Grandstand. A type of censorship with out a authorized foundation raises its sword and shoots down works whose arbitrary rereading judges them indiscriminately racialist or racist. Underneath the guise of a reputable declare for justice and reparation for victims of police violence, these new protest voices, electrified by social networks, apply to France American schemes regarding socio-cultural and ethnic questions. Freedom of expression is muzzled since it’s subordinate to id schemes.
Within the title of the rules and values that type the quintessence of the minds of the French individuals, its foundations inherited from the Enlightenment, we strongly reject the present amalgam between the historical past of France and that of the US and, on the inside these, from the colonial episode for the primary and slavery for the second.
Kids of humanist values, we are able to now not tolerate struggling the deleterious results of this viral confusion between colonialism and slavery, which ends up in our republican soil by condemnations in opposition to works which, as works without end stay the expression of a substance as a lot historic as moral.
To sentence them for what they signify within the eyes of the identitarists is to disclaim the truth of what has been, good or dangerous, in favor of a retroactive duty-being. These censors with out a code of legislation set themselves up as prosecutors and choose in absentia previous works by carrying the glasses of the current. Their studying grid sifts by way of their declare, enamelled with anti-racism, creations of bygone instances and calls for his or her outright withdrawal. The case will not be new.
Main misunderstanding of tradition
In March 2019, the blocking of the doorway to the Sorbonne by militants from the African Black Protection League and the Consultant Council of the Black Associations aimed to forestall the illustration of the Aeschyla tragedy, The Suppliantes, underneath the pretext of "Blackface". This brutal censorship of violence was primarily based on an entire ignorance of the essence of the Greek tragedy and on the contempt for the liberty of its director.
These censors with out code of legislation set themselves up as prosecutors and choose in absentia previous works by carrying the glasses of the current
At this time, new symbols function an outlet for these protesters. Plates (To the joyful negro) statues (Colbert, Gallieni), literary fictions dropped at the display (Gone with the wind) are underneath the yoke of those censures on the pretext that they’re the expression of an anti-black racism. This course of should problem as a result of it’s primarily based on a serious misunderstanding of tradition, its plural expressions, which can’t endure from being in contrast or hierarchical, however put in perspective, with the intention to perceive the which means that humanity has inscribed there, with its joys and sufferings.
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