The parliamentary elections in France have put a definitive end to the attempt by Éric Zemmour. His party, Reconquest!, did not win a single mandate and there is nothing more to talk about. Zemmour may become an interesting intellectual again. But nothing more.
In terms of the future of France, this is a disaster, because the worst combination has occurred. Zemmour might have been able to put up an equal fight with Macron, but Zemmour is losing to LePen and LePen is losing to Macron. So the result is the consolidation of Macron’s position, while at the same time the rapid rise of an anti-civilization left even more radical than Macron. State support for jihad, 76 genders and war enthusiasm – that’s almost 200 Melanchon MPs.
Organised political projects aimed at these radical groups thus paradoxically prevent political change.
In terms of the social fabric, this means another bankruptcy of a concept based on the opposition emerging from radical groups isolated from mainstream society. However sympathetic those groups are in many ways and many of their demands can be agreed with. Organised political projects aimed at these radical groups thus paradoxically prevent political change. In fact, it causes these groups not to connect with the mainstream public.