Let’s Discuss Scum
No, not that kind of scum. This kind of scum:
"FRENCH WINE TERRORISTS ATTACK MERCHANTS SELLING FOREIGN PRODUCE"
The most telling part of this article on the children that call themselves CRAV is this:
While nobody will own up to being a CRAV member, it is not hard to find
It used to be that disobedient civilians understood that the very nature of Civil Disobedience entailed paying the consequences fo your actions. Remember Martin Luther King, the civil rights marchers, the lunch counter sit in, Rosa Parks. Every one of them understood that taking a stand meant taking the consequences.
I wonder how far MLK would have gotten if instead of walking into a "Whites Only" restaurant and sitting down at the counter instead broke into the place a 2:00am and sat at the counter when no one was watching so to make sure he wasn't caught breaking the law.
The cowardly children who call themselves CRAV (translated: "Regional Committee for Viticultural Action), don't possess the courage of their conviction. The fact that they also choose to destroy private property under cover of darkness also means they have very few supporters. And why wouldn't they only have a few supporters? They are after all petty thugs with an entitlement complex and a wrench.
Then there is this from the Telegraph Article:
"Gilbert Foucart, head of the Les Collines du Bourdic cellar in
the Gard, said that he understood people were angry that merchants intended
to drop prices. "They want to cut them by five euros per hectolitre. If
you've got 80,000 hectolitres like me, you stand to lose 400,000 euros,"
Mr Foch said that he agreed that market prices were "catastrophically low".
"Wine growers cannot live given the current market prices. But the
problem is I have to sell wine," he said."
My advice: Make something other than plonk and you'll get a better price. Or at least make some drinkable plonk and stop complaining that that someone else besides yourself ought to take the financial hit for the French deciding to drink less, but better wine.