Is Emmanuel Macron The Man that Will Destroy France?
Emmanuel Macron by his own admission a Social Liberal, he is a former Rothschild employee and failed miserably as Economy Minister of France, now he might be President. The French establishment and leading EU politicians, including Francois Hollande and Federica Mogherini, have rushed to praise Emmanuel Macron ahead of the presidential runoff vote.
The Socialist party expressed their support for Macron, a former socialist. Macron stepped down from the post of Economy Minister under François Hollande’s government to join a bid in the elections as an independent candidate.
Even the disastrous Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, stated that the result shows that “France and Europe can jointly win!”
German government spokesman Steffen Seibert also tweeted his support for Macron’s pro-EU and social market economy platform, wishing him “All the best for the next 2 weeks.”
The worst President in America’s history has thrown his support behind Macron, reportedly called to offer support. Much like the Clinton campaign there has been a “massive media campaign in favor of Macron” before the first round of the election, and it will only become more intense ahead of the May 7 vote, believes writer and political commentator Jean Bricmont.
“There’ll be massive propaganda and everybody you see… [Francois] Fillon is behind Macron. The socialists [are] behind Macron,” he told RT in Paris, describing a wave of reactions to the preliminary results of the vote.
Bricmont, who says he is no supporter of the “divisive” Le Pen that may be “obsessed with Islam” at the same time laments the amount of demonization and Nazi-labeling that he says is being used in order to sway voters in favor of Macron. Many French people are casting their votes for Macron “in order to block [Marine] Le Pen,” Bricmont believes.
“Macron hasn’t made any promise of anything… His meetings are relatively empty. He is a complete product of the media,” argues Bricmont, who is pessimistic about the candidate winning as he brands him a potential “disaster for France.”
From his statements Macron will increase the number of Refugees coming to France and afford them more protections, this may well cost him the election as he is seen to be soft on terrorism and the rising crime rate associated with refugees in France.
Macron has said that France’s security policies have unfairly targeted Muslims.
“No religion is a problem in France today,” Macron said during a rally in October 2016. “If the state should be neutral, which is at the heart of secularism, we have a duty to let everybody practice their religion with dignity.”
Marine Le Pen has a very different view
His opponent Marine Le Pen has promised to be extremely tough on immigration, ensuring that she will keep France France; her rhetoric during the campaign has not been dissimilar to Donald Trump’s during the 2016 election.
Michael Patrick Flanagan, former member of the US House of Representatives, told RT he believes the distaste of the European establishment toward Le Pen can be attributed to their desire to hold on to privileges that come with power.
“These are people in the establishment whose fortunes, whose lives, whose position in the world is based upon the existence of the EU,” Flanagan said of those European politicians who are being especially vocal in their opposition to Le Pen as the potential French head of state.
“They like those positions, they like being in charge, they like being the ones calling the shots and they don’t like this populist movement, people that might be interested in running their own lives,” he said, adding that what the establishment dread the most is the overhaul of the existing bureaucratic order.
“This is dangerous to them and the positions they like to be in, so they screw on the warmest smile they can, they brandish their credentials and they endorse on of their own to continue the status quo which is to lord over the people there,” Flanagan said, arguing that despite the odds similarly being against Le Pen, she is capable of a breakthrough in the second round, citing the examples of last year’s Brexit vote and the US election.
“I think she can get through. It is the people who will come to the vote in the end.”
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