by Stephen Lendman
At a time when the empire of lies and forever wars on humanity at home and abroad continues its decline toward history's dustbin, Russia's military might is smashing its Nazified Ukraine project, former Rothschild banker Macron lost his parliamentary majority, and for the first time, a US darling right wing extremist failed to become Colombia's president.
At the same time, hold the cheers.
Bad news way outdistances the other way around.
In cahoots with Pharma profiteers and MSM co-conspirators, hegemon USA continues its relentless war on public health with intent to destroy it altogether on the phony pretext of protecting us from a nonexistent coronavirus — by kill shots designed for this purpose.
And undemocratic Dem usurpers are hell bent for waging WW III on militarily superior Russia — while confronting China in similar fashion, Iran perhaps as well in deference to apartheid Israeli designs on Middle East dominance along with hegemon USA's regional presence.
And all of the above is happening as double-digit inflation causes misery for the vast majority of Americans and Europeans — while their economies contract toward what's likely to be protracted Main Street Depression conditions, what in hindsight may be seen as the worst in modern Western history.
On Sunday in France, "globalist puppet" Emanuel Macron's regime lost its parliamentary majority.
With most votes counted, his so-called coalition Ensemble is projected to win from 205 - 235 lower house National Assembly seats.
Luc Melenchon's leftist NUPES party is expected to win from 170 - 190 seats, most likely closer to the higher estimate.
Marine Le Pen's National Rally may have won up to 95 seats, a major gain for the party, and Republican Party candidates are projected to win from 60 - 75 seats.
A total of 289 seats are needed for National Assembly control.
Commenting on Sunday's results. Melenchon said the following:
"(A)bove all," most of the French electorate rejected "Macronism" dirty business as usual for privileged interests over the general welfare.
"It is a moral failure of the people who are always trying to teach everyone a lesson, who have presented themselves as a dam against the far-right."
"We beat Macron('s) (arrogance). He doesn't have the majority" he sought to retain.
Sunday's second round vote followed round one on June 12.
According to its results, Macron's Ensemble got 25.71% of the vote, NUPES getting 25.61% — a virtual dead heat.
While some positive change is likely following Sunday's results, the vast majority in France most likely will continue being largely ill-served in deference to privileged interests.
That's the disturbing reality throughout the decadent, depraved West and its global vassal states.
Separately in second round Colombia voting on Sunday, leftist Gustavo Petro leads Western darling, right-wing businessman mogul Rodolfo Hernandez by a 50.5% majority to the latter's 47.1% total with nearly all votes counted.
According to the Orinoco Tribune, well before Sunday's runoff presidential election, Pharma profiteer — flu/covid kill shot producer — Pfizer hosted a "luxurious party" on a Miami-based yacht for Hernandez and other wealthy business interests seeking greater profits than already in Colombia.
While the empire of lies doesn't tolerate ruling authorities unwilling to sell their souls to its interests, Petro tweeted the following on Sunday, saying:
"Today is a day of celebration for the people."
"May so many sufferings be eased in the joy that is flooding the heart of the country."
"This victory is for God, the people and their history."
"Today is the day for the streets and the plazas."
At the same time, Hernandez conceded defeat.
Former rebel, senator and Bogota mayor Petro twice before ran for president and lost.
His vice presidential running mate, Francia Marquez, is a Black feminist/human rights activist.
For time immemorial under US-controlled extremist right-wing regimes, Colombian narco-terrorism flourished.
Ruling authorities in the country have borne full responsibility for murdering thousands of trade unionists, campesinos, human rights workers, journalists, and others opposing ruthless regime policies, along with maintaining close ties to US imperial and monied interests.
Petro won't have an easy time of things if tries diverging greatly from how the empire of lies wants Colombia run.
It remains to be seen what he's able to accomplish for long exploited and ill-served Colombians while in office — without being toppled by made-in-the-USA color revolution for forgetting who's boss.