by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:
The Paris elites and their enablers may find that the next general strike won’t immobilize Paris, it will strangle Paris from the periphery.
Eleven months ago, I posited in The Ghosts of 1968 (2/14/18) that the idealistic hope that mass demonstrations could trigger real reform had expired. The mass demonstrations of the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) in 2018 dramatically reinvigorated the topic.
I don’t see the yellow vest uprising as idealistically fueled; it’s fueled by desperation and what Francis Fukuyama termed the working classes’ “perception of invisibility” in a recent essay (Against Identity Politics (Foreign Affairs, Sept/Oct. 2018), a view echoed by French geographer / author Christophe Guilluy who said that “the French people are using the gilets jaunes to say we exist.”
by John Maudlin, Mauldin Economics:
For a couple of years now, the economic narrative has shown a comparatively strong US against weakness in Europe and some of Asia (NOT China). The US, we are told, will stay on top. I agree with that, as far as it goes… but I’m not convinced the “top” will be so great.
Americans like to think we are insulated from the world. We have big oceans on either side of us. Geopolitically, they serve as buffers. But economically they connect us to other important markets that are critical to many US businesses. Problems in those markets are ultimately problems for the US, too.
by Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic:
Financial nuclear warheads.
The mainstream media has degenerated irreparably. Here’s a reliable rule of thumb: if it’s important it’s not covered; if it’s covered it’s not important. Stories in the American mainstream press about Yellow Vest protests have been few. One aspect of the protests, transcendently important, has received scant coverage.
The Yellow Vest protestors have called for a coordinated run on French banks. Whether they realize it or not, they’re playing with nuclear warheads that could annihilate not just the French, but Europe’s and the entire world’s financial system. Because inextricably linked to the ends of contemporary governments―how much they can screw up the lives of those who must live under them—is the question of means―how do they fund their misrule? The short answer is taxes and debt.
by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
In the period 2014-2015, the Obama administration ordered the catch and release of MS-13, ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood in the midst of the last Central American immigration invasion. These multiple accounts can be accessed through the search engine provided on The Common Sense Show. Please file away this fact for future reference in this article.
There is another factor to consider prior to considering the content of this article.
Antifa ‘No-Go Zones’ Just The Latest Attempt By These Thugs To Become ‘ISIS Terrorists Of America’ – They Look Like Them, Act Like Them, And Use The Same Playbook
by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
Antifa groups not only are similar to ISIS terrorists in appearance, wearing black and cowardly covering their faces while conducting terror activities, but they are also eerily similar in the manner they go after those they have decided are the “enemy,” as evidenced by their latest stunt of doxxing (revealing home addresses) the entire staff, including the advertising staff, of The Daily Caller.
The note associated with the post which revealed the home addresses of the Daily Caller staff, stated “Tucker Carlson is a scum bag. We are targetting[sic] the Daily Caller because of its promotion of white supremacist hate speech targetted at POC, immigrants, and the Left, as well as its own history of doxxing. Founded by the notorious white supremacist Tucker Carlson, the Daily Caller promoted Jason Kessler’s Unite the Right demontrationp[sic] in Charlottesville, VA, which infamously culminated with the death of Heather Heyer, as well scarring thousands of onlookers. The Daily Caller staff are all complicit in promoting racist propaganda. We know where you sleep at night. We know you’re all a bunch of shit head rich kids with no moral fiber. We want you out of politics and out of the way.” (Copied with spelling errors included, with [sic] added in)
by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:
With the election of Donald Trump, the US right let its id off the leash. Now pretty much everything conservatives have thought but not said is finding its way to Facebook, Twitter, and the evening news.
So it’s no surprise that the left, wildly envious of conservatives’ newfound rhetorical freedom, have decided that what’s good for the misogynist pig is great for the crazed socialist. From today’s Wall Street Journal: