by Ollie Richardson for The Saker Blog
Disclaimer: if you think that Soros/Russia/America/Illuminati is behind the Yellow Vests or some other batsh*t nonsense, then please stop here. This article isn’t for you. Cat videos on YouTube are maybe more appropriate.
While the Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes) protests actually began on 17.11.18, I think most are aware that frustration with the government has been building for many, many years. Sarkozy certainly played a big role in this. Deep-rooted contractions have been left unaddressed while offshore accounts were filled up. Without wanting to dedicate a lot of space to the details of each French government since the last massive riots in 1968, I think it is easier to proceed from the fact that France has been essentially occupied by America for decades. For me personally, this helps to explain a lot.
In Russia there is the word “народ”. The closest translation of this into English is “nation”, but actually it doesn’t really convey the sense. We’re talking about fraternal relations amongst peoples that are indistinguishable from kindred ones. And it’s understandable why this concept doesn’t exist in the West. Or at least, I’ve never seen it. When America landed on Omaha beach in 1944 it sure didn’t have the best interests of France at heart. And the quick formation of NATO in 1949 testifies to this. America succeeded to create a loyal bloc in synchronisation with the USSR’s withdrawal from Europe (by the way, talk about “Soviet occupation” is vulgar NATO propaganda). Normandy was bombarded by US aviation in an act of national subjugation. This is also psychological warfare.
After all, it’s no coincidence that as of this very moment Japan – nuked by America – is the No. 1 most indebted country in the world. Africa is another story; the people were stripped of their identity and turned into automated plantation workers for the “civilised” West. This helps to explain why French TV broadcasts American movies, American series, American music, etc on a loop. Or at least until recently. I have noticed that there has been a slight reduction in the last year, but there is still predominance all the same. On TV there is a focus on violence. Children’s cartoons consist of almost endless aggression. Everything is done to create lines of division and pit X against Y. This doesn’t benefit France or Europe, but it does benefit the USA and its EU project. Why? Because how else can American… sorry… NATO military objects be planted on European soil and aimed at Russia? Most French people believe that the USA was a liberator in WW2, and that nuking Japan was justified. The TV reinforces these ideas also on a loop.
If you try to challenge someone who thinks such things, you will be on the receiving end of the 3 stages of denial. The creeping annexation of French sovereignty reached its peak in 1999, when the Euro (€) replaced the franc. The standard of living has worsened ever since. After this, French agricultural produce lost its place in its own country to Spanish agriculture (Spain is now an IMF slave), which is riddled with pesticides. As a result, French produce is now much more expensive. Fruits and Vegetables? Extortionate. Sadly, French produce is also a victim of Bayer/Monsanto (hence why the Yellow Vests recently attacked the HQ).
I will come back to this topic later, but I have given one early example of the consequences of US occupation. Has it brought anything good? In my opinion, no. Living became dependent on credit. Car adverts on TV infinitely promote debt and unaffordable lifestyles. Part of the parcel of US occupation is being dragged into violations of international law. France played a major role in bombing Yugoslavia and trafficking organs (Bernard Kouchner was heavily involved). It helped to carve the region up and illegally create Kosovo’s “independence”. France helped America invade Afghanistan (invading Iraq didn’t receive enough public support) in Operation Enduring Freedom (nice name, haha). France (Sarkozy) helped America use Georgia as a battering ram against Russia. France was the ringleader in the evaporation of Libya. France helped arm terrorists in Iraq and feed Al Qaeda, which later resulted in the birth of ISIL/ISIS. France helped AFRICOM send weapons from Libya to Syria. France is permanently in Africa, helping the IMF pillage sovereign nations like Mali.
France helped Al Qaeda/ISIS in Sy-Raq unconditionally in the media space and with financing. France helped Riyadh send Yemen back to the Stone Age. France helps Israel massacre Palestinians. France (using Bernard-Henri Lévy as the middle man) helped America overthrow Yanukovych in Ukraine and unleash civil war.
France has consistently parroted America’s anti-Russia propaganda on Skripal, MH-17, Crimea, Trump “collusion”, etc. And now France helps America bring Venezuela to its knees. Does absolutely any of this benefit France or the French people? No? Then whom does it benefit? The IMF. NATO. Jacob Rothschild (I am “anti-semitic”, yes). Apartheid Israel. Lockheed Martin. Raytheon. Boeing. Goldman Sachs. JP Morgan. Disney. Kelloggs. Qatar. Saudi Arabia. Banderists. Wall Street. Soros. Clinton. AMERICA.
Now with this important background information on the table, we will move on to the topic of the Yellow Vests. The initial spark of the protests is the El Khomri law, which essentially robbed employees of their rights. Read more about it here. And guess what? Yes, on March 15th the EU condemned this law. I.e., 18 weeks of protests could’ve been avoided long before this dumb globalist law was adopted. But nope – giving workers a fair exchange for their labour doesn’t fill up offshores.
The next scandal that incensed people is the Benalla affair from July 2018. Summary: Macron’s best buddy Alexandre Benalla (some say he’s his boyfriend) violated the law and assaulted a May Day protestor. He then broke the law on diplomatic passports. This particular scandal is never-ending, and, predictably, no punishment has yet arrived. The media even tried to link it to Russia. However, when a Yellow Vest (boxer) acts in self-defence against over-aggressive riot police, he is instantly given a jail sentence.
The tipping point was Macron’s 23% diesel fuel tax, which he wanted to implement at the very beginning of 2019. This resulted in 300,000+ protestors mobilising in November 2018 – also known as Act 1 of the Yellow Vests. The government did not respond and pretended nothing was happening.
