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originally posted by: lakenheath24
The French I know have very little disposable income after all the taxes. I think peeps are pissed off at the migrants as well. It's turning Europe to the right. Even Spain is going right wing apparently. And no wonder....they have had like 15percent unemployment forever.
originally posted by: Willtell
They keep giving us politicians or leaders who are easily controlled and basically bought and paid for.
Rather than solutions, we get more problems because these leaders don’t really want to bring real change.
Macron wants to tax the lower and middle class and make them pay for Global warming.
Why don’t these leaders come together and massively cut their defense budgets?
No, they won’t do that because one of the elite groups, the Military Industrial Complex and the arms industry-- is part of the elites that control them.
originally posted by: XAnarchistX
The Media isn't really talking about the co-opting of the Nationalists and Fascists
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: Fools
I wish we'd hear more in the news about this...it seems to be really growing into something big in France.
I was under the understanding that it involved a draconian carbon tax connected to the Paris Climate Accord...which increases exponentially...and is resulting in enormously high fuel prices.
The MSM, apparently, does not want the world to know that the Paris accord is unpopular in Paris.
originally posted by: carewemust
French police are attacking protestors. VidClips posted to Twitter are being removed from Twitter (by Twitter?) before many people can see them. I just tried to paste a link to one here, and it vanished before I could copy the URL.
Is every government, news outlet, and social media platform, now our enemy? Enemies of the world's population?!
Which is a damn good reason to protest, funny how the media however fails to mention it.
Anger at the establishment
Emiliano Grossman, a political scientist at the Paris Sciences Po research university, believes the government needs to engage directly with the protesters, who are successful for partly contradictory reasons. On the one hand there is the old contrast between the Parisian Bobos — the "rich left" who are committed to environmental protection — and the conservative people who live on the outskirts of the cities and feel neglected by the government, he said. On the other hand, there are the many people annoyed that very quickly after taking office, Macron abolished the wealth tax — which only the rich pay, Grossman added. "Now the eco tax is being raised, a tax everyone will have to pay," he said, adding that these days, neither the left-wing nor the right-wing in France feel represented by the Parisian establishment.