Emmanuel Macron giflé: un témoin BFMTV filme l’agression d’un autre angle pic.twitter.com/mP907RtTki— BFMTV (@BFMTV) June 8, 2021
“It’s a nation well known for living out its politics on the street, and French media have reported that the two men who were arrested were associated with the populist yellow-vest movement. Though the protests that began late in 2018 involved dissatisfied people from across the political spectrum, the man who slapped Macron yelled, “Saint-Denis, à bas la Macronie!” As NPR notes: “Part of the phrase is a 12th century royalist slogan that today has become a rallying cry of the far right. The other part means ‘down with Macronism.’ …”
We’re waking up to a glimpse of our own future.
Climate change hysteria is much more advanced in Europe. In France, immigration is a big populist issue, but the effect of carbon taxes on the French equivalent of the Heartland working class sparked the Yellow Vest movement in 2018. In the United States, we had Trump as president for four years and gas prices went down due to his policies, but progressive activists would like to change that. They are eager to raise the price of everything from meat to used vehicles to coerce the public.