Happy Bastille Day...

By Michael J. Smith on Tuesday July 14, 2009 10:22 PM

... to one and all. When, I wonder, will we get it together to storm some of our local Bastilles? Just now, they're building 'em a lot faster than we're storming 'em.

Some things never change:

Contre nous de la tyrannie
L'étendard sanglant est levé.
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes!

Que veut cette horde d'esclaves,
De traîtres, de rois conjurés?
Pour qui ces ignobles entraves,
Ces fers dès longtemps préparés?
Français, pour nous, ah! Quel outrage,
Quels transports il doit exciter!
C'est nous qu'on ose méditer
De rendre à l'antique esclavage!

Comments (2)


and what did we english speakers get ???

touped polemics

jeff v ham

and by post
paine v burke

oh ya
and wordsworth of course
and blake ...no one less ...

still and all
as father might say
a poor substitute for an active head slicer

You should be happy that I don't speak French neither do I understand it, or else I might be throwing now my counterfeit attack. I may not entirely grasp what the illustration entails but to the least I know of it speaks much of a battle by commoners and the people holding power or at least the people under the command of them. That I believe would never cease until one of them surrenders..

Mark from réfrigérateur encastrable 

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