Macron invents ecological class warfare…//The Spontaneous Politics of the Masses: Slavoj Žižek and the Yellow Vests

We have endorsed the yellow vests here with enthusiasm even as we point to the attempt in the context of the neoliberal elite to turn ecological climate action into class warfare: the core of the dispute was a sort of ecological tax on the working class even as the elites got tax breaks, an initiative so gross that it prompted an appropriate working class revolt, with the ‘socialist’ bureaucracy unable to produce any leadership and Zizek sounding off in his now normal obscurity. This situation can be easily reconfigured if ecological and economic initiatives are blended in a coherent unity, a task probably impossible in the context of the neoliberal elite attempting to make climate action a class issue.

Source: The Spontaneous Politics of the Masses: Slavoj Žižek and the Yellow Vests

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