- The Yellow Vests have discredited Macron, the neoliberal wunderkind who was supposed to Thatcherize France and is now hated.
- The Yellow Vests have discredited the mass media, particularly television networks, which had supposedly hypnotized the ignorant masses who now see them as corrupt, overpaid propagandists for billionaires.
- The Yellow Vests have succeeded discrediting the hegemonic myth of representative “democracy” with its unrepresentative “political class” of professional politicians of right left and center. .
Amazing achievements for a movement that is seven weeks old. The hegemony of the French ruling classes is hanging by slender threads of increasingly counter-productive violence and lies. The French popular masses, already famous for their anger and cynicism, are furious at being taken for fools by their betters and joyful at feeling their own strength and solidarity.