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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Apr 19, 2018.
Yes, alarming live pictures coming from Paris.
About sums it up...
The news media will be out on the hunt for rioters...
This is what the vast majority of protesters will be doing:
We could have used such police tactics in England in August of 2011.
Daniel Holland@DannyDutch Dec 4
Paris. Rarely does a photo so accurately capture the spirit of an era.
Presume that's not your car, eh?
Nor these from last weekend:
21st century France under Macron
Is the gilets jaunes movement a populism?
We are clearly in a populist situation. By populist, I mean the establishment of a political dividing line between ‘those below’, ‘we’, the people, and ‘those above’, the ‘caste’. This construction of a new divide is the result of the emergence of a whole series of resistances to thirty years of neoliberal hegemony that have established a post-democracy. This post-democracy era is characterized by a crisis of political representation and a crisis of the neoliberal economic system. Above all, citizens feel that they have no real choice between the political options on offer, they no longer see a difference between centre-right and centre-left. And they wonder why they should go and vote. This is a fundamental movement common to all of Western Europe. It is what I call the ‘illusion of consensus’: people feel forgotten, they want to be listened to...
The 21st century West. As long as we're ruled by globalists, we're just like those kids.
Les Casseurs ahr spoiling eet again
737 arrested in Paris... violent protests reported in Marseilles
Nonstop coverage on TV today. Spilt screen and even quad screen coverage of Paris. Elsewhere gilet-jaune picketing large supermarkets.
The news seems largely centred on events in Paris . . . in the South there have been pop-up road blocks for weeks, some supermarket shelves/aisles are empty as deliveries are not getting through, there's been a significant uptake in online shopping as people don't want to risk sitting in traffic queues for hours and would prefer if someone else did that on their behalf, les péages kiosks, cameras and equipment have been vandalised beyond repair . . . seems a minority of extremist protesters (les casseurs) jumped on the bandwagon weeks ago and are persisting with their violence
Kicked off in Bordeaux.
Some interesting comments here by 'Dany le Rouge' (Daniel Cohn-Bendit):
‘May 1968 was a revolution – now the violence is just frightening’
Not the same Daniel Cohn-Bendit who had ''erotic encounters with five year olds''?
Wonder what possessed the Guardian to publish him.
Ah, he's in with Macron... what odd company to keep.
They do love a good riot don't they.
If only Khan had waited a couple of weeks he could have got a much better price for those water cannon.
My parents who live in a medium sized town in France were saying that there were gaps in the aisle of the Leclerc where they do their weekly shopping and that the gilets jaunes were blockading the ring road on a regular basis (their help/cleaner was late coming to them) and blocking the roads to the big shopping outlets/hypermarkets on a Saturday when working people are trying to do their shopping. Not easy to understand a protest by "average people" who are basically making the life of other average people harder. My parents are not a fan of Macro but they are appalled at the demands of resignation,they say that in a democracy,the people will get their chance at the next election. The gilets jaunes reminds them of the 1930s and that is not a good thing.
That is how my mum feels too. She is quite angry and depressed at the actions of les casseurs, but she is not particularly supportive of 'Jupiter' and his policies either.