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Saturday, January 26, 2019

La Guerre des Gilets Jaunes continues

The protests will continue as long as Macron refuses to resign:
Violence erupted in France for the 11th Saturday in a row today as thousands of so-called Yellow Vest protestors demonstrated against President Emmanuel Macron's government. It came two days after the head of state had accused British politicians of 'tearing society apart' by allowing a Brexit referendum in Britain, but today the chants in his own country were for his resignation.

The worst early violence was in Paris, and in northern towns including Evreux and Rouen, in Normandy, where tear gas and baton charges were used by police to restore order.... Today's ugly scenes came on the 11th Saturday in a row of violence that now routinely reduces cities and towns to battle zones.

Mr Macron has since pledged that any attempt to damage pubic property will be treated with the 'most severe action possible.' Despite a range of concessions by President Macron including scrapping green taxes of diesel and petrol, the Vests continue to call for him to step down.
The anti-democratic whores of the EU do not represent the people. The Macron government is illegitimate and against the interests of France.

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38 Comments:

Blogger liberranter January 26, 2019 2:54 PM  

I wonder if Macron appreciates the irony of recognizing Juan Guaidó as the legitimate president of Venezuela and joining the rest of the EU in demanding that Nicolas Maduro step down while he himself fills shoes very similar to those worn by Maduro.

Blogger Th3 J3st3r January 26, 2019 2:54 PM  

This delights me to see. I was having a conversation with a fellow Swede about the French people's general hostility toward foreigners, contra that of Swedes. He seemed convinced when I said the hostility benefits the French.

Blogger peacefulposter January 26, 2019 3:07 PM  

Good to see Les Gilets Jaunes continue to organize despite the clampdown on their social media.

Networking IRL will be essential for us all eventually.

Blogger ZhukovG January 26, 2019 3:22 PM  

Apparently, French Fries really are Freedom Fries. But it is the French who have the courage to fight, while Americans are beer swilling surrender monkeys.

What's worse, even our beer sucks for the most part.

Blogger Jack Low January 26, 2019 3:49 PM  

I still don't get why they didn't just elect Le Pen. Instead they elected a globalist and then flipped out when he did globalist stuff. I mean good job on standing up to him but it seems like a lot of unnecessary drama when one had the choice to just not vote for Macron.

Blogger pyrrhus January 26, 2019 3:49 PM  

Macron wasn't even a candidate until the French uni-party conspired to defeat Le Pen by uniting against this gay nobody..."Democracy" at work..

Blogger Jew613 January 26, 2019 3:53 PM  

Regardless of the specific form of government most elites maintain power so long as they have the loyalty of the secret police, whatever they are called, and certain key units of the military. The secret police usually stay loyal to the end, they are almost always too heavily invested in the regime.

So my question is are there signs of the French military wavering... A sudden rash of resignations & dismissals of officers, units being moved far from the capital or close to it.... soldiers outright refusing orders etc?

Blogger Balkan Yankee January 26, 2019 4:02 PM  

@1: Introducing Macronaduro!

Blogger Max Boivin January 26, 2019 4:11 PM  

@5: LePen is demonised by the media and the French electoral system is designed to keep "fringe candidates" out. if 34% of the voters want LePen but the rest absolutely hate her (she is very polarising), she's not going to be elected. The 34% who wanted her are still a big part of the population. And the people that voted for Macron on the second turn didn't want him; they just didn't want her.

Blogger Tanjil Bren January 26, 2019 4:18 PM  

"The anti-democratic whores of the EU do not represent the people."

An observation made even more pointed by the man accusing 'British politicians of 'tearing society apart' by allowing a Brexit referendum'.
Allowing the people to command the Parliament, their elected servants, is 'tearing society apart'?
Says it all.

Blogger D E K January 26, 2019 4:18 PM  

Guess that's good rhetoric

Blogger Tanjil Bren January 26, 2019 4:26 PM  

"The French people's general hostility toward foreigners..."

And yet, just like the Swedes, they have allowed themselves to be swamped by them.
How does that work?

