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France´s Reign of Terror Driven
By Violent Propaganda

Investor´s Business Daily, by Monica Showalter

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 7/31/2013 9:49:24 PM

So why did the French Revolution — initially premised on the ideas of liberty, equality and fraternity — come to be defined by the guillotine, regicide, rivers of blood and the Reign of Terror? To reveal a common historic error, the revolution didn´t start pristine and somehow get hijacked by the likes of Maximilien de Robespierre. He and his notorious Committee of Public Safety ruled through terror and systematically beheaded thousands at the guillotine. The violence was there from the very start, in the bloodcurdling words of the revolution´s propagandists — journalists, pamphleteers and writers, some of whom

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast, 7/31/2013 10:27:58 PM     (No. 9452269)

My forebears had the good sense to escape that nuthouse in 1690 following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV. My lineage may trace back to France, but I would never call myself ´Franco-American´.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 7/31/2013 10:47:03 PM     (No. 9452286)

And France has been irretrievably dysfunctional since.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: richwill, 7/31/2013 10:53:27 PM     (No. 9452296)

France is the paradigm for Europe. Ten years and Islam will take over Europe without firing a shot.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/31/2013 11:09:05 PM     (No. 9452308)

This is what happens when the Enlightenment becomes unmoored from the fundamentals of Western Civilization, rooted in the Judeo-Christian ethic, and atheism is preached.

They attempted to eradicate all tradition, essentially exalting and affirming nihilism.

Pure hatred was the driving energy, NOT liberty.

Mix a blood-lust with nihilism, and you get streets running red with blood.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Penney, 7/31/2013 11:28:55 PM     (No. 9452328)

Lessons from history should be studied & learned and not be ignored. This article is an excellent reminder. Do public school students study world history anymore? Apparently even American history, much less state history, are not taught very much now. More´s the pity.

Is Texas the only state which still does a good job regarding educating students about their state´s own history?

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