Speech by Head of State: “If I were God, I would have pity on the hearts of the French”


CHRONICLE – The socio-economic situation demands a renewed social contract.

While having erected secularism to the rank of state religion, France does not prohibit invoking the divinity.What did we do to the good Lord?: we remember this hilarious comedy (2014) narrating the “unconventional” marriages of the four daughters of a bourgeois Catholic couple from Chinon. Today, it is another formula which challenges us, and it is well known by Emmanuel Macron whose predilection for the music of Debussy is known. “If I were God, I would have pity on the hearts of men”, cries old Arkel in Pelléas and Mélisande. Had we only heard or seen once the opera of our most famous national composer, it is the line that we remember. With this other from Mélisande: “I’m not happy.”

This may seem a bit pompous but fits in with the polymorphous disarray that is ours. The variants of the Covid, economic and social insecurity, professional retraining with forceps, budgets impossible to make ends meet, and not only

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