5 June 2018

Fifty years after 1968, the spirit lives on in rue de l'aubépin, Lons-le-Saunier, Jura (39)

Rue de l'aubépin, Lons-le-Saunier, where the spirit of Mai 1968 lives on. I adore places like this.

Walter Bassan, a former member of the French Resistance against Hitler's murderous mob, died in the night between 4 and 5 September 2017.

His words say that there is but one race, the human race, which deserves respect and should be defended. Throughout history people have fought for a better world, such as the slaves in ancient times or the revolutionaries of 1789, the World War II Resistance members – and the oppressed have always won. He says that consumer society tends to isolate, to shut people into a cold, mechanical, impersonal, dehumanised world with short-term interests. But we should be thinking more of sharing, of brotherhood and the freedom to create for the future.

Resistance is choosing to live, preserving life, with no possiblity of going back. By resisting, we create a better society.

Government by the CAC 40. In English, that would read government by the Footsie index, and all over the world it's pretty much the same message that the clowns in government want to broadcast: shares win, sharers lose. Oh, how wrong they are.

La lutte continue, et les opprimés vaincront.

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