I was very happy to see that the author used the same text I used in my video on the Vendée Genocide in ARSH 2012. The book is “A French Genocide: The Vendée” by Reynald Secher. I also used Michael Davies’ book on the Vendée, “For Altar and Throne: The Rising in the Vendée”.
The thrust of my video presentation was not only educating people (especially Americans) about this memory-holed genocide, and the REAL nature of the French Revolution, taught in American schools as a wholesome spreading of the “glorious” (in reality, Freemasonic) American Revolution to Europe, but primarily to point up the parallels between the spiraling descent into evil between late-18th century France and modern ‘Murica, and what people are capable of doing to one another with surprisingly little persuasion. And remember, almost everyone in 18th century France was a “practicing Catholic”. Consider the starting point of modern ‘Murica, and Europe is pretty much completely POST-CHRISTIAN, add some satanic rap/hip-hop “culture” and the whole sodomite zeitgeist to the mix, and… yeah.
Two commenters over at the Quillette piece put it very well:
Excellent piece. The French Revolution provided the template for revolutions in the name of progress to be used as an excuse for some people to exercise their blood lust and cruelty beneath a veneer of morality. A Breton told me of similar murders occurred when the Bretons tried to protect The Church. Those instigating Revolutions tend to be good at harnessing the services of people who enjoy killing and inflicting pain on others. As M Shalamov said ” the lust for power, for unpunished murder is great. 95% of cowards are capable of lethal meanness after a light threatening and I saw what a a forcible argument a simple slap could be for an intellectual.”
A Briton who lived in France in the late 1940s and early 1950s said the French have not fully recovered from the Revolution and this helps to explain why.
“The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior ‘righteous indignation’ — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.” –Aldous Huxley