France Rejects Biden's 'Woke' Ideology: It's 'Radicalizing' America
French leaders, including President Macron, slam 'woke' culture being imported from U.S
France is rejecting the Democrats' far-left "woke" ideology from being imported from the United States, warning that it is "radicalizing" America.
Several prominent French leaders, including President Emmanuel Macron, have declared they will not allow the people of France to become "radicalized" in the same way the American Left has.
France has spoken out to reject Democrat Joe Biden's push for "woke" culture amid a breakdown in relations between the two nations.
A cover story by one of France's leading magazines, Le Spectacle Du Monde, recently ran a piece titled "The Suicide fo America."
The article blames the deadly botched withdrawal from Afghanistan on Biden's "woke dictatorship" and questioned whether the American "empire was collapsing," Zenger News reported.
The article also took aim at radical-left extremism and censorship in American universities.
The story cited Yale University, where school officials urged students to reconsider Halloween costumes that might be racially insensitive, according to Fox News.
Macron, who has been criticized by French progressives, told Elle Magazine this past summer that woke culture was "racializing" French society, Zenger reported.
"I see that our society is becoming progressively racialized," he said.
Several members of his government have also shared anti-woke views, including Elisabeth Moreno, the french French delegate minister for gender equality and diversity.
"The ‘woke’ culture is something very dangerous, and we shouldn’t bring it to France," she told Bloomberg News in May.
A panel at the year's "Tocqueville Conversations," near Normandy discussed the perceived decline of free speech and expression in the United States that some attribute to "woke" culture.
"Our mantra is that we should talk even if we strongly disagree," Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, the descendant of 19th-century liberal philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville, told the news outlet.
"Nothing prevents you from talking and exchanging and dialoguing.
"The French Revolution was an event that led to a bloody civil war because the people who were not in agreement with the new ideas, the really revolutionary ideas, were just killed and beheaded.
"It was not a good way to debate."
The French criticism of the U.S. comes amid a fracture in American-French relations.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is slated to travel to France next week after Australia canceled a deal to purchase a French submarine in favor of creating a new Indo-Pacific security arrangement with Washington and the United Kingdom.
In an unprecedented move, Macron recalled France's ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia.