The French Revolution: What we failed to learn from the greatest populist uprising in history

French Revolution
July 2016 INDEPENDENCE DAY –  It was an Age of decadence, hedonism, and opulence. Bling, Reality Stars and Versailles Court Culture, Elite class privilege, the ever-widening divide between the rich and poor, political corruption, government ruled by political families – the world has seen it all before and radically overthrew it in one of the most violent revolutions in human history. The French Revolution brought an end to European monarchies, aristocratic privileges. It diluted the power of the Catholic Church and ushered in a new age of constitutional and parliamentary democracy across most of Europe. 227 years after the first shots were fired on the streets of Paris and the French King Louis XVI was overthrown – modern bureaucrats still haven’t learned their lesson about the collective voice of the proletariat, the influence of radical new ideologies, and the power of populist uprisings.

Low wage domestic jobs coupled with foreign outsourcing that prop up corporations and multinationals, economic trade federations which dissolve or dilute national sovereignty, conflicting ideologies, the widening gap between the rich and poor, the loss of civil liberties, corrupt politicians who steal public money and are out of touch with their constituency, a hedonistic culture who cares more about the next thrill than righting the next wrong, high taxation and endless wars that drain the national treasury, lack of immigration reform, government mass surveillance of its citizenry, the confiscation of guns in the U.S., popular culture increasing being dictated by people devoid of culture, and the rising cost of living are all key hot-button issues that could collectively work to overthrow a society. The Arab Spring, the French workers’ strikes, the Brazilian Protests, and BREXIT may only be the beginning…  -Alvin Conway 
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4 Responses to The French Revolution: What we failed to learn from the greatest populist uprising in history

  1. kurtzs says:

    Unfortunately Monarchies and elite classes merely paused in some places. There are still kings and queens. Hierarchy is biological in social mammals and other species too. Evolution depends upon the fittest breeding more than the less fit. (adaptive fitness) There are cycles of revolution, and they result in new individuals taking the reins. Feedback varies society to society, with some being more and some less pear shaped. (narrow at the top) Unfortunately, with 800% population growth in 8 generations, and a shrinking pie of natural wealth needing 220,000 additional slices daily, the species is headed for a crash in my opinion.

  2. niebo says:

    “As we can see, all of the components which facilitated the French Revolution are being used in the modern world in various forms. The methodology which was used in pre-revolution France went on to be used against other nations and fundamentally changed the world and how massive populations were managed and wealth distributed.”

    The above article argues (based on the book with the unlikely title – truncated here – “Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe. . . “, by John Robison, 1798) that the French Revolution (and others since) were engendered not necessarily by the actions of the monarchy or governments but were engineered by powerful outsiders.

    “It would be beneficial to consider that in the modern world globalization and central bank practices are fulfilling the same role as the monarchy.”

    I watched the documentary this afternoon and was disturbed by the bloodlust of its so-called “enlightened” leadership AND the complicity of its participants, of which I was ignorant before; how the “enlightenment” fostered the rise of the brute Napoleon makes much more sense.

    • Utopia: the Collapse says:

      Prime example of absolute power corrupting absolutely. Disturbing violence of near unfathomable dimensions. No doubt, an inspiration for George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

      Not surprisingly, fragments of the Robespierre model appear to have been adapted by ISIS – public decapitations and using terror to instill virtue.

  3. Dennis E. says:

    What we have learned from history is this: We have learned nothing.

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