Posts Tagged ‘Marseillaise’

Marseillaise: World Anthem

November 22, 2015

The world needs song. Just as the world need hope, it then needs to sing that hope, and man is a fighter, or is not. The world found that song of hope and pride, naturally enough in the powerful song that was sung to call for the defeat of those who hate humanity. La Marseillaise. The Marseillaise resonated around the world, from Wembley stadium, London, to the New York Philharmonic, to Australia, Russia…

La Marseillaise was used as a republican revolutionary anthem by those who knew French starting in the 18th century, simultaneously with its adoption in France. Such was the case in particular in Russia, where the tradition to use the Marseillaise as an anthem went on under the USSR (alongside The Internationale, another French revolutionary song with deep and famous words, this one from 1864).

In 1792 the First Republic defeated Europe’s plutocrats. Those, in giant coalition, had threatened the entire population of Paris with “military execution“. (Or read directly the demonic statement, a preliminary declaration that Auschwitz was something Prussians found natural to do, was removed from the link, instead Wikipedia just allude to it.) “Military Execution for Paris: these were the words used in July 1792 by the Duke of Brunswick, the coalition’ military commander. Great Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia were part of the coalition to extinguish the First Republic.

Liberty, Wearing the Phrygian Cap, Guiding The People Against Tyranny

Liberty, Wearing the Phrygian Cap, Guiding The People Against Tyranny

At Valmy, September 21, 1792, just east of Paris, superior French artillery withered the Prussian army which had to ignominiously retreat. The Republic was saved from ravenous plutocracy. At least for a while (plutocracy lite would come back perfidiously with the dictator Napoleon, a Corsican noble who succeeded to highjack the Revolution, for a while, serving instead his own demonic aspirations and those of the French oligarchy).

Every country has an anthem. Even the spineless European Union has Ludwig Van’s magnificent Hymn to Joy (within his 9th Symphony).

But what of the world? Is the world a country? Some will say the world is not a country. How irrelevant. Humanity is defined by hope and imagination, not just reality.

This week the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a French-drafted resolution which urges UN members to “redouble” action against Islamic State, and “take all necessary measures” in the fight against IS.

This is excellent: it’s the world government in action. In decisive action. Because the United Nation Security Council is the world government.

Humanity is both crew and passenger on this very large spaceship, planet Earth. Massive war is not an option on this ship. Several life support systems of the planet are already on the verge of collapse. It is not just about greenhouse gases. Earth’s life support is threatened by multiple organ failure.

I am right now on Maui. Locals told me up to 30,000 Humpback whales show up usually, now. Many come very close to shore. This year, there are none. One can, of course, accuse the super-powerful El Nino we presently enjoy. However, El Nino is how the planet warms up; in case of strong warming, El Ninos become continuous. There was a sort of half-baked El Nino last year, indeed (El Nino is supposed to come every seven years or so).

So we really cannot afford a big war. Nor do we see why we should have one: the largest states on Earth control immense territories: Russia is ridiculously big, 70% larger in land mass than Canada, the USA and China. China itself is immense and does not need the South China sea, to show it is an imperial power, considering its vast imperial colonies in Tibet and Xinjiang.

The European Union, thanks to France’s, and Britain’s immense Exclusive Economic Zones, controls even more territory than Russia (France and the USA have the largest EEZs). And now Russia and France are military allies (as in the latter stages of World War Two). Putin has calmed down, now that the frailty of his, and Russia’s posture, had become blatant.

What we need is to sing together. The words of the Marseillaise sing against what ails us now: the demonic instincts of those who want to reduce humanity to a soil they can trample on. In recent decades, as part of the decline of civilization envenomated by plutocratic ideology, the Marseillaise came to be viewed as too bloody. However, bloody calls to arms against bloodsuckers are perfectly appropriate… And always wise. Third rate philosophers teaching in the most prestigious universities, armed with soporific discourses, and indeed universally adulated, have spoken of chicken and rats, telling us they deserve equal rights with us (for example Peter Singer, Princeton University). While young people were obsessed by such preoccupations, the satanic instincts of naturally forming oligarchies went on a rampage, all over. The Marseillaise puts the mood back where it should always have been: if you are not interested in fighting tyrants, they are very interested in subjugating you. Or submitting (Islam). Here is the beginning of the Marseillaise:b

Rise children of the fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us tyranny’s
Bloody standard went up, (bis)
Do you hear in the countryside
Bellow these ferocious soldiers?
They come up within your arms
Slit the throats of your sons, your spouses!

