By Josette Combes (MES)
Orchestrated by the members of the Club Convivialiste, itself composed of two hundred intellectuals belonging to various scientific networks, a group of academics and activists launched Ah! a new convergence initiative” against the madness of grandeur, money, power or ideology“. The Convivialists have just published in the newspaper L’Obs their proposed programme for the Yellow Vests, the social movement that has been stirring up French news for the past weeks. We will retain the four emblematic principles of the Convivialists:
- the principle of common humanity is opposed to all forms of discrimination
- the principle of common sociality affirms that the first wealth for humans is that of the social relationships they maintain, the wealth of conviviality
- the principle of legitimate individuation establishes the right of each human being to be recognized in his or her singularity
- the principle of controlled and creative opposition states that it is necessary to “oppose without killing each other” (M. Mauss).