Antivax: definition

The followers of Andrew Wakefield, a medical swindler When I talk about antivax on this blog, it’s not just a person who has learned about vaccines and is skeptical. I’m talking about the real anti-vaccine activist, conspiracy theorist and proselyte trained on social networks. There are nuclei of influence inspired by Andrew Wakefield, a former … Read more

The source of the Ukrainian Big Bang

Falling from the clouds Ukraine invaded. Popular stupefaction in the West. How can such a coup de force still occur at the door of one’s home, when each risk seems immediately dissected by the information networks, then stuck in a series of countermeasures that make any radical action impossible? The West today lives in this … Read more

Can nonconformism become a confinement?

My ex-best friend is a notorious nonconformist. Deconstructor since adolescence, he has fun destabilizing certainties with enough delicacy so that his interlocutors do not feel any aggression. A strong encouragement: he does the same thing on himself. Perpetually mocking his own speech. You take in what you like; nothing forces you to do so. Thus … Read more

The society of blackbirds

A group of Moluccan blackbirds squabble. On closer inspection, five of them are in the process of beating the sixth. Beak and claw strokes. The victim does not lead wide and flees with a wing, pursued by the vengeful group, which gets tired after a few moments. Guilty of a mysterious incarceration, the blackbird was … Read more

Lessons to be learned from the 3rd referendum

About radicalization By radicalizing, everyone creates the same opposite radical in front of themselves.” This maxim is repeatedly verified. An Algerian comedian drew an Islamist extremist marching with a ‘Vote Trump’ sign. Indeed, populists such as Trump or Zemmour play into the hands of opposing radicals, to the detriment of moderates. Similarly, among the Caledonian … Read more

What is the difference between participatory democracy and anarchy?

Democracy seemed to be a mature institution, only requiring more fluidity in its decision-making levels. Here it is contested. The citizen reacts to the drastic reduction of its importance by refusing to comply with the instructions of the collective. This movement has different facets: rejection of legislation, of the general order, groupism, wokism. Philosophically it … Read more

Minorities: assimilation or isolation?

The debate on the integration of cultural minorities, revived by Zemmour’s integral assimilationism, is an avatar of the perpetual struggle between the individual and the collective. Conflict that resides within oneself. Me and the Whole. When ‘I’ resembles all the others, we take the side of the All and vilify the egocentrism of the recalcitrant. … Read more

Race, sex, and discrimination

Etymology ofostracism: exclusion from public life. In troubled times, the Athenians inscribed on a piece of pottery or a shell(ostrakon in Greek) the name of the person whose ideas they considered most dangerous for the city. The person was banned for ten years. Today the term indicates an unjust social exclusion, because the reasons are … Read more