Pascal Bruckner on the hyperlinks between Putin, the National Rally and the Insoumis: “a leash for two dogs” | EUROtoday

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LThe message from the Russian Foreign Ministry in favor of the National Rally (RN) welcoming the French need to free themselves from the dictates of Washington and Brussels shouldn’t be interference or clumsiness, however a discreet reminder to order. When you stroll your canine, you pull on the leash often to remind him who’s boss.

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We should say of the RN what was as soon as stated of the Communist Party: that it’s neither on the fitting nor on the left, it’s in Moscow, Vladimir Putin's docile lapdog. It will all the time stay astonishing {that a} “sovereignist” and patriotic social gathering chooses to align itself with a overseas energy, initially to search out its financing there.

A double dependency

This has been a relentless of ultranationalist teams since 1940: these most decided to vomit up the foreigner, the foreigner, are able to promote themselves to a robust energy to regenerate the homeland. Consider Charles Maurras, a Germanophobe and staunch anti-Semite who, in solidarity with Marshal Pétain, was charged with intelligence with the enemy.

On the left, La France insoumise is below the allegiance of Hamas, together with anti-Semitism and fanaticism: by loudly proclaiming Palestine because the central trigger, Jean-Luc Mélenchon is not directly aligning himself in flip with the Kremlin if we keep in mind that Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov [le ministre russe des Affaires étrangères, NDLR] finance and encourage Hamas leaders.

Double dependence: Vladimir Putin thus holds in France two political formations, enemies in look however mimetic, and which he can direct based on his pursuits. On the left as on the fitting, it’s nonetheless he who manipulates our passions and divides us: nice artwork of which we’re the dupes. Only the blind and the silly will likely be taken in by it.

*Pascal Bruckner is a thinker and essayist. His newest work, I endure subsequently I’m. Portrait of the sufferer as hero”, was revealed by Grasset.