mercredi 28 janvier 2009

General strike

The unions are keen to bury the signs of discontent and anger over here in France, as they are elsewhere. But despite their efforts, there's going to be a pseudo-general strike tomorrow, for which the turn-out is expected to be high. I wonder if this MSM emphasis on the high turn-out is designed to damn the marchers whichever way the numbers turn out to be. If it is high, no big deal everyone was expecting it. If it's below a million or so - well the government feels more confident and the unions can breathe a sigh of relief. But "As no solution is readily at hand, does not this oppositional movement risk spreading, as the crisis deepens, to all of Europe?”, the lamentable Figaro frets.

We are not theists in anyway here at REL, but feel compelled to pray for the affirmative. Will try to put up so photos from tomorrow's effort.