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The travails of French President Emmanuel Macron reflect the contradictions of the system he represents: namely late-stage managerial, social-democratic and globalist capitalism. In a consumer democracy, everyone is entitled to infinity stuff. That is how it works.

I am not sure if you recall, but we fought World War II based on the simple proposition that every featherless biped is equal. The fellows who died on the beaches of Normandy or in the Résistance may not have thought of it exactly this way, but that’s what we’ve retroactively decided that war was about. If all featherless bipeds are equal, it follows that public policy is dedicated to the individual comfort and desires of every featherless biped and, therefore, every featherless biped is entitled to a middle-class income enabling them to own a nice little house in the suburbs, a car (necessary given said suburban dwelling), and all the familial amenities. I may think this is unadulterated Satanism, as Gandhi pointed out, but that’s the system we have.

Macron, like other social-democratic leaders, has to deliver on these promises. The trouble with human desire is that it is bottomless. The more you have the more you want. (Conversely, human beings can gradually adjust to just about any hardship if they are convinced that it is necessary.) Consumer capitalism is a system in which individual citizens, business leaders, and indeed “thought-leaders” are all committed to belly-chasing, to endlessly refilling the proverbial jar of the Danaids as the highest end, an end-in-itself.

Besides, Macron is committed to a Eurocratic, globalist, and technologically-progressive economic system which – even if it increases economic efficiency overall – will necessarily destroy the jobs or depress the wages of increasingly-obsolete (yes, already) indigenous French peripherals. Macron has partially surrendered to the gilets-jaunes’ demands, inter alia delaying a small gas tax rise and increasing the minimum wage, even though this means increasing France’s budget deficit. More deficits means more weakness and less trust relative to Germany, necessary to turning the ailing and sclerotic European Union into something semi-coherent.

Alternatively, Macron can raise taxes – the gilets-jaunes condemn Macron for eliminating a wealth tax on stocks – but France has probably reached the limit in that area: more taxes and even more of the country’s brains and business will bleed out elsewhere, meaning the end of the former Rothschild banker’s dream of turning the former Grande Nation into a “start-up nation” (the English expression is used directly in French, reflecting a total intellectual surrender to the globalist model). Of course, a city-state could be a networked, cognitive-elitist node for innovation and/or tax-avoidance in the global system (e.g. Singapore), but certainly not an actual (if decomposing) nation with some 45 million indigenous French citizens.

I was quite sympathetic to Macron’s recent appeal to the notion of civic virtue:

The troubles that our society is experiencing are also sometimes due and related to the fact that too many of our fellow citizens believe that they can earn without effort . . . We have too often forgotten that besides the rights of each person in the Republic, and our Republic has nothing to blush from in this respect, I can tell you, there are duties. And if there is not this engagement, this effort, the fact that every citizen by his work, by commitment to work, adds his stone to the edifice, our country will never be able to fully recover its strength, its cohesion.

Bravo! The trouble is this kind of appeal to duty can only fall on deaf ears. Fifty years since the events of May ’68, the only thing the typical Western ‘citizen’ can understand is “me, me, me.”

A revolution in the name of “purchasing power” is a disgusting notion (as Dieudonné pointed out some years ago in a legendary sketch on the Pygmies). However, he supports the gilets-jaunes. And we support the gilets-jaunes as a symptom of the democratic and capitalist system’s contradictions. That which is falling must be pushed, let the future come more quickly!

The gilets-jaunes are a heterogeneous bunch. In my region, they’ve been occupying roundabouts, putting up signs with various slogans, and are petitioning for one or two flagship causes. They are overwhelmingly white, generally middle-aged or older, and seem to be primarily unemployed or retired (hence the free time). Interestingly, the society seems to support them (or pretends to). You stop at the roundabout to talk to them for a bit and you are expected to show your support by honking or waving your own yellow vest. One already sees the brittle but potentially overwhelming power of social conformism when a (fairly low) critical mass of ostentatious social signaling is reached. (Reminds you of 1920s armbands . . .)

In other places, e.g. Paris but not only, the gilets-jaunes are associated with violence, but this doesn’t seem to have dented their popularity, perhaps because people associate gilets-jaunes with the actual nice people they meet during their commute to work, rather than the shocking images on social and official media. People liberating themselves from the neuroses of the TV/newspaper clique? Hallelujah!

The gilets-jaunes are a pure democratic, populist, and anti-establishment movement, similar to the Movimento Cinque Stelle in Italy. Both are essentially the product of social media and alternative Internet media. That has been very interesting to see. I was wondering when the Internet would finally manifest itself politically in France, here we are.

The M5S are also quite the mess and have a similarly-vague program of more gibs, direct democracy (referenda, tansparency, civic engagement), and blaming various problems on real or imagined injustice. Hence, M5S Economy Minister, Luigi Di Maio recently accused France’s ties with francophone Africa (notably the CFA franc) of impoverishing Africa and thus causing immigration to Europe. As I’ve argued, someone will have to be scapegoated for the perennial failures of the Convergence Hoax.

Demotism and populism are the products of the pretensions of a democratic system. They are not particularly good in themselves, but may enable a system to change. That is what M5S, rather miraculously, has enabled in Italy, allowing the rise of a nationalist-populist coalition government, where Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has already been able to do a lot of good work. The civic engagement – government by the volunteers, the people who show up – and political renewal enabled by demotic populist movements are very positive developments on the whole.

The gilets-jaunes have a similar potential. Their most ideological demand is for direct democracy. I have encountered gilets-jaunes trying to get into a town hall so as to petition the mayor to support the Civic Initiative Referendum (similar to what exists in California or Swizterland). This is inspired by the doctrines of the mild-mannered high school teacher and blogger Étienne Chouard, who has worked to institute a new French Constitution founded by directly-democratic constitutional conventions. Following Tocqueville and the Ancients, I am skeptical that this will really solve our problems. Nonetheless, Chouard is interesting in demanding, as the gilets-jaunes have done, that civil society avoids any mediation by System representatives such as the trade unions and the media. Instead, he urges, Frenchmen should discuss their future directly with one another, with people of both the (far-)Left and the (far-)Right, without the constraints imposed by the politico-media’s systems parasitic thought-policemen. In the same vein, Chouard praises Alain Soral as a “objectively a resister.”

Direct democracy would in all likelihood make any coherent organization of the European space even more difficult. Macron is a decidedly voluntaristic young leader who wants to make the system work, who wants to push it further. Hence, since his election he has made considerable efforts to get Germany to sign up to a deeper integration of the European Union.

After a year and a half of lobbying, Macron and Merkel have produced the Treaty of Aachen – signed with great pomp and symbolism in Charlemagne’s former capital – a veritable nothing sandwich prescribing more Franco-German “cooperation” (research, parliamentary meetings, cross-border administration and projects between regions on the Rhine . . .). This treaty in this sense is a worthy successor to the Élysée Treaty signed between Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer 56 years ago, an empty statement of friendship prescribing not much more than regular meetings. The Aachen Treaty’s nullity did not prevent the usual motley crew of French “patriots” from reacting hysterically – from Marine Le Pen herself to the conspiracy-theorist François Asselineau (who argues that the EU is effectively a Nazi plot) – implausibly claiming that the text will sell out Alsace to the Germans or abolish France’s seat at the United Nations Security Council (sharing it with Germany).

All this shows the limits both of official Europeanism and short-sighted demotic populism. The goal of both is to distract the French from their real problems, namely their spiritual and demographic collapse. The EU as such is not the source, or even a significant cause, of France’s problems. In Great Britain, the sight of “Brexit” pseudo-polemics sucking up all the nation’s media-political and patriotic energies is a sad spectacle indeed. France does not need this, but rather needs policies guaranteeing the ethnic interests of the indigenous French people.

For all that, Le Pen has been slowly performing a major pivot, declaring to the press recently: “Undeniably, the euro is a burden for France,” adding that withdrawal however is “no longer a priority.” Statements which have the rare benefit of being both politically astute (most French people do not want the economic instability of withdrawal from the common currency) and true (the euro does limit France’s options, but has not damaged its economy nearly as much as those of southern Europe).

We are sadly reduced to wondering who will get elected president in three-and-a-half years’ time, an eternity in politics. Macron’s popularity has rapidly collapsed and despite a small recent uptick, is now as low as the impotent Socialist François Hollande’s after the same amount of time in office. A recent poll has Macron with a 31% approval rating (with apparently symmetrical 69% disapproval), while the gilets-jaunes have a 64% approval rating.

Some gilets-jaunes are going to present themselves as candidates in the European parliamentary elections this year. One poll has them already at 13% of the vote, enough to get in, and might mean they could consolidate as a M5S-style political party, potentially even willing to work with Le Pen’s National Rally. Although France’s winner-take-all electoral system certainly works against such niche parties (gilets-jaunes have to compete for left-wing and non-ideological populist votes with Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s left-wing France Insoumise [“Unbowed France”] party).

Speaking of which, a relation tells me that Marine’s election in 2022 is inevitable. I am not so optimistic. Le Pen only progressed from 17.9% to 21.3% of the vote in the first rounds of the 2012 and 2017 presidential elections. In the second round of 2017, she only won 33.9%. That’s a lot of ground to cover and I am not sure Le Pen’s rebranding will make much difference. She has a fairly consistent 66% disapproval rating. The glass ceiling remains solid.