Thus, Act 2 was called, which was even more violent. But again, no reaction from Macron followed. Act 3 happened, and then Macron bluffed – he claimed that the fuel tax hike would be postponed. Then a bit later he announced it had be fully scrapped (a ploy since in early 2019 he started to promote a “carbon tax”). It was only after act 4 that Macron did something. But all he did was increase the minimum wage by a measly €100. Ironically, it became the most-viewed political speech in France’s history. The Yellow Vests collectively shook their heads and continued to protest.
Before Act 5 there was the Strasbourg “terrorist attack”. I use inverted commas because I believe it was government orchestrated to try to end the protests. Macron let the perpetrator – who was known to police – walk around a free man BEFORE THE ATTACK when there were chances to detain him. He had also been detained multiple times before and had over 30 criminal offences on his account. An innocent “terrorist attack” is was not. Act 6 and 7 were pretty calm and by this point Macron felt like he had managed to quell the movement. Then there was the boxer scandal of Act 8, which the media milked dry.
After Act 9 Macron announced the start of the pathetic “grand debate”, which ended up lasting 1 month. The aim? To buy time and hope that support for the Yellow Vests will drop. Propaganda TV channels were selling this “debate”, which has now ended, as “a new stage of democracy”. In reality, it was a re-run of Macron’s electoral campaign and simultaneously his campaign for May’s EU elections. A PR technology, or a monologue.
Act 10 took place relatively calmly. Then during Act 11 Macron’s goons fired a “flashball” at the face of a prominent YV – Jérôme Rodrigues. All testimonies and proof show that it was a deliberate act. As a result, Jérôme lost the use of his right eye.
Act 12 was mostly about condemning police violence and was dedicated to Jérôme. Act 13 involved a Yellow Vest’s hand being blown off by a grenade. The media never told people that these dispersal grenades are loaded with TNT. They never showed the footage, and referred to the incident as a “minor injury”, even blaming the protestor for approaching the grenade.
Act 14 is when the Zionist rat Alain Finkielkraut was “greeted” by the Yellow Vests, after which the media started screaming “anti-semitism” non-stop. I couldn’t watch the TV for days after this, the level of social engineering was vomit-inducing. In essence, every channel tried to say that all Yellow Vest protestors are supporters of the Holocaust.
Act 15 and 16 were different in the sense that the Yellow Vests decided to stop declaring their protests and instead did unsanctioned marches. Sadly, this tactic didn’t have much success since the police set up wedges and managed to squeeze and paralyze the Yellow Vests. It started to resemble sheep being herded by the police in the streets.
Act 17 was supposed to be a 3-day sit-in in Paris. Sadly, on the Friday the police already thwarted the plans and prevented the creation of a tent camp under the Eiffel Tower. The march on the following Saturday was halted quite easily by the police (I was with the Yellow Vests when they were cornered by CRS).
This was actually a good thing because it made the Yellow Vests return to their roots, when they were most effective. It was understood that the format of protests had to change since it had become stale and easy for the police to stop. The initial plan for Act 18 was to encircle the Elysee Palace from 4 directions with mass mobilisation.
At the last minute (10 a.m. on Saturday morning) a curveball was thrown at Macron, and all the Yellow Vests gathered on the Champs Elysees. You know the rest: the most violent protest since Acts 1 and 2. See my Facebook album below for more about this:
Now that I have done a basic chronology (I only mentioned the most important events, most of which happened in Paris), I will now answer some questions posed to me and then speak my mind about all of this.
Question: “How many people showed up for Act 18 in Paris?”
My answer: I don’t know exactly, but it was similar to Acts 1 and 2, so at least 10,000. The Police syndicate says 290,000 protested across the country, while the propagandist Interior Ministry says 14,000 (haha). The riot police (CRS) stood no chance anyway, the Yellow Vests’ anger was like an erupting volcano.
Question: “To your knowledge, did this occur in other French cities?”
My answer: It happens in all the major cities. Toulouse always has a big attendance, as does Nantes. There is the blocking of toll roads, roundabouts, airports, etc too.
Question: “Why is there almost zero coverage of this across all US news outlets?”
My answer: Because it exposes the “democracy” scam and makes “partners” like Ukraine sh*t their pants, since they realise that it is their throat that the Anglo-Saxons will cut next.
Question: “Do you experience any degree of organisation among protesters or is it still merely people gathering, walking around and going home again?”
My answer: There is central organisation, yes. The police try their best to set up traps, but the YV communicate all observations internally. I’ll give an example: on the night of March 15th the police were patrolling all the highways that lead into Paris. So, a large communiqué was distributed among Yellow Vests informing what routes they are on and at what times. The same for the metro station closures.
Question: “Do you believe there are other groups among protesters who bring more violence into protests than there has been before? Or in other words, have protesters been infiltrated in order to discredit them?”
My answer: For Act 18 there was solidarity. But for the early acts the Yellow Vests weren’t too comfortable with the “black block” being present, because they didn’t want to be labelled by the media as demolishers/hooligans. But the Yellow Vests soon learnt that the media will demonise them if they are peaceful all the same, so it’s better to not play Macron’s game. There are times when the police have worn a Yellow Vest and pretended to be protesters. There are also plain-clothes cops walking around too. Also, there are cops who pretend to be “black block”. So yes, there is infiltration. But nothing could stop what happened on the 16th. The picture below taken by the Reuters photographer is from March 16th (Act 18) in Paris – it shows an incognito cop wearing a Yellow Vest:
Question: “What is your estimate of % backing in the french population towards the GJ.”
My answer: The media/entertainment brainwashing machine has done a lot of damage over the years. I’d say for every 3 people there is 1 supporter. This is still good considering the circumstances – non-stop demonization on the TV.
