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Nope. Robespierre got shit done. Gandhi betrayed strikes and other liberation struggles.

Robespierre got shit done and then oppressed the French population once he got shit done, causing a reign of terror and thus the phrase reign of terror was coined.

When they turn your life into just another industrial process, you industrialise the democratic justice system.

When 72% of your victims are the working class I’d hardly call that democratic.

also it wasn’t democratic. it was Robespierre being a batshit dictator.

Does France have a monarchy though?

so it’s okay to replace one system of oppression with another?

Without Robespierre you wouldn’t have Civil Rights leaders because the idea of civil rights would never have survived the counterrevolution.  I don’t give a fuck whether or not you agree with what he did or how he did it, you wouldn’t have the chance to have this conversation about whether or not Gandhi was a good civil rights leader because the concept of civil rights wouldn’t have become a hegemonic force within liberal ideology able to solidify itself within the constitution of France and couldn’t have spread from there.

But wah wah waaah he was very nasty.  O noes.

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