Dingo the Dissident

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Sunday 7 July 2024

Election Week

in Britain, Mauretania, France...

Today. polling-day in the French Republic,
I saw crude placards
which declared ¡No Pasarán! 
and do not bode well for the result.

The very fabric of our democracies is false.
Those who are voted for (or not) stand
as our representatives, which they are not
and cannot be. 

There will be more elections shortly
in Rwanda, Georgia, Venezuela, Syria (!) 

In autumn: Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia, Moldova,
Romania, Mozambique, Chad, Lithuania... 

¡No Pasarán! (They will not get through!)
was the futile slogan of the Republicans
in the Spanish civil war, which resulted in
a very nasty dictatorship that lasted 35 years.

Another banner (in my home village) declared:
Non à la R-Haine ! - pronounced the same as R.N. (the neo-sub-fascist party of Marine le Pen);
haine = hate

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