Question: “Are law enforcement, police & institutions follow or is there dissent also among them?”
The Yellow Vests are rather perplexed as to why the police don’t defect more. There is a problem with suicide among officers, and they are under funded. Some syndicates are pro-YV. In general the police like to be robbed by Macron – Stockholm syndrome.
Now I will voice a few thoughts.
Let’s speak about what happened on the 16th (act 18) in more detail. I arrived at the Champs-Élysées at around 10:15. I immediately noticed how the riot police (CRS) had cut the avenue in half with a row of trucks, like during act 17. But about 10 minutes later they moved the trucks and the water cannon into the side streets so that they were facing the avenue, as opposed to being in it. This was odd. It was as if they had handed the avenue to the YV on a silver platter without resistance. Perhaps a cauldron was more preferred instead of linear clashes. The first clashes happened near the Arc de Triomphe. Paving stones/rocks were being thrown at the trucks and EU tanks that were parked there. There was an endless screen of tear gas. No shop smashing had happened yet.
It must be understood that after the first few acts, Macron gave the order to use a stronger formula of tear gas. And normally there are mobile anti-terrorism units (BAC) on standby ready to chase the Yellow Vests and detain them. There was no BAC at all on the Champs-Élysées, probably because they would have been battered. After an attempt to go down one of the streets perpendicular to the AdT failed (police blocked it), everyone returned back to the AdT and then headed down the Champs-Élysées. It was here that the smashing began. There were police blocking every side street, launching tear gas every 30 seconds. In one of the videos I filmed you can see why CRS preferred to stand at a distance. They stood no chance. I am confident that a cop could’ve died at this moment if they hadn’t retreated. The rocks were coming down on them like artillery. By the way, I have debunked the Fouquet false flag here – the media is yet to admit the truth, instead preferring to pin the blame on the Yellow Vests.
It reminded me a lot like Maidan in the sense that the cops were sitting ducks, and it felt like nothing could disperse the protestors. The YV took the Champs-Élysées and all the police could do was to try to herd people around like sheep via tear gas. The saving grace for the police was that the YV managed to break free down a side road and thus left the Champs-Élysées. The 2-hour riot across 2km began, down street after street. The “Black Block” was smashing things left, right, and centre. There were many things I didn’t film because I didn’t want to get on the wrong side of them. Last thing I needed was a smashed phone because they suspected I was an undercover cop (like Benalla). Shoppers and tourists simply watched with their jaw on the floor.
The police car incident was pretty crazy. They found an abandoned police car in the street, smashed it and torched it. Then within seconds the police helicopter above gave a tip off and cops on bikes arrived. The mad scramble to escape was frantic.
When I went into a regular shop to buy food, the “Black Block” arrived and started to smash the one next door. The shop owner closed the shutters in a hurry and didn’t let me leave for 5 minutes. Finding the column again wasn’t hard – I just followed the trail of smashed glass.
Now I will speak about the “Black Block”. They are just the typical urban types who are impoverished, have poor education, and are maximally frustrated. I sympathise with them, since France’s record of colonisation is appalling, and Macron does nothing to give them hope.
There are some districts of Paris that not even the police dare go to. The gangs there throw Molotov cocktails at cop cars even when the cops are inside. “No-go zone” is an understatement. There are places where the use of assault rifles to settle scores is normal. A key thing that happened in the buildup to act 18 is described here. As a result, the streets of Grenoble were a war zone for 3 consecutive nights because of this case of police brutality.
I don’t agree with giving them a label either. At the end of the day, they are French citizens who are victims of the government’s social genocide policy. They are the lost generation who can only expect to be slaves for the elite. They are human beings too, and shouldn’t be dehumanised, which is the media’s main tactic against the Yellow Vests. The Yellow Vests have not declared unification with the Black Block, and they probably won’t, since the media will milk it, but it’s clear now that the Yellow Vests need a power wing (силовое крыло). On the 16th the “Black Block” and YV worked together because they are both in survival mode. They both are against Macron/the system and they both understand that being “peaceful” whilst the government continues to pillage, physiologically torment, and liberalise/globalise the “plebs” is like grabbing your ankles and handing Macron the Vaseline.
Macron’s adoption of the so-called “anti-casseur” law (read more here) was a pathetic attempt to indirectly ban protests. The media likes to label all Yellow Vests as “hooligans”, so that the ultra-liberal Macron voters make more noise against the Yellow Vests. As I said, the Yellow Vests tried the peaceful route, and it was like pissing in the wind. Ironically, Macron cancelled the fuel tax hike and increased the minimum wage when the Yellow Vests were violent back in November/December. He thought that the YV’s had ran out of steam because of the “grand debate”. He was very wrong. Is violence “correct”? The problem is that the media uses images to evoke emotional reactions. Does the media ever show the Macron regime looting people’s taxes and pensions? No. Do they show French weapons being used to massacre Syrian children? No. Do they highlight absolutely anything that they should if they truly worked for the people? No. They work for oligarchs and lobbies exclusively.
Macron and his neoliberal predecessors created “violence” as a rule of engagement, and not the Yellow Vests. Do the Yellow Vests have any other choice now? The cost of living gets worse and worse, so what should they do, bearing in mind that ISIS repatriated children receive better care? They should try to change things through the ballot box? Doesn’t work, please refer to Catalonia. So what will now happen? In the near future: more large protests are in the works; May Day is coming up, so expect something big planned for this day; mass walk outs are possible; other effective acts of disruption that I will keep secret will also take place. The media will continue to brand the Yellow Vests as hooligans who are bad for business. Thus, the Yellow Vests will become more and more militant. Macron might try a weak tax cut as a “concession”, but he might as well not bother, since it won’t change anything.
