Skip to comments.July 14th - Bastille Day: Baptism by Blood
Posted on 07/13/2018 9:33:01 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
Bastille Day marks the beginning of the greatest organized persecution of the Church since the Emperor Diocletian, and the explosion onto the world of ideologies that would poison the next two centuries: socialism and radical nationalism. Between them, those two political movements racked up quite a body count.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who pointed out that the mass murders of Christians in Russia were directly inspired by those in the Vendée. The Bolsheviks, he said, modeled themselves on the French revolutionaries, and pointed to the Vendée massacres as the right way to deal with Christian resistance.
Of course, it wasnt supposed to work out this way. The Revolution had begun with a financial crisis, and promised to pare back an absolutist monarchy, perhaps along British lines.
And some reforms were certainly needed: the ruthless centralization imposed by Louis XIV and XV had hollowed out French political life and concentrated power over the lives of citizens almost entirely in Paris, in the hands of technocrats. Predictably, theyd made a mess of things.
The abuses that would mark the Revolution including mass executions of priests and nuns were endorsed by intellectuals schooled on the slanderous pamphlets of Diderot, full of pornographic falsehoods about the secret lives of monks and nuns.
Indeed, theres a chilling similarity between the anti-clerical literature that prepared the public for the looting of monasteries and the anti-Semitic canards that were spread by the Nazis. The euphemism that was used to describe stealing monastic property for the state secularization found its echo in the 1930s in the term the German government employed for robbing the Jews: aryanization.
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To kill your enemy one has to dehumanized him first.
Socialist of all stripes know this.
Ann Barnhardt has spoken at length on the Vendee Massacre, and compared it to our current situation.
Videos linked here:
Happy Bastille Day!!! The revolution was right and proper. It went off the rails into mass murder we all know, but there was nothing wrong with knocking off the king and the entities that put him over the people.
If someone stands up and says God has placed me above you to rule over over you, and that person isn’t Jesus himself, you have a natural right to violent self defense.
Christ and the Buddha
The two people you should look at modeling your life after
Defeat evil with good. Hate with everlasting love
Understand that those that are angry and hostile are suffering
as a mature human being you can help them overcome their suffering
This is what human life is about if you want true meaning
CW II here would resemble the French Revolution.
I’ll have to take your word on Buddha, however what little I’ve read seems to be a decent enough fellow.
Helleva lot better that the “gods” socialist worship.
“It’s good to be king”(Snicker, snicker)
Nothing like that going on in todays good ol' USA.
Today we are dealing with pure evil. Far too many are able to discern that fact.
Correction: Today we are dealing with pure evil. Far too FEW are able to discern that fact.
Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, I spent a memorable July evening shooting off Bastille Day fireworks with a French model. That was one very happy summer.
There really is -something- or should I say, a certain je ne sais quoi about French women. I almost needed a 12 step program. That woman had a hold on me. I’m over it now though. I never even think about it, never.
Freaking Bastille day. I’ll just have some Wild Turkey 101 and move on. That is, I would if i missed her. And you can see, I don’t miss her at all. Nope... not a bit.
Who edits this?
“Not sure this was an realistic scheme. For the simple reason the vast majority of the people even in peace time didn’t get enough calories to warrant collection”
Kinda rangy and lean, not like cattle from the feedlot.
The French Revolution was somewhat justified but it turned into pretty much the definition of evil.
One thing which surprised me when I really began reading about it, was just how organized the revolutionaries were.
You want to do the honors?
“Wars of the Vendee” - Address by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn delivered September 25, 1993
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