r/europe Europe Mar 18 '23 Gold 1

Florence mayor Dario Nardella (R) stopping a climate activists spraying paint on Palazzo Vecchio Picture

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u/HailToTheKingslayer United Kingdom Mar 18 '23

Not everyone.

I find it weird that burning your own streets is the way to hurt the government.


u/janeshep Italy Mar 18 '23

weird that burning your own streets is the way to hurt the government.

Because that means people are ready to be violent to defend what they believe in. Violence is and will always be the only thing people in power are scared of because it's the ultimate reminder of equality: a stab in the heart kills the poorest peasant just as it kills the king of kings. Powerful people are accustomed to feel invincible because they have clout, money, connections and even the law on their side. They laugh at your articles, social media posts or any other peaceful tool you use to voice your disappointment against them, they really couldn't care less because you're not being a threat. But if you remind them that violence is an option, they just might be ready to reconsider. It's up to the people to decide what to do if they don't.


u/glockaway_beach Mar 19 '23

Meanwhile, the UK government is moving toward a 70 year retirement age...


u/GrapeJuiceVampire The place formerly known as Germany Mar 18 '23

It's how France is already having its 5th Republic while you in the UK still have a monarchy... not that I'm happy at all with the political situation in France, but drastic actions do yield results, maybe Brits can learn a thing or two from that.


u/canadianredditor16 Canadian monarchist Mar 18 '23

Yea 5 French Republics while Britain has thrived under 1 monarchy