"Now the elites are afraid. For the first time, there is a movement which cannot be controlled through the normal political mechanisms... they need to stop thinking of all the gilets jaunes as imbeciles."
RT @maxkeiser: Armed with #Bitcoin the global ‘Gilets Jaunes’ #GIABO (Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation) movement is orchestrating the greatest transfer of wealth in history. https://t.co/hj8UgNnOfX
Lol no "elite" are actually afraid of the yellow vests. The yellow vests have yet to take down a top "elite". The only ones related to the elite and who would be "afraid" are your basic everyday non-elite that happen to work for the elite (e.g., media, police/military, etc...) who by orders have to get in on the action and oppose the yellow vests (or lose their jobs).
Outside of those guys, the only ones left to be afraid is your average civilian getting raided, looted, or caught in the crossfire with the yellow vests dealings. This is for the most part because the yellow vests are way underarmed to really deal with the French/EU/NATO/etc... military, so they resort to trashing civilians & civilian places instead.
Usually for these "yellow vest"-type of things to work in modern times the regime usually has to be some third-world country and the rebels armed a lot more heavily courtesy of the major powers + EU/UN/NATO/etc. Which is not the French situation at the moment, fortunately or unfortunately : /
are you kidding me. this kind of stuff is right up their alley. it's the type of content that makes what their site is all about - which is exposing the complete financial malarky that is going on in our world. sorry they don't follow the globalist script of hypocrisy
> 's the type of content that makes what their site is all about - which is exposing the complete financial malarky that is going on in our world. sorry they don't follow the globalist script of hypocrisy
have you read any Marx, by any chance?
Zero-hedge has been all ultra-libertarian, ever since 2006, all signed by the pseudonim "Tyler Durden"^^^
 Chuck Palahniuk advocated for the destruction of capitalism, not for the individualification of society. That should be a hint.
Lol nobody gonna be protesting Trump everyone supports the wall, border security.
Yellow vest are protesting against the big corrupt leftist socialist governments, hence the increase in nationalism and right leaning support.
People are waking up, maybe or maybe not and this will go away after a couple months.
> Lol nobody gonna be protesting Trump everyone supports the wall, border security.
It's a bit morbidly fascinating to watch the mental hoops fascists jump through to convince themselves that the silent majority of society stands behind them. Your worldview couldn't survive acknowledging the fact that you're a minority and most people think you're idiots.
I know I fully agree which is exactly why I support the yellow vest movements.
But I don’t think people should protesting because the president wants to spend a tiny fraction of the GDP like literally minuscule, on a wall, while trillions were spent on the military while Obama was in charge.
And fun fact Obama has deported more people than any other president.
Probably true, but it's not like the yellow vest protests have been careful to respect the law. Anything which could actually threaten the system is bound to be illegal. Achieving real change is going to be illegal almost by definition.
Could you stop making these utterly ignorant posts on this subreddit?
Seriously, one look at your post history makes it clear you contribute no informed opinions whatsoever. "I'm quietly waiting for WWIII" is the most effort you're willing to put into anything.
I honestly want you to stop posting, JACK9310.
Okay, first, I'm sick of seeing this sentiment everywhere. Usually some variation on "Americans never riot! They never protest! Are they just stupid, lazy, fat sheep pacified on a steady diet of fast food and reality TV?"
First off, Americans do riot, and protest, and demonstrate, and strike. There are dozens of examples of it currently, from recent history, and further back. The largest strikes and protests in American history are happening right fucking now. Pay attention.
Second, Americans are, by and large, EXTREMELY HEAVILY FUCKING ARMED. Which means that police responses are faster and more brutal on the one hand, and on the other hand when riots get pushed too far, the guns come out. Which makes Americans reasonably more hesitant to engage in this kind of revolt.
Very long fuse, very big fucking boom.
Think real damn hard about what you're really asking for, and if you have the stomach to start watching as the bodies pile up.
Third, our media does a suspiciously terrible job of reporting on any of the shit that's going down out there. Which is probably why you think it doesn't happen
Oh come on they're not "heavily" armed 😏 Americans may be armed against themselves, but certainly not against the government!