Marine Le Pen’s (un)popularity
Marine Le Pen’s (un)popularity

I suppose Marine could theoretically break through by selling out even more and presenting as a generically patriotic conservative party. That kind of kowtowing however isn’t how Trump or Salvini broke through. You energize your supporters and terrify the establishment by pushing the envelope, not by playing nice and disowning your own gaddam father and the brand he built over a lifetime.

A President Le Pen would by the way perhaps fare even worse concerning her even more demotic economic promises – essentially of preserving the French economy and welfare system as it is. While targeted protectionism and withdrawing from the euro (no longer on the agenda anyway) would no doubt give policymakers added tools to achieve this, I just don’t think the promises are realistic.

Macron is unpopular. But strangely, no one has been able to capitalize on this. Laurent Wauquiez, the current flaccid leader of the conservatives, has an approval rating of 16%.

(Dis)approval ratings of various French politicians, mostly minor personalties and has-beens (source)
(Dis)approval ratings of various French politicians, mostly minor personalties and has-beens (source)

I continue to think that, given France’s electoral system, the natural challenger to Macron would be a Sarkozy-style pseudo-patriot who could combine a few identitarian slogans with economic competence. Apparently no one is up to the task. Last time, to my surprise, the competent-looking conservative François Fillon underperformed, having been undermined by a very conveniently-timed corruption scandal.

Macron has time to recover. Critically, as so often with politicians, he will get the credit or blame for an economic cycle which is largely out of his hands. Whereas Nicolas Sarkozy and Hollande suffered from the crisis, Macron will probably continue to enjoy a moderate recovery, with moderate growth and slowly declining unemployment. Of course, it’s perfectly possible that a surprise economic shock could send the Eurocratic house of cards into recession again, in which case more fun times ahead.

In history and politics, there are always surprises. The global elite is nervous. And . . . there are signs. One of Macron’s parliamentarians recently recalled, with a candor not seen in our continent since the days of the Reich: “Europe is our DNA.”

 
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  1. A123 says:

    The key missing word is “Christian”.

    Populism by itself cannot hold together for a lack of common values. However, Christian Populism can hold the long road by emphasising the common values of French Christians and European Christians.

    Globalist mass-migration theology was an obvious attempt to suppress or replace common European Christian values. In direct opposition to the Globalist screed — Christian Populists are rising up in France, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Austria, and elsewhere. All with a common, unifying Christian cause and true European Values.

    This movement is different from those that have come before. In the past, Anti-Christian, Leftist, Socialism has managed to hijack Populist efforts. Here the Christian backbone of the movement prevents that fate.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX, apollonian
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    , @Anon
  2. Utterly ridiculous “analysis,” in other words, “recital of talking points and dumb prejudices.”

    This guy doesn’t understand anything about France, its economy, the world, or the world’s economy.

    I can tell what his solution is: more libertarianism. If only they shut down social services and let all the lazy and shiftless starve in the streets, France, and all the rest of us, would live in heaven.

    Why are these people even around anymore? Their opinions aren’t worth a flipped coin.

  3. Franz says:

    I am not sure if you recall, but we fought World War II based on the simple proposition that every featherless biped is equal. The fellows who died on the beaches of Normandy or in the Résistance may not have thought of it exactly this way, but that’s what we’ve retroactively decided that war was about.

    Worthy of carving in stone. Bravo!

    I’ve long been coming to the conclusion that every war, peace movement, and political program in history is undergoing constant “revisionism” in the worst meaning of the word.

    Because real revisionism would allow us to see what the conflicts and movements were really about.

    Charles Beard, an American historian who became an unperson after WWII, had this to say in 1947:

    “The Rockefeller Foundation and Council on Foreign Relations . . . intend to prevent, if they can, a repetition of what they call “the debunking journalistic campaign following World War I.” Translated into precise English, this means that the Foundation and the Council do not want journalists or any other persons to examine too closely and criticize too freely the official propaganda and statements relative to “our basic aims and activities” during World War II. In short, they hope that the policies and measures of Franklin D. Roosevelt will escape in coming years the critical analysis, evaluation and exposition that befell the policies and measures of President Woodrow Wilson and the Entente Allies after World War I.”

    So way back in 1947, a once-famous historian fully supported your statement, Mr. Durocher!

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    , @Wally
  4. ia says:

    Some gilets-jaunes are going to present themselves as candidates in the European parliamentary elections this year.

    She says the candidates are trojan horses.

    https://galliawatch.blogspot.com/

  5. @Franz

    Thanks for the comment! I had not heard of Charles Beard. Looks like a very interesting figure!

  6. It’s not true that people as a whole are driven by endless greed and ‘bottomless human desire’.

    In general, people understand the limits of the world, and the mass of commoners merely want something small and safe … a nice little home, the ability to raise a family, a safe neighbourhood and decent schools, no worries about medical care – and stability in all of this, knowing that their little petit bourgeois lives will not be undermined or destroyed. That is it.

    There may be a little ‘dreaming’ about wealth and expensive toys, cars, homes, apparel, but that is not very ‘driven’. People are overall content with something humble, a safe, stable little corner, having ‘enough’ and no worries.

    The problem is that people are not given this, they don’t have their stable little corner in security, they see and watch what little they have being undermined. Oligarchs demand ‘more’, sponsoring progressive impoverishment as they extract more profit; as well as seeking control by sponsoring social turmoil, in part via waves of invited arrivals who create great difficulties for humble working class lives and stability.

    The humble-petit-bourgeois dream is not a bad one, and seems realistic if globalist-oligarch forces are kept in check. Europe has shown this is workable, with a number of societies over decades, with essentially zero poverty amongst legal residents. But the wrecking ball has been brought to that.

    And perhaps the contentedness of so many Europeans for so long, has left them weakened in spirit, and vulnerable to all the propaganda and manipulations now being used to destroy what they have had. Perhaps it’s just one more round of the famous cycle

    Hard times make strong people
    Strong people make good times
    Good times make weak people
    Weak people make hard times

  7. @obwandiyag

    I can tell what his solution is: more libertarianism.

    If only!

  8. Renoman says:

    It’s too long, much too long.

  9. dvorak says:

    too many of our fellow citizens believe that they can earn without effort

    Funny..the median real wage rose steadily for a century or more, until the 1970s, when it started to flatline. But that’s not the problem, the problem is a matter of perception and the hedonic treadmill. All in agreement on this point: Bloomberg, Romney, Macron and this author.

  10. “… implausibly claiming that the text will sell out Alsace to the Germans …”

    Given that Alsace spent more of its history being a German-speaking province and almost as long a part of unified post-Franco-Prussian-war Germany as it has post-WW2 France, the only reason it is implausible that it would return to the Deutschsprachigeraum is a concerted ethnic cleansing by the French Government of as many ties to Alsace’s history as they can get away with without pushing the Alsatians to the riot point for independence from the clutches of both countries.

    “… or abolish France’s seat at the United Nations Security Council (sharing it with Germany).”

    This is actually being vigourously lobbied for.

    My little corner of France has been thoroughly screwed by the Euro, which quickly brought in convergence to German prices for the staples of life with only a lesser convergence of wealth and income standards.

  11. peterAUS says:
    @Brabantian

    Good comment.

    Especially:

    …perhaps the contentedness of so many Europeans for so long, has left them weakened in spirit…

    The reason we have that last below:

    Hard times make strong people
    Strong people make good times
    Good times make weak people
    Weak people make hard times

  12. @Guillaume Durocher

    Charles Beard was the foremost historian of his generation and universally respected until he blurted out political incorrect opinion. Thereafter he was professionally shunned.

    History is bunk.

    • Replies: @Franz
  13. Franz says:
    @simple_pseudonymic_handle

    “…Thereafter he was professionally shunned.”

    Shunned, yes. But they’d have shipped him to Siberia if he could have.

    The most mealy-mouthed understatement ever made about Beard is at his Wikipedia biography:

    “Beard’s last two books were American Foreign Policy in the Making: 1932–1940 (1946) and President Roosevelt and the Coming of War (1948). Beard blamed FDR for lying to the American people and tricking them into war, which some historians and political scientists have disputed.”

    Disputed! They wanted to hang the guy.

    Wonderfully, the Beards (Charles often wrote with his wife, Mary) have made two comebacks since his death in 1948. The early libertarians discovered him around 1970 and made available his works about the financial causes of both the American Revolution and what he considered the Second American Revolution (1861).

    Better yet Transaction Books reprinted his President Roosevelt and the Coming of War just after George W. Bush invaded Afghanistan (etc) since 911. The similarities of both the pretexts and contexts are chilling.

    The works of Charles and Mary Beard, or Charles A. Beard by himself, are quite worth a look. Much of their writings are available online.

    Like all good “history” they are fine guides to what’s happening right now.

  14. Catiline says:

    Hence, M5S Economy Minister, Luigi Di Maio recently accused France’s ties with francophone Africa (notably the CFA franc) of impoverishing Africa and thus causing immigration to Europe. As I’ve argued, someone will have to be scapegoated for the perennial failures of the Convergence Hoax.

    Hey Willie, what does immigration have to do with what you falsely call the Convergence Hoax?

    http://www.unz.com/gdurocher/the-convergence-hoax/#comment-2766788

  15. Catiline says:

    Hey Willie:

    petit rappel ! sauf que si c'est exact, c'est sur place au Nigeria qu'il faut les aider !

