To Congress, Macron used the terrified voice of dying globalism and enraged authoritarianism

It is never within man’s abilities to be perfect. That said, French President Emmanuel Macron came fairly close to perfection in his description of the world he envisions and wants to be imposed on the United States. It is a vision that, undoubtedly, will nauseate, infuriate, and worry those Americans who believe — as President Trump’s claims to — in an “America First,” non-interventionist foreign policy.

What is wrong with Macron? Macron demonstrated that he is either supremely arrogant and believes his vision — more properly the EU’s vision — is brilliant, unquestionably right, supremely moral, and cannot be challenged, or his intelligence services have utterly failed to provide him the data necessary to understand that Trump was not elected to conduct a steady-as-she-goes foreign policy. In his arrogance or ignorance, Macron reminded the pro-Trump citizenry of the hell that awaits them, their money, their republic, and their children’s lives if the Macron-voiced-vision of the internationalists’ “21st-century world order” carries the day. Only a moron, it seems to me, would be uninformed about how much contemporary Americans hate a politician peddling the creation of a new “world order” of any type.

Several passages from Macron’s speech1 merit comment:

“In recent years, our nations have suffered wrenching losses simply because of our values and our taste for freedom. Because these values are the very ones those terrorists precisely hate. … That is why we stand together in Syria and in the Sahel today, to fight together against these terrorist groups who seek to destroy everything for which we stand.”

This is the key falsehood for Western and U.S. leaders: The Islamists have nothing to with Islam, and simply hate Western values and freedom. This lie has blocked from view, for most in the West, the fact that the Islamists are waging war against the West because it routinely and mindlessly intervenes militarily in the Muslim world and so has earned a religious-powered response and opposition. (NB: If the Islamists fight has anything to with the West’s values, it is with the utter lack of values in the debauched and ever-more licentious West.) Macron praises U.S. military forces in Syria and the Sahel, the former long a sphere of influence for France, and, the latter, the source of most of the uranium used in France’s large nuclear energy industry. Macon simply wants American kids and money doing France’s fighting.

“This is an urgent reminder indeed. Because now, going beyond our bilateral ties, beyond our very special relationship, Europe and the United States must face together the global challenges of this century. And we cannot take for granted our transatlantic history and bonds. At the core, our Western values themselves are at risk.”

Macron and his EU partners have long rejected what he calls “Western values,” which traditionally have included natural rights, Christianity, rule of law, equality before the law, civil liberties, and nationalism. A short review of the manner in which EU countries are governed today will show, for example, that most EU regimes deny natural rights, damn and seek to eradicate Christianity, use laws to protect illegal non-citizens who rape, murder, kidnap, and knife native-born citizens, and treat the idea of nationalism as even worse than the idea of the right-to-life, and we all know the sheer joy they take in murdering the unborn.

“But we bear another responsibility inherited from our collective history. Today, the international community needs to step up our game and build the 21st-century world order, based on the perennial principles we established together after World War II.”

Both Bushes, both Clintons, Obama, Blair, Scowcroft, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Biden, Cameron, and Merkel could not have said it better. What Macron is calling for is the continuation of the post-1945 U.S.-Western campaign to wage interventionist wars designed to remake the world in the West’s savagely secular, anti-democratic, and minority-rule image. The EU elite does not have the resources to do this on its own and wants American manpower and money to fuel the worldwide project. Macron seems to think his speech’s loathsome flattery of the United States will be enough to keep the U.S. interventionist elite onboard in supporting the EU’s goal of a world government. Sadly, Macron may be correct.

“Together with our international allies and partners, we are facing inequalities created by globalization; threats to the planet, our common good; attacks on democracies through the rise of illiberalism; and the destabilization of our international community by new powers and criminal states. All these risks aggrieve our citizens. Both in the United States and in Europe we are living in a time of anger and fear, because of these current global threats.” But these feelings do not build anything. You can play with fears and anger for a time. But they do not construct anything. Anger only freezes and weakens us. And, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt said during his first inaugural speech, ‘the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’”

This is deliberately misleading. U.S. and EU citizens are primarily aggrieved not by world affairs or the greed-driven climate-change myth. They are aggrieved, angry, and fearful because their governments are attacking their civil rights; flooding their lands with unwanted, often violent immigrants who are favored legally, socially, and economically; waging endless and always losing foreign interventionist wars; crippling the current and future generations with unpayable debt; and destroying their cultures, histories, and traditions. Macron and his EU colleagues ought to worry that their peoples’ grievances, anger, and fear will soon be acted on violently by massacring their respective and execution-deserving governing elite.

