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The Uniparty and Its Discontents: French Lessons
Emmanuel Macron, the recently re-elected president of France, faces a bit of a challenge in gaining a majority in the upcoming legislative elections. Readers will recall that when he burst onto the scene in the previous presidential election it was as a young, dynamic communicator with a good line in soaring if empty rhetoric and a strange spouse, and was something of a blank canvas upon which the chattering classes could project their own desires. Unlike Obama, who was a creation of his party, Macron created his own.
A vast array of “centrist” or “moderate” politicians, seeing which way the wind was blowing, flocked to join his creation, abandoning the traditional parties. Macron appointed ministers using a mixture of stunt-casting, rewarding treachery, and an eye for style over substance. It is now clear that he has all but succeeded in destroying the (French version of) the center-left and center-right institutions, absorbing those members of the political class more interested in power than principle – that is, most of them. Seizing the historical moment, he created the Uniparty. Mission accomplished?
Not so fast. It will not come as a surprise that the policies of the Uniparty — globalisation, multiculturalism and a phobic rejection of nation, family, religion and transcendent truth — are not universally popular. Those discontented with the policies or their implementation no longer have ‘sensible’ parties — that is, different flavours of the Uniparty with some principled elements for garnish — to vote for, leaving Macron facing a contest where his party is facing severe challenges from national socialists (Marine Le Pen) and islamo-socialists (Jean-Luc Melenchon), with the remnants of the center-right hoping for a miracle. (The scattered forces of the left bent the knee to Melenchon creating a Frankenstein’s monster of a party called ‘Nupes’ for short — really; the right remains scattered.)
In the case of France, even having a revolutionary socialist supported by islamo-fascists as Prime Minister wouldn’t necessarily make much difference in the way things are governed, since Macron (arguably) didn’t manage much beyond press releases in his first term, anyway. So you might not care about the Uniparty.
But the Uniparty cares about you. Who can doubt that Cheney, Romney, and Evan McMuffin dream of a party that could crush any dissent from the Deep State agenda? How many more of the ‘elite’ would sign on if it became possible? You can already see the grip-and-grin between Schumer and McConnell as they inaugurate ‘The American Party’, with the press rallying behind the uniting force of the dream ticket of Michelle Obama and Dan Crenshaw… What could go wrong?Published in General
You cannot both crush and play footsie with the Deep State.
We may be more like the French than we might think. One issue of the Yellow Vest movement was closing hospitals in rural areas and high fuel costs that impacted the cost of travel for medical treatment. High fuel costs that also impacted farming and the cost to transport food. Classless class warfare is not unique to France. The disdain of the middle class in our own country from our betters can be summed up by; Let them drive Tesla’s.
“Unlike Obama, who was a creation of his party, Macron created his own.”
Brilliant observation, genferei
I don’t believe he wasn’t guided every step of the way. Perhaps tuteled by his wife.
The only French I’m interested in bashing these days, is David.
So Macron is a Crock Monsieur?
The rest of the French are always worth bashing just to stay in practice.
He certainly had mentors along they way. And his path was really exceptionally establishment: Sciences Po, ENA, Inspector of Finances, Rothschild, a staff position in the Elysee, a Ministerial position. His strategy to seduce the media and the (other parts of the) chattering classes was almost comically simple: lots of expensive dinners. (I exaggerate for effect. But not much.)
Top down has a variety of human sorts but it’s basically the same. We were unique and they had to compete with us. When, “if?” that comes to an end, we’ll return to top down everywhere but few understand that the modern economy was our product and that too will end. Who knows what the top looks like as it shrinks and absorbs until there ‘s no bottom up, just bottom and a top fixed on what ever is the last new technology.