Macron’s Frenchness

'Patriotism is the opposite of nationalism,' says Macron at Armistice commemoration.

French President Macron, a globalist and socialist, denounced nationalism during an Armistice Day observance in Paris. Macron declared, “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason.”

A synonym for Nationalism is Patriotism. President Macron is wrong. Macron adds, “If we think our interests may only come first and we don’t care for others, it is a treason of our values. “

Let’s define treason. It is the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government or to harm or kill its sovereign; it is a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state; it is the betrayal of a trust or confidence, and it is a breach of faith.  In light of this definition, Macron’s statement is not only is wrong it simply defies logic.

 

Macron also stated that the moral values of France helped them fight for the future of their country. Was it France’s moral values that allowed the Germans to invade and conquer France in World War I and World War Two?

If Macron thinks our interests coming first, indicating we care for others less, how does he explain the 116,516 American soldiers who died in World War I rescuing France? How does he explain the 135,576 Americans who died in in Europe saving France? Macron, how do you explain such selfishness?

It is not Nationalism that is a danger; it is Socialism and Communism and Fascism! Socialism and Communism are international dangers. Fascism was simply national socialism. They are opposite sides of the same coin.  France’s creeping Socialism is far more dangerous than Trump’s patriotism. In fact, Trump’s successes in reducing unemployment, reducing burdensome regulations, reducing taxes, and creating an economy that promotes job creation is what France needs but lacks the political courage to do.

Macron goes on to say, “In saying ‘Our interests first, whatever happens to the others,’ you erase the most precious thing a nation can have, that which makes it live, that which causes it to be great and that which is most important: its moral values.” Who said “whatever happens to the others?” Trump never said anything close. Macron is making this up.

Nicholas Tenzer, an analyst who teaches at Sciences Po, one of France’s top academic  institutions, concluded  that, “it’s pretty clear that he’s  [Macron] pretty isolated, because he represents the idea of a world that’s open . . . multilateralism, defending liberal society.” Macron needs to reaffirm these principles.

Analysts see a causal relationship between the increasing disaffection of French citizens with Macron and his isolation in the world. Macron’s youthful appeal is waning as he pushed several reforms that have not yielded economic improvement for those people being left behind. Macron is now seen as a divisive figure for many in France who fear an increasing gap between the haves and have-nots.  Maybe a shot of Trump nationalism could help Macron.

5 Comments on "Macron’s Frenchness"

  1. French President Macron, a globalist and socialist, denounced nationalism during an Armistice Day observance in Paris. Macron declared, “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason.”

    … and now it seems Arizona has elected a Senator that agree’s with this man.

  2. Albert Lannon | November 12, 2018 at 10:33 am |

    FAKE NEWS ALERT: The only place French President Macron said “nationalism is treason” seems to be the Breitbart news headline and Richard Brinkley’s ADI story. Breitbart says the quote is from an unnamed Euronews translator. Euronews is a pay-TV app whose majority owner is an Egyptian billionaire; they partner with NBC, and no such quote could be found anywhere else online. Breitbart’s other quotes of Macron are in line with most media reports:

    “They imagined the first international corporation, the dismantling of empires, and redefined borders, and dreamed at the time of a union, a political union of Europe,” Macron said. He lamented that the spirit of revenge and humiliation after World War I sparked renewed nationalism that led to World War II.

    Macron defended organizations like the European Union and the United Nations, hailing their ideals despite their “setbacks” over the years. He called for a new era of science-built progress. “Together we can rise to the challenges of poverty, global warming, disease, inequality, and ignorance,” he said. “And we can win this together, because victory is possible together, together we can break away from the countertruths and injustices, we can counter the extremes which would drive us to war.”

    Looks like you were snookered, Richard. Please check your sources from now on. Or call it a rant instead of news.

  3. He wants Merkles job as top dog in the EU. Only Globalist allowed there.

  4. Macron is a puppet for the Globalists and their New World Order. Only God and Marine Le Pen are Frances only hope to keep their Nation from their Tyrannical power!! La Marseillaise – REMEMBER:
    Arise children of the fatherland
    The day of glory has arrived
    Against us tyranny’s
    Bloody standard is raised
    Listen to the sound in the fields
    The howling of these fearsome soldiers
    They are coming into our midst
    To cut the throats of your sons and consorts
    To arms citizens Form your battalions
    March, march
    Let impure blood
    Water our furrows
    What do they want this horde of slaves
    Of traitors and conspiratorial kings?
    For whom these vile chains
    These long-prepared irons?
    Frenchmen, for us, ah! What outrage
    What methods must be taken?
    It is us they dare plan
    To return to the old slavery!
    What! These foreign cohorts!
    They would make laws in our courts!
    What! These mercenary phalanxes
    Would cut down our warrior sons
    Good Lord! By chained hands
    Our brow would yield under the yoke
    The vile despots would have themselves be
    The masters of destiny
    Tremble, tyrants and traitors
    The shame of all good men
    Tremble! Your parricidal schemes
    Will receive their just reward
    Against you we are all soldiers
    If they fall, our young heros
    France will bear new ones
    Ready to join the fight against you
    Frenchmen, as magnanimous warriors
    Bear or hold back your blows
    Spare these sad victims
    That they regret taking up arms against us
    But not these bloody despots
    These accomplices of Bouillé
    All these tigers who pitilessly
    Ripped out their mothers’ wombs
    We too shall enlist
    When our elders’ time has come
    To add to the list of deeds
    Inscribed upon their tombs
    We are much less jealous of surviving them
    Than of sharing their coffins
    We shall have the sublime pride
    Of avenging or joining them
    Drive on sacred patriotism
    Support our avenging arms
    Liberty, cherished liberty
    Join the struggle with your defenders
    Under our flags, let victory
    Hurry to your manly tone
    So that in death your enemies
    See your triumph and our glory!

  5. Albert guess all the national news carriers got it wrong also? Saw the quote on the 3 news channels and I guess that your fake news media failed to carry it. Oh well what can one expect from you?

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