“Therefore, let me say we have two possible ways ahead. We can choose isolationism, withdrawal, and nationalism. This is an option. It can be tempting to us as a temporary remedy to our fears. But closing the door to the world will not stop the evolution of the world. It will not douse, but inflame, the fears of our citizens. We have to keep our eyes wide open to the new risks, right in front of us. I am convinced that if we decide to open our eyes wider, we will be stronger. We will overcome the dangers. We will not let the rampaging work of extreme nationalism shake a world full of hopes for greater prosperity. It is a critical moment. If we do not act with urgency as a global community, I am convinced that the international institutions, including the United Nations and NATO, will no longer be able to exercise their mandate and stabilizing influence. We would then inevitably and severely undermine the liberal order we built after World War II.”

What can be said about this nonsense? No one in the United States is proposing anything that can remotely be termed isolationism. Macron uses it as an easy strawman to knock down, as well as a slur against Trump and most Americans. Macron’s stated fears of seeing the end of “the liberal order we built after World War II” surely must be a sign of his early-onset dementia. The so-called “liberal post-war era,” and its sadly prolonged existence by George H.W. Bush and posse of his one-worlders, may have helped the Europeans, but it has cost America dearly. The post-war liberal order’s yield primarily was wasteful, constant, and unnecessary wars; enormous amounts of foreign aid paid to gangsters dictators and their Swiss bank accounts; high numbers of U.S. military casualties; repeated surrenders of U.S. sovereignty and independence; and proliferating international organizations that deliberately undermined the United States economically and politically, and consistently maligned it rhetorically. For the United States, the sooner the world order that Macron and his EU colleagues adore is demolished, the sooner the American people will thrive, rebuild their country, and — as it should be — let others fend for themselves.

“Therefore, distinguished members of Congress, let us push them aside, write our own history and birth the future we want. We have to shape our common answers to the global threats that we are facing. The only option then is to strengthen our cooperation. We can build the 21st-century world order, based on a new breed of multilateralism. Based on a more effective, accountable, and results-oriented multilateralism. A strong multilateralism.”

Here, Macron is simply calling for more of the same, more failure, wasted resources, and lost wars. The post-war period’s sole success was the fact that the United States maintained a nuclear-deterrent force too strong for the Soviet Union to challenge without committing national suicide, and vice-versa. The end of the Cold War with the defeat of the USSR was not a triumph delivered by the championship of Western values, but by the military and economic power of the United States, and, of course, the arrival of Ronald Reagan in the White House in the nick of time to make that power stick.

“This [see the foregoing quote] requires more than ever the United States’ involvement, as your role was decisive for creating and safeguarding today’s free world. The United States invented this multilateralism. You are the one now who has to help to preserve and reinvent it.”

Pure, self-interested flattery from the manipulating Frenchman. The smartest Frenchman — Alexis de Tocqueville — was singularly unimpressed with the quality of the U.S. congressmen he met, and not much more by the senators. He found them badly educated, avaricious, and easy to manipulate. Being that is still the case, Macron took a page from Democracy in America and laid it on thick, and, before he left the chamber, he knew his ruse had succeeded as he won a three-minute standing ovation. From the 1830s to 2018, some things in the Congress seem never to change.

“This strong multilateralism will not outshine our national cultures and national identities. It is exactly the other way around. A strong multilateralism will allow our cultures and identities to be respected, to be protected and to flourish freely together. Why? Because precisely our own culture is based, on both sides of the Atlantic, on this unique taste for freedom, on this unique attachment to liberty and peace. This strong multilateralism is the unique option compatible with our nations, our cultures, our identities. With the US President, with the support of every 535 members of this joint session, representing the whole American nation, we can actively contribute together to building the 21st-century world order, for our people.”

