Samisyosam And we all know that the French Revolution ended in freedom, flowers and cupcakes...
phalsebob I liked how he said something that happened was just like an historical event, and then he describes something that isn't at all like what happened. But my favourite part is where he doesn't shake his head and say 'oh wait a sec, that's not at all what happened' but rather gets all serious looking and says 'oh this is serious!'
chumbucket this sort of diversionary mode of speaking works best at funeral eulogies:
"He was a great person who loved animals. Anyone watch the Sanford and Son marathon last night? Hilarious stuff. That's what I mean about this guy. Bless his heart." cue slow clap
flotsam Wait, let me abandon all common sense. Ok, now I am upset about this.
memedumpster So the French Revolution was about a constitutionally founded democratic France being overthrown by imperialist racist social Darwinists?
CharlesSmith They're not social Darwinists. That would imply they had some conception of the consequences of their actions.
cognitivedissonance ...except that any nobility who thought they could "direct" the angry mobs at their enemies in Versailles were eventually just as beheaded as the rest of them.
And then the gag is that nothing about the Revolution actually stuck, thanks to Napoleon, the Bourbons, the Communards and finally World Wars 1 and 2 wiping any remaining vestiges of it out. THEN France became a parliamentary secular state, which is exactly the OPPOSITE of what Tea Partiers want.
CornOnTheCabre isn't this the guy who runs for president who can't be president because he's a felon? what a sad life
ashtar. Democratically elected leaders doing things I don't like = power of self government of the United States destroyed.
The really sad thing is that this guy is no longer really outside of the mainstream political discourse of the country.