The rich are only defeated when running for their lives
The French Yellow Vests are out again in force this weekend. The populist fury against a self-serving ruling class is still going strong in the EU, which makes me wonder why there are no similar protests in the US.
In my experience, the deafening silence in the United States is because of the lack of class consciousness on its political left. With the exception of Occupy Wall Street, the American left has been so preoccupied with an endless race to the bottom in the two party ‘culture wars’ it is unable to comprehend an upheaval undivided by the contaminants of identity politics. A political opposition that isn’t fractured on social issues is simply unimaginable. This built-in self-destruction is EXACTLY what happened to the Women's March in the USA. Not to say the masses in France are exempt from the internal contradictions of the working class, but the fetishization of lifestyle politics in the U.S. has truly become its weakness.
Is a Yellow Vest type rebellion even possible in the US these days? If so, what would the official demands be?