I’ve seen surprisingly little discussion of the French riots over
lowering raising the retirement age on the internets. Soon, we’ll see a lot of cluck-clucking about the collapse of their leftist welfare state and the silliness of the protesters; with any luck, we’ll see some Reasonoids pull out the “moochers and looters” phrase. We may also see some “why can’t the American left fight like this” stuff, which will also be annoying, even if the sentiment is understandable.
Five years ago, I might have chuckled myself at these unserious leftists. Now, my attitude is that I hope they continue to fight like hell.