There are EU elections in May too, which the Yellow Vests want to sabotage and prevent Macron’s party from gaining votes. It hasn’t yet been decided what the best course of action is here, but it’s agreed that blank ballot papers is a bad idea. In the more longer term: if things remain on the current trajectory, then a civil war is on the cards. This is not a conflict on ethnic grounds. This clash concerns the system of governance. What the Yellow Vests want is so radically different from neoliberalism and the EU. It’s like applying the handbrake/e-brake suddenly whilst traveling down the highway. Perhaps at first the Yellow Vests thought that a few violent protests would achieve the goals, but over time they started to realise the severity of the situation. Act 18 testifies to this – a sudden release of energy in order to keep the movement alive, to combat Macron’s aggressive PR technologies (now the media is talking about the Yellow Vests again, albeit in a twisted way). Things like “RIC” and “Frexit” are merely concepts at the moment. Implementing the former is difficult since the parliament is designed in such a way to prevent the decentralisation of power. The latter depends on the implementation of the former.
Ultimately, this is an example of fourth generation warfare. In principle, it is a civil war already – in the framework of late-capitalism/liberalism. If to apply Gestalt theory, then the speed at which information is communicated and industrial processes take place is the only reason why it looks like just a “protest” on a Saturday and not a permanent war. In reality French society is as fragmented as, for example, society is in Sudan. And events in Syria-Ukraine-Venezuela-Iraq-Yemen-etc act as an added boomerang that is returning back to France rapidly, haunting it every Saturday.
The Yellow Vests represent this loss of synchronicity within the EU engine. When Trump was elected the rolling back of globalism started to increase its speed. Macron is trying to reverse this process. For example, he is about to privatise the airports. An added complication is that the Yellow Vests don’t like party politics and thus will not vote for Le Pen, who they consider to be a product of the system. So we have an impasse like the one in the UK, where the will of the people counts for nothing, and society is ultra-fragmented. This is the consequence of the S-400 deployment in Syria. It caused the Western bloc to fragment (since the survival of the capitalism depends on looting the wealth of other nations), and thus the ship is now taking on water. But should the YV try to take the helm and save it? My answer: one cannot build a new system without completely demolishing the old one. France failed to do this in the previous revolutions. Feudalism persisted. Thus, the contradictions rise to the surface again. However, back then they didn’t have the EU and US nuclear weapons to deal with.
My conclusion is that most French people are completely unaware of the reality that the country now exists in, and think that they can continue their lives as normal. They consider that the Yellow Vests are terrorists, and have already subconsciously dehumanised them. They put their heads in the sand as a protective mechanism, because they do not want to take responsibility for their own destinies and prefer somebody else to do everything – childishness that was imposed on France by America. After all, Macron’s fellow Anglo puppet, Adolf Hitler, walked around Paris freely, without any resistance. This didn’t happen in Moscow. But with the creation of RT France, which becomes exponentially more popular, there is at least one beacon of light. I know that the Yellow Vests have chosen RT and Sputnik as their default choice for mass information consumption, and I know that propagandists like BFM, CNEWS, LCI, FranceInfo, France24, etc are sweating in anticipation of their viewership reducing to zero. This means that the decades-old Anglo-Saxon tools of hegemony are losing their effect and the Overton window is receiving an overhaul.
With the national/global (Western) economic situation becoming more and more dire, with more and more migrants increasing the already crippling load on the tax payer’s back, and poor education producing zombie youth, the situation is going to explode sooner or later. How badly? This is the million € question. As is said by the Yellow Vests: On Lâche Rien!
I shall end this article with the statement made by the Yellow Vests after the violent March 16th protest, which I translated and published here.
> if you think that Soros/Russia/America/Illuminati is behind the Yellow Vests
Denying it a priori would require different but plausible explanation of the same tactics Yellow Vest shared with colour revolutions around the world.
Which does not mean the movement could not runaway later. When some movement is triggered different actors want to “take a seat” at steering wheel.
Donbass uprising started with Ukrainian oligarch trying to pull their own little EuroMaidan in cargo-cult fashion. But they did not manage to contain movement they organized and finally lost control of it.
EuroMaidan itself in its early days was largely EuroUnion endeavor, but then they lost control to USA, who eventually dumped all the “EuroMaidna leaders” trio, set Regions Party founder Poroshenko for president and “fuck the EU” otherwise.
Thank-you Ollie for this vivid account!
On the one hand, the move into overt violence is troubling, but after reading the statement that you translated, one cannot help but agree.
It is quite stunning that this receives hardly any coverage in the West. That tells a big story right there. I’m reminded of the Kennedy quote: “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
One can only quietly send solidarity and hope that there are enough ‘smarts’ within this movement that they can move on to literally take their country back, instead of being further violently oppressed and forever having their voices silenced.
Ollie, have you paid attention to the language black block was using? I wound not doubt that they were imports from other parts of the EU. I do not think that they were part of YV movement.
The EUROGENDFOR is definitely an import from other EU countries. An underreported fact is the presence of a kind of EU Schutzstaffel to quell dissent. Probably already tested before in Greece.
I think that this is a quite remarkable fact, police forces from other countries being used to put down a rebellion in a european country. Many advantages to it, no direct understanding of the local grievances, language barrier, no fraternization, reinforcing the local forces in numbers.
The EU shows its true ugly face.
From the reports in Greece, it is more than certain that they were tested in Greece. These goons draped themselves in Greek Flags, did not speak Greek, nor looked Greek, kept throwing gas grenades making sure the gas went towards the protesters. Basically things were unfolding just like it is described in the article above. Forced protesters to seek medical help immediately.
