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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Three Effects of the American Revolution

  1. It prevented us from being Canadian.

  2. It inspired the French Revolution. (I'm not sure if this was a good thing.)

  3. It gave the British establishment a “whack on the side of the head” and probably kept then from turning the resistance to the French Revolution into an excuse to crack down on the allegedly-lower classes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It proved two things about democratic revolutions:

1) They don't require mass executions or social purges, and

2) They don't necessarily lead to dictatorship.

Despite the rather grim record of the next century in France and Latin America, the United States was always the Great Counterexample. You can have a revolution without a pyramid of skulls, and it can create a functioning liberal republic.

Quite simply, without the United States, the whole idea of overthrowing kings would have been discredited by 1850.


9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It lead to a country some 230-odd years later where:

1) The entire nation was populated by obese bible-thumping fuckwits tempered with crypto-Marxist faggots.

2) Neo-con jerkoffs with computer access had masturbatory online fantasies about some idiot idea called "democracy" and foreign conquests of worthless Third-World countries-- all the while the Third-World was well on its way to overrunning said country.

3) Despite points 1 and 2 educated people still persisted in the thought that today's America was the greatest nation ever.

With the grace of Jesus and Ronald McDonald we'll defeat the liberal-islamofascist menace to create a world of plenty where the people of the world look to America and say their blessings-- in Spanish. You know, for the new inhabitants and rulers of the American nation.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Joseph said...

I513 the world!

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