What is happening in Paris? Not much according to the MSM

There appears to be a different story to be told, but who would know?

Where is the media? Seriously, we are now 13 weeks deep in a massive movement that has garnered thousands of participants every week in one of the most famous cities in the world Paris France, and it’s crickets from the mainstream. Plenty of time to talk about Cardi B and Roger Stone but not even so much as a travel warning for those that think they are traveling to what they assume will be the most amazing and romantic experience of their lives. Instead, they are likely to be amongst thousands of protesters that have had enough of an unaccountable establishment who continues to attempt to tighten their grip on the general public through unfair policy and taxes.

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22 Responses to What is happening in Paris? Not much according to the MSM

  1. Behind Enemy Lines

    It’s as if a D Notice has been put in place, although these days the press and its owners also don’t want people to start getting frisky ideas. Paris 2019 is starting to remind me of Leipzig 1989.

    Could it happen here?

  2. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    These are not the Yellow Jackets you are looking for…

  3. struth

    The media just worked to discredit the convoy and when it still kept coming the only way you heard of it was from Alan Jones.
    There needs to be some serious rebalancing of the media.
    Defunding the ABC is absolutely vital for democracy.

  4. MD

    As a regular visitor to Paris, I can say this movement will have almost zero effect on tourists. And please don’t romanticise these people: smashing ATMs, burning other people’s cars, breaking shop windows and looting the premises, not mention attempting to break into public buildings. Is that the sort of thing Catallaxy stands for ?

  5. struth

    The lefties have joined in, MD.
    Hence the lootings and vandalisms.

    The French have short memories as well.

    I remember not long ago, they had an opportunity we have never had in Australia.
    An opportunity to vote for a Marine lePenn type.
    But they chose Macron.
    Now they don’t like it.
    I know one place I’m never worried I missed out od, and have only travelled through parts of it, and that is France.
    Generally, shitty people really.
    Chips on their shoulders.

    That being said, do you think they should just take it up the choofa MD?
    Or protest Macron?

  6. Behind Enemy Lines

    MD
    #2933629, posted on February 14, 2019 at 11:09 am
    …And please don’t romanticise these people: smashing ATMs, burning other people’s cars, breaking shop windows and looting the premises, not mention attempting to break into public buildings. Is that the sort of thing Catallaxy stands for ?

    So, a small minority of these victims have tragically succumbed to understandable desperation in their quest for the justice structurally denied to them by the cruelly oppressive System. Isn’t that how the line goes, over there on the left? Why the sudden rush to judgement?

    There’s an interesting and relevant article that just bobbed up at Rotten Chestnuts. General idea is that one of the legacy press’s key roles is to keep rageheads alight and turn them into True Believers, as part of the recruiting drive for the left’s Vanguard Party.

    But it seems the «Gilets jaunes» aren’t the sort of rageheads who are going to be useful in the left’s Vanguard Party.

    So, no publicity for you, fascist scum!

    Remind you of anything else?

  7. Jonesy

    Masked anarchists and fascists have usurped the movement. Previous to this out in the provinces it was a peaceful takeover of the streets that even the local police could not resist. The message has been lost because of the leftists pushing for anarchy. The message was about fuel costs in the beginning. Straight down the gun barrel at the climate change nutters. Now it is corrupted.

  8. Rafe Champion

    The left will never waste a crisis.
    Expect false flag stunts all the time.

  9. LGS

    MD
    #2933629, posted on February 14, 2019 at 11:09 am

    As a regular visitor to Paris, I can say this movement will have almost zero effect on tourists. And please don’t romanticise these people: smashing ATMs, burning other people’s cars, breaking shop windows and looting the premises, not mention attempting to break into public buildings. Is that the sort of thing Catallaxy stands for ?

    Sounds like the far left summed up in a nutshell.

  10. Ubique

    No different from the hundreds of thousands of car-burnings in France. The media has turned a blind eye to it for a decade.

  11. Overburdened

    As a casual reader of, and contributor to, this site, l think that looking at the various articles one can see a thread.
    The thread is the similarities inherent in the issues the articles seek to show as stupid.
    IMO each article related to social control should be seen as response to symptoms of what is happening, rather than as a particular issue.

  12. Notafan

    I stumbled on a yellow jacket protest in Paris on the 2nd of February, apart from the inconvenience of the bus I wanted to catch being cancelled it had little impact on us tourists, very orderly, we left because there were a few firecrackers and it was time for lunch.

    Most of the participants seemed to be just regular people

    It did not warrant a travel warning. that is for sure.

    I saw considerable damage from night rioting around Place de Republic three years ago, can’t remember what the issue was.

    Paris and protests.

  13. David Brewer

    Video (in French, but the vision speaks for itself) of Thomas P., an extreme leftist who in three hours last Saturday committed 30-odd offences under cover of a gilets jaunes protest, including multiple car burnings, plate-glass window smashings and cash machine destructions. He even cut the cables of surveillance cameras, but they got him in the end. Chapter and verse of his efforts here.

  14. Notafan

    One man, using the regular people protesting, to further his own agenda.

  15. Eyrie

    As Karl Denninger says, there is the soapbox, the ballot box and if they don’t work, ultimately the ammo box.

  16. Fat Tony

    Eyrie
    #2934390, posted on February 15, 2019 at 7:29 am
    As Karl Denninger says, there is the soapbox, the ballot box and if they don’t work, ultimately the ammo box.

    Not in Australia – with all legal guns registered and all legal owners licensed, as soon as anything like this happens, all firearms will be confiscated by the police/government.

  17. Confused Old Misfit

    with all legal guns registered and all legal owners licensed

    One suspects that there are many more illegals out there than legals.

  18. PB

    Why would the media cover something that represented a threat to their Proprietors and their fellow tribalists in Banking, Law and Government?

  19. BorisG

    Strange title. I see pretty gloomy reports in the media about Paris protests every day. Like CNN and BBC.

  20. BorisG

    What these protesters want is to dislodge a democratically elected president. Sounds familiar ?

  21. Tel

    As Karl Denninger says, there is the soapbox, the ballot box and if they don’t work, ultimately the ammo box.

    The oft-forgetten Jury Box should be in the list.

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

  22. Confused Old Misfit:

    One suspects that there are many more illegals out there than legals.

    You have to laugh, don’t you.
    People were turning in old rusty .22 bunny guns and replacing them with modern .223/5.56/7.62 rifles.
    Australia now has one of the most modern, accurate firearm collections in private hands, probably only secondary to the US.

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