The prefect of the Parisian police congratulated the French with a quote from Trotsky
Didier Lallemand, the prefect of the Parisian police, sent out a greeting card to his civil service colleagues and journalists with a quote from the Soviet revolutionary Lev Trotsky. Writes about this Le Parisien.
“I am deeply convinced that we will create the necessary order by joint efforts, no matter how the black crows croak. Just know and remember firmly that outside of this – collapse and death are inevitable. Leon Trotsky, April 21, 1918 “, – was written in the congratulation.
Later, Jean-Lain LaCapelle, a MEP from Marine Le Pen's National Rally Party, recalled that Trotsky “was an ardent supporter of the“ red terror, ”a policy of repression and mass murder, which killed at least 140,000 people. The French will appreciate it, ”he said, TASS reports.
The quote in the postcard is incomplete. Initially, the founder of the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army, in his lecture “External and Internal Tasks of Soviet Power”, spoke of the need to rebuild the army so as to avoid enslavement of the masses, as a result of which the soldier would be motivated to fight “for himself.”
The journalists suggested that with this quote Lallemant hinted that “order is neither on the right, nor on the left,” but they signed their impotence to accurately explain the meaning of his message. At the same time, the publication notes that the prefect has more than once found himself in a difficult position because of his statements and actions. In particular, he expressed his approval of the brutality of the police in dispersing the actions of the “yellow vests”.