    Posted by Jacques d'Albignac on Thursday, January 31, 2019

  16. Mitleser says:

    Alternatively, Macron can raise taxes – the gilets-jaunes condemn Macron for eliminating a wealth tax on stocks – but France has probably reached the limit in that area: more taxes and even more of the country’s brains and business will bleed out elsewhere, meaning the end of the former Rothschild banker’s dream of turning the former Grande Nation into a “start-up nation” (the English expression is used directly in French, reflecting a total intellectual surrender to the globalist model). Of course, a city-state could be a networked, cognitive-elitist node for innovation and/or tax-avoidance in the global system (e.g. Singapore), but certainly not an actual (if decomposing) nation with some 45 million indigenous French citizens.

    I was quite sympathetic to Macron’s recent appeal to the notion of civic virtue:

    The troubles that our society is experiencing are also sometimes due and related to the fact that too many of our fellow citizens believe that they can earn without effort . . . We have too often forgotten that besides the rights of each person in the Republic, and our Republic has nothing to blush from in this respect, I can tell you, there are duties. And if there is not this engagement, this effort, the fact that every citizen by his work, by commitment to work, adds his stone to the edifice, our country will never be able to fully recover its strength, its cohesion.

    That is the problem. If the elite wants to avoid doing their duty, why shouldn’t others do the same?

    Either the French people including their elite contribute more or the French state has to scale back its commitments.

    Fillon wanted to do the latter: http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2016/11/17/97002-20161117FILWWW00409-primaire-de-la-droite-fillon-entend-supprimer-500000-postes-de-fonctionnaires.php

  17. anon[393] • Disclaimer says:

    Ok stopped reading after a few paragraphs, its something i would have liked in the 90s sort of its the culture stupid for whites and in the 90s europe was the poster boy for spoiled whites to conservative americans. No doubt they are still in some ways but there is something to this third way Im not sure trump tucker etal really understand what they are trying to say except they seem to intuit its not mild socialism again like say europe in the 90s although god knows we all long for the days mere communism was our allegedly existential crisis, but since then russia recovered from stalinism in a decade or so and if not for being robbed by the jews in the counter revolution as well are doing ok they still have a russian culture.
    You speak of the responsibility of citizens and you’re right but not in the way you imply while i am all for shooting commies through progressives like feral dogs on sight, looking at the last few hundred years of white history i have to admit its really capitalism that destroyed us ore than communism which was really just a reaction to the earlies destruction. Deeper if you look at people not systems you see it was elites released from duty through enlightenments radical individualism and fueled by capitalism and its antithesis that did the wrecking.no doubt change was needed it hasn’t been all bad some of the bad was at least an inevitable phase of the change needed. never the less elites defecting from each other and the old order is what wrecked us not proles with torches in places that had proles with torches they had elites directing them as a proxy army against other elites for personal gain.
    so here we are we have financed chinas rise naively thinking we would over ride their communism and not giving a thought to their tribalism, even now our elites dont care as long as they make money on it, they are no longer spinning the dystopian tales they spun about russian totalitarianism they are racing china for the most exact copy of 1984 .islam does it for allah china for race and our elites for money.worse they are not even winning because they allowed the jews to poz us with this anti white narrative and are now saddled with the billions of useless muds and assorted degenerates.
    The yellow vests are careful to not say what they are for beyond gas tax because they know whatever they say it will be called naziism, but we know what they want they want to MAFA, they think its possible though they dont know how to get there and they realize all paths are blocked anyway so what they are doing is standing out there saying to the rough beast here we are come and use us, and whites all over the world are doing this more and more they are saying we are proles we do not know how exactly but we know it can be done and we are now ready to exercise our absolute power of white violence if need be if a leader arises. this power the proles always have because they are so many and so white so intelligent enough always exist but is rarely used because they know the cost of war so would rather be robbed a bit by elites than constantly exercise their rights as sovereigns this makes elites forget their place and overreach much like jews when they have not been gassed in a while.
    we need hierarchy capitalism etc but we need it in service of the ethnostate so the duty you ought to be talking about is not the spoiled euro if you elites actually built the most efficient system they would be more than happy and materially much much better off, whites are naturally hard working an productive you really have to fuck up their nation to get them to act like niggers. Its the elites who have shirked responsibility it was elites well paid responsibility to cultivate their ethnic brethren, elites who went for the quick buck of consumerism then the quicker one of globalism and who will be living in islam while china rules the universe because they are shit. We need to start chopping some elite head off not too many because we need them just enough they remember their place and duty

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  18. Asagirian says:

    Look. Consumer Democracy.

    Tinkerballs.

  19. Asagirian says:

    More in the way of consumer democracy. Globo-Homo Monopoly.

  20. 76239 says:

    “The troubles that our society is experiencing are also sometimes due and related to the fact that too many of our fellow citizens believe that they can earn without effort . ”

    Exactly. The same criticism can be just as easily applied to critics of markets and private property. Whether they identify as alt right or alt left, they are all members of the laughable “free shit” army.

  21. Everybody is talking about weather……………

    Everybody is analyzing analyzing……..and nobody is coming out in the end with solution………
    not even with the hint of solution.
    Everything is becoming so superficial, Speeches of politicians are totally superficial now.
    News station propagate superficiality.
    Accusations against Trump supporters are examples of superficiality.
    ………………………………………………………..
    We are living in abstract world, There is no more reality.
    ……………………………………………………………………..
    And I am net even talking about comments here.
    We left the reality so far behind that if we look back we do not even see it.

    • Agree: Wally
  22. “The troubles that our society is experiencing are also sometimes due and related to the fact that too many of our fellow citizens believe that they can earn without effort . ”

    Macron has never personally had to exert any effort to earn a damn thing. He is only exhorting the peons to work harder now that the insolvency of the welfare state is too obvious to be ignored.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  23. Nice article! However, I wouldn’t call it Global Capitalism more like Corporate Fascism. Those now screaming that Europe is our DNA have come to the realization that the illegal immigration will turn their lands into a third world social cesspool. There is no Magic Dirt and most of the illegals don’t want jobs….they want free stuff.

    The French at least some of them realize that the truth is that this so called Globalism is just another name for destroying what makes them French and and what makes France .. France ….their identity. I’m surprised having met many French that it has gone this far because they wear their “French Culture” on their sleeves so to speak.

    London has been destroyed by Khan and the Muslim Hordes. France historically is usually more crazy and we will see if they have enough left to start a real revolution.

  24. @anon

    A lot of truth in what you say. Personally, I’m ashamed to admit that I bought into the ‘Red peril’ nonsense when I was young. When leftists–yeah, back then it was the leftists–tried to warn us that the elites were going to bust the unions, export jobs and roll-out ‘free trade’, I didn’t believe them. I actually couldn’t then imagine that any non-communist would be so diabolical! I was a pretty naïve kid, all in all. But then, I guess most kids by nature are.

    • Replies: @Wally
  25. Miro23 says:

    Good Macron quote:

    The troubles that our society is experiencing are also sometimes due and related to the fact that too many of our fellow citizens believe that they can earn without effort . . . We have too often forgotten that besides the rights of each person in the Republic, and our Republic has nothing to blush from in this respect, I can tell you, there are duties. And if there is not this engagement, this effort, the fact that every citizen by his work, by commitment to work, adds his stone to the edifice, our country will never be able to fully recover its strength, its cohesion.

    He’s right, but another question is why should the French bother? Their country is run by globalists who have a proven record of selling them out either way.

    The idea of the EU was the free flow of people and capital WITHIN Europe, which was OK, but after the globalists hijacked the EU administration, they opened the gates to cheap Asian sourcing (EU industries and jobs to China), unrestricted capital flows and open borders, for their own record profits.

    If Macron was serious, he would need to start a conversation about sourcing with French companies like Decathlon (Europe’s largest sports goods supplier) who presently feed their big box stores with container ships loaded with cheap China made products. Since the 1980’s, this globalist formula has done more than anything else to destroy European jobs and industry – the problem being that Macron, and his friends, and the UE administration are on the side of the globalists.

    It seems obvious that if France is going to manufacture everything in China, and the French public are going to pay Chinese type prices in their French stores, then France itself is on the road to Chinese type wages (and forget about the welfare state).

    • Agree: Guillaume Durocher
  26. I detect more than a whiff of National Review in this article. How come whenever Joe Blow (or Jacques Bonhomme) wants something essential like healthcare, transportation or an affordable dwelling, he is denounced as ‘greedy’ for demanding a bunch of ‘gibmedats’, but when the big multi-national corporations want another free-trade treaty or another tax cut, this is labelled ‘progress’?

    I guess that’s why I just can’t get into conservatism.

    • Agree: Mike P
  27. Tyrion 2 says:

    During a lifetime in the public eye has Donald Trump actually said even one bona fide racist thing? Or sexist? Or homophobic? Or any of the modern speech crimes?

    He once joked in private that chicks generally dig celebrity billionaires – a commonplace observation – about as offensive as observing that celebrity billionaires dig beautiful young women.

    I get that the NYT screeches “racist” at him all of the time, but that’s because they want to undermine his popularity.

    As an aside, I think one of the reasons why journalists are obsessed with the idea of Donald Trump as a “racist” is that they simply can’t believe that someone who doesn’t recite their dogma can be genuinely liberal in his sensibilities. They don’t get how someone can prefer personal qualities, like personal loyalty, to political ones, like racism or anti-racism.

    Another way of looking at the difference is the “pay it forward” versus the “pay it back” mentality. The pay it forward mentality involves recognising the good done to you in your life and, through abstract nonsense, showing your gratitude to an often abritary group of people. Both racism and anti-racism function like this. The pay it back mentality is simply showing gratitude to those who did you a kind turn. It isn’t abstract in the slightest.

