Saturday, October 21, 2017

An Official "Celebration" of May '68?

The word is that Le Marcheur en Chef wants to organize an official celebration of May '68. Exactly how to do this is to be worked out in conjunction with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a 68-er made good. I guess this is the final confirmation that my generation is about to be shuffled--ceremoniously, to be sure--off the stage and into the dustbin of history. 'Twas bliss in that dawn to be alive/but to be young was very heaven, and of course the last thing anyone young and alive at the time would have wanted was an official commemoration.

Will Johnny Hallyday be invited? The president is said to like his music (Brigitte doesn't), but Johnny supported Sarkozy. Johnny et Sylvie en même temps--another triumph for La République En Marche! Les deux France, at last reconciled.

Quelle mascarade! as the General would have said.

6 comments:

Massilian said...

Oh great ! I am at last an official Ancien-Combattant !
I love our new Helmsman !
Maybe, if I could prove my early membership in a major participating revolutionary groupuscule I could ask for a small pension ?
Pour services rendus à la patrie reconnaisante ?
Maybe we could do a parade, all groupuscules survivors dressed in our 1968 outfits... I'd love to but only if my group of true revolutionaries walks ahead of the f***** trotskistes !

Anonymous said...

Macron likes Johnny Hallyday? My esteem drops a notch. Brigitte has better taste. Why would anyone want to invite a kitschy 1950ish teenybopper idol to celebrate Mai 68? Surely Massillian and his merry crew of Maoists, anarchists and assorted nutcases deserve better from the patrie reconnaissante?

bernard said...

Johnny is seriously ill and likely not coming back at all.

Massilian said...

You're right Mr Anonymous (anonymous people are always right) me and my wild bunch of septuagenarian bolchevik nutcases, we don't want one more of Johnny's dumb concerts, even broadcasted from his death bed and we don't want Renaud either ! Guess what, we want the fresh new young urban music and world music scen guys and girls...

Anonymous said...

Maybe they can dig up Chou EnLai and see if 50 more years has given him time to answer Nixon's famous question.

Alexandra Marshall said...

Oh lord, I watched L'aventure c'est l'aventure over the weekend. While Johnny's incredible concert suit from that rather silly and sexist movie is everywhere in men's fashion right now, we don't need him to otherwise burst back onto national consciousness. Get well, Johnny, nothing against you personally, but no.