That is my take from the European Elections.
At least here in Bretagne and the West the Front Nationale made little headway. I voted EELV and one of our candidates Yannick Janot was elected. However apart from Paris [and Bretagne] the map turned dark blue. In the UK their special brand of loonies [apart from London where in fact the left did pretty well] UKIP lead the way.
So what we have now in the European Parliament are people that don't give a damn and who will not work towards much needed reform, lazy bone idle fire-starters, brilliant.
My conclusion is that many have embraced Austerity, the bankers, nationalist and racist dogma. Why else would we veer so far to the right as this is what they have always promoted? The only other conclusion is that so many are just too damn stupid to see the consequences of their own votes. Take your pick.
If anyone thinks these extreme right wing parties will even consider helping their average voter to get ahead they will have a sad lesson to learn. They are one trick ponies and just wait and watch our mainstream right-wing parties reach out, embrace and absorb them to promote even more authoritarian policies. This is about power not the people.
This is about as stupid as it gets.