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“”The rich are only defeated when running for their lives.”

— C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins

In less than two months, the yellow vests (“gilets jaunes) movement in France has reshaped the political landscape in Europe. For a seventh straight week, demonstrations continued across the country even after concessions from a cowed President Emmanuel Macron while inspiring a wave of similar gatherings in neighboring states like Belgium and the Netherlands. Just as el-Sisi’s dictatorship banned the sale of high-visibility vests to prevent copycat rallies in Egypt, corporate media has predictably worked overtime trying to demonize the spontaneous and mostly leaderless working class movement in the hopes it will not spread elsewhere.

The media oligopoly initially attempted to ignore the insurrection altogether, but when forced to reckon with the yellow vests they maligned the incendiary marchers using horseshoe theory to suggest a confluence between far left and far right supporters of Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Marine Le Pen. To the surprise of no one, mainstream pundits have also stoked fears of ‘Russian interference’ behind the unrest. We can assume that if the safety vests were ready-made off the assembly line of NGOs like the raised fist flags of Serbia’s OTPOR! movement, the presstitutes would be telling a different story.

It turned out that a crisis was not averted but merely postponed when Macron defeated his demagogue opponent Le Pen in the 2017 French election. While it is true that the gilets jaunes were partly impelled by an increase on fuel prices, contrary to the prevailing narrative their official demands are not limited to a carbon tax. They also consist of explicit ultimatums to increase the minimum wage, improve the standard of living, and an end to austerity, among other legitimate grievances. Since taking office, Macron has declared war on trade unions while pushing through enormous tax breaks for the wealthy (like himself) — it was just a matter of time until the French people had enough of the country’s privatization. It is only a shock to the oblivious establishment why the former Rothschild banker-turned-politician, who addressed the nation seated at a gold desk while Paris was ablaze, is suddenly in jeopardy of losing power. The status quo’s incognizance is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette who during the 18th century when told the peasants had no bread famously replied, “let them eat cake” as the masses starved under her husband Louis XIV.

While the media’s conspicuous blackout of coverage is partly to blame, the deafening silence from across the Atlantic in the United States is really because of the lack of class consciousness on its political left. With the exception of Occupy Wall Street, the American left has been so preoccupied with an endless race to the bottom in the two party ‘culture wars’ it is unable to comprehend an upheaval undivided by the contaminants of identity politics. A political opposition that isn’t fractured on social issues is simply unimaginable. Not to say the masses in France are exempt from the internal contradictions of the working class, but the fetishization of lifestyle politics in the U.S. has truly become its weakness. We will have to wait and see whether the yellow vests transform into a global movement or arrive in America, but for now the seeming lack of solidarity stateside equates to a complicity with Macron’s agenda.

It serves as a reminder of the historically revisionist understanding of French politics in the U.S. that is long-established. The middle class dominated left-wing in America ascribes to a historical reinterpretation of the French Revolution that is a large contributor of its aversion to transformative praxis in favor of incrementalism. The late Italian Marxist philosopher and historian Domenico Losurdo, who died in June of this year, offered the most thorough understanding of its misreading of history in seminal works such as War and Revolution: Rethinking the Twentieth Century. The liberal rereading of the French Revolution is the ideological basis for its rejection of the revolutionary tradition from the Jacobins to the Bolsheviks that has neutralized the modern left to this day.

According to its revised history, the inevitable outcome of comprehensive systemic change is Robespierre’s so-called ‘Reign of Terror’, or the ‘purges’ of the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. In its view, what began with the Locke and Montesquieu-influenced reforms of the constitutional monarchy was ‘hijacked’ by the radical Jacobin and sans-culotte factions. Losurdo explains that counter-revolutionaries eager to discredit the image of rebellion overemphasize its violence and bloodshed, and never properly contextualize it as self-defense against the real reign of terror by the ruling class. The idea behind this recasting of history is to conflate revolutionary politics with Nazi Germany whose racially-motivated genocide was truly the inheritor of the legacy of European colonialism, not the ancestry of the Jacobins or the Russian Revolution.

Maximilien Robespierre’s real crime in the eyes of bourgeois historians was attempting to fulfill the egalitarian ideals of republicanism by transferring political power from the aristocracy and nouveaux riche directly into the hands of the working class, just as the Paris Commune did nearly 80 years later. It is for this reason he subsequently became one of the most misunderstood and unfairly maligned figures in world history, perhaps one day to be absolved. The U.S. reaction to the yellow vests is a continuation of the denial and suppression of the class conflict inherent in the French Revolution which continues to seethe beneath the surfaces of capitalism today.

In today’s political climate, it is easy to forget that there have been periods where the American left was actually engaged with the crisis of global capitalism. In what seems like aeons ago, the anti-globalization movement in the wake of NAFTA culminated in huge protests in Seattle in 1999 which saw nearly 50,000 march against the World Trade Organization. Following the 2008 financial collapse, it briefly reemerged in the Occupy movement which was also swiftly put down by corporate-state repression. Currently, the political space once inhabited by the anti-globalization left has been supplanted by the ‘anti-globalist’ rhetoric mostly associated with right-wing populism.

Globalism and globalization may have qualitatively different meanings, but they nevertheless are interrelated. Although it is shortsighted, there are core accuracies in the former’s narrative that should be acknowledged. The idea of a shadowy world government isn’t exclusively adhered to by anti-establishment conservatives and it is right to suspect there is a worldwide cabal of secretive billionaire power brokers controlling events behind the scenes. There is indeed a ‘new world order’ with zero regard for the sovereignty of nation states, just as there is a ‘deep state.’ However, it is a ruling class not of paranoiac imagination but real life, and a right-wing billionaire like Robert Mercer is as much a globalist as George Soros.

Ever since capitalism emerged it has always been global. The current economic crisis is its latest cyclical downturn, impoverishing and alienating working people whose increasing hardship is what has led to the trending rejection of the EU. Imperialism has exported capital leading to the destruction of jobs in the home sectors of Western nations while outsourcing them to the third world. Over time, deep disgruntlement among the working class has grown toward an economic system that is clearly rigged against them, where the skewed distribution of capital gains and widespread tax evasion on the part of big business is camouflaged as buoyant economic growth. When it came crashing down in the last recession, the financial institutions responsible were bailed out using tax payer money instead of facing any consequences. Such grotesque unfairness has only been amplified by the austerity further transferring the burden from the 1% to the poor.

Before the gilets jaunes, the U.K.’s Brexit referendum in 2016 laid bare these deep class divisions within the European Union. One of the most significant events in the continent since WWII, it has ultimately threatened to reshape the Occident’s status in the post-war order as a whole. Brexit manifested out of divisions within Britain’s political parties, especially the Torys, which had been plagued for years by internal dispute over the EU. Those in power were blind to the warning signs of discontent toward a world economy in crisis and were shocked by the plebiscite in which the working class defied the powers that be against all odds with more than half voting to leave.

In general, well-to-do Brits were hard remainers while those suffering most severely from the destruction of industry, unemployment and austerity overwhelmingly chose to leave in what was described as a “peasants revolt” by the media. The value of the pound sterling quickly plunged and not long after the status of the United Kingdom as a whole came into question as Britain found itself at odds with Scotland’s unanimous decision to remain. Brexit tugged at the bonds holding the EU together and suddenly the collective standing clout of its member states is at stake in a potential breakup of the entire bloc.

Euroscepticism is also by no means a distinctly British phenomenon, as distrust has soared in countries hit the hardest by neoliberalism like Greece (80%), with Spain and France not far behind. In fact, before there was Brexit there was fear among the elite of a ‘Grexit.’ In response to its unprecedented debt crisis manufactured by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Greek people elected the Coalition of the Radical Left, SYRIZA, to a majority of legislative seats to the Hellenic Parliament during its 2015 bailout referendum. Unfortunately, the synthetic alliance turned out to be anything but radical and a trojan horse of the establishment. SYRIZA was elected on its promise to rescind the terms of Greek membership in the EU, but shortly after taking office it betrayed its constituency and agreed to the troika’s mass privatization. Even its former finance minister Yanis Varousfakis admitted that SYRIZA was a controlled opposition and auxiliary of the Soros Foundation.

Apart from suffering collective amnesia regarding the EU’s neoliberal policies, apparently the modern left is also in serious need of a history lesson regarding the federation’s fascist origins. It has been truly puzzling to see self-proclaimed progressives mourning Britain’s decision to withdraw from a continental union that was historically masterminded by former fifth columnists of Nazi Germany. It was in the aftermath of WWII’s devastation that the 1951 Treaty of Paris established the nucleus of the EU in the European Coal and Steel Community, a cooperative union formed by France, Italy, West Germany, and the three Benelux states (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands). The Europe Declaration charter stated:

“By the signature of this Treaty, the involved parties give proof of their determination to create the first supranational institution and that thus they are laying the true foundation of an organized Europe. This Europe remains open to all European countries that have freedom of choice. We profoundly hope that other countries will join us in our common endeavor.”

The idea of forming a “supranational” union was conceived by the French statesman Robert Schuman, who during the outbreak of WWII served as the Under-Secretary of State for Refugees in the Reynaud government. When Nazi Germany invaded France in 1940, Schuman by all accounts willingly voted to grant absolute dictatorial powers to Marshall Philippe Pétain to become Head of State of the newly formed Vichy government, the puppet regime that ruled Nazi-occupied France until the Allied invasion in 1944. By doing so, he retained his position in parliament, though he later chose to resign. Following the war, like all Vichy collaborators Schuman was initially charged with the offense of indignité nationale (“national unworthiness”) and stripped of his civil rights as a traitor.

More than 4,000 alleged quislings were summarily executed following Operation Overlord and the Normandy landings, but the future EU designer was fortunate enough to have friends in high places. Schuman’s clemency was granted by none other than General Charles de Gaulle himself, the leader of the resistance during the war and future French President. Instantly, Schuman’s turncoat reputation was rehabilitated and his wartime activity whitewashed. Even though he had knowingly voted full authority to Pétain, the retention of his post in the Vichy government was veneered to have occurred somehow without his knowledge or consent.

Marshal Pétain meets with Adolf Hitler in 1940.
Marshal Pétain meets with Adolf Hitler in 1940.

Schuman is officially regarded as one of the eleven men who were ‘founding fathers’ of what later became the EU. One of the other major figures that contributed to the federal integration of the continent was Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Nuremberg Trials may have tried and executed most of the top leadership of the Nazi Party, but the post-war government that became West Germany was saturated with former Third Reich officials. Despite the purported post-war ‘denazification’ policy inscribed in the Potsdam agreement, many figures who had directly participated in the Holocaust were appointed to high positions in Adenauer’s administration and never prosecuted for their atrocities.

One such war criminal was the former Ministry of the Interior and drafter of the Nuremberg race statutes, Hans Globke, who became Adenauer’s right hand man as his Secretary of State and Chief of Staff. Adenauer also successfully lobbied the Allies to free most of the Wehrmacht war criminals in their custody, winning the support of then U.S. General and future President Dwight Eisenhower. By 1951, motivated by the desire to quickly rearm and integrate West Germany into NATO in the new Cold War, the policy of denazification was prematurely ended and countless offenders were allowed to reenter branches of government, military and public service. Their crimes against humanity took a backseat to the greater imperialist priority of rearmament against East Germany and the Soviets.

In the years following WWII, there was also concern among the elite of anti-Americanism growing in Western Europe. The annual Bilderberg Group conference was established in 1954 by Prince Bernard of the Netherlands, himself a former Reiter-SS Corps and Nazi Party member, to promote ‘Atlanticism’ and facilitate cooperation between American and European leaders. Invitations to the Bilderberg club meetings were extended to only the most exclusive paragons in politics, academia, the media, industry, and finance. In 2009, WikiLeaks revealed that it was at the infamous assembly where the hidden agenda of the European Coal and Steel Community, later the EU, was set:

“E. European Unity: The discussion on this subject revealed general support for the idea of European integration and unification among the participants from the six countries of the European Coal and Steel Community, and a recognition of the urgency of the problem. While members of the group held different views as to the method by which a common market could be set up, there was a general recognition of the dangers inherent in the present divided markets of Europe and the pressing need to bring the German people, together with the other peoples of Europe, into a common market. That the six countries of the Coal and Steel Community had definitely decided to establish a common market and that experts were now working this out was felt to be a most encouraging step forward and it was hoped that other countries would subsequently join it.”

Prince Bernard presides over the first annual Bilderberg meeting in 1954.
Prince Bernard presides over the first annual Bilderberg meeting in 1954.

At the 1955 conference, the rudimentary idea for a European currency or what became the Eurozone was even discussed, three years before the Treaty of Rome which established the European Economic Community, without the public’s knowledge:

“A European speaker expressed concern about the need to achieve a common currency, and indicated that in his view this necessarily implied the creation of a central political authority.”

The mysterious Bilderberg gatherings are still held to this day under notorious secrecy and are frequently the subject of wild speculation. One can imagine a topic behind the scenes at this year’s meeting would be how to address the growth of anti-EU ‘populism’ and uprisings like the gilet jaunes. Hitlerite expansionism had been carried out on the Führer’s vision for a European federation in the Third Reich — in many respects, the EU is a rebranded realization of his plans for empire-building. How ironic that liberals are clinging to a multinational political union founded by fascist colluders while the same economic bloc is being opposed by today’s far right after its new Islamophobic facelift.

While nationalism may have played an instrumental role in Brexit, there is a manufactured hysteria hatched by the establishment which successfully reduced the complex range of reasons for the Leave EU vote to racism and flag-waving. They are now repeating this pattern by overstating the presence of the far right among the yellow vests. Such delirium not only demonizes workers but coercively repositions the left into supporting something it otherwise shouldn’t — the EU and by default its laissez-faire policies — thereby driving the masses further into the arms of the same far right. Echoes of this can be seen in the U.S. with the vapid response to journalist Angela Nagle’s recent article about the immigration crisis on the southern border. The faux-left built a straw man in their attack on Nagle, who dared to acknowledge that the establishment only really wants ‘open borders’ for an endless supply of low-wage labor from regions in the global south destabilized by U.S. militarism and trade liberalization. Aligning itself with the hollow, symbolic gestures of centrists has only deteriorated the standards of the left participating in such vacuousness and dragged down to the level of liberals.

There is no doubt Brexit and Trump pushed the xenophobia button and could not have come about without it. However, such criticism means nothing when it comes from moral posturers who claim to “stand with refugees” while supporting the very ‘humanitarian’ interventionist policies displacing them. Nativism was not the sole reason the majority voted to leave the EU and many working class minorities also were Brexiters. Of course their fellow workers and migrants are not the true cause of their misery. After all, it was not just chattel slaves who came to the U.S. unwillingly but European immigrants fleeing continental wars and starvation as well — the crisis in the EU today is no different.

Fundamentally, migrants seek asylum on Europe’s doorstep because of NATO’s imperial expansion and the unexpected arrival of Brexit has threatened to weaken the EU’s military arm. Already desperate to reinvent itself and a new enemy in Russia despite its functional obsolescence, the shock of the referendum has inconveniently undermined NATO’s ability to pressure Moscow and Beijing, a step forward for mitigating world peace in the long run and a silver lining to its outcome. It is the task of the left to reject the EU’s neoliberal project while transmitting the message that capital, not refugees, is the cause of the plight of the masses. It is also necessary to have faith in the people, something cynical liberals lack. Racism may historically be the achilles heel of the working class but underlying Brexit, the election of Trump, and the yellow vests is the spirit of defiance in working people, albeit one of political confusion in need of guidance.

If the yellow vests are today’s sans-culottes, like those which became the revolutionary partisans in the French Revolution, they will eventually need a Jacobin Club. Relatively progressive but ultimately reformist figures like Mélenchon are no such spearhead and will only lead them down the same dead end of SYRIZA. The absence of any such vanguard has forced the working class to take matters into their own hands in the interim. If history is any guide, the gilets jaunes will be stamped out until a new cadre takes the reins whose objective is, as Lenin said,“not to champion the degrading of the revolutionary to the level of an amateur, but to raise the amateurs to the level of revolutionaries.” We also cannot fall into ideological fantasies that we live in permanent revolutionary circumstances or that a spontaneous uprising can become comprehensive simply because of ingenious leadership. Nevertheless, as Mao Tse-Tung wrote, “a single spark can start a prairie fire” and hopefully the yellow vests are that flame.

Max Parry is an independent journalist and geopolitical analyst. His work has appeared in Counterpunch, Global Research, Dissident Voice, Greanville Post, OffGuardian, and more. Max may be reached at [email protected]

 
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  1. Just as adumbrated above, you idiots don’t understand that the right is just as bad as the left.

    And just FYI. The YellowJackets want improved social services, too. That would be socialist social services. Because they don’t like how they have been stolen away from them of late.

    So don’t get all excited about how rightwing they are. They are conservative. But not the way you are. Their conservatism is real and natural and informed by experience and completely rejecting of the idiotic libertarian ideological flimflam you clueless fools subscribe to.

  2. JLK says:

    Thierry Meyssan is reporting that Macron is more of a stooge for Henry Kravis (of the KKR corporate raider firm) than for the Rothschilds. He also alleges that Kravis has been funding ISIS/Daesh.

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article204303.html

    Rothschild made a comment the other day about the Italian government debt problem. French banks have heavy exposure. France has troops in Syria; has the French army been leveraged into a mercenary force for wealthy Zionists?

    Macron looks like Dukakis in the tank in that photo. No wonder the Yellow Vests can’t stand this guy.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Che Guava
  3. Wally says:

    “Despite the purported post-war ‘denazification’ policy inscribed in the Potsdam agreement, many figures who had directly participated in the Holocaust were appointed to high positions in Adenauer’s administration and never prosecuted for their atrocities.”

    Oh please. We see no proof for his empty claims about the “many figures who had directly participated in the Holocaust”. We have never seen no proof for the fake & impossible narrative, aka: “the holocaust”.

    What we have here is the usual ‘garbage in, garbage out’, GIGO. Parry stars with garbage as his base and necessarily ends up with more garbage. There was no ‘6M Jews, 5M other & gas chambers’.
    Recommended, comments are a must: American Pravda: Holocaust Denial, by Ron Unz: http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-holocaust-denial/

    Chemistry of Auschwitz / Birkenau

    http://www.codoh.com

  4. Not very relevant but Louis fourteenth was a “sun king ” and there was no revolution under him.
    He was the one screwing madame Pompadour. Revolution was against Louis fifteenth and his wife Maria Antoinette.
    Obama’s bailout was not made by taxpayer money, it was made by printed money.
    There are tons of inaccuracies in the article.
    Also basic foundation for EU was De Gaule’s approach to Germany because of his dislike of Anglo Saxon..
    …………………………………………….
    Beside that article is well worth analyzing.

