The term "decivilization" used by Emmanuel Macron to describe a succession of violence in recent weeks "is not the prerogative of the far right", government spokesman Olivier Véran said on Friday in the face of an outcry. to the left.
“The word decivilization was used by a Jewish sociologist named Norbert Elias, born in the 1930s, who described the impact of the rise of Nazism in societies,” explained the minister on Europe 1. “This n It is not the prerogative of Mr. Renaud Camus, of the far right", he added.
Thinker of the "great replacement", Renaud Camus, entitled one of his books "Decivilization".
The controversy over the use of this word by the Head of State on Wednesday in the Council of Ministers is, according to Olivier Véran, "quite emblematic of our inability today to want to leave the debate on data that are nevertheless important".
It is a question, he added, of "taking a step aside". This "is not a phenomenon which corresponds to a political party or which corresponds to a political idea" but a situation which "harms everyone's well-being", he argued.
The spokesperson notably pointed to the "disinhibition" on social networks where "because someone does not agree with another, he will directly insult him, threaten him, caricature him to excess, even sometimes calling for hatred, because the barriers have fallen".
The President of the Republic had used this word following the assassination of a nurse from the Reims University Hospital and the death of three Roubaix police officers in a road accident caused by a heavily alcoholic and cannabis-positive driver. These facts concerning public officials add to a climate of violence and threats against elected officials, whether mayors or parliamentarians.
Questioned on BFMTV, the ecologist deputy Sandrine Rousseau nevertheless judged that the use of the term "decivilization" was "a political fault".
"I'm fed up with Emmanuel Macron's complacency with the far right!", She was annoyed, believing that each time (he) is faced with a difficulty, he launches a species perch on the far right, like that, to try to entertain", in reference to the social and political crisis linked to the pension reform.
She regretted that the president "does not consider social cohesion as a response to the crisis", placing himself according to her "always in a relationship of authoritarianism and a rough relationship, if not of opposition with his people" .
05/26/2023 10:24:31 - Paris (AFP) - © 2023 AFP