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RE: Paris Yellow Vests
So who paid for all the yellow vests?

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They were made mandatory in every car in 2008. Hence it’s the symbol of the oppressive security/environmental policies imposed by the government. Several demands of the Yellow Vests refer to automobile: the government has recently decreased speed limits on country roads, increased the price of fuel and imposed stricter rule for technical checks.

Also, a popular Yellow Vest tactics is to damage or blind the speed cameras on the roads in protest against speed limits and speeding tickets.

(Also note that the majority of the urban elites don’t own a car, and neither do suburban minorities. Cars are for small town or provincial working class people, who were recently referred to by a government minister as ‘cigarette smoking diesel burning people’.)
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(12-04-2018 05:31 AM)Leonard D Neubache Wrote:  This is the difference between Westerners and many of the animals that arrived later.

I noticed the same thing. When middle-class europeans protest, note how much more tactical and organized their group movement is. They also can get quite violent, but when they are about to win, they have mercy for their fellow brother in the police uniform. Afterall, he is just a pond himself.
The (((imported))) rapefugees are the opposite.
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A good article at UNZ.

http://www.unz.com/article/les-gilets-ja...-distress/

Quote:Les Gilets Jaunes – A Bright Yellow Sign of Distress

Every automobile in France is supposed to be equipped with a yellow vest. This is so that in case of accident or breakdown on a highway, the driver can put it on to ensure visibility and avoid getting run over.

So the idea of wearing your yellow vest to demonstrate against unpopular government measures caught on quickly. The costume was at hand and didn’t have to be provided by Soros for some more or less manufactured “color revolution”. The symbolism was fitting: in case of socio-economic emergency, show that you don’t want to be run over.

As everybody knows, what set off the protest movement was yet another rise in gasoline taxes. But it was immediately clear that much more was involved. The gasoline tax was the last straw in a long series of measures favoring the rich at the expense of the majority of the population. That is why the movement achieved almost instant popularity and support.

The Yellow Vests held their first demonstrations on Saturday, November 17 on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. It was totally unlike the usual trade union demonstrations, well organized to march down the boulevard between the Place de la République and the Place de la Bastille, or the other way around, carrying banners and listening to speeches from leaders at the end. The Gilets Jaunes just came, with no organization, no leaders to tell them where to go or to harangue the crowd. They were just there, in the yellow vests, angry and ready to explain their anger to any sympathetic listener.

Briefly, the message was this: we can’t make ends meet. The cost of living keeps going up, and our incomes keep going down. We just can’t take it any more. The government must stop, think and change course.

But so far, the reaction of the government was to send police to spray torrents of tear gas on the crowd, apparently to keep the people at a distance from the nearby Presidential residence, the Elysee Palace. President Macron was somewhere else, apparently considering himself above and beyond it all.

But those who were listening could learn a lot about the state of France today. Especially in the small towns and rural areas, where many protesters came from. Things are much worse than officials and media in Paris have let on.

There were young women who were working seven days a week and despaired of having enough money to feed and clothe their children.

People were angry but ready to explain very clearly the economic issues.

Colette, age 83, doesn’t own a car, but explained to whoever would listen that the steep rise of gasoline prices would also hurt people who don’t drive, by affecting prices of food and other necessities. She had done the calculations and figured it would cost a retired person 80 euros per month.

“Macron didn’t run on the promise to freeze pensions,” recalled a Yellow Vest, but that is what he has done, along with increasing solidarity taxes on pensioners.

A significant and recurring complaint concerned the matter of health care. France has long had the best public health program in the world, but this is being steadily undermined to meet the primary need of capital: profit. In the past few years, there has been a growing government campaign to encourage, and finally to oblige people to subscribe to a “mutuelle”, that is, a private health insurance plan, ostensibly to fill “the gaps” not covered by France’s universal health coverage. The “gaps” can be the 15% that is not covered for ordinary illnesses (grave illnesses are covered 100%), or for medicines taken off the “covered” list, or for dental work, among other things. The “gaps” to fill keep expanding, along with the cost of subscribing to the mutuelle. In reality, this program, sold to the public as modernizing improvement, is a gradual move toward privatization of health care. It is a sneaky method of opening the whole field of public health to international financial capital investment. This gambit has not fooled ordinary people and is high on the list of complaints by the Gilets Jaunes.

