In his first cabinet meeting following the summer holiday break, which he greatly enjoyed, French President Emmanuel Macron made a somber speech.
I believe that we are in the process of living through a tipping point or great upheaval. Firstly, because we are living through… what could seem like the end of abundance.
Our system based on freedom in which we have become used to living, sometimes when we need to defend it, it can entail making sacrifices.
This overview that I’m giving – the end of abundance, the end of insouciance, the end of assumptions – it’s ultimately a tipping point that we are going through that can lead our citizens to feel a lot of anxiety.
Oh yeah, the citizens will feel a lot of anxiety all right, especially the poor and the middle class. You know, the ones who are constantly asked to make sacrifices.
You know what this is?
Foreshadowing for bad times ahead.
Macron is simply preparing the French for the unavoidable: a lower standard of living.
That’s a problem for which he can’t come up with a solution, so he blames everything on climate change and the war in Ukraine.
And, as always, the less fortunate will have to make sacrifices.