While Americans have been preoccupied by the nostalgic reminiscence and burial of a former president, French citizens have been engaged in mass civil disobedience enacted by the gilets juanes or “Yellow Vests,” the roadside safety vests French drivers are required to have. This action reflects and exposes social divisions barely recognized and inadequately addressed by both the neoliberal corporate right and the traditional social democratic parties, both in the U.S. and in France.
As expected the French Government announced it would explore the possibility that Russia behind these protests.
The “Russians did it” meme can be applied everywhere.
The “Yellow Vests” bravery will be rewarded.
The American People’s inaction at allowing a felon to remain in the presidency, will not.