16 May 2017
A Stable French-German Axis
Theresa may flew to Washington to meet Donald Trump at the wake of his inauguration, and Emmanuel Macron flew to Germany to meet Angela Merkel. Who are the men here? The answer is: the ones that remain in their town and assume their role in the post for which they were elected inviting the other leaders to pay visit. Russian Medvedev (President in the so called period of “tandemocracy” when Putin was prime minister) in used a “Burger diplomacy” with Obama in Washington in 2011, whilst in 2008 he rendered visit to the CFR in New York. Paying visit to a leader is a way of showing respect and willingness to cooperate in international affairs, taking action in first place. Neither Putin nor Trump in fact payed visit to each other yet, as they wait to asses positions in first place. Definitely so, Macron’s act shortly after his hand over of power showed a very strong willingness to bend in front of Merkel’s Germany. We all know what it means after Monti’s Italy and the huge economic crisis in Italy due to his bending to Germany’s strong economic diktats… That demonstrates how Marine Le Pen was right in saying that France will be ruled by a woman - either her or Merkel. No press meanwhile displayed as sexist his repeated attacks against the other candidate during the debate, calling everything she said a “betise”, i.e. lie. Everybody is turning a blind eye and is ready to judge of sexism the mockery against his 24 years older wife, who was his teacher. If French are well known for their dubious sexual behaviours and morality, now all the press is ready to take the French mentality declaring how cool the two are. There is no decency - the same would pay attention to Melania Trump’s expressions, her decision to wait to be established in the White House until her son finished school in New York… This is the land of hypocrisy - and the end of France as an independent country. The men here are Merkel, May, Trump, Putin, Erdogan; and indeed Brigitte Trogneux and her puppy. A little comment on her look for the installation at the Élisée Palace. Don’t you notice a strong resemblance to somebody else’s?
Yet, the effect certainly is different. If Macron wants to be compared to Sorrentino’s “Young Pope” the old noon should represents herself alike, not in a LV outfit rightly able to outrage the masses; pretending to mask her vanity with the house lending it for the occasion. In fact, as a client, I highly doubt such a brand (my favourite) is likely to be compromised wearing such a character. If yes, it falls in my esteem. She want to be the man in the family? … then let’s have her wearing like Merkel!