UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — French President Emmanuel Macron, during his flight back from Israel Thursday evening, strongly condemned the political speeches claiming that France had become dictatorial and justified political and social violence.
He told reporters on the plane that brought him back to France, “Today our society prevails in the idea that we are no longer democratic and that there is a form of dictatorship in place” condemning such “political speeches.”
“A dictatorship is a system, a person, or a clan that decides the laws. A dictatorship is a system in which leaders never change. Try the dictatorship and you will see whether France is like this! Dictatorship justifies hate. Dictatorship justifies violence to get out of it. But there is a basic principle in democracy that is respecting the other Preventing violence and fighting hatred.”
Macron saw that “all those who are silent today on this subject in our democracy are involved, today and tomorrow, in weakening our democracy and our republic.”
In response to a question about violence, the French President considered that “those who carry this violence, those who sarcasm at times, encourage (him), those who silence all necessary blame, forget a very simple thing: We are democracy.”
“Democracy is a political system in which leaders are chosen. It is a political system in which representatives are chosen who will vote freely on the laws governing society. This requires a lot, this matter means that the freedom and sovereignty of the people is recognized. But there is something in return It is that in a democracy, we have a duty of respect towards those who represent and vote on these laws because we have the power to repeal them.”
France has been witnessing protests and protest movements for a long time, against the backdrop of violent and rioting social demands.
Macron on Thursday participated in Israel in commemorating the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi camp. On the way back from the anti-Semitism that he linked to the economic and social crisis, he said, “All Western democracies are living in a crisis which is exacerbated by the great contemporary fears”, pointing to digital transformation and climate change.
He considered that “anti-Semitism is the most advanced and hard-line form of fear of the other.”
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