It Is the 18th Weekend For the Yellow Vests & They Are Only Growing In Size & Getting Angrier!

While our President decided to tweet earlier today about the Yellow Vests, French President Macron was enjoying some wine with his wife and friends as if everything is just perfect in his country.

Macron can enjoy his weekend getaways for now but he knows the Yellow Vests want one of two things to occur. Either he resigns or he loses his head.

The intensity of the protests are starting to pickup as the Yellow Vests fight back and begin to burn their country.

Here is a photo that shows the difference between a country that allowed itself to be invaded versus a country that said NO to the invaders.

From the article linked above:

Store windows on the Champs-Élysées were smashed on Saturday as the “Yellow Vests” protested for the 18th weekend.

Thousands of protesters began marching in November of last yearto protest a gas tax hike and demanded French President Emmanuel Macron resign.

The French police have used water cannons, tear gas and flash bombs to get the protests under control, but the Yellow Vest protesters refuse to back down, risking their lives to fight against Globalism.

Windows were smashed and looters in black masks [Antifa] were stealing merchandise from many different shops on the Champs Élysées.

From the article linked above:

Saturday’s Yellow Vest protests have escalated in intensity as clashes with the police grew increasingly violent. 

After weeks of more moderate protests, France’s Yellow Vests are back in full swing following the end of President Macron’s unsuccessful ‘great debate’ – during which thousands of town halls were conducted over a two-month period in the hopes of solving national issues through citizen debates. 

And with no meaningful changes after nationwide cathartic venting, the Yellow Vests are back to angry demonstrations as the protests kick off their 18th week with an ‘ultimatum’ rally – marked by lootings, fires, and mayhem that organizers maintain are due to a radical minority.

What will tomorrow bring?

60 thoughts on “It Is the 18th Weekend For the Yellow Vests & They Are Only Growing In Size & Getting Angrier!

  1. Drillerelite wrote the following:

    😯 Whoa, I thought that shot of Macron drinking wine was just a meme to mock his elite arrogance. He best hope the yellow vests don’t get ahold of him, bet someone over there will be able to produce a guillotine. You sure don’t need to know French to see what’s happening there.

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    1. Yes! Those are some bad, bad optics for Macron. If I were he, I would hope and pray those pics don’t get released to the general public in France. Talk about your “Marie Antoinette” moment! He’d better get out of town while he still can.

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  2. Michaelh wrote the following:

    For Marica!

    For France!

    For the Gilets Jaunes everywhere!

    Do you hear the people sing?
    Singing the songs of angry men?
    It is the music of the people
    Who will not be slaves again!
    When the beating of your heart
    Echoes the beating of the drums
    There is a life about to start
    When tomorrow comes!

    Will you join in our crusade?
    Who will be strong and stand with me?
    Somewhere beyond the barricade
    Is there a world you long to see?

    Then join in the fight
    That will give you the right to be free!

    Do you hear the people sing?
    Singing the songs of angry men?
    It is the music of the people

    Who will not be slaves again!
    When the beating of your heart
    Echoes the beating of the drums
    There is a life about to start
    When tomorrow comes!

    Will you give all you can give
    So that our banner may advance
    Some will fall and some will live
    Will you stand up and take your chance?
    The blood of the martyrs
    Will water the meadows of France!

    Do you hear the people sing?
    Singing the songs of angry men?
    It is the music of the people
    Who will not be slaves again!
    When the beating of your heart
    Echoes the beating of the drums
    There is a life about to start
    When tomorrow comes!

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    1. This could be us (conservatives), if the globalists somehow remove our fearless President, DJT! It would have been us if the wannabe Queen was elected. We need to unite against Congress—to cleanse it of all corruption and filth (purge it by fire)—and restart it with term limits and lobbying an unlawful felony punishable by death!

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  3. Is Macron’s strategy to just ignore them? I haven’t been following the movement closely, and I haven’t seen news of any reforms he might be proposing.

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    1. Sounds like he’s partying while France burns. He’s sent in EU police to try to intimidate the protesters. I read that quite a few protesters have had serious eye damage or lost an eye due to rubber bullets. And we’ve seen quite a bit of other violence done to them. Not a good situation.

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    2. He has something called the Grand Debat — Big Debate — going on.

      He’s been visiting various French towns and cities discussing the issues of the day with mayors and selected residents.

      Seems as if it is a big PR initiative.

