“Centrist” Macron? Yes, a dead-center insider for global capitalism

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/387672-centrist-macron-global-capitalism/

Everything about France’s newly elected president Emmanuel Macron suggests a theatrical production of hype and illusion. He is being “sold” to the masses as an “outsider” and “centrist”, a benign liberal.
In reality, enter the economic hitman who will blow French society apart in the service of the oligarchy.

At age 39, Macron has been described as a “political wonderboy” and France’s “youngest leader since Napoleon Bonaparte.” The former Rothschild banker who reportedly once had the nickname “the Mozart of Finance” is now promising to renew France and bring the nation together, where people will no longer “vote for extremes.”

Fittingly for the Mozart of Finance, the new president used the “grandest of backdrops for entrance on the world stage,” when he made his victory speech on Sunday night in the courtyard of the Louvre, noted the Financial Times. His dramatic walk to the stage through the world-famous museum courtyard took a full four minutes. The night lights and shadows played with Macron’s unsmiling, stoney face as he strode purposely forward amid the strains of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. The choice of the European Union’s national anthem, rather than France’s, is a harbinger of Macron’s political project and the globalist interests he serves.

Geographically, the Louvre is situated midway between the traditional political venues of the Place de la Concorde for the right, and La Bastille for the left. Here was Macron intimating once again, as he did during his campaign, that he represents neither right or left. He has vowed to overturn the bipartisan structure of French politics, creating a new “centrist” movement. Just like his other moniker of being an “outsider,” however, this image of Macron is a deftly manicured illusion.

Superficially, there is a semblance of variance from the political establishment. Macron formed his En Marche (Forward) movement only a year ago. He has never held elected political office. And until three years ago hardly anyone had ever heard of him. Now he is to become the eighth president of the French Fifth Republic.

Paradoxically, Donald Tusk, the head of the European Council, congratulated the French people for “choosing liberty, equality and fraternity, and saying no to fake news.” Paradoxical because everything about Emmanuel Macron’s “meteoric rise” through elite banking and his equally stellar crossover to politics smacks of fabrication and fakery. With his elite education at the Ecole National Academie (ENA) where future French political leaders are groomed, to his precocious elevation in investment banking, followed by his seamless entrance into top-flight government politics, Macron is evidently a person with powerful guiding forces behind him.

Former banking colleagues recall that he wasn’t particularly capable in his four years at Rothschild’s while on a multi-million-euro income. But he “mastered the art of networking.” In a Financial Times profile published before the election, a senior banker is quoted as saying: “What Mr Macron lacked in technical knowledge and jargon at first, he made up for with contacts in government.” Other sources recall that “it was never quite clear who Macron worked for.”

As the Financial Times noted: “At the bank, Mr Macron… navigated around the numerous conflicts of interest that arise in close-knit Parisian business circles, making good use of his connections as an Inspecteur des Finances — an elite corps of the very highest-ranking graduates from ENA.”

After quitting private finance, Macron joined the government of Socialist President Francois Hollande, where he at first served as a “special advisor.” In 2014, Hollande appointed him as economy minister where he drew up a draconian program to undermine French employment rights in favor of corporate profits. Macron resigned from his ministerial post only last year when he set up his own political party in anticipation of contesting the presidential election.

Macron’s En Marche does not have any members in parliament. His government will thus likely be comprised of patronage and technocrats selected from years of networking in the financial and Élysée Palace establishment. What little is known about Macron’s policies is his stated commitment to more stringent economic austerity, promises to slash €60 billion in public spending over the next five years and axe up to 120,000 state sector jobs. He is also setting to drive through more “business friendly” changes in labor laws that will allow bosses to more easily hire and fire employees. He is giving companies license to negotiate increased working hours and lower salaries outside of statutory law. So, the notion that Macron is some kind of benign “centrist” is an insult to common intelligence. He is a “centrist” only in the sense of illusory corporate media branding; in objective terms, Macron is a dedicated economic hitman for global capitalism.

Whatever one might think of his defeated rival Marine Le Pen of the Front National, she certainly had Macron accurately summed up when she referred to him as the “candidate of finance.” Independent Socialist Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who was narrowly knocked out in the first round of the election on April 23, predicts that Macron will be a “disaster” for French society, blowing apart economic inequality and social contracts to turn the country into the kind of poverty-wage slavery seen in the US and Britain.

