The French citizens have spoken, and they have spoken loud and clear. They sent a message to the right-wing nationalists and stomped them into the ground -where they belong.
France, the country that gave us the Statue of Liberty so many years ago, has shown us -and the rest of world- how liberty and freedom look like. The French citizens were not blinded by demagoguery and fear, they did not fall for hatred. France cast a vote for a future with the European Union.
After Austria and Holland, now France stood up and defended democracy as well. The world has not gone completely mad, only parts of it.
I wish President Macron well. He certainly has a hard job ahead of him.
O Liberty, can man resign thee
Once having felt thy generous flame?
Can dungeons, bolts or bars confine thee
Or whips thy noble spirit tame? (repeat)
Too long the world has wept, bewailing
That falsehood’s dagger tyrants wield,
But freedom is our sword and shield,
And all their arts are unavailing.
To arms, to arms, ye brave!…”