Macron, Much Like Centrism, Is a Vile Piece of Predatory Garbage
If Donald Trump had stood before 19 countries, his white skin practically gleaming under lights and television cameras, and said that Africa’s problems weren’t due to anything else but having too many kids and a “civilization problem” every liberal from Portland to Massachusetts would collectively shit themselves with rage. They would decry the inhumanity in Rightist thinking, its racism, and above all it’s desire to maintain a brutally hierarchical status-quo.
Question: why isn’t there the same level of anger when those words came from the French poster-boy of centrism, Emmanuel Macron?
“At a press conference at the G20 summit in Hamburg, on July 8 he was asked about a ‘Marshall Plan for Africa.’ The president gave a disquisition on Africa’s ‘real’ problems – among them, in his view, demographics. The continent’s true challenge was “civilizational,”…Where there are ‘7 or 8 children per woman,’ he said, spending billions is pointless.”
Rather than censure the French technocrat, the same one seeking to gut nearly every labor law currently creating one of the highest standards of living in the world, liberals and centrists are rushing to his aid, stammering that what Macron said was “taken out of context.”
Fresh from a gin-soaked weekend and with a scavenger’s sense for the rotten, I analyzed and read over the speech we radicals “misunderstood.” The unedited footage still sounds pretty goddamned racist to me, what with the whole blaming African women for daring to reproduce, but liberals are eager to point out Macron also cited “failed states” and “shaky democracies” as the reasons for Africa’s woes.
Please excuse the rough french of a Florida conjurer but are you miserable shitbats off your motherfucking rocker?
Where do you think “failed states” and “shaky democracies” come from? That somehow, some way African people are just incapable or running their own lives?
Why it couldn’t be the massive amount of money France has taken from Africa under a neo-imperialist and capitalist guise? Certainly it can’t be due to the fact that during the last 50 years, a total of 67 coups have happened in 26 countries in Africa? I guess we’ll ignore that fact that 16 of those countries are French ex-colonies, which means 61% of the coups happened in Francophone Africa.
We could even note the French Foreign Legion has had a hand in many of these, but if there was any doubt about the bourgeoisie of Paris directly benefiting from Africa’s exploitation one need only acknowledge the fact that 14 African countries are obligated by France, through a colonial pact, to put 85% of their foreign reserve into the French central bank under the control of the French minister of Finance
In a move so nakedly imperialist it might as well be wearing a goddamn monocle, the Central Bank of The French Treasury is prohibited from disclosing to the African nations where those funds are invested or whether there is a profit on these investments. France only allows them to access 15% of the money in any given year. If they need more than that, they have to borrow the extra money from the French Treasury at commercial rates. If the countries need to borrow more than 20% of their own money, France has a veto.
In effect the French took the wretched trade of a pimp and blew it up to the estimated tune of 500 billion in currency Africans generate but will never get to use.
Let us not forget that Hillary’s war to destroy Libya had some very French characteristics:
“One of the over 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve, contain damning evidence of Western nations using NATO as a tool to topple Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi….
The email identifies French President Nicholas Sarkozy as leading the attack on Libya with five specific purposes in mind: to obtain Libyan oil, ensure French influence in the region, increase Sarkozy’s reputation domestically, assert French military power, and to prevent Gaddafi’s influence in what is considered ‘Francophone Africa.’..
Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves, estimated at ‘143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver,’ posed to the French franc (CFA) circulating as a prime African currency…This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc.“
Libya, since “liberated” of its own autonomy and determination by Centrists, can only be politely referred to as an absolute hell hole. 5,000 people dead, the economy in ruins, and half a million people homeless but what’s the headline the centrists run?
“Compared to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Libya mission was cheap and did not cost a single American life”
They never mention that Libya was set to finish The Great Man Made River, a venture completely financed by Libya and outside of Western control that would have brought more than a million cubic meters of fresh water every day across North Africa. It was a project that would have changed the lives of Africans forever, making the sandy wastes as green as the Nile Delta.
