Emmanuel Macron - Jupiter Rising - A New Liberal Hero?
I'm noticing how much love Macron is getting on some liberal sites just because his ego matches that of Trump. His government was hardly elected on a wave of euphoria, turnout was appalling.
His Jupiter speech and the choice of venue, Versailles, have Napoleonic overtones.
His Speech on Africa came straight out of the colonialists handbook.
His austerity coupled with trickle down economics need to be watched along with his business ties.
His eagerness to join the US in its 'Wars on terror', his positioning along Hollande's policy in Africa are worrying to say the least.
Like his photo, Macron’s candidacy has been fashioned by experts. He is a product of the elite, with ambition, talent and a strong CV. He’s also the darling of the media, for good reason: his neoliberal, Europhile, Atlanticist, modernist message, delivered in a shout, sounds like a blend of editorials from Le Monde, Libération, L’Obs or L’Express.
Macron, a graduate of France’s prestigious ENA (National School of Administration), met Jacques Attali (former adviser to President Mitterrand and now board chairman of news site Slate) through millionaire Henry Hermand (funder of thinktanks La République des Idées and Terra Nova, and a major shareholder in Eric Fottorino’s magazine Le 1). Attali says: ‘Emmanuel Macron? I discovered him; I invented him’.
Attending ENA says it all. The Elites Candidate 100%
Thinking about it, he is France's Hillary Clinton and wants to be an orator in President Obama's image.
France is on holiday, it's summertime, that's why Trump had a nice easy trip on the 'Fête Nationale' wait until the autumn. The general feeling is, we are giving him a chance, wait and see.