Once upon a time (July, 1989) I published an article AGAINST the French
Revolution, The New America, the official publication of the John Birch
Society. Bircher money spends just as though it were "tainted."
So, I am not utterly opposed to those who can espouse a conspiracy theory to
explain everything that goes wrong. However, being of a mystical bent, I
also know that the Devil is alive and well, and living among us. Evil has a
It will not surprise many of you that I think the French Revolution is the
"focus of evil in the modern world," to borrow a phrase from Ronald Reagan,
but it is difficult to impossible to get anyone to publish that view. The
Accepted American version is: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette got what they
deserved. They were insensitive to the needs of the people.
Americans can be seen to be particularly ungrateful for Louis's help, during
our Revolution. Approximately two-thirds of the public debt of La France,
14 July 1789 (the putative beginning of the French Revolution, a date
established by a committee, in 1889), was occasioned by Louis's support of,
and provisioning of American troops and the war machine here, from 1776 to
I have never understood American distaste for France. Yes, I know the French
people have contempible attitudes. Le peuple a bas! But, King Louis XVI
and Marie Antoinette (for whom Marietta, Ohio is named, by the way) were our
friends, sometimes our Only Friends, during the American Revolution.
We owe this mess to them!