To arms, citizens,

Form your battalions,
March, march!
Let it be that an impure blood
Soak our furrows! (repeat)

What wants this herd of slaves,
Of traitors, of conspiring kings?
For whom these repugnant bounds,
Those irons since long prepared? (repeat)
Frenchmen, for us, ah, what an outrage
What passions it must arouse!
It’s us that one dare contemplate
To return to antique slavery!
To arms, citizens

What! Aliens cohorts
Would legislate in our hearths!
What! These mercenary phalanxes
Would strike down our proud warriors! (repeat)
Great God! From chained hands
Our brows would yield under the yoke
Vile despots would become
The masters of our destinies!

To arms, citizens…
  
Tremble, tyrants and you perfidious ones
The shame of all parties,
Tremble! Your parricidal schemes
Will finally receive their reward! (repeat)
Everyone is a soldier to combat you
If they fall, our young heroes,
Earth will produce new ones,
All is ready to fight against you!

All is ready to fight you, including, but not limited to, the planet itself. To make the Marseillaise truly universal: one has to replace “Frenchmen” by “Humans”, in just one place. There is more to the Marseillaise, including an acerbic critique of Republican Rome, which asserts that Rome was more interested to conquer land rather than minds. Thus we will have to come back to the subject.

The Declaration of the Rights of Humanity and the Citizen of 1789 is the basis of the United Nations, and the only scheme to manage humanity, besides holocausts. So let’s rather sing appropriately, all together, that we have to fight tyrants and their servants, lest we want just to be carpets, and thus kill humanity and the biosphere, because, ladies and gentlemen, however serviceable carpets are, they don’t think much. And without sinking, we will all sink. Including those who confuse Satan and the Good Lord..

Patrice Ayme’

Sometimes ALL YOU NEED IS WAR: West Country Men & The Like

March 7, 2015

“All You Need Is Love” is worse than hypocrisy. It is the wrong strategy, especially in the worst cases:

War is not fashionable among moral exhibitionists. However, as the Romans noticed more than 2,000 years ago, those who really love peace, prepare for war (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum).

After the dictatorship of Kaiser Wilhelm II suddenly attacked the world on August 1, 1914, Earl Grey the British Foreign Minister, went to the Commons, and made an excellent speech about joining the war to defend civilization. Bertrand Russell, the philosopher, understood none of it (because like Keynes, or the Kaiser, Russell was on the plutocratic side).

War can be a horrible thing. Even for warriors:

HMS Queen Mary Exploding @ Jutland Battle. Traumatizing Churchill?

HMS Queen Mary Exploding @ Jutland Battle. Traumatizing Churchill?

[Explosion of the British battle cruiser “HMS Queen Mary” during the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. Of the 1,266 crew members, only 20 were rescued. Several British capital ships exploded within minutes during a formidable artillery exchange; the top British admiral in the leading battleship quipped: “Something seems to be wrong with our bloody ships, today.” However, the Royal Navy prevailed, and the German Navy never confronted it again in force.]

Churchill was a serious warrior. It’s not just that he had an anchor tattooed on his arm. He was involved in the Boer War, and was Lord Of the Admiralty (head of the Royal Navy) in World War One. The short of it: fiercely led by Winston, the Royal Navy kept the Kaiser’s Fleet bottled in Germany, and when it tried to come out, it was defeated.

That strangled the Prussian fascists’ war economy, although our frienemies the plutocrats of the USA sold, for a good price, all sorts of war materials to the world conquering Kaiser, through the hypocritically “neutral” Netherlands.

France and Britain were furious, but could not do anything, as the largest ethnic group in the USA was that of Americans of German descent (there are more of them than people of partly sub-Saharan descent, to this day, about 50 million).

