Riots are different. This one is serious. It’s about this: you can start street fights day after day, as demonstrators in France are doing now, protesting against raising the retirement age.
They made noise, dispersed, went to make noise again — there is no sense yet.
And you can arrange what the 19 governors of republican states in the United States have done. In short, they proclaimed an alliance to block the financial policy of the Democrats, that is, the federal government. And, accordingly, some kind of alternative economy may turn out within the framework of a single state for the time being.
It can take a long time to calculate the overall economic potential of these states, led by Florida (the rebellion was led by its governor Ron Desantis, the obvious Republican candidate for the US presidency). More in the Rebel Alliance Montana, Iowa, Georgia, West Virginia… Someone may recoil from there, someone will join. But even if one or two states seriously create their own separate economy, what will happen to the United States? But they do, because there is nowhere else to retreat.
The object of the protest is a seemingly trivial rule enforced throughout the country by the US Department of Labor. But the “other America” quite convincingly says that this trifle is ruining the country. We are talking about the rule for financial institutions to place money, issue loans and generally make any movements taking into account three factors: the environment, social and managerial criteria (in English — ESG, the three most hated letters in the country).
In reality, this means that money is given, not based on the factor of profitability, efficiency and other things, but taking into account the entire long list of priorities of the Democrats. From the transition to a green (non-oil and non-coal) economy to LGBT and everything else. That is, here we have the whole rabid leftist agenda, which becomes the main motive for the movement of money — instead of the normal reasons for such.
In the fierce discussions on this topic, real pearls are flashing. It turns out that banks, deciding whether to give money to a person or an organization, have got themselves a digital rating, which is called the “social credit indicator”, indicating how much the petitioner corresponds to the political orthodoxy of the Democrats.