Thursday, April 09, 2009

Vive la Nation 

Two hundred and twenty years ago this July, the people of France decided that they had had enough. In response to a fiscal crisis, they began to seize power, eventually deposing the King, Nobility and the Clergy. Many heads rolled, social structures changed, Sure, a generation later they gave birth to Napoleon -- although he may not have been as bad a guy as history paints him.

The summer of 1789 changed the face of Europe for decades. Perhaps the summer of 2009 will change the face of the world for centuries. Perhaps it's time that the Third Estate, the People of the United States, pick up the pitchforks and the torches and get rid of the Nobility -- all elected officials -- and the Clergy -- the Bankers and Investors and other parasites. Perhaps it's time to bring back the guillotine. While they're at it, it's probably a good time to behead the Fourth Estate, the turncoat press, who has been kissing the asses of the first two Estates for years.

July 14, 1789 -- Bastille Day, the French 4th of July. Maybe July 14, 2009 should see the same. Two hundred and twenty years ago, the people of France stormed the equivalent of the Pentagon, took all its weapons and liberated its prisoners, and so reigned supreme for several years as they took names, kicked ass and lopped off heads. France today? Their people are willing to revolt at a moment's notice, their government listens, and that's a good thing. All of that, plus government funding of social services is at a ridiculous extreme. More than any other EU Country, France gets it. The politicians rule at the pleasure of the People and not the other way around.

No wonder the NeoCons love to make so much fun of France. They're one of the few countries that actually gets the idea that the People run the place. As well they should. A few guillotines and some show trials might manage to turn America into the same -- a government truly by and for the People.

And isn't that what those terrorists we call the Founding Fathers wanted in the first place? No taxation without representation. No compensation without solutions. Death to the true leeches, freedom to the People. Let's make this one a long, hot summer, and hold the feet of the ruling class to the fire. Obey your masters -- us -- or perish.

It's that simple.

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