French leaders say social and racial theories “entirely imported from the United States” are destroying French culture
It’s nice to see the French complaining about Leftwing American zealots.
However, Mr. Macron may wish to consider the contributions of:
Derrida. Foucault. Barthes. Lyotard. Baudrillard. Lacon. Althusser.
These are all French Postmodernists and/or Neo-Marxists. Sort of a 20th century Hall of Fame, actually.
They rejected rationality and objectivity. Sound familiar? If not, check out the Smithsonian Institution view.
These French philosophes claimed that the only valid social criterion is who has power. No other meaning is possible.
This is where those American zealots got the ideas that speech is violence, the Enlightenment was merely racism, “lived experience” wins any debate without regard to logic (which is racist, in any case), and that all lives don’t matter. It enables writers to make money from books titled In Defense of Looting. It posits that protests of the Goodthink sort are privileged in a polity otherwise under house arrest because of a viral pandemic. That’s a partial list.
Really, Emmanuel, where do you think these social and racial ideas learned to walk? BLM and Antifa have merely taken your countrymen at their word, adapted it to the street, and sent the resulting chaos back to France.
So, no. Phylloxera originated in the US, then infected French grapevines. BLM and Antifa ideas were incubated in France, exported to the US, and returned as a gain of function research error.