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johan  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Foreigners Don't Get About Emmanuel Macron

Why would I want to read an article about politics without any snark?! ;)

    Now, Macron supporters don’t believe that they support him for the crass reason that he will benefit their class at the expense of the rest of the country; instead, they just believe that what’s good for them is good for the country.

I was talking to a friend the other day who was excited about a new party starting up in Sweden with the same schtick of abandoning right-left politics, instead going for the "scientifically determined" best policies decided through workshops. They've garnered some positive response in media through one of the founders being related to Raoul Wallenberg (of course ignoring the rest of the family). Looking through the rest of the leadership they mostly seem to consist of tech entrepreneurs and "social media innovators". I don't know where I'm going with this, maybe I've just been reading too much Henri Lefebvre lately, but this (relative) resurgence of belief in an objective representation of the world is really bothering me.