Emmanuel Macron told Kamala Harris yesterday that he would like the first European to join the NASA 2025 trip to the moon to be French.
Yes, “Americans” were the first to walk on the moon, but Macron knows that Columbus landed in the island Ayiti in the Caribbean in 1492, which was inhabited by the Taíno and Arawakan people, and renamed it La Isla Española (“the Spanish Island”), later Latinized to Hispaniola.
Hispaniola, now known as Haiti, became a French island and staged the first successful slave rebellion in 1791. This led to the French announcing that Haiti owed France reparations – from which the country has never recovered.
The international financial architecture has been set up in such a way that so-called creditors (unrepentant genocidal war criminals in this instance) are favoured at the expense of Haitian nation – the people they permanently enslaved.
So maybe Macron has a bit of a second mover advantage glint in his eye. I only came across the term last week in Cashless Revolution which describes the way Ali Baba and Tencent in China learned from how Google, Amazon, eBay, PayPal & the banks operated in the US.
As for Kamala, whose dad is an economist from Jamaica, she seems completely oblivious to all things past present and future. Will she be on the Democrat ticket next year? I suspect she will. But expect shenanigans.