      He really does not get it, but, then, he was always a member of the bourgeoisie. Ditto Mme M, who doesn’t get it, either.

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  4. I see plenty of journalists or self-identified journalists reporting on Yellow jackets & gilets jaunes. Has anyone found any ‘regular’ folks or any links to sites by the march organizers? I’m searching; if I find any that look promising I’ll let you know.

    I had good luck finding regular Brits to follow on twitter during Brexit, and hoping to find some Frenchies.

    This is such an important ongoing story, and I’d like to know we are getting a true picture of who the peaceful and violent protesters are. It’s evident the EU police force have been brought in to intimidate and squelch.

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    1. There is almost a total news blackout on the demonstrations on the YSM here in Germany (and most of the other countries in Europe). The alternative outlets DO have news, and Antifa are the ones taking advantage of the situation and setting things on fire, while blamecasting the Yellow Vests.

      Here in Germany we have a fledgling Yellow Vest movement, but AgitProp profi Merde-kel is busy with her propaganda machine. The news is busy talking about “gender correct” speech (yet another useless language reform). (Sometimes I think this is just a ploy to sell books (albeit reference books), as with Kindle, et. al., no one is buying them anymore…).

      The French are not shy about General Strikes, nor about France being and STAYING France. The movement is growing every weekend, and I suspect Macron will end up worse than “the emperor with no clothes”. The elite there (Macaroon &co.) seek to control news reaching beyond France’s borders, but word’s getting out thanks to alternate media.

      Kind of ironic that if there ends up being an East-West breakup of Europe, the Eastern part will be the Christian Conservative part. Then again, that’s been historically true as well…

      For folks who read German (or can put up with autotranslators) http://www.jungefreiheit.de is a good site. For a more mainline view, http://www.welt.de is a good site (comments are insightful and often hilarious), but bear in mind that they’re a part of the “MCM”, albeit on the right-hand edge…

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      1. Thanks, Cuppa. Any insights from folks like you are appreciated.

        Realizing the degree to which all our news is propaganda has been a real eye opener. They are a massive virtual wall protecting the Elite from the masses. THAT is a wall we cannot allow to stand.

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    2. We’ve been posting everything every week at VladTepes, plenty of “regular folks”. The locals get wiped fast, so two days later:
      https://vladtepesblog.com/2019/03/16/france-yellow-vests-protest-18th-week/

      This from GoV on March 11, original translation + subtitles:
      Robert Ménard on the Yellow Vest Protests

      Robert Ménard is the mayor of Béziers in the south of France. He was elected with the support of Front National (now Rassemblement National, National Rally). In the following interview with Sputnik, Mr. Ménard discusses the Yellow Vest movement and the issue of mass immigration into France.

      https://gatesofvienna.net/2019/03/robert-menard-on-the-yellow-vest-protests/

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  5. For now he seems comfortable with his grip on power. He has the globalist elites behind him.

    But the French are out for blood. My opinion is that they have a major case of buyer’s remorse that won’t go away until Macron steps down.

    Makes you wonder about his election…the Matrix is breaking down in a big way in France.

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    1. Buyer’s remorse is not quite true.

      There are two rounds of voting in France (not only there in Europe, either). After the first round of voting, it was Macron v Le Pen.

      With such a dismal choice, voters stayed away in large part for the second round, or put blank voting papers into the ballot box (not counted).

      Therefore, Macron was hardly a huge ballot box winner.

      He was more the guy who technically won the election with a low voter turnout. (I would have to look up the exact numbers, but it’s getting late.)

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    1. Grrrr. That bottle of wine probably costs as much as my car…Toffs…

      Let THEM (the globalist) eat those horrid cheese and peanut-butter vending-machine crackers! (that are made pre-stale so you don’t notice them getting even MORE stalte)…

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      1. Ooops. More STALE…

        Maybe he thinks he’s Nero, but he can’t play the violin; so rather than fiddling, he’s foodling while Paris burns…

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  6. I thought the yellow vests have been peacefully protesting but the pictures of them now burning and vandalizing the city suggests otherwise. Since the movement has lasted too long and grown too big to ignore, is this an intentional strategy? Have the yellow vests been purposely infiltrated by Antifa to create an image that they are a violent out of control “movement” which justifies police brutality so that they can be (more) aggressively shut down? I haven’t been following closely but my gut tells me that the gas tax provided the spark that finally lit the anger of the people, resulting in a revolt of Macron and his administration’s globalist policies putting imported immigrants ahead of working citizens. Feel free to correct me if I’ve misunderstood.

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    1. T.H.I.S.: “Have the yellow vests been purposely infiltrated by Antifa to create an image that they are a violent out of control “movement” which justifies police brutality so that they can be (more) aggressively shut down?”

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      1. The answer is yes.

        The original protests were peaceful, and I think 99% of them all around the country still are.

        But smashing store windows and lighting fires in private buildings is a Communist AntiFA thing, and carbeques (setting vehicles on fire) is a Muslim thing and an illegal immigrant thing.

        Needless to say, the state-owned media, and all the Mockingbirds around the world, focus only on the few scenes of chaos and violence the government’s peeps commit, and ignore the great masses of peaceful protesters in every city and town.

        Thus they hide the two most important aspects of the Gilets Jaunes protests, their huge size, and their Gandhi-like peaceful nature.

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        1. Here in (formerly) beautiful Downtown Deutschland, we have carbeques (great term!) regularly in Hamburg, Berlin, Essen, most of NRW (Nordrhein-Westfalen), and other libtard/refauxgee enclaves…

          Don’t know if they’ve managed to fit Dönerspießen to the burning cars yet…

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    2. I tend to think the gas tax was a fuse lit on purpose–communists, anarchists, have such a history in France. Of course I feel for the French people. I’m afraid it will end in a police state, but I wish it were different. Protest is one thing, anarchy quite another.

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      1. ‘I tend to think the gas tax was a fuse lit on purpose–communists, anarchists, have such a history in France.’ Well said, Zoe. I don’t think it will end in a police state, though, because too many of us are watching around the world, even if this is not covered in MSM.

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    1. Compact News is wrong: Cars and other fires are set by Antifa. They’ve been doing that for the last four or five years in Berlin, Hamburg, and other leftist strongholds. And the Moslems are right next to them, setting fires and destroying property. Antifa are infiltrating otherwise peaceful organizations, even political parties. And this infiltration is funded by the socialist parties, e.g. the SPD and Die Linke; not sure what their analogue is in France. Defame, Destroy, Deflect: all part of the Devil and Alinsky’s tactics (also used by DNC and the DEMONcRATs…

      The media here are just as much a farce as they are in the USA or the UK…

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  7. Macron, the French President is IGNORING the reasons for the protests of the French People except for sending the French and EU police to stop the protests.

    French Politician Orders Police to “Shoot and Kill” Anti-Globalist Protestors
    A senior French politician has called on police to use “shoot-to-kill” tactics against thousands of anti-globalist protestors in France.

    The former French Education Minister, Luc Ferry, ordered police to start firing bullets into crowds of demonstrators, claiming that senselessly killing them would “put an end to the violence.”

    In an interview on Classic Radio, Mr. Ferry said: “What I don’t understand is that we don’t give the means to the police to put an end to this violence.”

    When it was suggested to Ferry that police using guns might lead to fatalities, Mr. Ferry said: “So what?”…

    So EXACTLY WHO are these protestors Luc Ferry answers the question:

    Speaking to Classic Radio, Mr Ferry added: ‘We have the fourth largest army in the world, and it is able to put an end to this c***.

    ‘These kind of thugs, this kind of c*** from the extreme Right, the extreme Left and from the housing estates that come to hit the police, that’s enough.’

    The Classic Radio presenter corrected Mr Ferry, saying that the majority of the rioters were not from suburban high rises, but were instead working class people from the provinces.

    Those Yellow Vests arrested so far tend to have jobs, and largely hold conservative views.

    Mr Ferry conceded: ‘The problem is that it is a movement that has attracted the support of 80 per cent of the French.

    So what is Marcon’s response to 80 per cent of the French?

    Mr Macron’s government has launched a crackdown on the Yellow Vests, pledging a new anti-riot law to deal with them.

    On Monday Mr Macron’s Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, went on live TV to announce the tougher measures.

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    1. ” Mr Macron’s government has launched a crackdown on the Yellow Vests, pledging a new anti-riot law to deal with them.”

      Macron is an arrogant fool, he’s already replying with disproportionate violence. The citizens are protesting openly, in large groups, they’re wearing hi vis for goodness sake. What happens when they split into small units and go dark. If that happens he will re brand them as terrorists and the country will slide into chaos.

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      1. Which I am SURE the muSLIME will really LOVE.

        DOes Marcon and his other NON-muslim ministers think they will actually keep their heads???

        Loose them to the Yellow-vests or lose them to the muSLIME…

        Oh that is correct they will just jet off to their New Zealand bunkers.😡

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    2. Great catch, Gail.

      “‘The problem is that it is a movement that has attracted the support of 80 per cent of the French.

      THAT is why the globalists are scared, not just in France. And they jolly well should be, as their evil game is about to be ended. One thing not noted very often is that the very richest of the rich are hidden in France. Time to pull back the curtains (probably with Comey hanging on to them) and reveal who they are. Would be a very interesting, interlocked network… (or maybe nutwork – no, that would be AOC and Betox)…

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      1. ‘One thing not noted very often is that the very richest of the rich are hidden in France. Time to pull back the curtains …’

        That will come — in French media. No doubt about it.

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  8. On yesterdays daily thread Gil posted this:

    CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta told Anderson Cooper on Friday that President Donald Trump can’t “whitewash” white nationalism.

    “President Trump reached out to the New Zealand prime minister, saying the United States stands ‘ready to help.’ The killer’s manifesto, meantime, mentions President Trump, calling him ‘a symbol of white renewed identity and common purpose,’” Cooper noted…
    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/cnns-jim-acosta-says-white-house-cant-whitewash-white-nationalism-trump-era/

    🇺🇸 🇫🇷 🇺🇸 🇫🇷 🇺🇸 🇫🇷 🇺🇸 🇫🇷 🇺🇸 🇫🇷

    So let’s unpack this.

    Who are 80 per cent of the French…. working class people from the provinces …. tend to have jobs…”

    They are WHITE NATIONALISTS (and you can not get MORE nationalist than a Frenchman) What has happened to these Frenchmen? They have been INVADED by a bunch of Low IQ, VIOLENT Asshats who DO NOT WORK. Their taxes have been raised to the breaking point to SUPPORT this Low IQ, VIOLENT Asshats WHO THE GOVERNMENT allows to run wild, doing as they please.

    And now the Government wants to raise the taxes yet again and squash THEIR mostly unviolent protests⁉️😲
    >>>>>>>>>>

    What about here in the USA?
    It is not only Jim Acosta who bashes ‘ WHITE NATIONALISM’ it is the entire DemonRat party AND the Yellow Stream Media as I showed in the AND Logic essay.

    WHY?
    That is always the question to ask.
    What is ‘Political Correctness’ about? Black Reparations and all of the rest?

    It is about reducing WHITES to the status of dhimmi.

    The Dhimmi is the Arabic term that refers to its non-Islamic embracing population that has the ignominious dishonor of living in Islamic conquered lands. In a similar manner to the Jewish reference to a non-Jew as being a goy, so too the term dhimmi refers to non-Muslims. However unlike the Jewish term, goy, and much more important, the dhimmi is a distinctly subjugated second class non-citizen almost slave who is subjected to dictatorial deprivation of any legal and human rights since he is a non-Muslim permanent resident in a Muslim state…

    Both Jews and Christians alike suffered the ignominious life of having their fate decided upon the whim of despotic rulers. Although a legal definition of the dhimmi exists, that they must pay various taxes and tolls, that they must live a second class life and give deference to their Muslim neighbors, much of their tragic existence depended on the whims of despotic rulers and frenzied Arab mobs who denied them even the little that was given to them through Islamic law.….
    ….

    As the Muslims grew more powerful, their holy wars spread out beyond Arabia. The jihad became a war of conquest subject to a code which was the elimination of infidels. Truces were allowed, but never a lasting peace.

    The jihad became a concept that divided the world into two separate groups. One was the dar al harab, the territory of war, and the other was the dar al Islam, the territory of Islam, which was the Muslim land where Islamic law reigns. Jihad is a normal state of being in the dar al harab which will only end with the conversion of the entire world to Islam.

    The concept of jihad was simple – conquering the world for the true religion, Islam, translated into forced conversions, killings, taking slaves, seizing properties. This method enriched the perpetrators of the jihad, paid for their armies and brought wealth to the Arab nations. Participation in jihad was obligatory, either by participation or by aiding in one of many manners.

