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The Ancien Régime**


The tumbril creaks and rumbles on
Upon the road of Slate,
Retracing rutted Years of sand
Whose distance Storms debate.

Its passengers stand fixed as stone
While faces cheer from Snow.
The blade awaits its midday meal,
When Above becomes Below.

Innovations carved from clouds
Give despair and dance New measures.
The blade reflects its evening meal
When kings slake peasants’ pleasures.

Arrived at Hope they gaze towards mist
Where granite horses roam.
Their schedules as fixed as Dark.
Their future — White as bone.

The Head within the Basket sees
Vast Parliaments of Sky.
Its ears hear but the fading surf
Where the past gone years reply.

** The Ancien Régime was the monarchic, aristocratic, social and political system established in the Kingdom of France from approximately the 15th century until the latter part of the 18th century (“early modern France”) under the late Valois and Bourbon dynasties. The term is occasionally used to refer to the similar feudal social and political order of the time elsewhere in Europe. The administrative and social structures of the Ancien Régime were the result of years of state-building, legislative acts (like the Ordinance of Villers-Cotterêts), internal conflicts, and civil wars, but they remained a confusing patchwork of local privilege and historic differences until the French Revolution ended the system.

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  • Richard July 30, 2021, 11:37 AM

    Instead of peasant children being murdered by speeding carriages transporting the aristocracy, we have children being offered up as sacrifices to the teachers’ unions and ruling caste.

    Even if we could stop the damage being done right now, we’d have an enormous task of de-programming these kids ahead of us. And of course, nothing to date has impeded the relentless assault being perpetrated against this country’s children, so this essential task becomes all the more formidable.

    There was a time when I thought that, if the children were being adversely affected by any program – at any level – there would arise a tremendous hue and cry. Well, like so much that has come to pass since the new millennium was ushered in, I’ve been wrong. Appears there isn’t anything the Sheeple won’t accept under the auspices of the New Normal.

    Moreover, even if a modern-day Robespierre were to emerge; to what end? We proles were reminded a couple of weeks ago that the Ancien Regime is protected by “The guys with the guns.”

  • ghostsniper July 30, 2021, 1:18 PM

    I’ll be partially satisfied when I get to nail Tater Stelter and Lemon-AID’s nasty hides to the side of the barn for target practice.

    @Richard, for at least 30 years now parents have been relying on the public indoctrination system as their free daycare center for all the kids they can’t stand to be around but wail like banshees that they “would do anything for my kids”. In that time period I have asked hundreds of parents why they send their kids to these places and the overwhelming answer has been, “Well, it was good enough for me and I turned out OK.” Proof, that idiocy begets idiocy.

    There’s only one way out for sane people, and that means a great culling must occur. I expect at least 90 million will be gone in the first 6 months. The burn off will be glorious.

  • jwm July 30, 2021, 2:13 PM

    Back in another life I had to teach “A Tale of Two Cities” every semester for years. Whatever the “crimes” the aristocracy committed, I cannot fathom the horror of being a victim of “The Terror”.
    But in this age and time, “the ptb” would do it to “us” in a heartbeat.
    On the other hand, if we could put all the “gain of function” scientists in the tumbrils, along with all the architects of the great re-set, I’d be first in line to pull the release on Madame G.


  • Kevin in PA July 30, 2021, 6:44 PM

    In a letter written by Madison to Jefferson re; the Shay’s Rebellion, Madison expressed concern that these rebellions could be the ruin the republic. Jefferson responded that “the tree of liberty should be refreshed with the blood of tyrants and patriots” from time to time. Madison queried further as to how often this watering should take place. To which Jefferson responded -“about every twenty years or so.”

    Perhaps the tree is long overdue for a watering.

  • John the River July 30, 2021, 7:22 PM

    I think I heard that the FBI and NSA are hiring. But I don’t think it will work. They will probably, scratch that, they probably already have added many,many computers all programed to listen and watch all the millions of American citizens starting to talk and write about their distrust, nay disgust of this Administration.
    I’d like to know how much of a strain of their resources it was to round up the five hundred citizens they have in their hands now.
    At some point soon, prisons won’t hold them. Have they started building camps yet?

    Joe Biden is sitting in a corner whispering “I have Nukes….”

  • Andy Texan July 30, 2021, 8:08 PM

    Let the tumbrils rolls again in Washington DC. The lists of enemies of the republic will be very long. People will want to savor the moment.

  • H (science denier) July 31, 2021, 6:09 AM

    The NSA is indeed hiring. To apply, just call anybody.