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Notre-Dame is Burning


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#76 bendish

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:58 AM

Interesting that no parallels have been drawn between the symbolism of this and the gilets jaune protests..i.e. France is burning...France is collapsing....

 

The idea that a historical site like this can command millions in repair funds immediately whereas weeks of protests results in very little is telling...

 

Macron can use this as a distraction from his great debate nonsense...and rally the nation around its symbolic heritage....blah blah blah



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:44 AM

You’re totally right.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:19 AM

Okay here we go...they're getting it now:

 

Notre-Dame has occupied the heart of Paris for the better part of a millennium, its twin medieval towers rising from the small central island wedged between the storied left and right banks.

Now, France is burning.

The fire at Notre-Dame happened on the day that the country’s troubled president, Emmanuel Macron, was supposed to explain how he intended to address the demands of the “Yellow Vest” movement. An anguished, restless nation has struggled to cope with the monthslong uprising and with the frayed social safety net that spurred the protests. Generations that had come to rely on this social safety net, as a matter of national pride and identity, see it going up in smoke.

On Monday, so was the cathedral, which for centuries has enshrined an evolving notion of Frenchness. The symbolism was hard to miss.


Edited by bendish, 16 April 2019 - 05:19 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:21 AM

I found it quite distasteful that millions have already been pledged to help the rebuild, before confirming there are no fatalities inside and no cause/blame has been identified.

 

Yeah sure rebuilt it one day.

 

But as you say, France has more than its fair share of social issues to resolve first...



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 06:52 AM

reichstag fire

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 06:55 AM

I'd say it's likely to be arson considering the political situation over there right now.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:03 AM

Notre Dame should be rebuilt as a mosque.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:12 AM

Notre Dame should be rebuilt as a mosque.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:15 AM

Now we're talking



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:18 AM

Everything is a conspiracy.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:31 AM

Aliens did it.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:38 AM

i don't think it should be rebuilt as it was, as france, and europe, are not the same as they were centuries ago. history doesn't stop, and if noter dome is considered an historic object, in its renewal it should integrate cultural elements from modern muslims of color who are now integral and ever growing population of europe.

 

I'm excited by all the technology enabling us to reconstruct it exactly as it was down to the centimeter. I understand "exactly as it was" is a fraught, nuanced and unclear idea given the nature of its lifespan and restorations etc but there shouldn't be an "updated" notre dame that "reflects" our time. stupid and trolly thing to say.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:41 AM

Found an article related to this, pretty interesting: https://www.theatlan...thedral/587230/



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:47 AM

 

lol

 

 

 

I was wondering about this, I wonder how many other historic sites have been scanned to this extent

 

 

interesting thread on twitter on why it is particularly difficult to fight a church fire 

 

 

 

very informative, thanks



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:49 AM

I'd say it's likely to be arson considering the political situation over there right now.

 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:03 AM

Interesting guy that Gregg Favre. Once again we are reminded how brave firemen are and how tough their job is.

 

This photo btw!

 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:50 AM

The idea that a historical site like this can command millions in repair funds immediately whereas weeks of protests results in very little is telling...

 

5 months of protests to be precise. 



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:24 AM

God knows how many protesters total.
Wiki says 300000 peak ish.
15 dead.
4000 injuries.
8000 arrested.

Everyone look over here at this fire.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:43 AM

 

interesting thread on twitter on why it is particularly difficult to fight a church fire

 

 

thanks!



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 01:24 PM

Interesting guy that Gregg Favre. Once again we are reminded how brave firemen are and how tough their job is.

 

This photo btw!

 

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So many metal album covers in the next year.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:01 PM

Maybe too early but

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 02:15 PM

Abraham Lincoln assassinated April 15th
Titanic sank April 15th
Boston Marathon bombing April 15th
Notre-Dame burned down April 15th

Damn you intergalactic lizards!

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:08 PM

Notre Dame should be rebuilt as a mosque.

 

Everything is a conspiracy.

 

Aliens did it.

:cisfor:  :cisfor:  :cisfor:



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:43 PM

As 1-36 pointed out, It was most likely that firestarter, twisted firestarter.



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:33 AM

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