french nationalism

Oui, OUI je suis juive et non, mamie, je vais pas le cacher parce que “on sait jamais qui écoute”

ET OUI, OUI je suis contre Marine Le Pen et ma judaïté n’est pas une raison pour dédaigner mon avis “ah forcément les juifs, pfeuh”.
Non c’est une raison pour m’écouter, parce que merde, ma mamie a 90 ans, elle a vécu la guerre à Paris, elle a eu la chance de ne perdre personne de sa famille mais 72 ans plus tard elle a toujours peur, tu imagines te traîner un traumatisme 72 ans, c’est ça que tu veux ? 

Selon les lois de l’époque, je suis bonne pour le four, j’en rigole avec la famille (humour noir, humour juif…) mais quand j’entends des jeunes qui sortent d’un meeting du FN et blaguent sur le Zyklon B qui aurait chassé les militants gauchistes j’ai la trouille.

Je te jure, je sais pas ce que je vais faire. Dimanche je vais voter pour mes idées mais après ? S’il passe pas, si c’est le FN qui gagne, on fait quoi ? Je pars ? Oui j’ai la nationalité française mais tu sais quoi, 25000 juifs français sont morts pendant la guerre, 25000. Mamie elle se raccroche à sa nationalité parce qu’elle croit que c’est ce qui l’a sauvée (en vrai on pense qu’un commissaire a protégé la famille) mais va savoir de quoi est capable un gouvernement FN. Et si c’est pas les Juifs qui y passent, ce sera les musulmans, les LGBT, les immigrés… Personne n’a promis d’extermination, mais dans les rangs de militants, on parle de Zyklon B en riant.

Je te jure j’ai la trouille. Dimanche, ne vote pas FN, si tu veux protester, fais un blog ou vote blanc ou fais une manif mais s’il te plaît, ne vote pas Marine.

On calm black waters filled with sleeping stars
White Ophelia floats like a lily,
Floating so slowly, bedded in long veils…
–Hunting horns rise from the distant forest.
A thousand years without sad Ophelia,
A white ghost on the long black river;
A thousand years of her sweet madness
Murmuring its ballad in the evening breeze.
—  Arthur Rimbaud, “Ophelia” (trans. Wyatt Mason)

The opera is one of the most iconic buildings in Paris along with places like Notre Dame and Sacré Coeur. It is the setting for The Phantom of the Opera

Opéra National de Paris, Paris, France

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)
“Self-portrait in a Straw Hat” (1787)
Oil on canvas
Located in the National Gallery, London, England

ML 2017 Calendar Project

The Miraculous Calendar project is a collaboration of artists who joined together to create a free to download 2017 calendar celebrating Miraculous Ladybug, as well as a fully illustrated Holiday and Cultural Guidebook with information about the holidays and traditions that the characters on the show would have marked on their own calendars. 

The calendar itself is comprised of a collection of fanart, the traditional 12 month calendar grid, annotated National French Holidays, important dates for the ML fandom, and many other features. 

The supplementary illustrated guidebook contains more art, and a written guide to the various holidays included on the calendar, with information on the holiday itself, as well how they are celebrated and their significance to the cultures represented in the Miraculous Ladybug universe. (This is a fun introductory resource for people looking to learn more about the cultures of the characters, either for personal knowledge or for a resource for their own artistic projects) 

If you would like to download the ML 2017 Calendar Project please continue reading under the cut! 

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The excavations began in October 2016 at the request of the French state, after local authorities bought land near the modern-day city of Uzes (near Nimes) to build a boarding school and a canteen. A team led by Philippe Cayn from the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) excavated the 4,000m sq site, to make sure construction works wouldn’t destroy any major artefacts. In the process, the researchers shed a light on the mysterious past of the Roman city of Ucetia.

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Ancient sanctuary from obscure religion that competed with Christianity unearthed in Corsica

A sanctuary dedicated to the god of an ancient and mysterious religion known as Mithraism has been discovered on the French island of Corsica for the first time. The structure was erected in the Roman city of Mariana, created around 100 BCE.

The local authorities were planning roadworks in the vicinity of this major site, so they called the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) to conduct excavations and make sure that no significant archaeological remains would be standing in the way.

A team, led by archaeologist Philippe Chapon, started working in Mariana in November 2016. It is thought that this little Roman town was at its peak in the third and fourth century and that it derived its strength from its commercial harbour, a point of contact for maritime exchanges with the whole Mediterranean.

After months of work at the site, the archaeologists can now reveal that they have identified a worship room and its antechamber. They appear to have been part of a religious sanctuary dedicated the Indo-Iranian deity Mithra. Read more.