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Thread on the eve of what is being dubbed in France as “Black Saturday”.

1. During this whole week there has been fear in the air. Both in the streets and on the TV. The government tried to appease the populace by cancelling the fuel tax hike, but sadly it wasn’t enough.
2. People learnt that they could have avoided all the prices increases of the past year if they had protested. So now there is a feeling of insult to injury. The truth is that there have been little signals throughout the year that major things would eventually happen.
3. Farmers were tipping manure and hay in the streets of Paris in protest at the low profits being made in the milk industry and the poor crop yields due to dry weather. This is a symptom of the same illness - the EU cancer. At one point there were no milk products in s/markets.
4. I myself have seen how the price of food has increased and increased and increased throughout the year. Now I just laugh at it, because the alternative is to rage. Fruits are imported from Spain and drenched in pesticides. French produce costs sometimes 2x more.
5. If only this was about food… The cost of rent and utilities has also increased and increased. Then there is the different types of taxes, which apply additional pressure to the oesophagus. You can work 12 hours a day, rake in €500 a week, and still be penniless.
6. Then there are little globalist low blows. Native taxi drivers, for example, were pushed out by Uber and VTC, who don’t have to pay for special licenses and in general have fewer restrictions. Over time more and more capitalist tricks took effect and bled people’s pockets.
7. I heard someone say on French TV yesterday that the “elite” in France have never been so rich. And she was telling the truth. Special schemes are used to keep most of the wealth in this “club", and the working man and woman never see any of it. Many US companies are involved.
8. Alarm bells were ringing on Thursday evening, when @BFMTV held a special studio debate between 4 Giles Jaune reps and the Ecology Minister. This was unprecedented. And the whole show involved the latter treating the former like naughty children who are ignorant.
@BFMTV 9. Despite learning that this Minister earns €9,000 per month, we also learnt that the token gestures offered by the Prime Minister (such as a tax-free salary bonus for December) were not going to work. People wanted all costs to decrease, and not just this or that tax.
@BFMTV 10. Just 2 months ago Macron gave the order to search the premises of @JLMelenchon. This was reminiscent of his dirty campaign vs Francois Fillon, and is scarily similar to what @poroshenko is now doing on a daily basis. It’s not a “democracy” whatsoever. It is a dictatorship.
11. France has been told 24/7 that Le Pen is a “nazi”/“fascist”, and that everyone has to pray for forgiveness for their anti-semitism. I noticed that the TV over the last 6 month has pushed forward this topic very aggressively. This is very similar to the Dreyfus affair.
12. France has been told 24/7 that there are 3 categories: “extreme-left”, “extreme-right”, and “center”. Of course, “kind" @EmmanuelMacron is the “center”, and the rest are “extreme”. However, this is a scam designed to allow the “elite” to hold onto their wealth.
@EmmanuelMacron 13. According to this logic, if you don’t agree with Soros’ migrant projects and you don’t agree with the genocide of Palestinians, you are like Dieudonné, apparently. You are a “Nazi” who is a threat to Jews. This is basically the political paradigm in France (and not only).
14. What’s interesting is that the situation in France and in the UK is very similar. The “old guard” that bulldozed Iraq because of “WMDs" and enjoyed the legacy of Sykes-Picot is finding it more and more difficult to dangle the carrot of materialism above the “peasant” class.
15. What’s probably the most disgusting about the current situation in France is that the TV keeps running adverts for cars, insurance, iPhone, McDonalds, etc 24/7. The average working man and woman can’t afford all this sh*t and now they don’t even try to take out credit.
16. Tonight I watched a program on TV which told the stories of different Giles Jaune supporters across the country. There was a common theme: they all switched to a money-saving regime. Whether it is growing vegetables in gardens or cycling instead of driving.
17. No more will people try to “keep up with the Joneses”. In fact, many prefer to flee the cities altogether, although they encounter the same problem in the rural areas - lack of employment and sky high bills. I guess this is why Portuguese come here and buy up property...
18. There is one dynamic that isn’t talked about much. We hear a lot about the Giles Jaune, the ambulance staff, railway workers, the farmers, and also the police (who strike too). We, however, don’t hear a lot about the youth. And this is done deliberately too.
19. It is the youth that will suffer the most cos of France’s actions in Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Iraq, Africa, etc. The government has been lucky because we are in the Instagram generation, thus the youth were blinkered. But Mr S-400 has now forced reality to take effect.
20. The consequences for pensioners goes without saying. They are treated like stray animals who are left in the corridors of hospitals for hours upon hours and essentially left for dead. If you are elderly and alone, you are screwed. Society nor the state will help you.
21. Macron’s clique tried to dirty the Giles Jaune movement and portray them as savages who only smash things up. But then there is a question: let’s assume that there are delinquents who do actually do this - they are still French citizens, no? Or they are “subhumans”?
22. And here is where the problem lies: as society is extremely fragmented and essentially a hodgepodge of colonialism, migrants don’t mind smashing things up. For them it is revenge for what France did to their homeland. And they will never become “French”, nor do they want to.
23. I had a conversation with a woman from the French West Indies earlier this year, and she told me that she doesn’t feel at home here. She said there is no "Liberté, égalité, fraternité”. She knew very well that the state doesn’t care about her, and she is supposed to shut up.
24. Thus we have an interesting scenario. A Russian (for example) can come to France & speak to a migrant, and they can have a mutual understanding about what life is like here. This is because they have experienced something else, and in reality they came from a real democracy.
25. Any political model that nudges people towards the “center” by manipulating people’s psycho-emotional circuits is more akin to a concentration camp. And that’s basically how I would describe life in a country like France. "Métro, boulot, dodo” it is called.
26. So what will happen in the next 24 hours? I can’t really say for sure, but I can say with certainty that certain irreversible processes have now been set in motion. Russia has stopped France from looting abroad, and now we see the result. Chaos. But America likes this.
27. America doesn’t want Russia to spread its influence across Europe, and thus Washington prefers (controlled) chaos. But the war in Syria was indeed a turning point, where the consolidated USA+UK+EU bloc was shattered into pieces. But this can give rise to many civil wars.
28. Understanding what the EU really consists of is very simple - just look at Ukraine, which is being forcibly switched from the Soviet model to the “democratic”/“civilised” Western model. We see how a once prospering nation is suffocating and close to slitting its own throat.
29. As I said, the French youth will be the driving force for change. They have been cornered by the “neoliberal” model of trickle down economics, and there are enough examples in history where students have provided the needed energy to change the course of the ship.
30. I don’t think that Soros or Clinton or Russia or the CIA or Planet Nibiru is behind the Giles Jaune. However, Russia did change the rules of the great game, and this accelerated the speed of the boomerang towards Paris. You play with fire (al Nusra), you get burnt.
31. Whatever happens today (Saturday), time is no longer on the West’s side. The “evil Russia” routine is losing its effect. Gazprom is expanding and certain African states are happy to let Moscow have a say concerning regional processes. Macron, Merkel, and May are finished.
32. I will end this little diary entry with the screenshot below. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Syria was one war too many. They became drunk on arrogance in the proverbial casino, and thus left the building in the minus. I have no sympathy what so ever.
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