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Commentary :: Human Rights
Art of War : La Commune de Paris 1871
02 Feb 2006
La Commune de Paris 1871
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La Commune de Paris 1871

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History Lesson
02 Feb 2006
The Paris Commune did not exist because freakish Parisians got strong. It existed because the French Government and army pulled back from Paris to be vindictive, and then zoomed in quite suddenly and obliterated the Communards.

Note: the army obliterated the Communards.

Lesson: the army always obliterates the Communards.

Proof: The Berkley "Communards" were finally disbanded using helicopters and tear gas.

The Bostonian "Communards" if they ever had the nuggets to take over Boston Common would most likely be glued to the Haffenreffer Way with burning crazy foam, and made to poop themselves with sound weapons.
Re: Art of War : La Commune de Paris 1871
02 Feb 2006
The falure of the Commune is when many socialists abandonded utopian ideas (read anarchist). I don't get your point flipside, are you saying it is useless so we should just get used to our chains?
Re: Art of War : La Commune de Paris 1871
02 Feb 2006
The revolution comes when the rich becomes ashamed of beeing fucking rich.
don't need any guillotine.
the media is the source of this paralysis but also the solution.

have you seen Peter Watkins' documentary ?
Re: Art of War : La Commune de Paris 1871
02 Feb 2006
Yes. That is what I am saying Brad.
Re: Art of War : La Commune de Paris 1871
03 Feb 2006
the army is localized, and can be outnumbered and surrounded, but also counter-propagandized easily: the most powerful argument to change a mind is the truth.

now that we know that the administration and a demolition society is responsible of the bombing and the 6000 murders of the WTC, it would be fun to see them tortured and executed. killed by their own creation.

911 truth can be the trigger for a mental and factual rebellion in the army corpses.
Re: Art of War : La Commune de Paris 1871
04 Feb 2006
I am glad to see some discussion about the Paris Commune and its importance in the history of working class struggle. There are still many lessons to be learned from that experience , some helpful and some about what needs to be avoided in future struggle. Mainly we should recognize the Commune was one of the few peaks in the history of the international labor movement and value it accordingly. Next month is the 135th anniversary of that event. I am preparing a discussion article to commemerate it. I will highlight some of the still relevant lessons for today's generation of radical activists. I will post it on this site. Watch for it.