Despite the bold, economically-populist theme, "Early in the weekend Mr. Trump's aides complained that the agenda that Mr. Macron set focused more on what they called "niche issues" like climate change than on global economic challenges." Of course Macron was not about to discuss ending Quantitative Easing, ending central bank collusion among the G7 nations to provide free taxpayer money for corporate banks, or ending punishing austerity measures on the average person to pay for these 1%-geared policies. In modern fake-leftist and centrist fashion, Macron prefers to focus on class-neutered issues like ecology - the Brazilian wildfires were so well-timed to keep economic redistribution out of the discussion that they might have been set on purpose! Furthermore, many wondered why Macron encourages gold mining in the modern-day colony of French Guiana if he loves the rainforest so much?
For all his "Vote for me because I'm not a racist like Le Pen" duplicity, Macron has always been a hard-core French imperialist at heart, and he is here to lead the world's non-Whites/non-Christians to civilization. "He said as much last week, telling journalists that the summit was a way to demonstrate that the 'European civilization project' was an 'answer' in a world searching for 'global stability.'"
In the end Macron's wonkish vigor and mastery (of only the neoliberal solutions to global instability) is all a way to push Western Liberal technocratism, and thus he is no different from the election campaign of Hillary Clinton. Technocratism views morality as relative, Western bourgeois individual freedoms over broad equality as a given, and the exceptional individual as having an atheistic/biological divine right to lead.
More examination of the empty-calorie thrill of the G7 is needed, and also of Israel's predictably murderous and hysterical response to the possibility of European detente with Iran, which will be discussed in Part 2.
[See Part 2]