    The manner in which the rules of dhimmitude were applied varied according to the political circumstances and the disposition of the ruler. There were periods of tolerance which gave a small degree of security to the dhimmis. However the fanaticism which could be riled up by the clergy could change the situation in small time. If the local Muslim population became intolerant or jealous of the successes of the dhimmi, then a pogrom would ensue. Communities could find themselves evicted, women raped, exorbitant ransoms placed on them, children abducted and forced to convert, and in other cases mass murders of the dhimmi population was condoned.….
    http://www.jewishmag.com/57mag/dhimmi/dhimmi.htm

    To put it bluntly a dhimmi is NOT HUMAN and has LESS protection than a SLAVE, who as ‘property’ would be considered ‘valuable’ and thus be protected by his master.

    No go back to what Freshman Representative Ilhan Omar said: “.. it was foolish to try to compare Donald Trump and Barack Obama, as one is human and the other is really not.”

    (She KNOWS Obummer is Muslim and therefore human.)

    ….”Can you set the record straight when it comes to the Politico interview,” Hays politely asked.

    Omar refused to answer.

    “Do you think that Trump and Obama are the same, just different when it comes to their policies? Hays again politely asked.

    Omar refused to answer.

    “We understand that you refute this Politico story, could you just set the record straight so we can get your side of it?” Hays continued to politely ask.

    Omar refused to answer.

    “Do you think President Obama is the same as President Trump?” Hays asked.

    “Absolutely not,” Omar snapped. “That is silly to even think and equate the two.”

    “One is human, the other is not,” Omar continued….
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/44530/omar-strikes-again-trump-not-human-ryan-saavedra

    😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠

    The muslims and DemonRats have a common goal (as do the Chinese) reducing ‘White Nationalists’ to DHIMMI STATUS! 😡

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    1. The only thing I can think to do at this point is to embrace and wear the title “white nationalist” with pride.

      As long as any of us fear a label, they will use the label to destroy us.

      Like Rush Limbaugh, who jokes about being a “racist, bigot, misogynist, homophobe,” I too, am going to wear the label proudly. YES, I am a white nationalist!

      I love AMERICA! She is my country, the greatest in the world. I don’t mind a bit if the French, the Polish, or anyone else thinks their country is the best. Cool for them! I am an unabashed America-firster! France should be France-first, Poland should be Poland-first.

      And I’m white. I was born white. It’s just a fact. I’m not better or worse than black, yellow or brown. I just AM white.

      From what I can see, the millennial generation gets this. We are not a color, and loving our country doesn’t make us xenophobic. They are moving past the labels. I see them as the great hope for the future. They seem to envision the real world becoming “Star Trek,” where all worlds and people were cool in their way, and non-interference in other’s cultures was the law. But they didn’t let the Borg or the Romulans destroy them, either. To me this means we get the hell out of other countries’ business, and protect OUR country from crazies who haven’t caught up with that philosophy yet.

      The world is naturally made up of disparate groups of people, with different cultures, beliefs, and ideas. Instead of working to make us all the same, we should be working to make us all respect the differences.

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      1. “The only thing I can think to do at this point is to embrace and wear the title “white nationalist” with pride. ”

        ___________________

        Yes.

        Trump was WRONG to say what he did about white nationalists, which comprise MOST of his base.

        ………………………
        DJT: “I think its a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. ”
        ………………………

        I have no idea what what going through his mind.

        It’s not ‘small’, it’s the entire WHITE race.

        However, it is TRUE that WE do have some SERIOUS problems, starting with the all out ASSAULT against the WHITE race.

        And if he doesn’t ‘get’ that, he better have a ‘come to Jesus’ moment, and soon.

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        1. Our enemies attack us CONSTANTLY, and if we so much as defend ourselves — much less counterattack — WE are branded as hateful, racists or bigots.

          And so many on our own side are BRAINWASHED with political correctness that they throw their own elbows out, as they spastically virtue-signal to the real haters and racists and abusers.

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      2. “The world is naturally made up of disparate groups of people, with different cultures, beliefs, and ideas. Instead of working to make us all the same, we should be working to make us all respect the differences.”

        _________________

        Unfortunately the differences are ultimately incompatible, and cannot be respected. We ‘want’ to ‘get along’, to ‘respect differences’ because we have had these ideas pounded into our heads relentlessly by the cultural Marxists and everyone who benefits from our indoctrinated ‘generosity’.

        How can we know this is true?

        What other culture is making ANY effort whatsoever to ‘respect’ OUR culture?

