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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 832 times:

Do the French have a monopoly on student-led revolutions? No, but the land of Marie Antoinette, the riots of 1968, and the unrest of 2005 seems to give us a hint as to the actualite' of "revolution". The "revolution" eats its own.

And I put "revolution" in quotes because it's almost never real revolution that results, but merely the appearance of it. (For a real revolution, see: Revolution, American.)

And so I've become quite cynical about student-led protests in all its forms. Sometimes it works, but more often, it doesn't.

Those who go to college are, in most respects, the privileged of the world. They seek "change", only to revert to a classic middle-class existence whenever it's convenient. Mumsy and Daddy will pay the bills when "revolutionism" becomes tiresome.

And so, the Beatles' "Revolution" comes to pass. So you say you want a revolution. What is that, exactly?

The more I think about it, the more I pity the protests of privilege in the 1960's. But what of those last year?

Stay tuned, folks. There is change, even though more often, plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.

Given the choice between so-called "revolution" and evolutionary redress for the pains of those who suffer, is there really a choice?

[Edited 2006-01-05 12:46:56]

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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3995 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 820 times:

The revolution will not be televised! But it will come out on Playstation and DVD March 16th. Make your order now at Amazon.Com .

[Edited 2006-01-05 12:47:34]


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20535 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 815 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 1):
But it will come out on Playstation and DVD March 16th.

Impossible! DVDs are always released on Tuesdays.  silly 



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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 801 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 1):
But it will come out on Playstation and DVD March 16th.

Blast! And me with my XBox 360. I guess I should get with the times.

[Edited 2006-01-05 13:55:33]

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 797 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):

Impossible! DVDs are always released on Tuesdays.

That's the revolutionary thing about it  Wink



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