There is sound reason why the French and European political establishment exulted in Macron’s victory. He is no outsider, overturning the status quo for a more democratic outcome. He is in fact a consummate insider who will pursue policies pandering to elite interests, at the expense of the great majority.

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hes not left or right..yeah right..hes a centrist..please excuse me whilst i puke..

“Whatever one might think of his defeated rival Marine Le Pen of the Front National, she certainly had Macron accurately summed up when she referred to him as the “candidate of finance.” Independent Socialist Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who was narrowly knocked out in the first round of the election on April 23, predicts that Macron will be a “disaster” for French society, blowing apart economic inequality and social contracts to turn the country into the kind of poverty-wage slavery seen in the US and Britain.”

the globalists are very happy with their work..they created a politician out of nothing and a party out of nothing and pulled it off..hubris reigns..

401

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~ by seeker401 on May 12, 2017.

13 Responses to ““Centrist” Macron? Yes, a dead-center insider for global capitalism”

  1. France’s Macron announces gender equal list of political outsiders

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39881266

  2. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  3. lol…here it comes again:

    guess who was the only french politician, amongst the tiny 8-memebr group of participants from France at the Bilderberg meeting last year in Dresden? 😉

    http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/participants.html

    • and now check Class 2012 😉

      https://frenchamerican.org/youngleadersclasses

      “YOUNG LEADERS

      Thank you to the corporate sponsors of the Young Leaders program : AIG, the Boston Consulting Group, Footprint>consultants, Lazard

      Created in 1981, the Young Leaders program is the flagship program of the French-American Foundation and continues to be central to the Foundation’s success in deepening understanding between France and the United States. Its goal is to bring together young professionals, aged 30 to 40, whose achievements and leadership will enable them to play an important role in their country and in French-American relations.

      😉

      Flagship program of the French-American Foundation , it brings together more than 400 decision-makers including : French President François Hollande – Former US President Bill Clinton – Artemis Chief Executive Officer Patricia Barbizet – Mathematician and Fields Medale Recipient Cédric Villani – Academy Award Winning and Filmaker Charles Ferguson…

      http://french-american.org/en/initiatives/young-leaders/
      http://french-american.org/en/

  4. https://www.sott.net/article/350394-Pepe-Escobar-French-Election-of-Emmanuel-Clinton-Revolt-of-the-Western-Elites

    “now it’s much easier to be a Left neoliberal than a Right neoliberal; in France, these Left neoliberals belong to the very closed circuit of the “Young Leaders” adopted by the French American Foundation. French Big Business and high finance – essentially, the French ruling class – immediately understood that an Old Catholic Right candidate like François Fillon would never fly; they needed a new brand for the same bottle.

    Hence Macron: a brilliant repackaging sold as change France can believe in, as in a relatively soft approach to the “reforms” essential to the survival of the neoliberal project.

    What French voters have – sort of – endorsed is the unity of neoliberal economy and cultural liberalism. Call it, like Michea, “integrated liberalism.” Or, with all the Orwellian overtones, “post-democratic capitalism.”A true revolt of the elites. And “peasants” buy it willingly. Let them eat overpriced croissants. Once again, France is leading the West.”

    “Big Business lauds his idea of cutting corporate tax from 33% to 25% (the European average). But overall, what Macron has sold is a recipe for a “see you on the barricades” scenario: severe cuts in health spending, unemployment benefits and local government budgets; at least 120,000 layoffs from the public sector; and abrogation of some key workers’ rights. He wants to advance the “reform” of the French work code – opposed by 67% of French voters – ruling by decree. “

  5. Seek THEY-pic

  6. Child-less leaders on the march

    https://www.rt.com/op-edge/389574-macron-may-merkel-europes-childless/

    • “What do Macron, May, and Merkel have in common, apart from their neatly alliterative names and being leaders of Europe’s largest nations? They have no children. They are by no means exceptional, however, in this respect. Many European political leaders are childless. The same is true of Holland’s Marc Rutte, Italy’s Paolo Gentiloni Switzerland’s Simonetta Sommaruga, Sweden’s Stefan Löfven, Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel, Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon.

      “Many couples can’t even afford to raise more than one or two children due to high taxation. But the main reason for the demographic suicide is obviously that being childless is being free of care, burdens and problems, as reflected in the title of an EU-funded research report entitled, ‘No Kids, No Problem!'”

      sad

    • weirdness..

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