On the side of angels

Pieter Pietersz. Lastman, THE ANGEL STOPPING ABRAHAM FROM SACRIFICING ISAAC

c. 1612, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Image: WGA)
Oil painted in grisaille. Lastman (1533 – 1633) was Rembrandt’s teacher.

SAVE THEIR FUTURE

STOP BREXIT

Among the most eloquent and intelligent campaigners to stop Brexit ruining our country are some of the generation that will suffer most, the young. I’ve heard them speak. They are inspiring.

We should be helping them save their futures, not conniving in yet another historic betrayal of youth, condemned by the mistakes of their parents and grandparents.

Please share links to the campaigning group Our Future, Our Choice. Even Liking their Facebook page will help a little. Fund them if you can afford it.

Link to OUR FUTURE, OUR CHOICE on Facebook

Link to FEMI (HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE) ON TWITTER

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Attributed to Caravaggio SACRIFICE OF ISAAC 1597-99

Oil on canvas, Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection, Lawrenceville (Image: WGA)

Look how young Caravaggio’s angel is; he’s a boy, no older than the victim of parental ideology tethered on the sacrificial slab. The young are looking after each other, protecting themselves from older generations, making up for our mistakes, doing our work.
Help them, before it’s too late.

 LATEST POLL CONFIRMS THAT MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE BELIEVE
‘BREXIT’
WITHDRAWAL FROM EU
IS WRONG

Give them back their future

If you were young, how would you be feeling about your future, decided by your elders in a badly informed opinion poll last year?

Past and Present, No. 2 1858 by Augustus Leopold Egg 1816-1863Augustus Leopold Egg Past and Present, No 2 1858. Image: Tate

Two orphaned sisters are reduced to poverty and despair because of the actions of their parents. The elder girl is now responsible for both their fates, and neither she nor we see any hope for her as she looks yearningly at the moon.

On Saturday’s Unite For Europe march, the intelligence and passion of three speakers (Ismaeel Yaqoob, Elin Smith, Felix Milbank) representing Students for EU moved the crowd in Parliament Square and along Whitehall as in turn they pleaded eloquently for isolationist, zenophobic Brexit to be reversed so they can have their futures back.

The New Cosette, marching to Unite for Europe on 25 March, 2017 © Martin Hübscher

In 1858, Egg told another tale of an older generation’s betrayal of the young. A whole family, father, mother and two children, are victims of unfair, unnatural social rules designed by patriarchy to benefit itself.

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