By sacking one of his best generals and replacing him with a ‘woke chic’ scholar when the country is already suffering from racial tensions, Macron gives the unsettling impression that France’s decadence is a settled issue.
Climate activists have been using attempted vandalism of great art works as a new way to stir up emotions. At the increased rate of incidents, it may only be a matter of time until something irreplaceable gets damaged or destroyed.
Johnson lifted talking points from the wokesters’ playbook, calling Putin’s invasion of Ukraine “a perfect example of toxic masculinity” and urging the world to install “more women in positions of power.”
Beware of those who would betray the proud Gascon. Obviously, Joe Wright, the American director who embarked on the highly questionable adventure of adapting Cyrano to the wokish style, must not have been aware of the risks involved.
The problem with complacent ruling elites is that, to justify their dominance, they are forced to resuscitate old terrors and to make up new ones. They rely on phantom enemies against which they can pose as our protectors.
Given these facts, today’s wokeist global governance project turns out to be anything but a benign program to improve humanity’s lot around the globe. Instead, it is an unlimited power grab to define truth and justice, under the banner of ‘universal human rights.’
Standing athwart the emergence of a ‘literal society’ which no longer appreciates irony, nuance, or sarcasm, the intellectual Alain Finkielkraut’s embrace of high culture makes him a reactionary in today’s France.