It’s not surprising people are turning to violence:
What began as protests over President Macron’s fuel tax has transformed into general anger at high living costs.
Mr Macron says his fuel policies are needed to combat global warming.
So global warming is an existential threat, is it? Okay, but:
France is heavily dependent on nuclear power, which Mr Macron pledged to reduce to 50% of the national energy mix by 2035 by closing 14 of the country’s 58 reactors.
If global warming is really going to kill us all within decades, the problem of nuclear waste disposal and fear of accidents would seem rather small indeed. That politicians are closing nuclear power stations is proof that even they don’t believe global warming is an existential threat, or even a serious one.
That is on top of the closure of all four of France’s remaining coal-fired power plants and investment of billions of euros into renewable energy.
And that’s what this is all about: elites in government making life more expensive for the ordinary citizen so they can virtue-signal to other elites and the wealthy, middle-class idiots who support them. Like I said, no wonder people are turning violent. I’m amazed it’s taken this long.