Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quote of the day...

In some ways, Bastille Day is a very appropriate holiday for a republic to have. Republics, after all, tend to be based on a minority telling lies to the majority, pretending to be looking out for their best interests, and the majority pretending to believe them, going along with the charade even though they know perfectly well they are being lied to. One side pretends to care, the other pretends to believe them and all go along with it because they want to believe the narrative and don’t wish to be confused with the facts. In the same way, Bastille Day is, like Napoleon himself said about history, “a set of lies agreed upon”.

-The Mad Monarchist

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tell that to those who stormed the Bastille.

I'm sure they will tell you where to go.

Vive La Republique!

Eurasleep said...

"When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson

Gotta hand it to the French, they know their government still fears them at least to some degree, and they're not afraid to show it. I fear we may have lost that edge in the US.

Vive la France!

Paul said...

Read a pithy comment on a blog ages ago, which has remained with me:

If we switched from democracy to monarchy, we'd still be screwed. The difference is that no politician would tell us that that is what we elected them to do to us.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

The unfortunate truth is, we couldn't be monarchists even if we wanted to be. I'll add a blog post on this in the next few days.