Tuesday, 24 October 2017

1776 and all that


I recently met a man who shares my lifelong opinion that the American revolution was thoroughly malign, like the French revolution.

Of course the French revolution was anti Christian which the American rebels weren't, even though many were deists or Freemasons. And the French revolution broke forever something very beautiful: France whereas the American colonies were not an ancient polity nor Americans an ancient race like the French. They were simply the British in America, so the end of the monarchy there mattered much less.

Of course the American Tories who were loyal to the king and forces of law and order were tortured, killed or expelled.

What kings were ever less tyrannical than Louis XVI or George III?

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