  5. ‘transferring political power from the aristocracy and nouveaux riche directly into the hands of the working class, just as the Paris Commune did nearly 80 years later’ and as the Cultural Revolution did nearly 100 years later.

    • LOL: iffen
    • Replies: @Sergey Krieger
    , @Anon
  6. notanon says:

    globalization
    -> downward spiral of the price of labor due to over supply
    -> downward spiral of global demand
    -> stagnation followed by eventual collapse

    SJWs have been conned into supporting this because they are a) innumerate and b) believe the media (who lie about everything).

    • Replies: @Old Smokey
  7. OMG says:

    Not a bad article ‘though I have read more profound philosophical discussions about the underlying historical underpinnings to this movement. [see eg. http://www.defenddemocracy.press/the-ghost-of-1789-looms-over-france-and-europe/%5D.

    The article by Angela Nagle which is linked to is, however, absolutely excellent and I thoroughly recommend reading it as a very powerful argument against unfettered immigration.

  8. Cyrano says:

    This article has proven to me that there is no hope for the humanity. The greed of the working class knows no boundaries. After all that the elites have done in the past 40-50 years to demonstrate their humanity – basically bringing a big chunk of the third world and resettling them in the west, the greedy underclass still demands proof from the elites that they are humanists.

    Unfortunately the way they envision that the elites should prove their humanity is by opening their wallets and sharing their wealth with the poor in order to satisfy their ever increasing demands for better life by the undeserving poor.

    Someone has to put a stop to it. Because if the poor underclasses succeed in draining the wealth from the innocent elites – the whole society will collapse. Why? Because there is no way that anyone can have respect for poor elites – which is where all this business with the yellow wests in France is going.

    If the elites become poor – how can they maintain that magic aura of “we are better than you” that they project on the poor and which allows to govern them? No one can have a respect for poor elites. That’s why I think it’s time to step up the tried and trusted method – thankfully invented by US – that when somebody doubts the generosity of the elites – just import few hundred thousand fresh new faces from the 3rd world – to prove how much the elites care and that we are all equal – not with them, but among ourselves, which is where it really counts.

    • LOL: utu, niceland
    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  9. I miss two things.

    First, in just three EU member states referenda were held in 2005 on what was called European constitution. All three two thirds negative, with, especially compared with elections now, a high % of voting. Nevertheless, the Treaty of Lisbon was signed unanimously, a treaty in essence the same as the rejected ‘consitution’.
    According to Farrage it was said in EP ‘they do not know what they’re doing’.
    And so the disappearance of the nation states continued, elections in the member states, hogwash, what still is called government is no more than errand boys of Brussels.

    Second capitalism. It is a great pity that this word now is used to hide what the problem is, the disappearance of the nation state. Capitalism is as old as the world, as is global trading. Thousands of years BCE traders from what is now Indonesia sailed yearly to E Africa for trade, on regulated markets, regulated informally, even without any verbal communication. What is called capitalism now, the evil capitalism, has as only cause that nation states gave their sovereignty away.

    As to the ideological basis of the EU, mainly the fairy tale of the evil Germans, two world wars and the holocaust.
    I must admit that until say fifteen years ago I also believed these fairy tales.
    One does not expect to be lied to consistently by nearly anyone and anything.
    If spreading these fairy tales was lying, can even be discussed.
    I’m inclined to see just concious lying as lying.

    Anyhow, these fairy tales prevented common sense to understand that culturally there is no such thing as Europe.
    Culturally, thus also not economically and socially.
    The Brussels love of mass immigration, forcing member states to accept in fact any migrant, is caused, I fear, by the realisation that the European Reich can only exist if the 28 or so different cultures have been destroyed, even the probablity of civil war seems acceptable to Brussels, I fear.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  10. Wow… what a coctail of good insights and sound observations, and utter deluded Marxist and/or liberal tripe such as “migrants seek asylum on Europe’s doorstep because of NATO’s imperial expansion”, “racism is working classes’ Achilles heel”, etc.

    • Agree: utu
    • Replies: @utu
    , @Almost Missouri
  11. FRANCE vs US

    The US was set up as a country to keep the money in the hands of the few and this has evolved from robber-barons to corporations. Military and police are employed to suppress mob rule (A hidden clause in US democracy).

    At most, the French police can fire rubber bullets. If the corporate owners of the Pentagon decided that the mass was endangering their money source, they would shoot protesters on Wall Street like dogs. The reason they don’t shoot black rioters like dogs is because the only thing they are burning down is their own crack houses.

    White Americans deal with the lesser of evils. It sucks to live in a police state that primarily serves as security guards for corporate owners of the country, but they also suppress black and Latinos who would turn the US into Brazil. So they have to support the police.

    Having no money is France is not such a barrier to protest. You’re fed, clothed, sheltered and therefore participatory in the running of the country. Poor working class white Americans who need to get a paycheck to keep their family off the street cannot quit their job and march in the road as easily.

    French resistors live in the city. The most downtrodden white working class live thousands of miles away from the East Coast centers of power and wealth. It is not a matter of walking 20 yards to the Paris capitol because Arizona is further from NYC than New York is from France. So working class people would have to be able to find the gasoline money to GET to NYC.

    There is a feeling among French that they are all the same race and therefore an extended family. The elites are mostly Jews and their auxiliary are Hispanics, Italians, Blacks. They have no genetic or familial relationship with Anglo-Celtic working class in Indiana. They are another race. If the Opoid crisis hit France or Italy, it would be more of a concern. But the bubble city Americans are a DIFFERENT RACE than the working poor Anglo Celtics in Southern Indiana. It is hard to get some Japanese-American in Silicone Valley to really care what happens to Anglo-Celtics in Poor Flyover Country.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @Paul C.
  12. Tyrion 2 says:

    When knocking on doors in gentrified SJW London I was endlessly harangued by the white gentrifiers as a racist, bigot for daring to offer them a differing viewpoint.

    It was easy to tell the type as soon as they opened the door, face contorted like an old lemon, pseudo-alternative clothes hung over a middle-aged body, spit-flecked mouth ready to screech to the world about how tolerant they were, and I was not.

    On the other hand, their working class neighbours, usually ethnic minority holdouts from when the area was a bit of a ghetto, would engender in me a feeling of calm. “Hi”, “how are you?”, “would you like some tea”, “I am not sure about Brexit”, “what do you think”, “that’s interesting”, “I read that my mortgage will go up,” “ok, it might not, well thank you for visiting,” “I have a lot to think about”, “pop by any time”.

    Only the Outer Party do 2 minutes hate. The proles don’t see the point, regardless of their skin colour.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  13. onebornfree says: • Website

    “Move along, nothing to see here, just a bunch of French socialist serfs/slaves rioting cos their collars/chains got a little too tight for them, nothing more.

    Apparently they don’t want the government to tax them as much, but they still want the government to enforce higher minimum wages, etc. etc.

    Bottom line: just another bunch of Euro-socialists complaining about the inevitable end results of the very socialism they are all so rabidly in favor of, while demanding ever-more government “solutions” to “fix” the problems government caused in the first place .”

    See: The French Yellow Vest”Freedom Riots”Scam:
    http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/2018/12/onebornfrees-special-scam-alerts-no-79.html

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @Biff
  14. Very perceptive to place “Resistance” between quotes. Resistance is non-existent in the US. True resistance requires an educated working class; instead the US has a amassed one of the most stupefied and brainwashed workers on the planet.

    • Replies: @the grand wazoo
    , @Anon
  15. The Yellow Jackets movement isn’t lost in the US, nor among those who support DJT. In fact, until the Tea Party movement and the Occupy movement, both grass roots organized, recognize they have a common enemy in the status quo, they will continue to conquered by it.

    The merge of fiscal and social responsibility is something the NWO wants to avoid at all costs while they implement their global currency and totalitarian rule. Globalists want to replace God with the state.

    • Replies: @redmudhooch
  16. iffen says:

    they will eventually need a Jacobin Club

    until a new cadre takes the reins

    Aww, c’mon, don’t be shy, throw your hat into the ring.

    “It’ll work I tell you, the others just didn’t do it right.”

  17. The usual American anti-EU propaganda.

  18. hezediel says: • Website
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Louis XIV was dead before Madame de Pompadour was born….

    Marie-Antoinette was Louis XVI’s wife, not XV’s…

    European federalist movement was founded by the CIA. De Gaulle understood that development so that’s why he wanted to create a French Europe, not a British-trojan like Europe.

    There are lots of inaccuracies in your 100 word-comment.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  19. @onebornfree

    Obviously not the slightest idea about what’s going on in France.
    In order to understand you must go back to 2005, when the French rejected the so called EU constitution.
    The French government signed the ‘constitution’ nevertheless.
    Macron is seen as a former Rothschild banker who had the idea that he could ‘modernise’ France in the neoliberal Brussels way.
    He and other fools did not realise that in the first round of the last presidential elections already forty percent of the votes went to anti EU candidates.
    According to the latest poll 61% of the French reject Macron’s policies.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  20. Alfred says:

    “when Macron defeated his demagogue opponent Le Pen in the 2017 French election”

    The use of the word “demagogue” to describe a French nationalist is a lie. She is a nothing of the sort.

    If the French voting system were at all representative, she would have had 25% of the seats in their national assembly. She got nothing.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @anonymoys
  21. RVBlake says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Madame de Pompadour was the mistress of Louis XV…Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette ruled at the time of the French Revolution.

  22. @Jeff Stryker

    French resistors live in the city.

    Nonsense.
    One of the baffling things about the Yellow Vests is how it began without leaders in the whole country.
    This is also why, except for sympathy with police and army, the government could do so little.
    Even roundabouts on local roads were blocked.
    There is nothing new about French resistance outside the cities.
    Tax on transport was resisted with success in Brittany.
    It maybe was a great mistake to celebrate each year the 14th of July, the day in 1791 when the Bastille was stormed.
    French resistance also baffled Bismarck
    After the official French army had surrendered in 1871 new French armies appeared all the time.

  23. @Alfred

    Four !, in stead of some 125.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  24. Paul C. says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    France and the US, like most nations, are controlled by the parasitical zionist central bankers and their deep state apparatchiks. They continue to squeeze the native populations into poverty and servitude, while destroying their culture with open borders, facilitating 3rd world immigration. The zionist controlled MSM won’t cover the Yellow Vest movement in hopes to keep awareness low. Many would like to see it gain a foothold in the US. Unfortunately, Americans have been subject to fluoridation of their water supply, unlike France, and thus are docile. The pharmaceuticals and vaccines have rendered them zombies.

  25. anonymoys says:
    @Alfred

    “The use of the word “demagogue” to describe a French nationalist is a lie. She is a nothing of the sort.”

    Of course she is a “demagogue” ….By that word, I mean she is a liar…like all politicians…

    Jean Luc Mélanchon (JLM), supposedly extreme left candidate but a millionaire nevertheless is a “demagogue” . Macron is a “demagogue” …Trump is a “demagogue”. You name it.

    Marie Le Pen (MLP) is a “demagogue”, a very ambitious woman and a fool.

    She and JLM don’t understand the role they play in the french political system: they are there to scare the people so they can vote for more “moderate” candidates…

    “Moderate” candidates like Macron who has no problem in serving his own masters: the faceless fascists.

    French people lost their trust in their saviour Macron because they just found out that the guy is more preoccupied in enjoying life with his lover -Benalla- than in saving them.

    MLP may even have the opportunity to serve the masters that put Macron into power.

    If that happens you will understand how “demagogue” that woman is.

    You can be sure that France WILL NOT leave Europe and the first country she will visit will be Israel.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @Alfred
  26. annamaria says:
    @jilles dykstra

    The EU is a collection of US vassals, with all the immoral and bloody implications of this servility. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-01/mh17-turnabout-ukraines-guilt-now-proven
    “MH17 Turnabout: Ukraine’s Guilt Now Proven” by Eric Zuesse
    Excerpts:

    Russia’s response provided, in excruciating detail, not only clear disproofs of the Netherlands-headed investigation’s conclusions of Russian guilt, but also provided the still-unrefuted proofs of Ukraine’s actual and incontestable guilt, in this mass-murder. …

    … the Government of Ukraine was, on 8 August 2014, granted veto-power over any official finding which would be produced by the Joint Investigative Team. …Dutch government refuses to reveal ‘secret deal’ into MH17 crash probe .. the Holland’s science-publishers Elsevier had filed for this information under that country’s Freedom of Information Act, and the [Dutch] Government simply refused to comply with that law.

    … the Netherlands Government had partially funded the coup that in February 2014 overturned Ukraine’s Government and installed the new regime, which regime is allied with the United States Government and actually perpetrated the MH17 shoot-down. …

    The US regime masterminded this mass-murder in order to win the EU’s support for sanctions against Russia, and the EU knowingly complied… The MH17 victims were merely “collateral damages” in the US regime’s secret decades-long and ongoing anti-Russia war.

    The BBC had previously posted to their website on 23 July 2014, just six days after the event itself, a news report in Russian via their Russian service (fortunately archived by Global Research), about the downing, but they quickly removed it without explanation.

  27. @Paul C.

    If the rural poor attempted such a resistance, the National Guard or state police would be mobilized as they were during Segregation in the South.

    Make no mistake, the US is a police state designed to keep the money in the hands of the coffers.

    Also, the US underclass is so used massive divisions between rich and poor with near abject poverty that they don’t have the expectations of Europeans.

    • Agree: Ilyana_Rozumova
  28. annamaria says:
    @annamaria

    A proper comment on the MH17 “investigation” run by the corrupt/zionized Dutch government: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-01/mh17-turnabout-ukraines-guilt-now-proven

    It was already known that NATO and Europhiles from bruSSel has created and executed this plan to start a casus belli against Russia, all the steps that the European Neo-cons and Azkenazi’s are making from: the association agreement with Ukrianians, the MarraKECH agreement with all the lies and spinning from Frans Timmermans, Dutch PM Mark Rutte and their Soros sponsord media: Dutch princess Mabel Bruinsma or better known Mabel van Oranje is working for Soros as Royal family member…

    No Yellow vests in the Netherlands!

    A quite amazing bio of Mabel Bruinsma: “Bloody hands of the Dutch princes Mabel of Oranje-Nassau” https://sites.google.com/site/nocancerfoundation/princes-mabel-of-oranje-nassau

  29. It’s unfortunate that the writer had to resort to tired clichés like referring to LePen as “a demagogue” and trotting out the inevitable Nazi reference but otherwise it’s refreshing to hear another point of view.

    Is there a good left leaning blog or website that isn’t run by SJWs or globalists? I’d like some balance to my generally far right politics. Something like, dare I say it, national socialism.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  30. Anonnu says:

    French pussy French wine, long as they got them the French will be fine

    • Replies: @Brad's Pit
  31. @Wally

    Thanks, Wally, for taking the trouble to call out author Parry on that howler statement.

    It suggests he gets his history from ADL or History Channel.
    That’s a shame, because the tale of Vichy government and so-called (WWII-era) Resistance is marvelously complex; examining the actual history provides a great deal of insight into moods and attitudes in other western European countries, contra-Allies and contra-Jews, and obviously, contra-the “Hitler/Germany/Nazis were the epitome of evil” narrative.

    Norman Finkelstein has scoffed at the notion that French Resistance existed — until AFTER the war, that is.

    • Replies: @anonymoys
    , @Ron Unz
  32. utu says:
    @Plato's Dream

    “Marxist and/or liberal tripe” kill this article. Perhaps on purpose.

  33. @Plato's Dream

    Agree. He’s got a hold of the question, and the ingredients of the answer which he delivers in the first two paragraphs, but then he quickly drives into the ruts of knee-jerk faculty lounge Marxism.

    Why France’s Yellow Vest Protests Have Been Ignored by “the Resistance” in the U.S.?

    Max’s answer:

    … historically revisionist understanding of French politics … reinterpretation of the French Revolution … aversion to transformative praxis in favor of incrementalism … late Italian Marxist philosopher and historian Domenico Losurdo …. ideological basis for its rejection of the revolutionary tradition … Robespierre … properly contextualize … truly the inheritor of the legacy of European colonialism … blah blah blah … Zzzzzzzzzz …

    Dude, it’s really not that complicated. “The Resistance” does the bidding of the Democrat-media monopoly party and their globalist sponsors. The Yellow Vests oppose the globalist swindle, and the Democrat-media monopoly don’t want that virus to spread. So they black it out as though it is not happening. But now that it is undeniably continuing to happen, they are frantically pushing the Evil Right Wing Russia button. The End.

    Max probably gets paid per word.

    • Agree: Plato's Dream
  34. @obwandiyag

    To whom are you speaking?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  35. @Cyrano

    Looks like you are aspiring to become next Molier.

  36. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    ” Obama’s bailout was not made by taxpayer money, it was made by printed money.”

    All the more felonious the theft from those least able to pre-emptively dodge payment for it.

    • Replies: @the grand wazoo
  37. anonymoys says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    “Norman Finkelstein has scoffed at the notion that French Resistance existed — until AFTER the war, that is.”

    French Resistance existed during the war. The symbol of that resistance was De Gaulle.

    French Resistance DID NOT liberate France and did not defeat the germans…But that is another story.

    NF also believes that Hilberg is a great scholar and that Faurisson isn’t a scholar.

    I presume you don’t agree with him on that. Maybe one shouldn’t take NF seriously.

    He seems to be a fraud like his hero, Noam Chomsky.

    • Replies: @Mike P
    , @Che Guava
  38. “… Marie Antoinette who during the 18th century when told the peasants had no bread famously replied, “let them eat cake” as the masses starved under her husband Louis XIV.”

    In Mdm. Antoinette’s defence, cake was an acceptable substitute for bread in those days, but the remark won no friends for her and her hubby, Louis XVI.

    “The value of the pound sterling quickly plunged and not long after the status of the United Kingdom as a whole came into question as Britain found itself at odds with Scotland’s unanimous decision to remain.”

    If the English had any sense, the Westminster Parliament would repeal the various Acts of Union with respect to England and do an EXIT, leaving Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as an empty husk of the United Kingdom in the EU.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Reg Cæsar
  39. @annamaria

    Mabel’s maiden name is Wisse Smit. Bruinsma was the Dutch drugs criminal who was her boyfriend for some time as a teenager. Mabel, and future husband prince Willem Friso, died skiïng in an avalanche, lied to prime minister Balkenende about the Bruinsma relation, because of this lying our government refused permission for the marriage.
    Without permission Mabel could never have become queen.
    Soros was one of those signing a letter to our government asking to give the permission after all.
    Some were of the opinion that it was all very theoretical, Willem Alexander and wife and children all dead before Friso became king, and Mabel queen.
    However, just one plane crash with the whole royal family on board would have sufficed to make Soros’ puppet queen.

