Summer is coming to an end, the trees are turning orange, the birds are still singing, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is in full swing, the hot chocolate era is back at a gallop, the far right is invading Europe,… In short , everything is fine in the best of all worlds, right? Really, what better could happen to us?
1. The far right is soaring across the continent
After Hungary, led by the extreme right of Viktor Orban and Poland of Andrzej Duda, it is Sweden which has just elected an alliance of the right and the extreme right as its head. Since happiness never comes alone, it is now Italy that is on the brink of switching to a small, slightly fascist party. Among the favorites of the legislative elections of September 25: Giorgia Melon. Among her projects: tackling immigration to prevent what she calls “ethnic replacement” and promoting “Europe’s Judeo-Christian identity”. The LGBT “lobby” is also in its sights. What a dream. At this rate, France will soon be the most left-wing country on the continent. Crazy, you said?
2. The Russian-Ukrainian conflict continues to ravage
As you know, Ukraine has been the scene of violent clashes with Russia since February. Among the latest news: the discovery of a mass grave in the city of Izioum, containing more than 450 bodies. According to Mykhaïlo Podoliak, adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, this place is far from being the only mass burial site in the region. It’s cold in the back.
3. …and Putin is buddy-buddy with North Korea
More precisely with Kim Jong-Un, a not very funny dictator. A duo full of benevolence, humor and love which is not at all disturbing. No doubt they are looking together for ways to make people happier…
4. Hungary and its new abortion law
Thursday, September 15, 2022, a decree that came out of nowhere tightens the rules of abortion. From now on, women who wish to have an abortion will be obliged to listen to the heart of the fetus. OK, so we are on a return to the Middle Ages. Really nice these “advances”, financed directly by the mental load and the psychological torture.
5. Serbia bans Europride
To justify the banning of the parade claiming the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, Serbia advances “risks of attacks, conflicts and violence”. Remember that in this Balkan country, same-sex marriage is still prohibited. In 2001 and 2010, the capital’s Pride marches were targeted by far-right groups. This year, a few days before the verdict of the ban fell, a significant number of people, motorcycle gangs, Orthodox priests and far-right nationalists, had taken to the streets to demonstrate against the event.
6. Italy starts growing mangoes
What could be more normal, finally, than to find yourself growing tropical fruits in the South of Europe, huh? And we say thank you who? Thank you, climate change. Can’t wait to harvest cocoa beans in Antarctica, how about you?
7. All countries are preparing for a (very) cold winter
Very nice little energy crisis, with a pretty shortage of gas as a result and a nice inflation of energy prices! It’s fun. The reason can be found a few points above: in fact, Russia is the world’s largest exporter of gas, and how can we say that at the time of the conflict in Ukraine, it has not really planned to continue supplying gas? ‘Europe. Normally, 40% of the gas used by the countries of the continent is imported from Russia. Come on zou, enough dragged, it’s time to go knit sweaters and socks. Let’s find the positive: it’s still really much greener.
8. Natural disasters follow one another
After the storm in Corsica in August, responsible for the death of five people, Italy was hit. On the night of September 15-16, 2022, at least ten people lost their lives in the floods in the Marche region.
9. 17 million Europeans suffer from Covid long
In any case, this is what the WHO reported in mid-September. If we reduce this figure to the 102.4 million Europeans who contracted the virus in 2020 and 2021, this means that 16% of them suffered from symptoms (excessive fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of taste and/or or smell, lung pain, depression, etc. for several months. To add a little oil to the fire, note that the 8th epidemic wave has indeed returned to France. Owl.
10. The Queen is Dead
No, we still haven’t recovered. Leave us to cry in peace, please.