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Did democracy win with Macron? Doubtful

Posted by on May 8, 2017.

My first thoughts on Macron’s victory were that democracy had prevailed. But second thoughts made me wonder. We’re too accustomed to thinking of democracy in old-fashioned Left (socialist) and Right (fascist) terms. Democracy is the peoples’ decision anywhere between left and right.

But there is a new (or at least only recently so overt) political grouping that we should simply term ‘Money’. Money is a grand coalition of monied individuals. It can include socialist monieds (Soros) and fascist monieds (almost all the rest). And it fits nowhere on the democratic spectrum.

The Money Party differs from all other political groupings in that it makes no effort to pretend it exists for the benefit of people: it exists solely for the benefit of money and those who already own it.

With Brexit and the Trump election it is clear that the Money Party’s preference prevailed. In both cases the old-fashioned ‘right’ won; almost certainly down to the machinations and funding of the Money Party.

In France, the ‘right’ (Le Pen) was defeated. So did democracy win? It’s tempting to think so; but almost certainly wrong. In this instance, the ‘right’ had allied itself with the ‘left’ in the person of Vladimir Putin.

Putin is a rogue card. He refuses to be subject to the Money Party. This probably has little to do with old politics or even national sovereignty — more likely it is to do with personal sovereignty. The Money Party would not want someone like Le Pen, funded by Putin, to rule in France.

It sounds a bit far-fetched. But then consider Macron. He came from nowhere. He has little political background, and no party machinery. He merely has his employment history: “Macron paid €50,000 to buy himself out of his government contract in 2008, and left to work as an investment banker at a highly-paid position at Rothschild & Cie Banque.”

I would say that looks like another victory for the Money Party.


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