First from my time in France and studies, French society has always valued being run by intellectuals so this might sting a bit, good.
First I might add it’s ■■■■■■■ embarrassing when the French are calling us woke pansies.
President Macron said
“The threat is said to be existential. It fuels secessionism. Gnaws at national unity. Abets Islamism. Attacks France’s intellectual and cultural heritage.”
And who is the president of France warning and talking about? Must be some place bad Syria? Somalia? for sure, nope America’s progressive woke left.
From the president of France, hardily a right wing hate icon
The threat? “Certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States,’’ said President Emmanuel Macron.
In the NYT’s piece, the article is linked at the bottom all blocks with quotes are from the article,
which is a good read even though at times the NYT’s has to paint some wokeness in it still is a rebuttal by an ally on the dangers of woke politics.
“French politicians, high-profile intellectuals and journalists are warning that progressive American ideas — specifically on race, gender, post-colonialism — are undermining their society. “There’s a battle to wage against an intellectual matrix from American universities,’’ warned Mr. Macron’s education minister."
Well no ■■■■ at least half of the country has been saying this here for years while a decent percentage of the left has lost their collective minds trying to one up the next on seeing who can be more woke or how far they can push it often encouraged by the media and rarely denounced within the party.
“Emboldened by these comments, prominent intellectuals have banded together against what they regard as contamination by the out-of-control woke leftism of American campuses and its attendant cancel culture."
I never thought I would be cheering for the Je capitule French but hey here I am and if it takes of all countries France to open the eyes to something so melelavont it should frighten anyone who loves, cherishes and wants to keep western society so be it. Good on the French, but embarrassing Je suis France.
So basically Americas woke is like covid-19 an invasive entity that crawls into your country wreaks havoc while simultaneously breaks down society. To bad theres no vaccine.
The article without the paywall