Le Jour de Gorie est Arrive!
"Tyrans, tout est soldat pour vous combattre.  S’ils tombent, la terre en produit de nouveaux."
 (Tyrants, everyone is a soldier to combat you. If they fall, the earth will produce new ones.)

The first modern revolution because it changed the structure of society, rather than simply replacing the existing ruler or even the political regime, and created new ideologies to explain its course when nothing suitable could be adopted from the past.  

Ye sons of France, awake to glory,
Hark, hark, the People bid your rise
Your children, wives and grandsires hoary
Shall hateful tyrants, mischief breeding,
With hireling hosts a ruffian band
Affright and desolate the land while peace and liberty lie bleeding?
To arms, to arms, ye brave
Th' avenging sword unsheathed!
March on, march on, all hearts resolved on liberty or death

With luxury and pride surrounded
The vile insatiate despots dare
Their thirst for gold and pow'r unbounded
To mete and vend the light and air
To mete and vend the light and air
Like beasts of burden would they load us
Like gods would bid their slaves adore
But man is man, and who is more?
Then shall they longer lash and goad us?

O Liberty! Can man resign thee
Once having felt thy gen'rous flame?
Can dungeons, bolts and bars confine thee?
Or whip thy noble spirit tame?
Or whip thy noble spirit tame?
Too long the world has wept bewailing
That falsehoods dagger tyrants wield
But freedom is our sword and shield
And all their arts are unavailing…What's on your mind?

Happy Bastille Day!!!
Charles Paidock
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