On calls for bloody revolt and revolution

Whenever I encounter discussions or even calls for bloody revolution wrapped in a cause nationalism or otherwise but always laced heavily with a romantic notjons; I remind myself of three things: The Terror (The French Revolution); Orwell s Animal Farm where all animals are equal but some are more equal than others; And this quote from Will and Ariel Durant:

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character, the only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionists are philosophers and saints

The Lessons of History (1968)?, p. 72. Will and Ariel Durant

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