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Noted in Pausing: Beyond Brilliant — The French Revolution Redux

Forcibly retired high school history teacher, Professor James O’Flannery (aka ProfJimbo), lectures you about the #FrenchRevolution and why the French Revolution happened for a god-awful long time.

So where did the hot mess of today’s progtard efforts to reduce all of humanity to their dung beetle world begin? It began with The French Revolution, the revolution that took the American Revolution and, in short, screwed the pooch when it came to replicating that in France. Oh well, they were — after all — “The Dog-Fucking French”

The vileness of the French method of replacing monarchy was widely known and commented on at the time and long after. The most notorious among these memoirs was Carlyle’s The French Revolution: A History, 1837. It was a work of three volumes and over 300,000 words. It has endured.

I’ve read an abridged version of Carlyle’s masterpiece and that was heavy going enough. Fortunately, here in the YourTube era, we have our own contemporary history from Flappr to lighten your load. 

Yes, it takes an hour and a half. So what? It’s worth it and you burned through many more hours than that binge-watching Breaking Bad for the third time, right? Right.

Besides, Flappr’s summation of The French Revolution is carefully tuned to the times in which we find ourselves now; times in which we are one false-flag incident away from the moment when “The Guns Come Out.” And the tune that this visual history plays is both brilliant and laugh-out-loud funny. It is accurate in its history and yet scathing in its satire. 

In the hands of Flappr this is a righteous revision of all the revisionary garbage that’s been spewed out about revolution in the last century. 

Recommended. Without reservation.

[Also recommended, without reservation, is a subscription to Flappr. It’s new and could use your support. This is, I note, the very site that did the recent and much-loved EMBRACE SUNDRESS NATIONALISM! Their website is HERE. ‘Nuf said.]

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  • Flappr November 7, 2022, 2:31 PM

    Thank you so much, Gerard!

    Lots of hours went into our documentaries. We hope people enjoy our work.

    • captflee November 9, 2022, 10:00 AM

      Well done, sir, very well done! It will be interesting, long after the grid has been de-energized, to gather the remnant in a secure location around a low fire and compare the personalities of that calamitous revolution with those of our own Ongoing Globo-Marxist Revolution (TM), though I cannot recall an adequate analogue for the Keystone Incitatus.

      Being of revolutionary stock myself, and hailing from that part of the country which was especially riven by internecine warfare, I am plagued by atavistic foreboding when I think of the days to come. Like the Roman… On a positive note, descending from an outlaw notorious for shivving a rival in the chapel of a monastery, and from a goodly number of Border Reivers, it is comforting to think that, in the days of Neo-Feudalism sure to follow, one may have an ancestral leg up in the forthcoming festivities.

      If you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go sharpen my axe. There’s sure to be a lot of chopping to be done as we drift toward the event horizon.

  • John Venlet November 8, 2022, 4:56 AM

    There is no doubt that Flappr’s “The French Revolution – Good Thing, Bad Thing” is a fine bit of video entertainment (I watched just over 1 hour of it), and accuracy in regard to its treatment of the major players and events in the French revolution and its relationship to current events happening throughout the world. ProfJimbo’s narration plays a large role in the fun factor in the way the video presents the historic information about the revolution, and consequences both intended and unintended resulting from revolution. With that said, while the video is high entertainment, as both Flappr’s YouTube banner states, and ProfJimbo’s admonishes, “DO THE READING,” and you’ll be better served.

  • Robert Moffett November 8, 2022, 2:05 PM

    I was completely surprised by the quality of the French Revolution video. I watch a lot of movies and videos. I don’t know much about the French Revolution but I can tell a well-made video or movie when I see one. There was an awful lot of work done to make such an entertaining video and since they used snippets of copyrighted material most likely they will never be monetized and be financially rewarded for their efforts. I hope everyone appreciates the work that goes into making a video like this.