By Lowell Ponte
France’s death warrant was issued Sunday, as voters chose Emmanuel Macron as their next President. If his promised policies are followed, then the ally who helped America win its independence will see its borders erased and its identity absorbed into the empire of the European Union (EU). Macron strode to his victory speech platform to the playing not of the French national anthem but of “Ode to Joy,” the EU anthem. 
A woman will rule France after this election, his nationalist opponent Marine Le Pen predicted. Either she would win, or France would be dominated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel through the EU. Ms. Le Pen lost, getting slightly over one-third of the vote.
Le Pen had promised the French a referendum vote to leave the EU, as the United Kingdom had last June. The British – seeing that 61 percent of their laws and regulations were imposed by unelected EU Eurocrats – voted to Brexit, to exit the EU and end their nation’s absorption by the EU Borg.
The EU had originally been conceived by French political philosopher Jean Monnet after World War II. He wanted to unify Europe into a single country to prevent another such war. And, because Germany’s demonic dictator had been democratically elected, Monnet wanted the EU run without any vote of the people.
“Europe’s nations should be guided towards the Super-state without their people understanding what is happening,” wrote Monnet in a diary that Craig R. Smith and I quote in our latest book, Money, Morality & The Machine. 
“This can be accomplished,” wrote Monnet, “by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.”
This same anti-democracy push toward globalist government can be seen in the Progressive scheme to flood the EU and Great Britain and the United States with immigrants to fundamentally transform their cultures. It has engendered resistance that led the United Kingdom to Brexit, to nationalist populist uprisings and secessionist movements across Europe, and to President Donald Trump’s election in the U.S.
French voters rejected both of the old ruling parties, forcing the globalists to cosmetically re-create Macron as a “centrist” in the media, battling “far right extremist” Marine Le Pen.  But in fact Macron had been the economy minister under socialist President Francois Hollande, who created an economic disaster of more than 10 percent adult, and 25 percent youth, unemployment. Macron is as genuinely “centrist” as Progressive President Barack Obama, who endorsed him.
Macron promised something for almost everyone, including preservation of the French welfare state and a cut in business taxes. He also promised to support the EU, the German-dominated Euro currency, and the continuing flood of Muslim immigrants into France. Macron, in other words, promised to abolish France. And the globalist elite of both rejected ruling parties enthusiastically supported him. 
This is why Le Pen was not only smeared by the ruling press – but also hit by political dirty tricks. The government, for example, suppressed reporting of Macron’s leaked emails. (Would Hillary Clinton have won if the government had suppressed all reporting of her secret emails?) 
In the first vote, overseas French favoring Macron were “accidentally” sent paperwork that let them vote twice. In Sunday’s final vote, vast numbers of ballots for Le Pen were reportedly sent out torn, meaning that they could not be counted as valid votes for her. Nine percent of all registered voters cast “blank or invalid ballots,” and another 24.52 percent abstained from choosing Le Pen or Macron. Sunday saw the lowest percentage of valid French ballots cast since at least 1981. [6-7]
Yet Le Pen’s strong challenge and Macron’s deceptive candidacy have changed forever this country that invented the labels “Right” and “Left” for those on either side of the French Assembly. On Sunday, “centrist” Macron pretended to be a Rightist economically but Leftist culturally, while “Rightist” Le Pen spoke like a Leftist of nationalizing the banks. Right and Left in France are now blurred.
The new political polarization is nationalism vs. globalist collectivism. The emerging economic choice will be between a post-dollar, post-American socialist globalist “cashless” economy – or the hard, honest universal coin of gold.
As Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once wisely observed, if you must choose between trusting the natural stability of gold and the honesty and intelligence of members of the government, then “I advise you, as long as the capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.”
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Will French Voters Shatter the European Union? – Lowell Ponte, PontificationBlog, APRIL 24, 2017 https://pontificationblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/will-french-voters-shatter-the-european-union/
 Alex Pfeiffer, “Macron Walks Out To EU ANTHEM To Address Supporters,” Daily Caller, May 7, 2017. URL: http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/07/macron-walks-out-to-eu-anthem-to-address-supporters-video/
 Craig R.Smith and Lowell Ponte, Money, Morality & The Machine: Smith’s Law in an Unethical, Over-Governed Age. Phoenix: P2 Publishing, 2016. Page 17.
 Jonah Goldberg, “Is Marine Le Pen a ‘Far-Right’ Candidate?” National Review, April 26, 2017. URL: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447034/french-election-marine-le-pen-far-right-immigration
 Mike Krieger, “Meet The Real Emmanuel Macron: Consummate Banker Puppet, Bizarre Elitist Creation,” ZeroHedge, April 25, 2017. URL: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-25/meet-real-emmanuel-macron-consummate-banker-puppet-bizarre-elitist-creation
 Lizzie Dearden, “Emmanuel Macron Hacked Emails: French Media Ordered by Electoral Commission Not to Publish Content of Messages,” U.K. Independent, May 6, 2017. URL: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/emmanuel-macron-email-hack-leaks-election-marine-le-pen-russia-media-ordered-not-publish-commission-a7721111.html
 Damien Cowley, “DIRTY TRICKS: French Voters Receive Invalid, Damaged Le Pen Ballots,” Gateway Pundit, May 6, 2017. URL: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/dirty-tricks-french-voters-receive-invalid-damaged-le-pen-ballots/
 Fabrice Randoux, “Third of French Voters Spoiled Ballots or Abstained,” AFP (Agence France-Presse), May 7, 2017. URL: https://www.yahoo.com/news/third-french-voters-spoiled-ballots-abstained-232518210.html