    Sadly, to the anti-racist the pay it back mentality seems racist. Race forms a substantial element of our lived reality and therefore the pay it back person shows loyalty that is significantly more race-correlated than those who actively choose the opposite – though of course…

    Also, sadly, the racist sees the pay it back mentality as hopeless cuckery to the anti-racists. As if recognising the individuals who have done you good, regardless of race, can ever be cuckery! I suppose it does seem unfair if one perceives that other people have got into race gangs and you are left alone being traditionally decent. Oh, martyr me!

    But I think the gambler who bets on the decency of Western European peoples makes a lot more money than the one who bets against. Especially of those arrayed on the conservative side…

    And again, I get that the above sounds like Mitt Romney style principles cuckery, but Mitt Romney was a cuck – he actually cucked to anti-racist (in practice anti-white) abstract principles, meanwhile Donald Trump was playing an entirely different game, outside of that abstract dichotomy.

  28. In history and politics, there are always surprises. The global elite is nervous. And . . . there are signs. Macron’s parliamentarians..: “Europe is our DNA.”

    Existing Nation State (top down)System vs. Bottom up Democratic, equally educated sociey (article assumes everyone has had an equal chance, with equal means, to be educated, which has never been true any where).

    Democracy demands equality of chance, among the inalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence and made alienable by Amendment V of the USA constitution is the right to self determination expressed as life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.. and a declaration that all men are created equal.. (so it is that what differentiated men born equal was a life of denied opportunity <oppression by the system). Any system that allows 26 men to amass a wealth equal to the wealth of the rest of the world is corrupt. period, period. period.

    petition old line structure "town halls" for a Civic Initiative Reference (Similar to what exists in California or Swizterland) is heard only by deaf ears and nation state corrupted national, regional and local power sources; who intend to continue to use the nation state and its sub structures to: both to deny the masses their equal opportunities, and their democracies and more important to the Oligarchs is to bleed and position the masses so the oligarchs can use the nation state and the politicans they put in place there, to manipulate and extract from the masses.

    Institution of new constitutions that construct new or different armed structures designed to adopt the new principles in old structures for a purpose to lead, control and punish the people as a system of government has failed the masses time and again.

    Direct democratic efforts forcing new systems of governance on the upper divisions are finding that as soon as a new structures are created and armed, the unequal, highly financed corporations and their oligarchs find ways to use their overbearing power and wealth to turn the new structure into a cowboy, rounding up the humans who worked so hard to get freedom and returning the humans to the barn yards so the cowboys can mend a few fences.

    Yes all history has been and up and down; but mostly outcome tends toward direct democracy.. The Internet makes possible: democratic government from home, leaders are no longer needed (they only serve the corrupt), laws can be debated in webnair and voted on, passed or killed from one's home before going to work or doing chores each morning, decisions can be made in similar fashion.

    There is no longer a need for a central representative body (if there really ever was one), in fact the centralization of power has proven to be the most jailer of the corrupted nation states and the nations states to be the puppet of the Oligarchs.

    • Replies: @Mike P
  29. All of this actually helps the EU, which is not a globalist project but a regionalist alternative to globalism. Globalism was imposed on a very reluctant EU in the 1980s by a then hyperdominant US (I’m old enough to remember!) with Margaret Thatcher acting as an American Trojan horse within the EU. It has never worked precisely because it contradicts the inherent regionalist logic that underlies the whole idea of European integration. Thus, the more the US globalist project goes under, the more the EU and similar regionalist projects in other parts of the world come to the fore. Just as Trumpmania spawned the pro-US and pro-globalist Brexiteers in the summer of 2016, Trump’s bull in a china shop blundering and the self-destruction of American power that has entailed has empowered the various protest movements we’ve seen in Europe, none of which are calling for the withdrawal of their countries from the EU. People instinctively sense that Trump has defeated the notorious “TINA” argument, which in Europe meant “the US won’t let us do anything else”. The ongoing collapse of American power makes for a very turbulent and unstable situation in the world but fundamentally, we’re all on the right track. For European integration, that doesn’t mean collapse but a return to the original post-WWII project, designed to allow us to have our respective nationalisms without killing each other at regular intervals. That concept is so alien to the American experience that it is unsurprising that Americans have difficulty in understanding it. Americans need to stop lumping themselves together with Europeans and calling us all “Westerners”.

    • Replies: @Anon
  30. Stogumber says:
    @obwandiyag

    Contrary to obwandiyag, Durocher came over to me as the sort of sour conservative who can’t deliver goods for the people and therefore reflects that, well, people oughtn’t to demand so much goods.
    Well, both kinds, the libertarian and the sour conservative, have a certain disregard for the average guy.
    The average guy is by no means crying “me,me,me” all the time and he doesn’t demand the best and the most of everything. Also, he is quite prepared too work for life, if his work is within his range of capabilities and if it doesn’t develop into a kind of modern slave labour.

    But he sees, and reads, that technology improves which means that life should become easier not more difficult.
    And he too often sees that in fact he has to live worse than his father – or, if he is the father, he sees that his sons will live worse than he. And he asks why. And the media can give no honest explanation. (Nor can Durocher.)

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
    • Replies: @unpc downunder
  31. @Guillaume Durocher

    Charles Beard, as another commentator pointed out, was one of the most respected American historians in the mid-twentieth century. He wrote a classic, “An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.” We was “erased” American-style when he started saying that King FDR was wearing no clothes.

  32. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    In the ” west ” , the working people are extracted to the last cent with the all the locals IRS and varied taxes . This surplus goes to pay faraonic governement bureaucracies which live on the taxpayers and humiliate them , goes to subvention tax free oligarchs , and goes to subvention all kind of stupid utopias and a wide array of social bums national and foreign . They have killed the hen of the golden eggs . The CCCP fell in the 1990`s , our EUUSACCCP will fall in the 2020`s ?

    By the way will the Cesar of the western Roman Empire Trumpo Maximo order you Microncito Napoleonis to go away like he is doing with his rebelius consul Maduro Petrolero ? After all Microncito is very mean with his subdits , and after all he is not supported by the Cesar of the eastern Roman Empire Putinos Bizantinii like Maduro Petrolero is , it would be an easy coup , and very popular .

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
  33. Macron is an elite Zionist and his policies are designed to promote the Zionist NWO as are all the policies of elite Zionists!

  34. Mike P says:
    @Jewish minds Trump Zionism.

    Completely agree on “representative” democracy being a sham, and on the feasibility and great importance of direct democracy. Realistically, though, one still needs legal specialists who can draft workable laws and ensure their compatibility with existing laws and constitutions. Some sort of hybrid system – a lawmaking institution, be it elected or appointed – with oversight and ultimate arbitration by the citizens will probably work better in practice.

    Probably just as important is the media – the kind of oligarchic concentration we have right now in the mass media is going to interfere with any kind of democracy, however much improved over the current dysfunctional and discredited system.

  35. onebornfree says: • Website

    “What makes consensual democracy tolerable – barely – is the consensual part, not the democracy. Even the most incompetent, ignorant jackass can get himself elected, as proven often and illustrated widely. Then, the aspiring, ambitious leader tries to dump the “consensual” part as soon as possible.” Bill Bonner

    “Government is always a way for the few to exploit the many. But it’s not always the same few.” Bill Bonner

    “Society is, always has been and always will be a structure for the exploitation and oppression of the majority through systems of political force dictated by an élite, enforced by thugs, uniformed or not, and upheld by a wilful ignorance and stupidity on the part of the very majority whom the system oppresses.” Richard K. Morgan

    “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.”
    – Frederic Bastiat

    Regards, onebornfree

  36. I’ll tell you what the average Joe Blow(Yellow Vest)wants, and it is not just more “Shiny stuff”.

    1) He/She wants to be left alone. H/S is sick of breaking some law every time H/S merely sets foot out of their house. Police forces have become nothing more than revenue sources for the ever growing police state and have absolutely nothing to do with protecting the common man. Pulling a cell phone out of your pocket at the wrong time is enough to get you killed by tyrant with a badge.

    2) H/S wants to be able to make enough money to raise a family and live comfortably. H/S is sick of watching the top 1% steal everything that is not nailed down through such scams as fractional reserve banking and stock market swindles. As the old saying goes: Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world.

    3)H/S wants a REAL form “affirmative action”, where every man/woman is chosen for their ability not the color of their skin or their ethnicity. A world where an an individual is judged on their ability and nothing more.

    4) H/S wants to be safe in their neighborhoods as they watch them being flooded by uncivilized and criminal immigrants. All the while his and hers own government is confiscating their means of self protection through such things as gun control.

    5) H/S is sick of watching programs such as Social Security and Medicare being bled dry by people who have never contributed a dime to such programs, while H/S has contributed to these programs their entire working lives.

    6)H/S is sick of these never ending wars, which are started but never fought by the men in suits. They are tired of watching the blood suckers of war stealing not only the treasure of their country, but the very lives of their sons and daughters. All they are saying is give peace a chance.

    So you see, it is much more than a bunch of whiny socialist wanting more free stuff.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX, wayfarer
    • Replies: @Mike P
    , @aspnaz
    , @Paul C.
  37. @Digital Samizdat

    I detect more than a whiff of National Review in this article.

    Yeah. You could have replaced the byline with any one of Conservative, Inc.’s generic hack writers and other than Durocher’s improved erudition, nobody would have known the difference.

