I think it’s time for a revolution. I mean a real revolution; not those mickey-mouse ones of African or South American origin, but something like the French or Russian revolutions where a lot of heads and limbs got lopped off – and nobody knows  – or cares- even to this day,  where the bodies are buried. Harrowed by time, you might say.

The French revolution lasted ten years or so, and was propelled by Napoleon during the expansion of the French Empire, which saw the overthrow of the monarchy, the establishment of a republic, the removal of a lot of heads in the process, and ultimately, and ironically, a dictatorship under Napoleon.

Mind you, it did abolish slavery in the French colonies abroad, as well as expelling religious leaders and executing thousands of aristocrats.

The Russian Revolution came over a century later, and dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. It was two revolutions really; the first one seeing the abdication of Emperor Nicholas II and a provisional government installed, and a second one nine months later, seeing the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, seizing power, and ultimately becoming the Communist Party.


Both the French and Russian revolutions were bloody affairs; the Russian royal family were all shot on the orders of Lenin; the French king Louis XVI  and  Queen Marie Antoinette were guillotined.

So you want a revolution…off with their heads, I say!


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