Friday, January 10, 2014

A True Revolutionary

I just read the most wonderful story about the great French anarchist Louise Michel. As a member of the National Guard, the Commune's armed force, she was defending  one of the barricades during the attack on the Paris Commune by the counter-revolutionaries. They were heavily shelling one end of the barricade. Looking over in that direction, she saw a cat terrified and screaming as the shells burst around it. Risking her life, she rushed over the barricade and brought the cat to safety. SUCH WAS THE ACT OF A TRUE REVOLUTIONARY!

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Blogger Beer Hockey said...

Thanks for that Larry. Had not heard of this wonderful person. I must learn more about her and her time.

Though I have always been more for rebellion than revolution, reading about Louise has me questioning myself on that most important of anti-authouritarian distinctions.

8:24 PM  

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