“Lamenters of barbarous absolutist regimes forget one simple thing: - you CAN'T torture and torment people for many centuries without expecting repercussions.
Remember that – lamenters”, comment by Tatiana Farbi "Those who lament "barbarity of revolutions" never lament barbarities that brought revolutions on" (c). Some genius and world famous celebrity said that, don't remember their name now, comment by Tatiana Farbi
These comments were posted to my facebook page Rococo Art, in reply to the post about the brutality of the mob to cut off the heads of those they hated, and to in 4 years time cut off the heads of the king and queen.
My reply: Rococo Art: Thank you Tatiana Farbi for reminding us that that the brutality of the French Revolutuion did not occur in a vacuum. As I’ve said elsewhere France in 1789 was a powder keg ready to explode with 99% of the population with few rights and heavy taxes, supporting the lavish life style of the “rich and famous” – the royalty, nobility an clergy who lived lives of idleness and pampered luxury. As Dickens wrote, the strutting, arrogant royalty and nobility cared mor for their dogs an horses then they did for the masses of humanity who worked so hard to support them. So, as you write, you can’t toriture and torment a people for centuries and not expect a price to be paid for that. That price came due in 1789 and years beyond, when at last the French people got the chance to get their revenge on their tormenters. And those who would pay the highest price, would be those at the apex of the social pyramid, the wealthiest and most opulent symbols of the monarchy. The beautiful glamorous Queen and the aristocratic social elite that surrounded her.