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The Riots In France Arenít Just About Gas Taxes, But About The Westís Decline
The Federalist ^ | December 7, 2018 | Auguste Meyrat

Posted on 12/07/2018 1:18:32 PM PST by detective

This past week, Parisians in yellow safety vests took to the streets to riot against French leadership. They have defaced the Arc de Triomphe, thrown rocks at policemen and soldiers, and lit fires all over the city. Macron literally had egg on his face and continues to suffer abysmal approval ratings, while the current protests enjoy high approval ratings in the country, despite the destruction.

Most commentary (which happened all over France, not just Paris) has focused on the fuel tax increase as the main reason for the protests, as though the French have never paid exorbitant taxes before. It has also characterized the yellow vest protests as a recent event, but they had been going on for weeks before they became violent these past few days.

Macron and the French media have unsurprisingly tried to pin the protests and riots on Marine Le Pen’s racist minions without evidence, while residents in France have claimed that the protesters are mostly middle-aged Frenchmen with no political affiliation.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: france; macron; riots
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Most of the reporting on the recent French riots has been inaccurate.

This is a good article that explains it.

The middle class are desperately trying to stop the willful destruction of their way of life.

1 posted on 12/07/2018 1:18:32 PM PST by detective
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This is a good article that explains the recent Parisian French riots: The French
middle class are desperately trying to stop the willful destruction of their way of life.

"Globalism be gone."

2 posted on 12/07/2018 1:23:23 PM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: detective

bkmk


3 posted on 12/07/2018 1:24:59 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: detective

Let’s hope all in the West follow suit including us.


4 posted on 12/07/2018 1:27:37 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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“People have long complained of France losing its soul by becoming a secularized, progressive, socialist welfare state shortly after two miserable losses in the two world wars. After being known for its fine arts, beautiful landscapes, rich Catholic tradition, genius philosophers and scientists, and famous monuments, people now see France as a stagnant irrelevant pool of decadence.”

...that they voted for and tolerated a long time...


5 posted on 12/07/2018 1:27:50 PM PST by polymuser (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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To: detective

The prices of apartments in Paris are very expensive.

Ungrateful Muslims living in the banlieus on the taxpayers’ tab must upset the French.

Taxes are high. Any increase is unwelcome.

Provincial France long has had economic problems. France is centralized in expensive Paris.

Macron’s arrogance, common in French leaders, has made the situation worse.

Terrorism has hurt the French economy. The French are upset about that too.


6 posted on 12/07/2018 1:27:57 PM PST by Brian Griffin
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The French, the most heavily taxed nation in Europe, just had enough of it. The government just squandered their money.


7 posted on 12/07/2018 1:28:07 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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“Macron and the French media have unsurprisingly tried to pin the protests and riots on Marine Le Pen’s racist minions without evidence”

The French also don’t like being lied to.


8 posted on 12/07/2018 1:29:45 PM PST by Brian Griffin
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Western governments, including both parties here, have been flooding their countries with foreigners to dilute the native populations.


9 posted on 12/07/2018 1:30:29 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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“The French, the most heavily taxed nation in Europe, just had enough of it. The government just squandered their money.”

US governments could teach the French how to squander money.


10 posted on 12/07/2018 1:30:51 PM PST by Brian Griffin
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There are 2 Paris’s.

The one the tourists see, the Louvre and Eiffel tower.

Then there is the grimy city that the residents have to live in with tiny expensive old apartments that are falling apart.

Or you live outside town and try to commute very expensively.

Then you look on the Internet and look and see what other people are doing with their disposable income when you have none and it’s about to become even less.

Or at happy tourists that snap their pictures and leave.


11 posted on 12/07/2018 1:32:27 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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But we’re not rioting over it, burning our cities.


12 posted on 12/07/2018 1:32:53 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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I really do see the UK as key in this whole thing. They shouldn’t be on the periphery but instead should be running things, though not the Teresa May’s of the world. The Continental types, the elites there, are a bunch of fools, and that seems to be an institutional problems since every generation seems to produce its own Junkers who end up being celebrated for some incomprehensible reason and handed power.


13 posted on 12/07/2018 1:34:37 PM PST by BlackAdderess (Grateful for a POTUS who doesn't treat us like cattle.)
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Paris Skyline .......... still celebrating the 1800's

Dubai Skyline........ looking forward

14 posted on 12/07/2018 1:35:16 PM PST by bert ( (KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Invade Honduras. Provide a military government)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

15 posted on 12/07/2018 1:36:07 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Liz; bitt; GregNH; LucyT; Travis McGee; Diogenesis; SkyPilot; Roman_War_Criminal; null and void

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from the article


16 posted on 12/07/2018 1:36:28 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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[Western governments, including both parties here, have been flooding their countries with foreigners to dilute the native populations.]

Londonstan and Merkel’s treachery across the Channel come to mind.


17 posted on 12/07/2018 1:38:07 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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“The Continental types, the elites there, are a bunch of fools”

They are arrogant, but they are not fools.

Merkel made a mistake thinking the draft dodging Syrians would be like the come to Germany to work Turks.

As for May, she’s getting bad advice.


18 posted on 12/07/2018 1:40:15 PM PST by Brian Griffin
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To: bert

I’m in Paris and Dubai quite a bit for work. Give me Paris any day. Dubai is a facade, all bling with nothing behind it. If it weren’t for laundering the Saudi’s money they’d still be living in tents and screwing goats instead of Russian hookers.


19 posted on 12/07/2018 1:42:25 PM PST by GaryCrow
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Do the actual French people want change change, or just change?

Because, one is more expensive than the other, and they will have to choose.


20 posted on 12/07/2018 1:44:40 PM PST by lurk
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