frozen into a position it can never abandon?
PDV - I'm going to answer frankly and in all humility. For years I believed that on the essential things, such as the liberating of our country's vital forces: fewer taxes, less regulation, fewer fiscal burdens, and the issues of identity and sovereignty, the UMP (Chirac's party) could evolve, and I believed that individuals could also evolve in this direction. When I look at the evolution of someone like Nicolas Sarkozy, he's going in the opposite direction. He's the one who implanted Islam as a state religion, and now he proposes selective immigration, that is, a policy of work immigration to add to the existing social immigration, he proposes the right to vote for foreigners, affirmative action, tax-payer funded mosques. So I reached a simple conclusion, that for me was difficult - that only a rupture with the system will permit the formation of a popular movement through which our ideas can prevail. Not power without our ideas, not our ideas without power, because then all kinds of bitterness will fester, but power with our ideas, our ideas in power. This is why I calmly say to you, I have become a man outside of the system.
CR - This is clearly important news. I had guessed it, but I'm glad you're saying it yourself. You have broken away and that is how you answer those who accuse you of having one foot in the system and one foot out. Now, both feet are out.
PDV - Absolutely. But I understand their reproach because, historically, it's true. For a long time, I thought - you can accuse me of naïveté, but I'm cured of it - that the system could be reformed from within. In fact, the system is a shredder that instills ideological poisons into French society. They are as follows: 1) socialism: redemption through taxes; 2) separatism: the notion that the France of tomorrow will be a happy juxtaposition of ethnic, sexual, religious communities and not one community, unique because concerned only with France's best interests; 3) Europeanism, naturally: the notion of shared sovereignty...;4) globalism: the idea that globalism is necessarily a good thing and that there must not ever be champion nations, even less European champion nations. In short, all of these ideological poisons that have been the cause of the gangrene of the political class for 30 years.
CR - This is a clear message. Now what is needed is for those who want a rupture to be proven right, and you know that we are also in this position...we launched the Blue Revolution in this spirit...the political parties that will have taken part in this great movement...who will have the will to change France, will take control of operations...You lead a political party, you are a candidate in the presidential election. Do you think it will be held on the appointed date?
PDV - I have no idea. I think so.
CR - You don't feel that events might speed up the process?
PDV - The health of the president could, but I'm not a doctor and I don't have any information on that. Or else the race...between Villepin and Sarkozy. But for now, I think it will take place on schedule.
CR - At any rate, if the election goes off as planned and there is no rupture, one can safely say that events will soon catch up with the new president.
PDV - Yes, if they pursue the same policies that have resulted in the failures we all know, programmed by men that we know - they're all alike and so is the language they use, the same thing on the right as on the left. I believe that today there are two urgent goals and these are the basis of my platform. First, we must rebuild French identity which is being destroyed. To do this we must have a zero immigration policy, not a selective immigration policy, we must Frenchify to stop the Islamization of our society. For example, a national charter on mosques that imposes severe draconian restrictions, because I do not feel that France's mission is to become a land of Islam. It's an essential point because it concerns France's identity, her substance, her personality, whereas we are living through simultaneous changes in population, in culture and in civilization. With amnesia in addition: our head of state is the world champion of repentance. As for my second goal, and I think you'll agree because I know you, I've been reading you attentively for a long time...If we want to repatriate our work force, replant it on home soil, repatriate the various headquarters, repatriate the brain power and renew the morale of our vital forces, I say this in light of my experience in Vendée, we must trust in the PME (small and mid-size businesses). We must restore dynamism to the two million small and mid-size businesses, that generate four fifths of the jobs, and that fight for the juncture of capital and labor in order to stay in France. We would do this through a vast program of fiscal liberation. We would have to go far, eliminate 50% of their fiscal burden, for example.
CR - I agree completely.
PDV - In Vendée, twice as many jobs were created in ten years as on the national level. Why?...we have a network of PME's, with the famous association of labor and capital that leads small businessmen to say, "Labor is also my capital". Because a society cannot live and prosper if capital and labor are split, if capital prospers at the CAC40 and labor moves to China. My plan is the French model: small towns, small enterprises, small companies, a balance in our land.