Wednesday, October 05, 2011
occupy the bastille
On July 15, 1789, in a small but richly appointed mansion in Paris, a couple of aristocrats named Charles and David, who happened to be brothers, were having their breakfast served by a few of their many servants.
"What does it matter?" asks Charles. "There were only two or three prisoners left in the place."
"They're just blowing off steam," his brother replied. "We don't even...THEY don't even know what they want! Maybe they just want to try to frighten us, but into doing what? We don't control the price of bread!"
"Well," says Charles, "it goes up a couple sous and the people are revolting."
"Yes," says David, "aren't they?"
Calling Dr. Guillotine...