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"Terror is only justice: prompt, severe, and inflexible. It is then an emanation of virtue." -Maximilian Robespierre
Dear Grandstickies & Great-Grandstickies (& Gentlereaders),
"...it is sometimes used as a pejorative for radical left-wing revolutionary politics, especially when it exhibits dogmatism and violent repression."
[Wait-wait-wait. Let's try something new. State the point of this missive before circumnavigating the universe to get to your destination, the way they recommend in English 101. How's about a thesis statement?]
Harumph! I can't tell you how disappointed I am that you don't appreciate the charming literary devices I employ to express the wit and wisdom of a garrulous geezer...
[What happened to liberals?]
[Hold up a sec', I can't argue with dogmatic, but as for violent repression...]
If you're canceled and lose your job, perhaps your career, because the Intersectional Inquisition finds you guilty of heresy I'm guessing you're gonna feel violently repressed.
[Well, maybe, but it's not as if they literally... ]
Do you think they're grateful for all the free time they now have?
The American Revolution, in my semi-humble opinion, turned out reasonably well. The French Revolution, which culminated in the dick-tatership of Napoleon, not so much.
America's homegrown (Neo)Jacobins don't think the American Revolution turned out well at all, that it's past time to burn everything down — metaphorically, literally, or both — and start over.
Some background for the historically/memorically challenged if you please.
The original Jacobins — the Society of the Jacobins, Friends of Freedom and Equality — was a
[You made that up.]
Yes, Dana, I did. But I am working on a business plan for a store called Guillotines-R-Us — heads will roll.
You've probably heard of the Reign of Terror and the Jacobin's most famous shot-caller, Robespierre? Eventually, even he was deemed unworthy of heading the club.
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