Weekend Music Enjoyment—The Ringing of Revolution!

Posted: October 13, 2016 in Call to Action, for your reflection, Saying it like it should be said., Weekend Music Enjoyment

Just change the names in Phil’s introduction and you’ve got it.

The Ringing of Revolution

Phil Ochs

We add this just as a reminder. Madame Defarge speaking in Book 2, Chapter 2 Still Knitting  in A Tale of Two Cities, had this to say to her husband:

“It does not take a long time,” said madame, “for an earthquake to swallow a town. Eh well! Tell me how long it takes to prepare the earthquake?” “A long time, I suppose,” said Defarge.

“But when it is ready, it takes place, and grinds to pieces everything before it. In the meantime, it is always preparing, though it is not seen or heard. That is your consolation. Keep it.”

“I tell thee,” said madame, extending her right hand, for emphasis, “that although it is a long time on the road, it is on the road and coming. I tell thee it never retreats, and never stops. I tell thee it is always advancing. Look around and consider the lives of all the world that we know, consider the faces of all the world that we know, consider the rage and discontent to which the Jacquerie addresses itself with more and more of certainty every hour. Can such things last? Bah! I mock you.”

Perhaps as both said we may not see the triumph but we will have helped it.


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