Teach us how to revolt please, France.

Discussion in 'Australia, NZ, Pacific' started by billy the kid, Dec 6, 2018 at 3:44 AM.

  1. billy the kid

    billy the kid Well-Known Member

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    Well, by now everyone will be fully aware of the protests occurring in France
    over Macrons fuel/climate change tax laws. 400 people have been arrested, hundreds of cars have been burnt, and of course, questions are being asked as to the organization now know as the "yellow vests". Who are they? Who are they indeed?
    But here in Australia, we go about our daily lives in our usual meek manner with our
    "she'll be right mate attitude" and begrudgingly pay whatever we are told to pay at the petrol bowsers. Would we revolt? Heavens no. Would we change our vote at the next election?
    God no. We'll think about it, but overall, our present gutless society will just cop it on the
    chin like that boofhead Mundine did last week and do nothing.
    Every year, when there is a holiday period, up go the petrol prices, and no-one does a thing about it.
    Which brings me to the new tax on a tax on a tax on softdrinks that we will be paying soon.
    I always thought govt. couldnt impose a tax on a tax.
    Well, GST is now charged on softdrinks (28% on Coke) and in various states, a litter tax is also charged on softdrinks, (albeit as part of a refund scheme on returned containers).
    Now, guess what, we are about to be charged a sugar tax on softdrinks, because we are
    all obese!!!
    That to me is a tax on a tax on a tax...although they'll call it a levy....pft...
    And guess what...no-one will do a bloody thing about it...we will all just pay up and shut up.

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    https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/h...9/news-story/0152a91b11ac76f2ece40755ed12af91
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    I've always admired the French for their uncompromising fearlessness of 'authority': we stupid Brits have an irrational respect for 'authority', and a most peculiar blind belief in so-called experts. We will kowtow to the former like obedient servants to their masters, (when in fact it's the other way around, and the authorities are our servants and we are their paymasters), and some of us believe what the latter (the so-called 'experts') tell them without questioning it, either because they're gullible, or apparently because they have some sort of intellectual inferiority complex.
     
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    So now we all love violent street protests?
    I look forward to hearing everybody cheer on the next ANTIFA atrocity.

    Geez the hypocrisy is strong around here.

    Do you want people to bring down democratically elected governments through violence or accept that elections have consequences?

    Four people lost their lives due to these riots and hundreds were injured.
     
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    Hotdogr Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    If you disagree with taxes levied, then impose your own tax next election cycle and make them pay with their jobs. Make sure their replacements understand fully why their predecessors were fired.
     
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    What is a viable reason to riot? The French think its ok to do this when their own government, the one the French people elected, puts too much taxes on their society. SJWs in America think its alright to riot when the electorate says something they don't agree with.
     
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    Wont work...one mob is as bad as the other...try again...
     
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    There is social unrest worldwide, but in Australia, we are so meek, we just cop the taxes
    and ask whose shout is it...no one has the stones to do anything....
     
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    Mob rule is not a viable alternative to incompetant government.
     
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    Mob rule is not ok and in my opinion the real problem is that the French police didn't crack down when it became obvious people were stock piling and preparing to get violent. Has nothing to do with being meek...it's about respecting rule of law.

    I get disgusted with the tactics...taking over universities, destroying property....it's nothing but criminal...and people don't need a viable reason if they know it works.
     
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    I think the point Billy is trying to make is that the French would burn the Parliament over a bad pastry, yet Australians can only muster a moan into their frothy over bad policy and total government sell out of the people.
     
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    billy the kid Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.
    Australians have been in the "pay up and shut up" mode for decades.
    Nothing will change because we couldnt be bothered. Just keep watching the footy,
    swilling beer and betting on the ponies.
    Most Australians wouldnt even know they are being dumbed down.
    Ask anyone what they think about the Paris riots and they wouldnt know
    they are even occurring, but ask them about Wayne Bennetts tribulations, or who's
    playing for St George this year and you'll get a lengthy, long winded answer..
    In actual truth, this thread received the comments/responses I thought it would.
    No-one is really interested in rebelling against their tax burdons.
     
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    billy the kid Well-Known Member

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    Let me wish everyone a merry xmas...
    I hope you all enjoy the petrol prices we are paying at the moment (without protesting)
    $1.67 in Brisbane..the highest ever...
     

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