Dear ACC friends,
As most know I always make the distinction between a nation's elites and a nation's people...I do apply the biblical perceptions, that such distinctions are akin to "clay" and "iron." The clay being humanity (the people) and the iron, being Roman law (the state,) the inflexible rules of the state...of an empire. The rod of iron, of Rome.
So I will suggest that I take sides where France is concerned. I side with the people of France and that great nation, born of Gaul. My contentions are centred upon France's elites, including the administration of President Macron.
French culture, the people, the fine cheeses; camembert, brie and St Agur are absolutely unique to France...I admire the quality. I have no issue with France itself, nor her cultured people.
So those educated people of France, with a long culture and tradition, must be very concerned that their President, seems to be edging towards giving away France's permanent seat on the UN security council, one of the "big five" nations; Russia, America, Great Britain, France & China. This security council status has been in place since the UN was founded, back in the late 1940s..Each of these nations on the council, who can veto decisions of other members, as well as the non-permanent members (who are rotated,) and make up the sum parts of the UNSC.
There are rumours, in circulation, that Macron seeks more than just an EU army. He seeks to relinquish France's special status, within the UNSC and hand it, instead, to Brussels...The European Union. A very interesting proposal, which has as many holes in it, as Swiss cheese..Especially when one considers that the EU is neither a nation, nor is it sovereign...As per the definitions provided UN members..Five sovereign states, are supposed to comprise membership of said council....
If this absurd suggestion even slightly gained traction I'm sure the good people of France will take it as another signal, to protest..in their particularly patriotic manner of doing so...
"Vive la République...!!"
Selamat kasijaram zau.. (Sirian for “be blessed in the love and joy of spirit…!”) 🙏
Col. Drekx Omega