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Storm the Bastille?

That same day, another crowd stormed the Bastille, a fortress-prison in Paris that had historically held people jailed on the basis of lettres de cachet (literally “signet letters”), arbitrary royal indictments that could not be appealed and did not indicate the reason for the imprisonment, and was believed to hold a cache of ammunition and gunpowder. As it happened, at the time of the attack, the Bastille held only seven inmates, none of great political significance.

File Under: “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

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  • OneGuy July 14, 2022, 11:33 AM

    Wait a minute! Just before the flashing screen triggered my epilepsy I saw a naked woman. Could you remove all the other stuff and leave that picture? Asking for a friend.

    • ghostsniper July 14, 2022, 1:15 PM

      Slow it down with Thumbs+ and you’ll see 3 more.

      • Snakepit Kansas July 15, 2022, 5:57 AM

        Those are some large breasted Spanish women for sure.

  • Dirk July 14, 2022, 3:22 PM

    Its weird, I disagree,

    it’s amazing what a boot,,,, four foot up some shitbag communists ass,,,,,,changes their fucked up orbit thru life.

    Their is no talking thru this bull shit. Gonna require a good ol curb stomping.

    Facts Matter!

  • Hyland July 14, 2022, 5:11 PM

    Interesting stuff. I clicked and stopped to look all the way. At 0:23 there’s the room where Nicolas, Alexandra and the kids were mowed down by Lenin’s goons. They must have spent a couple thousand rounds for all of the wall damage that was incurred.

  • Terry July 14, 2022, 8:24 PM

    Possibly I am missing out on an interesting video. Is there a way to view this outside of being a member of Twitter? Never have joined Twit or Face and never will.

    • Hyland July 14, 2022, 8:54 PM

      I never joined twitter… or facebook… or lots of stuff. Directly below the Bastille image is a video that reads: “The following media includes potentially sensitive content.” I can’t resist clicking something that says that, so I clicked “view” and watched this action packed video composed of hundreds of images. That didn’t open for you?

  • Hedgehog Rugged Defense July 14, 2022, 11:22 PM

    1789 is cool but 1848-1850 is the Year Zero era for the comrade’s Long March to burn it all down?

  • Jack July 15, 2022, 6:48 AM

    Well, that was kinda like being high on speed and attending a disco with a light show.

  • Dan Patterson July 15, 2022, 7:58 AM

    The visible rot in our national fruit comes from a bruise many generations back; the particulars I do not have at hand, but nothing comes from nothing. Tracing the origin might be an interesting academic project, but we already know the cause and we’re living with the effect: corruption by people entrusted specifically to defend against corruption.

    You know the pattern and the exception; schooled by elites in law and glad-handing, manipulator of words and encoder of fact to fit narrative. The pattern extends from local to national office and each of those elected and un-elected office holders enjoys considerable success. The exception is seen local to national, with no elite law school degree, and a populist agenda usually accompanied by language skills less polished and more direct. It is that lack of polish, the everyman stance, the commoner language that is the inevitable tar baby trap. The exception doesn’t fit with the smooth talking persuaders, doesn’t care about expanding governmental reach, and believes change can take place Constitutionally “if not now, when and if not me, who?”. He tries to do battle with the monster and slams his fist in the sticky goo, and well, now they got him.

    And no, there is no correction by soft dialogue and patient debate because if there were we would have it by now. Correction when we are so far flung from our intended path is not likely, ever, but it it is to happen it will be a frontal attack against artillery. It’s happened before and it isn’t pretty; it most often does not end as intended.

    What are the options when we are no longer represented? How are we to insure the vote when a mountain of evidence proves otherwise? Will the trajectory change by some heavenly pressure, or will change only come from force?

    Storm the modern US Bastille? The motivations now are similar to those felt by Frenchmen in 1789.