French President Emmanuel Macron is really trying hard to establish himself as the leader of Europe…perhaps too hard.
Despite the constant media adoration, Macron is not a natural leader and does not command respect across Europe.
Matteo Salvini not only ignores Macron’s lectures, but openly mocks the French president. Macron thought he could “charm” the leaders of Visegrad on migrant relocation but was openly defied and forced to accept their position at the June Summit.
Macron wants to be the leader of Europe but lacks the natural qualities necessary for this task. Based on his increasingly desperate and arrogant demands, Macron himself may be realizing that he cannot win the hearts and minds of Europeans.
Macron’s appearances and quotes seem well-rehearsed but he comes across as artificial, crass and shallow.
Macron: “Responsibility and solidarity are also essential…We have solidarity. We have proved it. We must respect the rules. We have different interests, but common and higher values.”
Where does Macron come up with this rhetoric? There was never any European solidarity for mass migration, open-borders or rabid multicult. Far from being “proven”, this EU slogan of solidarity is a myth perpetrated by Berlin and Brussels to push their migration manifesto.
Who is the President of France to determine the “common and higher values” of Europe? Hungary did not vote to empower Macron to determine its beliefs or border priorities.
Macron has reached for the bottom with his widely debunked claims that the V4 states alone are benefiting from EU funds, conveniently omitting that the profits of Western companies in Central Europe do not stay in Central Europe.
As the Visegrad Post eloquently detailed, “These European funds do not go into the pockets of Central Europeans; it is mainly Western companies that benefit from it.”
While we expect this type of cheap, misleading propaganda and economic ignorance from radical members of the EU Parliament, we were even somewhat surprised that Macron would sink to their levels. This is “bottom-shelf” demagoguery.
If Macron wants to discuss rules and responsibilities, he can start with Berlin over its disregard of the Dublin accord or Spain’s negligence at the border.
Waving-through unknown, aggressive male migrants from cultures prone to violence and regions containing Islamic jihadists is not responsible, nor is it a show of solidarity.
– Macron hopes to establish a “progressive arc” of nations supporting his vision of a globalised EU superstate, one with greater powers over the nation states.
Macron, full of delusions of grandeur, thinks he can impose his vision of a globalist, socially liberal EU superstate, which revolves around secular “human rights”, on Europe. Few outside of Brussels have any interest in this debacle.
After the elections of 2019, Macron will find himself irrelevant…sharing the same fate as others who have tried to challenge Viktor Orban.