Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Did I hear it right when Rosmah said, "'Let them eat croissants"?
When Rosmah said to the children of PERMATA, "Let them eat croissants", I couldn't help but to recall what Marie Antoinette said to the poor people of France, "Let them eat cakes" which was made in the most callous and ignorant manner. Since cakes were enriched with butter and eggs, as opposed to ordinary bread, the quote supposedly would reflect the princess's obliviousness to the condition of the people. The end result, which may not have come directly from this quote, but rather from the decadent and arrogant lifestyle of the French artistocracy during that turbulent period, was this.