Macron hoping to establish a “progressive arc” of nations supporting his vision of a globalised EU superstate.
* Asked by a Danish student about the future of national identities in Europe, Macron said that “the ‘true Dane’ does not exist — he is a European”.
“Even your language is not just Danish — it is European. The same is true for the French”, he added.
Perhaps, Macron is suffering through his own “identity crisis”?
During his uneventful visit to Denmark, Macron once again pushed for an EU superstate with greater powers over the nation states. Few outside of Brussels have any interest in this debacle.
Clearly, the battle lines are being drawn in Europe as the EU continues to separate into various factions. There are two very different definitions of Europe that will prove impossible to unite under one union. While some believe in an all-powerful superstate in Brussels, others passionately believe that the European nation states are the strength of Europe and do not wish to be ruled by faceless bureaucrats in Brussels.
Eventually, the union will have to break. Why try to force people and nations to submit to the ever-increasing demands of Brussels or to embrace “EU values” that they view as alien and abnormal?
The EU Project is not too big to fail. In fact, smaller, less-intrusive regional alliances (such as the Three Seas Initiative) that better reflect the values and beliefs of its people may reduce the “bitterness” that prevails today inside the EU.
** Macron praised the Scandinavian nation as one which is “completely open to the rest of the world” compared with a France whose people he said showed a “Gaulish stubborn resistance to change”.
The president’s performance overseas attracted ire from French politicians including far-left populist Alexis Corbière, who accused him of having “not only shown contempt towards his own people” but also of displaying “an astounding level of stupidity”, tweeting that Macron was “ignorant of the fact the Gauls were great inventors”.
Fabien Di Filippo, a National Assembly member for the Republicans — the leader of which this week announced that the traditionally centre-right French party would be taking a tough new line on mass migration — also hit out at the globalist leader.
“Between the denial of French identity and [his coining] a new insult to the French people, President Rothschild Emmanuel Macron has outdone himself again while in Denmark,” he posted on Twitter.
Macron is trying to be the leader of Europe, and while he may excite the self-proclaimed “progressive” Eurocrats, the European mainstream – including his own people – don’t seem too impressed with Angela Merkel’s obedient student.
Cycling is great sport, but Emmanuelle Macron is a bit heavy on the theatrics and seems to be trying a bit too hard to fulfill the role of Captain Euro. He looks quite unnatural in this superficial act designed for media applause.
Perhaps, this is a symbol of Macron’s style of leadership: all show and no substance.