Friday, November 9, 2007

The Red Cap of Liberty

Monsieur de Brantigny has a picture of le bonnet rouge, bearing the red, white and blue cockade of the Revolution. They forced Louis XVI to wear the red cap during the attack on the Tuileries in June 1792. He obliged the mob so that they would not tear his family to pieces. All citizens were made to wear the cockade; it was not an option. So much for freedom in Revolutionary France.... Violent, godless political movements which claim to be about liberty are usually about enslaving minds and souls. Share


Anonymous said...

Thanks. Your insight is of course correct, however since God looks at the heart, it doesn't realy matter what you wear.I remember the picture of Louis XVI wearing the bonnet. He looked so dejected, yet to save his family he did what was necessary.

Dieu Sauve le Roi,
de Brantigny

elena maria vidal said...

He also did it to show that he was not an enemy of the people, as his political enemies were trying to portray him. At any rate, by momentarily donning the red cap and showing that he was not afraid of the people or of the Revolution, the King was able to get the mob under control. He gave them a tour of the royal apartments and then they went home. And so the royal family survived the attack intended to kill them.

Anonymous said...

"The Red Cap of Terror and Chaos" would be the more true description.

Poor Louis XVI imitated Our Dear Lord by being forced to wear that humilation, as did Jesus with His Crown of Thorns.

Louis now wears his eternal crown of glory, whereas, I am not so sure for the proponets of that 'Cap of Terror".

God Bless and rest your dear Aunt.

Anonymous said...

So much for all their talk of freedom. Always a bad sign when a government starts enforcing things like that.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Anon. Very true, alaughland!

gallicman said...

pray for the souls of the French. I hear attendence at the Novus Ordo is down to less than 5%.