Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Paris and the Yellow Vests

bridge during night time

"Though the Gilets jaunes were initially peaceful, their actions contained an element of intimidation from the outset. Polls show a high level of public support: even people who think them mistaken or worse display yellow jackets prominently in their vehicles and sound their horns and give them the thumbs-up sign so that they will be let though the erected barriers more quickly. This is a larval form of totalitarianism—an opening for anarchists and leftists to seize the moment and impose violent disorder."

Read the rest of Theodore Dalrymple in City Journal.

[Photo by Leonard Cotte at Unsplash]

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