  40. Mike P says:
    @anonymoys

    I think Finkelstein is honestly wrong about the holocaust, unlike Chomsky, who is just a fraud. Finkelstein paid a big price for speaking his mind.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @anonymoys
  41. the real victims here are the German people

  42. Che Guava says:

    It is an interesting article.

    Many assertions re. flows of history that I am not agreeing with, and the statement below is making me doubt that you have much on points of history.

    Head of State of the newly formed Vichy government, the puppet regime that ruled Nazi-occupied France until the Allied invasion in 1944.

    That is really ineptly *wrong*. The Vichy govt. ruled the part of France that was *not* occupied by the Germans, at least until that became militarily impossible for the Germans. Before that, the administration in the occupied part was largely separate, by definition. The Vichy state had, and continued to have, real civil power over all of France, even after the free zone (State of France) had also been occupied.

    It is also difficult to describe as a puppet regime. It certainly was not so under the terms of the armistice, and was treated as a neutral by many other states.

    I understand that it is not the main point of your article. Below is a cleaned-up and accurate version.

    head of state of the newly formed Vichy government, which ruled the short-lived free zone of France as an indepedent state, and also exercised civil power there and throughout German-occupied France until the Anglo-American invasion in 1944.

    As for the French colonies and the Italian-occupied zone(s), I have a general idea of the former, some in detail, very little of the latter. I would guess that the Italians were also allowing State of France to operate as the civil govt., but sure, have never read about that.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  43. @annamaria

    MH17, not impossible for me indeed that Rutte knew that the plane would be shot down.
    The day affter the disaster Dutch objections against sanctions to Russia were over, though at that moment knowledge of what had happened was nil.

    The possibility of an accident, caused by Ukraine, cannot be ruled out, however.
    Ukrainian bombers seem to have used overflying passenger planes as shield against SAM missiles.

    I suspect Israel of recently having used the same trick near Damascus, Israeli jets hiding behind commercial planes, possibly with the hope that Syria would shoot down one or two paassenger planes.

    *But also here nothing new.
    British admiralty signals to the Lusitania are still secret, as far as I know.
    From what is known I get the impression that the British wanted the Lusitania torpedoed.

  44. @anonymoys

    French people lost their trust in their saviour Macron because they just found out that the guy is more preoccupied in enjoying life with his lover -Benalla- than in saving them.

    Where did you find this, and is there any proof ?
    About France leaving the EU, will the EU still exist at the end of 2019 ?
    Belgium, France and Sweden now ungovernable over EU issues, immigration the main problem.
    Wonder if after our March elections the Netherlands still can be governed.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @anonymoys
  45. Wally says:
    @obwandiyag

    “And just FYI. The YellowJackets want improved social services, too. That would be socialist social services. Because they don’t like how they have been stolen away from them of late. ‘

    The Yellow Vests want what they pay for in massive taxes.

    Communists / ‘Socialists’ want everything for ‘free’.

    Your comparison incorrect & laughably desperate.

    Global Revolt Against Communist Climate Change Policies: https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/31/climate-change-policy-protests/

  46. @Che Guava

    It is also difficult to describe as a puppet regime. It certainly was not so under the terms of the armistice, and was treated as a neutral by many other states

    .
    Until the German occupation the USA had an ambassador in Vichy.
    In my opinion Pétain and Laval did far more for the French people than De Gaulle.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  47. Anonymous[254] • Disclaimer says:

    We can assume that if the safety vests were ready-made off the assembly line of NGOs like the raised fist flags of Serbia’s OTPOR! movement, the presstitutes would be telling a different story.

    For those who don’t know, “OTPOR!” means “resist”. It’s a globalist, and global, Soros/CIA government-toppling franchise. They don’t even try to hide it:

    And while Yellow Vests didn’t show up in the US – “RESIST” certainly did:

  48. @obwandiyag

    ‘Just as adumbrated above, you idiots don’t understand that the right is just as bad as the left…’

    Obwandiyag always makes me feel as if I’m being lectured by a Chihuahua. It’s a weird sensation.

  49. Wally says:
    @Mike P

    Yet Finkelstein predictably, absurdly claims his parents were “survivors”.

    Recall that the claim is ‘the Germans supposedly tried to kill every Jew they could get there hands on’, yet there are currently 1,000,000 alleged ‘holocau$t survivors’.

    Who benefits?

    No human remains of millions to be seen in allegedly known locations, no ‘holocaust’.

    http://www.codoh.com

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  50. Che Guava says:
    @anonymoys

    They (French resistance) were full of fakes.

    I recently read a good quote on it from the time, I cannot recall the source, but can paraphrase.

    My paraphrase:

    These people were enjoying the high-life with German officers until almost the end. Then, they suddenly become Communists, and were the most fanatical in shaming or supporting the killing of collaborators, shaving women’s heads, and so on.

    Thinking of ‘existentialism’, it is noteworthy that Camus was a true resistance fighter. De Bovine (Beauvoir) actually did radio broadcasts for the official radio of occupied France. Her pet worm, Satire (Sartre) was also an eager collaborator while the champagne was flowing.

    De Bovine would have had her head ritually shaved and been paraded around for her collaboration, if not for society connections.

    It should have happened, I would guess that she and Satire had to hide for a week or two, while creating fake resistance credentials with others just like themselves.

    It is interesting that, on the back of such games, Camus, by far the more interesting writer, and an actual resistance fighter, is rated lower than those two opportunists.

    • Replies: @anonymoys
  51. anonymoys says:
    @Mike P

    “Finkelstein paid a big price for speaking his mind.”

    He certainly did. But there are scholars-Faurisson and Irving , for example- that paid higher price.

    I can understand why NF chooses to be wrong about Holocaust: both his parents were in a concentration camp, his mother lost all her family during the war …but I don’t believe “Finkelstein is honestly wrong about the holocaust.”

    He CHOOSES to be wrong. And I don’t think one can be considered an honest scholar when one takes that decision. I am not judging. Maybe in his position we would all have done done the same, but some scholars had the courage to speak out and they suffered much more than NF suffered because of his struggle for the palestinians.

    • Replies: @Mike P
  52. Che Guava says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Indeed.

    Thanks, and happy new year!

  53. onebornfree says: • Website
    @jilles dykstra

    jilles dykstra says: “Obviously not the slightest idea about what’s going on in France.”

    Like I said, just a bunch of socialist slaves complaining about the inevitable results of socialism, and now apparently seeking a new, somehow “more honest” leader to tell them all what to do and how to live both their lives , run everybodys lives etc etc, to their satisfaction, and all supposedly for “for societies benefit”.

    I left europe 30 years ago- it was already a socialist hellhole, I can’t even imagine how much worse it is now.

    The scumbag Macron was the inevitable end result of the socialism that France and the entire continent unquestioningly continues to embrace .

    But now, the French all supposedly seek the “solution” of the “national socialism” of a le Pen [or whomever] to “solve” the problems caused by the very system they all still unquestioningly want .

    Over here [US] we have many fooled/sucked in by Trumps own brand of national socialism blather.

    What’s the song, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” ?

    Oh, but they will all be fooled again, in both Europe and the US, as will you yourself, I can count on it 🙂 .

    “Vive la France”!

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Troll: Biff
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  54. @jilles dykstra

    https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2019/01/02/vormt-de-val-van-banca-carige-het-begin-van-een-nieuwe-bankencri/
    ECB taking over the management of an old Italian bank.
    Anyone who knows anything about banking knows that, unlike Greece, Italy cannot be saved.

    When Deutsche Bank will implode, may happen any minute now.

    We Dutch fear that the money of our pension funds will be misused by the EU to solve the crisis, € 1.500 billion.
    In a meeting behind closed doors, and without minutes, those that pretend to represent us agreed with a one hundred page document in english, they got 24 hours earlier
    Not all parties voted yes, and some representatives of the yes parties asked afterwards with what they had agreed.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @JLK
  55. Che Guava says:
    @JLK

    Macron is a male homosexual (not that I despise him for that) and his wife is his beard (I do despise that combo). Perhaps he lets her watch?

    The car shot in your post is good, I saw a better one, with him in his escape helicopter, and radiating the most smug and arrogant expression on Earth.

    Sorry for not having copied a link, it exists, possibly not hard to find.

  56. anonymoys says:
    @jilles dykstra

    “Where did you find this, and is there any proof ?”

    Well, It’s an open secret in France – Paris, to be more precise- that Macron is gay.

    Of course there is no “proof”. You won’t have any proof if Macron accepts to obey his masters, who, of course are the only guys who have the proof that the french President isn’t straight.

    But the fact that Macron is married to someone who could be his mother, the fact that Macron was forced to deny TWICE that he isn’t gay, tell you all you need to know.

    But even in the mainstream media some newspapers write about this open secret :

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/macron-urged-to-explain-beatings-and-gay-rumours-20180728-p4zu62.html

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/01/emmanuel-macron-accused-having-state-radio-chief-sacked-end/

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  57. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    I stopped reading when he ignorantly repeated the myth that Marie said let them eat cake and that the peasants were starving. Anyone who is so ignorant about France as to repeat those myths shouldn’t presume to write about France.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  58. anon[393] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag

    just because tax breaks for the billionaire bolsheviks are a bad idea doesnt mean socialism suddenly got to be a good idea, the people everywhere (white people) want a decent life they have switched between socialist and capitalist and get screwed either way with elites on both sides playing good cop bad cop alternately. The key to where is the peoples wealth going and which people are waking up to is foreigners non whites get the wealth of whites and capitalists and communists take a cut each in their own way sometimes in the same person.

  59. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist

    It was a total lie made up by the propagandists employed by Phillipe
    d’Orleans.

  60. @Wally

    The idea is simply that any jew in Europe, still alive in, say May 1945, was a holocaust survivor.
    So Kastner, Ben Gurion’s representive in Hungary, who cooperated with Eichmann, was a holocaust survivor, as was Oppenheim, the German jewish banker who, as Hitler’s representative, negotiated about peace in Sweden.
    Rabbi Friedrich Weinstein, who cooperated with the Germans in occupied Netherlands, of course was also a holocaust survivor.

    • Replies: @Wally
  61. Anonymous[254] • Disclaimer says:

    While nationalism may have played an instrumental role in Brexit, there is a manufactured hysteria hatched by the establishment which successfully reduced the complex range of reasons for the Leave EU vote to racism and flag-waving.

    And you’re not helping by badmouthing nationalism like this. European nationalists simply want to keep their nations’ people and sovereignty. That’s the absolute minimum required for a nation to exist. It’s been true since the dawn of history and it’s true even now for 90% of World’s countries. It’s telling that only white countries are getting attacked demographically and only whites accused of racism for rejecting it.

    I wonder what would happen if a group of ME immigrants decided to “settle” in your house indefinitely. Would you become a house-deed-waving, filthy rayciss by any chance?

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  62. @jilles dykstra

    The problem with the Dutch is that they too willingly drink the globalist Kool-Aid® and toe the globalist line while pretending they are still a great mercantile power.

  63. Why get all philosophical when trying to understand why there’s no urgency in the states for wide spread protest. The primary reason is no one is reporting the events in France, the Yellow Vests aren’t being talked about in coffee shops. Let’s not fool our self, coffee shops in the states aren’t the same as in France, or Italy. Here, it’s coffee to go. Hi and by, or drive through. We’re too busy servicing our credit card debt (28%) to worry about the rich getting richer, or who lost their job yesterday. Besides, have you seen our local police lately, and all the fancy weapons they have. Yesterday I said hi to a California Warden, whatever that is, he was standing on the breakwater rocks scanning the beach through binoculars. He looked huge in his bullet proof vest. When I began admiring the 4 long weapons, 2 with scopes, stacked in a rack between the bucket seats of his dark green 4 door pickup, he stepped off the rocks, I guess to protect the guns. So 1 Warden armed with a side arm and 4 rifles, all military grade full auto stuff, maybe trained in Israel. What’s it all mean? Andy of Mayberry is gone. Today the law is armed to the teeth. Motorcycle cops troll the streets with M4 carbines strapped to their bikes. And don’t even try to guess what weapons are in the trunk of the prowler cars. We’re up against it here. Brainwashed, turned into marshmallows by TV, and let’s not forget the primary schools. They’re doing their best to turn boys into girls. Imagine being a white boy in an ethnic neighborhood? How’s your ego?

  64. @anonymoys

    If Macron is gay, that’s his problem.
    Married to a wife, as far as I know, 29 years older, his choice.

    Having your personal bodyguard as your lover, not very smart, especially, as I now begin to think, this Benalla is not a discreet fellow, but in fact blackmails Macron.
    I cannot otherwise explain the diplomatic passports and the luxurious trip, making the impression of a personal envoy.
    Benalla also is not very smart, why beating up demonstrants at all ?
    And not foreseeing that like anything these days it would be recorded.

    But, also here, what’s new ?
    Wilson had ‘colonel’ House, FDR Harry Hopkins.

    About firing the radio man, seems to be quite common in France.
    Hollande is rumoured to have fired two dozen or so.

    But, together with his political behaviour, ‘modernising’ France all of a sudden, then giving Christmas presents, and his stupid Versailles Jupiter act, this man is clearly finished.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @anonymoys
  65. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Usual idiocy from a dotard… please get some help!

  66. peterAUS says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Good comment.

    Especially:

    …spit-flecked mouth ready to screech to the world about how tolerant they were, and I was not.

    and

    Only the Outer Party do 2 minutes hate. The proles don’t see the point, regardless of their skin colour.

  67. @Anon

    There was hunger, harvests failed for four consecutive years, by what is called ‘little ice age’.
    On top of that, taxes in kind were raised, of course the aristocracy had no intention of having hunger.
    About the cake I know nothing, there though is the assertion ‘let them eat grass’.

    • Replies: @Maximus Imperator
    , @Anon
    , @Anon
  68. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Whether Obummer’s bailout was freshly printed money, or loose cash found hanging around our treasury: it is tax payer money. We guarantee it, and our army will find the necessary funds somewhere in this world, to pay the treasury bonds when they are due, or they’ll die trying. It’s just how things work.

  69. peterAUS says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    I’d like some balance to my generally far right politics. Something like, dare I say it, national socialism.

    Hehe….you are in a bind.
    No way you can find, in this Universe, a “good left leaning blog or website” which has any sympathy for “national socialism”.
    The Conundrum, a?

    You know, maybe two of us could try to make one? I mean, some “left leaning nationalistic blog or web site”. Improved national socialism, if you will.
    Well, judging from my presence here so far, even a couple of commentators could chime in.

    The problem is, I guess, only 4-5 of us would read all that. Plus some “watchers”, of course.

    So…apart from some online therapy, why bother? This pub serves the purpose, with zero effort and no hassle.

  70. @annamaria

    Another informed article about the ill fated MH17 flight can be found at veteranstoday.com, recently posted by Dr. Kevin Barrett

    • Replies: @annamaria
  71. JLK says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Italy’s debt is about 130% of GDP, compared with about 100% in the US, UK and France. That’s high, but nowhere near as high as Britain after WWII (~200%) or today’s Japan (~230%).

    It is the Achilles heel of the EU banking system, but should be manageable as long as the Italian parliament implements some frugality and doesn’t let it get much higher.

    I would be interested in how northern Europeans view the situation and how it came to be.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  72. @Justsaying

    Your 100% correct. The answer to the authors question is: there’s no resistance in the USA. The Central Banks/Federal Reserve Inc., have perfected debt slavery. I can’t remember the last time I felt anger. Between whatever is being dropped from the sky (chemtrails), fluoride in our water, robot TV, shit for brains local politicians, and the others too, scripted is the only way I can define our education system, vaccines that don’t work but do other things, I mean we can go on forever. Can’t fail to mention the alphabet sexes, it wouldn’t be PC correct. A man placed 3rd in the miss universe pageant, and a woman won her first professional prize fight as a man. Both on the same day. Who pulled that string?

    • Replies: @Paul C.
  73. Icy Blast says:

    Parry wants us to believe the Yellow Vest movement is a left-wing, essentially Marxist, uprising of the people. Oh please. Parry is just another bitter Communist who can’t face reality: “The People” reject his nasty old Nineteenth Century religion.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  74. @obwandiyag

    No, the gilets jaunes are not conservative–they are national socialists. Even if they don’t know it yet!

  75. Good to see Max Parry here at Unz!

    Maximilien Robespierre’s real crime in the eyes of bourgeois historians was attempting to fulfill the egalitarian ideals of republicanism by transferring political power from the aristocracy and nouveaux riche directly into the hands of the working class, just as the Paris Commune did nearly 80 years later.

    Actually, he transferred political power from the aristocracy and nouveaux riche directly into the hands of the committee of public security. Admittedly, he did have a sizable working-class following.

    SYRIZA was elected on its promise to rescind the terms of Greek membership in the EU …

    I’m not entirely sure what Parry means by “rescind the terms of Greek membership in the EU,” but I never remember them promising to leave the EU, or even to drop the euro. That’s why I was always skeptical of them.

    How ironic that liberals are clinging to a multinational political union founded by fascist colluders while the same economic bloc is being opposed by today’s far right after its new Islamophobic facelift.

    I find the second half of that statement rather puzzling. When exactly did the EU become “Islamophobic”?

    It is the task of the left to reject the EU’s neoliberal project while transmitting the message that capital, not refugees, is the cause of the plight of the masses.

    I am no defender of capitalists, but I think the author needs to realize that, among other things, they do indeed create and instrumentalize many of these refugee situations in order to simultaneously lower wages and increase asset values in Europe and N. America. To take Parry’s position here is a bit like saying ‘it’s not the snake’s venom that kills you, it’s just the snake.’ To be sure, the global capitalists have other tools at their disposal for accomplishing their goals as well, such as off-shoring, etc. But refugees and immigration are definitely one of their favorites, precisely because they hope that the effect–the destruction of community and nationality–will be permanent and irreversible.

  76. @Icy Blast

    AGREED!

    I can’t believe I wasted time getting even 1/4 way through this Commie crap.

    • Replies: @Cyrano
  77. @onebornfree

    Like I said, just a bunch of socialist slaves complaining about the inevitable results of socialism, and now apparently seeking a new, somehow “more honest” leader to tell them all what to do and how to live both their lives , run everybodys lives etc etc, to their satisfaction, and all supposedly for “for societies benefit”.

    Fuckin-A, right! That’s the best assessment so far of the situation in France, at least as described in this manifesto in the guise of an article.

  78. Skeptikal says:

    “Nazi Germany whose racially-motivated genocide was truly the inheritor of the legacy of European colonialism, not the ancestry of the Jacobins or the Russian Revolution.”

