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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire AL #236 - Viewpoint: Ready to silence! (fr, pt) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:47:53 +0200


The ban shows Dieudonné raises the question of the legitimacy of the state to dictate and guide the spirits. Rather than by state repression, it is by the direct action of the exploited-es that we will overcome racist and fascist ideas and speech. ---- Between racist remarks about Roma or Muslim, Manuel Valls suddenly announced that against anti-Semitic jokes Dieudonné, it was tough, and prohibit its shows. Wishes granted on January 9 for the show of Nantes, on the decision of the State Council. ---- Anne Hidalgo, PS candidate for mayor of Paris, on the other hand wants to close the Main d'Or, the pseudo-comic theater. Finally, the UDI member Meyer Habib wishes to file a bill to prohibit the scoop ...

In addition to these proposals only reinforce Dieudonné's status as a victim of the "system" can not subscribe, as libertarians, the idea that the state can legitimately determine what is ideologically or historically true or not , and which will prohibit reverse. Because, when we see the release of racist speech in the highest spheres of government, wacky opinions on immigrant-es but also on slavery, the First World War, the war in Algeria or May 68 expressed by some politicians was cold sweat at the thought of leaving them arbitrarily impose their vision of history or society.

The issue of supporting laws, decrees prohibiting any opinion, speech, gesture or organization whatsoever does not arise. We could not support the prohibition of a particular organization of the extreme right without implicitly recognize the legitimacy of the state to have the power of life and death over the political organizations, including the extreme left, and therefore his right to dissolve us if that was his good pleasure. Even if we do not go against the express prohibition of the National Front or this or that neo-Nazi organization ...

Direct action

This does not mean that all opinions are equal, they must be either released into the public space, the right-wing militias have their place in a democracy, or the denial must be taught in schools as well as the true story of the Holocaust - because then "everyone can make his opinion" ... These words, these ideas, these organizations must be fought and destroyed, but no moaning from the State to send the forces of repression do the dirty work. It is used to es to take charge by direct action. This direct action is primarily a battle of ideas to lead against the fascists, through a work-propaganda against businesses and neighborhoods where dieudonnesque ideology grows.

It is also a work disruption of fascists of all stripes in the field. So when frogs clam come to pray before the abortion clinics for the souls of aborted fetuses, as recently to Tenon Hospital in Paris, there is no need to appeal to the prefecture that prohibits this Prayer street. Must mobilize against by the larger number of activists and progressive feminists come dislodged.

We must do the same before the shows Dieudonné. Prevent rather than to keep praying for them to be banned. Already when the "anti-Zionist" list Soral and Dieudonné came parading in May 2009 on a popular Parisian market, it was the duty of antiracist come her firmly signify their disagreement, which had led to the detention of several of them. Four and a half years later, the State said that finally, it is true that Dieudonné is a little anti-Semitic, and that something should be done. And if, to begin with, he stopped to suppress those who are mobilizing on the ground against racism and fascism?

Vincent (AL Paris-Sud)
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