France and Britain were not too sure what fancy would catch next their rogue child the USA. After campaigning on the theme “All We Need Is Peace”, president Wilson, ex from Princeton University, apparently felt declaring war to fascism was a better deal, and duly came to the rescue of victory, so it could be stolen from those who had fought the war.

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WORLD WAR ONE: A PYRRHIC VICTORY FOR FRANCE AND BRITAIN:

Pyrrhus was an Hellenistic adventurer, a plutocrat, a self-styled king, whose services, as an excellent general, complete with an army, were for sale. The Greek cities of Southern Italy got the bad idea to recruit him (it was a bad idea, because the better idea would have been to negotiate with the Roman Republic).

Pyrrhus used elephants and the best professionally trained army, He won his battles against Rome. However, he noticed (paraphrasing):’A few more victories like that, and I will have lost the war’.

The USA won World War One. Nobody else did.

Both France and Britain came out exhausted from World War One. About half of French men had been killed or wounded. 27% of the 18 to 28 year old French were killed in combat. France suffered the highest proportion of dead and wounded of all the powers involved. (Except for Serbia, which lost 33% of its entire population, after the Austro-Hungarian army surged back and forth through Serbia, like a tsunami.)

The British upper class, which leads the country, was full of contradictions: after all the Kaiser, just having fled to its accomplice the Netherlands (naturally) was the grandson of Queen Victoria.

Lord Keynes, a top British diplomat, and money shuffler, came out with a piece of racist trash, “The Economic Consequences of Peace”, which argued that, considering what he viewed as the inferior racial status of Poles, dismembering the imperial exploitation-occupation system set-up by German plutocracy would have an adverse effect on economic activity. (an argument ignorant intellectuals of Jewish descent such as Paul Krugman keep on brainlessly repeating, not knowing they approve Auschwitz, doing so!)

The French leadership was cynical. Blocked by the Anglo-Americans, the French Republic could not obtain the guarantees it needed.

All France got was part of her property on the left bank of the Rhine, and the heart of France (on the grandest historical scale, the entire west bank of the Rhine was Gallic, or, and Frankish; the various partitioning of the left bank were just tricks to enfeeble mighty Francia: even now, with the entire left bank, France would be 100 million strong…)

So France came out of WWI not sure of her allies, and Britain not sure of herself. Only the USA was doing great, guided by pragmatic deal making, and disposing of Germany as if it was its private reserve.

Dr. Schacht, who could be viewed as an agent of JP Morgan (not just the bank, but the man), launched the “Second Reich” (“Weimar”, not really a republic) into hyper-inflation, to pursue war against France by other means. The French reacted by invading (something Krugman, the Jew who has learned nothing important, still finds “unbelievable”). Etc.

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ANGLO-AMERICAN COLLABORATION WITH NAZISM:

Churchill himself changed enormously. Churchill was pro-Nazi to the point of threatening the French Republic in 1929 with the… Royal Air Force… If the French kept of harassing Germany’s Second Reich (official name of ‘Weimar’!) about its secret re-armament, which violated the Versailles Treaty.

To avoid French eyes, Germany had been re-arming using not just British pets such as Portugal, but even the… Soviet Union; this sorts of situation puts to rest the theory that all there was wrong about Germany was Nazism: at the time, in 1929, the Nazis were not important as a party… But Nazi MENTALITY was already ruling. Actually it had started to rule, even before Hitler was born, as reading Nietzsche’s cogent critiques show all too well…

Churchill himself was Anglo-American (one of his parent was American, the other British).

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WEST COUNTRY MEN, The Essence Of The “Anglo-Saxon” Spirit:

The exploitation spirit which reigned over Britain and the USA is very old. It was launched in full by the “WEST COUNTRY MEN” of the Elizabethan Age.

Initially Elizabeth I, fully the daughter in spirit of Ann Boleyn and Henry VIII, got the idea of endowing such men with immense powers, to go, pillage and exploit, using military might that came in handy to defeat the Gran Armada of Spain. It worked.