Blogger Mr Darcy January 26, 2019 4:36 PM  

@5:

The same t6hing happened in France that happened in the States, to wit, the electorate rejected the choices offered by ALL the political parties. It was a mistake (in the French case), but they know that and are doing what they can about it now.

Blogger Mr Darcy January 26, 2019 4:37 PM  

@6:

Well stated.

Blogger Mr Darcy January 26, 2019 4:38 PM  

@9:

Well stated. But the RN remains the largest political party in France today.

Blogger The Cooler January 26, 2019 4:41 PM  

@12 How does that work?

The French are an ethnically contrarian and frequently self-contradictory people.

Blogger VFM #7634 January 26, 2019 4:57 PM  

So my question is are there signs of the French military wavering... A sudden rash of resignations & dismissals of officers, units being moved far from the capital or close to it.... soldiers outright refusing orders etc?

@7 Jew613
Notably, traditionalist Catholics are overrepresented in the French military, so it's a good bet Macron's hold there is weaker than on most other parts of the French government.

Blogger Yordan Yordanov January 26, 2019 5:24 PM  

@5

Because many of the Yellow Vests are left-wingers who'd rather chop their arm off, than see a right winger elected into office. Just because they hate Macron less, doesn't mean they support him.

Blogger Meanoldbasterd January 26, 2019 5:31 PM  

They have fallen for the lie that a member of the francophonie IS French as long as they speak French at a largely fluent level and take some classes.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 26, 2019 5:51 PM  

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Blogger Pierre January 26, 2019 6:14 PM  

I heard another protester lost one eye today.

The cops use LBD-40 which are a 40x46mm "less-lethal" plastic round designed to be used quite far from the target, like 30m or more. It is a very powerful and heavy round. If used at closer range the results can be ugly. It has cracked skulls.

Cops are sent in the field with these after a "training" which consists in firing only 5 shots, because budget. After this they are "certified" to use the weapon for 3 years, which is ridiculous. According to a police union, these weapons are not accurate and it isn't uncommon to hit the head when aiming at the chest.

According to police union VIGI, cops in the field do not know what's going on. For example, command will order several different groups of cops to each seal a different exit of a public square or street. Cops believe one exit is still open to let the protesters out, but actually there are no open exits. The idea is to make the cops trap the protesters without the cops knowing, because that's not actually legal. Then they wait for the cops to get angry at the protesters for not leaving, and order the cops to charge, and the protesters are squished from both ends, while the cops think they are pushing them out of the street.




Blogger Gen. Kong January 26, 2019 6:15 PM  

Jack Low wrote:

I still don't get why they didn't just elect Le Pen. Instead they elected a globalist and then flipped out when he did globalist stuff. I mean good job on standing up to him but it seems like a lot of unnecessary drama when one had the choice to just not vote for Macron.

Like most if not all so-called "Liberal Democracies" (something of an oxymoron), the election system of France is rigged so that the overlords always get one of their choices. It works differently than the election-rigging here in Kwa-Bananaland, which is done with the full assistance of the alleged opposition party. France has multiple layers if districts within the provinces. There was an English-fluent French blogger who explained how it worked shortly before Macron was "elected" (which is exactly what he predicted). It's more gerrymandering on steroids than outright fraud and ballot-box stuffing as in Chiraq and similar shitholes in Murika.

Blogger Haxo Angmark January 26, 2019 6:17 PM  

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Blogger Pierre January 26, 2019 6:20 PM  

Additionally, our leaders are a bunch of eggheads and bureaucrats. They're all hydroponic creatures raised in la-la land far from reality. They are utterly unable to understand the plight of the common person, the poor, etc. They hate the people and they have no idea what they are doing.

And obviously as Vox would say they have never been punched in the face or hurt in any way, which means they use violence while having no understanding of it.

What could possibly go wrong?

Blogger Gen. Kong January 26, 2019 6:22 PM  

The Yellow-Jackets have been most impressive in keeping the pot boiling. It will take time, but they'll likely have to abandon their non-violent stance - probably after the police or secret-police inflict some fatalities either directly or via false-flag operations.

Blogger Pierre January 26, 2019 6:26 PM  

Also, today the Gilets Jaunes split into two factions:

- During the day, normal people (working, poor) protested, apparently it was quite calm.

