The number one bestseller in France this holidays.
"Indignez-vous!" by Stéphane Hessel [Become outraged]
A 93 year old former Resistance fighter and diplomat has made a simple and defiant call for resistance.
"This is an appeal to citizens, young and old, to take responsibility for the things in our society that don't work," he said. "I wish every one of you to find your own reason for indignation. It's precious.
yes both ML and myself received copies in our X-mass stockings from friends, as if we needed and excuse.
Sarkozy can expect another summer of "Love" if the sales of this essay are anything to go by, and Marie Louise has placed a copy in her surgery waiting room.
The treatise is simple.
If you see something that does not work don't just tut tut do something positive and fight to change it so it does work as it should.
His call is for peaceful insurrection, if needed get the help of lawyers and fight back.
Learn from the French Resistance [except the bombs and guns] how to deal with an oppressive regime, stand up and refuse to budge!
Down with inequality!
Down with corporate pillage!
Aux barricades, mes amis!
Vive la revolution!
See I'm easy to motivate.
Getting a little carried away, don't worry the book is being translated into numerous European [and English] languages soon. The beauty of it is its simplicity and fundamental clarity, words can be very powerful. It is no wonder that it is this years best seller and the time could not be more ripe.
The new "little red book"
We wont be under the bed....Oh No...we will be out on the streets again!
So stop whining
Ready to join us?
It is time we took our outrage back!