This slogan, engraved in 1953 on a wall in Paris by Guy Debord, the theoretician of the situationist movement, was at the time part of the demands of the most radical revolutionary currents.
In fact, Debord took up a theme already sketched out by Paul Lafargue, Marx's son-in-law, in his famous libel,
The Right to Laziness
Significantly, the slogan was posted on February 8 on the placards of demonstrators hostile to the pension reform while Sandrine Rousseau, always anxious to be noticed, did her best to introduce it to the heart of The national assembly.
Let's be clear: the pension reform, which has just come into force, was badly put together, badly sold, imposed at the worst time and in the worst way.
For all that, it would be necessary to give up any pension reform would be quite simply absurd, just as it would be aberrant to conclude that it is necessary to “deconstruct” the very idea of work.
Yet this is what we are offering today...
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