posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 06:58 AM
I was just thinking about it and watching a program on the french revolution. you know there are six MILLION skulls and bones in the catacombs below
paris that are the result of the MILLIONS of aristocrats AND PEASANTS who were guilliotined during this "revolution" (or perhaps one of history's
worst bloodbaths?). it is really a gruesome sight if you see the miles and miles of tunnels with floor to ceiling skulls and bones stacked neatly.
more peasants than aristocrats were actually killed.
this doesnt even count the thousands of people herded onto ships which were then dynamited or set on fire (dont recall which) and sunk. and the other
ways that were used to kill people.
i think this is one of the worst genocides the world has ever seen; right up there with the killing of millions of jews in nazi germany; or with pol
pot in cambodia.
yet its glorified in schools as being a wonderful thing for peace and democracy and freedom.
i dont think the horrific killing of millions of innocent peasants AND aristocrats - you cant tell me that every aristocrat killed was a horrible
person. they were born into their position or title or family. many women; girls; children as well were horribly murdered. and what about all the
peasants who were killed? MANY innocent and probably good people died there in the most horrible way possible. and yet it goes down in history as
something to be proud of.
i think its worth taking a different perspective over this. if you think all world events are orchestrated by TBTB - including nazi germany, etc.
then the french revolution wud fit the pattern. thought i might mention it in light of what i hear about the new world order and the ordering of
millions of guillotines (Dunno if thats true of course; HOPE not), but it HAS happened before to millions of people, many of whom were probably
totally innocent or good people, except for their birth.
and not one bats an eye. becuz it was all for freedom. etc. well, i have to say; i just dont think that the best way to achieve liberte egalite and
BROTHERHOOD? is to guilliotine millions of innocent people. (i mean, if they killed aristocrats who were brutal or known for their crimes against
peasants i wudnt have a problem with it; but im sure many were not like this). you could say robespierre was pretty brutal too; as was the committee
that heard the trials.
and another point. re: marie antoinette's character and teh way she's gone down in history. if people really think she bankrupted france by
wearing fancy clothes, they're crazy. she was hated cuz she was austrian. she was sent to marry the dauphin at age 14, poor girl - very young. the
reason france was cash strapped and the peasants were starving was cuz louis acted on bad advice and sent money etc to help the american revolution
against england (the french hate the english of course). but antoinette became the scapegoat.
louis had opportunities to escape but chose to stay becauz he said he loved his people. he refused to flee. this was pretty brave considering, i
think. but its not really mentioned much. Also antoinette really was a good mum according to history and loved her children a lot; but her children
were taken away from her; kept prisoner and abused/treated really badly and forced to say horrible things about their mother at trial. (something no
mother should suffer). antoinette was also very brave at her death, and in the way she stuck by louis to the end. i think she's been misunderstood
course im in no way defending the feudal system, and obviously things needed to change, and no doubt many of the aristocs were complete a.....h....s
and probably did desrve it; but many also didnt, im sure. but look now - it was all for freedom and equality but what happened? the next thing they
had was an EMPEROR, who was CROWNED. whats equal about that? and if you look at france today there are still classes. called the RICH and the POOR.
so effectively, nothings changed in spite of the slaughter of millions.
my point of view...
Although, i should say that the IDEA of 'liberte egalite and fraternite' is a good one - if only a soceity could actually achieve it.
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