Today's little talk is about the two faces of Emmanuel Macron. I chose the above photo because it seems indicative of what follows. Note that Macron is wearing what appear to be plain gold wedding bands on the ring fingers of both hands.
I've been reading David Edwards' book "Free to be Human"* - Intellectual Self-Defence in an Age of Illusions - in which he demonstrates how easily the minds of whole populations are controlled by authority figures, beginning in childhood and constantly reinforced throughout life.
Frankly, I thought the author was never going to get to the point of how to actually recognize the technique, until page 166 wherein he neatly described the split personalities of today's so-called democratic states. As I read the words, I thought at first about the American inauguration hoopla and then of Hitler's massive sound and light rallies - and then suddenly understood what French President Emmanuel Macron was up to with his embarrassingly dramatic, over-prolonged ascension to the podium to make his acceptance speech drenched in a halo of light (La marche interminable: YouTube video)
Edwards wrote - years before the French election: "Today even so-called 'left wing' parties reveal their true commitment to democracy by their employment of grand rallies, with the leader striding majestically to the centre of an impressive arena in a way calculated to generate an aura of power and authority, just as the Nazis did before them. This has nothing to do with promoting strength, independence, or critical thought in the audience, and everything to do with promoting passive, unthinking, idolatrous obeisance to the leader."
Emmanuel Macron describes himself as a "centrist" - which has to be basically a balancing act that may involve having no scruples whatsoever. The opening lyrics of the song "Stuck in the Middle With You" (YouTube) describes what may well have been Macron's own thoughts as he gave his ultra-dramatic acceptance speech:
Well, I don't know why I came here tonight
I got the feeling that something ain't right
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you
Actually, Macron's duplicity began before the election got off the ground. According to Newsweek:
However, once elected himself:
Meaning, of course, that his wife should have First Lady status (most news outlets refer to her as such anyway) but even without the title, according to The Telegraph, she's already costing the taxpayers for security, personal staff and an office "around €450,000 annually."
Actually, Macron has openly implied he'd like to be King of France, and his wife the Queen:
Macron happily consorts with royalty, such as the current Saudi king, without seemingly being bothered by that nation's absence of democracy - especially for women - and its apparent rubbing out of undesirable family members. In doing so, Macron has inserted himself smack dab in the middle of the sudden, mysterious resignation of Lebanon's president Hariri.
The above quote concerning Macron's waffling view of democracy was from his own book: Macron par Macron. Here are a couple of his other mental splits, wherein he is against/for the burkini and also colonialism:
Now, speaking of the tax-payers' dollars:
Macron Has Spent $31,000 to Keep Looking Young Since Taking Office
... two bills, one for €10,000 and another for €16,000, had been sent to the palace for services provided by a makeup artist for Mr. Macron.
Now, realizing I'm not French and have no business making personal comments about other nations' well-loved leaders (less-loved 6 months after the election - thinning hair and thinning approval), I shouldn't even imagine what France's "First Lady" would cost in the appearances department.
Let's just say: shades of Stephen's Harper's expensive rug maintenance. And Harper was a Conservative! But at least we knew what to expect from him!
Gee, I wonder what's going to happen tomorrow - tra-la-la-la-la-la. (Maggie Muggins)
* See also: Free to be Human: An Interview with David Edwards
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No translation - Just see it and feel it.
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