Happy Bastille Day — Now THAT Was an Insurrection!


Storming the Bastille

Happy Bastille Day!

The anniversary of the storming of the Bastille—a military fortress and prison—in 1789 by a violent mob is one of the defining moments in the fall of the monarchy, or the ancien régime, as they say in France.

Check my facts but this was followed by the formation of a July 14 Commission to investigate the insurrection.

Bastille Day is celebrated by parades, fireworks, flags, etc. — like our own Independence Day, which also celebrates a violent insurrection.

They don’t make insurrections like they used to, I tell you.

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