Emmanuel Macron: Candidate for French Presidency is a Study in Contradictions!
The recent elections [first round] for the French presidency has revealed an interesting candidate, Emmanuel Macron, ‘the [so-called] outsider’. Unknown to me and most other Americans, I decided to examine his background using Wikipedia and other salient materials. Overall, I found him to be youthful, energetic and an interesting study in contradictions.
Without attempting to provide a diagnosis or clinical assessment, I will enumerate the different variables in Emmanuel’s life which I find both interesting yet somewhat disturbing.
 He claims that ‘he is an outsider’ to French politics. However, he was an ardent member of the Socialist Party from 2006 to 2009. He was appointed Deputy Secretary-General under present French President Francois Hollande in 2012. Two years later, Emmanuel was promoted to Minister of Economy Industry, and Digital Affairs under the Second Valls Government.
 On August 2016, Macron resigned his political job to launch a bid for the 2017 presidential race under the sobriquet, “En Marche!” [Moving].
 His education in France is quite stellar. He is the son of a physician and a Professor of Neurology at the University of Picardy. Raised in a non-religious family, he requested to be baptized as a Roman Catholic at the age of 12. He was educated at the Jesuites de la Province Lycee in Amiens. Next, he attended the highly prestigious high school, Lycee Henri –IV in Paris. He obtained a Master’s Degree in public affairs at the ‘Sciences Po’ before entering the French government’s rigorous training as a senior civil servant at the Ecole nationale d’Administration [ENA], graduating in 2004.
 Macron worked in a highly political job as the Inspector in the French Ministry of Economics between 2004 and 2008.
 Then Macron showed his true colors as an ‘ardent socialist’ when he paid over $65,000 USD to buy himself out of his government contract in 2008.
 He went to work as an investment banker with an extremely high salary at “Rothschild and Cie Banque”.
Does this sound familiar?
Macron, like all the other inveterate investment bankers in NYC, uses all his key connections in the French government to make a staggering amount of money. He does not even attempt to start a company or garner a real profession, other than politics.
Macron becomes an investment banker for a major Jewish banking house, renown all over the world for their financial intrusions into world affairs. Accordingly, Macron feels that he is pro-American and has no problems with POTUS Trump. How could he when most of the personnel in Trump’s administration come from Goldman Sachs, the sister company to Rothschild?
An interesting side note, is that Macron chose to be Catholic which is the primary religion of France. I suppose he did that in a very calculated fashion in order to make himself appear agreeable to the predominantly Catholic French populace.
He could have become an agnostic, atheist, Jewish, Muslim, or just remain secular like his physician-parents.
On November 16, 2016, Macron formally declared his candidacy for the French presidency. Ironically, he called for a ‘democratic revolution’ and promised to ‘unlock France’ which has very little meaning in both English and French. He was criticized for not being able to specify the details of his future programs. He then rushed to present an awkwardly phrased 150 page document on March 2, 2017.
As a socialist candidate, he supported the party’s right wing, associating himself with former discredited politicians like Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. He claims that he is neither ‘right’ or ‘left’; but, someone who espouses ‘a collective solidarity’. ????
Some moments of truth arose in a 2015 interview with Le Monde [newspaper]. He admitted that he was not a ‘socialist’. He went on to explain he was part of the left government because he wanted to serve the public interest.
WOW! It does not matter which country a born political opportunist comes from… they all seem to be cut from the same cloth of insincerity, hypocrisy and foolhardiness—read ‘bullshit’-writ large!
Get a load of this statement: he presents himself as both a “leftist” and a “liberal”.. “.if liberalism means trust in man”. Macron supports what is called, ‘El Khomri Law’. This law was presented in February 2016 by Myriam El Khomri. This piece of legislation makes it easier for companies to lay off workers, reduce overtime payments, and lower severance payments.
Let me point out the basic truth about France and its workers. Never mess with their 35hour work week [if that]; their two months vacation; or their job tenure. If you do, I can guarantee 100% that there will incessant riots, strikes, slow-downs, demonstrations ad infinitum, etc.
Needless to say, Macron is ‘ardently pro-Europe’. Remember it was France that had that crazy idea fifty years ago that it could contain post WWII Germany.
By far, in terms of an apparent contradiction in Macron’s narrative is this very interesting psychological phenomenon: Macron is married to Brigitte Trogneux [64 years old]. She is twenty four years and eight months his senior! Ooo La La!
She was his teacher in La Providence High School in Amiens. They first met when he was a 15 year-old student in her drama class. However, they were officially engaged when he was 18 years old. His sagacious parents objected to this ‘inappropriate relationship’. Apparently, Brigitte also had three children from her previous marriage to another bank financier.
No timid, shy school matron, be she. Apparently, she is quite a hot fashionista. She is described by British Vogue Magazine, as follows:
“a deep tan, a peroxide-to-honey blonde hairdo, and EXPENSIVE DESIGNER HANDBAG and CAR-TO-CARPET HEELS!”
Apparently, this Catholic boyish/man cannot do anything without her. She plays a very active role in his campaign. A top advisor annunciated this disturbing observation: “HER PRESENCE IS ESSENTIAL FOR HIM!”
Macron stated categorically that if he is elected, “Brigitte will have the role she has always had with me, she will not be hidden.” This sincere statement reminds me of James Cagney’s last lines in the prescient 1949 noir film, “White Heat”, as he blows himself up:
“Made it, Ma![I am on] Top of the world!”
Bonne Chance, President Emmanuel Macron!
You certainly deserve everything that you worked so hard to get since childhood!