The PS returns to the factory.

Forgotten, the young commuter, a key figure of the 2007 campaign. Francois Hollande woos working-class voters in the priority. Good news, according to Quebec journalist.(Le Devoir Montrea)They had virtually disappeared from the landscape since the heyday of the 1970s leftist.But they are back with their hard hats, boots of workers and their big calloused hands.They are on the pictures of the countryside, where they pose with candidates for the French presidential election. All contenders are now lining up at the factory gates, where they compete for the vote of this respectable lady that used to be called the working class. In stark contrast with previous campaigns. The candidates then seeking to put next to disadvantaged youth in the suburbs, we had fun with dress up as young American ghettos. Far from the big red spot Grandpa, it was time to "diversity". It was absolutely necessary to be open to all minorities, even more care towards the children of immigrants, who were to symbolize all by themselves the future of France.
Popular strata neglected
The comparison would be anecdotal and simple matter of electoral marketing if it does not mark a big red mark the return of the popular classes in French politics. A return that could be a lesson outside of France, perhaps even in Quebec. What has happened? Of course, there was the crisis and unemployment, which particularly affect the working classes. But there has mostly been taking. realize that surfing for years on the illusions of globalization, technological revolution, the cult of youth and multiculturalism, almost all political parties had abandoned the working classes to the National Front. All statistics show that this populist party with xenophobic overtones is one that the electorate has the most popular. And for good reason: it is the only one who chose to systematically courting this population, which, if we add employees, still represents a two voters.

The country in standard
Shortly before the primary socialist think tank Terra Nova, close to the beaten candidate Martine Aubry, had theorized that the ideology of the people left in the opposite direction. In a report published last May, he even urged the Socialists do not care too much about classes as too reactionary and progressive enough, for young urban professionals (also called sores) and ethnic minorities. As Bertolt Brecht said, since the people vote against the government, should dissolve the people. It is this ideology that some liberal and multicultural activists socialists rejected by electing Francois Hollande.
No wonder not that the campaign marks the return of socialist patriotism left, while Ségolène Royal had a scandal [in 2007] for simply dared to sing the Marseillaise in an assembly. At the launch of the socialist countryside, at Le Bourget, there were more than tricolors socialist flags. The candidate did not hesitate to evoke "French dream" and the greatness of France. By reviving the popular classes, Francois Hollande has also distanced some of progressivism philistine fashion. One need only listen to his speech on education, delivered at Orleans on Feb. 9, where, away from the educational fads, he defended a more traditional school returned to its original purpose.
A school "knowledge, knowledge, culture, civility," which, he said, nobody should be judged unworthy of reading La Princesse de Cleves or Madame Bovary. The context is obviously different. But the Quebec left has it not also, happily surfed the same modes and other liberal multicultural fads? Do not hesitate to learn from what happens today in France.Source :

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