Previously, by Peter Brimelow: “It Will Come To Blood” —Reflections on the Whim of the Left’s Anti-Trump Inauguration
The recent sudden eruption of a totalitarian left in America is essentially unprecedented in our history. But it has an unmistakable precedent at the start of the French Revolution: the Jacobins, who briefly held power and imposed a regime of insane ruthlessness and radicalism before being overthrown by the moderate Thermidorian reaction (called for the month of thermidor – changing the calendar was part of the Jacobin drive to destroy traditional society and culture). Today, a flagship publication of the US Left is called, incredibly, Jacobin–openly bragging about the implicit threat of repression and mass murder. The good news: these revolutionary spasms don’t last. The bad news: they can do a lot of damage.
Jacobinism was the mother of all modern totalitarian ideologies. The Club was formed on April 30, 1789 by newly convened anti-realist deputies from the States General, many of whom were middle-class militants such as lawyer and future leader Maximilien Robespierre. In October 1789 it was reorganized as The Society for the Revolution, or The Society of Friends of the Constitution. Realist pamphletists called the club “Jacobins” because it met in a former Dominican monastery in Paris, the Convent of the Jacobins in rue Saint-Jacques. In July 1790, there were 1,200 members of the Jacobin Club in Paris; 152 clubs had sprung up across France.
The Jacobin ethos was revolutionary and based on the ideals of the Enlightenment. Its adherents wanted to destroy the French monarchy and replace it with a “democratic” republic disconnected from any influence of the Catholic Church. They were anti-Christian and violent militants from the beginning, inspired like many others by the revolutionary ferment of Lucifer, the rebel against God.
The Jacobins tried to use the deep anger of the French Revolution to their advantage. And what anger there was. The assault of Versailles by an army of women – and men dressed as women – resulted in the beheading of two guards and a choir howling for the flesh and blood of Queen Marie Antoinette. Other cases of urban violence included the assault on the Bastille [Demonic: How The Liberal Mob Is Destroying America, by Ann Coulter, Penguin Random House, 2012].
But that violence paled in the face of what would happen between September 5, 1793 and July 28, 1794: the “Reign of Terror”. As revolutionary France fought for its life against a coalition of European monarchies, the Paris government decided to secure power by eliminating counterrevolutionary suspicions. The Jacobins, led by Robespierre and his Public Safety Committee, suspended the right to a public trial and legal assistance. They arrested 300,000, executed 17,000 and let 10,000 die in prison.
Terror has also reached the provinces. As part of the Jacobin assault on local autonomy, soldiers were sent to the countryside. In the Vendée, they found a peasant population enraged by the destruction of their churches and the traditional way of life. They responded by enacting what was genocide: French historian Reynald Secher estimated that 117,000 Vendéen out of a population of 815,000 disappeared from the public register during the uprising. Furthermore, eighteen percent of private homes have been lost along with about fifty percent of all homes. [The French Genocide That Has Been Air-Brushed From History, by Jaspreet Singh Boparai, Quillette, March 10, 2019]. As in Paris, the churches were turned into brothels or turned into anti-churches where the Goddess Reason was worshiped in place of Jesus Christ.
This is significant. Aberrant sexual practices were also a key component of the Jacobin revolution, influenced by the Marquis de Sade, the pornographer and pervert who had spent five years at the Bastille for sexual crimes before the prison was stormed. Jacobins promoted free love and promiscuity, attempted to ban priestly celibacy and force-armed priests to marry [The Jacobin Clubs in the French Revolution, 1793-1795, by Michael Kennedy].
Similarly, just as today’s antifa Jacobins employ the violence of their ideological ancestors, they also promote sexual libertinism. Antifa recently revolted and even shot at protesters for daring to ask for repercussions for a transsexual sex offender ultimately convicted of showing his genitals to innocent spa clients in Los Angeles. [Sex offending suspect claims transgender harassment in Wi Spa case, by Andy Ngo, New York Post, September 2, 2021]. Antifa Jacobins are also disproportionately involved in sex with children (you won’t read this in the Media Regime) [Antifa has a major pedophile problem, by Anna Slatz, The Post Millennial, March 7, 2020 [paywall]]. De Sade, of course, was also a pedophile [Marquis de Sade: depraved monster or misunderstood genius? It’s complicated, The Conversation, September 24, 2020].
Of interest to Americans, given the current border disaster, Jacobin malignancy has metastasized in Haiti. In May 1791, the revolutionary government granted political rights to the island’s rich free blacks, but the gesture did not stop the impending hurricane of bloody violence. On August 21, after a voodoo ceremony, the slaves rebelled. The slave army reached 100,000. Here’s how left-wing Wikipedia describes the resulting bloodbath:
[M]stars and lovers were dragged from their beds to be killed, and the heads of French children were placed on spikes which were brought before the rebel columns. …
[W]Over the next two months, as violence escalated, slaves killed 4,000 whites and burned or destroyed 180 sugar plantations and hundreds of coffee and indigo plantations. At least 900 coffee plantations were destroyed and the total damage inflicted in the following two weeks was 2 million francs. In September 1791, the surviving whites organized into militias and retaliated, killing some 15,000 blacks.
In July 1792, a civil commission supported by 6,000 soldiers arrived from France. Among the members of the commission: Léger-Félicité Sonthonax, a committed Jacobin. In 1793, Sonthonax emancipated the slaves, a kind of defining the police?
In 1805, after French troops left the island, the self-proclaimed emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines promised to protect the whites and the white refugees who had fled the violence returned. But then Dessalines started a white genocide. A French official who witnessed the horrors said gangs of blacks and mulattos attacked white women and children with knives, bayonets and sabers. [The French Revolution in San Domingo, by T. Lothrop Stoddard, Houghton-Mifflin, 1914]. Many were gutted, others drowned. White women were held as sex slaves and forced to “marry” their captors. Eventually, the Jacobin-inspired Haitian revolution killed the island’s white population.
In the following years, the Luciferian Jacobin spirit spread beyond France to Soviet Russia and elsewhere. Another lesser known episode: the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, which left the revolutionary government of General Plutarco Elías Calles in office. Calles immediately attacked the Catholic Church and the peasant cristeros took up arms.
About 30,000 to 50,000 Mexican Catholics perished in the fighting. The Church recognizes 25 saints and martyrs of war.
The same story took place in the Spanish Civilization of 1936-1939 [Spain: Remembering the forgotten Red Terror, by Rev. Ben Johnson, Acton.org, November 6, 2017]. As in Mexico, the Catholic Church beatified nearly 2,000 victims of the Red Terror. And like the true Jacobins, Spain’s current socialist government is erasing the country’s past, even moving the graves of the nationalist dead.
Remember campaign staff for Bernie Sanders who threatened the guillotine and mass murder of Republicans, Trump supporters and moderate Democrats [ANOTHER Bernie 2020 Field Organizer: “I’ll Straight Up Get Armed…I’m Ready for the F***ing Revolution…Guillotine the Rich”; Praises the Soviet Union, Advocates Sending “All the Republicans to the Re-Education Camps,” Project Veritas, January 21, 2020].
To sum it up: the Jacobin parallels with BLM and Antifa and with the Washington Regime supporting them are clear:
All of these were characteristic of the original Jacobin revolution. Our American Jacobins want to kill us and destroy our country. We’d better get to work.
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