The French are no strangers to Tyranny…they lived through it when the Nazis occupied France during WW2
French President Emmanuel Macron wanted to ram through a ‘vaccine passport,’ which would have become necessary for the people of France to enter places such as cafés, shopping centers, and bistros. If the owner of a commercial establishment did not confirm the status of each and every customer, huge fines could be levied.
This tyrannical mandate enraged the French people and they conducted a massive protest. As a result, Macron had to back off and delay the passport. Such a plan will not go away, however. Macron is controlled by the central bankers and the global ruling elitist class. He does as he’s told.
Still, this is a good lesson for Americans. If the Biden Regime attempts to force vaccine passports on us, we need to hit the streets and protest. The Constitution does not say all of our liberties can be tossed out the window in the face of a concocted ‘medical emergency.’
We must push back against big government’s relentless encroachment on our liberty and privacy. The Constitution does not end when a pandemic begins.
We have an amazing number of readers in France, and I want to thank everyone for all the emails documenting what is going on. Anyone who takes videos of protests in the future I have no problem sharing them for the world to see.
The details of what moves people to revolution are important. During the summer of 1789, Paris was in a crisis. The people had been suffering from food shortages and the high taxes used to pay King Louis XVI’s vast debts because of his fiscal mismanagement the treasury was empty at the end of 1788. The French found themselves in the middle of unprecedented political turmoil which erupted with the opening of the Estates General, France’s Parliament, for the first time in more than one hundred years. Many Parisians were also angered by the dismissal of the popular minister Jacques Necker on July 11th. Like Pelosi surrounding the capitol with troops, from the beginning of June 1789, Louis XVI had also positioned troops around Paris also claiming risk of extremists.
The militarization of Paris provoked a march to the Hôtel des Invalides, where the people also looted approximately 3,000 firearms and five canons. Instead of clothes and trinkets, they looted weapons. However, the weapons required gunpowder, which was stored in the Bastille. They then headed to the Bastille prison and tried to negotiate with its governor. That being unsuccessful, they burst into an outer courtyard and a battle erupted. By the time it was over, the people of Paris had freed the prisoners held in the Bastille because they were simply there, and they had taken the governor hostage along with three of his officers. But the hostages were soon be killed and then beheaded. Their heads were paraded through the streets on pikes. Since the storming of the Bastille was to simply get gunpowder, the people were effectively unarmed and nearly one hundred died but only eight prison guards were killed.
All of this happened on July 14, 1789 (1789.53) which has been known in France as “Bastille Day” ever since. Once Louis XVI heard that the Bastille had fallen, he asked the duke de La Rochefoucauld: “So, is there a rebellion?” To which the duke retorted: “No, Sire, a revolution!”
Storming the Bastille became t6he beginning of the French Revolution when it was not intended as such. Yet, it has become an iconic moment in history. This was the spark that ignited the revolution forcing the King to begin concessions. That was the sign of weakness which then inspired the people’s movement to overthrow him which led to beheading both him and his wife in the hope of burying monarchy forever following the inspiration of the American Revolution nearly precisely 13 years before.
In 1880, the French made the Storming of the Bastille their national holiday. Unfortunately, France entered a century of revolutions (1789-1871) and numerous new republics after Napoleon.
Nevertheless, the two main issues that led to the revolution were (1) high taxes, and (2) food shortages which inspired the claim that Marie Antonette said: “Let them eat cake” which was the crust in the pan after baking bread.
Our models on France target 2021.73 which will be September 23/24. In 1895 on this day, that is when the French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) was formed. In 1920 on this same day, that is when Alexander Millerand was elected president of France. Then on this day in 1941, General de Gaulle forms government in exile in London.
There is a real risk that we will have a real version of The Hunger Games.
COMMENT: Marty; I do not know why you do not have the Noble Prize except for the fact that they are the establishment and what you have done with Socrates is beyond what anyone else has ever been able to forecast. Your model that said we would face civil unrest and then international war is coming to life. Here is Australia as in Europe, people are starting to wake up.
My God. Thank you for everything.
REPLY: Nobody can forecasts these types of events years in advance from a personal gut feeling of claim “I think” which is typical. These forecasts are merely the failure of our entire approach to manipulating the world economy. I did add about 70 pages to what is now the 5th edition on sale in Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You cannot see the future without understanding the past. I know there are people selling this for $300 on EBay. But they are $110 on Amazon and $125 on Barnes and Noble. We do not do the pricing. The publisher and stores do that.
Perhaps if they spent a little more energy on soccer skills, and a little less energy attempting to be the woke champions of US sport, the outcome may have been different. Alas, there’s a great number of Americans who shrug because USA women’s national soccer has evolved into a political assembly who happen to play soccer. The team’s egotistical, arrogant, pompous and virtue-signaling attitude is a considerable turn-off.
This is the same team that wears ‘Black Lives Matter’ on their uniforms, and kneels instead of stands for the U.S. national anthem to showcase to the world just how woke they are. Team Captain Ms. Rapinoe refuses to sing the U.S. national anthem; kneels during ceremonies to make her hatred for America visible; and grabs every microphone to tell the media about her politics in an effort to increase her woke resistance credentials.
Team USA soccer loses in the first round of the Olympics to Sweden. Meh, it’s a headline because, well, karma or something.
TOKYO (AP) — Sweden didn’t have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time. Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and the Swedes stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women’s soccer tournament.
The Americans, ranked No. 1 in the world and the favorites to win gold in Tokyo, were riding a 44-match unbeaten streak heading into the match. But Sweden, ranked No. 5, has been the U.S. team’s nemesis of sorts in recent years. The Swedes bounced the Americans from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games in the quarterfinals, the earliest U.S. Olympic exit ever, by making a defensive stand. (read more)
People may not realize that 90% of all physical trade is moved by container ships. Because of COVID-19, the disruption in the supply chain has created a shortage in containers never seen before. Because companies could not ship their good during the lockdowns, the attempt to catch up has led to a massive shortage of containers. The Suez Canal block only exasperated the crisis.
Some believe a major crisis unfolding in rubber, which some now believe has been deliberately created to reduce global warming by preventing tires from arriving for cars. Rubber is used far beyond just tires. Nevertheless, rubber producers face climate change restrictions, activists who would love to see them shut down completely, a destructive fungus, and then the continued politicization of COVID-19. In Japanese yen terms, the high in rubber took place on an annual closing basis back in 2010 with the intraday high in 2011. We saw a 10-year decline with the historic low forming last year, which ended up creating an outside reversal to the upside. From a long-term perspective, rubber looks to be poised for a broader rally into the years ahead. Short-term, there has been overhead resistance
Interesting Point of View. Politically, all socialist governments have the same ob jective – to segregated and prevent the people from uniting. Even Amazon was trying to keep very diverse workforces and the document that surfaced showed that by keep the workforce diverse, it was less likely to unite and join together to form a union. This appears to be a deliberate strategy to divide and conquer the American people by PREVENTING unity. They are deliberately trying to pit one race against another. This is a historical well-documented strategy.