Tuesday, 4 April 2017

EDWARD LOUIS - THE SYSTEM - THE FAMILY


Edouard Louis, born 1992. 

Edouard Louis  grew up in Hallencourt, a village in Northern France.

Edouard Louis describes his early life in his first book, entitled 'The End of Eddy'.

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Edouard's family was poor.

Edouard writes:

"On the day when the amount of the allowance at the start of the school year was raised, my father, with a joy we rarely saw ... shouted: 'Sunday, we're going to the seaside.'

"And indeed we went, six of us in a car big enough for five. I rode in the boot."


Northern France.

Edouard's family 'drank a lot and could be violent'.

Edouard writes: "I saw my big brother try to kill my father one September evening in 2001."


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Edouard's father believes the official version of 9 11; and he can be deeply racist.

However, in the late 1980's, Edouard's father had befriended a male Arab, and the two were 'very close'.

The End of Eddy: The complexity of intolerance


Hallencourt - "gritty, post-industrial".

Writing about Hallencourt, Edouard refers to:

Domestic violence

Racism

Unemployment

Alcoholism

Poverty

Oppression by the elite

Homophobia

And Ignorance.


'Mossad agent' Roger Auque and his daughter Marion Maréchal Le Pen. 

Over 50% of the people of Hallencourt support Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National.


The Le Pen family are rich. 

The main family home in Paris is a £5 million mansion on a private estate.
Edouard is suspicious of the politicians such as Le Pen, Macron and Hollande.

KOSHER NOSTRA POPULIST LE PEN
/ FRENCH ELECTION


Edouard's family.

In his book, Edouard describes his childhood in Hallencourt.

His father was a factory worker until "a weight fell on him and destroyed his back" and he became unemployed.

His father has had a drink problem, has been a racist, and has been one of the hard men of the village.

Rain entered the house through holes in walls.


Northern France.

As a child in Hallencourt, Edouard is treated badly by the locals.

He is regularly beaten, spat on and called a homosexual.



On one occasion, Edouard and some other boys engaged in sexual activity together.

"Four boys, including Eddy, watch a 'straight' porn film on video....

"The four strip off and copy what they saw in the illicit movie.

"The irony is that 'normal' boys, who could be potential queer- bashers themselves, engage in homosexuality while still being straight...

"Homophobia in an individual or a society could be a disguise for a latent homosexuality."


The End of Eddy: The complexity of intolerance.


Northern France.

Edouard's book was published in 2014, when Edouard was aged 21.

His brother then went looking for him with a baseball bat


The rich elite and the poor.

Edouard does not blame his parents, schoolmates or neighbours for their violence and neglect.

Edouard sees all these people as victims of an oppressive system.




Edouard complains about the political Left.

He says: "The left stopped talking about poverty as though it doesn't exist...

"François Hollande and all the others on the left should be representing people like my mother and father, but instead they have abandoned them....

"People like my mother, like my father - they are dismissed as if they don't exist.

"Sadly, only the Front National have recognised this; only they pretend to talk about her...

"I'm revolted by the right, but then I would never expect them to do anything for the poor.

"I tell my mother, 'Le Pen's against your interests,' but she doesn't listen."

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Edouard Louis.

When Edouard's book was published, Edouard's father phoned to say how proud he was of Edouard.

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8 comments:

  1. Thanx for posting.

    North France is also beautiful, but much more similar to England, also in terms of seafronts.

    Le pen drove around this neglected parts of France,
    to gather a (false) hope from voters-to-be : politicians will never miss a occasion, they will prey on despair, poverty etc you name it...

    France is difficult to understand, it's good karma is running down, some claim there will be some more SOMETHING terrible here before the elections (23rd elections dayday, first round).

    Which will be used, gladly, to heat up the atmosphere.
    Another false flag, ore more than one, hoping to be wrong.

    And Macron will win, bankster, who is into fake marriage (" beard" only) with woman in Her sixties...
    some claim He's got a romance with a man who is in charge of French radio haha.

    And Le Pen will come 2nd, which will be also a GREAT success for FN !

    Their is almost no spirituality here.

    And French nature is politics, dividing, diplomacy, cheating, beating around the bush etc.

    Beautiful country, anyway...


    Greetings from France.

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  2. there is 2017 and ppl still dividing others on the left or the "far" right, so there are not any far left?
    ps. homophobia, islamophobia do not existe.

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    1. Yes, dividing, because left and right exist,
      far left (radical ) exist and these are anarchists, for example !

      Some ppl claim they're NOT homophobes neither islamophobes, there is NOTHING to fear, they just do NOT like homosexuals and muslims :
      and yes, they might have good reasons for that.

      Cultural "melange" works in some places, in some NOT at all !
      And Swedes were ones of the most brave, also cruel in history, they government (purposedly, you dpu doubt it ???) "imported Moroccan after II war, and now there are no-go ghettos in Sweden :
      so they do NOT like drug dealers, thugs etc !

      But,on the other side, these "polite and liberal " modern Swedes go and buy drugs from color ghettos.

      So they f*****g need each other...paranoia, isn't it ?

      Omm for peace.

      Matt

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  3. God,almost nothing worse than a drinking family...but most of us don't like to live at home regardless. Interesting story,I liked the part where the racist father made friends with the Arab. I think many of us are racists until we are proven wrong.

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    1. Tell that to the Swedes.

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  4. Yes, sad story...but glad to hear that this lad made it into the world of publishing, anyway...

    There is a great French radio station, no commercials and most of the time cooling music, jazz and pop, even some Eastern music with spiritual vibe : FIP !

    In French, but worth listening :

    http://fipradio.fr/player

    Have a cosy evening, all you ppl out there :-)

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