The degradation of care in the public hospitals is another complaint. There are fewer and fewer hospitals in rural areas, and one must “wait long enough to die” emergency rooms. Those who can afford it are turning to private hospitals. But most can’t. Nurses are overworked and underpaid. When one hears what nurses have to endure, one is reminded that this is indeed a noble profession.

In all this I was reminded of a young woman we met at a public picnic in southwestern France last summer. She cares for elderly people who live at home alone in rural areas, driving from one to another, to feed them, bathe them, offer a moment of cheerful company and understanding. She loves her vocation, loves helping old people, although it barely allows her to make a living. She will be among those who will have to pay more to get from one patient to the next.

People pay taxes willingly when they are getting something for it. But not when the things they are used to are being taken away. The tax evaders are the super-rich and the big corporations with their batteries of lawyers and safe havens, or intruders like Amazon and Google, but ordinary French people have been relatively disciplined in paying taxes in return for excellent public services: optimum health care, first class public transport, rapid and efficient postal service, free university education. But all that is under assault from the reign of financial capital called “neo-liberalism” here. In rural areas, more and more post offices, schools and hospitals are shut down, unprofitable train service is discontinued as “free competition” is introduced following European Union directives – measures which oblige people to drive their cars more than ever. Especially when huge shopping centers drain small towns of their traditional shops.

Incoherent Energy Policies

And the tax announced by the government – an additional 6.6 cents per liter for diesel and an additional 2.9 centers per liter of gasoline – are only the first steps in a series of planned increases over the next years. The measures are supposed to incite people to drive less or even better, to scrap their old vehicles and buy nice new electric cars.

More and more “governance” is an exercise in social engineering by technocrats who know what is best. This particular exercise goes directly opposite to an earlier government measure of social engineering which used economic incitements to get people to buy cars running on diesel. Now the government has changed its mind. Over half of personal vehicles still run on diesel, although the percentage has been dropping. Now their owners are told to go buy an electric car instead. But people living on the edge simply can’t afford the switch.

Besides, the energy policy is incoherent. In theory, the “green” economy includes shutting down France’s many nuclear power plants. Without them, where would the electricity come from to run the electric cars? And nuclear power is “clean”, no CO2. So what is going on? People wonder.

The most promising alternative sources of energy in France are the strong tides along northern coasts. But last July, the Tidal Energies project on the Normandy coast was suddenly dropped because it wasn’t profitable – not enough customers. This is symptomatic of what is wrong with the current government. Major new industrial projects are almost never profitable at first, which is why they need government support and subsidies to get going, with a view to the future. Such projects were supported under de Gaulle, raising France to the status of major industrial power, and providing unprecedented prosperity for the population as a whole. But the Macron government is not investing in the future nor doing anything to preserve industries that remain. The key French energy corporation Alstom was sold to General Electric under his watch.

Indeed, it is perfectly hypocritical to call the French gas tax an “ecotax” since the returns from a genuine ecotax would be invested to develop clean energies – such as tidal power plants. Rather, the benefits are earmarked to balance the budget, that is, to serve the government debt. The Macronian gas tax is just another austerity measure – along with cutting back public services and “selling the family jewels”, that is, selling potential money-makers like Alstom, port facilities and the Paris airports.

The Government Misses the Point

Initial government responses showed that they weren’t listening. They dipped into their pool of clichés to denigrate something they didn’t want to bother to understand.

President Macron’s first reaction was to guilt-trip the protesters by invoking the globalists’ most powerful argument for imposing unpopular measures: global warming. Whatever small complaints people may have, he indicated, that is nothing compared to the future of the planet.