    I wish the author would expand on this.
    Does Parry mean that the idea of genocide sprang from colonialist attitudes toward native/colonized peoples?
    It seems like just one possibility.
    Weren’t tribes trying to wipe each other out long before colonialism and imperialism reared their heads in history? Like in the Bible?
    Wouldn’t the Jews actually have liked to wipe out the Goyim, if they could have done so (as they are now doing in Palestine)?

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @Sparkon
  79. @jilles dykstra

    Recommended reading: “The French Revolution” by Nesta Webster.

  80. @Wally

    A Holocaust that killed 6,000,000 Jews when in all of occupied Europe only around 4.5 million Jews resided.

    Don’t these writers ever research the demographic statistics that have been around for many years???

  81. Some good points, but you don’t really mention the geographic dimension to the yellow vest movement. It’s not so much a poor versus rich battle but a city versus periphery battle.

    Neoliberal economic policies favour services over industry and big cities over small cities and rural areas (which get a lot of their money from manufacturing, farming and R and D). Since most of the wealth in a FIRE economy is concentrated in big cities (as indicated by crazy urban real estate prices) the periphery believes that the city should bear most of the tax burden.

    However, because the big cities have so much political/media power (and are more corrupt and inefficient than the periphery) they end up pushing a lot of the tax burden on the impoverished periphery. That’s why the periphery is now in revolt.

    Also your attempt to pin the blame for neoliberalism on European corporatists is pretty weak. Being in favour of corporations isn’t the same as being in favour of neoliberalism. Corporatists believe large corporations are a vital party of the economy/society and need to be supported by the state. Neoliberals favour the urban service sector over the manufacturing and technology sectors. Their main intellectual influence is the American Jewish intellectual Milton Friedman. Diaspora Jews in the US are a very urban people and tend to favour policies which favour the centre over the periphery.

  82. guitarzan says:

    All based on historical lies and distortions. Pfft!

  83. @JLK

    Quite simple, there should never have been an euro.
    The southern countries, this begins already in France, have a very long history of devaluation and monetary reforms.
    In their cultures the only way to become or remain competitive.
    The euro makes devaluation impossible.
    The only way out without too much damage is controlled re introduction of the old currencies, alas, it will not happen, Brussel will not give up the political project euro.
    So what will happen is a financial catastrophe, thereafter the old currencies will come back.
    Do not make the mistake of thinking that my view is the common one.
    Very few people understand the euro problem.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  84. @Skeptikal

    “Nazi Germany whose racially-motivated genocide

    What racial, what genocide ?

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  85. anon[193] • Disclaimer says:

    The explanation is simple. Macron was supposed to be the anti-Trump; he’s supposed to be the globalist’s champion. Now, he’s being embarrassed, which implies that their side isn’t so smart or so righteous. So, out of sheer tribal interests, they ignore it. The LA-DC-NYC media blackout on the subject should serve to demonstrate what kinds of people control those outfits.

    “So don’t get all excited about how rightwing they are. They are conservative. But not the way you are. Their conservatism is real and natural and informed by experience and completely rejecting of the idiotic libertarian ideological flimflam you clueless fools subscribe to.”

    Exactly right. Someone has to say it. Reagan voodooism and libertarianism are both unrealistic, pie-in-the-sky dogmas that serve as impediments to solving real issues by draining away otherwise productive talent.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  86. Sparkon says:
    @Skeptikal

    Weren’t tribes trying to wipe each other out long before colonialism and imperialism reared their heads in history?

    Well…

    “They…brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance…. With 50 men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”

    — Christopher Columbus

    If you’re asking about pre-contact North American Indian tribes, I’d give a qualified NO for an answer, but there is no unanimous consensus among scholars:

    Modern authorities do not agree about the nature of warfare among Native Americans prior to the arrival of Europeans. Those who rely on literary sources and indigenous oral tradition contend that pre-contact warfare was comparatively limited.

    https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/warfare-indian

    Although warfare never attained the prominence it did among the Plains tribes, it still had considerable importance in the Woodland value system.
    […]
    In most Great Lakes tribes, there were civil chiefs who directed internal tribal affairs while war chiefs directed men during battles with other nations. Among the Ho-chunk, for example, civil chiefs always came from the Thunderbird Clan, while war chiefs came from the Hawk Clan. War chiefs did not always lead war parties. Individual warriors could-and often did-lead small war parties, but needed the war chief’s permission to do so. War chiefs could prevent warriors from going on the warpath if it was not in their communities’ best interests.

    http://www.mpm.edu/content/wirp/ICW-35.html

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  87. @annamaria

    I thought that the crash was Howard Stern’s fault:

  88. @Paul C.

    Fluoridation of drinking water is more serious than people are aware of. It leads of decrease of potency of males. Some men become entirely impotent, they are not able to function sexually.

    • Replies: @utu
  89. Ron Unz says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    It suggests he gets his history from ADL or History Channel.

    Over the last few years I’ve also grown extremely suspicious regarding the conventional narrative history of France and Germany in WW II…

    http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-post-war-france-and-post-war-germany/

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  90. Agent76 says:

    Dec 13, 2018 Media Continues To Ignore Yellow Vest Protests

    The Yellow Vest protests in France have only received a small amount of media coverage in the U.S. and there may be good reason for it. Is the fact that these protests began over a Carbon Fuel Tax and have spread to general dissatisfaction with big government caused mainstream media to shy away from talking about it?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  91. Anonymous[590] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cagey Beast

    “To whom are you speaking?”

    The sole intent of his words is to impress himself.

    • Agree: Cagey Beast
  92. Cyrano says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I would take Commie crap any day over the Capi crap. At least Commies didn’t fake capitalism in order to save communism. Unlike the Capies who faked socialism in order to save their rotten Capi system.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  93. Maus says:

    Egalite. C’est de la merde! Let the “yellow jackets” and the dung of the banlieues thin each other out in internecine struggles. The U.S. can manage the French elite, as we have for the past hundred years. Winners write the history, and France hasn’t won anything for two hundred years.

  94. Renoman says:

    The Yellow Vest is the most dangerous protest there is because it is made of of sensible working people mostly middle class who want simply a better life with less taxes. These are people who work who get things done, they have money and they vote. They will get what they want because they will not be toyed with and will not do stupid shit and worst of all they are mostly white! Brains money guns votes what could be a bigger threat? THAT is why America is trying hard not to let them get started here. They’re going to Win and their first target will be the 1%!

  95. Skeptikal says:
    @Sparkon

    Actually, I wrote:
    “Weren’t tribes trying to wipe each other out long before colonialism and imperialism reared their heads in history? *****Like in the Bible?*****

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  96. Skeptikal says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Uh, that was a quote from the Parry piece that we are commenting on, did you notice, Mr. Jilles???
    Right?
    I forget, when I don’t post here for a while, how aggressive and “gotcha” happy Unz commenters are.
    What is, actually, the point of your attaching your comment to my comment?
    No, don’t answer that, because I really don’t want to know.

  97. @hezediel

    Quote from article:

    The status quo’s incognizance is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette who during the 18th century when told the peasants had no bread famously replied, “let them eat cake” as the masses starved under her husband Louis XIV.

    That did seem to be incorrect so I did postpone the numbers without checking.

    So you are correct the fifteenth was a Sun king, and sixteenth was beheaded.I should have shifted by two to be correct.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
    , @Anon
  98. Sparkon says:
    @Skeptikal

    Yes, I read what you actually wrote, and that is why I actually started my response with the conditional qualifier IF, because your question is ambiguous. There have been far more pre-colonial tribes in this world than those mentioned in your semi-mythical Bible.

  99. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    In a way I am extremely pleased by you.
    You read my comments more thoroughly than the article.

  100. Anonymous[254] • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    The Euro currency is a huge factor but the trouble doesn’t end there. A lagging EU country is not even allowed to control deficit spending, or import duties, in order to protect its economy. It’s a one-way race to the bottom.

    The only thing keeping this two-ring circus’ tent from collapsing are fiat debt purchases to “service” debt which was purchased before to service debt. This won’t last.

  101. Cyrano says:

    If there is one lesson to be learned from the yellow vests protests – it is that you can fool the masses with fake socialism only for so long, sooner or later they’ll see through the BS and they’ll ask for some real socialist elements to enliven the zombie corpse of capitalism.

    The fake socialism was supposed to prevent the real socialism from taking over. Isn’t that ironic: The fake socialism is the one that’s going to bury the real capitalism – and it was supposed to save it.

    That’s the real sign of the degeneracy of the elites in the west. In the end the fake socialism is going to do more damage to capitalism than the real socialism ever did. That’s what happens when you think you are too clever – like the Capies think that they are.

    Furthermore, if the capies found socialism so abhorrent, why did the try to fake IT in order to “modernize” capitalism? Why didn’t they try to modernize Capitalism by introducing feudal elements in their beautiful system?

    The fake socialism is not only going to do in capitalism – it’s going to destroy the western civilization. But what do I know, the capi western elites are so clever, they must have prefigured a way out of this mess that’s going to astonish even bigger skeptics than me.

  102. @Cyrano

    The next Chairman Mao could really use a guy like you, Joel Cyrano.

    Unlike the Capies who faked socialism in order to save their rotten Capi system.

    WTH??

  103. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Justsaying

    I’ve found that it’s the working class with bachelors and masters degrees who are the most stupidifid and brainwashed. The more informed they are such as reading quality newspapers and magazines and listening to media for the “ well informed and educated” such as NPR the more brain washed they are

    The proles are a lot smarter that the brainwashed educated middle class

    • Replies: @JLK
    , @Justsaying
  104. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    The 14th was the Sun King.

  105. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Jilles!!! a truly educated man have you read Abbe Bruel, memoirs of Renee Bordereau the role of Phillipe d’Orleans and about the Vendeen revolution??

    I was never able to find a copy of Renee’s memoirs but our Library
    Of Congress makes copies of their books and I ordered a copy

    “Let them eat cake “ and starving peasants. What a crock. And Marie Antoinette was married to a man who died about 60 years before she was born

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  106. @Ron Unz

    I re-read your linked article. It turns everything upside down, doesn’t it?

    My comment @ 31 drew on research into Gertrude Stein’s activities in France; specifically, Barbara Will’s “Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma.”

    The title alone tells a story: Will is incensed that a Jew did not act like a Jew and refused to be a victim in France in the war years. Will draws heavily on Stein’s “Wars I Have Seen,” one of the most accessible of Gertrude’s writings: Gertrude Stein was THERE, in France, in Italy, even in Germany; she observed German soldiers in France — they had no cigarettes, much to Toklas’s dismay; they did not remove any of her extensive art collection; she refused to comply when others urged her to flee, preferring instead to increase her friendly relations with Catholics in the neighborhood; and she expressed dismay over the seeming requirement that Franchmen “hate the Hun” — the Stein family migrated from Bavaria to USA only two generations before Stein’s birth.

    Stein was anti-Zionist and seemed to share Faÿ’s passionate opposition to freemasonry in favor of French Catholicism — “let France be France.”

    While others of Stein’s biographers whitewash her notorious endorsement of Hitler for the Peace Prize, Will explains that the act was genuine: Hitler brought order, and Stein needed order to be creative.

    But Gertrude’s sin, the one that caught Barbara Will’s eye, was that she translated Petain’s speeches into English. Alice Toklas compounded the felony: after Stein’s death, Toklas sold one of the Picassos she had inherited from Stein in order to secure Faÿ’s escape from imprisonment under a life sentence.

    • Replies: @utu
  107. Ah, you know Unz is carrying a guest article by a leftist when they rail against how the evil Nazis set up the EU. The article even notes that Robert Mercer and George Soros, are both globalists, but fails to mention the one rather obvious thing that the two have in common. (Oh vey!)

    For a ‘Nazi’ controlled institution Jews have an awful lot of power in the EU, and have used it to nefarious ends through a planned programme of population replacement. Also, how one can talk about the formation of the EU without mentioning Jean Monnet is beyond me. But no, it’s all the evil nazi lovers.

  108. On the plus side, never knew about Domenico Losurdo. Downloaded a couple of his books to add to the library. Know thy enemy, and all that.

  109. Anonymous[254] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    And Marie Antoinette was married to a man who died about 60 years before she was born

    Same with the Soros’ wife.

  110. JLK says:
    @Anon

    The more informed they are such as reading quality newspapers and magazines and listening to media for the “ well informed and educated” such as NPR the more brain washed they are

    I was listening to NPR a few weeks ago. A caller asked Terry Gross if it was hard to pick “challenging” topics. There was a pregnant pause, and then she started gushing about all the courageous journalism they had done on transgender issues.

    • LOL: RVBlake
  111. Funny how lies stick down through the centuries. There’s absolutely no evidence poor Marie ever said “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”; however, such lines spoken by the rich against the poor are in French folklore, and the Revolutionary propagandists deftly wiped the phrase all over her for posterity.

    https://www.britannica.com/story/did-marie-antoinette-really-say-let-them-eat-cake

    Also, there is no evidence the French people were starving, or that the Revolution was from a groundswell of the poor. Like the Protestant Revolt in England almost 200 years earlier, it was engineered by wealthy nobles who weren’t quite wealthy enough to their liking.

    Sheesh. Even liberals like the Wapo know this. Stop spreading lies justifying the Revolution – there’s a straight line from it to today’s globalism. It was a true tragedy.

    Throne & Altar.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/5-myths-about-the-french-revolution/2015/07/09/6f27c6f0-25af-11e5-b72c-2b7d516e1e0e_story.html?noredirect=on

  112. windwaves says:

    because they are irrelevant and don’t represent but a tiny portion of the public opinion. For once the media did the right thing.

  113. @Alfred Barnes

    Globalists want to replace God with the state.

    Not quite. Globalists AKA Capitalists want to replace the State with the Corporation, and they’ve already pretty much done that. They still let us vote for the Capitalist puppet of our choice to keep up the illusion that you have a choice, you don’t. They have also turned God into an extremely profitable business, so “God” as most know it today, is safe. That “evil government” that you hate is the organization of the Capitalists. Every leading member of the government is a Capitalist, often funded into power by even richer Capitalists. The laws they pass and the wars they start are designed to make the Capitalists lots of money. They not only own the corporations, they also own the government. They own the banks, including Federal Reserve private bank, They own the media. They own the courts. They own the military. They own everything and everyone including “God” and you. To them its Socialism for me, Capitalism for thee. It’s interesting how well socialism works for the Capitalist elite, but never works for the working class! If socialism didn’t work, and work extremely well, the capitalist elite wouldn’t turn to is so very often and they would long ago have all gone belly up. Capitalism is socialism for the capitalist elite and “free enterprise” for everyone else.

    Our problem now is that governments aren’t “governments” but private corporations, with shareholders, operating in the public sector. Government was intended to be of the people, by the people, for the people, and to serve the people, not the Corporation. Everything has been inverted today.

    This is tough for most folks to swallow, but there can be no Capitalism that is different from what we’ve got today. You would have to kill all the Capitalists, to start over, because they would just buy their way right back to the top. The money all accrues to the top, very quickly. It’s like a bad game of Monopoly. They take the money they’ve accumulated, and, realizing that money is just a means to an end, put it to work. They buy political power, and use the combination of political and financial/economic power to cement their monopoly. The very first thing they do it to pull up the “ladder of success” after themselves.

    When nobody else can climb the ladder, we get frustrated, and want to change the rules to allow an “even playing field.” This is exactly what the early winners of Capitalism will not allow, and they go to great lengths to prevent it. They also complain bitterly about any and all attempts to even out the effects of Capitalism.

    Capitalism always tears itself apart, Capitalism has to create shortages and devalue labor below the survival point in order to continue. Therefore, Capitalists hate and despise work. Capitalism punishes work and rewards ownership, which provides the opportunity to profit from the work of others. This creates so many negative and perverse incentives, it simply can’t work. It doesn’t work. The economy always gets to a point where a society has to either adopt elements of Socialism to level the playing field and keep the majority of people from getting so miserable they revolt, or has to become fascist, where Capitalists own the Government and use the monopoly on violence unique to government in the modern world to force the lower orders to comply through State violence. Its a totally immoral unsustainable system. That is where we are today.

    Most don’t have a clue what Socialism actually is. Socialism is government by the working-class. There is not the slightest hint of the working-class ruling over society anywhere in the world. Capitalists own all the means of production, all levers of government, and all the major media. Privatization is theft, privatization today is strictly about prioritizing money away from the commons and general welfare and giving it to the inbred 1% rent-seeking parasites, extreme socialism for the billionaires, NOTHING for the people.

    Donald Trump once said, “In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God” as usual he was lying, people like Mr. Trump worship money and power, always have and always will. Sad!

    Sorry to have triggered all the right wingers here. The article was OK, contained some truth and some disinfo, but that is to be expected I guess. I don’t reckon any author is 100% right all the time.

  114. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    The little ice age lasted from about 1600 to 1850. The harvests 1780 to 1789 didn’t fail they were normal. The country people kept enoughgrain to feel their locality and sold the excess to the Orleans monopoly cartel

    Every grain broker in France worked for the Orleans monopoly cartel There were no independent grain brokers at the time

    By law, the head of the Orleans family, direct descendants of Louis 14’s brother was heir to the throne if the Bourbons ever died out or abdicated

    The Orleans cartel bought up all the grain as usual 1785 to 1789. But instead of selling it to millers and retailers Phillipe d’Orleans hoarded the grain in his ware houses and sold it abroad.

    This was done specifically to cause food shortages in the cities where people couldn’t grow their own food

    Meanwhile in Paris, Orleans hired Beaumarchais as head of his propaganda service. Beaumarchais hired hundreds of writers who churned out propaganda

    In addition to being the legal heir to the throne, owner of the grain cartel. The richest person in France Orleans was also the leader of the Masons who were active revolutionaries.

    Think of him as the George Soros of his time but more powerful. Or all the leaders of the American revolution in one man.

    The Orleans family did succeed in overthrowing the last Bourbon King in 1830.

    Please don’t give me a reading list of conventional history written by the revolutionaries and masons. My knowledge is far beyond any conventional histories you’ve read.

  115. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @redmudhooch

    Great post Hope you write more.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  116. @Wally

    Thanks Wally keep up the good work!

  117. utu says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Good that you are bringing this up.

  118. The people who are the “resistance” in the US are opposed to Trump. A Nationalist. They are Globalists like Macron. If they are aware of the yellow jackets they will oppose them. It’s the Deplorables that could learn from the French Nationalists.

  119. Euroscepticism is also by no means a distinctly British phenomenon, as distrust has soared in countries hit the hardest by neoliberalism like Greece (80%), with Spain and France not far behind

    .

