Sunday, March 24, 2019

A Profoundly Depressing Account of the French Revolution's Excesses

At Quillette, an account that might have caused the National Socialist to respond to with horror.
Crusaders for Liberty were relatively sparing in their use of the bayonet. Men, women and children were more often shot, or burned alive in their houses. Some of the Crusading soldiers had the idea of lighting ovens, stoking them and baking Vendéen families in them. Babies were not spared; nor were toddlers or small children. The usual practice was to kill babies in front of their mothers, then kill the mothers. Young girls were often drowned, after first being raped. Widows were usually beaten, insulted and drowned. Though there was no established standard procedure.

1 comment:

BFR said...

Never forget that it was the French Revolution that most greatly influenced Karl Marx. It was upon it that he wrote one of his seminal works on Marxism.

The U.S. has fought two wars to, among other things, ensure the survival of the birthplace of modern communism.