Friday, December 7, 2018

Macron Losing Control Of France ?

There still is room for debate on climate change
But in France the middle class for three weeks is in violent arms that the elite have them shortchange
Macron imposed a hefty tax on gas and diesel fuel
Not to raise revenue but as a climate change tool
The French rolled into the streets to riot and burn hundreds of cars
Police helpless to their violence bar
As Macron’s popularity continued like an anchor sink
Shortly he did a 180, a major blink
Rolled back the taxes in a maybe too little too late attempt
To calm the feelings of those who view him with contempt
Fearing a 4th weekend of violence he ordered that certain hot spots be shut down
Like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Orsay Museum as armored cars and thousands of police were called into town
Years of high taxes, low economic growth and disdain by the elite
Have the Yellow Vests rising up and joined by farmers and truckers to call for Macron’s defeat
Situations not helped by the increase in Muslim migrants who have failed to assimilate
France on shaky ground with talk of civil war as its fate
C’est triste et une domage
Dans le terre du vin et fromage
© December 7, 2018 Michael P. Ridley  

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