Ha, ha, I was reading your republicanism-political-philosophy-or-perverted-theology post as requested and went looking for this, I found this blog for the first time just after Bastille day last year. You seemed to be the only other blog that celebrated it (I used to use the nickname Graycrow then),
I really did put an FFR jersey on the Pikeman statue in Wexford Town last Bastille Day. The local bar stool republicans missed the subtlety of it and told me I’d want to be careful.
After what Theirry Henri did to us, it will take a bit more neck to repeat the procedure next year (especially since I quit drinking).
That’s my kind of simplistic definition of republicanism, a French Football Jersey on an Irish Pikeman.