Tell me, how many private citizens own "arms" like tanks, rpgs, bombs, missiles, advanced land and air weaponry and weapon systems, etc?
Sorry, but no civil war or military revolutions in the U.S. anytime soon guys! The US military is way ahead of you "government overthrow protesters" 😉 and the same goes for France
Absolutely! Just like it's been super easy for any organized military to immediately and completely gain total control over the various middle eastern countries they've invaded. I mean, these guys only have civilian vehicles and small arms, of course it would be a trivial matter to bring them in line.
Exactly!! Just look at the regimes of Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt that had extremely stable and "total control" over their territories. The populace by itself may have seem like paltry resistance to the regimes at first, but wait until US/EU/NATO started "helping" those rebels ; ) with all that new modern aid and technology. No more unpopular regime in a jiffy!
But that's not the case with the yellow vests "populace" --- unfortunately they're up against a regime *supported* by all those major powers + EU/NATO/UN/etc! So those little "small arms" and civilian vehicles do pretty much amount to nothing.
And, they are actually *pretty well* "in line" as far as the French government is concerned. Those "yellow vests" can beat their chests and feel "empowered" all they like raiding, looting, and trashing civilian targets and municipalities -- everyone knows the second they start seriously attacking real government and military complexes that can potentially lead to a government overthrow, they'll be shot at and/or dispersed in a jiffy. Oh and by then the French government and military won't entertain it as a little "protest", it will be count as an act of "domestic terrorism" and be cleaned up and dealt with a lot more forcefully beyond what the yellow vests with their "small arms" or "civilian vehicles" will be able to counter.
So, like I said before, no civil war or military revolutions in allied first-world countries anytime soon guys! The military complex of major powers is way ahead of any of you "government overthrow protesters" or "civil war rioters", and clearly the same is true for France. Your "small arms" mean nothing to the national military complex especially *right in your own* country. This isn't the freakin' 18th/19th century folks ; )
This is the dumbest thing I've read in weeks.
Macron is trembling and he really isn't that powerful. The police have already blackmailed him to get higher pay and make him pay the hours of work they were owed. Not to mention the yellow vests are causing tremendous economic damage, he's already broken the Eu budget rules because of it and really is a failed politician. Even his own base is losing respect for him because of this
Belgium's government collapsed just a few weeks ago, and macron is in a political deadlock. Over 80% of the people support the movement and the French military can't stop it and won't stop it they don't even have the logistics nor the material to do that.The army was destroyed by neoliberalism, it doesn't have enough bullets, it doesn't have enough guns the tanks are broken, only a small fraction of them function.
What you are doing is typical of the system which is psychological warfare. It's your last resort because you know you don't have anything that can stop them. Global capitalism will collapse within a few months and this will guarantee a coup.
Not too mention that to protest nearby anyone even remotely responsible means traveling thousands of miles. The country is to spread out and decentralized.
Just think of how big France is compared to America, it's just too damn big to coordinate anything effective. Any single location would be mostly symbolic and our oppressors could just change the channel or go on holiday until it all blows over. Honestly, it's going to require violence in my opinion and I'm not looking forward to that. As soon as that happens BAM martial law.
>Just think of how big France is compared to America, it's just too damn big to coordinate anything effective.
France is so teeny.
America will just have to keep declining and maybe when it breaks up into little countries people can get some change.
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> Just think of how big France is compared to America, it's just too damn big to coordinate anything effective. Any single location would be mostly symbolic and our oppressors could just change the channel or go on holiday until it all blows over.
OWS, with all its liberal flaws, did happen. And people went to NY from all over the damn planet.
Ah yes the famously effective OWS protests. The one that brought all those politicians and bankers to justice.
Almost as effective as the water protectors who had mercenary attack dogs called on them while being sprayed with military grade water hoses in below freezing temperatures while the national news mocked them.
>these yellow vests are all over the world except America. why? are we stupid? do we have too much other bread and circuses?
I know in Canada the far right hijacked the movement and now its become a farce nobody wants to be associated with.
Act 10 (or Act 2 if u listen to mainstream media). Not sure bout u all but for years i was told the french are nothing but selfish/snoby fuckers..
Now i know why the media has portrayed them as such for so many years