Monday, July 14, 2008
Happy Bastille Day
July 14 is the biggest patriotic holiday of the French calendar. Hope they had a good time, unless they've given up the celebration so as not to give offense somehow to their Muslim immigrants. I read a couple months ago that some city in Spain, where the Reconquest of Iberia from the Moors is the central national myth, had given up some very old festival celebrating the Reconquest lest they give offense to Muslims. The Muslims, meanwhile, yearn audibly for the reinstitution of the caliphate of Al Andaluz in Spain.