        None. Certainly not by the vast majority of people who come here, and certainly not by the people who have a vested interest in upending our country with ‘multiculturalism’ — the MSM, Hollyweird, multinational corporations, globalists, Leftists, RINOs, Enviro-whackos, Marxists, islamists and every other group seeking to take advantage of US.

        Or even more flagrantly, what other culture is making any attempt to ‘respect’ Christianity?

        None.

        It’s always a one-way street. ‘We’ (the hosts) are to respect ‘them’ (the guests), and bend over backwards for ‘them’, and not only do ‘they’ make no effort to respect us, but ‘they’ are taught to punish ‘us’ if we don’t bend over backwards fast enough to suit ‘them’.

        And that is not by accident, but by design.

        Once we recognize that, it’s much easier to stop falling for it.

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        1. Ah, but I don’t want to “host them.” I want them to remain in their own “respected” countries. 🙂

          And if a Christian chooses to go to a country which murders Christians, well, they made a bad choice. We need to shut our doors to this nonsense.

          I don’t feel the need to “get along.” Respect for another culture can mean they stay in their world and I stay in mine.

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          1. Very much agreed.

            And by ‘white nationalist’ I mean white people who are nationalists, i.e., patriots.

            If there is some other connotation to the term, it is necessarily DWARFED by the number of people who are white American patriots.

            So if ‘white nationalist’ has acquired some kind of negative meaning, then we ought to reclaim that term and wear it proudly.

            I am white.

            There is no legitimate problem with being white, only made up problems by people looking for someone to blame.

            I am a patriot.

            There is no legitimate problem with being a patriot either… unless one is a traitor, of course.

            So how can anyone have a legitimate problem with a ‘white’ ‘nationalist’?

            I don’t know.

            I certainly don’t.

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    2. Truly, the Qu’ran teaches that Islam must dominate, (and essentially) destroy all systems of religion not Islam. It is not a religion of peace, it is a system of “subjugation”—submit to Islam in one form or another (dhimmi status is one form), or you will be killed. In the end Islam tolerates nothing not Islam—and Europe has let the cat (Muslims) out of the bag and are screwed!!!

      We still have time— let’s not let that happen here!

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    3. Thanks for posting this comment, Gail.

      The difference between what Islam presents itself to outsiders as being, and what it actually is, is stark.

      And, unfortunately, even people who are very knowledgeable and well-meaning, and who consider themselves red-pilled on the issue, in many cases still err on the side of thinking Islam is a more-or-less normal religion that is saddled with a bunch of problematic members, and/or a few problematic doctrines.

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  9. Very thorough, Flep.

    I’m not sympathetic with the looting and burning. Seems like &%#@! leftists Antifa and Islamists are at work here and creating confusion and trying to take over.

    SameMO.

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      1. I was in France, on business, when President Reagan bombed Libya. The next morning, I went down to breakfast, at the hotel where I was staying, near Paris, and the waiter asked me, in English (as he knew me from my many trips there), if I would prefer coffee or tea with my breakfast.

        I replied “coffee, thank you”.

        The ENTIRE ROOM, as one, turned around to stare at me.

        It’s been going on for MUCH LONGER than just a decade…

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    1. “I’m not sympathetic with the looting and burning.”

      ________________

      I am not sympathetic to looting.

      But the French protesters face the same problem peaceful protesters always face, which is, what do you do when peaceful protest doesn’t work?

      The wealthy and powerful can certainly wait them out. It doesn’t inconvenience the wealthy and powerful at all, as exemplified by the photos of Macron show.

      And protesting every weekend for 18+ weeks straight isn’t easy. Fortunately it’s exciting and a social activity, so there are psychological reasons to keep doing it, but it’s has to be like getting a second (or third) job at this point.

      That’s the problem. It takes no ‘time’ away from the wealthy or ‘effort’ from the powerful to just wait them out.

      It’s like standing outside the castle in the middle of winter, while the king and his peeps party like it’s 1999 inside, in warmth and luxury.

      I’m not really aware of any peaceful protest that has overthrown a corrupt and therefore violent government.

      So it seems there are really only ever two viable options:

      1) the ‘resistance’ to tyranny becomes large enough, and commits enough violence that the stormtroopers can’t be everywhere at once. The lead tyrant will never acknowledge defeat, but the other members of government eventually become concerned enough to depose him, rather than lose complete control of the country

      or

      2) the ‘resistance’ to tyranny becomes large enough, that a REAL ‘peaceful protest’ actually works. By which I mean essentially the whole country (75% or more) goes on strike.