Currently, there is a hot discussion in Greek parliament regarding policemen burned by Molotov cocktails, while governing parliamentarians are insisting that there were not burn victims.
To use police forces from other countries is a similar tactic to the Chinese authorities bringing in troops from the very north of China, who spoke a dialect that could not be understood by the protesters in Beijing. It is easier to ask the troops to harm and kill and destroy protesters they have little in common with.
I respectfully dissent. I have had a few cats.
The Yellow Vests are brave, righteously indignant, and misreported. I grant you that. My heart breaks for them, for every heart that wishes them well, every soul giving its all in this Yellow Vest struggle for freedom from the parasite pinning all of us down, draining our life blood…its unbridled pan-homicidal intent and deeds.
What I don’t agree with is the notion it was a spontaneous development. I think it was seeded into existance by the the Ur-lords…those few men who rule almost all of the world. The purpose designed for the Yellow Vests is to provide the basis for martial law and radical direction the Ur-lords are determined to take the world we live in.
In short I believe the Yellow Vests are being used.
The Yellow Vest internet domain name was register the day after Macron ascended yo the Presidency of France. That fact should ring mighty alarm bells in everyone’s mind. The original proponent cannot therefore be as it is claimed a simple and humble woman as is claimed. Can it…eh.? That fact is a devastating hole in the very foundation myth of this Yellow Vest Movement.
Not true. The domain name “lesgiletsjaunes.fr” which hosts the YV website was created Nov. 2018. Look it up yourself at Whois.net. Macron won the presidential election in May 2017.
That version of the Yellow Vests domain name was registrred in November but other version of it were registered the day after Macron came to power, Serbian Girl. I will post details shortly so stay tuned.!
Serbian Girl, and doubters one and all…
As I have stated above the Yellow Vests domain name in pre-advent form was registered one day after Macron ascended to the Presidency. The link provided above should settle the mater entirely.
Dear white rabbit, you have the wrong domain name. Giletsjaunes.com is incorrect.
The correct website is lesgiletsjaunes.fr
Giletsjaunes.com was a website used for educational reforms in France. Nothing to do with the gilets jaunes political movement.
Two years before Macron a website name is registered. And you connect this in your conspiracy. Ridiculous because it has no linkage whatever.
The Registrar is a holding company of registered names.
Show the conspiracy.
All you demonstrate is two completely disconnected facts. A web name is registered in 2015. Macron is elected in 2017.
The key to demonstrating conspiracy is linkage. All you show is one happened before the other. That is not linkage. It would be much more believable if they occurred almost simultaneously, that is, in very close proximity to the arrival of Macron. The gap in time makes your “connection” ludicrous.
The only one who is convinced of your illogic is you.
Thumps down for now, White Rabbit.
Serbian Girl has the facts that matter.
You are not reading the date correctly. It is european style, not american. It is clearly may 15, 2017.
Here is a webarchive of Giletsjaunes.com from 7 Jun 2015. This website is about education. It stopped being active in 2017. Beginning of 2018 it was put up for sale.(see the link I posted above). It was snapped up by “Dropcatch” a domain sniper that grabs domain names that have just expired in order to re-auction them. This is the date of May 2017 that you are seeing.
In any case, none of this matters because Giletsjaunes.com is not the website of the YV.
One picture shows clearly that there are AFA-anarchists there. If anything, they are the pets of Macron/Soros. They can do anything without facing punishment. They are there, for sure, to vandalize and to destroy the credibility.
I have seen them in the other side, they are nothing but vandals and pledge loyalty to globalists/Soros. Their “habitus” may be revolutionary, but they are on Macron’s side. 100 %.
The Yellow Vest people are not well led. They should stop their weekend games and form a union. The established unions are entirely infiltrated by the security apparatus. The established unions are joining the Vests this coming weekend and that is a dangerous occurance…and it is an opportunity as well. The established unions must be proselytised by the Vests. The Vests have a majority of the population on their side. They need to take a radical path away from the role assigned to them by the Ur-lords. The Vests mist form a union of citizens. And then they must put the entire country on STRIKE.
They mist raise themselves up as a counter pole of authority in order to pull the government, courts, masters down. Macron can have the Vests shot for disturbing the peace. Macron cannot shoot men who won’t work.
For the Vests to succeed they must jump out of the groove cut for them and then face their enemy head on. The Vests must rapidly evolve into a counter-pole of authority. They must stop the protests which are nothing less than quicksane.
Yes, precisely, the fact that still there has not been any call to general strike is very telling, why only demonstrate on Saturday?
Normally, in Europe, France and elsewhere, working people react being willing to go on strike druing days or months if needed, in fact that is the way things are being achieved, but one wonders why all these people do not go on strike…
This is why I feared since the beginning that this is not a working class movement, seems to me it is a middle class one, enraged by the stop on up stairs to higuer echelons of social division coming from the 2018 crisis….
Of course, almost every revolution out there had its origins in a burgueoise movement, then hijakced by the population, but there exist also the danger of being hijacked by the same who have put a stop to the social ladder, as has happened so many times lately.
Thye shoıld take over their work placs; put them under worker control, as did those in Argentina in the 2001. Time to take back the wealth.
Anonymous on March 19, 2019 · at 9:57 am EST/EDT
‘Yes, precisely, the fact that still there has not been any call to general strike is very telling, why only demonstrate on Saturday?
BS. Nothing “telling” there at all. There have been calls to general strikes by different GJ groups one of which by Yellow Vests city of Rouen public spokesperson and lawyer François Boulo for the 5th of february;
Thanks for this informative article.
YV movement might be a last chance us the deplorables get before things get really unpleasant. Not only in France but world wide.
