Green witch-hunting in Paris: Because of Matzneff affair to the resignation urged

"shame", "resignation" or "Welcome to the pedophile-Land" was read on the bands of a small Demonstration in front of the Paris town hall. Had organized tw

Green witch-hunting in Paris: Because of Matzneff affair to the resignation urged

"shame", "resignation" or "Welcome to the pedophile-Land" was read on the bands of a small Demonstration in front of the Paris town hall. Had organized two Green politicians, who were elected at the end of June to the city Council. They demanded the resignation of Christophe Girard. "Shame, shame, shame" cried the young green's Deputy, Alice Coffin on the day after, in the Parliament hall, as the required resignation for twelve hours was fact. Girard had presented himself as the innocent lamb and victim of a witch hunt.

Jürg Altwegg

Freelance writer in the arts section.

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In the Paris city government, he was for the cultural policy. He is accused of the pedophile writer Gabriel Matzneff courted and supported. In his works, Matzneff describes his relationship to young boys and girls, for years he was a cult figure of the literary establishment, was moved to he from Gallimard. Only since the beginning of the year, the affair is worked up. Vanessa Springora, one of his victims, published an indictment, which was a best-seller: "Le consent ment" (the consent). Against Matzneff being investigated for rape. In the case of Girard, it comes to the financial support of Matzneff by Pierre Bergé and the Fondation Yves Saint Laurent, in which he was engaged, and subliminally to the accusation of "homosexual cliques". Matzneff benefits as a "meritorious writer" of cultural welfare (housing, pension).

witch-hunts to unsustainable habits of the past

announced a lawsuit and demanded that their koaltion partner to the exclusion of the Demo-organizers from the party, as well as a public apology. To the relief of Paris's head of cultural Affairs, it was argued, could lead to the presumption of innocence: The justice accuses Girard of nothing. The LGTB activist Alice Coffin dismissed any criticism of their behavior. "It is a scandal that Girard was once again entrusted with the culture," she justifies her outburst: "I read the New York Times' and believe what is written in the newspaper." In fact, the "New York Times, has been involved in" intensive and critical with Matzneff as the French Newspapers. It didn't take, a rooms, this little small according to the research of the "New York Times" in Lockdown right note. According to Girard's resignation, the Paris-based info portal Mediapart to put on: several Times, Girard entertained at the expense of the taxpayers Matzneff in no way a cheap restaurant. Also a hand-written dedication by the writer was published for his "cher ami". Girard was faking when he claimed not to know Matzneff only fleeting and his work at all.

And Anne Hidalgo knew it. According to the article in the "New York Times" was discussed, whether or not Girard was as a candidate on the socialist list is still portable. Moreover, they can be of different opinion. With your support, for Girard, but Hidalgo has taken in, against his better Knowledge to the Public. The dealings of the Elite with Matzneff and its heritage remains a disgrace. The behavior of Coffin, and other feminist policy is not better. But obviously the witch hunts in France are currently the only possibility with the unsustainable habits of the past to clean up. In addition, it also goes for the Green the workup and management of a gloomy Chapter. In earlier times, they had, in accordance with renowned Intellectuals Matzneffs claims impunity for child represented molester.

Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 04:19

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