‘The gilets jaunes are unstoppable’ | sp!ked

Christophe Guilluy on the cultural divide driving the yellow vests.

Source: ‘The gilets jaunes are unstoppable’

“The gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement has rattled the French establishment. For several months, crowds ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands have been taking to the streets every weekend across the whole of France. They have had enormous success, extracting major concessions from the government. They continue to march…

“The middle-class reaction to the yellow vests has been telling. Immediately, the protesters were denounced as xenophobes, anti-Semites and homophobes. The elites present themselves as anti-fascist and anti-racist but this is merely a way of defending their class interests. It is the only argument they can muster to defend their status, but it is not working anymore.

“Now the elites are afraid. For the first time, there is a movement which cannot be controlled through the normal political mechanisms…”

Again: Vive la France!

Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

3 thoughts on “‘The gilets jaunes are unstoppable’ | sp!ked”

  1. Increasingly, the French police are resorting to brutal tactics against the demonstrators, very reminiscent of Brownshirts or the like. All of my past claims that the Left is much like the Nazis are coming to fruition.

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    1. True – although the more precise correlation would be to the Communist gangs that the Nazis were fighting in the streets of German cities in the 1920s and early 30s. It is correct that “Nazi” is short for “National Socialist,” and their economic program did include a heavy dose of socialism (as well, of course, as virulent anti-semitism – to which many leftists seem strangely prone, given their supposed penchant for diversity).

      But they were distinguishable from international socialists in that they were focused on the well-being of their own people. Internationalists (or as we might call them today, globalists) were and are focused on their own ideological agenda to the point that they are perfectly willing to sacrifice their own people to achieve that end. But yes, things are starting to look more and more like the days of the Weimar Republic, in more than one place in Europe… sadly.

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