Vive la France! Long live the French Republic!

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

The recent tragedies in France perpetuated by anti-Western jihadists got me to thinking about this common phrase, Vive la France.

I then recalled hearing it in a scene from The Longest Day, Hollywood’s tribute to the D-Day landings and the invasion of Nazi-occupied Normandy.

A Frenchman on a bicycle rides around in jubilation drinking champagne and welcoming the American liberators. It’s a funny, yet poignant remembrance. I’ve been on YouTube searching unsuccessfully for a clip of it.

Much like during the rise of Hitler and the subsequent world war, the western world must unite in common cause to fight back against these barbarians. These Islamists have rejected humanity, and so humanity must reject them. They are pigs, and anyone who doubts that should read about the torture and mutilation committed by the terrorists at the Bataclan theater in Paris.

I feel like singing La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. Lest we forget the lessons of the Nazis. We must confront evil head-on.

ajh

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