According to Roland Gori (psychoanalyst and professor at Aix-Marseille I – State university), France’s ‘psyche’ is far from being reassuring in 2010. A recent State report has established a psychological diagnosis of the French today : French society is ‘’psychologically exhausted’.
In a recent State report about 50% of the French population really believe that, in the future , they could end up being homeless.
78% also think that their children would be confronted in the future with very‘hard times’.
To make things simple , Mister Gori has noticed that the French ‘fear’ that their political (left and right-wing) leaders do not have the capacity to solve BASIC problems in a globalized world.
Actual social suffering has grown to such an extent that even experts and specialists are themselves perplex about the ‘ways’ to step out of this ‘mess’.
The Globilization-crisis has increased social uneasiness leading to an unprecedented moral-crisis.
The great majority of the inhabitants are ‘angry’ and ‘depressed’.Only the 10% at the summit of the social pyramid think all is well in this world. : their wealth has increased since 2007 thus causing an even greater ’ fracture sociale ’ in French society.
The great majority of the French now think the Hesd of State is the president of ’ la France des riches’. The middle class reallizes that the ’ gap ’ with ’ lower ‘social classes is decreasing rapidly.
‘Populism’ , democratic-election discredit and a great absence of charismatic and credible political leaders explain why France ,in part ,is heading towards a brand-new historical period,with no immediate exit.
Expats and future visitors must know that the majority of the French are still totally hostile to the capitalistic system in 2010.
Something an expat would never dare do, in public, would be to declare oneself ‘liberal’.
The term ‘liberal’ has become the insult for so many French people. The word ‘liberal’ is used in France to describe non-progressive social policies.
In the UK or in the States the term will qualify right-wing economic axioms.
The French talk of ’ neo-liberalism’ , of ’ ultra-liberalism’ or of ’ laissez-aller ’ liberalism.Who would admire Reagan or Thatcher among French politicians?
Gaullists view liberalism as a socially regressive philosophy.
When American neo-liberal advocates proclaim the inevitability of globalized economy and society, they find no echo-chamber in 21st centiry France. Except in the wealthy 10%. The French talk of other ways to cope with ‘capitalism’.
Since 2007, the Head of the French executive power tries to impose his vision of capitalism.Why does the French working -class world still refuse this economic doctrine ?
American ‘ economy ’ has become for many French an evil hydra : neo-liberalism, always greater competition , fast-profit funds , etc.
The majority of the French have no intention of adopting Globalization ’ Values ’ Criticism of this new economic ‘philosophy’ is found in the majority of French social classes .
The French civil servants are totally hostile to ’ liberalism ’ despite EU laws.
The world financial- crisis and recession first appeared , a few years ago , in a country France has been related to since the 18th century. A constant ‘love and hate affair’.
The pro-American presidential policy is not appreciated by the majority of the French, except UMP supporters found in upper classes most of the time.
One French habit : governments command a multitude of reports. But , nothing really changes in depth.
As visitors , we do hope you will have a very pleasant stay.
This short intro seeks to explain what a Turkish artist said recently about France : ‘’France is sad and grey’’.
Unlike inhabitants of other countries , the French lack what Britons call ‘fighting spirit’.
The recent soccer match between France and Eire shows how a ’ weak ’ team can be part of the South African Soccer World Cup : by cheating!
The UK and Eire have adapted themselves to this brand new world where struggle for survival is essential.