Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Guillotines of the Mind


We concluded the following in class today: this room could have not been easy to see by the ignorant mocked by hunger nor could it have been easy to leave by the “illustrated” derided by conformity. On the night of the mob, these feelings must have surely confronted themselves in the minds of those who stared upon the Apollo’s of the Heavens. Even with unlit candles, the Moon must have surely played tricks on the eyes of the beholders; both the new tyrant and the revolutionary. The grandeur of a realm brought down by the sincere need for liberty, but most of all for the absolute necessity of bread. It is an irony that these two sentiments are as alive today as they were in the coals of the Ancient Régime. But forced to tacitly bow upon tyrannical sentiments that make no reason with the logics of democracy, we must wonder which side really constitutes the Louis XVI’s of today.-

2 comments:

Rol said...

Remember that constantly, Power obtain by a liberator because he freed the people, can easily turn into tyrannical need of control and dominance...

Power Corrupts, Absolute power Absolutely corrupts.

Human condition doesn't change along the years, thirst for dominance remains, and it will always be the hardest thing to control, and the most valuable thing people can entrust you with...

conclusion: We are egomaniacs,

Love the French Revolution

idream2 said...

wow!

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