Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Bastille Today

It's not just the place of the 12 euro 50 cc beer. The Bastille is:
the revolt against the invulnerable ones
the ones who took without limit
the ones who ruled for centuries
the ones who had crushed all previous revolts
The Bastille is revolt with no expectation of help from anyone
revolt by those with no standing
revolt by the ones whom Oprah had never heard of
revolt by the ones who expected no acknowledgement
who had not planned in advance
who had never had meetings with potential donors
who would never obtain permission
and who showed that just when you thought nothing would ever happen it happened.

Photos: march at the little arc de triomphe by the Louvre today

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