On Friday the Grand Rabbi of France sent an email to all of the rabbinical body on the even of new demonstrations by the “gilets jaunes” this Saturday.
“On this even of the Sabbath and new demonstrations that may be potentially violent, I invite you to make this time of weekly prayer a moment of special fervour and conviviality.
I would be grateful if you would recite the prayer for the French Republic with a special intensity.
Looking at the cover of Paris Match, this week, you might have thought the world was moving in our direction. It features Hervé Ryssen on the left, wearing a yellow vest, confronting a “flic” [cop].
Ryssen is a kind of French David Duke, dedicated to telling the truth about the Chosen. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a First Amendment like David Duke, so he has been convicted several times for his truth telling.
It seems the magazine editors didn’t know who he was. Of course, they did soon enough when they were bombarded with complaints from the usual suspects. But by then it was too late. The magazine had gone out.
As for the Gilets Jaunes generally, I’m not sure how much hope we should invest in them. Revolutionaries who can only revolt at weekends probably aren’t going to get there in the end. Revolution is a breaking of boundaries, an uncontrolled transgression. It’s hard to keep up a subversive momentum going in between the time gaps on your 9-5. And this could be a problem for “white taxpayer revolutions” generally. Not a problem the brown people are likely to have.
Still, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe simple economics will bring the system down in the end. It was the same in the Soviet Union. When you have such a tight system of thought regimentation and control, people can’t really free their minds from it. They have to be jolted free by economic shock. Brown people are bankrupting us but, in doing so, they may also be liberating us.