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Bastille Day
« on: July 14, 2021, 04:00:04 PM »
Greetings to those who celebrate quatorze juillet jour de la fête nationale!

The above phrase is all that I remember from a dialogue in my introductory French course.

Happy 14th!

Mamselle, here's to you!

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Re: Bastille Day
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2021, 04:44:51 PM »
Merci bien!

En 2019:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmnVJSg3z5A

et bien, l'annee passee:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qypt1qngN88

(I'm a little unclear why they're correctly spaced but no-one in the cars is masked...!)

On the other hand, at 45:38, the Foreign Legion's rendition of "La Mer" in the middle made me (and several others) laugh .

And the flag's unfurling by care workers at 1:15:10, with Macron going down to thank them personally, was most thoughtful.

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« Last Edit: July 14, 2021, 05:03:34 PM by mamselle »
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Re: Bastille Day
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2021, 05:17:34 AM »
Merci beaucoup!

I liked the comments, especially this one from a true cosmopolitan:
"Pour un mexicain comme moi La Marseillaise est un des Meilleiur Hymnes de Liberte et de Lumiere de Democratie"

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Re: Bastille Day
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2021, 06:32:16 AM »
That's interesting, I didn't read them all, so must have skipped that one...

Actually the one thing I have trouble with the Marseillaise, although I love the music, is the text...the elements of exclusions, classism, and racism in French society are conceivably helped along their way by a national song urging its citizens to mobilize to prevent the entry of《un sang impure》upon their doorsteps.

And its militarism, like the zenophobia above, also a product of its times, bothers me as well.

I noticed Macron didn't sing the first verse, he seemed to be thinking or praying with his eyes closed throughout...I wonder how he feels about it.

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Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.