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originally posted by: Raggedyman
Be the same as the US, some people hate immigration and some people hate the politics. The protests will be about both issues and many more as well
originally posted by: Whodathunkdatcheese
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Looks like a reaction to everything the EU has foisted upon Europeans; over-taxation and regulation, open borders and a seeming bias towards immigrants instead of citizens. The socialist utopia isn't selling any more.
Might look like that, but what it actually is is a reaction to Macron taking the country to the right. He's cutting away all the socialist programmes that support French workers.
If you don't believe me, ask someone who lives in France.
originally posted by: mekhanics
a reply to: JAGStorm
Make the Muslim women afraid to walk the streets and not the French women.
Whoever said that, I'd like to pay a visit to his house. It'll be a beatingly fun welcome!
originally posted by: Outlier13
a reply to: JAGStorm
They are not protesting gas taxes that's for damn sure. And stating "Muslims" is inciteful. The reality is they are protesting their sell out globalist president who has "culturally appropriated" France to the brink of civil unrest. It just so happens the migrants and refugees happen to be Muslim.
So in a nutshell the people of France are doing what any countryman should do in the face of a foreign invasion.
TAKE THEIR COUNTRY BACK!
A constitutional cap on taxes - at 25%
Increase of 40% in the basic pension and social welfare
Increase hiring in public sector to re-establish public services
Massive construction projects to house 5 million homeless, and severe penalties for mayors/prefectures that leave people on the streets
Break up the 'too-big-to-fail' banks, re-separate regular banking from investment banking
Cancel debts accrued through usurious rates of interest.
Constitutional amendments to protect the people's interests, including binding referenda
The barring of lobby groups and vested interests from political decision-making
Frexit: Leave the EU to regain our economic, monetary and political sovereignty (In other words, respect the 2005 referendum result, when France voted against the EU Constitution Treaty, which was then renamed the Lisbon Treaty, and the French people ignored)
Clampdown on tax evasion by the ultra-rich
The immediate cessation of privatization, and the re-nationalization of public goods like motorways, airports, rail, etc
Remove all ideology from the ministry of education, ending all destructive education techniques
Quadruple the budget for law and order and put time-limits on judicial procedures. Make access to the justice system available for all
Break up media monopolies and end their interference in politics. Make media accessible to citizens and guarantee a plurality of opinions. End editorial propaganda
Guarantee citizens' liberty by including in the constitution a complete prohibition on state interference in their decisions concerning education, health and family matters.
No more 'planned obsolescence' - Mandate guarantee from producers that their products will last 10 years, and that spare parts will be available during that period
Ban plastic bottles and other polluting packaging
Weaken the influence of big pharma on health in general and hospitals in particular
Ban on GMO crops, carcinogenic pesticides, endocrine disruptors and monocrops
Reindustrialize France (thereby reducing imports and thus pollution)
End France's participation in foreign wars of aggression, and exit from NATO
Cease pillaging and interfering - politically and militarily - in 'Francafrique', which keeps Africa poor. Immediately repatriate all French soldiers. Establish relations with African states on an equal peer-to-peer basis
Prevent migratory flows that cannot be accommodated or integrated, given the profound civilizational crisis we are experiencing
Scrupulously respect international law and the treaties we have signed.
originally posted by: Flavian
The gap between rich and poor is much greater than it has ever been in history. Corporate greed has ensured that the wealth distribution is incredibly poor.
I actually support capitalism but something does need to be done to reduce this gap.
In 1980, the top 1 percent controlled about 8 percent of U.S. national income. The bottom 50 percent shared about 18 percent. Today the top 1 percent share about 20 percent; the bottom 50 percent, just 12 percent.
Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution.
In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: sapien82
There seems to be a growing clash of Islam vs other cultures.