The French National Anthem, “La Marseillaise”, by Mireille MathieuSubmitted by Patriotrevolution on Sat, 09/01/2012 - 15:15
Over the past week of emotional upheaval I keep thinking of the French National Anthem “La Marseillaise”.
This song, especially the version sung by Mireille Mathieu, is extremely inspiring. I know very little French but I sure understand “March on, March on!” I know we have our own patriotic songs and many of them are also inspiring, but nobody seems to be using them these days. The marches of John Phillips Sousa and our own National Anthem should rouse the most apathetic among us but they aren’t being played. I’ve watched some of the music at the convention and I’m just not impressed with today’s music.
For a bit of history read the article about the song on Wikipedia:
I did find a video of Mireille Mathieu’s performance but it has been blocked by copyright restrictions:
Another place they still have the audio though the video has been removed:
and the audio can be downloaded here:
For those who don’t “get it”…if you’ve read the article and the LYRICS to the song, and you still don’t “get it”…
I’m sorry. You will, and probably in very short order.
May God help us. We are in a battle for the survival of our very existence. If you don't believe that, you haven't been paying attention.