WASHINGTON. The Western mainstream media, a duplicitous appendage of the modern state, clearly hates France’s so-called “Yellow Vest” revolution now radiating from Paris. The upheavals are a reaction not of politics but culture. Not of capitalism vs. socialism, but a violent response of creative masculinity to smothering, overbearing, over-nurturing, mommy-state feminism.
The media vs. the Yellow Vests
As the Washington Post’s James McAuley recently noted:
“[French President Emmanuel] Macron’s opponents on both the far-left and the far-right have lent their support to the yellow vest movement, making the protests easier to dismiss as a politicized spectacle. Skeptics also highlight a perceived dominance of white men among the yellow vests.” (Emphasis added).
… the country’s health system is largely free, the average citizen does not enjoy a high level of disposable income.”
There’s a lot to unpack here.
The destructive, permanent, administrative mommy state
First, the median income in France is roughly equal to $23,350 US. Here in America, the median income is $59,039.
This disparity in incomes clearly shows France’s medical system is by no means “largely free.” French citizens pay for health care and other government services through high taxes and, thus, receive much lower incomes.
Clearly, the Post’s James McAuley is as clueless to the deleterious effects of redistributive economic policies as the wild-eyed democratic socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
But McAuley hits on one truth unheralded in #MeToo America. The overwhelming feminine nature of “nurturing” socialism.
The failure of early American democratic socialism
In the early 1820s, England’s Robert Owen concocted what he called a philosophy of “moral economy.” It came in response to the overwhelming poverty that engulfed England following its long and expensive war with Napoleon Bonaparte.
Owen believed the cure for privation was to create utopian socialist communities.
In historian Barbara Taylor’s 2016 book, “Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century,” she observes:
“Owenism… was heightened by an internal emphasis on moral and cultural ‘improvement’ of working people which often involved a deliberate re-orientation of plebian social life around a feminized ideal. Women’s family-centered, nurturing culture came to be seen as a desirable alternative to masculine, work-centered, competitive culture: a development which had important implications for the status of Socialist women.”
An Owenian feminized utopian community began in New Harmony, Indiana, along the Wabash River, in 1825. It failed. closing its doors a short two years later.
Feminism meets socialism — a marriage made in hell
In 1972, the Hyde Park Chapter, Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, published an influential tome entitled “A Strategy for the Women’s Movement”:
“We choose to identify ourselves with the heritage and future of feminism and socialism in our struggle for revolution…We find our love and hate focused through our feminism: love for other women bound by the same conditions, hate for the oppression that binds us. A great strength we find in feminism is the reaffirmation of human values, ideals of sisterhood: taking care of people, being sensitive to people’s needs and developing potential.” (Emphasis added).
Blame it on Russia
Meanwhile, France’s metro-sexual head of state, Emmanuel Macron, insists the Yellow Vest movement is the result of meddling by Russia in France’s political affairs.
It appears Russia’s bare-chested, horseback-riding, alfa-male strongman, Vladimir Putin, is a testosterone sloshing bogyman to mommy-state governments the world over.
The Washington Post’s race-obsessed James McAuley wishes, like the governments of the European Union, that we dismiss the Yellow Vest movement as being comprised predominantly of “white men” belonging to the extremes of the political left and right. But the operative word here is “men” and not race.
You see, independent and free men have no need for community organizers or the guidance of bloodless, mommy-state bureaucrats.
As Ayn Rand’s fictional alfa-male John Galt says in “Atlas Shrugged”:
“I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask man to live for mine.”
When Rand was asked what she thought of fretting and smothering feminism, she quipped,
“As far as the feminist movement is concerned, I am a male chauvinist – proudly.”