    In the case of Spain (and Germany where Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont was arrested), i understand the ”euroscepticism”:

    ”2. NATO appears eager to encourage independence and would welcome what they expect to be a robust military capability to add to their wars of global aggression.

    From: Catalonia Independence: Five Things to Think About

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/catalonia-independence-five-things-to-think-about/5611607

    But the problem is that Spain, by refusing Catalonia Indepence, violates the following rules of the European Convention on Human Rights (Brussels refused to investigate):

    Droit à l’autodétermination, souveraineté, Traité de Lisbonne

    {Excerpt, emphasis added}

    Il y a de bonnes raisons de penser qu’actuellement en Espagne on a enfreint les articles 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 de la Convention européenne de droits de l’homme ainsi que les articles 1, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26 et 27 du Pacte international sur les droits civils et politiques, mais Bruxelles n’a entrepris aucune enquête ou mis en œuvre l’article 7.

    Bien sûr, la Commission européenne se devrait d’enquêter politiquement sur de telles ambigüités, et elles devraient également faire l’objet de poursuites juridiques par la Cour de justice européenne pour les droits de l’homme de Strasbourg et par la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne de Luxembourg. L’impunité ne devrait plus être acceptée dans l’indifférence en Europe.

    https://www.zeit-fragen.ch/fr/editions/2018/n-2930-27-decembre-2018/droit-a-lautodetermination-souverainete-traite-de-lisbonne.html

  120. @Godfree Roberts

    I understand your Sinological background, but that happened in Russia in 1917. China just followed with Soviet help.

  121. I absolutely hate capitalism. This system has no meaning beyond profit. Either we change it or it will kill us all.

    • Replies: @Wally
  122. Just so happens I watched a documentary on the French revolution several times this morning.

    First, anyone referencing the Jacobins in a positive manner, should be looked at askance.

    Second, it is not that the US is missing the violence , it’s more likely, they are not excited about engaging it — pour system is not yet so intensely mendations as what is more obvious ly going on in France.

    Nor would we want that level of rolling dysfunction.

    When I consider the lipstick that people attempt to put on the French Revolution — I am left wondering whether we have read or understood the same history.

  123. @jilles dykstra

    His homosexuality, like any other serious psychological disorder, is indeed relevant and not desirable in a leader.

  124. Mulegino1 says:

    By any measure, Hitler’s armistice with France in 1940 was certainly more conciliatory than the Carthaginian regime imposed upon Germany at Versailles. Petain was, after all, the hero of Verdun. I do not recall the Allies making Ludendorff the head of state of defeated Germany.

    The Yellow Jackets are, in a way, one of the last signs of life subsequent to the general defeat which the European people suffered in 1945- a resounding and crushing defeat that triggered the death knell of the indigenous peoples of Europe.

    Europe’s only and last hope is a general uprising against its kosher slave masters.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  125. Paw says:
    @Paul C.

    The EU becomes a new Auschwitz with the Islamist terrorists as new SS.
    And we all are now the Yellow vests..
    SOLIDARITY IS WHAT WE NEED.

    • Replies: @Paul C.
  126. @Anon

    To redmudhooch: I couldn’t entirely agree with your comment, but also hope that you write more here.

    Let’s say I agree with your comment more than I wish I did, and more than I would have ten or twenty years ago.

  127. anonymoys says:
    @jilles dykstra

    “If Macron is gay, that’s his problem.”

    You’re wrong.

    It would have been “his problem” if he had the courage to say so. He chose to lie.

    If one can lie about one’s sexuality, one can lie about everything.

    It isn’t his problem because he is certainly being blackmailed (or he can be) by those who know the truth.

    It isn’t his problem because he’s using taxpayers money to show “his love” to his lover.

    True, that is a french tradition. Almost all former french presidents had lovers who were looked after using taxpayers money….But maybe the french believe now that isn’t acceptable anymore.

  128. niceland says:

    How much history needs to be dragged into articles about current events? Some is perhaps good for context and clarification, but too much and whatever point one is trying to make fades into the background and eventually disappears in discussion ..about the controversies of history!

    So we are stuck in endless cycles of historical discussion.

  129. anonymoys says:
    @Che Guava

    “They (French resistance) were full of fakes.”

    All movements are “full of fakes?”

    “These people were enjoying the high-life with German officers until almost the end. ”

    This is completely false. Most members of the french resistance were from working class background and naîvely (with hindsight it’s easy) communists. They were NOT enjoying the high-life. Lots of them died fighting for – what they believed- was France.

    Sartre was always a fraud. He was promoted and sold as a philosopher by those who are still masters of France, even today.

  130. niceland says:
    @redmudhooch

    Add to this the ideas of endless economic growth on one side and monetary system inflicting great pain without it on the other – and you have framed the “fantastic” reality we live in.

    Over here 3% GDP growth makes everyone all warm and fuzzy. Politicians use words like “stable growth” and all kinds of positive phrases about it. It’s considered – without question – a sure path to good future and prosperity. What this really means is 1000 *times* increase in GDP in just over three centuries.

    So “stable” and “desirable” growth here in Iceland means that in the year 2300 (give or take) Iceland’s economy will be similar in size as that of the USA today. Sounds really plausible doesn’t it? Our current population is 340.000!

    Something tells me this isn’t going to work out and long before some “problems” are going to show up. In my opinion the “first” world is already facing these problems. Economic growth is limited by great many things happening in the natural world. Exponential growth as economic policy is really strange idea. Bring this up you get *crickets*

  131. Paul C. says:
    @Paw

    The EU becomes a new Auschwitz with the Islamist terrorists as new SS.
    And we all are now the Yellow vests..
    SOLIDARITY IS WHAT WE NEED.

    Auschwitz is a lie brought to you by the same people who are engineering Islamic immigration and working behind the scenes to foment war between Christians and Muslims. Muslims are pawns.

    We need the truth.

  132. onebornfree says: • Website
    @redmudhooch

    There is so much wrong with your comments, I don’t even know where to begin.

    Everything you call “capitalism” is actually full on socialism.

    Capitalism has nothing to do with globalism, controlling people via governments, or via religion, or via whatever else you fantasize.

    I would suggest heavy doses of Von Mises, Rothbard, Bastiat et al, but I know my suggestion would be ignored, so carry on with your confused, contradictory Marxist ranting , by all means :-).

    For example: “Privatization is theft, privatization today is strictly about prioritizing money away from the commons and general welfare and giving it to the inbred 1% rent-seeking parasites, extreme socialism for the billionaires, NOTHING for the people.”

    What a bunch of contradictory twaddle!

    Regards, onebornfree

  133. Paul C. says:
    @the grand wazoo

    I agree. The US is locked down very tight and everyone’s mind controlled. I’ve shown evidence from the government itself regarding chemtrails (Geo-engineering, SAI, SRM) and people still don’t believe it. We’ve entered the Twilight Zone. There’s no chance of Yellow Vests here. Although, I hope I’m wrong.

  134. Anon[158] • Disclaimer says:

    Rothschild Markets Fear Revolution

    ”Among the 25 demands of the French Yellow Shirt are the breakup of banking monopolies, banning of GMO crops, FREXIT of the European Union, withdrawal from the NATO war machine and dedication of government money to rent-controlled housing, education and health care.”

    https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/

    • Replies: @annamaria
  135. onebornfree says: • Website
    @redmudhooch

    “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.”– Frederic Bastiat

    “Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.” Robert LeFevre.

    “If one understands that Socialism is not a ‘share the wealth’ program but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super rich men promoting Socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately Socialism, is not a movement of the down-trodden masses but of the economic elite.” Gary Allen [from “None Dare Call It Conspiracy”] .

    “All States are governed by a ruling class that is a minority of the population, and which subsists as a parasitic and exploitative burden upon the rest of society. Since its rule is exploitative and parasitic, the State must purchase the alliance of a group of “Court Intellectuals,” whose task is to bamboozle the public into accepting and celebrating the rule of its particular State. The Court Intellectuals have their work cut out for them. In exchange for their continuing work of apologetics and bamboozlement, the Court Intellectuals win their place as junior partners in the power, prestige, and loot extracted by the State apparatus from the deluded public. The noble task of Revisionism is to de-bamboozle: to penetrate the fog of lies and deception of the State and its Court Intellectuals, and to present to the public the true history of the motivation, the nature, and the consequences of State activity. By working past the fog of State deception to penetrate to the truth, to the reality behind the false appearances, the Revisionist works to delegitimize, to desanctify, the State in the eyes of the previously deceived public.” Murray N. Rothbard

    “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” Frederic Bastiat

    Regards, onebornfree

  136. Alfred says:
    @jilles dykstra

    “Four !, in stead of some 125.”

    Thank you for the correction. And for demonstrating how the French electoral system is designed to leave out the “populists”

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  137. Alfred says:
    @anonymoys

    “Of course she is a “demagogue” ….By that word, I mean she is a liar…like all politicians…”

    Then why do they not put that word in front of every other politician? Why are they selective and pick on her?

    This whole discussion is a waste of time. IMHO, the indigenous French have the right to say that they want their country to remain French. The same applies to all the other countries in Europe. Immigrants should adapt or return to their original point of departure – including those born in Europe.

    The idea that people are not allowed to be tribal – except for the Jews, Sikhs, Punjabis, Hindus, Albanians, Muslims etc. – is ridiculous.

  138. Waitemata says:
    @redmudhooch

    Thanks. Really informative summing up.

  139. madamhash says:

    To answer the title “Why France’s Yellow Vest Protests Have Been Ignored by “the Resistance” in the U.S.” and skip all the idiocy of nazi’s, right wing death squads and pretend islamaphobia, is the “Yellow Vests” are what real people power looks like not the corporate fascist left supported by corporate media and corporate actors.

    Go look at the groups funding ANTIFA in the US, it’s a who’s who of corporate and institutional power.

    Today’s US so called right wing is the left of old, it’s isolationism and nationalism have always been the cause of the working class as they are keenly aware that the “Reserve Army of Labour” will be used to destroy their lives and that of their children.

  140. @Anon

    As a Ph.D. in the biomedical field and having taught many years at the undergrad and graduate levels, you are absolutely spot on. But the buck does not stop there. It had become impossible to hold intelligent conversations with professors who boasted an impressive list of peer-reviewed publications, grants, awards and the like in their CVs. They were really little more than aged versions of their younger, less distinguished brainwashed morons. That more or less explained how deeply ingrained the malady is and the daunting nature of the challenges of any serious attempts to reverse this. The rot is truly systemic – trickle down and vice versa. I know of no other country that has accomplished the task of mis-education so thoroughly and without resorting to gulags, pulling of nails, electrocutions, water boarding, incarceration, disappearances and the like. Hats off to those salespersons through the ages who sold the notion of American exceptionalism with such deadly efficiency, obviating the need for genetic interventions to achieve such goals. Incredible.

    • Replies: @Anon
  141. https://www.bfmtv.com/police-justice/eric-drouet-interpelle-pour-manifestation-non-declaree-a-la-condorde-a-paris-1603059.html
    Yellow Vest spokesperson, a truck driver, arrested for a demonstration that had not been announced.
    Mélenchon comments ‘in what country are we living, free France or Russia ?’.
    In 1945 Pétain stepped down, to prevent a French civil war.
    What plan Macron has, if he has any plan, I’ve no idea.
    Sure is that 2019 will be a very interesting year.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  142. @Alfred

    Is was designed quite deliberately to give the president much power, in order to get a stable government.
    What was not foreseen at the time, or ignored, that it would lead to a ruling class.
    This is why Macron stepping down and holding elections is no solution.
    The French electoral system, the constitution, should be changed first.
    When De Gaulle was asked to rule France the country was in such trouble that the constitution De Gaulle demanded was created.
    The problem is that in present France no strong man or woman can be seen, and that France is a EU member state, my idea is that not just the constitution must be changed, also a Frexit is needed for solving the problems, with re introducing the own currency, franc.
    Cannot see all this happening in the near future, unless after a civil war.

  143. Mike P says:
    @anonymoys

    I agree with you – Finkelstein was simply born into the fake holocaust religion. That doesn’t justify him, he should still be more diligent.

  144. Wally says:
    @jilles dykstra

    you said:
    “The idea is simply that any jew in Europe, still alive in, say May 1945, was a holocaust survivor.”

    Is that the case with Finkelstein’s parents?

    That’s certainly not the case with the countless fake “survivors” who were indeed send to labor camps, and who were not murdered in spite of the official narrative which says ‘the Germans tried to kill every Jew they could get there hands on’.

    Your attempted diversion is noted.

    http://www.codoh.com

  145. Wally says:
    @Sergey Krieger

    Except that it has provided you the comfortable life that you live and has extended live expectancy of everyone. To name just a couple important benefits.

    But hey, hunting & gathering has it’s merits. Go ahead & try it.

    It’s curious how Communists insist on advocating Communism, the most failed system of governance ever devised.

  146. Biff says:
    @onebornfree

    Bottom line: just another bunch of Euro-socialists complaining about the inevitable end results of the very socialism they are all so rabidly in favor of, while demanding ever-more government “solutions” to “fix” the problems government caused in the first place

    Only an American can be this dumb.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  147. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Biff

    Biff says: “Only an American can be this dumb.”

    “The State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citizens”Leo Tolstoy

    “Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” – Frederic Bastiat [French economist]

    “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”– Frederic Bastiat [French economist]

    “If one understands that Socialism is not a ‘share the wealth’ program but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super rich men promoting Socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately Socialism, is not a movement of the down-trodden masses but of the economic elite.”
    – Gary Allen [ from “None Dare Call It Conspiracy”]

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @Amon
  148. Marianne says:

    One reason why this French uprising (by now, it’s far beyond the stage of protest!) gets so little coverage in British and USAmerican newspapers, has not been named, neither in the article nor in the comments : there is a language barrier.

    I don’t deny the political reasons for its being “covered” with silence — after the French government smeared the movement as “ultra-right”, the MSM wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole; but what I’ve seen from a few English speaking commentators on YouTube, they either claim it to be what they hope it to be, or, which is the same thing, they clearly misrepresent it (with, perhaps, the exception of Tim Pool). Maybe, they are at a loss because they just don’t understand the lingo?

    No wonder the article and the comments above talk about lots of things, from Marie Antoinette to the Holocaust, but very few talk about the present and current events. Nobody, for instance, ever mentions the chief demand of the Gilets Jaunes, i.e. the “R.I.C.” (= Référendum d’Initiative Citoyenne). And of course, some commentators here just infuse the subject with their ingrained shortsighted prejudices and write, please pardon my French, b…..p like this:

    Like I said, just a bunch of socialist slaves complaining about the inevitable results of socialism, and now apparently seeking a new, somehow “more honest” leader to tell them all what to do and how to live both their lives , run everybodys lives etc etc, to their satisfaction, and all supposedly for “for societies benefit”.

    Tsk.

    I may be far away from the events, but I’ve watched them unfold on countless French YouTube channels (and those get more by the hour); so let me put this short: The people of France have voted over the last decades, sometimes for moderate leftwing governments (Mittérand, Hollande), sometimes for moderate right wing governments (Giscard d’Éstaing, Chirac, Sarkozy), and things have constantly gone downhill for the working and the middle classes, from president to president, no matter the presidents’ political orientation. Finally, in 2017, their fear of right wing extremism forced the French to vote at the second turn for a glib, arrogant and utterly incompetent neoliberal banker airhead, who not only drives the last nails in their coffin, but mocks and despises them openly day in day out (“pognon de dingue”, “traversez la rue”, “gaulois recalcitrants”, “des gens qui ne sont rien” etc.). I could write a novel here about high taxes, high rents, high unemployment, growing numbers of SDF (= homeless people), shutdown of public services, lavish government spending, giving to the rich and taking from the poor, but I want to keep this short. Let me just say, that as a result 60% of the French population is either already poor or in danger of entering the poverty zone. That’s why they are in the street by now: they have nothing left to lose — not even hope.

    And they have had it with politicians. What they fight for now, is not only the resignation or destitution of Monsieur Macron and his whole government, but the end of the French 5th republic and a completely new constitution. They want a real democracy, a direct democracy, where the laws are proposed and voted on by the people, and where the parliamentarians, once elected, don’t get a free pass to do as they seem fit for years to come, but can be voted out and replaced by their constituency as soon as they stray from their mandate and try to follow the lobbies to the detriment of the voters. The whole system is too complicated to explain it here, but it seems rather well thought out. One of the chief thinking heads behind it is Étienne Chouard.

    Anyhow — there may be leftwing voters and rightwing voters among the Gilets Jaunes — but even if, in the comment sections of YouTube, they argue somewhat about the merits of Jean-Luc Mélanchon, Marine LePen, or François Asselineau (the only French party leader who is a staunch Frexit advocate), the general consensus seems to be that none of them and no present politician will solve France’s problems, if s/he is only put into Macrons vacant seat, without changing the system radically, before voting in a new head of state (and some of the Gilets Jaunes don’t even believe that a new head of state is necessary at all).

    Knowing that I can only scratch the surface here, let me just add, that immigration or M. Macron’s presumed sex life are apparently not among the chief concerns of the Gilets Jaunes , and that I have seen next to no signs of racism. For instance, one of the acknowledged founders of the movement is a black woman called Priscilla Ludovky, there are quite a few blacks and north-african people among them (fully accepted, I may add), and one of their most eager agitators, a north-african rapper, who was smeared as a rabid muslim in a right-wing publication not too long ago, to judge by his YouTube channel, gives far more the impression of being a rabid French patriot.

  149. annamaria says:
    @Mulegino1

    The corporate push: “Arrest of Yellow Vest leader Drouet:” https://www.rt.com/news/448001-yellow-vest-drouet-detained/

    Eric Drouet was detained by police as some of the movement’s supporters gathered in the capital’s Place de la Concorde, near the iconic Arc de Triomphe monument. People left candles in remembrance of the movement’s wounded in clashes with police.

    Drouet was detained while reportedly en-route to the memorial. Footage of the arrest shows several French riot police escort him away from the crowds while supporters chant his name while he is being led away.

    After that, several other protesters were grabbed from the crowd and led away by police while remaining Yellow Vests sang the national anthem.

  150. annamaria says:
    @Anon

    Thank you for listing the key demands that make corporatists/financiers into rabid murderers because the demands go against the corporatists/financiers religious belief in their personal profiteering — by any means.

  151. Anonymous[254] • Disclaimer says:

    “Why France’s Yellow Vest Protests Have Been Ignored by “the Resistance” in the U.S.”

