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Monday, September 12, 2016

Let Them Eat Cake

Even history can be cruel to those who ignore the needs and lives of others. Though this was never said. History has recorded in the minds of others something which has lasted centuries. You cannot separate poverty from living, nor can you make everything equal and even. But you can use and have compassion and concern for your fellow man. And even use 3 favors..... not that much to ask :) Let them eat cake


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The phrase is commonly mis-attributed to Marie Antoinette "Let them eat cake" is the traditional translation of the French phrase "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche", supposedly spoken by "a great princess" upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Since brioche was a luxury bread enriched with butter and eggs, the quote would reflect the princess's disregard for the peasants, or at least a complete lack of understanding that the absence of basic food staples was due to poverty rather than a lack of supply. While it is commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette,[1] there is no record of this phrase ever having been said by her. It appears in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions, his autobiography (whose first six books were written in 1765, when Marie Antoinette was nine years of age, and published in 1782). The context of Rousseau's account was his desire to have some bread to accompany some wine he had stolen; however, in feeling he was too elegantly dressed to go into an ordinary bakery, he thus recollected the words of a "great princess".[2] As he wrote in Book 6: Enfin je me rappelai le pis-aller d’une grande princesse à qui l’on disait que les paysans n’avaient pas de pain, et qui répondit : Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.[2] Finally I recalled the stopgap solution of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread, and who responded: "Let them eat brioche."

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