The French case symptom of sick democracy

The unrest in France caused the reverse, even if partial, of the government. The particular French case exposes a society in deep crisis, because in the government there is a character elected only to avoid the extreme right, but which does not represent in an organic way the social fabric of the country. The current French president, in fact, in the first round reached only 24 percent of the votes and reached the highest office of the state thanks to the conjunction of a fallacy electoral system combined with the fear of a political party too detached from the French political system. These considerations are not new and represent reflections already made on the French system, but it is good to always remember to avoid dangerous drifts like the current one. The current French president represents a mixture of technocracy and liberalism, which pretends to pay attention to the social and economic problems of most of the country, but which imposes solutions dropped from above, which seem functional only to a part, which is a minority, of the French company. The economic recipes of the President of France seem once again to safeguard the richest part of the country going to increase a too high social inequality, which is the main danger for the stability of the country. From here to getting to consider a democracy crisis the path is short. A crisis affecting European democracies, Europe, the left and the liberal right. The problem seems to be a too close link with the financial aspect on the political one, which leads to overturning the foundations of Western thought. Of course there was no need for the symptoms so evident in these days in France, where the protest is an expression of an autonomous form by traditional subjects, including the trade unions, and that does not seem to be governed by any entity, but pure expression of anger caused by an ever-increasing discomfort. This protest has also surpassed populism and indifference, which were also the greatest evidence of the failures of the democracy used in a distorted manner, to become a sort of oligarchy in the hands of finance. Often the phenomena that occurred in France were anticipations of events that also occurred in the rest of Europe. For the advance of the extreme right was not so, yet the explosion of anger seems to have only been postponed to these days, caused by those who had avoided the settlement of dangerous political party. Once again it is impossible to understand why we continue to propose economic recipes that aim to impoverish the most substantial part of a country, an aspect that is also reflected in Europe, producing an increasingly widespread discontent, which is difficult to contain. What is missing is a culture of redistribution, respect for work, too much taxed with respect to assets, merit, which is increasingly less important and finally the importance of the social elevator, too blocked in favor of the position rents of a part always smaller than the social body. These solutions have a wide range of potential applications, which should decree the difference of a more progressive political vision compared to a more conservative one or the contrary, but represent a series of common values, which should be those from which to start, to aggregate forces a time on opposing sides, but that the contingent moment should aggregate for the protection of democratic systems. The starting point is a vision that has at its core the wellbeing of the social body understood as the fundamental structure of society and which, necessarily, concerns the greatest number of people. This must be done with a political action untied by the interests of finance, which have too much influenced the development, unfortunately negative, of the political tissues, which have abandoned their main function: social welfare. Without these assumptions, the contrast to populism loses its departure and opens up unexplored territories in which these phenomena can also be overcome by scenarios of difficult prediction, but which do not exclude recourse to authoritarianism and even violence.

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