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Ivan Rioufol, journalist and editorial writer for Le Figaro
Paris on 19/11/2015
Photo François Bouchon / Le Figaro

CHRONICLE – The election of Emmanuel Macron has fostered the tyranny of minorities who demand Western guilt.

A wish for 2018? Let ridicule finally bring down the “anti-racists”: they make the minorities decreed untouchable undrinkable. This weekend, the footballer of the France team, Antoine Griezmann, had to apologize for making himself up as a black basketball player from the 1980s, wearing an afro wig; he wanted to honor the Harlem Globetrotters. The same stupid controversy fell on the new Miss France, Maëva Coucke, who declared, defending her candidacy: "After a blonde, a brunette, a Miss with a lion's mane, why not a redhead". Having recalled the frizzy hair of Alicia Aylies, to whom she succeeded, earned the elected redhead to be accused of racism.

Le Monde of Tuesday devoted to the "new militants of anti-racism" a complacent article on racialized internships prohibited to whites, without finding fault with it. The government's decision to reverse the appointment of racialist activist Rokhaya Diallo to the National Digital Council has sparked more indignation than its hateful remarks denouncing "State racism". Etc.

Those who apply human rights as a religion behave like arsonists: neither individuals nor cultures are interchangeable

The hold of political correctness continues to grow. This year, black activists demanded to rename places bearing the name of Colbert, accused of promoting slavery. These vigilantes mimic the American activists who unbolt the statues of the southern general Robert E. Lee and instruct the trial of Christopher Columbus. In the aftermath, the heterosexual white male has become, in the eyes of neo-feminists, a potential sexual predator.

A similar presumption of guilt hangs over the host society, accused of never doing enough for the “migrants”. The anti-racist dialectic considers Islam as the religion of the weak and the Muslim as the damned of the earth. In a collective forum published on Saturday by Le Monde, mayors (including Martine Aubry and Alain Juppé) give up trying to differentiate between official refugees and rejected asylum seekers who want to stay on the territory. They write: “Welcoming new residents with dignity is the responsibility of all of us.” And so let's go!

Humanitarian indoctrination, which obliges us to welcome whoever wants and to give in to whoever demands in the name of sacred diversity, is a threat to national cohesion and civil peace. Those who apply human rights as a religion behave like arsonists: neither individuals nor cultures are interchangeable.

The brainwashing enterprise of the "elites" is such that the opposition of the natives to settlement immigration is seen as an indefensible withdrawal

Jacques Toubon, the Defender of Rights, promotes sadistic angelism when he declares, Tuesday in Le Parisien: “We have to get out of this policy based on the control of migratory flows”, while admitting the “fear” of European opinions in the face of the arrival of foreigners. The brainwashing enterprise of the "elites" is such that the opposition of natives to settlement immigration is seen as an indefensible withdrawal.

On Sunday, the Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe, defined this "populist reflex" as being "the flattery of low instincts". Beautiful souls are odious: they deny themselves any compassion for the forgotten French and offer themselves to their replacements.

Macron fits into this comfort of good feelings, which demands Western guilt. His election marked the consolidation of political correctness, which supports the tyranny of minorities. Presidential candidate, he had constantly castigated the “sad passions” and the “grieving spirits” that he said he saw among the “forces of the old world” worried about their future in their country open to all.

Macron's support for Angela Merkel's disastrous migration policy, added to his praise of a post-national society and his attacks on "xenophobes" put him in the camp of immigrationists. The theme of immigration, like that of Islam, was also absent from his campaign, but also from the debate which had opposed him to Marine Le Pen. He hadn't said a word about it either during his first television interview in October. Sunday, during his salon conversation with Laurent Delahousse on France 2, the subject was not further discussed. The president tied his hands.

● Macron facing immigration

The excitement aroused this week, in the socialist and communist left, by the government's intentions to "toughen", at the start of the school year, the conditions for the reception of "migrants" and the expulsion of rejected asylum seekers makes it seem Macron in a role he did not prepare. “I do what I said,” likes to repeat the president. If he were to be taken at his word, the imperative of non-discrimination, the cornerstone of political correctness, should dissuade him from having to distinguish between the political refugee and the economic refugee.

It is true that its interior minister, Gérard Collomb, seems to assume this sorting which the humanitarian associations totally refuse. Monday, however, Collomb wanted to see these organizations remain partners of the public authorities. On Tuesday, he symbolically welcomed 25 refugees himself. On Wednesday, he gave up sending the rejected cases back to transit countries, which were nevertheless qualified as "safe third countries". The same day, the Prime Minister assured that he wanted to maintain “the unconditionality of the reception”, while marking an apparent firmness.

Macron's weakness is not having understood to what extent immigration was an explosive subject for public opinion, in France as in the rest of Europe.

Macron's weakness is not to have understood to what extent immigration was an explosive subject for public opinion, in France as in the rest of Europe. In July, he still declared that he wanted to house everyone “dignified”, before any decision to deport him. "I don't want anyone on the streets at the end of the year." Untenable commitment of course. Especially since the message was understood as an invitation to come more.

The interest of the nation would obviously be to see Macron do violence to himself, by recognizing the lightness of his analyzes on societal issues. The presidential strategy of “at the same time” is inapplicable when it is primarily a question of dissuading the unfortunates from joining the European mirage. Will Macron be able to free himself from the bad conscience instilled for decades by the gravediggers of the French people? The next few months will tell. But it seems unlikely that the president can destabilize the right, who claims to be uninhibited and freed from ready-made thoughts.

● Laughter censorship

Latest victim of censors: the comic Tex, fired from France 2 for a bad joke about battered women. Today, a Desproges, a Coluche, a Le Luron would be unemployed. Political correctness is a dictatorship.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Next notebook: January 12


Source: Ivan Rioufol: “France linked by political correctness”

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