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On July 4, Remember: We Are Not French

Caravaggio Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 2:12 PM
Although the guillotine is strongly associated with the French Revolution for obvious reasons, the actual symbol of the revolution was the tricolor cockade, adopted in 1789 and comprising the blue and red of the Paris militia and the white of the ancien regime and signifying a "national cockade." It was worn by the troops of the National Guard commanded by Lafayette. The blue, white, and red color scheme was adopted a year later for the national flag, the famous, and still beautiful, drapeau tricolore. Vive la France!
gsw Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 3:22 PM
It is true that the French have a flair for fashion. They always look so good - particularly when surrendering.

This column is adapted from “Demonic:How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America.”

It has become fashionable to equate the French and American revolutions, but they share absolutely nothing beyond the word “revolution.” The American Revolution was a movement based on ideas, painstakingly argued by serious men in the process of creating what would become the freest, most prosperous nation in world history.

The French Revolution was a revolt of the mob. It was the primogenitor of the horrors of the Bolshevik revolution, Hitler’s Nazi Party, Mao’s cultural revolution, Pol Pot’s slaughter, and America’s periodic mob uprisings from Shays’...