In July 2011, under the command of a “progressive” and “centrist” American presidency with an eye for French interests, NATO not only bombed the Great Man-Made River but eradicated any manufacturing that would be used during repairs. Drought quickly followed, the water supply system for entire regions irrevocably damaged along side the total loss of a project hailed as a wonder of the world. Innumerable children perished, their bodies shriveled and brittle from lack of moisture.
On quiet nights when the hot winds blow towards Tripoli, it is said you can hear their cries across the desert. In dry moans and infant voices the Dead gnash and wail, lamenting a future that could have been and a life now denied. Mother Africa weeps, unable to avenge their deaths.
The future of entire peoples has been sacrificed for the economic benefit of Capitalists, the US government going as far as pushing for more restrictive patent laws in several countries which would restrict access to cheap and life-saving drugs for its population. Is this Macron’s vision for population control?
And all this business about lamenting the horrid state of African leadership, surely they are aware Africa is an absolute mess by design?
“The desperate situation of Third World countries paves the way for the IMF to impose new policies involving loan-financed adjustments of almost all facets of the economy and life of the recipient country; from the human capital development sectors (education and health, to commerce, industries, finance that are usually expected to be liberalized (i.e. opened-up)) to the aggression of the Western capitalist gladiators.”
Macron knows this, as does every two-bit president and capitalist scumbag currently stalking the planet. It’s not a secret, not some dark tale eagerly hidden away from prying eyes. These fucks get daily briefings on this shit and every time they get together you can be damn sure they refer to it in terms that would make your eyes bulge.
Yet what gets peddled to the people?
Nothing like the ole’ “black people complain too much and are lazy” trope to fire up all the white folks back home and help them forget a nuclear apocalypse would be unable to purge away the vile sins their leaders have wrought upon the Earth. Therein lies the nut of it, the veiled thread running through the hearts and minds of “moderates” everywhere: they will support any policy that maintains their way of life, no matter who it hurts or what it costs, a bloody opportunism dressed up as business-friendly humanism. Centrism, less of an ideology and more of a practice, is merely the justification of every crime past and present that liberals happen to benefit from; like a snapping turtle lying in wait to devour ducklings its camouflage of inane normality beguile its deadly consequences.
Macron’s words from an earlier speech touting “the conquests to come” coupled with the fact that 4,000 French soldiers are currently running missions in North Africa should make it abundantly clear what “civilization” means to him, the lives of a billion people just another number on the ledger to a man who compares himself to a Roman god.
Anybody who can stand by as an entire continent is held-down and raped is fit only to have their arms broken and their brains dashed against concrete, but to do so while blaming the victim is especially abhorrent; to get up on international television and act like it’s Africa’s fault you pillage and violate her at every possible turn borders on pure unadulterated madness. I shit down the throat of these pig-fuckers and all who support them.
Behind every pantsuit or tie bearing a centrist label beats the heart of a barbarian slaver, a semi-civilized marauder who can advocate genocide while greedily devouring the finest fondue; ravenous beasts whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharpened swords, and who’s very flesh is awash in corpulent corruption. For the sin of their mouth and the lying of their words let them be taken in their pride, for the cursing and lying which they speak, O God, break the teeth in their mouths!
A civilization problem? The only “civilization” problem Africa has is a Capitalist one, the same predatory ideology gleefully fapped to by Democrats and middle-of-the-roaders the world over. Macron’s speech not only highlights the inherent racism the capitalist “status quo” is founded on but points to the true dark nature of any centrist venture:
Cutthroat conquest at any cost in the name of comfort.
Dr. Bones is a Hoodoo-slingin’ Florida native and Egoist-Communist spitting pure vitriol and sorcerous wisdom at a world gone mad. He lives with his loving wife, a herd of cats, and a house full of spirits. His poltergasmic politics and gonzo journalism can be found at Gods & Radicals and The Conjure House. He can be reached by email, twitter, or facebook.
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