one of my favorite autoplay songs
@angelayams: Best moment of Les Miz tonight: @ChrisMzCarrell asking Marius “Did you get her nu- name?” #its1832 #lesmizbway
what does html stand for?
hypertext markup language
no i mean like, what does it believe in?
be there or
That square is 5 bees by 6 bees I’ll have you know that is a bee rectangle you have failed
In which “class struggle” becomes remarkably literal.
Wrong emphasis. This is one of the reasons I find the line “cut the fat ones down to size” in the musical so problematic - it’s antithetical to what Enjolras is about.
There were republicans and socialists of this strain at the time - Blanqui, for example, wrote in terms of almost neo-Marxist class struggle. Enjolras, however, is not about razing the rich to the ground - his emphasis is quite different. He wants to elevate rather than level. His “View from a Barricade” speech contains a wonderful analogy that explains how his vision does not involve a forest of stunted oaks and tree-high blades of grass (i.e. people will be not either held back from their full potential or inflated in the name of “equality”), but rather an equal opportunity to see their full potential.
What he wants is not to punch rich people in the face, but to extend the ideals of the enlightenment to all and to address pressing social problems. If he must fight the representatives of the monarchy, the aristocracy and bourgeoisie to do it he will, but he’s not going to gloat about it and it is not an end in and of itself. Even if they are not his friends, he still regards them as his brothers.