There are videos showing Gilet Jaunes having lost an eye and in one case, a hand, to police-launched projectiles. Glory and honor to the heroes.
Aux armes, citoyens
Formez vos bataillons
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons!
In 1981 I listened to an illegal song on a cassette tape, “So that Poland be Poland.” (Żeby Polska była Polską). Now the same anti-Communist struggle is going on in points-west.
Can you write a simple song about your country that covers its sweep of history and connects its people across the centuries? If you write lyrics that speak to your national spirit, there is no doubt that someone on the Right can perform and record it.
Żeby Polska była Polską / So that Poland be Poland
Jan Pietrzak, 1976
Z głębi dziejów, z krain mrocznych, / From the dawn of time, from murky realms
Puszcz odwiecznych, pól i stepów, /
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