  38. onebornfree says: • Website

    Mike P says: “Completely agree on “representative” democracy being a sham, and on the feasibility and great importance of direct democracy. Realistically, though, one still needs legal specialists who can draft workable laws and ensure their compatibility with existing laws and constitutions. Some sort of hybrid system – a lawmaking institution, be it elected or appointed – with oversight and ultimate arbitration by the citizens will probably work better in practice. “

    That’ right, put new label on the sham and it will magically work according to your own particular fantasy, right? 🙂

    Dream on!

    This is a manifestation of a very common mental state known as ” Dictator Syndrome””:
    “You,Trump,Sanders Etc., Vs “Dictator Syndrome”:
    http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/2015/08/do-you-suffer-from-dictator-syndrome.html

    This just in: there are no government solutions to society’s problems, never have been, never will be.

    The evidence is all around us, staring us all in the face: Government “solutions” never work.

    Because government solutions never work, the only 2 real solutions to society’s problems are either:

    1] to shrink all governments down to almost nothing, [and somehow keep them there],

    2] or [ideally] just get rid of them entirely [probably impossible- which leads us back to solution [1].

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
    • Replies: @renfro
  39. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Michael Kenny

    I agree . We europeans are not ” westeners ” ( ” occidentales ” , ” occidentaux ” ) ,we are just europeans , greco-roman europeans .

    To call western europeans ” westeners ” is an English fraud , followed by the US , made to isolate Russia from the rest of Europe and preventing the formation of a strong continental Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok .

    We europeans , produced the greco-roman culture , the Christian culture , we consider ourselves the land of Christian and greco-roman civilization . We consider ourselves the fathers of most of the Americas .

    For us ,europeans , at least for old ones , the ” westeners ” were the half mexican people from Texas to California , the cowboys , the vaqueros . And the US easteners were the yankees .

    We always liked the cowboys , the soul of north America , the roots of north America , and we always felt some uneasiness and distrust of the yankees , those excentric , warmonger , greedy , rootless ex-europeans .

  40. Wally says:
    @obwandiyag

    Yet it’s lazy ‘obwandiyag’ who thinks extremely low IQ Africa, where people actually do “starve in the streets”, is the intellectual, economic, & cultural center of the world.

  41. Wally says:
    @Franz

    Righteous Jew, Murray Rothbard, Review of The Origins of the Second World War, said:1966

    “Revisionism has the general function of bringing historical truth to a public that had been drugged by wartime lies and propaganda.

    Now revisionism teaches us that this entire myth, so prevalent then and even now about Hitler, and about the Japanese, is a tissue of fallacies from beginning to end. Every plank in this nightmare evidence is either completely untrue or not entirely the truth. If people should learn this intellectual fraud about Hitler’s Germany, then they will begin to ask questions, and searching questions, about the current World War III version of the same myth. Nothing would stop the current headlong flight to war faster, or more surely cause people to begin to reason about foreign affairs once again, after a long orgy of emotion and cliché.

    For the same myth is now based on the same old fallacies. And this is seen by the increasing use that the Cold Warriors have been making of the “Munich myth”: the continually repeated charge that it was the “appeasement” of the “aggressor” at Munich that “fed” his “aggression” (again, the Fu Manchu, or Wild Beast, comparison), and that caused the “aggressor,” drunk with his conquests, to launch World War II. This Munich myth has been used as one of the leading arguments against any sort of rational negotiations with the Communist nations, and the stigmatizing of even the most harmless search for agreement as “appeasement.” It is for this reason that A.J.P. Taylor’s magnificent Origins of the Second World War received probably its most distorted and frenetic review in the pages of National Review.

    The task of revisionism has been to penetrate beneath these superficialities and appearances to the stark realities underneath — realities which show, certainly in this century, the United States, Great Britain, and France — the three great “democracies” — to be worse than any other three countries in fomenting and waging aggressive war. Realization of this truth would be of incalculable importance on the current scene.

    For revisionism, in the final analysis, is based on truth and rationality. Truth and rationality are always the first victims in any war frenzy; and they are, therefore, once again an extremely rare commodity on today’s “market.” Revisionism brings to the artificial frenzy of daily events and day-to-day propaganda, the cool but in the last analysis glorious light of historical truth. Such truth is almost desperately needed in today’s world.”

    – Righteous Jew, Murray Rothbard, Review of The Origins of the Second World War, 1966
    http://mises.org/daily/2592

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  42. Anonymous[694] • Disclaimer says:

    Wow! What a rudderless, pointless, rant.

    Hint: post your feels to your FB page. Your mom might care, connect, and hold your precious hand.

    Back in the real world: your feels do not matter to the rest of us. Please provide reason and logic or GTFO.

  43. Wally says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    So I guess all those ‘Red’ countries willingly join in with the USSR & China.

    I guess they all had the luxuries of free speech, free association, and choice.

    I guess The Berlin Wall didn’t exist, etc, etc.

    The Red Menace was real, just ask those who lived under it.

    • Agree: Ace
  44. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    Durocher ,

    The EU died in Pristina , in Yugoslavia , as says a french general

    https://russia-insider.com/en/europe-died-when-nato-illegally-ripped-out-serbias-heart-1999-top-french-military-commander/ri25656

    and was buried in Ukraina in 2014

    The axe Hitler-Petain , pardon Merkel-Macron , ne tiens plus , doesn`t have any credibility

    • Agree: Robjil
  45. Agent76 says:

    Yellow Vest protest in Paris: Act XII *LIVE*

    #YellowVest protesters call for a new demonstration in Paris on Saturday, February 2, the twelfth in a row since the movement has emerged in November 2018, after French President Emmanuel Macron announced hikes in fuel taxes to reportedly encourage a transition towards greener energy. Despite the French government suspending the tax hikes and announcing increases to the minimum wage, protests have continued. Over 2,000 people have been arrested since the demonstrations began and at least 10 have died, the vast majority of the deaths being due to collisions between protesters and vehicles.

  46. Sean says:

    All this shows the limits both of official Europeanism and short-sighted demotic populism. The goal of both is to distract the French from their real problems, namely their spiritual and demographic collapse. The EU as such is not the source, or even a significant cause, of France’s problems.

    It seems to me French problems started in earnest with the unification of Germany, and if that is any guide the greater unity of the EU under German economic power is unlikely to improve France’s relative position. :- 28/11/2018 German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Wednesday proposed that France give up its permanent seat on the UN Security Council and turn it into an EU seat. France was the first country in the world to deliberately increase immigration, and did so out of fear of Germany, but I think French business are the main force behind immigration now.

    Germany passes immigration law to lure non-EU skilled workers. It is silly to call for cohesion unless you halt immigration and have the strength to sacrifice for that end. France is much further down the road to dissolution than they are over the Rhine. Germany has not suffered much so mar, they can take far more immigration than France. Germany’ business class has reasons for increasing immigration into Germany, which is becoming ever more powerful though building up its economic strength by abandoning ll nuclear capacity and defence against other countries, and keeping labour costs low–by any means necessary. The USA is turning away from defending Germany (which tried to claim the costs of it taking million refugees should be counted as a defence contribution). For now, Germany thinks it has enough cohesion in reserve to sacrifice some to building up its economic strength and productive capacity in particular. In the EU, France will be subjected to German priorities.

    The troubles that our society is experiencing are also sometimes due and related to the fact that too many of our fellow citizens believe that they can earn without effort . . .

    It is comparative. Immigrants, especially illegal immigrants and refugees, come from countries where if you don’t work you starve. But those countries lack the flexibility conferred by the gentrified, relaxed and complex societies of Europe.

    Going all out rather than tepidly for native demographic strength is probably a bad idea, because we don’t know what national or personal qualities are going to be needed to cope with the unexpected type of challenges that will certainly be posed in our future.

  47. Mike P says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    You are essentially right, but some of your points speak more to America than France. In particular, police tends to be a lot less trigger-happy and generally more lenient in France. Considering the scale of the French protests, I would say overall the number of people who got hurt by police is very low. I even suspect that the few really bad cases were committed not by regular police but by special agents provocateurs, trying to incite violence in order to create a pretext for cracking down.

    Amusing anecdote – I spent a couple of months in Paris a goodish number of years ago. One French guy told me that he was stopped while driving drunk by police. He explained to them, “it is the last night before I will be thirty years old.” Police told him, “o.k., you be careful now while driving home” and let him go.

  48. wayfarer says:

    It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

    source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicurus

    Yellow Vests Uprising

  49. BiggDee55 says:
    @A123

    Nice insight. Do you post also at Suscipe Domine?

  50. The problem with France is the same with Britain in that they ceased to be world powers a long time ago and yet they can’t let go… why do France or Britain have UNSC seats? The thing to rebuilding a great society again is to stop pretending that you’re still a great power when you are not!

    • Agree: Wally
    • Replies: @Sean
    , @Johnny Walker Read
  51. @Wally

    The “Righteous Jew” was correct on just about every point. Here is what an ex-Soviet has to say about who was really to blame for the start of the 2nd WW.

    “Stalin understood that a powerful, aggressive army does not start a war by itself. A mad, fanatical leader is
    also needed. Stalin did a great deal to see that just such a leader should appear at the head of the German
    nation. Once the fascists had come to power, Stalin persistently and doggedly pushed towards war. The high
    point of these efforts was the Molotov–Ribbentrop pact. In this pact, Stalin guaranteed Hitler freedom of action
    in Europe and, in effect, opened the floodgates of the Second World War.
    Even before the Nazis came to power, the Soviet leaders had given Hitler the unofficial name of ‘Icebreaker
    for the Revolution’. The name is both apt and fitting. The communists understood that Europe would be
    vulnerable only in the event of war and that the Icebreaker for the Revolution could make it vulnerable.
    Unaware of this, Adolf Hitler cleared the way for world communism by his actions. With his Blitzkrieg wars,
    Hitler crushed the Western democracies, scattering and dispersing his forces from Norway to Libya. This
    suited Stalin admirably. The Icebreaker committed the greatest crimes against the world and humanity, and,
    in doing so, placed in
    Stalin’s hands the moral right to declare himself the liberator of Europe at any time he chose – while changing
    the concentration camps from brown to red.”

