Dayle in Limoux – Day #10

    July 14, 2022

    Bastille Day!

    After days of revelry leading up to le 14 juillet and a local military parade with dignities early this morning, the village of Limoux was quiet. And hot. So hot. 39 C which is 102 Fahrenheit. Another solid week of heat coming up, too. The planet is burning. And the leaders dance, and the Buffetts and Kochs double down on oil. Don’t look up. ‘This is what we call a planet killer.’

    This from

    “Early models indicate a ‘heat dome’ is building over Europe that would trap the continent into high temperatures into August and could create the conditions for a record-breaking summer of blistering heat to rival that of summer 2003.”

    You might want to do some research on this one.

    ‘We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.’

    -R. Buckminster Fuller

    From Seth Godin, contributor in the book:

    “On Saturday, in dozens of countries around the world, the volunteers behind the Carbon Almanac will be holding book signings to celebrate the launch of this project. I’ll be doing three, and I hope you’ll stop by and say hello if you can. It’s a world record signing because it’s the only world we’ve got–and we are all authors of our future.”

    [To learn more visit]

    Back to Bastille and note from Pete at Radical Tea Towel.

    ‘For centuries before 1789, politics in the Kingdom of France concerned itself with kings and noblemen.

    The common people, on the other hand, were counted as nothing – and the same was true across Europe.

    It wasn’t that the masses were blindly submissive to their exclusion. Bread riots and peasant revolts – like the French jacqueries – were a regular occurrence.

    There were even a few organized political movements by the working classes, like the Levellers and Diggers during the English Revolution.

    But it wasn’t until the Parisian masses stormed the Bastille prison that the people entered into European politics in such a way that they could never be expelled again.’

    ‘Things weren’t going to plan for the King.

    He had wanted the three Estates – clergy, nobility, and commoners – to rubber stamp his fiscal measures and go home.

    But the Third Estate – the common people – wanted something in return.

    In June 1789, members of the Third Estate began to call themselves the ‘National Assembly’ – they did, after all, represent the vast majority of the French population.

    They also took the famous Tennis Court Oath, a promise not to disband until France had a new constitution.

    Reactionary nobles close to the King became nervous.
    He had wanted the three Estates – clergy, nobility, and commoners – to rubber stamp his fiscal measures and go home.

    But the Third Estate – the common people – wanted something in return.

    There were mass protests in Paris on the 12 July, attacking royal offices. The French soldiers in the city did nothing to intervene – perhaps because they supported the revolutionaries. (Sound familiar? 1.6.21 during the insurgency. -dayle)

    The next day, a citizen’s militia was formed, and the Marquis de Lafayette elected its commander.

    It was not by the hired soldiers of some foreign aristocratic elite, but by the French people themselves.’

    Longue vie à la France❗️

    It starts to cool off–oh, you know, to about 90–around 10 pm. So, although getting dark, went exploring along the river Aude. More captures!

    Le Pont Neuf is the oldest in the town of Limoux that connects the two cities, being the villa is completely divided by the river Aude. Dating back to the 1400’s, it originally was made entirely of wood. Often, the Church of Saint Martin in its view.

    More history on this capture soon. :)

    And the tour! Starts to head west after the teams climbed Alpe d’Huez today. Incredible beauty in this country. Why can’t we just stop everything, pas plus, and save the planet. Nothing else matters if we don’t. I mean, nothing. What are we doing.

    Choose your life. 💛

    Amidst everything, Just a few countries away, Ukraine. And loosing Liza.

    ‘Her name was Liza.
    She was 3 years old.
    Her mother survived but her leg was blown off and she is fighting for her life in intensive care.’

    [Social media post.]

    The picture of Liza on the left was taken about an hour before Putin’s missile strike  killed her.

    Borders, power, and evil. When does this stop?

    “Terrorist attacks, infrastructure destruction and civilians massacre. […] Cannot defeat Armed Forces in battle, so it resorts to barbarism.”

    -M. Podolyak, Adviser to the Head of the Office of President of Volodymyr Zelenskyy

    Pas plus.

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