- The far-left don't have jobs (d'uh) and they don't need to get up in the morning obviously, so they decided to have a "yellow night" and protest all night... but as you would expect from these, lots of shit got set on fire pretty quick and it degenerated into chaos which the cops mopped up rather brutally.


Blogger Pierre January 26, 2019 6:34 PM  

Score card (from the beginning):

1 dead
151 head shots wounds
18 one-eyed
4 hands blown off by grenades

A "Gilets Jaunes" party is forming for the European elections. It took about two days before it leaked that pretty much almost everyone in said "party" was either ex- from Macron's party, or ex- Macron voters, or ... you get the idea. Certified controlled opposition. TV is shilling for them as hard as they can, of course.

We had TV broadcasts with a "debate" where some Gilets Jaunes from the public could talk. Only some of them were given the mike, and strangely they had been given color bracelets beforehand to identify them... almost as if they had been planted there to parrot the script they were given, but the media would never do that, right?

Blogger Robert Pinkerton January 26, 2019 8:05 PM  

A friend of mine, who is cynical enough to make me seem Coue or Pollyanna by comparison, says that the media (by which he means the MSM*) are the clean tand of the Powers that Be in the same way as the Mafia are the dirty hand.

(*Although the acronym "MSM most commonly refers to the "Mainstream" media, in the epidemiology of AIDS it means Males who "have 'sex'" with males -- which I correct to Males sodomizing males. Perhaps someone with a better sense of humor than mine can make a barbed meme from this.)

Blogger Emmanuel January 26, 2019 8:53 PM  

"The worst early violence was in Paris, and in northern towns including Evreux and Rouen, in Normandy, where tear gas and baton charges were used by police to restore order..."

Wow... what a bunch of NAZIs. Why'd America and the Anglos storm those beaches again?

Blogger Emmanuel January 26, 2019 8:53 PM  

"I wonder if Macron appreciates the irony of recognizing Juan Guaidó as the legitimate president of Venezuela and joining the rest of the EU in demanding that Nicolas Maduro step down while he himself fills shoes very similar to those worn by Maduro."

The Rothschild's sure don't pick them because of their self-awareness... or intellect...

Blogger Emmanuel January 26, 2019 8:58 PM  

@8

With Kung-Fu Grip!

https://youtu.be/7g5vH9A8t9I?t=10

No, wait. Even those fake, plastic dolls have more testosterone than Macronaduro. My bad!

Blogger Done with it all January 26, 2019 9:03 PM  

Macron is France's Jeff Sessions. Clueless and destroying their respective countries.

If either had any self respect they would do the honorable thing and hare kare.

Roll Tide!

Blogger Dirk Manly January 27, 2019 1:03 AM  

Macron is France's Obama.

Blogger John Bradley January 27, 2019 1:55 AM  

They're welcome to ours; we're done with it.

Blogger Joseph Dooley January 27, 2019 6:21 AM  

I don't recall the state police being mobilized this way to stanch the Islamic rioting that has cropped up over the years. Priorities, I suppose.

Blogger Lance E January 27, 2019 1:13 PM  

Joseph Dooley wrote:I don't recall the state police being mobilized this way to stanch the Islamic rioting that has cropped up over the years. Priorities, I suppose.

You didn't think that left-wing goals were achieved through protests and rioting, did you? They've had institutional backing for centuries. Demonstrations are the fig leaf of democratic legitimacy for changes that the powerful intend to make anyway. Even historical revolutions against true monarchs were led by the aristocracies.

It will be very interesting to see the final outcome of the yellow vests. Clearly, the French establishment will spare no expense to either suppress or co-opt them; that it has failed to do so indicates that the global neoliberal establishment has become too weak to defend itself decisively. But will a strong right-wing presence fill the power vacuum, or just more extreme and violent leftism?

Blogger Lovekraft January 28, 2019 7:31 AM  

Just heard on the radio about an assault on yellow vesters by an Antifa/Red Scarfer at a public YV protest. This is in southern Ontario.

Blogger Lovekraft January 28, 2019 7:32 AM  

https://globalnews.ca/news/4894654/assault-yellow-vest-hamilton/

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