Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
My wife has put French radio on in the other room. Macron is giving his speech.

From a distance, it sounds downright scary. I do (I do) realise that the words are very different. But the tone I hear sounds just like Nuremberg. Those big accelerandos, screamed sentences followed by acclaim from the crowd. Again and again.

I don't think Macron was emotionally stable before, with the exaltation of the election I could all too easily see him totally unhinged.

I will be glad if he does put a lot of PR in our parliamentary elections. But for the moment, France now has for president the guru of a sect created by the establishment media.

Yes, I know, it is better that tonight's alternative. But the whole game has been to plant the idea before the first round that you had to vote for him because otherwise the second round would lead to a LePen win. Of course it would never have come close, but using the scare was how to manipulate the whole thing, and I know all too many people who did vote for him in the first round while hating him, precisely because they were scared of this bogeyman scenario...

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun May 7th, 2017 at 08:53:41 PM EST

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