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.