Storming the Bastille. A distant ancestor of the Insertnamehere family is in the front line, spurred on by the belief that there is free beer inside.
People often come up to me* and say “Ramon, you filthy rouser of rabble, what’s your favourite revolution?” to which my answer is always “why, the French Revolution, of course**”.
Think about it.
The French Revolution brought us;
• Angry mobs,
• Dead aristocrats***,
• A Reign of Terror (both kinds),
• More dead aristocrats, and
• A really, really kick-arse national anthem.
Interestingly enough, the French Revolution also gave us the terms “left and right wing” and the Red Flag as a symbol of revolt.
Happy Bastille Day, French Republic.
* This is not true.
** This is true.
*** My favourite kind of aristocrat.