French Honcho Likens Self to Roman God

Emmanuel Macron is president of France because the French nooze media never, ever wrote or mentioned his name without attaching the comfortable label “centrist” to it.

But now he’s telling the noozies that his thought processes–is that what those are?–are “too complex” for them to understand. And, having summoned legislators to attend him at the palace of Louis XIV in Versailles, Macron is said to have expressed his intention to govern as “a remote, dignified figure, like the Roman god of gods, who weighs his rare pronouncements carefully” (

Or, as Caligula used to say, “For ‘Jove’ read ‘me’!”

Is Macron trying to out-Obama Obama? I dunno, which is better–making the sea levels go down, or turning into a god? Stay turned for additional rare pronouncements.

7 comments on “French Honcho Likens Self to Roman God

  1. As soon as I read this, it brought to mind the account in Acts 12, concerning Herod. Verse 21, “On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat upon the throne, and delivered an oration to them. 22 And the people were shouting, “The voice of a god, and not of a man!” 23 Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.”

    One must wonder where all of this will lead. If Macron thinks his thoughts are too complex to be shared, I can’t help but think he’s heading for a humbling experience. As I understand it, Mr. Trump gave him an American handshake and all but bowled him over. Who needs sit-coms when we have the news? 🙂

    1. A friend of mine became mayor of our town, but he wasn’t mayor for long. Shortly before Election Day, for his second term, he addressed a controversial local issue by saying it was too complicated for ordrinary dum peple to understand it, so he wouldn’t bother to discuss it.
      He got run out of office so fast, his shadow didn’t know where to look for him.
      But I don’t know about the French. I fear I’ve underestimated their penchant for self-abasement.

    2. I fear you are right. Look at the history of France in the 20th century. They are certainly not the intrepid explorers of centuries past.

  2. “The mastermind is driven by his own boundless conceit and delusional aspirations, which he self-identifies as a noble calling. He alone is uniquely qualified to carry out this mission. He is, in his own mind, a savior of mankind, if only man will bend to his will. Such can be the addiction of power. It can be an irrationally egoistic and absurdly frivolous passion that engulfs even sensible people. In this, the mastermind suffers from a psychosis of sorts and endeavors to substitute his own ambitions for the individual ambitions of millions of people.

    Levin, Mark R.. Ameritopia (Kindle Locations 277-281). Simon & Schuster, Inc.. “

  3. When I first read about this, I thought it must surely be a hoax or satire. Do you suppose it might be? “L’etat, c’est moi” is one thing, but “Le Dieu, c’est moi” is another. Maybe an example of French dry wit that we don’t understand? Or are the French now toast?

    1. I’m afraid he wasn’t kidding. But then neither was Caligula. And how many times did Newsweak hail President *Batteries Not Included as some kind of supernatural being?

    2. I’d lean towards the explanation that the French are in deep manure. There are some very significant events happening right now, major realignments and new lines drawn in the sand. It’s easy to credit these to one specific event or leader, but the roots run much deeper.

      I see the shadows cast by the two World Wars as still being prominent and, for whatever reason, France seems to end up in trouble every time trouble strikes the European continent. If the nations were horses, I wouldn’t bet on France to Show or Place and certainly not to Win.

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