On the anniversary of the French Revolution against a corrupt old regime,
the U.S. House of Representatives took a step towards independence from
the clammy grip of the fossil fuel companies.
This has direct implications on Moody AFB.
No more pipelines. Solar power now.
224 years ago today French citizens, mainly workers, stormed the
notorious prison the Bastille and released all the prisoners.
They did this in support of the National Assembly recently reluctantly
permitted by King Louis XIV, to gather arms, and because the Bastille
had a reputation for holding political prisoners who had spoken up
and then been locked up on the authority of lettres de cachet,
arbitrary royal indictments.
The next month that Assembly abolished feudalism
(which had permitted those lettres de cachet),
and then agreed on
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 26 August 1789:
The representatives of the French people, organized as a National
Assembly, believing that the ignorance, neglect, or contempt of the
rights of man are the sole cause of public calamities and of the
corruption of governments, have determined to Continue reading →