‘Wokeism’ Too Far: The Progressive French are Scared of Creepy American Cancel Culture and Leftism
The world partners of the United States of America have seen the macabre rise of intolerant and vicious leftists who are consuming all enlightened culture and classical liberal concepts like ‘Free Speech” in their own country and forcing other people to seek distance from the USA.
“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,” The Daily Mail reported.
“‘Out-of-control woke leftism and cancel culture’ from the U.S is a threat to FRANCE because it ‘attacks’ the nation’s heritage and identity, French politicians and intellectuals say
- French politicians, prominent intellectuals, and academics are arguing against the influence of America’s ‘out-of-control leftism and cancel culture’
- They claim it is undermining French society and an attack on French heritage
- French President Emmanuel Macron in October cautioned against ‘certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States’
- His Education Minister also warned of a ‘battle to wage against an intellectual matrix from American universities’
AMERICA IS AN EXTENSTIAL THREAT TO FRANCE AND WESTERN CIVILIZATION, ACCORDING TO MACRON
In a speech in October on the ‘Fight against Separatism‘, Macron warned against leaving ‘the intellectual debate to others’ as he cautioned of the ‘certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States’.
“Many of these topics in which France used to excel academically have been undermined and we have abandoned them. And in so doing, we have left the intellectual debate to others, to those outside of the Republic by ideologizing it, sometimes yielding to other academic traditions. I am thinking of Anglo-Saxon traditions based on a different history, which is not ours. And when I see certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States, with their problems, which I respect and which exist, but which are just added to ours, I say to myself that it is reasonable to make this choice. And so we must, very clearly, re-invest, on a massive scale, in the field of social sciences, history, understanding of civilizations by creating posts, by stepping up dialogue, academic and scientific debate in order not to allow the knowledge, the understanding of Islam as a religion, of the civilization it underpins and its contribution to our country and our continent to become ideological and exclusively political debates,” Macron said.
A BIT PART OF THE PROBLEM IS US UNIVERSITIES
Macron’s education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer also warned in October that there is a ‘battle to wage against an intellectual matrix from American universities’.
“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.”
“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,” texasag.com reported.
How much does leftism coming out of America infect and harm our world partners? That is a question that should be explored.
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