    From: ICEBREAKER Who Started the Second World War? – Viktor Suvorov

    • Replies: @DESERT FOX
    , @Wally
    , @Sean
  52. RT Rider says:

    With a monetary system based on debt, and the counterfeiting and issuance of money privately controlled, it was inevitable that globalization and the elimination of state sovereignty would result. Global financial capitalism is the maximizing of profit for private gain and the socialization of losses by the state. Although, nation-states are now nothing more than subsidiaries of the global banking cartel. As debt levels grow well beyond the ability of states to service, let alone repay, the banking cartel need seamless access to other nation’s resources to keep the ponzi going – hence the unified global banking cartel, always acting in concert.

    The counterfeiting racket is quite ingenious. The public demanding more and more state subsidies to ensure their standards of living, as high paying jobs disappear, never to return, give the political class free rein to borrow well beyond tax levels, or their ability to ever repay. Of course, there isn’t sufficient savings to fund this level of borrowing on a global scale (public and private) so it must be manufactured, or more bluntly, counterfeited. The banking cartel then takes it’s skim off the top in fees, seniorage, and interest. Over time, this enormous skim has allowed them to buy whatever, and whomever, they want.

    We live in an age of money illusion, where the enormous amount of phony money has corrupted every aspect of society, and disguises late-stage, economic collapse. It’s just as likely the the global economy has been going nowhere in the last ten years but we can’t tell because GDP, being a measure of money transactions, presents a false picture of growth, disguised by the enormous quantities of money counterfeited over the decade, and indeed since Mr. Greenspan took the helm at the Fed.

    It has been very successful, however, in inflating all asset classes, other than commodities (controlled by futures derivatives trading), to increase collateral for even more debt issuance. Of course, all these assets are tightly controlled by the counterfeiters. Unfortunately, we have reached a point where even interest can’t be paid, let alone principle. And the underlying asset values look to be poised for collapse. Counterfeiting more money, ie. QE, will most certainly be redeployed, but should result in collapsing currencies around the globe, as all are in the same boat.

    In effect, the western world has created a neo-feudal order, with money counterfeiters being the overlords, rather than the land-holding thugs of the past.

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @Mike P
  53. @Johnny Walker Read

    WWII was a zionist creation as was WWI and this was proven by their drive for a zionist NWO, see the books Wall Street and The Bolshevik Revolution and Wall Street and The Rise of Hitler by Anthony Sutton and Hitlers Secret Bankers by Sidney Warburg.

    Wilson and Roosevelt were communist pawns, and in regards to Roosevelt and Japan , see the book Day of Deceit by Robert Stinnet, Roosevelt was complicit in getting America into WII, just as Wilson was complicit in getting America into WWI, all for the goal of a zionist NWO.

  54. WWII was a zionist creation , check the books Wall Street and The Rise of Hitler by Anthony Sutton and Hitlers Secret Bankers by Sidney Warburg.

    Also see Roosevelts role in getting America into war against Japan, see the book Day of Deceit by Robert Stennitt, Roosevelt was a zionist pawn.

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  55. Mike P says:
    @RT Rider

    slow clap … excellent summary.

  56. renfro says:
    @onebornfree

    1] to shrink all governments down to almost nothing, [and somehow keep them there],

    2] or [ideally] just get rid of them entirely [probably impossible- which leads us back to solution [1].

    Better known as…’How to Return to the Stone Age”.

    lol…..in some ways I would like to see the simple minded get no government….they would be wiped out in seconds by the fully unleashed roaming hordes of similarly simple minded cannibals in the fight for resources.

  57. HiHo says:

    A rather sad piece from someone not quite au fait with current thinking…though understandable under the circumstances.
    Politics today is no longer of the ‘left’ or the ‘right’, but of globalism or nationalism. Yes, groups like Antifa cling to the old while supporting the fascist Establishment with fascist action. Odd lot those people.
    Essentially you can’t have a just society where usuary, share dealing and currency speculation take place. The termites that practice this sort of lifestyle need to be given a spade to dig the earth and grow their own veggies!
    And democracy is just a smoke screen permitting special interest groups to over ride the popular consensus. To have it clarified by a popular vote one way or the other is a good idea, but can only work where the local culture supports the concept as in Switzerland, as opposed to California where it doesn’t really work properly, since the culture is alien to that sort of concept.
    Old man Le Pen’s daughter is a wiley old solicitor that speaks like a fisherman’s wife. The old man won’t be bothered about what has happened to his party, though it is surprising things have stagnated a bit for National Rally.
    The EU should not have expanded in to Eastern Europe and it should never have permitted the sort of third rate politicians such as Junkers, Moderini, the Kinnocks to have the power and the gravy they have got. The ultimate weakness is having Rothschild control all the banks…and operate his money laundering business in the City of London. The EU is just another scam and the 520 million people in the EU are sick of it.
    If you think the US is a poisoned chalice, the EU by comparison drank the Coudenhove-Calergi poison fifty years ago and is just about to go tits up and expire. Immigrants or no immigrants, the Austro-Japanese Richard Coudenhove-Calergi brand of pure poison has destroyed everything of worth in Europe.
    This writer touches on the edges of the truth without actually pointing a finger at the cause: greed through usuary, share dealing and currency speculation. Until you deal with this cancer and the termites that promote it you will never find an answer.

    HiHo

  58. @Digital Samizdat

    “Conservatives” aren’t actually conservatives, any more than “Democrats” consist of people who advance the cause of democracy. That’s like believing tomorrow’s game is a contest between horned cattle and people who love their country 😀

    Conservatism is a rich and necessary ideology that should steward the people, and the planet, through times when the progressive side of human nature becomes a hysterical religion of unrestrained and unwise innovation, of change for its own sake.

    Don’t give up on it simply because many who call themselves conservatives are simply staking out a self-serving position somewhere to the right of the reigning status quo. Like the people who call themselves Satanists, they’re self-consciously defining themselves as opposition using the terms and conditions of the ideology they claim to reject.

  59. Wally says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    Thanks Johnny, you’re almost there. These are recommended:
    ‘Responsibility for WW2https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7544

    Who started bombing civilians first:Germany or Great Britain
    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8172

    [MORE]

    Operation Barbarossa Was A Preventive Attack https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7999
    and:
    http://www.unz.com/announcement/the-remarkable-historiography-of-david-irving/
    facts:
    – Britain & France did not declare war on the communist USSR which invaded from the east and took 60% of Poland.
    Lithuania, Iran, and invasion & annexation of parts of Romania.
    – USSR invaded Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, invaded & annexed parts of Romania, invaded Iran, invaded northern Norway and the Danish island of Bornholm, yet the ‘Allies’ did nothing.
    – Poland invaded and annexed parts of Czechoslovakia, held large parts of German territory, was engaged in atrocities against German civilians. Yet the ‘Allies’ did nothing.
    – The “neutral” US had been attacking German U-boats & shipping, while supplying both Britain & the USSR long before Germany’s declaration of war on the US.
    – Brits invaded & were mining Norway at Narvik before Germany arrived & stopped it.
    – France had positioned 2 million soldiers on the Belgian border, and the BEF had almost another half million.
    – France and England were already violating Belgian and Dutch “neutrality” with impunity by flying aircraft over the lowlands.
    – It is important to remember that France had already invaded Germany, the Saar in 1939, and that throughout this entire period Hitler was begging Churchill to negotiate a return to the status quo.
    – British invaded Iceland and Iran

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  60. Sean says:
    @Reuben Kaspate

    No one wants to admit that Germany is a world power.

  61. Sean says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    WW2:Germany crushed France, and to avoid the same fate Britain was forced to withdraw from the Continent.

    EU: ditto.

  62. @The Alarmist

    Alsace was incorporated into France by Louis XV. It was under German rule from 1873-1918.

    the only reason it is implausible that it would return to the Deutschsprachigeraum.

    An important reason is that the Alsatians were treated atrociously by the Prussians at the outbreak of WWI.

  63. @Stogumber

    In many respects, Europe’s economic egalitarianism makes it easier for the nationalist right to break through. For example, since the centre-right in Europe isn’t opposed to some socialist policies like taxpayer funded healthcare, there is some potential for working class nationalist/populist parties to work with the mainstream centre-right (which is already happening in Italy and Greece).

    In Anglo countries, the right tends to be more hostile to economic socialism. Hence, you have few working class nationalists, and lots of middle class “alt-right lite” types who oppose refugee immigration and left-wing identity politics, but are okay with neoliberal policies like unrestricted free trade and mass economic immigration. You also have more working class whites who are totally disengaged from politics.,US politics might be a lot different if you had angry yellow vest hillbillies blocking the roads in and out of Washington.

  64. Ace says:
    @Brabantian

    Well said. My parent had a nice life on one decent salary and were content with what they had. They didn’t seethe with resentment over rich folks. Thus, the “income inequality” that is invariably trotted out as one of our major ills seems dishonest to me.

