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Gilles Platret, Marine Le Pen, Michel Rocard… The politics of the Godwin point


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Gilles Platret, Marine Le Pen, Michel Rocard… The politics of the Godwin point

October 2021: Gilles Platret and “ethnic cleansing”

Even Jean-Marc Morandini was shocked. On the CNews set, Gilles Platret, mayor of Chalon-sur-Saône, had however warned, on October 5: “I’m going to use a word that will inevitably make people react. “ And the spokesman for the Republicans to assert: “In some neighborhoods, (…) I feel a kind of ethnic cleansing (…). It’s not just a feeling, it’s a reality, you have people of foreign origin who are gradually chasing away what in demographics are called natives. “ Disapproval, even in the ranks of LR. “Thought police”, according to Gilles Platret. The CSA was seized.

December 2010: Marine Le Pen compares street prayers to “the Occupation”

Gilles Platret, Marine Le Pen, Michel Rocard… The politics of the Godwin point

Islam in the crosshairs. On December 10, 2010, in Lyon, on the land of Bruno Gollnisch, whom she then faced to take the head of the FN, Marine Le Pen tackled the street prayers organized by some Muslims in lack of places of worship: “For those who like to talk a lot about the Second World War, if it is to talk about the Occupation, we could talk about it now. (…) Admittedly, there are no tanks, but it is an occupation all the same. “ After the general indignation, she corrects: “The Occupation of World War II is with a capital ‘O’. The occupations I was talking about are those with a little “o”. “ Judged for inciting racial hatred, she was released in December 2015.

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August 2010: Michel Rocard, the miners and “Vichy”

Gilles Platret, Marine Le Pen, Michel Rocard… The politics of the Godwin point

Major anger. In August 2010, Michel Rocard is indignant at the will of the government of Nicolas Sarkozy to condemn the parents of delinquent children to prison. “The law on juvenile offenders moves from individual criminal responsibility to collective responsibility, he denounces in Marianne. We hadn’t seen that since Vichy, we hadn’t seen that since the Nazis. ” Himself criticizes “Exaggerations” security of the executive, the former Prime Minister Alain Juppé will qualify: “Despite all the esteem and even the friendship I have for him, I find that Michel Rocard, when he talks about Vichy and Nazism, loses common sense. ”

March 2009: Christine Albanel, Hadopi and the “Gestapo”

Gilles Platret, Marine Le Pen, Michel Rocard… The politics of the Godwin point

The Godwin point sometimes appears unexpectedly in certain debates. On March 12, 2009, during the examination of the creation and Internet bill, the Minister of Culture, Christine Albanel, defends the creation of the High Authority for the dissemination of works and the protection of rights on the Internet (Hadopi), a highly contested project. “I am overwhelmed by all the caricatures on all the benches and by the stubbornness which consists in presenting Hadopi as a sort of antenna for the Gestapo”, declares the minister. Faced with the outcry, she ” took of “ this word. Hadopi should be merged with the Superior Audiovisual Council on January 1, 2022 to become the Audiovisual and Digital Communication Regulatory Authority (Arcom).

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