This is, in short, what the Ministers of Education of France and Quebec announced in an open letter obtained by Radio Canada entitled
Freedom vs Obscurantism School.
Jean-Michel Blanquer and Jean-François Roberge denounce
excess and the
excesses Who is this
Ideology and methods imported directly from some American universities, which are far from the values of respect and tolerance that underpin our democracies.
a movementthey say from
It is a breeding ground for all the extremisms that threaten the cohesion of our societies.
The two ministers directly refer to the thousands of books that were destroyed, some of which were burned and buried, by an Ontario school board. Ceremony
Flame purification It was organized in 2019.
This story, revealed by Radio Canada, roamed the world and provoked the indignation of many politicians.
Banning characters, performances and conferences, harassment on social media, censorship, subjugating science to ideology, erasing history even burning books, constitute numerous assaults on freedom of expression and civic sense, which takes us back. The darkest time in our western societies.
In their eyes, the
to reject to be
Exposure to opposing viewpoints testifies to a disturbing retreat from the democratic spirit. So there will be a file
Growing concern over discussions and dialogue. a
phenomenon Who is the
He hits France as much as he hits Quebec, they write.
According to Jean-Michel Blanquer and Jean-François Roberge, this is essential
At any cost, fighting extremism in attitudes, as well as against the culture of intolerance and erasure, but also against
pernicious effect from this culture.
Not by giving up on who we are or by ignoring where we came from, as the Memory Killers proclaim, we can celebrate progress and project ourselves into the future.
They argue that the school should be a
A primitive bulwark against ignorance and obscurantism.
youth meeting It will be organized by Quebec and French governments for
Discuss these questions alongside intellectuals.
This desire to write an open letter, signed by the representatives of France and Quebec, comes from Paris. A spokesperson for Jean-Michel Blanquer explains that “on hearing the news of the book burning in the French media, our minister contacted his Quebec counterpart and presented him with a joint letter.”
This “obscurantism” comes to “complicate” the work of teachers, deplores Jean-François Robertage on Radio Canada. In France as in Quebec, he notes,
We see that there is a certain culture of exclusion that actually prevents us from accomplishing the mission of the school. We want schools where freedom of expression is king.
Blanquer says wiki brought Trump to power
Last week, Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer sparked controversy in France, invoking the term “wake up”, which nevertheless does not appear in this open letter.
France and its youth must escape to me
Wokizme, he told the newspaper The Globalism (A new window).
In the United States, this ideology was able, through reaction, to bring Donald Trump to power, said the French minister, while claiming not to
I am simply against the idea of offering our youth a handle on social life by entering a contest of resentment.
The two presidential candidates next spring, Eric Zemmour, sometimes described as France’s Donald Trump, and Xavier Bertrand have vehemently denounced this ideology.
In Quebec, Prime Minister François Legault also used the term last month. The latter had singled out Quebec Solidere co-chairman, Gabriel Nadeau Dubois, from Awake, before giving his own definition of the word.
For François Legault,
Waking up is someone who sees discrimination everywhere.
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