The French president is an unpredictable chap — one day he’s pouring out progressive platitudes and the next he’s throwing out truth bombs.
Well, yesterday President Macron lost his cool during a Q&A at his visit to Burkina Faso, a former French colony near Nigeria.
The Q&A was discussing the current problem of human trafficking between Africa and Europe and insisted there needs to be a Euro-Africa solution to the problem.
However, rather than imply Europe sorts out the problem itself, Macron defended the European people’s reputations, after previously admitting Europe has in the past committed serious crimes.
“In Libya, we’re engaged in diplomatic relations to find a political solution,” he said, raising his voice. Macron then implied that Africans should look closer to home for a solution, claiming that local people are the chief traffickers.
“Who are the traffickers? Ask yourselves – being the African youth – that question. You are unbelievable. Who are the traffickers? They are Africans, my friends. They are Africans. Ask yourselves the question.
“It’s not the French who are the traffickers, it’s the Africans. So everyone should understand the responsibility, and we’ve started to do that, to dismantle them. But stop the argument saying, ‘It’s someone else.’
“Show me a French, Belgian, German person, who carried out trafficking between Nigeria and Libya. This person doesn’t exist,”Macron added. “So, these days in Africa, there are Africans who make other Africans slaves, this is the reality. And there are Europeans who benefit from this misery in Europe, it’s unacceptable. In both cases, these are crimes. We are fighting both cases.”
Good on Macron for not pussyfooting around the problem, like so many political correctness crazed politicians of the Western world do.