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http://www.unz.com/chopkins/the-indiscreet-charm-of-the-gile...
The English-language corporate media, after doing their best not to cover these protests (and, instead, to keep the American and British publics focused on imaginary Russians), have been forced to now begin the delicate process of delegitimizing the gilets jaunes without infuriating the the entire population of France and inciting the British and American proletariats to go out and start setting cars on fire

No one believes the Russians are behind this, not even the hacks who are paid to pretend they do. And the “fascism” hysteria is also bombing. Attempts to portray the gilets jaunes as Le Pen-sponsored fascists blew up in their faces. Obviously, the far-Right are part of these protests, as they would be in any broad working class uprising, but there are far too many socialists and anarchists (and just regular pissed-off working class people) involved for the media to paint them all as “Nazis.”

Nothing scares the Identity Politics Left quite like an actual working class uprising.


The main stream media just wishes the yellow vest protest ends before the American working class becomes infected.
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Nothing scares the Identity Politics Left quite like an actual working class uprising.

Thus became Donald Trump.
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<<Nothing scares the Identity Politics Left quite like an actual working class uprising.

The main stream media just wishes the yellow vest protest ends before the American working class becomes infected.>>


It's amusing that the left has been working for and promoting the "revolution of the working class" for well over a hundred years. Now that it's arrived ----they don't want it and are horrified by it.


I'm sure that right now quite a few of them are running as hard as they can to get tom the front of the parade and take it over for their purposes -----probably demanding an end to greenhouse gasses or more transgender bathrooms.



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this rioting bit is lead by a small faction of radicals whose primary goal is to overturn democracy and the 'western culture'.......

they are the ones burning police cars, breaking windows, and rioting.....but a million others are joining in, thinking they are 'protesting' something.

It's all coordinated on social media and there are no 'leaders' to negotiate with....it's an uncontrolled 'mob' put together by posts on social media.......'protest at 8pm tonight'...be there....

It might end very badly.


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Tele: this rioting bit is lead by a small faction of radicals whose primary goal is to overturn democracy and the 'western culture'.......

No Tele. It is the Globalist establishment that is killing Western Civilization and culture. The Yellow Vests are opposing these losers.


they are the ones burning police cars, breaking windows, and rioting.....but a million others are joining in, thinking they are 'protesting' something.

Yes, Tele, it is a revolt against the establishment - no different than what we saw in Eastern Europe, Hungary, Austria, Poland and most recently in Italy and Sweden.


It might end very badly. t.

For the Globalists, yes!


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It is the Globalist establishment that is killing Western Civilization and culture.
Yes, Tele, it is a revolt against the establishment


Yep.
Significant portions of some Western developed nation’s(*) populations have been negatively effected by globalization & immigration. While globalization has been important to reducing world poverty; it’s been done on the backs of the working class. And the economic fortune of these workers & more rural areas have not bounced back. And now they are tire of waiting & are demanding some relief.
It appears the US solution was to ignore the problem. After all the increased rise of suicides of the middle age working class will ultimately solve the problem & improve & reduce the load on social security & medicare programs. It just a matter of time til that segment of the population is electorally not important.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/23/5210833...
In a follow-up to their groundbreaking 2015 work, they say that a lack of steady, well-paying jobs for whites without college degrees has caused pain, distress and social dysfunction to build up over time. The mortality rate for that group, ages 45 to 54, increased by a half percent each year from 1999 to 2013.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/15/health/occupational-suicide-r...
https://abc3340.com/news/local/addressing-suicide-among-the-...
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"Significant portions of some Western developed nation’s(*) populations have been negatively effected by globalization & immigration. While globalization has been important to reducing world poverty; it’s been done on the backs of the working class. And the economic fortune of these workers & more rural areas have not bounced back. And now they are tire of waiting & are demanding some relief. "

For decades they imported MILLIONS of 'migrants' who immediately flooded the system with low wage, low education, high baby producing folks.....who went on 'benefits' and overloaded the system.

NOw, they whine that the salaries are depressed - duh - you import 'cheap labor' and that's what you get......

They whine the 'social network' is failing, after you added millions to the welfare rolls and the budgets are strained beyond belief.

Yep, typical socialism where the workers not only have to pay for their benefits, but for millions more folks benefits.

Plus, 99% of the 'migrants' have no desire to learn French, German or Swedish, nor adopt western culture norms....nor even 'work'.....

This won't end well. You can't deport 30 million people.

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For decades they imported MILLIONS of 'migrants' who immediately flooded the system with low wage, low education, high baby producing folks.....who went on 'benefits' and overloaded the system.

NOw, they whine that the salaries are depressed - duh - you import 'cheap labor' and that's what you get......


The working class was never fine with immigration-legal & illegal. That’s what the elites want. They work so much cheaper than citizens. And they vote democrat. They are very pleased the working class isoffing themselves.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/half-of-america-hasn...
Half of America hasn't recovered from the recession
“For many communities, what you've got is a lost decade of economic growth," said John Lettieri, CEO of the Economic Innovation Group, a bipartisan think tank, adding that "the topline economy doesn't match the local experiences."

The bottom third of U.S. counties actually saw their economies shrink.
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