The same spirit, and the same immensely wealthy investors, were endowed with full powers to apply the same terrifying methods in Ireland, then North America. It worked splendidly.

The West Country men were an ensemble of wealthy individuals in Elizabethan England who advocated the English colonisation of Ireland, attacks on the Spanish Empire, and profitable overseas colonial expansion. The group included Humphrey Gilbert, Walter Raleigh, Francis Drake, John Hawkins, Richard Grenville and Ralph Lane. Several of these prominent figures originated in the far southwest of Britain known as the Westcountry, particularly associated with the sea ports of Devon including Plymouth (notice that’s where the Mayflower came from…)

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That spirit of homicidal exploitation of the West Country Men, lives to this day: see the private armies people such as Bill Gates invest in secretly, through… Monsanto; the strategy was used in WWIII, with the Flying Tigers, in Vietnam, and recently in Iraq, by Bush, with Black Water/Xe/Academi… the private army now secretly financed by Gates).

This went on until 1936 (in 1935, the British gov. organized a “Naval Treaty” with Hitler, which violated the Versailles Treaty). Hence the fiasco of Munich in 1938, when France was made understand she had to go alone against fascist Germany and Italy (this would have allowed the plutocratic Anglosphere to accuse France again of wanting to attack Germany all the time).

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BRITAIN UNDERSTANDS IN 1939 THAT KEYNES WAS WRONG:

The UK aligned itself behind France only in 1939, after Spain fell to Hitler’s pet, Franco, and after Hitler invaded all of Czechoslovakia (and not just the Sudeten land)…).

Churchill turned around completely by 1939… But then he became hysterical and did not want to wait for the new planes to reach mass production (he wanted to mass produce obsolete types).

However, Churchill did not allow the assassination, or, let’s say, execution, of Hitler (many top German generals would have been happy to help, and had actually contacted Brits and Americans… who then betrayed them!)

That was a moral mistake. Maybe. Although it could be argued that, differently from World War One, Germany needed a thorough spanking as a civilization, and only being completely crushed, and literally decimated in May 1945, was what the doctor ordered, to express the Nazism out…

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ALL YOU NEED IS MIND:

“All You Need Is Love” was, with all due respect, mental masturbation of the worst type.

The Beatles (Lennon, PBUH) put “All You Need With Love”) to the sound of the Marseillaise, playing in the arms, the embrace, of the Pitts, Prime Minsters, father and son, who launched a 25 year war against “Liberty Equality Fraternity”.

The Pitts were opposed in Parliament, but their extreme anger at France carried the day, and led to a generation of wars, all around Europe, and the death of more than ten million.

So John Lennon, without knowing anything about it, sided with the enemies of the Marseillaise, and thus for the partisans of that 26 year war, which was a terrible mistake, as Lloyd George, Prime Minister of Britain, admitted a century later.

Lennon should have read more. Getting the Member of the British Empire medal, was not all there was (he realized this later, and returned his MBE).

Make no mistake, I love the “All You Need Is Love” song, but I despise, and condemn the message.

As I have explained in all directions, Britain was certainly at fault in 1789-1792. As the British armies and Navy, plus the Prussians, Austrians, Russians who invaded France at the call of British plutocrats, invaded France, All The French, And Humanity, needed, was the Marseillaise, and spill the blood of the invaders as happened at Valmy (September 21, 1792) and soon Toulon…

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WANT GOODNESS? AVOID HYPOCRISY.

Everybody wants goodness to triumph, to the points that some of the greatest tyrants of history, such as Saint Louis, Luther, Louis XIV, Napoleon, Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, spoke of little else.

Homo is the altruistic animal.

However, it’s also the Dark Side animal. And, to a great extent, the more altruism, the greater the population, and, from this rich soil, the greater the Dark Side.

How to optimize goodness then become a logical problem, even for the most loving minded.

A good rule? Avoid hypocrisy. It gets in the way of truth, thus logic, thus efficient altruism. And make no mistake: loving plutocrats will not help. Ignoring them will not be much better, as they will not ignore you. To get out of the fall into plutocracy will require war. Jihad, as the Islamists say.

Patrice Ayme’