It seems that are now beginning the 10th week of breaking stuff and eating tear gas. Some people on our country are following the Yellow Vests as if they were some sort of followers of the Founding Fathers because they call themselves conservatives and the Media tagged them with te sobriquet of Right Wing. They are not.
After 50 years of social indoctrination that started back in May of 1968, what you are seeing is two versions of socialist going at each other. To frame it somehow, you are seeing a fight between Trotskyists and Stalinists with the latter being nicer than the originals.
What also gave me pause is the celebration of the display of “guillotines” as symbol of the Yellow Vest revolution.
If anything the French Revolution taught us was that the machine needs to be fed and it does not care about the guilt or innocence of the morsel they are about to slice. The same principle was applied later during the Stalinists purges: They ran out of enemies for the basements in Lubyanka and they stopped being choosy who they arrested and took for ballistic treatment to the back of the head.
So basically you have a confrontation you can watch for fun and not get mad if one side loses because both are from the same vein.