In Canada (province of Alberta) recently introduced carbon tax (CT) amounts to 100% on your utility bills and in case of certain other commodities such heating coal it is as high as 250%. I don’t know what CT is on automotive fuel because it is concealed.
This spring CT will go even higher.
The 23% CT in France was sufficient to trigger YV revolt that embraced other negative social aspect across their society, mhmm.
The most important aspect of YV is unified agenda and understanding who the real adversary is, I do like that YV recognize banking sector is one of them.
In Canada the YV movement is active but, disunited and smudged by bought and paid for MSM. This may change as economy is tanking and the ruling elite is increasingly wrenching up pressure and deplorables start to see the light.
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A good carbon tax would be set at a high enough rate, to rise every year at a pre-determined rate, to quickly end fossil fuel use. That would give ‘busyness’ that certainty that they always demand, while denying it to others, particularly those whose labour they exploit. All proceeds must be hypothecated to income redistribution to those affected by rising prices (now unlikely due to renewables becoming so cheap), and with those most affected as a percentage of their income compensated the most. And it ought to taper at some set rate above twice average income or some such level, so that the rich bear the greatest burden. Any excess should be used for renewable energy research and development, and subsidies for non fossil-fuel energy, transport etc, and for massive reforestation and other measures to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
The structure of a carbon tax is critical. Hansen “Storms of My Grandchildren” describes this, according to my memory, a tax at the mine or well, like a VAT, sorta. The tax gets passed on to all people according to carbon content. The tax proceeds must be (that’s vital) must be distributed in precise proportion – every person would get the same amount of money equally. Those who bought lotsa carbon get their checks like everybody else. However, their outlay for carbon will far exceed the rebate. For those of us, of the hypothetical population, who avoid buying much carbon, the money would be rather a lot. It must, I would add, not be taxable as income. Some poor people who are frugal with carbon already because they’re poor, would probably be able to live on their rebates.
It’s a silly dream, but sound logic… Alas!
The YV “movement” in Canada has NOTHING in common with that of the originators in France. It is 100% opposite.
It was very cleverly seized on by the far right wing movement in Alberta in the hope that the Supremist White Men and Women movements of Canada could ride on the coattails of what seemed to be reported initially here that the YV movement were the good guys battling the dope Macron, his tax increases, cutting of vacations and benefits. It was cynically done. Your average dope thinks they are the same movement.
As for carbon tax increases in Alberta – rubbish. It is a petro state. sponny – you’re full of it. You’re reading hack right wing websites that are trying to get rid of the social democrat government and replace it with right wing idiots under would-be emperor Kenney. Do try and use your brain and utilize some logic.
How do I know this? I live in Canada and am a keen political observer. The people posing as YVs here need to be swept up and disposed of – they’re Trump acolytes gone radical. As I said, cynically clever of their “leaders” to capitalize on the real YV movement in France to fool twits into following them. Looks like they caught you out.
In Brazil, we saw the june 2013 protesters using yellow shirts. Difused demands, horizontally organization, black blocks, no political alignment. Sorry, I can’t stop seeing the uncanny similarities. And I won’t see youtube cat videos. I still think that it is a CIA color revolution as 1968.
Back to Brazil: the center/leftish President, Dilma Vana Roussef signed a lot of laws hardening the anti-riot laws and increasing the investigation powers of judiciary and federal police. Everybody can see the results: a semi-dictatorial fascist crambling country unconditionally aligned to the Empire.
Where are france going?
Thank you for the translation and the article. You do invaluable work. High quality.
Folks should tour your website regularly. https://www.stalkerzone.org
Plenty of good material.
This revolution in utero is crucial to destroy the Liberal Cult Feudal plan for Global Domination and ultimate reduction in number of humans allowed to live on Planet Earth. It is more than social justice, economic equity and democratic Rule of Law. It is about the existential threat by the Elites toward all below them.
Fascism has been dressed up with smiley faces until now. The Yellow Jackets have torn the mask off the bestial monsters.
Thank you Larchmonter for your kind words and consistent support :)
I agree with Larchmonter about stalkerzone.org It’s a daily must for me, and more than once a day, so Ollie, I get angry when you don’t post/update enough. ;)
Larch, it is more and more apparent that the global parasite elites intend a massive culling of the ‘useless eaters’ who they hate with fury, for pathopsychological reasons that have long been institutionalised in ‘religions’ and ideologies of pure xenophobic hatred. With the ecological Holocaust rapidly deepening, and signs of revolt, from the young and old, spreading, the traditional resort to supporting fascism, although in full spate across the West and in Latin America, is insufficient, particularly given China’s rise and Russia’s insubordination, and will just not do to protect the blood-suckers and their gelt. Massive depopulation must be their ‘final solution’ as it has been so often in the past, and thermo-nuclear war being too destructive and poisoning of the world their intend to inherit, I expect bio-warfare will be their choice.
Correction on “police brutality in Grenoble”. Two guys on a scooter without helmets and without a license plate refused to stop for police, and drove into a bus. Not police brutality, good riddance of bad rubbish.
The fact that you think killing teenagers because of a minor infraction is acceptable says a lot about you as a person.
But they were not ‘killed’ by the police.
Beautiful article, Ollie Richardson.
It gives a good impression of the resistance to AngloZionist fascism – i.e. tyranny, under the Ashke-Nazi mafia and robber barons like the queen, Rothschild, Roggenfe(l)der – in France nowadays.
The (provisory) ‘Nazis’ (SS) were simply the Anglo-Amerikkkan terror proxy, exactly similar to the way they use (provisory) Daesh (ISIS) and all-CIA-duh terrorists in Muslim countries now, with which the AngloZionist mafia enslaved (confiscated) continental Europe.
