I read a lot about the French Revolution. I would be so bold to say, that I am a fanboy of the French Revolution. As others are fanboys of Apple or AC/DC, for me it is the French Revolution.

To me, a lot of the problems that we face today can be understood on the light of that amazing upheaval.

That was the time, where the CITIZEN, the CITOYEN was coined as a phrase of the new ideas of Voltaire, Rousseau and Eliphas Levi.

Reading Voltaire is a powerful glimpse into the world of the revolution, and it is extremely inspiring for me.

As he says; we are the light of the revolution the truth tellers and wielders of rationality.

This is the true core of human rights and humanism. The ability to see things as they are.

We try that, but more often than not, we fail in seeing the nuances and the truth of a situation.

We fall back on old ideas, instead of being truly progressive in the sense of finding new ideas.

True progressivism is taking bold steps in a new direction. But, as I see it, honoring the base of our ideas. Voltaire was the first true revolutionary, let us honor his quest for Democracy and enlightenment. Because without it, what we do is just participating in the mudslinging.

That is not humanism or enlightenment, that is just our stupid human nature doing whatever it wants.

Elevating ourselves to the level of true enlightenment is the quest of honesty, being simple in our understanding.

Trying to understand the world for what it is, and act accordingly.

G-d bless the will to be honest about the world as it is.

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