French Police and Yellow Vests Should you commit suicide? Surely not. But stop obeying!
The Minister of the Interior tells us that on Saturday 20 April, 27 900 people took part in demonstrations throughout France, facing over 60 000 gendarmes, riot police and mobile gendarmes. Given two or these for every demonstrator, the exchanges were “calmer than predicted”. Nothing like the frightening violence on 1 December around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. (1)
That’s good. But it annoys the profiteers of violence… Luckily for them, there was some verbal violence … (2)
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Yellow Vests, Citizens, NGOs, MPs, Senators… We need to stop President Macron from using illegitimate State Violence
Reedition. First published in French on 26 March 2019.
The State holds the monopoly on legitimate violence. But when its supposedly legitimate violence becomes manifestly illegitimate, the State itself and its institutions lose their legitimacy. Then the people have the right and duty to rebel. The Head of State should submit to the requirements of the sovereign people and return to respecting the constitution. Or resign. Or else by deposed. On grounds of forfeiture.
Balloon: "OK, (...)
At two minutes to Doomsday, the French parliament is seized with a Bill proposing a referendum to abolish nuclear and radioactive weapons
Reedition. First edition on 25 January 2019.
On 23 January 2019 in Chicago, the atomic scientists in charge of the "Doomsday Clock" decided to keep the minute hand of this big symbolic clock in the same place as they put it in January 2018: at two minutes away from the nuclear catastrophe that threatens to annihilate humanity - as close as it ever was since 1953 and the Korean War. On the same day in Paris, at the National Assembly, the MP Jean-Paul Lecoq and Jean-Marie Matagne, the (...)