    However, the ability of wealthy people to have a disproportionate influence in US politics, media, academe, and business lights me up like a Winter Festival tree. Barbara Streisand can enjoy her shack on the Pacific Coast all she wants and I’m fine with that. It’s quite interesting to see how very wealthy people live and what things they create or sponsor. Their personal freedom from the cares of ordinary people often results in certain moral challenges that are instructive.

    But their political opinions are no more valuable than those of my drug supplier.

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
  65. Asagirian says:

    The big contradiction of our Jewish-Supremacist Order is that Jews say white folks must atone for the past sin of ‘racism’, but the means of atonement is by supporting the Jewish oppression of Palestinians and Zionist warmongering in the Muslim World that has destroyed millions of lives.

    It’s like making a ‘guilty’ dog(for its aggression and violence against rabbits) redeem itself by acting aggressive and violent toward foxes.

    It’s a strange affair. Whites are too feel guilty about Jim Crow but support Zionism apartheid in West Bank. Whites are to feel guilty for their history of violence but then use violence against whomever Jews don’t like.

  66. @Reuben Kaspate

    Gubament and people. Two different things homie, Yellow vest could give a fat phuck about anything you just puked up.

    • Replies: @Reuben Kaspate
  67. @Wally

    We are on the same page. The history(A set of lies agreed upon)of WWII as we have been taught is far from the truth.

  68. Ace says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Don’t be ridiculous. The objection to such a desire for “essentials” is not that they reflect greed on the individual’s part. I suspect that what you consider “essential” is at heart “have someone else pay for what I want.” Objecting to individuals wanting to live off of other is conservative. As is objecting to their looking to the federal government for goodies not provided for in the Constitution. Recent example: Obongocare.

    Your “greedy” point is a smokescreen.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  69. @DESERT FOX

    Absolutely correct. It was American “capitalist” who funded the Bolshevik revolution, supported Stalin with American “lend-lease”, and has brought down the hell upon the world we now live under. We must never forget communism is nothing more than Judaism for the Goy, and Judaism is nothing more than a political system religionized…

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • Replies: @redmudhooch
  70. tac says:

    Acte XII

    Gilets Jaunes burning EU flag while chanting ‘Frexit, Frexit, Frexit’:

    Paris:

    Toulouse:

    Bordeaux:

    Nantes:

  71. Art says:

    The Yellow Vests have the means to change the economic system.

    It used to be said that there were two sure things in life – death and taxes. Now there are three things – death, taxes, and bankers – today, with most every transaction in the West, the banker gets a slice. This makes him very rich.

    The economic pie used to be rationally divided between the management class, the employee middleclass, and the government class. A set balanced percentage of an economic transaction was metered out to each class. Now we have added a fourth very greedy class – financial bankers. With every debt or credit transaction the banker gets his first.

    Clearly this situation has fostered economic centers of vast oligarch wealth. The very rich money changers, then use their money to control the management class and the government class, leaving the middleclass wanting. The main instrument of this destabilizing arrangement are private central banks.

    France is country of mainly small local businesses. Before oligarch banks insinuated themselves into the economic situation, money was circulated locally. Now money goes to Paris first, and Paris takes a bite of it. Less is returned to the local folks. It is lose/lose for the locals. They have less money to distribute locally and they have no control over the Paris government. The effect is that the Paris banks are leaches that provide no real added value to French life.

    The Yellow Vests must do two things – use cash locally – and force the country’s government to return to national government issuance and control of money.

    Government issuance and control of money has its problems – but mass people power can change governments. Whereas people have NO control over central banking. Clearly, central banking has become all too powerful. It is changing the West into nations of serfs on a treadmill, feeding the rich.

    Think Peace — Art

  72. Kingfelix says:

    People wanting enough income to cover necessities hardly counts as ‘infinity’.

    This is a particularly stupid article, and that it deliberately echoes Bill O’Reilly in its first paragraph says it all.

  73. tac says:

    Macron’s thugs brutalize Gilets Jaunes:

    [MORE]

    macron adopts totalitarian state practices to suppress dissent
    by Vanessa Beeley

  74. Anon[197] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    Ah! Yes, the old question: what holds a community together? Approached in another fashion: what is Europe?

    But talk of values will never suffice. Christianity is not a series of ideas. Christianity is a life, held precious as received from God and lived as belonging to God. From this conscience of the supernatural arise healthy institutions that conform to human nature, and societies where a correct understanding of liberty permits human thriving.

    A life all about the pursuit of pleasure, and the flight from suffering, does not children beget!

  75. Another capitalist apologist I see.

    All the shills still referring to capitalism as socialism and globalism. America is a capitalist country folks, whether any of the shills here will admit it or not. The free shit everyone gets here is a result of capitalist greed. If those workers were paid a living wage by Amazon, Wal-mart, etc.. they would not qualify for free shit. But since the greedy capitalists are the “government” you taxpayers get to subsidize their workers so the shareholders and executives can keep all of the profit for themselves. Plus you get to pay their share of taxes, gotta fund those trillion dollar wars so the capitalists can make even more $$$.

    The gains of capitalism go to the unproductive – bankers and middlemen, not workers. Capital mobility means that a firm can hold an entire community hostage. It can demand low wages and regulations or they’ll walk – destroying an entire area and showing the moral compass of its managers. They demand tax breaks and subsidies in this “market” system or they will relocate somewhere else that will indulge them. They invest in slave labor regions, then sell the product back to the “home” country at prices just below that of domestic producers, thus pocketing an immense, wasteful and irrational profit.

    Workers create all the wealth, and capitalists, as we all know, don’t do any productive labor of their own, it is the capitalists who are using other people’s money. Why the hell do you think all these IMF bailout loans require austerity? The people being bailed out with other people’s money are the capitalist bond holders. The people who are being forced to pay are the working-class people who neither contracted the debt nor received any of the proceeds.

    Why do young people no longer believe in Capitalism? Not enough money? Don’t whine, work harder. Still not enough money? Send the wife out to work too. Study hard, ignore the student loan, get a job, ignore the H1-Bs, study harder, take on more student debt and if you can’t afford to buy a block of land it is your fault because you did not work hard enough . And how has that worked out for them? All it took was them to get sick or to lose their job and the family went bankrupt. Lost everything they thought they owned.

    All you capitalist apologists have to offer them is “Socialism is bad! Work harder!” “Capitalism is good! The only reason you have problems is because you are lazy and we have crony Capitalism but if we had real capitalism then everything would be awesome”
    Capitalism offers them NOTHING. “It’s all your fault for being lazy and not working hard enough, so become a slave or starve to death.” That is your whole argument. You wonder why they reject capitalism?

    So when these kids who grew up in double income families working their guts out just to afford a family home and then they go bankrupt anyway over job loss an illness or medical emergency, and now the kids are entering the workforce with huge student loans, un-affordable health care, overpriced everything, thanks to capitalist monopolies, and all you can offer them is “It’s all your fault. Socialism is bad. Capitalism is the only way even though we can all see it doesn’t work”, well don’t be surprised when kids and adults don’t listen and instead consider anyone offering an alternative.

    We can give Israel 38 billion dollars+ for their citizens to have universal health care, free college tuition, even free housing and land, we can give MIC $800 billion to piss away on losing wars, then we can do better for our own citizens.

    Funny that all these hard workers here have all day to post comments on the Internet while calling other people socialists.

    Tax the rich!

    “What we have in this country is socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor.” – Gore Vidal

  76. @Johnny Walker Read

    It was American “capitalist” who funded the Bolshevik revolution, supported Stalin with American “lend-lease”, and has brought down the hell upon the world we now live under.

    and allied with Stalin to defeat National Socialist Germany.

    We must never forget communism is nothing more than Judaism for the Goy, and Judaism is nothing more than a political system religionized…

    Is capitalism any different? Look at the bankers, look at Wall st, not a lot of gentiles.

    Capitalism is a society in which the few, the rich control it all. Including all of the corporations. It is similar to communism in that the corporations become “the” corporation and the state. Which serves the corporation. Which in our case is Wall Street.

    Do you trust Monsanto having total control over your food and water? Think we’ll have any rights living under the bankers and corporations? Look at the online censorship. That is where capitalism is taking us. They’re 90% there.

    There is no other Capitalism other than the one we have today, in capitalism money rules, who has the most money rules over all.

    Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228354-500-revealed-the-capitalist-network-that-runs-the-world/

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  77. @Brabantian

    Agree, great comment.
    Yes, I agree that most people are not utter bottomless sinks of acquisitiveness. Yes, they are aspirational — they desire security & a high middle class standard of living. And yes, there are material & spiritual problems with such a value system. Arguably, the “man does not live on bread alone” view should come into play here. Love of family, community , country AND life itself is a partial corrective.
    And – these people are generally not stupid either: they know things are not working properly. Income inequality breeds resentment because it is NOT fair – nor is it sensible. To increasingly pressure the living standards of the yeoman/middle class for the benefit of a 0.001% elite corrupts the economy AND democracy (& the elite).
    There are similarities the decline of the Roman Republic. Causation was different, however consequences were similar: destruction of the yeoman class, the rise of a bloated 0.001% & the rise of reliance on slaves. We don’t have slaves (per se) but “off-shoring” & mass immigration are a modern parallel….

    • Replies: @Miro23
  78. @Intelligent Dasein

    The “welfare state” has been on a bread & water diet for decades now, just waiting for the glorious day when it can be drowned in the bathtub.
    The welfare state is not insolvent: the State itself is hopelessly corrupt (incidentally, most people would prefer a decent job….but decent jobs are another thing to be slowly suffocated over the decades….)

