“For what tomorrow will be, no one knows.”
I turn to this Derrida title, borrowed from Victor Hugo: It is suitable to represent the torment of many voters of the more or less radical left who today carry out their election duties in the second round of French voting. I don’t think I can wipe out the uncertainties on the horizon. But, to help us all out, I’ll try to give them a shape and a name.
We know what we’re voting against, why we’re doing it and how. There’s no other way around it than to vote for Marine Le Pen’s opponent, who happens to be Emmanuel Macron.
This issue at hand doesn’t just pertain to the odious National Front program. It concerns the effects that would result from the coming to power of a neo-fascist party, born of French Algeria and the OAS [Organisation de l’armée secrète, the French clandestine paramilitary organization created in 1961 with the support of the Franco regime in Spain]. It’s a party founded on the antagonism of immigrants and the identification of “the enemy within.” It would ensure a rampage, like Brexit only tenfold, a wave of Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist attacks, along with the collapse of republican values and personal safety.