  152. annamaria says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Macron and his party came from nowhere. He is just a handsome puppet.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  153. annamaria says:
    @Marianne

    They want a real democracy, a direct democracy, where the laws are proposed and voted on by the people, and where the parliamentarians, once elected, don’t get a free pass to do as they seem fit for years to come, but can be voted out and replaced by their constituency as soon as they stray from their mandate and try to follow the lobbies to the detriment of the voters.

    Thank you for your post. The above is indeed unacceptable for the oligarchy and its willing slaves among the fourth estate.
    https://www.rt.com/news/448001-yellow-vest-drouet-detained/

  154. Sparkon says:
    @Marianne

    Nice comment. Thank you and good luck. The rich are putting the squeeze on the poor. Who knew?

    “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
    — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

  155. https://www.bfmtv.com/societe/gilets-jaunes-maxime-nicolle-alias-fly-rider-predit-un-soulevement-national-arme-1603199.html
    What I expected, talk about armed insurrection among the Yellow Vest protesters.
    Though at the time an exception, two civil servants have been killed by an angry French farmer, unable to pay for adhering to new rules.
    If this caused it I do not know, but French authorities quietly sabotage EU rules they consider nonsensical.
    Brexit to a certain extent, how important, difficult to judge, also had to do with EU rules the British saw as nonsensical ‘they even interfere with vacuum cleaners’.

  156. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Godfree Roberts

    Paris commune lasted 3 months.

    They never established a government or effected any change They were always besieged The communards spent all their time and personnel fighting off the French army

    One of Karl Marx’ daughters and her mullato husband were amongst the leadership of the Communards

  157. Anonymous[364] • Disclaimer says:
    @Marianne

    Thanks for the info.

    Non-white immigration is a problem for the country whether you feel it of not. The fact that the Gilets Jaunes are not all white is both unsurprising and irrelevant.

    The first image below was painted under the Eiffel Tower few years ago. The symbolism is obvious (even more in his other works) but please note how the genitalia of the white figures is covered and the six-pointed star.

    It’s called: “The Endless Sleep”.

  158. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Marianne

    Marianne says: “They want a real democracy, a direct democracy, where the laws are proposed and voted on by the people, ….”

    First of all, I’m glad you liked my quote 🙂 .

    Second of all, regarding “democracy”, some better quotes from someone a good deal more eloquent than little old me:

    “Democracy is a sort of laughing gas. It will not cure anything, perhaps, but it unquestionably stops the pain.”

    “Liberty and democracy are eternal enemies, and every one knows it who has ever given any sober reflection to the matter. ”

    “Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.”

    “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

    “If x is the population of the United States and y is the degree of imbecility of the average American, then democracy is the theory that x times y is less than y.”

    “All of democracy’s axioms “resolve themselves into thundering paradoxes, many amounting to downright contradictions in terms. The mob is competent to rule the rest of us – but it must be rigorously policed itself. There is a government, not of men, but laws – but men are set upon benches to decide finally what the law is and may be.”

    – H.L. Mencken

    regards, onebornfree

  159. niceland says:
    @Marianne

    Many thanks for informative post, much appreciated. I think you are absolutely right about the language barrier.

  160. peterAUS says:
    @Marianne

    Informative.

    Especially:

    ….the end of the French 5th republic and a completely new constitution.
    …the parliamentarians, once elected, don’t get a free pass to do as they seem fit for years to come, but can be voted out and replaced by their constituency as soon as they stray from their mandate and try to follow the lobbies to the detriment of the voters.

    Imposing objective.

    Interestingly enough, as you mentioned, language. Hard to find a link to English site(s).
    As:
    Official website about democracy (French)
    le-message.org, website offering a synthetic view of the work, videos and documents of Étienne Chouard

    Could you point to some, please? Prefer that to “Google translate”.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  161. m___ says:

    On the article, on the comments, on the top to bottom, on the bottoms up, on the France meaning nothing divide with the US, on the insignificance of the language divide in particular, on the elites not smart enough, on democracy relying on numbers of minority groups to allow rule of crime, on the reference as silly to rely on history as containing a solution to the world…

    Almost all pieces on unz.com are still at the level of emotion, picking bones, omission of variables, not low level rational. That meaning a tide that washes and retreats, no longer term, no planetary, no including all of the main variables necessary to come up with some original proposition. This is at the expense of mister nobody, the non-person, who cares. This is also at the expense and the sustainability of the elites de facto and they do are obsessed with loosing power but lack comprehension. Even more so, at the expense of the global middle classes, come China, come Russia, come the US, bred for being system whores, and they should, comprehend, care, and read the writing on the sign boards.

    This is not going to happen, the use of mega data, breeding better human, is way beyond breeding Malinois dogs, or race horses for that matter. Humanity has reached it’s limits. Deflation must proceed. The problem, harsh interaction on the whole of the breed, is imminent. A short life strategy for the many, for the sake of a more than one generation solution to the few, that is the aim, self-realizing somehow, and it will be this century.

    What marvelous times to be alive, better still young, ultimately a non-person outlier, and see the “cathedral” the “Cour de Versailles” turn into a bazaar.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @annamaria
  162. peterAUS says:
    @peterAUS

    Idiot…me, I mean.

    The second link IS in English.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  163. peterAUS says:
    @peterAUS

    O.K.

    http://www.le-message.org/archives/72?lang=en

    Ain’t gonna work. Can’t work.

    The current France, or any Western country, is NOT the ancient Athens. The world is different too.

    So, if this fellow’s vision is the foundation of “Yellow vest” effort….well…..won’t work.

    Good luck, anyway.

  164. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Justsaying

    It’s impossible to talk about anything with the mis educated and mis informed.

    And they just absorb the latest propaganda without thinking even if it totally contradicts the propaganda of 5 years ago. It’s the liberal soft ware installed in their brains

    One of many examples; every time I saw a woman she kept up a non stop diatribe that Trump was obstructing justice. Finally I explained to her that for justice to be instructed, 2 things must happen.

    First a crime must be committed
    Second an investigation must begin
    Only then can a person ubstruct the investigation or justice.
    She didn’t believe me and just kept it up. So I cut her out of my life.

  165. onebornfree says: • Website
    @annamaria

    annamaria says: “Macron and his party came from nowhere. He is just a handsome puppet.”

    I’ve heard Alex Jones repeatedly claim that Macron was a sex slave for the Rothschilds at the age of 11 yrs, passed around and used by other , older males on “the inside”. Not pretty, if true.

    Regards, onebornfree

  166. peterAUS says:
    @m___

    Very good comment, actually.

    Hehe….perhaps too good for its own good.

    Especially:

    Humanity has reached it’s limits…..
    …..harsh interaction on the whole of the breed, is imminent….

    It’s because of “Dem Joos”. That bastard, Oppenheimer. It’s all his fault.

    I have a dream: we get to the brink of The Launch->that, somehow, creates that spark, inspiration, whatever, capable for real, positive change ->we do it.
    All good from then on.

    I know, dumb, but feels good.

    • Replies: @m___
  167. Biff says:
    @onebornfree

    You should get with PeterAUS, and you two can have a gayish ‘cut and pasty party’.

    Americans who defile other countries about their socialism are the equivalent to an alcoholic complaining about his cousins drinking problem.

    Americans pay nearly the same amount of taxes as the French – the difference is America is an empire – everything goes in and nothing comes out.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
    , @onebornfree
  168. Anon[897] • Disclaimer says:

    Hitlerite expansionism had been carried out on the Führer’s vision for a European federation in the Third Reich — in many respects, the EU is a rebranded realization of his plans for empire-building.

    The US And NATO Are Establishing MEK Terrorist Bases In Europe:

    https://iranian.com/2018/06/14/mek-bases-europe/

    Has Donald Trump Appointed Madam Maryam Rajavi As Foreign Minister Of Albania?

    https://iranian.com/2018/12/21/maryam-rajavi-foreign-minister-of-albania/

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @annamaria
  169. @Biff

    Peter lives in a country with a much better standard of living for the average white than the US, you cannot take that away from Australians.

    What is puzzling is that both countries started the same way. As penal colonies intended to thin out a European underclass.

    The first white immigrants were poor and ignorant. But somehow Australia has become a cozy and orderly white country. The US is now a backwater with all the money concentrated in two regions on either coast.

    So who is right and who is wrong?

    It is like Americans who go on and on about how Christianity is superior to Islam when the Bible Belt is squalidly poor and Dubai is one of the most modern and sophisticated cities with zero poverty.

  170. I wonder what is ignored or deliberately not mentioned in USA MSM.
    The same, I fear, on this side of the Atlantic, news like this one only finds on internet sites

    https://tpo.nl/2019/01/04/grote-explosie-voor-partijkantoor-afd-mogelijk-aanslag/

    https://tpo.nl/2019/01/03/bonusquote-brusselse-agenten-spreken-over-de-hel-van-molenbeek-tijdens-oud-en-nieuw/

    First link, bomb attack on a German AfD office, AfD is the anti immigration party.

    Second link, anonymous Brussels police telling about the Dec 31st riots in the Brussels Molenbeek quarter. Molenbeek is the notorious quarter where those with migration background live. Police is regularly attacked there.

  171. @Anon

    Hitler of course never wanted mass immigration, he did also not like Islam.
    He was a nationalist.
    Germany in WW II was ‘just’ destroyed materially, what began in 1945 is the cultural destruction of Germany, and, of course, those EU member states that in fact, the governments, want mass immigration.

  172. m___ says:
    @peterAUS

    We must be fringe of the fringe, as you put it elsewhere, in one of your replies. Emotion for emotion’s sake is poor, omnipresent, and the tool of trade of human systemics. Elites and the bottom ninety nine alike, some outliers and obviously by that single condition, non-persons, since success is related to games of numbers, excepted. Elitism of a kind, alias malinois dogs, brains and balls, the dare of taking “God” like responsibility, outplay conventional wrongs for the sake of right. It is not all about pointing fingers, but acting upon uncompleted, speculative outcomes to be.

    Emotions at the tail end of rationality, as yours truly expresses, at the start of the twenty-first century, is in captivating decay and disruption of impossible systemics into a devouring flame, and love the sight of it. Not something a you-and-me-tube channel can sell readily, Hollywood could, minus one, the trick is to marry the sensation of being inside the story, playing boiling frog and taken to the likes of it.

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  173. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Biff

    .Biff says: “You should get with PeterAUS, and you two can have a gayish ‘cut and pasty party’.

    Americans who defile other countries about their socialism are the equivalent to an alcoholic complaining about his cousins drinking problem.

    Americans pay nearly the same amount of taxes as the French – the difference is America is an empire – everything goes in and nothing comes out.”

    Dear “Biff”. BIFF????????? – sounds a little ga-hey to me.

    “Not that there’s anything wrong with that” as they said on Seinfeld 🙂

    Nevermind- Whatever.

    If you had bothered to read any of my other posts instead of occupying your tiny mind with wrongly assuming my own sexual orientation [ and what has that got to do with anything anyway?] , you would be well aware that I have made exactly the same “they’re all socialists” observation regarding the US political atmosphere.

    Right vs left; a scam, an illusion – just 2 sides of the same overtly socialist coin.

    You,Trump,Sanders Etc., Vs “Dictator Syndrome”
    http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/2015/08/do-you-suffer-from-dictator-syndrome.html

    Regards, onebornfree

  174. @Anonnu

    North African babies, North African kif,
    A new population refutes your belief.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  175. @anon

    That’s the biggest single thing holding the Alt-Right back today: all their ‘free’ market-olatry. No large number of people will ever follow a movement that bashes things like universal healthcare or Social Security. And since the Alt-Righters also oppose free-trade and open-borders, they’re never going to attract any donors either! So here they are, sitting on the sidelines while the world burns around them. ‘Oh, if only those pinko-commie-socialists would give up on their desire for social security, we would help them restrict immigration.’ Totally self-defeating.

    I’ll grant that most Alt-Righters are plenty woke on the Holohoax. But have they ever actually examined Hitler’s economic and labor policies? Hint: he was not into ‘laissez-faire’ theory. There’s a reason why his party called itself the Nationalist Socialist German Workers’ Party. And there’s a reason why, within two years of assuming power, Depression-era levels of unemployment were completely eliminated in Germany.

    So why did the Germans choose him over Bolshevism? Simple: he gave them all the benefits of a worker’s state plus reverence for family, Volk, and Fatherland–and a fair amount of religious freedom as well. That’s what the people really want! They don’t want to have to choose between having a job and being permitted to love their nation. They want both!

    But by clinging to “soulless capitalism” (Hitler) and denouncing elderly and sick people on Medicare as ‘takers’, the Alt-Right of today is missing the opportunity of a lifetime:

    https://www.counter-currents.com/2018/12/beyond-the-alt-right-toward-a-new-nationalism/

    But then, there have always been people who would rather be ‘right’ than president.

  176. Amon says:
    @onebornfree

    By your logic the USA has been a socialist state for over a 100 years.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  177. Anonymous[364] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brad's Pit

    Haha, nice.

  178. https://www.bfmtv.com/politique/gilets-jaunes-le-mouvement-est-devenu-le-fait-d-agitateurs-qui-veulent-renverser-le-gouvernement-estime-griveaux-1604451.html

    The French government now understands that the Yellow Vest movement is directed against this government.
    Agitateurs = agitators, renverser = topple.
    Latest poll, 55% of the French want the ‘agitation’ to continue.

  179. Anonymous[364] • Disclaimer says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    ‘Oh, if only those pinko-commie-socialists would give up on their desire for social security, we would help them restrict immigration.’ Totally self-defeating.

    Well, modern “pinkos” don’t want to restrict immigration. Unchecked immigration is destroying social security so it’s difficult to talk to people who want both. Maybe they’re even better left as enemies.

    But I think I understand what you’re trying to say. In Italy, populist Left and populist Right joined forces to fight the globalist trash. Most of the nation put aside their less important differences in order to fight for naked survival (as a nation and a people). This should be replicated.

  180. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Amon

    Amon says: “By your logic the USA has been a socialist state for over a 100 years.”

    You mean since 1919? . No, well before that 🙂

    Regards, onebornfree

  181. annamaria says:
    @m___

    “Almost all pieces on unz.com are still at the level of emotion, picking bones, omission of variables, not low level rational.”

    — Perhaps it is your cognitive abilities that make it difficult for you to appreciate the Unz Review publications as well as Unz review forum; both are counted among the best alternative media sources. You have a great choice of publications on MSM that “not low level rational.” You don’t need to suffer here.

    “Humanity has reached it’s limits.”
    — Speak for yourself.

  182. annamaria says:
    @Anon

    Sowing the Dragon teeth, non-stop: http://thesaker.is/mass-psychosis-and-the-church-of-humanitarian-interventionism/

    While relentlessly demonized, the Serbs were in many ways the greatest victims of the NATO-orchestrated Balkan wars, as hundreds of thousands of Serbs were forcibly expelled from both Croatia and Kosovo while Serbia was turned into a free-fire zone by NATO for over seventy days. Washington took advantage of the conflict to solidify control over its European vassals.

    During the aerial campaign, between ten and fifteen tons of depleted uranium were dropped on Serbia resulting in extremely high rates of cancer. The Independent coyly informed its readers that the forced expulsion of Serbs from Croatia, which they refer to as an “exodus” – is a great mystery – a “riddle.” The only “riddle” is how liberals can denounce genocide and speak ad nauseam about human rights while supporting neo-Nazi regimes, such as the Poroshenko government in Kiev and the Tudjman government in Croatia, which have perpetrated genocidal war crimes in broad daylight. The forced expulsion of Serbs from Croatia was eventually reported by The New York Times, but four years too late. Liberal-backed jihadists in Libya and Syria have likewise carried out one ethnic cleansing after another.

    Caring for war criminals and committing atrocities to satisfy the City/Wall Street financiers:

    Tudjman presided over the forced evacuation of over half a million Serbs from Croatia between 1991 and 1995, replete with rapes and summary executions. This included the 200,000 from Krajina in 1995, whose expulsion was facilitated by attacks from NATO war planes and missiles. Needless to say, U.S. leaders did nothing to stop and much to assist these atrocities, while the U.S. media looked the other way.

    Kosovo was also prized by the Western elites because of its rich deposits of coal, lead, zinc, cadmium, gold, and silver valued in the billions of dollars. The tragic balkanization of Yugoslavia, where brother was pitted against brother, brought about the destruction of a non-aligned country with a nationalized economy thereby bolstering the power of Western finance capital.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
    , @Anon
    , @Cyrano
  183. anonymous[538] • Disclaimer says:
    @Agent76

    What’s so great about this particular version of Die Fahne Hoch is about 48 seconds in: a German soldier is accosted by a brawler; he pushes him away and continues on his business: Nothing personal, pal, not an act of ADL’s all-purpose hate, Just, “We’re don’t have to take it any more and we are not going to take it any more.”

    Why don’t American soldiers and police protect the American people like the German soldiers protected the German people?

  184. peterAUS says:
    @m___

    Well, when you take a long, hard and cold look around, things don’t look good.
    Authors and some commentators already have defined, ad nauseam and minute detail, what is that “not good”. And keep doing it.

    I still haven’t seen a believable comprehensive analysis as to “why” is that.
    Don’t think it’s possible here.

    And, the most important, I haven’t seen, anywhere, even a vision, let alone feasible if only general, plan as to how to make all this good.

    Taking into account confrontation attitudes and nuclear weapons, well, there is only one rational outcome.

    And, yet………who would’ve thought, in mid 80’s, that the Soviet Union would collapse with whimper?

    That emotion you’ve mentioned, the very human nature, is a big unknown, still. Especially in distress.
    More distress, more emotion, more….unpredictability.

    So, yes, I do think that two most likely scenarios I’ll see during my life (getting shorter) is Brasilisation of society and/or M.AD, in that order.
    But, and the big “but”, there is that possibility, that hope, that somehow things would get right.
    Smart man just needs to organize his life accordingly.

    So, here we are……

  185. @Anonymous

    But I think I understand what you’re trying to say. In Italy, populist Left and populist Right joined forces to fight the globalist trash. Most of the nation put aside their less important differences in order to fight for naked survival (as a nation and a people). This should be replicated.

    Yes, that’s more or less what I was trying to say. I wish that would happen here.

  186. peterAUS says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    …within two years of assuming power, Depression-era levels of unemployment were completely eliminated in Germany.

    That’s an interesting point.

    Still, I’ve seen believable and hard criticism of that economy. In essence, it was economy geared for a big war.
    Not something we’d like today I guess. Blame that fellow who said: “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.” in ’45.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  187. @annamaria

    Kosovo was also prized by the Western elites because of its rich deposits of coal, lead, zinc, cadmium, gold, and silver valued in the billions of dollars

    How also ?
    The whole NATO war on Serbia had but one objective: Kosovo as the new Katanga, Kuwait or Brunei; maybe I should mention Panama too.
    Hitler already knew the importance of Kosovo, German U boat batteries were produced there.

