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July 14th - Bastille Day: Baptism by Blood
Crisis Magazine ^ | July 15, 2008 | John Zmirak

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 wasn’t 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, they’d 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, there’s 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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1 posted on 07/13/2018 9:33:02 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

To kill your enemy one has to dehumanized him first.

Socialist of all stripes know this.


2 posted on 07/13/2018 9:35:40 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn’t.")
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Ann Barnhardt has spoken at length on the Vendee Massacre, and compared it to our current situation.

Videos linked here:

https://www.barnhardt.biz/2018/07/06/a-sad-toldya-as-political-violence-escalates-might-i-recommend-reviewing/


3 posted on 07/13/2018 9:37:51 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

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.

1776


4 posted on 07/13/2018 9:39:41 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: RedMonqey

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


5 posted on 07/13/2018 9:40:40 AM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

CW II here would resemble the French Revolution.


6 posted on 07/13/2018 9:40:53 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
p01c

And it never would have went down if Louis XVI wasn't such a twit.

7 posted on 07/13/2018 9:41:22 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
the investigation of methods of burning large numbers of people in large ovens, so their fat could be rendered down efficiently.

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 warren collection.

However nowadays, one could meet the energy needs of a small nation of the fat of most America.
8 posted on 07/13/2018 9:42:28 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn’t.")
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To: Truthoverpower

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.


9 posted on 07/13/2018 9:44:53 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn’t.")
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To: Snickering Hound

“It’s good to be king”(Snicker, snicker)


10 posted on 07/13/2018 9:45:46 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn’t.")
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To: RedMonqey
"To kill your enemy one has to dehumanized him first."

Nothing like that going on in todays good ol' USA.

11 posted on 07/13/2018 9:46:03 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella
Nothing like that going on in todays good ol' USA.

Naaa Nothin!

(racking shotgun!)
12 posted on 07/13/2018 9:48:42 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn’t.")
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To: fella

Today we are dealing with pure evil. Far too many are able to discern that fact.


13 posted on 07/13/2018 9:49:02 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: fella

Correction: Today we are dealing with pure evil. Far too FEW are able to discern that fact.


14 posted on 07/13/2018 9:49:58 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

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.


15 posted on 07/13/2018 9:51:51 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who pointed out that the mass murders of Christians in Russia were directly inspired by those in the Vendée.

Who edits this?

16 posted on 07/13/2018 9:53:20 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: RedMonqey

“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.


17 posted on 07/13/2018 9:54:30 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

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.


18 posted on 07/13/2018 9:55:43 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: 21twelve

You want to do the honors?


19 posted on 07/13/2018 9:55:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Jess Kitting

“Wars of the Vendee” - Address by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn delivered September 25, 1993

http://www.vendee-guide.co.uk/Memorial-de-la-Vendee-Alexander-Solzhenitsyn.htm


20 posted on 07/13/2018 9:55:55 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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