Oligarchy Triumphs in France

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Oligarchy Triumphs in France

by Stephen Lendman

Elections in America, France, throughout Europe and most other countries prove rule of the people is pure fantasy.

Powerful interests run things, choosing candidates for high office serving them at the expense of ordinary people. 

Elections are mostly theater, creating the illusion of democratic governance. None exists in Western countries and most elsewhere.

Viva la dirty business as usual is what governance in France and most other countries is all about, not liberte, egalite, fraternite, or governance of, by and for the people equitably.

Anti-establishment candidate Le Pen was portrayed as too extremist to trust. Longtime insider Macron represents capital's divine right to rule. The sound of popping champagne corks Sunday night signified French oligarchs celebrating their triumph.

Neither candidate was a popular favorite. In round one voting, over three-fourths of French voters
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