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  188. @peterAUS

    Still, I’ve seen believable and hard criticism of that economy. In essence, it was economy geared for a big war.

    Nonsense.
    Of the six million unemployed in 1933 just one million in 1936 worked in war industries.
    Highest German war production was in 1944.
    How unprepared Germany was for war in 1939 and 1940 is quite clear from detailed descriptions of the battles.
    Göring had in 1939 the prototype of a long distance four engined bomber scrapped.

  189. Anonymous[370] • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    I disagree. Modern globalist wars are not fought for minerals, oil or pipelines.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  190. anonymous[538] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Well then.

    Slam dunk.

    You nailed that argument, din’tya.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  191. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Digital Samizdat

    Digital Samizdat says : “…..But have they ever actually examined Hitler’s economic and labor policies? Hint: he was not into ‘laissez-faire’ theory. There’s a reason why his party called itself the Nationalist Socialist German Workers’ Party. And there’s a reason why, within two years of assuming power, Depression-era levels of unemployment were completely eliminated in Germany…….”

    “It astonishes superficial observers to note how quickly and completely the majority of Germans swallowed the blather of Hitler, but there was, of course, nothing really surprising in it. They would have swallowed cannibalism just as fast if it had been advocated under the same conditions. Men in the mass will believe anything that promises to bring in the New Jerusalem, and the more idiotic it is the more eagerly they will embrace it. Nothing that is true ever convinces them. They demand illusion, and on the political plane they get it just as copiously as on the theological plane. It is difficult to imagine anyone having any real hopes for the human race in the face of the fact that the great majority of men still believe that the universe is run by a gaseous vertebrate of astronomical heft and girth, who is nevertheless interested in the minutest details of the private conduct of even the meanest man.” H.L. Mencken

    Regards, onebornfree

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  192. anonymous[538] • Disclaimer says:
    @onebornfree

    . . . but the economic recovery in Germany was not “gaseous.”

    Full employment was not a state of psychological delusion, it was real; men went to work at real jobs and took home real paychecks exchanged for real goods and services at reasonable prices.

    Violence in the streets was really reduced; real threats of the “Bolshevization” of Germany were confronted with comparatively non-violent but forceful counter-measures. There was no cannibalism in NSDAP Germany. Ever.

    Germany became a productive state in real-time, not in the “plane” of “illusion” or even “theology.” In fact, numerous Germans sought to study and reform their theological understandings in order to separate from “cannibalism” — or at least various forms of killing one another — that seemed to occur in religious texts handed over to Western Europe from Semitic tribes.

    Try again, OBF

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  193. Anonymous[370] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    It’s actually obvious.

    The minerals in Kosovo were not out of reach of the globalists before. There was no reason to create carnage and spend billions to reach commodities that were available all along.

    Same thing with Syria. The (((shills))) are talking about pipelines but everyone who’s seen the map knows that the pipeline can go through Iraq to Turkey. No carnage, no ISIS, no billions of dollars burned. Maybe it’s time to look at the map and see another explanation.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  194. Mark Hunter says: • Website

    … “Robespierre’s so-called ‘Reign of Terror’ ”

    So-called and in mocking quotes?

    … “or the ‘purges’ of the Stalin era in the Soviet Union”

    Ditto.

    Call it Max Parry’s so-called “history”.

  195. peterAUS says:
    @Anonymous

    Maybe it’s time to look at the map and see another explanation.

    It’s good to seek all those explanations. I think it’s better to see what exactly happened and what that has to do with issues we face today. When I say “we” I mean that tiny minority which believes that ethnicity/race is the major factor in politics and power play today and will be even more in time to come.

    This is important:
    Serbs tried to solve their problem with hostile ethnicity by force of arms. They were quite successful until the all of the West bombed them into submission.

    Some of us were watching all that in real time with (re)sources from all over the place, including locals. The POWER used against Serbs was simply astonishing.

    Not only military power, but “soft power” as well.

    THAT was the proof of concept, the live fire exercise, of how to impose the will of Globalists on those who aren’t keen on going with the program.

    That was the moment when “we” lost, actually. Nobody was for Serbs then.
    Well…nobody is for “us” now.

    Serbs lost by demographics, numbers and democracy. When they realized that the only way to win was by force of arms “we” bombed them into submission.

    So….hehe….let’s try to do something more than voting or blathering around re open borders and, ultimately, displacement. You think we won’t get “Serb treatment”? And, to add insult to injury, the Hague. You think we won’t get the same treatment in our justice system ?

    And…hehe….I just know what the most of the Right/whatever in West did then. How much support Serbs had at the time.

    What goes around comes around………….

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  196. Anonymous[370] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterAUS

    Yes, in Serbia and Kosovo, the globalists used their military to force a Muslim win over a part of Europe. That’s why Merkel was ordered to create an EU army after Trump questioned the purpose of NATO. The plan was always to enforce white genocide by any means.

  197. onebornfree says: • Website
    @anonymous

    anonymous[538] • Disclaimer says: “Germany became a productive state in real-time, not in the “plane” of “illusion” or even “theology.”

    “A dark-haired man whose bodily features by no means fitted the prototype of the fair-haired Aryan master race, arrogated to himself the gift of discovering the only doctrine adequate to the German mind and of expelling from the ranks of the Germans all those who did not accept this doctrine whatever their bodily characteristics might be. No further proof is needed of the insincerity of the whole doctrine.”

    “Human Action” Chapter III. Economics and the Revolt Against Reason- Ludwig Von Mises

    “Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.” Robert LeFevre.

    “The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.”~ Charles Bukowski

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  198. Mulegino1 says:
    @Anonymous

    You see, Weimar Germany was under a moral imperative to starve to death and to pimp out its women, because of Jewry’s eternal victimhood. Germans were also under such an imperative to kill themselves and to assume the fetal position provided some foreign power attacked.

    Any attempts of the Germans to regain their national sovereignty, restore their national defense and achieve national economic recovery were quite obviously antisemitic ploys to prop up schemes to feed the people, restore a modicum of self-respect and establish a credible national defense. How dare the Germans have done such a thing?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  199. Anon[140] • Disclaimer says:
    @annamaria

    Excellent article and awesome blog, thank you.

    Canadian soldiers remember Medak Pocket, the Serbs burned alive by the anglo-zionist empire and their mercenaries (MPRI, now Engilitycorp).

    MONSTERS, WAR CRIMINALS


    Gun running from the United States to the Kosovo NAZIS:

    Canada supports Nazism in Ukraine:

    ON TARGET: Nazi Connections: Minister Freeland Deflects and Latvia Openly Celebrates

    http://espritdecorps.ca/on-target-4/on-target-nazi-connections-minister-freeland-deflects-and-latvia-openly-celebrates?rq=freeland

    The European Union and the Yellow Vests must REFUSE NAZISM. Kosovo is Serbia.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  200. Anonymous[370] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mulegino1

    Yes. The history is not repeating itself but it certainly rimes.

  201. Cyrano says:
    @annamaria

    I don’t think it was about Tudjman (he was a nobody), nor about Kosovo (nobody cares about them either, it was a phony “humanitarianism”). Strangely enough, it wasn’t about the Serbs either. They were the biggest victims – yes, of the wars of Yugoslavian succession, but it wasn’t about them.

    It was about Russia. While being delusional about “partnership” with the west under Yeltsin, the attack on Yugoslavia (Serbia really), was supposed to frighten the Russians. Yes, I know it’s deranged, but I am not the one that came up with the idea.

    Russia was supposed to be cowed while bullying the Serbs. The idea was that when the Russians saw what happened to Serbia they’re going to think: “We better not antagonize the Americans, because look how powerful they are, they can crush us too”. How brilliant is that? What can I say.

    Thank God it happened. I am sorry for the suffering of the Serbian brothers, but if the degenerates left the way the things were, say 4-5 more years of Yeltsin’s rule – Russia could well have been finished. But they couldn’t help themselves, they had to prove to the Russians how “tough” they are. As it was, the Russians realized that it’s time for Yeltsin to go, and that all that nonsense about “partnership” with the west is over. The attack on Serbia saved Russia, because it helped them dispel their illusions about whom they are really dealing in the west.

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @annamaria
  202. @notanon

    the media (who lie about everything).

    Oh, I think you are a bit harsh there…

    exhibit A:
    They claim that Kanye West is a knob end…

    I simply can’t argue with that..
    As for the rest of it? yeah, I think you are correct.

  203. @Anon

    Unless you describe what you mean by Nazism slogans like this accomplish nothing.

  204. @onebornfree

    Not sure what is discussed here, but how Schacht resurrected Germany economically, there is nothing mysterious about it.
    It was just the unique situation of a very competent economist being in the position of doing anything he saw as useful.
    He succeeded.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
    , @Amon
  205. onebornfree says: • Website
    @jilles dykstra

    jilles dykstra says: “Not sure what is discussed here, but how Schacht resurrected Germany economically, there is nothing mysterious about it.
    It was just the unique situation of a very competent economist being in the position of doing anything he saw as useful.
    He succeeded.”

    And so more of the same in the world is what is needed now right? .

    Some new alleged “economic genius” who knows how to run everyone else’s lives and businesses, and who knows where everyone should work, at what type of job, how much they should be paid, where they should live,what they should wear, what they are allowed to eat, who they can and cannot associate with, who they can buy/sell to etc. etc. etc. is what “we” all need, right ?

    Well all I can say to you is: “stupid is as stupid does”.

    And you my friend, are pretty frickin’ stupid and gullible if you believe the superficial, “lipstick on a pig” clap-trap about the wonders of the war economy of Hitler before and during WW2.

    But I’ll give you this, you are not lacking in equally moronic company here, and in the world in general.

    So you’re in “good” company regarding your complete ignorance of basic, fundamental, unchangeable laws of both human action and economics, so I am not really surprised by your foolish comment.

    The Good News!

    The “good” news for yourself and all other “top down centrally planned economies work” retards both here and elsewhere, is that despite the overwhelming evidence both in recent history [e.g Venezuela, N. Korea], and further back in time [eg USSR, China, Germany], that more than amply demonstrates the utter failure and cost in human lives that inevitably result from all top down, centrally planned economies [ no matter what they are called], that that overwhelming evidence will be studiously ignored by both the ignorant hoi polloi who suffer under these systems yet do not fully realize it [and still vote for it], and by the scumbags who always scheme to rule over them all.

    I guess I can say that you yourself and the naive everywhere deserve what you’ll all unfailingly vote for and inevitably get – that is – far less economic and social freedom, which means: increased poverty and a generally lower standard of living, while at the same time you will all be continually brainwashed by your overlords into believing that you are all actually far better off 🙂 . You gotta love it!

    So, you want it, you get it, and truth be told, even if you don’t want it, you are gonna get it.

    And all I’ll probably get out of it all is a good laugh 🙂

    Regards, onebornfree

  206. annamaria says:
    @Cyrano

    “…the attack on Yugoslavia (Serbia really), was supposed to frighten the Russians. Yes, I know it’s deranged, but I am not the one that came up with the idea.”
    — This does not sound deranged at all. The destruction of Yugoslavia was the same gangster mentality in action, which gave the world the destruction of the Middle East and Ukraine.

  207. @onebornfree

    No idea what you’re trying to say
    Anyhow, Germans were quite happy in 1938:
    Kai S. Schreyber (Hrsg.), ´Warum wir ADOLF HITLER wählten, Jungwähler von 1933/38 berichten’, 2001 Kiel

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  208. @onebornfree

    @ 6 min: “An ideology is a conceptual framework to deal with reality . . . I found a flaw . . .in the model that I perceived to be a critical structure . . .” and I do not understand what happened.

    Because of that “flaw” in Alan Greenspan’s “conceptual framework,” the entire financial system crashed.

    NB Jews were prominent among those who made fortunes on the hyperinflation of Weimar; when Hitler and Hjalmar Schacht closed that door to exploiting the German people, and righted their economy in real time, and NOT by creating a ‘war economy,’ Jews like Louis Brandeis in league with other British and American financiers retaliated and destroyed a successful effort to create a sound economy good for the people.

    That you have to lie about the facts, BornFree, destroys your argument.

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  209. annamaria says:

    The unintelligent Intelligent Community was caught with their pants down: https://www.rt.com/news/448103-integrity-initiative-new-documents/

    The Integrity Initiative, a UK-funded group exposed in leaked files as psyop network, played a key role in monitoring and molding media narratives after the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, newly-dumped documents reveal.

    Created by the NATO-affiliated, UK-funded Institute for Statecraft in 2015, the Integrity Initiative was unmasked in November after hackers released documents detailing a web of politicians, journalists, military personnel, scientists and academics involved in purportedly fighting “Russian disinformation.” …

    It was already known that Pablo Miller, the MI6 handler of Sergej Skripal, attended #IntegrityInitiative meetings. There is now more material to draw a connection. It is indeed possible that IfS/II initiated the [Skripals] affair.

  210. Amon says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Don’t waste your time on onebornfree, from his writing it is clear that he is an objectivist/libertarian. And they are the enemies of all humans and nations for they despise anything that keeps them from praying on others without restrictions.

    In their eyes, nations and governments are a problem that must be abolished and as such they wirk to undo the very cultures they benefit from.

    Yes, to be a libertarian/objectivist is to worship the jewish concepts of economics and morality that allows jews to steal, lie, cheat and destroy nations without feeling a shred of guilt.

    To them, the only value a fellow human has is the material wealth they can extract from them.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  211. onebornfree says: • Website
    @Amon

    Amon says:

    “Don’t waste your time on onebornfree, from his writing it is clear that he is an objectivist/libertarian. And they are the enemies of all humans and nations for they despise anything that keeps them from praying on others without restrictions. “

    Paraphrased : “Government very good, onebornfree very evil . Trust the government, it will protect us all from evil persons like onebornfree” .

    Ho, ho ho! 🙂 Love the clown comedy. Keep it coming!

    Regards, onebornfree

  212. onebornfree says: • Website
    @jilles dykstra

    jilles dykstra says: “Anyhow, Germans were quite happy in 1938:”

    Yup, I’ll bet they were ! “Happy happy happy!” 🙂

    This just in – they were “very happy” either because :

    1] they were bunch of morons, or…

    2] because they had no choice other than to appear to be happy, or to be “disappeared.”

    Probably a combination of the two, those scared into silent compliance who pretended to be happy, plus the naturally happy, moron sector of the society.

    “Not that there’s anything wrong with that”

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  213. @onebornfree

    The book is based on interviews held in the eighties with still living Germans who voted for Hitler in the thirties.
    But of course, you know better than they themselves how they then felt.
    Why is it so difficult to understand that reducing unemployment from six to one million on a population of some 44 million, ending street fights, and resurrecting Germany, made people happy ?
    Because all your life you have been brainwashed by quite other ideas, ideas you accepted despite knowing nothing about Germany since 1918 ?

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  214. https://www.bfmtv.com/politique/gilets-jaunes-macron-denonce-une-extreme-violence-venue-attaquer-la-republique-1605110.html
    Macron stating that the republic is attacked.
    He’s unable to understand that the French want their republic back.
    Never before in my life saw a revolution, insurrection, whatever, unfolding day by day.

    But, also never before lived in a world with so much stupidity, that is, unless before I did not notice the stupidity.
    Let me add that I never took the cold war seriously, forgot what USA magazine I was subscribed to at the time, with the USA USSR overkill statistics.

    Citizens of the EU member states have been ignored at least since the 2005 EU ‘constitution’, I expected violence since many years already.

  215. annamaria says:
    @Cyrano

    The FBI has arrested a citizen of Russian Federation in Saipan for an attempt to “transfer military-grade equipment, such as night-vision rifle scopes and ammunition primers, to Russia between April and November 2013.” https://www.rt.com/news/448135-russian-citizens-arrests-us/

    What kind of idiots would punish someone for an attempt to transfer some “equipment,” thus inviting peoples’ attention to the innumerable cases of arms-trafficking involving the lawless US/EU governments and private war-profiteers? For example: https://armenianweekly.com/2017/07/11/the-u-s-and-europe-must-investigate-azerbaijani-shipments-of-weapons-to-terrorists/

    A stunning investigation by Bulgarian reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva revealed that Azerbaijan’s state-run Silk Way Airlines has shipped under diplomatic cover 350 planeloads of heavy weapons and ammunition to terrorist groups around the world in the last three years.

    Silk Way Airlines offered diplomatic flights to private companies and arms manufacturers from the US, the Balkans, and Israel, as well as to the militaries of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and the military forces of Germany and Denmark in Afghanistan and of Sweden in Iraq. Diplomatic flights are exempt of checks, air bills, and taxes, meaning that Silk Way airplanes freely transported hundreds of tons of weapons to different locations around the world without regulation.

    More about the character of the US brass: http://www.voltairenet.org/article197144.html

    Over the last seven years, several billion dollars’ worth of armament has been illegally introduced into Syria … Numerous documents attest to the fact that the traffic was organised by General David Petraeus, first of all in public, via the CIA, of which he was the director, then privately, via the financial company KKR with the aid of certain senior civil servants.

  216. onebornfree says: • Website
    @jilles dykstra

    Jah! Sieg Heil comrade! 🙂

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @byrresheim
  217. tac says:

    Some good footage of Act VIII (in France):

  218. tac says:

    An organic French movement ‘Gilets Jaunes’ spawned by the people, of the people and for the people.

    Why Do They Fear the Yellow Vest Movement? with Roman Light

    French site (that is considered as ‘conspiracy theorists’ website):

    http://www.panamza.com/

    the news against the lies of state, the disinformation of the journalism, the smears of the anti-propagandists (truth-tellers), the hypocrisy of the false rebels and the violence of the SJW scum, engage before it is too late: support the investigative journalism of Panamza !

    http://www.panamza.com/300818-force-de-frappe/

    yellow vests in London:

    [MORE]

  219. tac says:

    [You have been repeatedly warned about cluttering up comment-threads with your endless, mostly vacuous Tweets. This is not a Tweet forum, and you would probably be happier elsewhere. Perhaps summarily trashing all your comments is the only way to dissuade you from your bad behavior.]

    Police use of excessive force on the Yellow Vests:

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @tac
  220. tac says:

    French Police pushing over a person walking with a cane:

  221. tac says:
    @tac

    [You have been repeatedly warned about cluttering up comment-threads with your endless, mostly vacuous Tweets. This is not a Tweet forum, and you would probably be happier elsewhere. Perhaps summarily trashing all your comments is the only way to dissuade you from your bad behavior.]

    To the moderator:

    I was almost done, but then I read your reply. I see you are against free speech.

