This is a populist movement, but it’s not one in the vein of Trump and “MAGA.” There is no nationalism, there is no isolationism; in fact, it’s highly globalist.
They started out protesting a fuel tax, and now they're protesting Macron's policies entirely, including the (globalist) UN Migration pact. This is a nationalist indictment of Macron's globalist policies.
the movement actually AGREES that climate change is an issue
The climate change issue is a left-wing scam designed to transfer wealth from the middle class and working class to the wealthy, connected elites like Macron and his cronies. There is no support for it, as evidenced by the opposition to the fuel tax.
This is a collection of mostly moderate leftists that believe high taxes on the upper-working- and middle-classes should be replaced by taxes on richer corporations (especially international ones) and that the minimum wage should be increased to give lower classes more buying power.
OK. But open-borders policies are only going to drive wages down. Globalism is incompatible with rising wages. What you call "isolationism" is actually nationalism.
So the protests started against the fuel tax, and have blossomed into an anti-Macron indictment. Macron supports the fuel tax. Macron supports taxes on climate change. Macron supports open-borders that come with the UN migration policy.
Climate change, it it even exists, is primarily caused by atrocious environmental standards in places like China and India. If you were really concerned with climate change, you would move to China or India and start there.
Additionally, if you were really wanted to stop climate change, you would not support the UN migration pact and open borders policies into the West, which will bring in hundreds of millions more consumers and increase the carbon footprint by multiples.
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