This did not impress people who, yes, have heard all about climate change and care as much as anyone for the environment, but who are obliged to retort: “I’m more worried about the end of the month than about the end of the world.”

After the second Yellow Vest Saturday, November 25, which saw more demonstrators and more tear gas, the Minister in charge of the budget, Gérard Darmanin, declared that what had demonstrated on the Champs-Elysée was “la peste brune”, the brown plague, meaning fascists. (For those who enjoy excoriating the French as racist, it should be noted that Darmanin is of Algerian working class origins). This remark caused an uproar of indignation that revealed just how great is public sympathy for the movement – over 70% approval by latest polls, even after uncontrolled vandalism. Macron’s Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, was obliged to declare that government communication had been badly managed. Of course, that is the familiar technocratic excuse: we are always right, but it is all a matter of our “communication”, not of the facts on the ground.

Maybe I have missed something, but of the many interviews I have listened to, I have not heard one word that would fall into the categories of “far right”, much less “fascism” – or even that indicated any particular preference in regard to political parties. These people are wholly concerned with concrete practical issues. Not a whiff of ideology – remarkable in Paris!

Some people ignorant of French history and eager to exhibit their leftist purism have suggested that the Yellow Vests are dangerously nationalistic because they occasionally wave French flags and sing La Marseillaise. That simply means that they are French. Historically, the French left is patriotic, especially when it is revolting against the aristocrats and the rich or during the Nazi Occupation[i]. It is just a way of saying, We are the people, we do the work, and you must listen to our grievances. To be a bad thing, “nationalism” must be aggressive toward other nations. This movement is not attacking anybody, it is strictly staying home.

The Weakness of Macron

The Yellow Vests have made clear to the whole world that Emmanuel Macron was an artificial product sold to the electorate by an extraordinary media campaign.

Macron was the rabbit magically pulled out of a top hat, sponsored by what must be called the French oligarchy. After catching the eye of established king-maker Jacques Attali, the young Macron was given a stint at the Rothschild bank where he could quickly gain a small fortune, ensuring his class loyalty to his sponsors. Media saturation and the scare campaign against “fascist” Marine LePen (who moreover flubbed her major debate) put Macron in office. He had met his wife when she was teaching his theater class, and now he gets to play President.

The mission assigned to him by his sponsors was clear. He must carry through more vigorously the “reforms” (austerity measures) already undertaken by previous governments, which had often dawdled at hastening the decline of the social State.

And beyond that, Macron was supposed to “save Europe”. Saving Europe means saving the European Union from the quagmire in which it finds itself.

This is why cutting expenses and balancing the budget is his obsession. Because that’s what he was chosen to do by the oligarchy that sponsored his candidacy. He was chosen by the financial oligarchy above all to save the European Union from threatening disintegration caused by the euro. The treaties establishing the EU and above all the common currency, the euro, have created an imbalance between member states that is unsustainable. The irony is that previous French governments, starting with Mitterrand, are largely responsible for this state of affairs. In a desperate and technically ill-examined effort to keep newly unified Germany from becoming the dominant power in Europe, the French insisted on binding Germany to France by a common currency. Reluctantly, the Germans agreed to the euro – but only on German terms. The result is that Germany has become the unwilling creditor of equally unwilling EU member states, Italy, Spain, Portugal and of course, ruined Greece. The financial gap between Germany and its southern neighbors keeps expanding, which causes ill will on all sides.

Germany doesn’t want to share economic power with states it considers irresponsible spendthrifts. So Macron’s mission is to show Germany that France, despite its flagging economy, is “responsible”, by squeezing the population in order to pay interest on the debt. Macron’s idea is that the politicians in Berlin and the bankers in Frankfurt will be so impressed that they will turn around and say, well done Emmanuel, we are ready to throw our wealth into a common pot for the benefit of all 27 Member States. And that is why Macron will stop at nothing to balance the budget, to make the Germans love him.

So far, the Macron magic is not working on the Germans, and it’s driving his own people into the streets.

