“The nation is just an idea (and a shitty one at that), a myth that seeks to create a feeling of belonging to justify the existence of a state”

May the Flames of Joy Burn, May France Burn

Posted: July 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: General | No Comments »

Translated from Paris-Luttes.info

Football and its celebration by “the people” is a tool of capitalist social pacification that allows misery to be swept under the rug through a supposed multicultural unity.

Following France’s victory in the World Cup Semi-Finals, a certain enthusiasm took hold in the streets of many cities in the “French territory”. As soon as the final whistle sounded, hundreds or even thousands of people gathered in downtown squares, yelling, singing, laughing, hugging strangers and dancing, people jumped on passing cars, and smoke rose from flares. There was something unusual in the air. This fever contained a taste of what a moment of revolutionary energy might feel like, a break with normality. Read the rest of this entry »