The People vs. Paris

in #news6 years ago

by James Corbett
December 08, 2018

"Let them eat carbon!" said French President Emmanuel Macron this week, offering his peasants a six-month reprieve on their coming carbon sin tax. And, kicking his feet up on his desk at the Élysée Palace, he breathed a sigh of relief. He had bought himself some time to figure out how to deal with the rabble at the gates. But how much time?

Not much at all, it turns out. As of press time, the yellow jackets have announced their intention to proceed with "Act 4" of their protests this weekend, and the government has responded by announcing its decision to close the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and other tourism landmarks on Saturday. Meanwhile, Paris, for its part, is bracing for another weekend of violence and street battles.

For those living under a rock who might not have heard, France has been subject to a series of protests in recent weeks over widespread dissatisfaction with the Macron government and its insistence on pushing through a series of deeply unpopular tax increases and economic reforms. The protesters have adopted the "gilets jaunes," or yellow vests that all French drivers are required to store as a safety measure in the event of a roadside breakdown. It is the perfect symbol for the movement in many ways: it is a standard item that everyone has to hand, it is a visible sign of distress, and it is connected to the fuel tax that was the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back and sent the people spilling out onto the streets.

Given the number of fake, Soros-backed, globalist-friendly "color revolutions" that have arisen in so many countries over the past two decades, it is understandable if readers maintain some skepticism about the reality of this latest, color-coordinated protest movement. But unlike those well-funded, globalist-backed protests, this one is hoping to ultimately topple the administration of Macron, the former Rothschild & Co. investment banker who was touted by the MSM as France's "sensible" answer to the populist wave sweeping Europe. In other words, it's doubtful that Soros or his fellow travelers are rooting for the yellow jackets to succeed.

So, could this be a truly popular revolution taking place right in the heart of the EU empire? And if so, what does it mean?

Unsurprisingly, that highly contentious question is being asked all over the place right now, from the talking head panels on the MSM boob tube to the corridors of power in Europe to the streets of Paris, and there are almost as many answers as there are people asking the question. The socialists are hailing these protests as a repeat of '68, when revolution hung heavy in the air. The nationalists are convinced that this is all about the migrant crisis and is a harbinger of a coming Le Pen government. But all sides can agree on one thing: The spark that lit the match in this particular powder keg was the Paris climate agreement.

Yes, it was just three scant years ago that we were treated to all the ballyhoo and tosh about the Paris Agreement and how it was going to save the world. Who could forget those scenes of the UN bureaucrats holding hands with the political fatcats, congratulating themselves for having saved the world by making the bold decision to control the world's temperature?

"Yes, the politicians and unelected UN bureaucrats can do anything they want!" cried the masses. "They are our rulers, after all! . . . But how exactly do they intend to do this?"

"Why, by appeasing the weather gods, of course," came the response. And, it turns out, the weather gods can only be appeased by giving more money to the government. So, dutifully, Macron and his government went about raising carbon taxes, sending already sky-high gasoline prices in France rocketing into the stratosphere.

There's just one problem with all of this: The people have decided that, on the whole, they'd rather not pay $7.06 per gallon of gasoline to appease those weather gods. In fact, levying a projected €8 billion/year tax on a workforce already complaining about high unemployment and high taxes in order to reduce emissions of the life-giving carbon dioxide in a country that accounts for less than 1% of global carbon dioxide emissions anyway might just be a teensy-weensy bit unproductive.

The whole situation is a fascinating insight into the reality of the growing discontent of the masses who are, on the whole, happy to go along with the global warming swindle . . . so long as it stays out of their pocketbook. Sadly, as they are only now finding out, the entire point of the global warming swindle is to transfer funds out of their pocketbook and into the hands of the very corporations and foundations that are behind the swindle.

France is by no means alone in this dawning realization. Voters in Washington state just rejected a proposed carbon swindle that would have levied an estimated $2.3 billion/year tax on the state's economy that, even by the UN's own made up voodoo witch doctor nonsense, would have contributed about 0% to the goal of stopping global climate change (rounding for the nearest whole number). And now the Canadian government is facing pushback on a proposed federal carbon tax from its own provinces.

Meanwhile in London the likes of George Monbiot (who is wrong about everything) is trying to drum up a new protest movement that is going to demand greater action from politicians on the urgent issue of climate change . . . at least until the protesters discover that they're just helping to demand their own tax increases.

Of course, as you'll hear any number of talking heads tell you in regard to the yellow jacket phenomenon unfolding in France, this is no longer just about a carbon tax. But that's where it started, and it is important.

So, about that Paris Agreement: Paris called. They want their money back.


Thank you James for another interesting essay. When we look at what is going on with what has been called the Great Awakening, people are essentially rejecting Central Banking Control.

I'm sure I do not have to tell you that Soros is a Central Banking puppet. But, at the same time, if we all have to band together and shake pitchforks and torches at a guy, is there really a more Emperor Palpatine evil looking bastard than Soros out there? Evelin De Rothchild must get much better vitamins than that sad sack of droopy skin. Yikes!

