On Friday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Glenn Beck talked about the French presidential election and explained why tensions are rising among the middle class.
“It’s the same story: The elite pointing the finger and name-calling, ultimately pointing the finger at the middle class, the workers, the ones who are struggling just to get by,” he said.
Glenn called French politics a “barometer” of what will happen next. He tied the upcoming election pitting the elites against the masses to well-known history: the French revolution.
In the French presidential election, voters have been drawn to the fringes of politics: the extreme left and the extreme right. The run-off election on Sunday is between Emmanuel Macron, a centrist with socialist policies who represents the status quo, and Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who wants to disrupt NATO, the EU and other political structures.
Glenn warned Americans to watch what is happening in France, where a struggling middle class seems to be seeking a strong man to make their lives better. He explained:
“The French are so sick of being lied to and taken advantage of that they are willing to go back to a communist system, which they have seen fail all over the world, or a fascistic system, which they were occupied under with Germany. At this point, they don’t care. They just want a champion to make the pain stop.”
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