The French take to the streets , trash the place and blockade fuel supplies. Masked youths (anarchists? huh?) mobilize to scale up violent protest against pension reform and reduced vacation benefits?
The social contract in France is breaking. It seems in the US we continue on very thin ice for upholding our own versions of social contract. It persists on borrowing, increased taxes and sweet ideological promises, none of which are going to be enough for very long. At what point do tea party grandmas and masked youths join to throw the first bricks?
It may work in France but one thing I expect to never see in the US is a blockading of fuel supplies by our own citizens. We’re not into that kind of self-flagellation. Never ever stand between an American and his gasoline unless you want to become swiss cheese, in a hurry.
[ed. note: why are the Frenchies smiling in these protester crowd pics? Is protesting funny? Dave would say yes. Or maybe they are just beaming with heady confidence. Yeah, they probably laughed their asses off when they guillotened Marie Antoinette.]