The Yellow Vests are the present day “Résistance intérieure française,” and the French again (like the Serbs, Greeks in WWII) lead the way.
I agree. The German flavor of the nazis is always emphasized today, but in fact nazis and fascist forces transcended the war. One might see the D-Day landings and invasion as the rescue of the European nazis by the British and American cryptonazis. Otherwise the Red Army and European Communists would have stood at the Atlantic, and possibly on the Islands of Britain.
Hitler, like Churchill, was supported by big dark money, curated into actions that created circumstance, which determined “choice”. Like Uncle Karl said, circumstances are important. Truman, or LBJ could speak to the importance of “circumstances” (strong evidence supports thesis the MI “did” FDR in concert with American cryptofascist/nazis). You want a list, by name, of powerful or prominent living American cryptonazis? Find the PNAC declaration New American Century…and read the names that singed it…
They played Hitler for a mark, a sucker, and a patsy. Like Sirhan, or Nixon…the list is endless.
Much of the German nazi agenda seems to exist in their grandchild – the EU…ahemmm.
This was obvious 20 years ago, and we discussed this at home.
A comprehensive and well written account. Bravo !
Your paragraph – “The problem is that the media uses images to evoke emotional reactions. Does the media ever show the Macron regime looting people’s taxes and pensions? No. Do they show French weapons being used to massacre Syrian children? No. Do they highlight absolutely anything that they should if they truly worked for the people? No. They work for oligarchs and lobbies exclusively.
Macron and his neoliberal predecessors created “violence” as a rule of engagement, and not the Yellow Vests. Do the Yellow Vests have any other choice now? ”
– is particularly relevant as “violence of the protests” becomes the weapon of choice with which to attack the YVs. and no they have no choice.
I do wonder however about your statement that – “My conclusion is that most French people . . . consider that the Yellow Vests are terrorists, and have already subconsciously dehumanised them”.
“A survey of 1,016 people conducted by the polling firm Harris has revealed that even after the riots that saw cars and buildings burned on the Champs-Élysées, 72 per cent of respondents said they still support the movement,”
And how many hundreds if not thousands of YVs are now being abused and assaulted in France’s notorious dungeon/ jails. No articles or comments about that that I can see.
One cannot but have the deepest respect for these brave souls. they have skilfully avoided the establishment left/right trap and in so doing have revealed the utter fraudulence and uselessness of the left leadership, all of whom are as much part of the globalist cabal as Macron himself.
Writer Fraser Myers has an interesting take on why the left are irrelevant.
When we realise that the same chosen few orchestrate the wars on middle east countries as orchestrate the destruction of national sovereignties and looting of assets through privatisations of anything that moves in the EU we can see that there is a war being waged on humanity. In France and the EU the establishment has two main weapons, the Europolice and the controlled media.
That people are now “up in arms” about “violence” such as torching a bank or café when there has been near silence on the police shooting people in the face for weeks now, shows that even among “dissenters” of globalism they still follow the agenda set for them on their tv sets.
As you say the violence of the cabal knows no bounds but it’s not on tv so it doesn’t exist A burning shop now – omg – why that is deplorable !
The Yellow Vests would send an unambiguous message if the courage and honesty to do so materialises eventually. It is exactly the same message as that sent recently by the tormented people in France’s erstwhile colony Haiti: A plea for Russian help to save the country and, as a corollary, to hell with the Empire’s puppet government. If Soros is exerting any influence on the YV, that will be the final straw for him.
I don’t know how Hitler was a Anglo-American puppet. He just worshipped power for its own sake. He couldn’t stop boring his ministers and generals with encomiums to Britain and Rome. And if your stated goal is strengthening “Germanism” then the last thing you want to do is emulate either of those entities. At least the pan-slavs were more into reconnecting with their ancient forbears than trying to recreate Byzantium- with machineguns and battleships. I just don’t buy that Hitler deliberately set out to run his country into the ground. The man had the mind of a first rate engineer but a heart of pure formica.
And veins full of pure Crystal meth
If anything, Hitler was a 100% Anglo-American plagiarizer. Most notably, the German Nazis facing the chaos and alarming social tensions of the Weimar Republic were particularly envious of the social cohesion of the US based on global plunder, slavery, genocide, racism, and ultra-militarism. Sadly, Stalin and the USSR that he led would not have any European values. No different this time around.
Therefore, once again: If and when the Yellow Vests in today’s France decide to turn to Russia pleading for help in order to save France from her Anglo-Zionazi puppet government, that will be a huge blast right in the face of the Empire and all its propaganda outlets.
I think the Russian/Slavic term ‘narod’ is better translated as ‘people’ rather than ‘nation’. For example the phrase ‘mudrost narodniye ‘ the wisdom of the people, in the anthem.
Good observation: the crux of a Democratic institution is the Sanctity of the individual. Thanks for pointing that out. The little Runt would appreciate that you said that.
But tangential but on the word ‘narod’/ народ.
The Welsh language (Cymraeg) has the solid all are family, a people, aspect to it.
Cymru = the country (of kin people), Cymry = the kin people. Cymreig (adjective) something belonging to the Cymry or to Cymru.
There are other words for land (gwlad) and nation (cenedl), but the Russian ‘narod’ perhaps has a comparable term in Cymry.
‘Wales’ and ‘Welsh’ on the otherhand derive from ancient Saxon word ford for foreigner. Ironic that the newcomers called the indigenes foreigners, but then the Brythonic Celts of whom the Welsh/Cymry were the main remnant had conquered an earlier culture of Britain a millennium earlier.
The Cymry still call the English ‘Saeson’ translates as ‘Saxons’.
