[Marxism] a thought on Badiou on the Gilets Jaunes

John Edmundson johnedmundson4 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 22:50:40 MDT 2019

Every organisation that ever was was a contradictory formation surely. I
think for some people no group or movement will ever be pure enough.


On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 1:24 PM Gary MacLennan via Marxism <
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> I am far from an expert on France or French politics and so was very
> pleased to see Badiou's thoughts on that movement.  But I cannot say I
> agree with his conclusions. I suspect that his characterisation of the
> movement is fairly correct when it comes to their reactive nostalgic
> nature. But to condemn them for not waving the red flag seems to me to be
> highly sectarian. Whatever the nuances of their politics the fact is that
> they are being brutalised each weekend by the State and that moves me to
> sympathy at least.
> Clearly they are a contradictory formation, but surely if one was in France
> one would be supporting them at some level?
> comradely
> Gary
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