#France back to the Stones Age w. the Yellow Vests ? #GiletsJaunes

Too bad the French can’t (and never could) understand English (neither the Brits), otherwise it would not have taken them 50 years to decide to try and abolish the privileges that they believed gone for more than two centuries, and evils no healthy, even French, brains can have sympathy for …

Sous les Stones, la plage ?

Renaud Favier – December 10th, 2018

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(Changing) Soft Power …

No doubt Washington (and/or Silicon Valley) is the world’s master of soft power.

President Trump is a global leader of the Twitter video game …

America is great at regulatory and financial arms-twisting …

And GAFAS are of course yet to be challenged masters of the internet …

As is Hollywood for movies influence.

But, try to type “G20 Argentina”, or “protectionism” in Google … chances are you will reach the (Chinese) “Global Times”, not the Financial, the London, or event the Strait Times …

Soft Power China credit Financial Times

And search Youtube for the G20 in Buenos Aires, and you will find a bunch of videos from (Chinese, english speaking) CGTN, (and to a lesser extent Russian, based in Berlin, Germany, but english speaking RUPTLY channel, or Al Jazeera) …

China Super Soft Power credit China Daily

How effective is China’s soft power strategy remains to be seen …

But things are changing fast.

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RF – November 29th, 2018

PS : power is good, but soft is better …

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#Paris #Fashion in a yellow mood ?

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Emmanuel Macron – Crédit : NordLittoral.fr

Some yellows are well known …

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Jean Lassalle – Crédit : LCP / Le Parisien

Some are more anonymous …

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To Yellow or not to Yellow ? Crédit : TV5 Monde Info

But many French are in a yellow mood, theses days …

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Mme Sigaut et un Gaulois en gilet jaune – Crédit : Medias-Presse Info

And the French fashion influences the rest of the world …

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The Trump – Credit : Sipa Press / L’Opinion

To yellow, or not to yellow ?

Paris, November 2018

Things are getting better in France, at least from a fashion viewpoint, aren’t they ?

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François Hollande – Crédit : Le Point

Think out of the box to get out (upwards) of the #Brexit chaos

There seems to be a Dr No’s black hand (and crazy brains) behind the mirror in the Brexit scenario, doesn’t it ?

Or, rather, a “Casino Royale” (but of course the 1967 “original”) flavour …

 

 

 

 

Anyway, whatever, whoever the James Bond, the question is : can somebody save Britain, Europe, and possibly the world as we know it and have learned to manage to cope with, from post European Union mess and oldschool bureaucrats leadership ?

 

 

 

Or are we all doomed to chaos (note how the 1967 “goodies” strangely look like Nespresso coffee capsules) under the ruling of psychotic dwarves ?

 

Let’s hope, that, whatever happens, wherever this all leads us, we have an enjoyable journey …

 

 

RF – November 18th, 2018

Byzeway, may I suggest some way out ?

Why shouldn’t Britain resign (no, not reign) Europe, as Brexit voters suggested, and then join either Ireland, or Scotland if and when independant, to enjoy Europe without disrespecting voters ?

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Is intelligence endangered ?

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#Brexit What the f… is going on ?

“It’s hard to say …”, but may be quite funny to watch.

Thx Channel 4.

RF – Mid-October 2018

Let’s celebrate the Animals Day #AnimalsDay

RF – October 4th, 2018