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We saw the same play in the US election. The mainstream media were silently promoting Donald Trump as the 'anti-establishment candidate'. Add to that the 'extreme' rhetoric of Donald and voilà: you have the perfect trap for the voters.
It looked like no one bothered to think truly rational: how is it possible a billionaire that made his fortune inside the bubble economy of the neoliberal establishment, be an 'anti-establishment' candidate? And the big joke exposed right after his election.
The 'anti-establishment' Donald, actually hired Goldman Sachs to run USA. The 'anti-establishment' Donald signed a bill to deregulate again Wall Street, so that the parasites of the financial mafia to be able to play their games at the expense of the majority, as happened so many times in the past, causing big financial crises. The 'anti-establishment' Donald quickly aligned with the neocon agenda and bombed Syria. In fact, the 'anti-establishment' Donald did even more than the puppet of the establishment, Barack Obama, by provoking dangerously war games in Asia-Pacific. The 'anti-establishment' Donald kept US forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, continued the US interference in Yemen and elsewhere.
So, the comedy staged by the global neoliberal regime was repeated in France during the first round of the French presidential election. The mainstream media, even now are speaking for the collapse of the political establishment, yet they won't tell people that the 'independent centrist' Emmanuel Macron, is actually exactly what the neoliberal establishment wants. An apolitical technocratic puppet approved by the people. A Rothschild banker to take over France. This is 100% victory for the establishment.
Seeing their ratings falling down to the abyss, the two political families that served the establishment for decades in Europe, the Social Democrats and the Popular Right, there was a 'danger' to diverge from the neoliberal agenda in order to attract again voters and re-build their electoral base. So, at the right moment, the elites of the neoliberal regime took the new rabbits out of the hats. In the US the names of the rabbits were Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Guess what are the names of the rabbits in France. That's right: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.
Macron is certainly the first priority of the establishment. Not only he comes straight from the banking industry which lies on the top of the pyramid of the financial elites. He is also the new model promoted by the neoliberal regime. A young technocrat without a polirical party. A post-modern apolitical figure totally compatible to the younger generations who were born and raised according to the completely apolitical culture, built by the regime, especially the last four decades.
If the global neoliberal regime is the Matrix that we live in, Macron is definitely an upgraded version of Agent Smith.
It's funny how the neoliberal ideology is promoted by the propaganda mechanisms as the most 'rational', yet it uses a kind of reverse logic to trick the masses. A billionaire is promoted as 'anti-establishment' in the United States. The political system that serves the establishment collapses in France, yet, the promoted as the 'new', actually serves better the establishment!
This brutal establishment is ready to pull the trigger against anyone who doesn't agree with its most preferred option. The Leftist leader, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, must obey and declare that he supports Macron, otherwise he will be 'crucified' by the media as someone who may indirectly help Le Pen in the second round. The hypocrites of the neoliberal regime will proceed in a psychological bullying against him, by saying that he helps fascism, even if Le Pen is just their reserve. This explains also why Bernie Sanders was forced to endorse Hillary Clinton after his defeat due to the dirty war from the DNC elite.
The worst nightmare for the neoliberal hypocrites would be to see Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the second round against Marine Le Pen. Why? Because they would have to support Le Pen against Mélenchon to protect their interests. They would have been exposed to the people. Yet, now demand from Mélenchon to endorse their primary option Emmanuel Macron against Le Pen. Totally ruthless hypocrites.
Likewise, when the establishment in the US saw with terror that Bernie Sanders was beating Donald Trump by a far more significant percentage than Hillary Clinton, they knew that they had to get rid of him. It was much easier to do it in the primaries with the unfair and undemocratic system of superdelegates and the inside war from DNC. They wouldn't risk to see Bernie at the finals with Trump, where the whole world would watch closely.
Yet, even if Marine Le Pen wins the election, she is just the reserve of the establishment. Historically, the far-right was always the backup of the establishment when things were going wrong.
So, again, the establishment has tricked the voters, this time in France. With Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen in the second round, it's a win-win situation for it.