The Scenery was impressive, as it was Thursday evening in Paris. The strike had swept the city was empty and filled at the same time. On the roads between the North station and Place de la République, the cars were lacking, the flags of the trade unions were worn everywhere. A huge, orderly protest March – after the last yellow West winter, and the guerrilla strategies of resistance, therefore, came back to classic. It looked like the old familiar France, in which the workers ' struggle to the trade Union dinosaurs is left to the members, but the more radical positions.
But the first impression is deceptive. It again, the Same is not repeated. Social movements in France are traditionally a matter for the Left. Conservatives are not railing against the human rights, but their enthusiasm for the French Revolution knows clear boundaries. France Left in, however their souls to the rebellions of its predecessor. In the Paris commune of 1871, to the success of the Front populaire, brought to the workers in the 1930s, holiday and more pay, at the revolt of the youth in may 1968.
thousands went on Thursday in Paris on the street. (5. December 2019) photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
But the masses went for their pensions and against President Emmanuel Macron on the road, a letter only partly in this logic. Continue what started with the yellow West. They carry a diffuse anger on the road that knows no common political direction. Whether in their ranks and the extreme right part of that March, is you first time: pretty much no matter.
The big change is that France is stamped in the Era Macron, is the rise of Marine Le pen, the voice of the people. The hatred for the President is with many on the Left, in France insoumise, and also the trade unions, is greater than the fear of contact with Le Pen. That you inherited your party, your money, your members and your fundamental Beliefs, your fascist father, is no longer important. What matters is that it makes the untenable promise to send people in the future, with 60 years into pension.
Marine Le pen is the voice of the people. Photo: Benoit Tessier/Reuters
The fight against Macrons pension reform is at the present time the masses forced to diffuse, the government will introduce next week concrete plans. That many French people are afraid of a change in the system, is completely understandable. No matter how carefully the Reform will fail – it is clear that the majority has to work longer. Since each of the support appears the protesters are welcome. Also a woman who has built their success on the agitation against immigrants and Muslims.
The right-left Alliance, however, can hold only so long as they merely defended the Status quo. And is not righteous. The pension system for civil servants is significantly more comfortable than for people who work in the private sector. The way the civil service is, in turn, for such French much easier, the are no children or grandchildren of immigrants. Also, women cutting in the pension system are significantly worse off than men. A movement that knows no shared Ideals, but only a common enemy, will not help the Weaker at the end. The goal of a strike and Protest are not justice, but Defending the benefices.
Created: 06.12.2019, 15:23 PM