Thursday, May 4, 2017

Open Letter to the Entire French Electorate

Dear France,

Today, I read this in the New York Times report about your upcoming election: "The far-left leader, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, has suggested that there is an equivalence between the two candidates. Some two-thirds of his voters will cast blank votes or abstain on Sunday, according to an internal party survey.”

Mes amis, been there, done that: lots and lots of American progressives, disappointed in their choices, stayed home last November to send a message to the Democrats. As a result, we (and the rest of the world) got the world's most dangerous idiot as president.

I get that you're unhappy with your choices. What I'm saying is that you don't need to try it to see what happens. We got that covered.

Be smarter than us.

Merci.

3 comments:

Undine Spragg said...

Yes, and Slavoj Zizek, the darling of theoretical criticism, is advising the same thing after doing the same false equivalence and plumping for Trump in our disastrous election: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/french-elections-marine-le-pen-emmanuel-macron-no-real-choice-a7714911.html

That's right. Aim for the purest left theory and throw 24 million people off health insurance. As you say, we're already suffering the consequences in this country.

Belle said...

I have friends there who are truly disgusted with the French left (what's left of it). Happily, they are historians and will vote against LePen not just as a protest vote, but out of a rejection of all she stands for. They may not be happy with the lists, but they see what we did, and are determined that they themselves won't abstain.

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