When France, who gave us such advances as the French Revolution, and the Reign of Terror thinks that woke culture is being too heavy-handed, that should come as a wake-up call.
The Reign of Terror saw the systematic slaughter of some 42,000 or so politically motivated and antireligious killings in the span of roughly 10 months. (As compared to the Spanish Inquisiton’s body count of about 2,000 over two centuries.)
This is to say, that the French know a thing or two about heavy-handed political reprisal. They have also had first-hand experience with tasting the blunt end of the pool cue when it comes to authoritarian fascism.
And even THEY aren’t buying the left’s excuse that their aggressive cancel culture is simply taking a principled stand against fascism.
France tilts pretty hard to the left as it is, and even THEY are telling woke Americans to take it down a notch.
Even Macron himself has weighed in.
Politicians, prominent intellectuals, and academics in France have voiced concern that ‘out-of-control leftism and cancel culture’ from the United States is threatening French identity.
They are arguing that American ideas on race, gender, post-colonialism – especially those coming from U.S. universities – are undermining French society and are an attack on French heritage.
…Historian Pierre-André Taguieff argued in the same way that the ‘American-style black question’ was a ‘totally artificial importation’ to France.
He said that it was all driven by ‘hatred of the West, as a white civilization’.
‘The common agenda of these enemies of European civilization can be summed up in three words: decolonize, demasculate, de-Europeanize,’ Taguieff said.
‘Straight white male — that’s the culprit to condemn and the enemy to eliminate.’
… In Macron’s comments, made two weeks into the protests on June 14, he blamed universities for encouraging the ‘ethnicization of the social question’ — amounting to ‘breaking the republic in two’.
Macron’s intervention was welcomed by academics including sociologist Nathalie Heinich.
‘I was pleasantly astonished,’ she told the Times. –DailyMail
France is taking a stand, while America debates whether running up a white surrender flag would constitute a microagression.
What a crazy time to be alive.
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