Thank you, Ollie Richardson, for this excellent report. The Yellow Vests should be supported by anyone who opposes the dictatorship of finance/big capital that is still being sold as “democracy”. That said, I do have one big concern about the movement: even if it grows and becomes revolutionary, the matter of who takes power is a crucial one, and the rejection of party politics will be a great obstacle to the Yellow Vests. The question is, will the Yellow Vests be ready to collectivelly take power if they have a chance? Because if they can’t/won’t, who knows what kind of opportunistic demaguoge might try to fill the void?
have the yellow vesters given up any of their entitlement? Their 35 hour work week? two hour lunch breaks? 10-20 paid holidays? five weeks of vacation? have the french started to work better? Plus, a zillion other handouts that define the majority? the answer is no to all of the above. sure, macron is not great but the problems have been going on for a couple of decades. I have calculated that the average french person works less than 7% of their life…and they still expect the handouts. give me the catalan as they are really trying to change europe and they want nothing in return. sorry, but the problem is equally the french people and the french govt. I have a french company. would I ever hire a french person. no. and yes the french govt. responded poorly and did resort to violence, yet the yellow vesters or at least a small majority have used violence from the get go. and how is france going to balance the budget when a good part of its people live on handouts-many french people I know do. they all say yea we pay tax but when you ask how much they pay it is often not much. french system is a relic of the cold war where western europe became so entitled that today is must be the norm. give the catalan again anytime. 100’s of thousand peacefully protest. where in france a few thousand protest with burning cars, shop windows smashed etc. they could have done a better and different thing, but that would have required the correct leadership. in finality, how many time have i had a serious conversation about jean-paul sartre, camus, voltaire, merleau-ponty, baudelaire, rimbaud, nerval etc? never. the french lost their culture because they forgot to care about their culture -which leads to the present silliness.
Yellow Vest protests have nothing to do with politics. There’s a lot of people in France with no running water or electricity who work very hard for those who do. They try to make their voices heard in Paris, but it matters not how hard they shout. They’re never heard.. Macron is the ultimate insult, a banker, a golden boy who spends 8.000 Euros a month on makeup for himself(taxpayers money of course).
If the Yellow Vests are trying to be heard by their rulers, then their protests have everything to do with politics, no? I don’t know why many people still talk about politics like if it is some kind of sinful activity. If common, decent folks (like you, @Jonas) don’t take part in political life, we are doomed to be ruled by people like Macron.
The photo of Hitler and group is a paste up. Just with the keywords and other observatons, I can tell this entire issue is controlled.
Bringing Hitler on again and again cast doubts on the veracity of the ‘explanations’.
Article excellent, regarding pure reporting and analysis. But what killed is the Hugo Boss Winter fashion show. A picture is worth, etc, etc.
To correct typo: “what killed ME”. Yes, I did like the 1940 photograph of the German staff walking in Champs Elysees. The photo made my day as the best shortcut possible to recall in the map the burning of the hugoboss store currently located in the very same avenue. Let us remember, Hugo Boss (the first of the High Couture name, not the descendant who made the brand we all know now) was official furnisher of Nazi uniforms (SA, SS, and so on). Contrary to Greg, or Anonymous, I did not find this part of the article useless or farfetched at all. The Gilets, if they did the burning (which remained to be proved) have a superior sense of irony to say the least.
Celio – Belgian fast fashio chain, like Zara, H&M
Montblanc – Swiss (French Swiss)
Will we get an article about the Serbian protests?
To all, including but not limited to Ollie, Serbian Girl, Scott, Larch, Eugenie, the Saker, and the Yellow Vests braves souls that they be,
I thought I had found a flaw is the history of the Yellow Vests Movement and made comments herein and due to the efforts of Serbian Girl I have become aware that my comments regarding this were wholly unsubstantiated. I apologise.
Thank you Serbian Girl.
God bless the Yellow Vests.!
New to me, and new in fact, a film of 23 minutes about YV act 18 .
(better snatch a copy before YT twigs to the significance) And it’s a good movie, too!
Article with video>
Excerpt> “French camera operator Julien Rogue, who was present on March 16th in Paris when the Yellow Vests made it clear to Macron that his fake “grand debate” will not succeed to sweep national discontent under the carpet, has made and published a 24-minute film entitled “Into the storm: At the heart of a popular revolution”, the introductory text of which is translated and presented below…”
Wow! Very good article! The events in France touch me personally because France for me is also La Patrie (The Homeland). The French military might actively working as the b¡tch of NATZO (Literal words of Mario Le Penis, although he is controlled opposition) is hurtful and shameful and the ziostooges that keep France as another ziowolf should be thrown in jail.
Ollie: The Démission of Macron will solve absolutely nothing: The ruling Zionists have factories of puppets with all kinds of appearances and phony tendencies, their Masonic lodges and cloning facilities are full of Obombas, Guanós, Zarkomys, Zapateros, Draghis, Lagardes, etc., they will just promote another marionette. And you’re right: playing Mr. Nice will not solve anything because the peuple are not meant to be citizens, they are forced to become wage slaves. The Zionists wretched control of France from the king by ruthless violence, and they will never grant control by fake democracy. The representative democracy is a lie: the Masonic shills that the people (s)elect always betray them (duh!) and serve only the interests of the zioelite.
So all these demonstrations are intended to ask for permission?!! The people is the state, not the other way around. The people must not beg Micron so he will “magnanimously” do something “good”, the people must fire him with all the ziostooges. We have better technology now, when the representative pseudodemocracy is ziointervened, we can get rid of the middlemen and resort to the natural law and implement a sort of direct democracy.
Excellent sitrep, Ollie. We can only hope that the YVs will not succumb to the Globalists.