Or are they his own people? Does Macron really care about his run of the mill compatriots who just work for a living? The consensus is that he does not.

Macron is losing the support both of the people in the streets and the oligarchs who sponsored him. He is not getting the job done.

Macron’s rabbit-out-of-the hat political ascension leaves him with little legitimacy, once the glow of glossy magazine covers wears off. With help from his friends, Macron invented his own party, La République en Marche, which doesn’t mean much of anything but suggested action. He peopled his party with individuals from “civil society”, often medium entrepreneurs with no political experience, plus a few defectors from either the Socialist or the Republican Parties, to occupy the most important government posts.

The only well-known recruit from “civil society” was the popular environmental activist, Nicolas Hulot, who was given the post of Minister of Environment, but who abruptly resigned in a radio announcement last August, citing frustration.

Macron’s strongest supporter from the political class was Gérard Collomb, Socialist Mayor of Lyons, who was given the top cabinet post of Minister of Interior, in charge of the national police. But shortly after Hulot left, Collomb said he was leaving too, to go back to Lyons. Macron entreated him to stay on, but on October 3, Collomb went ahead and resigned, with a stunning statement referring to “immense problems” facing his successor. In the “difficult neighborhoods” in the suburbs of major cities, he said, the situation is “very much degraded : it’s the law of the jungle that rules, drug dealers and radical Islamists have taken the place of the Republic.” Such suburbs need to be “reconquered”.

After such a job description, Macron was at a loss to recruit a new Interior Minister. He groped around and came up with a crony he had chosen to head his party, ex-Socialist Christophe Castaner. With a degree in criminology, Castaner’s main experience qualifying him to head the national police is his close connection, back in his youth in the 1970s, with a Marseilles Mafioso, apparently due to his penchant for playing poker and drinking whiskey in illegal dens.

Saturday, November 17, demonstrators were peaceful, but resented the heavy tear-gas attacks. Saturday November 25, things got a big rougher, and on Saturday December 1st, all hell broke loose. With no leaders and no service d’ordre (militants assigned to protect the demonstrators from attacks, provocations and infiltration), it was inevitable that casseurs (smashers) got into the act and started smashing things, looting shops and setting fires to trash cans, cars and even buildings. Not only in Paris, but all over France: from Marseilles to Brest, from Toulouse to Strasbourg. In the remote town of Puy en Velay, known for its chapel perched on a rock and its traditional lace-making, the Prefecture (national government authority) was set on fire. Tourist arrivals are cancelled and fancy restaurants are empty and department stores fear for their Christmas windows. The economic damages are enormous.

And yet, support for the Yellow Vests remains high, probably because people are able to distinguish between those grieved citizens and the vandals who love to wreak destruction for its own sake.

On Monday, there were suddenly fresh riots in the troubled suburbs that Collomb warned about as he retreated to Lyons. This was a new front for the national police, whose representatives let it be known that all this was getting to be much too much for them to cope with. Announcing a state of emergency is not likely to solve anything.

Macron is a bubble that has burst. The legitimacy of his authority is very much in question. Yet he was elected in 2017 for a five year term, and his party holds a large majority in parliament that makes his removal almost impossible.

So what next? Despite having been sidelined by Macron’s electoral victory in 2017, politicians of all hews are trying to recuperate the movement – but discreetly, because the Gilets Jaunes have made clear their distrust of all politicians. This is not a movement that seeks to take power. It simply seeks redress of its grievances. The government should have listened in the first place, accepted discussions and compromise. This gets more difficult as time goes on, but nothing is impossible.

For some two or three hundred years, people one could call “left” hoped that popular movements would lead to changes for the better. Today, many leftists seem terrified of popular movements for change, convinced “populism” must lead to “fascism”. This attitude is one of many factors indicating that the changes ahead will not be led by the left as it exists today. Those who fear change will not be there to help make it happen. But change is inevitable and it need not be for the worse.

