THERE can be no doubt that the tenacity of the protesters, who started the yellow vest movement in November 2018, and who have so far achieved only meagre success in terms of direct outcomes, has astonished the French politicians.

Historians of the Left,anxious to portray the  French Revolution of 1789 as a glorious phenomenon in which ordinary people led the nation to a new era, often refrained from a more critical review of that period.

A peasant revolt 'or jacquerie] was the result of a crowd expressing their rejection of the established order before submitting to it again, givingup fatalistically on the hope of overthrowing it.

The revolution, on the other hand, reflected the will of the propertied, in this case, the bourgeoisie, who already holding a few privileges, intended to increase them by overthrowing the old elite of the ancient regime, because the former's economic situation allowed them to envisage a better future by so doing.

The French government, which judges the claims of the yellow vests to be Utopian, expects, for its part, that they will sooner or later acknowledge the realities of the 21st century globalised market.

It rejects their vision of the future on the grounds that it fails to take into account the course of national and international events.

This publishing based on 5 parts, regularly displayed incontinuity, looks at the recent work Francois-Bernard Huyghe and Damien Liccia : In the Mind of the  yellow vests, which provides useful insights into this movement.

The two researchers indicate that since November-2018, a forgotten question has emerged that of a  ''just society'' based on the ''social contract''.

However, they seem to forget the hope that the En Marche movement of the  soon-to-be-president Emmanuel Macron aroused  the eve of the elections elections of  May 2017.

The near-unanimous positivity across French media already seemed unfounded, and although some of the foreign press did draw attention to Macron's fairly privileged social background and the time he had spent in banking, few in France seemed to pay attention.

Huyghe and Liccia recall that the people no longer have trust in ''their representatives, their media'', in short the ''techno-structure.''

They no longer adhere to the ''European promise''. They reject ''the moralising oligarchy.'' They oppose  ''democracy, in its etymological sense'' [i.e ''command by the people''] to the ''norms of the liberal rule of law''.

The hike in the price of  fuel, many felt, was only a symptom of a deep malaise .

They worried about deeper a lack of prerogatives they claimed on the basis of their citizenship and, finally, rebelled against the contempt they felt the elite was showing against them.

The Honor and Serving of the latest operational research on Yellow Vests Movement, continues.  The World Students Society thanks author Dr. Nathalene Reynolds.


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