There are lessons here for us

PARIS WORST RIOTS SINCE 60S

TAX REVOLT VIOLENT

That was Drudge; this is Instapundit.

MORE ON THE FRENCH RIOTS: “There are parallels between what is happening in France and almost every other developed country, including Canada, as comfortable urban elites seek to impose their climate change agenda on a broader population just struggling to pay its bills and earn an honest buck. No amount of hand-wringing over the fate of the planet, be it by the IPCC or by the likes of Ms. Binoche, is going to resonate with people who do not feel the elites have their interests at heart.”

Especially when they don’t. Also, an elite whose main theme is how morally superior it is to its countrymen is in a poor position to call for sacrifice.

How would it be if Labor abandoned the Paris Accords and then stopped the boats? Shorten would be Prime Minister for life. At least the Libs should try this out since they are already half way there on stopping the boats while everything else is a sure loser.

 

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25 Responses to There are lessons here for us

  1. John Constantine

    Saw a video grab of macron waving to the crowd, which had only been half heckling him before he started his waving crap, then the hate started.

    Until there is real fear in our one party state political class, they will happily keep taking their bribe payoffs and mouthing their cash for comment slogans.

    How can a politician be more afraid of chrissy pyne and stabby mcstabby bishop than the mob of proles?.

    The mildest hint of unhappy people sends their abc into conniptions of bollard building and claims of violence against women. They know what they are stirring up but hope they can get away with it until it is too late to turn back.

    Once the Ponzi goes, they lose their protection, don’t they understand that?.

  2. Death Giraffe

    I’m turning around on this boat thing.
    Let them come by boat, and only by boat.
    It is the ones our elites are picking to come through the normal channels who got us where we are now.

  3. Muddy

    How would it be if Labor abandoned the Paris Accords and then stopped the boats? Shorten would be Prime Minister for life. At least the Libs should try this out since they are already half way there on stopping the boats while everything else is a sure loser.

    Beyond The Bubble, nothing exists. All that appears to exist beyond are reflections or illusions from within The Bubble. Holographic ‘Others’ that seem to speak and breathe and frown at those within, are simply projections of our individual anxieties. These holographic ‘Others’ cannot be permitted to distract from the Collective Future Bliss that is certain to be ours when all within The Bubble conform and co-operate.

    Remember, Steve: If you are not committed to a life of comfort and reward within The Bubble, you have chosen to not exist. Beyond The Bubble there is nothing. Why would you choose nothing?

    Choose The Bubble. Be something.

  4. Muddy

    John Constantine
    #2877825, posted on December 3, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Until there is real fear …

    BINGO!
    Fear is the most powerful human motivator.

    But we are too afraid to use it.
    Oh, the ironing.

  5. Howard Hill

    French police surrender to protesters. Vive La France!

    BREAKING ! French Police Remove helmets and stand with the yellow vest demonstrators

    Meanwhile back in the stupid country, our own plod are busy lying their arses off about the state of our nation and breaking every law in the book!
    We’re F😱cked!

  6. Do you have the time?

    1789 n’est-ce pas ?

  7. Rossini

    Howard Hill
    #2877860, posted on December 3, 2018 at 4:47 pm
    Meanwhile back in the stupid country, our own plod are busy lying their arses off about the state of our nation and breaking every law in the book!
    We’re F😱cked!

    Stupid Forken Liberals!

  8. What ends up happening to the elites when the French peasants are upset?

    Anyone know?

    Do they have form?

  9. Notafan

    It wasn’t the peasants doing the guiliotening

    It was the replacement elite, then their replacement elite

  10. Squirrel

    So why does the French government need to increase the taxes on fossil fuels (ostensibly to discourage their use) if renewables are already cheaper and “getting cheaper every day” (as the spruikers are fond of saying) – doesn’t quite add up, does it…………

  11. Robber Baron

    I am starting to develop a modicum of respect for the French.

    Keep going frogs…keep going.

    The French government is famous for rolling over.

  12. Linden

    The Age of Stupidity, sung to lyrics of the old Alvis Presley tune

  13. Linden

    Bit like that old Chinese proverb, ‘may you govern in interesting times’!

  14. Neenee

    US crude plunges 22% in November, settling at $50.93, for weakest month in over 10 years

    The plunge in oil prices is more than enough to offset Macron’s new tax. So the cost of petrol is not the real cause of the riots in France, or in the other European countries also experiencing civil unrest. The riots erupted after Macron’s criticism of Trump’s Nationalism. The yellow-vests are out in force in support of Nationalism against Globalism.

    We should all wear something yellow, and spend some time outside our politicians’ offices.

  15. Roger

    At least the Libs should try this out since they are already half way there …

    You’re wasting your time, Steve.

    Morrison is the most cloth eared and inept PM since McMahon.

  16. Death Giraffe

    Notafan
    #2877877, posted on December 3, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    It wasn’t the peasants doing the guiliotening
    It was the replacement elite, then their replacement elite

    ..
    Yep, the second tier of aristocrats thought they could move up.

  17. Megan

    Morrison is the most cloth eared and inept PM since McMahon.

    He was the favoured pick of Malefactor Turnweasle. You didn’t imagine he was going to choose anyone competent, surely? He wouldn’t risk anyone outshining his own gloriousness. You have to really scrape the bottom of the barrel when the bar is set somewhere towards the base of the Mariana Trench.

  18. Tintarella di Luna

    I am starting to develop a modicum of respect for the French.

    If nothing else they’ve not the art of revolution.

  19. J.H.

    “How would it be if Labor abandoned the Paris Accords and then stopped the boats? Shorten would be Prime Minister for life. “…. Unfortunately for Mr Shorten, the Welfare State is consuming money like there is no tomorrow, and their ideology is so blinkered that they can only conceive of a tax and spend economy… Secondly, Shorten’s Union mates would put him in cement if he changed tack on the Green scam…. all their Industry Funds are heavily invested in it.

  20. Dr Fred Lenin

    Vive la Revolution des citoyenes ! a la guillotine le traiteur Macron et les eurocrat fascistes ! Vive La France !

  21. Sunni Bakchat

    The thing to understand here is that Macron doesn’t for a moment care about Climate Change. He only cares about the green flank in the electorate keeping him in power. Which may just be too little too late given his polling.
    In reality Fuel is a price inelastic revenue stream that is grabbed for whenever a government wants a little more revenue. This in the context of a country that already has absurdly high fuel prices and an insanely complicated and convoluted tax system.
    Nobody in France wants to give up their entitlements and no politician has the guts to take them away. Price inelasticity is thus giving way to public rage.
    Lets also not forget Macron is simply another dolled up Elitist Enarque.

  22. Crossie

    Also, an elite whose main theme is how morally superior it is to its countrymen is in a poor position to call for sacrifice.

    What’s more it’s an elite that is too stupid to realise they are stupid but the masses can see it from a mile away.

    Who knew the new world order would turn out to be the so-called elites, the media and school children? Hey, that’s setup the old Soviet Union had and the masses were told to line up for bread and if they protest they were sent to Siberia. Today’s Siberia is banning from and hate pile-ons in social media.

  23. Chris M

    Ugh, the peasants are revolting!

  24. bollux

    Not a chance that our gutless, U.N. appointed globalist pollies would dare to oppose climate change hysteria. It would bugger up the promise of “a gig for life” as long as you go along to get along. Bastards.

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