la France n'est ni un peuple, ni une langue, ni un territoire, ni une religion, c'est un conglomérat de peuples qui veulent vivre ensemble. Il n'y a pas de Français de souche, il n'y a qu'une France de métissage
Which translates to:
France is neither a people, nor a language, nor a territory, nor a religion, it is a conglomerate of peoples who want to live together. There is no ethnic Frenchman, there is only a France where the blood is mixed.
So the historic France is erased. There is no French people. There is no French territory. No people or place. France is merely "a conglomerate of peoples who want to live together".
What a loss, what a descent. It is the denial of a real, meaningful, concrete French nation by a minister in the French government.
Again, I'm struck by how cold and grey moderns like Besson are. Nothing of the historic France touches him. He is undisturbed by the prospect of Frenchmen living a rootless existence, disconnected from land or language or culture or tradition.
I can only hope his statement arouses some indignant criticism within France.
Hat tip: Gallia watch