This is such a ridiculous assertion that a single question makes a mockery of it. If Macron’s statement “strong multilateralism will not outshine our national cultures and national identities. It is exactly the other way around” is true, why are Macron, most of his EU peers, and the U.S. Democratic party working to destroy their respective nation’s history, nationalism, identity, traditional ethnic make-up, and traditional culture? Macron is a two-bit, lying bastard who, with his elite colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic, intend nothing less than the destruction of the nation-state and their dictatorship over the detritus of once splendid nations and peoples.

“We are experiencing the positive impact of our current economic globalization, with innovation, with job creation. We see, however, the abuses of globalized capitalism, and digital disruptions, which jeopardize the stability of our economies and democracies. I believe facing these challenges requires the opposite of massive deregulation and extreme nationalism. I believe we can build the right answers to legitimate concerns regarding trade imbalances, excesses, and overcapacities, by negotiating through the World Trade Organization and building cooperative solutions. We wrote these rules; we should follow them.”

Macron directly attacks Trump and his supporters by setting up two more ludicrous strawmen to knock down. There has been no “massive deregulation and extreme nationalism” in the United States, indeed, God willing, Trump has barely begun such measures but they are already succeeding. Macron’s own words have proven that he, like Obama, the Clintons, and other Western elitists, are never the advocates of “change” that will help Western nations and their citizens. The only change these people ever demand is found in measures that will expand their own power and wealth, strengthen international organizations, cause wars, and continue the dissolution of nation-states. Americans are done with being the reliable patsies who fill the money trough out of which Europeans and Third Worlders have gluttonously drunk for nearly seventy years.

“Some people think that securing current industries — and their jobs — is more urgent than transforming our economies to meet the global challenge of climate change. I hear these concerns, but we must find a smooth transition to a low-carbon economy. Because what is the meaning of our life, really, if we work and live destroying the planet while sacrificing the future of our children? What is the meaning of our life if our decision, our conscious decision, is to reduce the opportunities for our children and grandchildren?”

Macron cannot stand that the fact that the “some people” he refers to are absolutely and eternally correct regarding the climate-change fraud. Atheists like Macron and much of the U.S. and European governing elites have adopted climate-change as a secular religion that is more fanatic and less fact-based than the one the Islamists hold. Macron, et. al., have ordered their governmental environmental agencies to manufacture false data to support the climate-change argument, and have used generous grants to universities and scientific publications to keep the world’s lying climate scientists on board. And please, Macron, have the common decency not to speak of the children that you and your lust to kill when unborn, at birth, and — as this week in Britain — after they are born.

“To protect our democracies, we have to fight against the ever-growing virus of fake news, which exposes our people to irrational fear and imaginary risks. And let me attribute the fair copyright for this expression “fake news,” especially here. Without reason, without truth, there is no real democracy — because democracy is about true choices and rational decisions. The corruption of information is an attempt to corrode the very spirit of our democracies.”

Macron’s reference to “fake news” is meant to indicate, and ultimately ban, the conservative and populist alternative media, those outlets that were key in electing Trump and re-embedding “America First” in the minds of Americans. Macron and his like on both sides of the Atlantic are the people who are — with the enthusiastic assistance of the BBC, Deutsche Welle, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, PBS, Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. — the authoritarian masters of “fake news.” Macron’s brazen call for destroying the alternative media outlets that have relentlessly detailed their corruption, authoritarianism, power-hunger, greed, and — in some — depravity is no surprise. After all, those media outlets are paving a smooth road for Macron and all Trans-Atlantic globalists to trod on their way to the gallows they so richly merit.


  1. All the passages quoted above were taken from the transcript of Macron’s speech found at Transcription du discours du Président de la République, Emmanuel Macron, devant le congrès des états-Unis d’Amérique

Author: Michael F. Scheuer

Michael F. Scheuer worked at the CIA as an intelligence officer for 22 years. He was the first chief of its Osama bin Laden unit, and helped create its rendition program, which he ran for 40 months. He is an American blogger, historian, foreign policy critic, and political analyst.