    What may be vacuous to you may no be so to others here. These are events that have taken place and are on ON TOPIC! Why is it that this forum has issues with tweets, where it does not have any similar reservations against other methods? Where is it written anywhere on this forum not to use Twitter to post?

    Anyway, hope this gets posted and have a good day moderator.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  222. Biff says:
    @onebornfree

    [e.g Venezuela, N. Korea],

    Lumping those two very different countries together is a sign of pure ignorance.

  223. @redmudhooch

    Privatization is theft, privatization today is strictly about prioritizing money away from the commons and general welfare and giving it to the inbred 1% rent-seeking parasites …

    Well said, sir.

  224. @onebornfree

    Dykstra is right. Your reaction shows that you know you are wrong.

    Either you acknowledge people’s motivations, erroneous though they may seem to you, or you just keep on repeating the propaganda you have been fed.

    Once you care for what people actually thought, the inconsistencies of the official version become blatantly obvious.

    Know what?

    That doesn’t even make the National Socialists look better one iot.

    It just makes their enemies look worse. A lot worse.

    That’s why it’s taboo.

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  225. @The Alarmist

    Many quotes are misattributed, but that one has to be the queen of them all.

  226. @SolontoCroesus

    Göbbels at the time of the hyperinflation worked for a bank, his first job.
    If this was a jewish bank, the biography does not mention it.
    Anyhow, he was aghast and furious that people existed who got rich profiting from the German misery.

  227. @obwandiyag

    They don’t want their native population and historic and beautiful ethnoculture replaced by criminal savages from the failed Third World.

    Get it through your leftist head: most normal Whites do not want to live with “diversity”. White nations are better off (for their indigenous White residents) WITHOUT diversity. France is already suffering from criminal nonwhites. Most crime in Europe is committed by race-aliens. And the Arab and African populations are exploding completely economically and ecologically unsustainably, with endless boatloads headed towards Europe (which will bring total civilizational ruin to WHITE Europe and what’s left of WHITE America).

    But filthy Macron, like Traitor Merkel, insists on importing these unwanted savages – a policy of auto-genocide. White patriots everywhere are awakening, and saying, here, “Non!”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @jilles dykstra
  228. Sparkon says:
    @tac

    Tweets are ugly in the standard format of this forum, or anywhere beyond a phone. They take up a lot of space, and are as out of place and unwelcome here as the proverbial you-know-what in the punchbowl.

    If the content of the tweet is so important or valuable, please transcribe it into standard English, use the blockquote tag, and spare us the rest.

    You can tweet on your twitter to your heart’s content, just like all the other tweeting twits.

    Meanwhile, this is Ron’s house, and we are his guests. It is extremely discourteous and dishonorable to ignore and defy our host’s simple request.

    • Agree: Zumbuddi
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @tac
    , @tac
  229. onebornfree says: • Website
    @byrresheim

    “If one understands that Socialism is not a ‘share the wealth’ program but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super rich men promoting Socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately Socialism, is not a movement of the down-trodden masses but of the economic elite.”

    From “None Dare Call It Conspiracy” -Gary Allen

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @onebornfree
  230. onebornfree says: • Website
    @onebornfree

    onebornfree said : “If one understands that Socialism is not a ‘share the wealth’ program but is in reality a method to consolidate and control the wealth, then the seeming paradox of super rich men promoting Socialism becomes no paradox at all. Instead it becomes logical, even the perfect tool of power-seeking megalomaniacs. Communism, or more accurately Socialism, is not a movement of the down-trodden masses but of the economic elite.”

    Pour example [ ‘scuse my French 🙂 ]:

    “Rich kid of Communism: Fidel Castro’s model grandson flashes his wealth and love of the high life on Instagram as he travels the world”:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6558991/Rich-kids-COMMUNISM-Fidel-Castros-model-grandson-flashes-wealth-European-vacations.html

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  231. @onebornfree

    Canada and Australia are slightly more regulated and higher taxed than the US and the people have a higher standard of living.

    A Centralized economy does not work. True enough.

    But I could list various non-socialist countries where the cut-throat capitalism makes Wall Street pale by comparison-India, Philippines etc.

    These countries are also horrendously poor.

  232. Anonymous[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Leon Haller

    Well said.

  233. Anonymous[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sparkon

    Tac’s tweets are relevant and we all have to scroll over onebornfree’s contributions – honourable, or not.

  234. annamaria says:

    Unraveling: “The Steele Dossier Was Planned As Hillary’s Insurance Policy” by Larry O’Connor https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-05/steele-dossier-was-planned-hillarys-insurance-policy

    Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent who worked for Fusion GPS and was hired with Clinton campaign cash to create his now-infamous Russian “dossier,” told a British court that he was not hired to thwart Mr. Trump’s chances to win but to undermine the legitimacy of his presidency should he win.

    “Fusion’s immediate client was law firm Perkins Coie. It engaged Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election,” Mr. Steele wrote in an answer to legal interrogatories.

    “Based on that advice, parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.”

    Splendid!
    Considering that Schumer and Schiff are at the helm of the Dems, nothing will happen to the violators of the US Constitution and colluders with a foreign power, which have attempted to undermine the democratic process in the US.

  235. annamaria says:

    The thoroughly zionized US Senat has the Jewish State on its collective mind – and zero concern for the American citizens and American interests: https://www.rt.com/usa/448190-us-senate-israel-boycott-law/

    …the first piece of legislation to be rolled out by the 2019 GOP-controlled Senate will give the US government the authority to cut ties with companies that choose to boycott Israel. …

    The boycott-banning legislation has apparently taken precedence over the ongoing government shutdown – already the third-longest on record, shuttering nine departments and leaving hundreds of thousands of government workers without paychecks.

    The senators pretend that they have never ever heard about the First Amendment of the US Consitution. Traitors.

  236. @redmudhooch

    Communism is socialism. The state owns everything. But the communists own or run everything. It’s just a different form of capitalists that profits. Early communists were 70% Jewish in the USSR. Funny how the capitalists of the USA,UK, Canada, France and even Germany all secretly smuggled Lenin and Trotsky to St Petersburg during WWI for the Bolshevik revolution. What are the odds the Jewish bankers formulated and assisted in smuggling Lenin and Trotsky to Russia and even enlisted the govts of the above said countries?

  237. Mark T says:

    Good article. One small point. Scotland did not vote overwhelmingly to remain in the EU, Scotland voted overwhelmingly for the whole of the UK to remain in the EU. Like most small countries in Europe, the parliament in Scotland is basically a lobby group trying to extract subsidies from Westminster and Brussels.

  238. tac says:
    @Sparkon

    I do really want to be polite and follow the rules as Ron has outlined …. however, there is NOTHING that I can see set forth by Ron that seems to discourage Tweets …. anyway they are relevant (if you click the blue tweet bird, a new window will open to display the contents without interfering with what you already have) in that I try to post videos that are short (under a minute in most cases) that are relevant to what is happening.

    Please reply with some advice if I am mistaken, I wish not to be a thorn in anyone’s back, but these short videos are not available in other formats–in most cases …. so what to do then? That is my only intention …. to inform.

    Please forgive me if I may seem combative at times, but that is simply my misunderstanding of what the general good practices are …. am still waiting for ANYONE to point me to an rule set out by Ron Unz which states Tweets should be kept to a minimum or not posted altogether …. can ANYONE point me to such a guideline?

    Please, feel free to reply and post any of your frustration in the interim …. I’ll do what I can to disuade your fear of this modern format to the extent possible …. again, please provide sincere feedback and we can discuss what can be done for most of us so that most of us have a concencus.

    I do realize that some of you may be ordinarily used to is quite uncomfortable to some here, but so be it! Life does not pander to one’s wishes as to what one’s vision is of the world. TOUGH! Sorry to break it to you.

    Nonetheless, please provide feedback and I shall consider your concerns…..sincerely!

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  239. tac says:
    @Sparkon

    @Zumbuddi:

    I must be frank and say that I am very disappointment with your agreement with Sparkon. You are very much entitled to you say your true thoughts–which I wholeheartedly respect.

    If that is your POV then please refrain from asking anymore info/material from me. Being disappointed is noting new to me, but it is certainly being enjoyed by a certain few.

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  240. As I stated before, day by day one sees, that is, I see, the conflict in France escalating.
    https://www.bfmtv.com/police-justice/gilets-jaunes-face-aux-violences-le-gouvernement-veut-durcir-le-ton-1605657.html
    Durcir le ton = tougher words, the forces de l’ordre, police etc, have the monopoly on force, on violence, whatever translation one likes.

    Not just some advisors left Macron, some seven of his cabinet ministers openly state that ‘le grand debat national’, the big, or great, national debate, will not solve anyhting.
    What will be debated, nobody seems to have a clue, and already now half the French expect that the government will do nothing with possible results of this debate.
    And so, in my opinion, France is moving towards insurrection.

    Pétain in 1945 saved France by stepping down.
    Macron still has the opportunity to enter history as the man who also saved France, I do not expect him to use the opportunity while it still exists.

    • Replies: @Robjil
  241. @Leon Haller

    Crime in my opinion is not the issue.
    The issue is if these immigrants can be assimilated, I’m beginning to think they cannot.
    Even, they refuse assimilation.

  242. Robjil says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Goethe’s novel “The sorrows of Young Werther”, published in 1774, was a very popular novel for many young people all over Europe of that time. Many young men in Europe copied the young Werther of this novel by wearing blue frock coats and yellow vests. Some committed suicide like Werther did in the novel. It is very ironic that the meme of the yellow vests comes again in history. This time for a more serious theme.

    Some articles about the young Werther cult.

    http://www.solarlottery.com/eng204/lect3.html

    http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/trends/columns/cityside/n_10105/

    https://www.thelocal.de/20180216/the-werther-effect-the-consequences-of-suicide-stories-in-the-media

    The American Revolution happened only two years after this popular yellow vest cult of young Werther. The French Revolution happened fifteen years later. I think this time the French can’t wait so long. A few months might be all it takes to get a new government in France.

  243. Sparkon says:
    @tac

    however, there is NOTHING that I can see set forth by Ron that seems to discourage Tweets

    The moderator’s exact words to you were:

    This is not a Tweet forum.

    Nothing?

  244. Zumbuddi says:
    @tac

    It’s nothing personal, tac; don’t go all snowflakey.
    On Unz Forum, let’s maintain that Trigger is a horse.

    IMO Tweets are stupid, concocted by our masters to further dumb us down. I won’t play, their game.

    Cheers.

    BTW, Robjil — brilliant your mention of Young Werther. Thanks.

    • Replies: @tac
  245. annamaria says:

    Treason from within. Russia-gate: https://consortiumnews.com/2019/01/07/a-look-back-at-clappers-jan-2017-assessment-on-russia-gate/

    …the Defense Intelligence Agency opinion should have been included [in the Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA.)]

    But it was not because…

    Just one year before Clapper decided to do the rump “Intelligence Community Assessment,” DIA had formally blessed the following heterodox idea in its “December 2015 National Security Strategy”:

    “The Kremlin is convinced the United States is laying the groundwork for regime change in Russia, a conviction further reinforced by the events in Ukraine. Moscow views the United States as the critical driver behind the crisis in Ukraine and believes that the overthrow of former Ukrainian President Yanukovych is the latest move in a long-established pattern of U.S.-orchestrated regime change efforts.”

    Any further questions as to why the Defense Intelligence Agency was kept away from the ICA drafting table?

  246. https://www.bfmtv.com/economie/le-credit-mutuel-lance-une-enquete-sur-la-legalite-de-la-cagnotte-du-boxeur-1606438.html
    Crowd funding for a man who resisted a policeman during a Yellow Vest demonstration stopped by the bank and the French organisation that organises crowd funding.
    This in a country where the government says the demonstrators threaten the republic and the democracy.
    The last time, as far as I know, a government ordered to fire on its own citizens was in tsarist times.
    Will it happen again in 2019 France ?

    • Replies: @annamaria
  247. annamaria says:
    @jilles dykstra

    The assault has been in order already.
    Sampling: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-07/france-free-fall

    Benjamin Griveaux, the government spokesman sent a tweet saying that the “yellow vests” were “coward[s], racist[s], anti-Semitic”, and of the type that stages coups. Earlier, he had said that whatever happens, Macron would not “change course”.

    Losing face — and honor — for globalists:

    Macron promised to open a “national debate” and announced the need to review the rules for immigration. However, at the time Macron was speaking, one of his emissaries was in Morocco on behalf of France to sign the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which defines immigration as “beneficial” for the host countries. …

    A group of retired generals published an open letter, saying that signing the Global Compact was a further step towards “the abandonment of national sovereignty” and noted that “80% of the French population think that immigration must be halted or regulated drastically”. “In deciding alone to sign this pact,” the generals wrote, “… You are guilty of a denial of democracy, even treason, with respect the nation”.

    The Minister of Defense, Florence Parly, said that the generals’ letter was “inadmissible and unworthy”, but did not dispute the arguments it set forth. Again, Macron said nothing.

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  248. @annamaria

    https://www.bfmtv.com/societe/grand-debat-et-commission-nationale-du-debat-public-mode-d-emploi-1607468.html
    Macron indeed is not changing course.

    The subjects mentioned for the great national debate, to be held in any municipality, now have been named.
    Immigration is not a separate subject any more, has become part of ‘citizenship’.
    Climate debate is limited to how can anyone afford energy transition.

    What of course is missing completely is ‘how are we getting back our country, by having a French government in Paris interested in common French ?’.

    France is a special country, intellectuals are in esteem, French do read intellectual analyses.
    The 2005 referendum on the EU ‘constitution’ resulted in a ‘no’ because a professor, high school I think, made an excellent website on the consequences of accepting this ‘constitution’.
    Parts of it were translated in other languages.

    I for one cannot imagine that the French will allow Macron to fool them by a discussion on side issues.
    The lady selected for organising and/or leading the discussion has resigned already.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  249. tac says:
    @Zumbuddi

    @Zumbaddi:

    I will post this here and on another thread so that you have a better chance to read this.

    I’ve already mentioned that I am a very busy person, and, as such do not possess the time to scour the articles and comments on a full-time basis here. However, what I lack in time I try to post with quality researched material as a result of the very time allotted to me to make such material. Yet whatever time I have, I DO try and make a difference.

    Via a maxim, brother Chuck proclaims: “Trust no one”–the very pinnacle of what I’ve found to be wise in my own journey! So, hence, I hold this to be a guiding principle in my own research in many subjects (ones that conventional thinking would now at the very least procure as a result of revisiting past notions) in any pursuit of research. Nonetheless, time constraints undoubtedly produce material of varying degree in its very outcome–do keep in mind these constraints along with the fact that no one funds me, nor do I seek material compensation, not even from Ron Unz; no, I do this pro-bono, in effect, but not for the reasons most would think. Indeed, when I–or any of you should take just a moment of your time simply to gaze at familiar faces of your own progeny (children, grand-children, or any other related young ones) can you not but feel utter anguish at their fate as you’d hand off to them would eventually materialize into???

    [MORE]

    I confess at my unmitigated shame, disconcert and uncompromising determination to make a difference when contemplating such thoughts. When your own descendants have their fortunes borrowed (stolen usurped) away without their consent and indebted to the point where they will remain perpetual slaves in repayment thereof while carelessly wasting these debt ‘printed $$$ out of nothing’–in essence enslaving/raping your own descendants and then forcing them into servitude–all the while killing and maiming innocent peoples in the ME–ALL in the very interest of a foreign entity that has on compunction in using its host, merely as a condom, for mere pleasure, to gain a climax, all the while discarding this host at the very instant it is done climaxing.

    Now, simply to sift through Twitter posts–due in most part to its volume of sheer posts–this becomes a very time consuming task–just to find a few useful pieces of information. Having said that…then battling trolls who are always ready and willing to discredit ANY info not deemed favorable to their propaganda dictates–no matter the veracity thereof, then having contentions with ‘moderators’ who simply–without a cursory glance at material presented–deem one’s post as simply ‘vacuous’, or some other related categorization, after all of this…. the last straw is to be presented with some commentator–who while in the comfort of his/her own chair–suddenly decides to reply with self-righteous, outraged diatribe simply because he/she seems to all of a sudden posses some virtuous epiphany only to be righteously delivered onto an unaware, simple rube. Ohhh the discomfort to this being!!!

    Well, ohhh righteous what would you possible say: ‘Screw YOUR time and effort…no thanks to you…what bothers ME MOST IS this TWITTER…it is stupid…for the tards, the simpletons, and a complete WASTE OF MY TIME”!!! Screw you TAC!’

    Wow, … thanks commentator. How about this for ya…EVER herd if ahhh scrollll barrrr??? INGENGIOUS! Do make a use of it…and if dat don’t vork, try IGNORE function (x)–>(y) … guud far yu then? solve problem, no?

    All the while French working class seem to come out–sacrificing a weekend day out of the week where they simply work for their measly ends– somehow manage to meet…. nonetheless ongoing for eight straight weeks (including the most ‘sacred’ holidays) ….how many straights days/weeks have any of you sacrificed for your ’cause’???

    Off little note here, I’ve posted this (on this very site) from a French news website, the complete ‘Desperate’ situation the Macron regime is in. They have distributed (to some attachments of the French gendarmerie, a weapon that could potentially incapacitate a football of a crowd at a time). This appeared almost a week before any UK media got a hold of it and published this.

    Why is this, one may ask….why a gov’t would distribute a weapon of last resorts to is most trusted Police, it these demostrations were simply about the simple grievances attributed to the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests)? There is a hell of A LOT that many of you are missing (which could be useful in America–should y’all decide to START)

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  250. annamaria says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Thank you.

    Ramin Mazaheri’s take on the current situation in France: http://thesaker.is/is-this-a-yellow-vest-spring-a-eurozone-spring-or-just-holiday-related-stress-relief/

    The Yellow Vests can’t die, because they have nowhere else to go … nobody has listened to the will of the French People in years…

    … Macron’s party was created and elected to destroy the two mainstream parties. It did. But Macron’s party is still an undeniable failure in the eyes of the French people – this is mainly because it was always fabrication of the 1% and not a genuine “populist” movement.

    … his main offer, 100 euros more to the monthly minimum wage, implicitly implied that he incorrectly views the Yellow Vests as merely the poorest of the poor – he [Macron] doesn’t get it that 75% of France supports the movement because the Yellow Vests are middle class too. Austerity has accumulated to the point where a middle-class person in France has zero stability…

  251. Batan Kat says:

    We need socialism by owning commonly all income generating activities and resources inorder to have economic equality for all thus to create a justice to society

  252. Zumbuddi says:
    @tac

    LESS is MORE than enough.

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