More Of The Third Part, Please!

19 Nov

Likeitiz says: “We need to unite and be an even greater global force many times over than what we are facing. Can we spare some of our individual freedoms for now to make this possible? For the greater good? Can we be kins long enough to overwhelm this gigantic pustule that’s been pulsating and enlarging over in the middle east, threatening to spew its putrid doctrines to contaminate the rest of the world?”
Please read her blog. I think it is very well written and makes you think about a lot of things after the Paris attacks.

Likeitiz

The entire world is still reeling from the ghastly events in Paris, the downing of a Russian plane filled with tourists, the double suicide attack in Beirut. Here in the United States, people have not forgotten Boston.  At least, many of us refuse to.

My social media profile photo changed to show solidarity with the recent attacks in Paris, France. (c) Likeitis My social media profile photo changed to show solidarity with the recent attacks in Paris, France. (c) Likeitiz

Over the weekend on Facebook, profile pictures lit up with the rouge-blanc-bleu stripe in solidarity with the French.  I joined in. Along with the colors came the loud cries for liberté, égalité, fraternité (liberty, equality, fraternity), a motto among many over the centuries, that France has become identified with.  The likes of Robespierre would be proud. Although there had not been as much debate over the first two components, after all, one ensures the other, the third, fraternité, has been fraught with back and forth arguments and…

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8 Responses to “More Of The Third Part, Please!”

  1. auntyuta November 19, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    I just looked up a bit about the history of the Marseillaise in Wikipedia. This is quite interesting! You can see it here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Marseillaise

    Here is another interesting article by Der Spiegel:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/paris-attacks-pose-challenge-to-european-security-a-1063435.html

  2. auntyuta November 19, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    Here is another interesting link to an article in The Guardian.
    They ask, why doesn’t Turkey cut supply lines to Islamic State.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/18/turkey-cut-islamic-state-supply-lines-erdogan-isis

    I have the same question: Why doesn’t it?

  3. Debra November 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    So well said! Thank you for sharing this thoughtful article, Uta.

  4. gerard oosterman November 20, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    I like French language and of course also their singing, especially Edith Piaf.

  5. stuartbramhall November 20, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Interesting how the media repeatedly tells us to mourn the French victims in Paris – but not the Russian civilians in the airliner that was bombed in Egypt.

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