Delusions of Grandeur: The Macron Manifesto calls for more EU centralization and more powers granted to the superstate in Brussels.
Is anyone listening besides Guy Verhofstadt, Matteo Renzi and their ‘groupies’ in the media? Emmanuel may not know it, but the Macron era is over…before it even started.
If it was not for the Francois Fillon (EPP) scandal, Macron would not even be in office today. But it is what it is, and Macron, who is not a natural leader, is melting-down on his own.
– To bring in this sweeping EU-level change, Macron has called for a ‘Conference for Europe’. Of course, in Macron’s little world, this means a conference for the Lords in ‘Germany and France’, while the other EU serfs can be content serving their masters.
– Of course, Macron wants an EU-wide common asylum policy to go along with his European Border Force, European Asylum Office, European Climate Banks, European Food Safety Force and European Council for International Security.
Macron also wants an EU Agency for the Protection of Democracies that will guard against cyber attacks and “EU rules (to) banish all incitements of hate and violence from the internet”.
In other words, a kind of ‘Turkish paradise’ where the people applaud in public out of fear of reprisals, and all criticism of the overlords in Brussels, Paris or Berlin could be considered “hateful”.
Regulation of the internet would include ‘EU supervision’ of the major platforms (prompt penalties for unfair competition, transparent algorithms, etc.)
Anything else for the EU superstate?