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By Paul Souvestre on 09/23/2021

The February 6, 1934 Crisis Enabled A Leftist Coup That Caused The Fall Of France. Sound Familiar?

The official Narrative of the Mostly Peaceful Protest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 has been promulgated: A horde of anti-democratic Nazis attempted to overthrow the U.S. government. General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently revealed to have notified Red China of U.S. war plans in event of hostilities, called it President Donald Trump’s “Reichstag moment” [Top US general warned of ‘Reichstag moment’ in Trump’s turbulent last days, by Martin Pengelly, The Guardian, July 14, 2021]. Milley conveniently forgot that a communist set fire to the Reichstag, and that President Paul Von Hindenburg, not Chancellor Adolf Hitler, issued the ensuing decree. In other words, the Reichstag analogy doesn’t really work. But another event at about the same time does: 1934’s February 6 Crisis in France.

The story is little known in the English-speaking world, so here is a Cliff Notes synopsis:

After the Franco-Prussian War ended the Second Empire of Napoleon III, there arose in the subsequent Third Republic extremist movements such as the French Communist Party on the Left and the Croix-de-Feu [Cross of Fire] and imitators of Mussolini’s fascists on the Right. In the 1930s, in true French fashion, two sensational crime stories accelerated the Third Republic’s internal collapse.

After a prostitute named Violette Nozière used prescription sleeping pills to murder her father, the Right denounced her as an example of the Third Republic’s degeneracy, while the French Communist Party lambasted capitalism and its allure for driving Violette to murder. Both sides were then well-primed for an even bigger case—the Stavisky Affair of 1933–1934.

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Where had I seen that before? Ah yes, it was the message slung by Communist militias across the streets of Madrid in 1937 while awaiting attack by Franco’s Nationalists.

Then I got it. Washington DC was a city under siege—at least in the fantasies of the Biden regime and its adherents. Yes, it’s Madrid 1937 all over again and the forces of light and progress are besieged by "hate" and "intolerance" from backward people who live in the hinterlands of Iowa or Alabama.

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By Paul Souvestre on 09/23/2021

The February 6, 1934 Crisis Enabled A Leftist Coup That Caused The Fall Of France. Sound Familiar?

The official Narrative of the Mostly Peaceful Protest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 has been promulgated: A horde of anti-democratic Nazis attempted to overthrow the U.S. government. General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently revealed to have notified Red China of U.S. war plans in event of hostilities, called it President Donald Trump’s “Reichstag moment” [Top US general warned of ‘Reichstag moment’ in Trump’s turbulent last days, by Martin Pengelly, The Guardian, July 14, 2021]. Milley conveniently forgot that a communist set fire to the Reichstag, and that President Paul Von Hindenburg, not Chancellor Adolf Hitler, issued the ensuing decree. In other words, the Reichstag analogy doesn’t really work. But another event at about the same time does: 1934’s February 6 Crisis in France.

The story is little known in the English-speaking world, so here is a Cliff Notes synopsis:

After the Franco-Prussian War ended the Second Empire of Napoleon III, there arose in the subsequent Third Republic extremist movements such as the French Communist Party on the Left and the Croix-de-Feu [Cross of Fire] and imitators of Mussolini’s fascists on the Right. In the 1930s, in true French fashion, two sensational crime stories accelerated the Third Republic’s internal collapse.

After a prostitute named Violette Nozière used prescription sleeping pills to murder her father, the Right denounced her as an example of the Third Republic’s degeneracy, while the French Communist Party lambasted capitalism and its allure for driving Violette to murder. Both sides were then well-primed for an even bigger case—the Stavisky Affair of 1933–1934.

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Where had I seen that before? Ah yes, it was the message slung by Communist militias across the streets of Madrid in 1937 while awaiting attack by Franco’s Nationalists.

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Historically, witch trials were characteristic not of the Middle Ages but of the Early Modern era, peaking in the seventeenth century: a circumstance often perceived as ironic in view of the simultaneous rise of modern rationalism.

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But there is both a climatic and an evolutionary explanation for this timing.

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