Sunday, November 15, 2015

Vive la France!

National anthems are, by their nature, rousing and thrilling.  They evoke national pride and stir the hearts of the citizens.

In light of the horrific events in Paris on Friday, November 13, I offer to you a scene from Casablanca.  The Nazis are entertaining themselves with a German tune which really bothers the many French people in Rick's.  They're mostly in Casablanca waiting to get papers so they can leave Morocco for somewhere neutral, somewhere free.  It bothers no one more than Victor Laszlo who walks purposefully to the band and insists they play the Marseillaise; Rick nods his approval and the bands plays it.  Every one of the many French people in the bar joins in loudly and with great passion.  I ask that you join in loudly as well.  Vive la France!

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