Jean-Joseph Gaume was a French Roman Catholic author and theologian who lived from 5 May, 1802 to 19 November, 1879. One of the great counterrevolutionary minds of the 19th century, Gaume has been, like so many of his intellectual peers, consigned to obscurity in an age openly hostile to his ideas. In his work, La Révolution, we find one of the clearest, most penetrating explanations of the roots of the revolutionary spirit, and perhaps even the most perfect (and poetic) definition of Revolution itself.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that significant swathes of the American public, especially the young, are proponents of socialism and communism. Or at least what they believe socialism and communism to be, anyway.
Of course, anyone remotely familiar with history and human nature knows that equality can exist only at the expense of liberty — or worse. Or, as Rush put it, “the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe, and saw”.
Unfortunately, due in large part to the Left’s ironclad grip on academia, the modern Western public has been kept largely blind to the full horrors of the Bolshevik menace. This is particularly troubling for this writer, whose family suffered greatly at the hands of the USSR.