Yellow Vests: My opinion

in palnet •  18 days ago 

Draticornix Idraya

This post will likely not be lengthy, it follows a series of question I've had on discord about the Yellow Vest, and I don't really like speaking about that topic, but I thought that I might as well make that clear.

While the Yellow Vest first revendications made sense and came from an impending sense of financial danger, the state has already answered to that. But following the long-lasted tradition of French People, once you obtain a finger, go for a body. As if the fact that this "political flash mob" was not embarrassing enough, they go through the motions and go on discrediting the state's head at a moment where China show its muscles and thus where we need someone to counter them at full force.

Also, their revendications are less and less clear, and I hate the fact that they feel that it's a necessary movement, and are "ready to go on" but not at the price of their precious summer vacations, at least if you are a nuisance be so all the way down, don't just stop conveniently during your vacations.

The initial movement died down with a well-earned victory, all that's left now are just dissidents who should be judged for riots and dissidence. Also, they may speak of police violence, which is a hot topic, but did they speak of the rioters' violence? The shops who have been ravaged leaving working people and shop owners without a job? The shops who lost money because they are so unstructured that the shops had to close for fear of their safety?

And then there are those who work at the international level, what face do they have toward the world? How do you avoid the snickers and pointing fingers aimed at you by your foreign colleague? How do you sign a contract your head high? Those yellow vests who continue just don't see the collateral damages as consequent, but those who feel the brunt of their actions are both the sate and fellow citizens.

And how many just put a yellow vest in their car just so those damn rioters would let them go to their job, and do things? Even kids in the schoolyard near my home were saying "just put a yellow vest in your car, and you can pass" it's both ridiculous and a sign that things have gone too far, and that the degree of ridiculousness is sky-high. So while I did think the initial measure was needed, I think that the sate reacted accordingly and that from that point on to the rest, it's just the good old french idiot getting against the government, nothing we're unused to.

French is a state where many people have privileged, where the syndicates spoilt the workers rotten, and therefore, made them used to their privileges, and thus as soon as it's a matter that removes their privileges they will swing the red flag and riot. Macron is neither from the right or the left, but they will flag him wherever they can for the sake of slandering him. But take just any other president, and they'll do just the same. It's almost like a habit, they just don't care as long as they can protest in some way, make it to the street, and do some noise.

Sometimes it's tiring even trying to follow what they'll say next, think next. But a state that sees employers as the enemies of workers isn't deemed to be doing well economically speaking. If you see every success with jealous eyes, and every business owner as a slaver, then where does the country get its wealth and economy from? Well: nowhere.

Maybe one day this will change. Who knows? But not yet.

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  ·  17 days ago (edited)

No @djennyfloro ...

"Also, they may speak of police violence, which is a hot topic, but did they speak of the rioters' violence? The shops who have been ravaged leaving working people and shop owners without a job? The shops who lost money because they are so unstructured that the shops had to close for fear of their safety?"

... as in your country, so it is here in America. The "press" conveniently fails to mention this ... In certain places here it is even worse, when police have actually been ordered to "stand down" and not engage the rioters. Implies political uhhh ... "support" from those in power ...

"Sometimes it's tiring even trying to follow what they'll say next, think next. But a state that sees employers as the enemies of workers isn't deemed to be doing well economically speaking. If you see every success with jealous eyes, and every business owner as a slaver, then where does the country get its wealth and economy from? Well: nowhere."

[emphasis added mine]

Amen!

Thanks for your comment, I appreciate that you took the time to read my post.

The press seems to have forgotten about objectivity, and now is tainted by political interest, it's more and more obvious now, and it's disappointing in many ways.

Yes @djennyfloro ...

"The press seems to have forgotten about objectivity ..."

... but very unlikely it is anything but intentional. Leading to an obvious question - "To what end do they do this? What do they hope to accomplish?"

I don't think it's about what they intend to accomplish... more... you know... about what they know we want.

I think that they threw their objective out the window when they realized that all the people wants (in majority) is drama, spectacular, and someone to blame for every little thing. It's just so much more self-satisfactory for people to think that things don't go well because of X or Y doing sh*t around than because they have, themselves, not done the right thing.

Just take the number of people who don't go to vote, and still complain about the way things are run in the country. If they looked at themselves and asked themselves how the hell it has come to this point wouldn't they realize that they could change a lot of things just by reaching the mayor of their town or making some research about the people they vote for?

Have you noticed that campaigns for presidency / whatever political is no longer about what they will do for the country, but about what the other candidate do wrong? It's not just the journalists who notice people's dumbness in that aspect, but even the politicians do. People won't vote for a good program, they'll vote for the program that makes them feels good by rejecting the fault on someone else.

When something in town goes bad, why don't people just do a paper, even if badly written, but at least with their ideas on how it could be better? It may, or may not, reach the mayor, but as someone who has ACTED instead of whining, they'd at least be entitled to say that it's all the fault of those who don't do a thing.

Press has abandoned its duty, sells what people buy, and it's both their fault for not upholding the standards and our fault for not giving them the attention that truth needs to survive.

  ·  15 days ago (edited)

Quickly replying to this @djennyfloro, to let you know my lack of response was not due to no interest, but the visit of our youngest grandson ... He is (understatement ...) a handful! 😊

While not promising (many time constraints ...), I hope to comment more at some point, but did at least ensure you had my full support for your efforts in putting down in writing what you did.

Family is the most important :) Thank you for letting me know about it. I hope you have fun with the little devil!

I've posted the last bit of information that I wanted to share about the overall project: Future Media Vision. When the little one is back to his parents, and you have the time, go take a look if you want :)

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