July 14, 2023

Happy Bastille Day, a Great Day to Be a Liberal!

July 14th is a great day to get things done as a group.  In 1789 on this day the Liberals and Free Thinkers of the day had had enough of the king's militant rule and demanded a Democracy the only way one gets one: a F*(king Revolution.  

The Bastille was a fortress in Paris, known formally as the Bastille Saint-Antoine.  It played an important role in the internal conflicts of France and for most of its history was used as a state prison.

King Louis XIV used the Bastille as a prison for the upper-class members of French society who had opposed or angered him.  These were the Free Thinkers, Pagans, Artist, and Poets, mostly -- just as Vladimir Putin does today in Russia, and the Republican Party hopes to do in the USA if they reclaim the White House.  (Wait and see.)

The revolution began when a mob of some 800 Parisians attacked the Bastille, and freed the prisoners.  This action signaled the beginning of the French Revolution, in which King Louis XVI was overthrown and tens of thousands of people, including the king and his wife, Marie Antoinette, were executed.  

A fact not often mentioned in history books, is the fact that Thomas Jefferson was the United States minister to France when the revolution happened, and Jefferson became an ardent supporter of the French Revolution, even allowing his residence to be used as a meeting place for the rebels.  Freedom was in the air! 

So if you are celebrating Bastille Day today, do so with pride in knowing it is a liberal cause, founded on liberal principles, in a liberal country that has been hijacked by Conservative Anti-Progress Greedy Haters. 

As a footnote to this beautiful day, in agent Egypt on this day the falcon-headed god, Horus, was honored with the lighting of blue candles, frankincense, and myrrh.  

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Also, the runic half-month of Ur commences on this day.  Ur represents primal strength and collective action, and the month of Ur is the time when society's powers are best applied to projects that serve the common good.  

 Stay strong, history proves again and again that the people win in the end, no matter how Elon Musk and his Oligarcy friends try to bully us.  We're winning!

Happy Bastille Day!

~~ Eso Terry

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