…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
The French, always ready to admire themselves and what they are pleased to call their achievements, celebrated, like every year, the Bastille Day. On 14th July 1789 Parisian mob, having a peaceful dialogue with the prison governor de Launay first over a lengthy lunch, attacked and entered an ancient fortress, serving for some centuries as a jail, and released a prisoner. According to the propaganda, desinformacia, fake news, leftipedia or simply history, there were either seven prisoners or just one, an aristocrat called Marquis de Sade*. It seems that the peoples’ revolution started by liberating aristocracy and sadism. With a few exceptions, the revolutions ever since followed this pattern, preserving the worst of the old under a new, uplifting and grossly misleading name. It is symbolic and sadly amusing that after the demolition of the Bastillle, a plaster elephant replaced it.**
A story, almost certainly apocryphal, says that a Chinese Communist Chou-en-Lai, when asked what is his take on the French revolution, replied: ‘It is too early to say‘. Maybe he said that or something similar, trying to avoid some stupid journalist’s question, maybe not. The Western media was trying very hard to attach to Chinese communists murderers at least a bit of a human face, and relatively educated Chou-en-Lai was better subject for that purpose than simple Mao. Our media admire murderers of socialist variety – Stalin, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot, Chavez… When the Left crimes became more widely known despite the best academia, media and Leftist politicians’ efforts, bait and switch technique is applied.
Thus, some 228 years later, horrors of the revolution forgotten, French people can rejoice in the knowledge that doesn’t matter what, they are always right – some resist evil, many more collaborate. Some time ago, the French nomenclature ordered slowing down the anthem, Marseillaise, from the original military march tempo to that of funeral march; and the national symbol, Marianne, had to be remodelled since her breasts were too big. Soon she will be in a burka.
The French people’s propensity for apres deluge defeatism was again accentuated by election of spineless Marcon. Unfortunately, they are not alone.
*/ possibly two lunatics, four forgers and an aristocratic associate of de Sade
**/ between 1814 and 1846