“The coalition of fears no longer targets only the RN but also the New Popular Front” | EUROtoday

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Dver two weeks, a brand new coalition of fears has crystallized. It now not primarily targets the National Rally (RN) and its nationalist and xenophobic program, however the New Popular Front, accused of all evils and all nonsense. Intellectuals, economists, bosses, public officers, ethical consciences now state it unequivocally: the “extremes” are coming collectively and, all issues thought-about, it will be higher to place up with three years of RN in energy reasonably than help this system of a reforming and redistributing left.

The voices that gasoline this coalition of fears, echoing the disastrous political technique adopted by the federal government for a lot of months, bear a significant historic accountability. That which consists of trivializing and minimizing the consequences of an imminent coming to energy of the acute proper, within the identify of the better hazard that the presence of La France insoumise would embody throughout the New Popular Front.

The unity achieved in just some days after the announcement of the dissolution of the National Assembly on June 9, first aroused hope, then reactivated an outdated historic reflex that had been considerably forgotten , that of the concern that the left evokes when it defends a… left-wing program. Each time it has arrived, for the reason that finish of the nineteenthe century, to current a united entrance, bringing collectively as broadly as potential its reformist and radical sensibilities, a triple concern stood as much as block the left: these of taxes, financial chaos and civil conflict.

Reduce taxes

The tax concern that the left arouses dates again to the nineteenth centurye century, at a time when radicals and socialists have been nonetheless in opposition. In December 1848, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte was elected president of the IIe Republic by denouncing “the 45 cent tax” that the provisional authorities needed to undertake urgently to reply to the disaster in public funds. Three years later, on December 2, 1851, he defeated the Republic by drive.

After putting in the IIIe Republic within the 1870s, radicals and socialists advocated the creation of a progressive revenue tax, to cut back the taxes that weigh on the consumption of the working courses. The liberal and conservative large bourgeoisie are offended and are mobilizing in all instructions. Taxing revenue and property (on the time we have been speaking about charges of barely 2% to five%…) could be a risk to freedoms, even to “civilization”. By defending its pursuits within the identify of defending small peasant homeowners and merchants (a traditional sample, which we discover at work right this moment), the large bourgeoisie achieved its ends: the revenue tax was consistently pushed again, from 1848 till the First World War.

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