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kvetchlandia:

Théorigne de Méricourt, Woman Activist in the French Revolution     Uncredited and Undated Etching
“Let us arm ourselves. Let us show the men that we are not their inferiors in courage or virtue. Let us rise to the level of our destinies and break our chains. It is high time that women emerged from the shameful state of nullity and ignorance, to which the arrogance and injustice of men have so long condemned us.” Théorigne de Méricourt 

kvetchlandia:

Théorigne de Méricourt, Woman Activist in the French Revolution     Uncredited and Undated Etching

“Let us arm ourselves. Let us show the men that we are not their inferiors in courage or virtue. Let us rise to the level of our destinies and break our chains. It is high time that women emerged from the shameful state of nullity and ignorance, to which the arrogance and injustice of men have so long condemned us.” Théorigne de Méricourt 






frvt:

this is how i would want my wikipedia article to end

frvt:

this is how i would want my wikipedia article to end


source:frvt
posted il y a 1 heure






fetzes:

#all you need to know about Germany





"Maybe the reason the leaders of the revolution are so despised is that they did something so rare in our own times; having set their sights on a more just society, they did all they could to see it through. Instead of turning swiftly from radical spokesmen to respectably suited local politicians shaking hands with businessmen on regional television, they responded to every attack by resisting their enemies with the full force of an armed population."

- Vive La Revolution

Mark Steel

(via my-mother-is-the-republic)







source:memewhore
posted il y a 4 heures






returnofthejudai:

micdotcom:

Teen’s Auschwitz selfie reminds us all to think before posting online

If you needed more evidence that you should think carefully about what you put online, a girl named Breanna Mitchell has incited the Internet by tweeting a “smiling selfie” of herself at the remains of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.
Posted in June, it only came to the Internet’s attention this month, when angry Twitter users reacted en masse to the perceived desecration of a memorial to human brutality.
But this isn’t just about selfies | Follow micdotcom


If you reblog this post, but do not take the two clicks it takes to reblog posts about the situation in France, Belgium and other countries that are experiencing visible and risible spikes in anti-semitism,YOU ARE BEING A BAD ALLY. I can’t stress that enough. An ill-timed selfie does not compare to anti-semitic laws from the National Front, 17,000 people marching through the streets of Paris singing songs that mock the holocaust and shouting “Jews France is Not For You,” five attacks against synagogues, and numerous assaults on Jewish persons and their businesses. This is a minor infraction. While regrettable, this action does not harm Jews in anywhere NEAR the same way that violence, disenfranchisement and creating a climate of fear do. EDUCATE YOURSELF.

returnofthejudai:

micdotcom:

Teen’s Auschwitz selfie reminds us all to think before posting online

If you needed more evidence that you should think carefully about what you put online, a girl named Breanna Mitchell has incited the Internet by tweeting a “smiling selfie” of herself at the remains of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.

Posted in June, it only came to the Internet’s attention this month, when angry Twitter users reacted en masse to the perceived desecration of a memorial to human brutality.

But this isn’t just about selfies | Follow micdotcom

If you reblog this post, but do not take the two clicks it takes to reblog posts about the situation in France, Belgium and other countries that are experiencing visible and risible spikes in anti-semitism,YOU ARE BEING A BAD ALLY. I can’t stress that enough. An ill-timed selfie does not compare to anti-semitic laws from the National Front, 17,000 people marching through the streets of Paris singing songs that mock the holocaust and shouting “Jews France is Not For You,” five attacks against synagogues, and numerous assaults on Jewish persons and their businesses. This is a minor infraction. While regrettable, this action does not harm Jews in anywhere NEAR the same way that violence, disenfranchisement and creating a climate of fear do. EDUCATE YOURSELF.






Vive La Revolution

my-mother-is-the-republic:

"Perhaps the most concise summary of the outlook of the main-stream politician of the early twenty-first century was given by Tony Blair, when an interviewer asked him what he dreamed about. His reply was, ‘These days I don’t have much time for sleep, let alone dreams.’ As if it’s a matter of pride to be unable to dream…

The French Revolution shaped millions of minds into looking in the opposite direction. It created a world of boundless possibilities. It allowed millions of people to see all matters, whether personal, political, grand or minute, as connected and depending on each other; it allowed every concept to be open to question. The imagination could rule, and the full potential of human creativity was unleashed. The French Revolution created that sense across continents, across the world of slavery and into every corner  that could receive the news.

It asks the question of anyone who comes across it - ‘What will you do to combat the slave-owners, the gabelle officers, the Dukes of Brunswick of your own time? You can let history pass you by, or find the Drouet or Desmoulins that’s in all of us.

The French Revolution was the polar opposite of a society ruled by those who have forgotten how to dream.”

-Mark Steel






swatlock:

Pop Culture references in Shrek 2 (2/?)

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When all you’ve got is nothing, there’s a lot to go around.






"

Louis XVII.! let us see. For whom do you mourn? is it for the innocent child? very good; in that case I mourn with you. Is it for the royal child? I demand time for reflection. To me, the brother of Cartouche, an innocent child who was hung up by the armpits in the Place de Greve, until death ensued, for the sole crime of having been the brother of Cartouche, is no less painful than the grandson of Louis XV., an innocent child, martyred in the tower of the Temple, for the sole crime of having been grandson of Louis XV…Let us come to an understanding. Shall we weep for all the innocent, all martyrs, all children, the lowly as well as the exalted? I agree to that. But in that case, as I have told you, we must go back further than ‘93, and our tears must begin before Louis XVII. I will weep with you over the children of kings, provided that you will weep with me over the children of the people.”

"I weep for all," said the Bishop.

"Equally!" exclaimed conventionary G——; "and if the balance must incline, let it be on the side of the people. They have been suffering longer."

"

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo 

And okay, I think I’ve said all I want to say about that for now

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