by James Corbett
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?
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.
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:
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
Soros or his fellow travelers
are rooting for the yellow jackets to succeed.
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:
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?
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.
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.
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.
But that's where it
started, and it is important.