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

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

In less than two months, the yellow vests (“gilets jaunes”) movement in France has reshaped the political landscape in Europe. For a seventh straight week, demonstrations continued across the country even after concessions from a cowing President Emmanuel Macron while inspiring a wave of similar gatherings in neighboring states like Belgium and the Netherlands. Read more...

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

David J

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One problem with this analysis is the author's jumbled identification of "the resistance" in the US. Who is this "middle-class dominated left-wing" who lacks "faith in the people"? And perhaps more importantly from a theoretical perspective; who are "the people" the Left should have faith in? I would argue we (the resistance, such as it is) suffer less from "political confusion" as from a landscape of political rubble, where the "working class" has been absorbed and de-classed. I didn't hear of any industrial strikes- nor of any unity around demands in France. What I see is the Occupy- ization of protest, everything for everybody.

Add to the fact, we Americans understand that if we were to take to the streets in the same fashion, the police would not use tear gas but live ammunition. It is a different terrain when it comes to "upheaval".
 
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