Today, the secretary of the French Socialist Party (PS) announced that the party reached the historic number of 200 000 members thanks to a well managed Internet subscription campaign. I got caught in the wave and did subscribe about 3 weeks ago (so I can design the presidential candidate I prefer within the party). I've always voted for the socialist candidates in elections so nothing changed in my life in particular except that I finally accept to be affiliated to a group. Really it's a revolution (that's what my friend Madjid would say). As the New Kids on the Block used to say, step by step, I guess I got to enjoy the idea of communities of interests. There is still some relunctancy but I've come a long way baby. At 14, there was the Club du Sergeant Pepper but I guess it doesn't really count because I hardly met anyone there - it was all letters and minitel exchanges. More significantly, at 19, there was Spont'Ex - we were 6 elite and only members - which got me to drop slowly my individualistic watch. The years after were essentially about to discover the pleasures of group meetings.
Now, the PS is back on track to elect a woman president, there is disco music in the world again (well, at least on French prime time TV), we just need a bit more sun, and then can you feel it? It's coming back..