2019-03-17 18:11:52 UTC
generally opposed to the agenda of the globalist elite.
Which can be summed up as policies that make life unbearably expensive
for the little people while the rich benefit from their misery.
Like France's carbon tax, which is just a huge cash grab. Most of the
proceeds get funneled into general revenues and the remainder frittered
away on corporate welfare for projects that benefit wealthy greenies.
What exacerbates the rage in France is that fuel was already hideously
expensive. Even without the new levels of carbon taxation that Macron
wants to force down the country's throat, fuel is already basically a
luxury commodity in France.
Framing carbon taxes as a social injustice, which is what the Yellow
Vests have done, could be a really effective strategy for stopping them
elsewhere around the planet.
French President Emmanuel Macron has cut short a skiing trip in the
Pyrenees to return to Paris for a crisis meeting after 'yellow vest'
protesters trashed shops and torched cars in the heart of Paris.