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Macron Heralds The End Of The Union

Macron Heralds The End Of The Union

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog:


The concept of the EU might have worked, but still only might have, if a neverending economic boom could have been manufactured to guide it on its way. But there was never going to be such a boom. Or perhaps if the spoils that were available in boom times and bust had been spread out among nations rich and poor and citizens rich and poor a little more equally, that concept might still have carried the days.

Then again, its demise was obvious from well before the Union was ever signed into existence, in the philosophies, deliberations and meetings that paved its way in the era after a second world war in two score years fought largely on the European continent.

In hindsight, it is hard to comprehend how it’s possible that those who met and deliberated to found the Union, in and of itself a beneficial task at least on the surface in the wake of the blood of so many millions shed, were not wiser, smarter, less greedy, less driven by sociopath design and methods. It was never the goal that missed its own target or went awry, it was the execution.

Still, no matter how much we may dream, how much some of the well-meaning ‘founding fathers’ of the Union may have dreamt, without that everlasting economic boom it never stood a chance. The Union was only ever going to be tolerated, accepted, embraced by its citizens if they could feel and see tangible benefits in their daily lives of surrendering parts of their own decision making powers, and the sovereignty of their nations.

There are 28 countries in the Union at this point, and one of them is already preparing to leave. There are 28 different cultures too, and almost as many languages. It was always going to be an uphill struggle, a hill far too steep for mere greed to master and conquer. History soaked Europe in far too much diversity through the ages for that. To unify all the thousands of years of beauty and darkness, of creativity and annihilation, of love and hatred, passed on through the generations, a lot more than a naked and bland lust for wealth, power and shiny objects was needed.

And sure, maybe it just happened on the way, in the moments when everyone was making new friends and not watching their backs for a moment. But they all still should have seen it coming, because of those same thousands of years that culminated in where they found themselves. The European Union is like a wedding and marriage without a prenup, where partners are too afraid to offend each other to do what would make them not regret the ceremony later.

Today, there are far too few of the 28 EU countries that have been lifted out of their poverty and other conditions that made them want to join the Union. And within many of the countries, there are way too many people who are, and feel, left behind. While Brussels has become a bastion of power that none of the disadvantaged feel they can properly address with their grievances.

The main fault of the EU is that the biggest party at the table always in the end, when things get serious, gets its way. The 80 million or so people of Germany de facto rule the 500 million of the Union, or you know, the three handfuls that rule Germany. No important decision can or will ever be taken that Berlin does not agree with. Angela Merkel has been the CEO of Europe Inc. since November 22 2005, gathering more power as time went by. That was never going to work unless she made everyone richer. Ask the Greeks about that one.

Merkel was the leader of both Germany and of Europe, and when things got precarious, she chose to let German interests prevail above Italian or Greek ones. That’s the fundamental flaw and failure of the Union in a nutshell. All other things, the Greek crisis, Salvini, Macron, Brexit, are mere consequences of that flaw. In absence of a forever economic boom, there is nothing left to fall back on.

Traditional right/left parties have been destroyed all across Europe in recent national elections. And it’s those traditional parties that still largely hold power in Brussels. As much as anyone except Germany and perhaps the European Commission hold any power at all. The shifts that happened in the political spectrum of many countries is not yet reflected in the European Parliament. But there are European elections in less than 6 months, May 23-26 2019.

About a quarter of the votes in the last such election, in 2014, went to euroskeptic parties. It’s not a terrible stretch of the imagination to presume that they’ll get half of the votes this time. Then we’ll have half or more of representatives speaking for people who don’t have faith in what they represent.

And on the other hand you have the Brussels elite, who continue to propagate the notion that Europe’s problems can best, nay only, be solved with more Europe. Of that elite Emmanuel Macron is the most recent, and arguable most enthusiastic from the get-go, high priest. Which can’t be seen apart from his domestic nose-diving approval rating, and most certainly not from the yellow vest protests and riots.

Macron won his presidency last year solely because he ran against Marine Le Pen in the second round of the elections, and a vast majority on the French will never vote for her; they’ll literally vote for anyone else instead. In the first round, when it wasn’t one on one, Macron got less than 25% of the votes. And now France wants him to leave. That is the essence of the protests. His presidency appears already over.

Among the 28 EU countries, the UK is a very clear euroskeptic example. It’s supposed to leave on March 2019, but that’s by no means a given. Then there’s Italy, where the last election put a strongly euroskeptic government in charge. There are the four Visegrad countries, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. No love lost for Brussels there. In Belgium yesterday, PM Michel’s government ally New Flemish Alliance voted against the UN Global Compact on Migration.

Spain’s Mariana Rajoy was supported by the EU against Catalonia, and subsequently voted out. The next government is left-wing and pro EU, but given the recent right wing victory in Andalusia it’s clear there’s nothing stable there. Austria has a rightwing anti-immigration PM. Germany’s CDU party today elected a successor for Merkel (in the first such vote since 1971!), but they’ve lost bigly in last year’s elections, and their CSU partner has too, pushing both towards the right wing anti-immigrant AfD.

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And with Macron gone or going, France can’t be counted on to support Brussels either. So what is left, quo vadis Europa? Well, there’s the European elections. In which national parties, often as members of a ‘voting alliance’, pick their prospective candidates for the European Parliament, then become part of a larger European alliance, and finally often of an even larger alliance. You guessed right, turnout numbers for European elections are very very low.

Of course Brussels is deaf to all the issues besieging it. The largest alliances of parties, the EPP (people’s party) and the “socialists”, have chosen their crown prince ‘spitzenkandidat’ to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission, and they expect for things to continue more or less as usual. The two main contenders are Manfred Weber and Frans Timmermans, convinced eurocrats. How that will work out with 50% or more of parliamentarians being euroskeptic, you tell me. How about they form their own alliance?

The Union appears fatally wounded, and that’s even before the next financial crisis has materialized. Speaking of which, the Fed has been hiking rates and can lower them again a little if it wants, but much of Europe ‘works’ on negative rates already. That next crisis could be a doozy.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

First thing on the menu is Macron tomorrow, and the yellow vests in the streets of Paris and many other French cities -and rural areas. He has called for 90,000 policemen on the streets, but they’ll come face to face with their peers who are firemen, ambulance personnel, you name it, lots of folks who also work for the government. Will they open fire?

Can Macron allow for French people to be killed in the streets? Almost certainly not. There’ll be pitchforks and guillotines. The only way out for him, the only way to calm things down, may be to announce his resignation. The French don’t fool around when they protest. And who’s going to be left to drive the reform of Europe then? Not Merkel, she’s gone, even if she wants to be German Chancellor for three more years. But then who? I’m trying to think of someone, honest, but I can’t.

It’ll be quite the day Saturday in Paris.

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thomas malthaus
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https://russia-insider.com/en/israeli-scammers-swindle-3000-french-20-million-many-other-countries-no-wonder-macron-hated/ri25526

One other issue he refuses to deal with.

Again, the Israelis are non-cooperative and get their self-righteous free pass–again!

Olivia Kroth, author and journalist
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I am very glad the European Union is ending. I was never a friend of the EU. It always seemed to be some sort of straightjacket for the European nations. They never wanted it. Nobody asked them their opinion. Several referenda (in France, in Germany) were either cut short or their results ignored.

I hope the EU will dissolve soon, the sooner the better. I also hope that Nato will be dissolved, although this might be too much wishful thinking on my part.

Veth
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Veth

The EU will stay. Your beloved Russia will be gone, the fascist empire is broke. Spending 45% of the budget for defence shows Russia is losing.

Olivia Kroth, author and journalist
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Oh dear, Monsieur or Madame Veth, again!
Actually, I find your trolling quite amusing. You are so quaint.

Breeze
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Breeze

You should consult many in the easten european far right who call russians “mongrels”, “mixed breeds”, “asians”, etc.

So which is it? Are they the fascists, or are they the “impure” mongrels, mongols, asians, etc?

And why is it that the “fascists” have better relations with the “non-white” countries (Brasil, India, China, Iran, South Africa, Cuba, Palestina, etc. and worse relations with the “white” europeans?) Do you know that the BRICS are mostly “non-white”?

Btw they are also not spending 45 % on defence.

Tjoe
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Tjoe

Like it or not, there needs to be a change in the worlds “money system”….where most money in “made” by issuing new debt, with interest. The “money supply” is funneling wealth to the top of the pyramid but enslaves the people that support it. I read a book called “Truth in Money” that says M3, the (former) US “MONEY SUPPLY” statistic follows a predictable and unstoppable mathematical curve of compounding interest since the debt money-tax system was put in place in 1913. M3 was the total, quantity, of money made in that system, mostly by issuance of new debt. Simply,… Read more »

Louis Robert
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Louis Robert

No country can be ruled for very long against the will of a massive majority of its people.

Supranational institutions, including Empires, cannot rule nations for very long against the will of a massive majority of their respective people.

After having seen the Empire itself flicker so dangerously on its financial base, more and more every day, beginning from the most, all the way to apparently the least vulnerable countries in the world, we are now witnessing concrete evidence to that effect.

Veth
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Veth

Those rallies paid for by the kremlin will make actions against Russia stronger.

Slavonac
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Slavonac

You just like the sound of those shekels you are being paid with don’t you, no matter the truth you have to toe the line (or perhaps the curve of your nose)…
On the matter of this article, how did the globalists expect this pion Macron to hold power at all? At best he would be a mid-tier manager somewhere, definitely in a corporation where he would be protected by the corp rules, oh wait, isn’t that exactly where/what he is now?

Sea Breeze
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Sea Breeze

Are you here to make anti-russians look dumb? Lol.

They get 70 % support in the french polls, dumbo. Conducted by french orgs.

TEP
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TEP

The following extract from the article above says everything about the EU “project”, although I would emphasise that the “greed” mentioned is about overwhelming power and geo-strategic dominance, and all that accompanies that.

“There are 28 countries in the Union at this point, and one of them is already preparing to leave. There are 28 different cultures too, and almost as many languages. It was always going to be an uphill struggle, a hill far too steep for mere greed to master and conquer.”

Platon
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Platon

Even his grief is inauthentic.
Manny is the psychopath’s psychopath.

Billy Ray Whitfield
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Billy Ray Whitfield

I moved to Central Europe in 1990 and tried to convince all my friends to vote against the EU, but they said they wanted to be like the USA and joining the EU was the only way! I told them they could never be like the USA, that the EU is a bunch of unelected Globalist Scum, George Soros Pocket Puppets who will bring only ruin to all of Europe. Looks like I was right! Merkel should hang by the neck from a lamppost for her invitation to all the Sewer Barbarians of Islam to invade Europe! If True Justice… Read more »

Jenean McBrearty
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Jenean McBrearty

The Eu was doomed from the start because it used a socialist economic and social justice model. Socialism never works; the money always runs out and there is no way to have an economic boom when the government squelches innovation, creativity, and meritocracy. Socialism means the sharing of equal misery and no boats float in the BS of suppression of free speech.Add to that unrestrained immigration that further overburdened the welfare system and disaster was predictable.

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