Crumbs for the poor reflects ‘disdain for humanity’

By Isobel Frye

The French Revolution brought a violent and absolute end to an epoch based on irrational beliefs of divinely anointed unaccountable rulers across some pretty eviscerated European states.

Taxes were raised from the people to pay for the lavish lifestyle of the ruling class and their wars of acquisition. People’s hunger and starvation left the elites cold, satisfied as they were of their divine right to rule, to subjugate and to exploit.In the cries of the French revolutionaries for Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite are the seeds of fundamental human rights of people that informed the subsequent 1941 Atlantic Charter, the […]

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