As I am still cautiously optimistic about Trump, I find it interesting that his anti-Globalist push has recently gone after the Federal Reserve. And, perhaps we will see real change as it appears the last great secret battle for humanity will be on an economic level. I'm betting on humanity. French protestors are one thing. But, when you consider similar protests in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Brexit, and the "Viking Uprising" in Sweden, then it looks like the Central Banking Cartel will soon be on the run. And French proptestors chanting, "We want Trump" is indicative of the world noticing that nationalist policies will do their countries good too.

Hopefully Americans will wake up past the false left/right paradigm and stop blaming villain de jour, The Left, for all our problems. Sure HRC and the ultra-corrupt Democratic Party had dark plans for America. But, the lack of criticism for PNAC fueled Republicans is a concern.

However, my favorite rumor right now is that several of the 50k+ sealed indictments are ready to go for the criminals who orchestrated 911. That I feel would not happen unless Trump gets a 2nd term as it's obvious a lot of his base is still clueless or in denial about the Neo-Con/911 connection.

And, we may get a few weeks of chaos before if and when Central Bankers go into full battle mode against America's favorite billionaire.

That said, it does seem that blockchain technology will be there to pick up the fumbled ball. Satoshi apparently created Bitcoin as an alternative the for the next time an attempt at a "crash and grab" scheme like the 2008 bailout would be attempted. At least that is the story I heard. Fill in any gaps, I have on that at your leisure.

But, where I see this going is that if increased taxes and emigration policies are being rejected in Europe combined with a Nationalist economic policy of Trump, then we may all be hit with a full blown Central Bank plot to take down the world economy at large. And Blockchain would free humanity from their clutches as the "too big to fails" would have to compete with non-bot trading fueled blockchain and have to compete with it as a value-back currency that has no master. Crypto-currency, silver, and gold vs paper fiat currency? Are you kidding? It would be like the 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers vs a high school football team.

As it's obvious the wild drop in Blockchain is synthetic, it should also be obvious who is behind the artificial drop. The Central Bankers I think are making their move to get as much crypto as possible before they lose control when fiat currency is rejected worldwide.

And carbon taxes are not going to be accepted by the people they wish to control. It's becoming a more and more obvious ploy to skim wealth from the middle class and enforce strict control measures. And of course the elite will not have to play by these rules. It is the Central Bankers after all who have the most to gain by pushing the Climate Change issue. While Washington state avoided the latest draconian environment scare tactic, California's recent "Climate Change" laws are in place. How long before Californians make the Paris riots look like a picnic?

What do you think? Is my conjecture that these riots spell a certain doom for central banking?

Contrary to what roatanbill says I think you're right. Bitcoin, Litecoin and smart contracts of all kinds will make it possible to simply turn away from the present con system that oppresses all. For those who argue that cryptos are a ponzi scheme - well, let them think what they will.

Bankers shouldn't be underestimated. They work primarily with emotions and are devious as hell. I am convinced, on the other hand, that human beings are super smart when you get to the core. And together we shall prevail!

Yes! I believe people are also waking up to their intuition. And combined with our growing intelligence it will allow us to prevail.

There is no "drop in Blockchain". The only drop is in the crypto currency fraud that happens to use blockchain technology.

Crypto is just another tulip mania. As the number of crypto miners decreases, the number of ledger copies decreases and when the last miner calls it quits because it's uneconomic, the ledger disappears into the ether along with any phony value people thought they had. The Central Bankers are wondering why they never thought of inventing another form of out of thin air "money" which crypto is.

All forms of money are created out of thin air for the simple reason that nothing has objective value. Even something like gold is simply one of several rare metals which happened to be used for minting coins historically.

What ultimately gives actual value to a currency is the belief that that currency can be exchanged for actual goods/services.

Hello roatanbill,
I agree with you that fiat money is created from thin air, but...
Did you know that you have to spend about 20,000kWh of electricty to create one bitcoin? That is not thin air.
The total bicoin creation will reach 21 million in year 2140, that has nothing to do with the exponential growth of some tulip bulbs, in fact it is the opposite: the bitcoin creation rate has been set to exponentially decrease to zero. It has already been divided by a 4 factor since jan 3rd 2009.

The real problem for bankers and central bankers is that cryptos are doing their job, bringing trust between a two parties transaction without the ability of fraud.
I gave a conference two weeks ago in a business school with a HSBC guy, he told me that in his bank every one is aware of the coming crypto transition, they think that it will change our society far more than did the web.

fakeinternetnews -

A charitable bit of whisper to you in case the "Trump" spin in your sophistry wasn't deliberate sarcasm.


Trump was purchased ass, cock and balls via central banker bailout many years ago when he was defunct in debt. Trump is 100% Israel first.
Anarcho-capitalism Or Else, and you've already got the "else".

Have a nice day.

