Over and over, a daft political class paternalistically implements changes more to the benefit of donors than voters, then repeatedly is baffled when they prove unpopular.
The French Protests Do Not Fit a Tidy Narrative
Rolling Stone

The point is “What does unpopular mean?” And then you can start asking why it is unpopular for the people you have identified, and they have to be identified. And then you can ask the question “Are these policies necessary for the future of humanity or not?” We have to get rid of diesel and diesel cars, tractors and trucks. We have to get rid of diesel in our cities and villages to heat our homes and so many other utilities like generators, etc. We have to get rid of CO2 and other gases of that type, and CO is not one of them. Yes, it is going to hurt and to hurt everyone. The change has to come from the grassroots and then go up. But in France, they want both no central government, but as soon as they have a problem with their own local everyday pipes they want the central government of the country to solve the problem and pay for it, though they don’t want to pay for taxes. There is no “patriotism” and “citizenship” among these anti-central-government people who want the central government to do everything and pay for everything out of thin air.