I will not go into the grisly details of the recent terrorist attack in Nice, France as I am sure everyone already knows them. It was simply the latest in a now all-too-long list of attacks by Muslim terrorists, some fanatics, some hypocrites who simply wish to attach themselves to a cause, against western countries and France has certainly been a prominent target. In fact, France was still in a state of emergency from the last such terrorist attack. This one, however, happened on Bastille Day, the national holiday held on the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, traditionally the event used to mark the start of the French Revolution. In a way, such an attack on Bastille Day was disgustingly appropriate. The French Revolution, the damage that it did and the mentality that it caused to take root in France, is directly responsible for the current state of affairs which made such an attack possible. Will the French ever truly come to grips with this? It seems doubtful, certainly the response by French leaders has been no different and showed no greater urgency than after previous attacks, and so the body count of innocent victims will continue to rise while people cling desperately to their delusions. And that is what this is, make no mistake about it.
The motto of the French Revolution and, subsequently the French republics, is "Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood". There is a delusional start for you right there. Liberty is a rather subjective term, equality is an impossibility and if you are determined to try to make equality possible, you make liberty impossible. As for brotherhood, that may have been fine when considering only the French alone but, of course, the revolutionaries never intended it that way and France has been paying the price ever since. The idea of spreading the revolution to France's European "brothers" led to years of disastrous wars that resulted in France being weakened and the Germans being united. Today the mentality has widened to include people from all around the world; Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal and so on. However, even when such people are brought to France, taught French history, had the values of the Revolution pounded into them, even if they are born and raised in France, it does no good when they have another "brotherhood", one of race or religion that runs far deeper than a liberal civics examination. Any Frenchman worth his snails would look at any of these recent attackers, even those born in his country and say, 'I like the word "Fraternity" but still I draw the line / He may be a brother of Francois Hollande but he ain't no brother of mine'.
No, for France to triumph over this crisis, not simply the terrorist attacks which are a symptom of a deeper problem, all the idealistic, ideological nonsense of the French Revolution has to be kicked to the curb in favor of a revival of that older France, that nobler France that the Jacobins worked so hard to eradicate. The terrorists like to refer to the western powers as "Crusaders", which, of course, no western country today is at all but they damn well should be and no one was more prominent in the era of the Crusades than the Kingdom of France. France needs to forget this "fraternity" nonsense and remember the likes of Charles Martel or St Joan of Arc and how they dealt with invaders. If you want crusaders, France has had plenty, there was hardly a crusade in which the French didn't
play a major part. The Kingdom of France was officially and proudly Catholic. That did not, as most know, prevent France having good relations and even alliances with Islamic countries or those of other religions, but it was always perfectly clear that France was a Christian nation and expected to remain so. "One king, one law, one faith" as the ill-fated Louis XVI put it.
That France, the France that restored Christianity in the near east, that explored the interior of North America, that frustrated the combined armies of Europe and built the Palace at Versailles, that
France would have no problem dealing with this current crisis, because it had all the tools with which to do so. It had a will to survive, ambition to do great things, loyalty to a single leader and the faith of the "Eldest Daughter of the Church". When the France of today, revives and restores the values of that France, the current crisis can be swept away.
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While you refer to your article as 'Brief Thoughts on the Terrorist Attack in Nice"...I would add...they are profound and highly accurate thoughts as well!
In my experiences, I find so many are utterly shocked at the word Sharia Law and all that it implies.
I would say to them, that it was Catholic Sharia that led to much of the progress that we see in the world to this day....all in all a good thing.
It is my opinion that France, would be an entirely different place, a safer, less divided place, if the Monarchy of Sharia-type Catholicism were in effect.
respectfully, Observer Jules
Sharia is a system of how Islamic government should operate and specific punishments given for specific sins.Sharia does not advocate monarchy in the sense that you describe it, Sharia advocates for a Caliph which is not just a secular head but also a religious one. The Caliph legitimizes its own power meaning that power being abused cannot be prevented.
Traditional Catholicism only specifies monarchy as the form of government but does not give specific punishments for specific sins. Thus it is not sharia-like. Monarchy in Catholicism is only a secular power which is legitimized by the Papacy which is the religious power.In this system if a monarch abuses his power he would be excommunicated and likely dethroned by his own people.
Again traditional Catholicism is not anything close to sharia. No one is going to be required by religious law to be stoned to death for adultery, though a punishment may be put in place the punishment would never be backed religiously and thus be unmovable. In Sharia specific sins are punished with specific punishments which are religiously inspired.
In Catholicism specific sins are condemned but they aren't given specific punishments neither are they even required to be punished by the State.
Catholic government- The Church states what is wrong. The State decides whether or not it should be punished(by government) and in what way.
Sharia government- The Quran states what is wrong and that the State should punish it in extremely specific and detailed ways.
I hereby modify my interpretation of what Catholic Sharia means. Primarily I am speaking from personal experiences..the power of the Church as it affected the people I grew up with.Delete
My experiences in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's expose this raw power the Church had over to it's subjects...in Ohio and Quebec.
Common, were strong penalties within the RCC, for such infractions as divorce, adultry, cheating (personal & business) and retribution for any anti-Catholic rhetoric.
Typically, the archaic practice of shunning was used and to great advantage. Public humilation from the pulpit was common practice as well. Of course, beatings were also used on children within the Parochial School System.
Forced tithing was also common.
Should someone commit suicide, prayers and Holy Mass were withheld ...as well as cemetary space.
The RCC ran these communities...yes, in a type of Sharia Law.
been there, I have....and yes, I learned my lessons in life from this strong form of authority...it works!
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