This interview of Charles Gave about the movement of the “Gilets Jaunes” is stunningly related to what has happened in the US with the 2016 election of Donald Trump. He utters that the American equivalent of the “Gilets Jaunes” are the ones who elected our curent President. His appellation of what he calls the French ruling class the “BOBO’s” is so much of a description of what We in the US call the Deep State and Corporate America as an allied force of disdain for the Working People.
This video is titled: Towards a Civil War?
Snippets of the interview:
“The ruling class thinks: Macron is one of ours. The Drama is that now the politicians have no connection to their localities. They come out of ENA (school for politicians), and they are being told here you go present your self in this region and you will be elected.
In the past the Politicians where local to their communities. They were people who knew how the people of their communities lived. Today none of them know how half of France lives. They go on vacation on the coast. They go to celebrity festivals, and who do they find there? Them, the same people as them. They don’t meet the people of the region.
There is a split of the various classes of French society, like it rarely happened in history. Because not only the ruling class plunders those people, but on top of that despises them. They despise those normal people who work and all they want is to raise their families.
There is a limit to the patience of people. Not only they benefit from them but on top blames them in saying “it’s your fault because you are stupid”. Well it’s annoying…”
- 865 wounded protestors
- 6 deaths
- 1 comatose
- 3 people lost their hands by grenades
- 4 lost an eye from a rubber ball shot