In the following talk, French President Emmanuel Macron seems more like an android or audio-animatron than a human being, never mind a statesman. Watch his hand-gestures — copied from TV news reporters and presenters. It’s creepy.
Anyway, now we know what he thinks of those impertinent “Yellow Vest” protesters.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||Dignity, my dear fellow countrymen, is also the respect|
|00:04||of everyone. And I have to say it: I recently saw|
|00:08||the unthinkable and heard the unacceptable.|
|00:12||We live free in our country only because|
|00:16||generations who preceded us fought|
|00:20||so they wouldn’t have to be subject of despotism or any tyranny. And this freedom|
|00:24||requires a Republican Order. It demands the respect|
|00:28||of everybody and of all opinions.|
|00:33||That some use a pretext to be speaking in the name of We the People,|
|00:37||but — which one? — From where? — How? And being in fact nothing more than the spokespersons|
|00:41||for a hateful mob. They attack representatives, the police|
|00:45||journalists, Jews, foreigners, gays.|
|00:49||It’s simply the negation of France.|
|00:53||We the People is sovereign. It expresses itself|
|00:57||during elections. That’s when it chooses its representatives|
|01:01||who make the law. Precisely|
|01:06||because we have the Rule of Law.|
|01:10||The Republican Order will be reinstated without indulgence.|
|01:14||Because I’m expecting from everyone the respect|
|01:18||that is essential for life in society.