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For our more blackpilled comrades, allow me to share the following insight:

France, and several other European countries, are at an EXTREMELY dangerous situation. They are between a revolt of those that fuel the system, that could lead to a revolt of those that DEPEND on it! Imagine what would happen if suddenly a two-pronged revolt of taxpayers and welfare recipients erupted! There would not be enough police or army left. Heck, the armed forces themselves would not align with the charade for very long!

We live in VERY interesting and dangerous times. Yet there is no other way out. There must be risk, violence and uncertainty or we shall surely all hang separately!

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1) be a middle class european in 1990's
2) EU tells you diesel is good, against all evidence
3) for years and years Diesel is cheap
4) middle class europeans buy diesel cars like crazy
5) life is beautiful
Fast forward to 2016
6) Dieselgate pops out
7) #dieselfuelbad
8) Increase taxes on diesel (and all other fuels)
9) Electric cars are going to save us from pollution.
Repeat from step 2
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Ultimately a collapse of the welfare state is the absolute best option at this point, for every Western nation in the world.

As Simeon says, Europe has survived through world wars and communism and rebuilt each time, but if you replace enough of its citizens with Africans and Arabs then Europe is dead.

Same goes for America with Mexicans and whatever Africans and Arabs the Democrats fly, boat and truck into the nation. Same goes for Australia. 100 years from now our descendants would be glad that we endured a decade long depression along with many brutal civil wars rather than becoming a de-facto outcropping of the world's shitholes with nothing but the dilapidated 19th century ruins to remind us that things were ever any different.

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Leonard, if things kept going the way they were, there wouldn't even BE descendants to speak of!

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What is freacking out the franch elites is that this movement is Bottom-Top. In France, generally this kind of protest are organized in a very top-botton way by the left and/or the unions, but now both elements are out of the equation.

What it worries me is that there are already political parties trying to highjack the movement. The press was trying to push some Jason Herbert, and unionist journalist as a spokeman of the movement, with little effect. And also, it is really hard to find any info in any self-named leader, 8 of which failed to meet with Macron´s Minister Philippe recently.

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Despite common thugs using the event as cover for generic vandalism, the protests have gained an incredible amount of support from the general population. 80% if some of the sources are to be believed.

People are not normally fond of shit that disrupts their day-to-day business, so when you look at that level of support combined with Maricon's utterly dismal popularity ratings AS WELL as the leaderless nature of this revolt you have to suspect that the elites are truly shitting themselves at this point.

Unintended consequences of seemingly trivial changes can be monumental. From what I've heard there are a lot of rural and semi-rural French for whom this new tax functionally makes their job redundant, since the increased travel expenses functionally mean it's no longer financially viable to actually go to work.

In a situation like that then there's literally no reason to grit your teeth and bare it. You have no other option but to head into the nearest population center and protest.

The French are taxed even higher than the Germans apparently, so it's not surprising that they're losing their shit, particularly in light of the grand outreach that's going on to support the rapefugees with euro tax dollars, of which the highest rate per capita is apparently being paid by the (working) French!

I'm reading that this movement is spreading to other nations as well. The yellow vest is quickly becoming something of an icon, I suspect particularly because it's really a mainstay of the working class. No unemployed rapefugee or millionaire banker has ever worn one, that's for damn sure.

quick p.s. Twitter's top results in any given news related hashtag are almost invariably dominated with the usual MSM faggots, but they obviously have marching orders to avoid talking about this event entirely because the top tweets are almost entirely from alternative news sources, non-western news sources or from private citizens.

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Turns out the French have more balls than anyone else in the West. Dang...

Meanwhile, Americans are too busy drinking beer and watching Netflix to be bothered with the dismantling of the middle class.

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(12-04-2018 04:56 AM)sterlingarcher Wrote:  I get the feeling London's close to that edge...

The only thing London is going to see is a bunch of so-called victims from the persecuted minorities smashing a few stores up to get some sweat shop shoes and perhaps a bricked Iphone.

France has always had it in them to riot like a bunch of nutters, not England. England has always played defensive and the government knows it.