Woodchuck Pirate
aka Raymond J Raupers Jr USA

If you need to believe that, thats fine with me. If you can work what you said with a critical analysis of what Hillary would have brought to the table, I am all ears. Bottom line for me, Trump represents dodging the bullet from that obvious Globalist.

But lets get this straight, I do not need your charity at all. You are a troll since you do not even have one blog post! However you got a 34 rating is suspicious as all Hells!

I think Trump has surrounded himself with some Globalists. And maybe, you are right and he was a "brand" delivered to the people or there would be riots in the streets.

So far, I am cautiously optimistic. And I give him an 85 out of 100 for doing what he said he would do. I can't think of another POTUS who came close to that in my lifetime. (born in the 60s). No sophistry here. If I come off as a jackass, it's purely unintentional. What's your excuse?

And really for me, the biggest concern I have about Trump and the whole anti-Left movement is that I have noticed none of these people are bringing up 911 and the PNAC goblins that profited from the wars that it brought. And don't even get me started on the collusion and how the whole thing seemed to be allowed to happen. Where are the droves of Trump supporters on that?

Well, Trump did call out Jeb Bush and crushed the hopes of that Dynasty continuing in America. So vote for whatever the hell Pirate party or what ever hippy movement you think you need to get things done in America. My take has always been the classic, "lesser of 2 evils". And unless you are a reactionary far-lefty who finds offense in everything Trump says, I cannot really see anything "evil" in him at all.

Also, you might want to star blogging and build some kind of reader base before you go off accusing me of sophistry. I looked at your account and somehow you are rated as a 34, and yet have not blogged anything yet. So, put you money where you mouth is and maybe stop trolling people. And I am pretty sure no one here gives a shit about your website. So spamming people with it as if we are going to navigate to that backwoods dirt farm to get more of your charming bullshit after you trolled us ain't happening here. Did they teach you that in marketing school? Probably some site with an auto loading virus or some such skullduggery. So, by all means, have an opinion. But write it on your blog and attract readers. Trolling people here gets you the same scorn it does on any other platform.

Sword of Flame +5 vs Trolls!

Yeah! It was the slogan of Obama. He was Globalist puppet supreme!

fakeinternetnews -

Thank you for your reply, here is my next charitable link share for your enlightenment:

Have a nice day.

Woodchuck Pirate
aka Raymond J Raupers Jr USA

Dude, believe whatever you want to believe. Anyone with a high rating like yours with zero blogs reeks of a bought-in account. So, your words mean nothing as you have not worked at all. Anyone can make statements Trump is a Globalist. And while he's not perfect, like I said, he's 85% better than what we've been getting. So, as far as I am concerned you can keep you opinion. It means nothing to me Troll!

fakeinternetnews -

Thank you for your reply, here is my next charitable link share for your enlightenment:

Zerohedge also provides a nice review of Trump's #Israelgate this morning. This is undoubtedly caustic to the Trump cultist collective ego, however truth is always a blessing.

Have a nice day.

Woodchuck Pirate
aka Raymond J Raupers Jr USA

As the protesters are unorganized, they are not likely to realize that they can start to dictate terms for what THEY want. Sooner or later, this protest will get crushed or it will produce a spokesman.

I suggest that they TELL the gov't that the country's tax base MUST be reduced by 50% by eliminating gov't employees, gov't regulations, gov't enforcers, reducing their involvement with NATO and other criminal activities their military routinely "assists" in, etc. I believe the French can come up with a comprehensive list of what to cut to get an absolutely minimal state.

I've just upvoted your post!
just a micro support for a fellow steemian, I hope you'll appreciate it ;)

The short version = Everyone is tired of the BULLSHIT .

I enjoy this truth

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I believe that this rebellion is indeed a Soros colour revolution.
The objective is to justify full martial law and ultimately full control by the United Nations.
A really effective objection to the Climate Change Hoax and its consequent Carbon Tax would be to remain at home. It is very hard to get arrested or stress the police while doing nothing.
I wrote about this here:

I read your link. A bit nationalistic, and that mentality is part of the problem.

Calling this a temper tantrum is also quite the insult, lots of innocent people have been severely injured, for merely being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Divide and conquer, one of the oldest forms of social control.

There seems to be a fair amount of unity among the French people against their current government, and most are nonviolent.

However if violence is initiated by the government, its quite difficult for most to simply ignore it, and there will always be some who react in an equally violent manner, basic human nature.

Who has the weapons? Who has the numbers?

This might not go as planned, it will probably get much worse, for everyone involved.

I'm surprised they haven't cut the internet yet, when that happens, all bets are off, it will be just like T-square in China.

Allons enfants de la Patrie!

Thanks James for this article.

Macron's taxes increase seems to have elevated the french population temperature.

Let's hope that the climate will behave differently with the carbon taxe.

Looks like the revolution is going just nicely...

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Jake Morphonios shares his wisdom as the the yellow vests strike back against globalism.

Woodchuck Pirate
aka Raymond J Raupers Jr USA

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