The Saker:ㅤTo Yellow Vests he’s the radical: Macron imposes ‘radical centrism’ for Brussels


19-05-22 12:59:00,

by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog

During the only debate featuring the five principal 2017 presidential candidates the National Front’s Marine Le Pen zinged Macron with the night’s best line:

“You have a crazy talent: You just managed to speak for seven minutes, and I am incapable of summarising your thoughts – you’ve said nothing. It’s completely empty,” she said, and then turned around to the audience and admired, “It’s an art, huh?”

(This is the eleventh chapter in a new book, France’s Yellow Vests: Western Repression of the West’s Best Values. Please click here for the article which announces this book and explains its goals.)

Macron and Le Pen would barely emerge from a four-way dead-heat in the first round. Twenty percent of France gave their vote to a candidate whose main plank was to start over by founding a 6th Republic – Jean-Luc Melenchon, who had previously broken with the Socialist Party over its Europhile stance. Clearly, many in France realise that still using a governmental structure which was created before the elite-forced installations of the European Union and the euro has produced inadequacies, conflicts and redundancies.

As in 2012, enormous geopolitical issues were at play. Le Pen had refused to ignore the public’s perception of economic, democratic and pan-European disaster since 2009. She promised to hold a “Frexit” vote within six months of victory, the repudiation of banker debt and somewhat seriously discussed leaving the euro.

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