Any riots back in the day were purely working class plebs or until recently, minorities - aka blacks, Pakistanis and a few poor white lads in the mix.

Nothing will happen in comfortable Britain.
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(12-04-2018 10:11 AM)Wreckingball Wrote:  1) be a middle class european in 1990's
2) EU tells you diesel is good, against all evidence
3) for years and years Diesel is cheap
4) middle class europeans buy diesel cars like crazy
5) life is beautiful
Fast forward to 2016
6) Dieselgate pops out
7) #dieselfuelbad
8) Increase taxes on diesel (and all other fuels)
9) Electric cars are going to save us from pollution.
Repeat from step 2

And.

- Be a plumber in Paris in 2015
- Watch working class neighborhood fill with Muslims
- Watch government give them housing benefits, speeding up the process
- Move family to a French neighborhood, further out.
- Lifes good, fuel to drive plumbing van is only $2L
- Tired
- Zero extra cash, but family is together and not starving
- Fuel jumps in price
- Food follows suite
- Macron, "Now maybe people will buy electric vehicles"
- *puts on yellow vest and work boots, kisses family, walks quietly out the door
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Let the French protest, just wait till the German economy goes really down. Some reports did pop up that there should be a shadow army inside the German military that involves also a lot of the Special Force units. Not sure how much is true but it is about back up houses, lists of left wing politicians and traitors and how to restore law and order in times of a collapse.

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(12-04-2018 12:54 PM)Parzival Wrote:  Let the French protest, just wait till the German economy goes really down. Some reports did pop up that there should be a shadow army inside the German military that involves also a lot of the Special Force units. Not sure how much is true but it is about back up houses, lists of left wing politicians and traitors and how to restore law and order in times of a collapse.

It's true.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_X_plot

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7705658/ge...t-exposed/

Quote:A SECRET army of 200 elite soldiers planned to slaughter politicians and immigrants in Germany, it is revealed today.

Authorities have smashed the plot by serving and former neo-Nazi members of the country’s special forces to wreak havoc on “Day X”.

The sensational conspiracy is uncovered in a seven-page report by Berlin news weekly Focus.

The breakaway group of the Bundeswehr’s KSK — the equivalent to the SAS — aimed to kill Green Party leader Claudia Roth, foreign minister Heiko Mass and former president Joachim Gauck.

Death squads planned to lure them and other left-wingers to remote locations and assassinate them.

Leaders of asylum seeker groups blamed for terrorism, rapes and social unrest were also in their sights.

The group’s numbers had swelled as Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the door in 2015 to a million refugees.

The report says: “Numerous interrogations paint a picture of a conspiratorial force that is not supposed to shy away from the killing of political opponents.”

The warriors had planned Day X for when law and order collapsed - which they believed was “imminent”.

Focus reports police at first believed talk of the plot was a beer-fuelled fantasy.

But a former Air Force major broke under interrogation last year to reveal all.

The authorities were searching for stockpiles of weapons, ammunition, food and petrol hidden at training camps on the borders with Austria and Switzerland.

The coup plotters belonged to an organisation named Uniter, founded in 1996 for the welfare of special forces soldiers following tours in Afghanistan and Africa.

It has denied any knowledge of the group.

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I hope they don't stop just because Macron dropped the gas tax. They need to keep pushing and rioting and destroying until the government loses more and more control.
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(12-03-2018 05:50 PM)lookslikeit Wrote:  The media coverage has not been quite good. But these are one of the most violent riots in France history.

'Yellow Jacket' protests in France leave gas stations running dry; Paris riots worst since 1968



You've got to be kidding me? The 2005 ghetto riots caused about 50x more damage, societal disruption and danger. It's not even on the same scale.

Assessment of 2005 rioting:

Towns affected: 274 (on 7 November[24])
Property damage: 8,973 vehicles (Not including buildings).
Monetary damage: Estimated at €200 Million.
Arrests: 2,888
Deaths: 3 (Salah Gaham, Jean-Claude Irvoas and Jean-Jacques Le Chenadec)
Police and firefighters injured: 126

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(12-04-2018 01:07 PM)Disco_Volante Wrote:  I hope they don't stop just because Macron dropped the gas tax. They need to keep pushing and rioting and destroying until the government loses more and more control.

