The official triggering of Article 50 is underway, setting the Brexit into motion. Meanwhile, the French elections on April 23 could seal the fate of France as the next major power to leave the European Union. This would be a potentially irreperable blow to the EU structure and a major rejection of neoliberal globalism; an orthodoxy that favors rule from centralized, consolidated supranational bodies over nationalism, protectionism, and the sovereign self-governance of traditional nation states.
This month’s loss for Dutch populist Geert Wilders in the race for Prime Minster of the Netherlands was a victory for the E.U. and the internationalist structure in general, but preliminary data shows French populist presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has a real chance at winning France’s general election. In terms of upsetting the neoliberal world order, a Le Pen win would likely make up for Wilders’ loss. (In addition, Wilders’ Party for Freedom gained Parliamentary seats, while the incumbent party lost their previously-held majorty.)
Known by some as “the female French Donald Trump” with a populist “France first” platform, Le Pen has indicated plans to set a Frexit in motion as quickly as possible if she takes office. This would mark a new milestone in global anti-liberal momentum already underway and represent a hit potentially too damaging for the E.U. and other key institutions of the neoliberal globalist system to survive.
Some claim that the Brexit, and the end of the E.U., could trigger an economic collapse. While they might be right, the global economic house of cards is already destined to fail on its own, regardless of the specific triggers or Black Swans involved. If candidates like Trump and Le Pen are in power when it happens, you can bet the financial crisis will be blamed on right-wing and anti-globalist policies, when in fact it will be caused by the same fraud and trickery from the same unelected multinational Elite that led to the collapse in 2008.
Look out for the results in France on April 23rd. And when the next global financial crisis arrives, look beyond the gobalist’s scapegoats.