  79. @Ace

    Just imagine – 2019 & medical care for all is still a luxury for parasites, not a foundation of an efficient modern state. We can also ignore all the INefficiencies of the US health system — ignore the 100’s of billions wasted, the fact that the US spends far more than any other State on health but receives the worst health outcomes of any 1st world state & ignore the horrible human costs (50%’sh of US personal bankruptcies due to medical debts ?)
    Anyway – main thing ? Those vile “something-for-nothing” parasites got nothing….that’s worth paying anything for….

  80. aspnaz says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    Society started to die when the leaders decided that they were not brave enough to lead their troops into battle: If the King won’t fight then he is a coward. Name the last US president to lead US troops into battle? Nobody likes cowards as leaders: Bush, Clinton, Trump etc etc, all fought wars but were cowards: Will Trump lead the charge into Venezuela or will be be hiding in the oval office like Obama did when killing Osama.

    • Replies: @Miro23
  81. @redmudhooch

    I agree with all your points. My point is communism and crony capitalism are one and the same, and that communism was berthed by the venture capitalist in order that they could eventually control all of the worlds resources.

    “Now let’s turn to the crony-capitalist model of the U.S., Japan, the European Union and various kleptocracies around the globe. For PR purposes, the economies of these nations claim to be capitalist, as in free-market capitalism.

    Nothing could be further from the truth: these economies are crony-capitalist systems that protect and enrich elites, insiders and vested interests who the state shields from competition and the law.

    The essence of crony-capitalism is of course the merger of state and corporate power. There are two sets of laws, one for the non-elites and one for cronies, and two kinds of capitalism: the free-market variety for small businesses that are unprotected by the state and the crony variety for corporations, cartels and state fiefdoms protected by the state.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-16/whats-difference-between-fascism-communism-and-crony-capitalism-nothing

  82. @Johnny Walker Read

    Maybe the Yellow Vests could not give “a fat phuck” about what I have “upchucked”, however, it would be a long, long way to Tipperary…

  83. What a strange article. If I recall correctly, Mr. Durocher is French, but speaks fluent English. He does not seem to have an understanding of his own peuple.

    I saw a youtube a couple of weeks ago where a former mayor of a small French town explained why the GJs were protesting. She stated that most money is spent on immigrant invaders. The GJs expect at least dentures and reading glasses from their socialized healthcare but are not getting any help.

    Mr. Durocher did not mention blacks/Asians/Jews/Muslims in his article. These are the real troublemakers in France.

    The GJ movement should work on expelling these groups from France.

    • Replies: @Guillaume Durocher
  84. Miro23 says:
    @aspnaz

    Society started to die when the leaders decided that they were not brave enough to lead their troops into battle: If the King won’t fight then he is a coward.

    That’s a good point. Every society has its elites, and the original aristocratic ones came from success on the battlefield – they were the war leaders who could guarantee the power of the king. And they were often led by the king himself (sometimes fatally e.g. Harold II (Harold Godwinson) at the battle of Hastings, or Richard III (Richard Plantagenet) on Bosworth field).

    As with many things, WW1 seems to have been the watershed, with a decadent British aristocracy failing in its military role (Churchill’s drunken ramblings), and an even more decadent Russian aristocracy, not only failing militarily, but also allowing Russia to be overrun by radical Jewish Bolsheviks.

    On the US side, it no longer has a native Anglo aristocracy to lead it in war (although it still has a largely Anglo run military). The wars of the United States are now initiated by a parasitical radical Jewish minority leadership who direct them on behalf of Israel.

  85. Miro23 says:
    @animalogic

    We don’t have slaves (per se) but “off-shoring” & mass immigration are a modern parallel….

    True enough. For the off-shoring side there’s the example of Europe’s Nº1 sports goods retailer which happens to be French (Decathalon). German newspaper Zeit, wrote about one of their sub-contracted workers in Sri Lanka (changing her name for her own safety) in the article, “Sewing on an Empty Stomach” https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/2017-12/decathlon-working-conditions-production-textiles-asia-english

    Milanti, in any case, has just finished a 12-hour shift at one of the 12 Decathlon suppliers in Sri Lanka, and she has no claim to vacation time or sick pay.

    As she does every day, Milanti walked the 1.5 kilometers to work after spending the night with her husband and children in the same bed. The family lives in a so-called boarding house, huge numbers of which have sprung up outside the multiple free trade zones in Sri Lanka, providing shelter to the army of workers. They tend to be little more than barracks with tiny rooms in which residents sleep and cook. The area around Katunayake, near the Colombo airport, or near Wathupitiwela, located not far away, is full of such boarding houses.

    Many of the beds are shared. When one woman heads of for a nightshift, another who has just arrived home lies down to get some sleep. The boarding houses don’t have bathing facilities, with Milanti having washed herself with water from an outside well and a tiny piece of soap. Shower gel is much too expensive for the family.

    Even in good months, Milanti’s wages from the Decathlon supplier hardly amount to more than 150 euros (172 dollars). A quarter of that total goes to rent and electricity, with an additional quarter going to childcare, with school ending in early afternoon.

    How is this materially different from slavery?

    • Replies: @Ano
  86. @attilathehen

    While some gilets-jaunes clearly oppose immigration, I have not seen much evidence (beyond the anecdotal) that the movement as a whole is opposed to immigration. The economic and civic issues have been given far more prominence in their protests. Do you have sources on the gilets-jaunes’ position on immigration?

    • Replies: @attilathehen
  87. Ano says:
    @Miro23

    That article reads like a crime that cries to Heaven for vengeance.. reminded me of Wilde’s sonnet about Greeks under Ottoman rule:

    ON LIBERTY

    It is not that I love thy children, whose dull eyes
    See nothing save their own unlovely woe,
    Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know,—
    But the roar of thy Democracies,
    Thy reigns of Terror, thy great Anarchies, 5
    Oh! Mirror my wildest passions like the sea,—
    And give my rage a brother——! Liberty!
    For this sake only do thy dissonant cries
    Delight my discreet soul, else might all kings
    By bloody knout or treacherous cannonades 10
    Rob nations of their rights inviolate
    And I remain unmoved—and yet, and yet,
    These Christs that die upon the barricades,
    God knows it I am with them, in some things.

  88. Paul C. says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    I haven’t left enough comments to use the “agree” button. But I do agree. Your comments reflect what every nation wants. We’re all suffering from the same international banking cartel which controls all Central Banks thus ALL governments. And they’re waging a silent war against their populations via: fluoride, chemtrails (geo-engineering), vaccines, GMO’s, Big Pharma, wi-fi radiation poisoning and soon the mass cancer causing 5G. Not to mention the police state we live in with cameras on every traffic pole and “smart” technology to control us. The only exception seems to be Russia who also has a Rothschild controlled Central Bank but still seems to be in control of their country, unlike the US, and who’s debt is only 11% of GDP, one of the lowest in the world. We know these Bolshevik bankers ruined Russia for most of the 20th century so I’m perplexed how they’re escaping their continued wrath which the rest of us are feeling (France, Venezuela, Greece and all to a certain extent).

    Prior to the FED and the IRS in 1913, the US was the richest country and largest creditor nation in the world. We had no need to tax our people and collected tariff income from those nations who wanted access to our lucrative market of buyers. Since the Int’l Banking Cartel (FED) took over, the US was officially bankrupted in 1933 and is now $21T in debt. Guess what. All nations are now in debt, thanks to these middlemen parasites.

    And what else do they want? Non-stop war and installation of their puppets everywhere. And they have them. Every leader is a puppet, including Trump, even if some believe he’d rather not be one. Fact is he’s there because he is. Trump was against the Neo-cons as a candidate and now has Bolton, Elliot Abrams, Pompeo, had Haley, has Pence (modern day LBJ). He supports the toppling of Venezuela, supported 2 false flags in Syria, hasn’t removed troops from any country, has done nothing about vaccine poisoning, nothing about 9/11 Truth, nothing about Geo-Engineering, but at least calls Climate Change a hoax and bashes MSM. But perhaps that’s just to placate the patriots and keep us hopeful while they continue to take our rights away. Common Law is gone.

    We need to FLIP THE TABLES OF THE MONEY CHANGERS!!! The way to do this is by sharing information and awakening your neighbors, family and friends. The Yellow Vests are a perfect example. I’ve heard many an interview and they understand the big picture which is the corrupt banking and thus power and control in the hands of the few, who also happen to be satanic and hate Jesus Christ.

  89. @Guillaume Durocher

    Here is an interesting youtube by Paul Joseph Watson on the GJ protests:

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272400/paul-joseph-watson-video-truth-about-yellow-vest-paul-joseph-watson

    Here is an article about a GJ protest:

    https://www.dna.fr/actualite/2019/02/02/nouveau-samedi-de-mobilisation-pour-les-gilets-jaunes-alsaciens

    https://www.france24.com/en/20190128-france-peek-inside-national-debate-town-hall-meeting-trouville-sur-mer-macron-yellow-vests

    From what I have read about the GJ protests, if most of them do not understand that the black/Muslim/Asian invasion is the source of their economic and civic problems, then their protests are meaningless. Have these people forgotten the terrorist attacks in France?

    Are you in France right now?

  90. New development
    Boost in efficiency.
    Now they are torching Ferrari’s and other expensive cars.
    Somebody there is using the brain.
    Splitting the police force by majority of the police will have to guard the cars.
    French insurance companies are in catatonic panic

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