You don't stop squeezing when you have your enemy by the balls.

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This could’ve been avoided had Macron just told the French to inflate their car vehicle tires more like Obama did years ago.

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This is how I picture a guy from the Yellow Vests, returning in his village after his nice victory against Macron the psycho:



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(12-04-2018 02:08 PM)Handsome Creepy Eel Wrote:  
(12-03-2018 05:50 PM)lookslikeit Wrote:  The media coverage has not been quite good. But these are one of the most violent riots in France history.

'Yellow Jacket' protests in France leave gas stations running dry; Paris riots worst since 1968



You've got to be kidding me? The 2005 ghetto riots caused about 50x more damage, societal disruption and danger. It's not even on the same scale.

Assessment of 2005 rioting:

Towns affected: 274 (on 7 November[24])
Property damage: 8,973 vehicles (Not including buildings).
Monetary damage: Estimated at €200 Million.
Arrests: 2,888
Deaths: 3 (Salah Gaham, Jean-Claude Irvoas and Jean-Jacques Le Chenadec)
Police and firefighters injured: 126

It also depends, who do the protest. The low lives or the general middle class of society. We are not talking about the scum on the streets, we talk about people that work, have a life and that show their anger. The taxpayers.

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Also, this was in Paris proper and other cities large and small, as opposed to the banlieues.

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(12-04-2018 02:25 PM)redpillage Wrote:  
(12-04-2018 01:07 PM)Disco_Volante Wrote:  I hope they don't stop just because Macron dropped the gas tax. They need to keep pushing and rioting and destroying until the government loses more and more control.

You don't stop squeezing when you have your enemy by the balls.

Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally

Quote:4 Ways to Kill or be Killed

1. Do not sympathize with your enemies.
Your enemy will bide his time and strike back when you least expect.

2. When you pity or hope for reconciliation, it will make you hesitate.

They may act friendly for the time being, but they will eventually destroy you

3. An enemy that is left around is like a half-dead viper that you nurse back to health.

You only strengthen their fear and hatred of you.

4. Give your enemies nothing to negotiate, no hope, no room to maneuver.

Do not humiliate, yet nurture these resentful vipers who will one day kill you.

This is all the truer with a former friend who has become an enemy. The law governing fatal antagonisms reads: Reconciliation is out of the question. You must exterminate, crush, and deny them the chance to return to haunt you.

Such is the case of Hsiang Yu and his enemy Liu Pang. Hsiang had proven his ruthlessness on many an occasion, but with Liu Pang he acted differently. Every time he had his rival in his hands, something made him hesitate—a fatal sympathy or respect for the man who had once been a friend and comrade in arms. But the moment Hsiang made it clear that he intended to do away with Liu, yet failed to accomplish it, he sealed his own doom.

Liu would not suffer the same hesitation once the tables were turned. Now Hsiang Yu was on the run from Liu and when he came upon a small group of his own retreating soldiers, he cried out, "I hear Liu Pang has offered one thousand pieces of gold and a fief of ten thousand families for his head. Let me do you a favor." He then slits his own throat and dies.

It is not, of course, a question of murder, it is a question of banishment. Sufficiently weakened and then exiled from your world, your enemies are rendered harmless.

They have no hope of recovering, insinuating themselves and hurting you. And if they cannot be banished, at least understand that they are plotting against you, and pay no heed to whatever friendliness they feign.

Sometimes It Is Better To Let Your Enemies Destroy Themselves

Leave your enemy an escape route. A retreat is the ultimate demoralizing defeat.Let them be the agents of their own destruction. The result will be the same.
The risk of crushing an enemy is you embitter them so much so that they spend years and years plotting revenge. Do not let your guard down, but simply crush them again.

http://48laws-of-power.blogspot.com/2011...tally.html

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