The media claim that the French president comfortably won his re-election by about 16 points (58 vs 42). In and of itself, this is true. A conspiracy site claims that the election was stolen by vote tampering and by the EU. Both sides fail to recognise or appreciate how close Le Pen was from winning this election.
The media like to paint Le Pen and her party as extreme-right. The Left-Right divide is, however, a phenomenon of the previous century. The main divide of this century is between Globalism (eg, Macron) and Nationalism (eg, Le Pen). This new divide also explains the close ties between Moscow and Le Pen. Moreover, she’s a useful idiot.
The Achilles’ heel of Globalism is the distribution of wealth (eg, my blogs on equality vs inequality). The French national motto (ie, Liberté, égalité, fraternité) will certainly not be recognised by its many immigrants. It may still apply though, provided that you’re white and with a decent family or surname.
The Arrogance of Globalism and the Ignorance of Nationalism (ie, my 2017 blog) are “almost” in balance in France, which makes sense because these ideologies are opponents. The exception is the UK because both main parties have adopted ignorant Nationalism. This may explain its perpetual chaos.
Now, Le Pen has her hopes on the 2022 French legislative election in June (eg, France24). I doubt she will come close to her 42% of April 24 because the June electoral district elections are still mirroring the old Left-Right divide. Hence, the final sighs of French relief are due in about eight weeks.
According to Politico, “Macron goes green to attract red voters” in June. This is a contradictio in terminis. Usually, inequality does not allow red voters to go green. Especially, French inequality. “Going green” is another display of (French/his) arrogance.
If Macron does not reduce French inequality then Le Pen will reach her 50% sooner than is now expected.
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”A quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), the 32nd president of the United States
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