|roughnready66 - 2013-05-23 |
I was hoping this had something to do with ABBA.
|Ursa_minor - 2013-05-23 |
I just watched this whole thing, and honestly, they made Napoleon seem like a pretty cool dude.
Agreed. I think those who call him the 'Gravedigger of the French Revolution' need to look to people like Marat, Robespierre, and the Jacobins/Montagnards in general. Napoleon became the Revolution, and that's his genius. One of them, anyway.
During his attack on Jaffa alone, Napoleon "ordered the garrison and 1,400 prisoners to be executed by bayonet or drowning to save bullets... Men, women and children were robbed and murdered for three days" (Wikipedia; doubtless a right-wing revisionist smear job). Honestly, if you have even one person drowned or bayoneted, you are pretty much a piece of shit.
All those forgotten, nameless illiterates who were raped or maimed or murdered or bereaved by this man's soldiers would probably take exception to the characterization of Napoleon as a "cool dude" who got a "bum rap".
|Paracelsus - 2013-05-23 |
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