untamedantinous: (it is fitting and right to die for one's)
[personal profile] untamedantinous
Jean Prouvaire, Bahorel, and M. Mabeuf. These men died on this day in Paris, fighting for a republic and a free France. They will not be forgotten. I must confess I knew two far better than the last; but they were all gallant, honorable men.

[voice]

Date: 2011-06-05 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
Not so much has changed concerning the monarchy, then. [A little pause, and then he smiles some.] Nor the spirit of Parisians.

The events I was speaking of were in 1832. The June rebellion.

[video]

Date: 2011-06-05 08:05 pm (UTC)
unreadability: (reflective: you see right through me)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
It is a time still terribly vivid in our collective memory.
Edited Date: 2011-06-05 08:25 pm (UTC)

[video]

Date: 2011-06-06 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
I am certain it must be. It is, at least, gratifying to know that our sacrifices were not in vain.

[video]

Date: 2011-06-06 08:14 am (UTC)
unreadability: (close: so much to see)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
To any Luxembourgian citizen, the French republic functions as the ultimate ally. Thus, the insistent struggle of this nation of brothers has not left us unaffected.

[In every meaning of the word. After all, France was one of the many European countries that believed Luxembourg served as a mere trading card.]

[video] 1/2

Date: 2011-06-07 09:00 am (UTC)
unreadability: (affected: nothing but a simple touch)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
Even now, with Chambord's claim to the throne long since waned and the Comte de Paris stripped of support...

[video]

Date: 2011-06-07 09:06 am (UTC)
unreadability: (pensive: bottoms up everything's out)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
... the royalists continue to herd power like wolves closing in on a drove of cattle.

[video]

Date: 2011-06-08 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
[He makes a slight face.]

Then that has not changed, either.

[video]

Date: 2011-06-08 08:22 am (UTC)
unreadability: (determined: consequences be damned)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
Homo homini lupus, yes? Man has never held his fellow man in high regard. Especially when power and gold is at stake.

[video]

Date: 2011-06-10 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
All men are brothers. They should realize such things.

[video]

Date: 2011-06-10 10:13 am (UTC)
unreadability: (neutral: porcelain skin)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
'Liberté, égalité et fraternité' is an ideal like many others. A horizon to always keep in sight, but not an actuality we can be certain to see realised in our own lifetime. Not without its compromises and settlements.

[video]

Date: 2011-06-11 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
I am aware of this. It would, however, be preferable to not have said compromises made with kings. [Not that he's bitter about 1830, or anything.]

[video]

Date: 2011-06-11 07:16 pm (UTC)
unreadability: (uncomfortable: taken for granted)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
Monarchy as a form of government is indeed problematic. I can sympathise with this sentiment... more so than most.

[video]

Date: 2011-06-12 08:35 am (UTC)
unreadability: (royal: my decision is final)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
In 1867, my father was a leading figure in the reestablishment of Luxembourgian autonomy, and - along with my husband - he has continued to suppress the strain of the Dutch rule over our territories.
Page generated Oct. 17th, 2017 11:14 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios