For John, BLUF: People doing like being bullied, including being intellectually bullied. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Twitter, by Journalist Glenn Greenwald.
Here is the lede plus five:
@ggreenwaldThis is over a month old, but the Yellow Jackets continue to protest in France and people continue to misunderstand and underestimate the story. That is to say, it is like when the Tea Party in the US, and its agenda, was rejected by all the right-thinking people. The result was the election of Donald Trump as President.♠
Glenn Greenwald Retweeted Neera Tanden
The inability of rich neoliberal centrist elites in western capitals to understand - or even hide their scorn for - the anger & grievances of rural and working-class people over their economic suffering is one of the 2 or 3 most important causes of contemporary political changes:Neera Tanden4:54 AM - 9 Dec 2018
I don’t understand why any progressive is cheering French protesters who are amassing against a carbon tax.
Not everyone takes the views of their betters as gospel. Democracy, at the end of the day, means these other folks get a voice. Not that they win, but that they get a say.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ See, for example, this Professor Glenn Reynolds article from 2016.