The Protests in France Are Excellent

What does it look like to have a country where people are angry about their government and actually do something about it? Why, it looks like France! With six days of full-on national protests, with half-a-million people marching and students leaving schools en masse and factories of all sorts shut down, this is what you get when a significant percentage of workers have a way to come to agreement about rights that they would prefer for working people. You know: things that they think are in their best interests. Because they don’t spend their days in Stockholm Syndrome with the rich, begrudging welfare payments. The Parliament will vote on raising the retirement age later this week.

Even the chocolate-makers are on strike.

Oh and if you want to see the minority of protests, where there’s some violence, those are here. Because we love violence!