Monday, July 14, 2008

Aux armes, citoyens!

I was gonna put up a picture of a guillotine, but...nah.

Happy Bastille Day, and may your personal prisons be broken.


TGGP said...

Frederic Sautet questions whether we should celebrate the day here.

mtraven said...

Who is "we"?

I love that dithering about "Hayekian Revolutions". Libertarians and Austrians can pretend to themselves that they are revolutionary all they want; in practice, they are useful idiots for the ruling powers (see, for instance, the rhetoric vs. reality of the Republican party).

Anyway, the French Revolution was a long time ago and it doesn't appear that we are obligated to choose side in it (unlike present-day conflicts), but it seems we do anyway.

mtraven said...

Some more forthright opponents of the French Revolution here, here, here. I like these guys better than whatizname the Austrian, they are frankly on the other side.

219 years ago today, on 14 July 1789, the original terrorists — the Revolutionaries of France — initiated their diabolical democratic movement with the storming of the Bastille. So many of the ills of the world since then began then and there.

But the Revolution will fall. Heaven is a Kingdom, not a republic, and Christ is King, not president. As above, so may it be below.