Oddly enough, what the French are currently up against is already old news in Hungary where discrimination against the unpecked had been official government policy for the better part of a month. That policy has been suspended here for the time being, but I'm sure it will make a comeback soon.
Anyway, the latest developments in France have made it clear that the Establishment are looking to ramp up their Big Stick Diplomacy when it comes to the peck.
Up to now, I would say the Establishment had spoken loudly and carried a big stick concerning the peck. The approach got them far, but not far enough.
So they are beginning to speak more forcefully and carry an even bigger stick in the hope that this intensified approach will get them even further - perhaps as far as their stated objective of pecking every individual in the world because, you know, none are safe until all are safe.
Today it could entail being locked out of pleasures, recreations, and amusements. Tomorrow it might involve being barred from "necessities" like employment, health care, public transport, banking, etc.
And if that isn't enough, then you count on the Establishment speaking more forcefully and carrying an even bigger stick . . .
I'm no fortune teller, but I get the sense that we are nearing an inflection point.
Remain on the right side if or when the inflection point hits - especially if you find yourself asking, "Why not?"