      Shuts the country down.

      No business, no commerce.

      Airports are shut down. Sea ports are shut down. Highways are blocked. Railroads are blocked or tracks destroyed. Everything grinds to a halt.

      It’s guaranteed effective. Without commerce, the wealthy and powerful will begin to feel it in their own pocketbooks. And no military is large enough to be everywhere at once, and no one can compel everyone to go back to work. Everything grinds to a halt, until (once again) the political class deposes the current tyrant rather than lose the entire country.

      But that requires a real commitment by a majority of the country.

      I don’t know that this option, #2, has ever really been tried.

      But if a ‘peaceful’ resolution that actually succeeds is the objective, that would seem to be the best way to do it.

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  10. Felice,

    thank you soooo much for all the documentation !

    great job…

    we, here, must distribute to others so that the world may know what is happening.

    For now, it is France… there will be others soon.

    NZ has used a FF to take guns away from the people. Then comes more oppression …

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  11. “The intensity of the protests are starting to pickup as the Yellow Vests fight back and begin to burn their country.”

    _________________

    The incredible thing is that it has taken EIGHTEEN WEEKS to even get to this point.

    Is it any wonder tyrants inflict their will on any population they can?

    The population will take almost ANY kind of abuse, almost FOREVER, before actually DOING anything about it.

    What message does THAT send?!?

    Seems like it’s better to be with the Tyrants.

    If you are a member of the general population, that is NOT the message you want to send to your people!

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  12. Follow the calendar.

    As Maquereaun*, or “le Mac”, as I affectionately call him, and his cronies and handlers celebrate their big ski vacation in the mountains, and pretend to ignore the Gilet Jaune movement, there is concern on their mind that I haven’t seen the media report.

    Every shopkeeper, restauranteur, and bed-and-breakfast owner in the crowd is also thinking it.

    The clock is ticking. The protests started 18 weeks ago. That means in late autumn/early winter: early in the tourist off-season.

    This is March. The first early birds from the US, Britain, Japan, etc. would normally start arriving next month.

    The month after that is May, the start of the high season, which lasts until September.

    France, in common with other Western powers, has been largely stripped of the manufacturing and mining capacity it once enjoyed.

    It still has agriculture in a big way, and even commercial fishing,

    But the centers for finance are largely located in London, Germany, New York, Switzerland, and, increasingly, the Persian Gulf and China.

    France still has a fashion industry, but even some of that has shifted to Milan and other places. It has always been a major player in boutique luxury manufacture and sales, as well as art and cinema.

    But for its people who are not in agriculture or fishing, the big employer in the productive economy** is tourism, and related industries dependent on tourism.

    This is not the year to check-off “Visit France” on your bucket list. And if the protests don’t end soon, this year will be really bleak economically, and shadows will be cast on economic forecasts for the next several years. Enough to cause major investment losses to small businesses, job losses at a variety of skill levels, and affect the tax base negatively.

    Whatever happens with the movement, this is the other shoe waiting to drop.

    —–
    * “Maquereaun” is not a French word. But if it were, it would be pronounced somewhat like a drawn out variant of “Macron”.

    “Maquereau”, otoh, is a French word, and means “mackerel”, the fish. And, as a slang term, it also means “pimp”.

    “le Mac” is short for “le Maquereau”, in the sense of “the pimp”, and is the title of a silly comedic film which is a send up of French organized crime movies.

    I call Macron this because of his complicity in the globalist “elite” plan to sell the flower of Western womanhood into slavery at the hands of Third World barbarians, a plan which has reached a particularly advanced state in his nation.

    ** I say “productive economy” to distinguish it from the “protective economy” of military, police, judges, prosecutors, prison guards, and so forth, or from the “redistributionist economy” of welfare parasites and those who sign their welfare checks.

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  13. I’m just annoyed they set fire to Le Fouquet’s. Friends of mine and I ate there many years ago in the 1st floor restaurant (not the ground floor cafe). It was great.

    That was Sarkozy’s favourite restaurant — and nothing to do with Macron, who prefers a place on the other side of the Seine (Left Bank) near Gare Montparnasse (railway station).

    I have read in the French press that, allegedly, according to real gilets jaunes (yellow vests), the Black Bloc has been engineering this destruction, largely in Paris, and, in turn, has been intimidating sincere, peaceful gilets jaunes. Highly plausible.

    As someone said above, France has attracted anarchists for decades.

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