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.

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The Writing on Our Wall

Rembrandt, Belshazzar’s Feast c. 1636 Oil on canvas National Gallery, London. Image: WGA

“We are leaving the EU and there will not be a second referendum”  (UK Treasury, 17 October 2017)

The handwriting on the wall that spoiled Belschazzar’s party and was interpreted by the Jewish prophet Daniel for the terrified, incompetent king of Babylon, translates roughly as:

Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians
(Holy Bible, Daniel 5:26–28)

More than an angry god, more than truth and justice, more than the costs of redecorating the wall, the average person fears owning up to a stupid mistake. Our elected representatives owe it to us to be bigger than their individual selves.

“THERE ARE FEW, VERY FEW, THAT WILL OWN THEMSELVES IN A MISTAKE”
Jonathan Swift

Our days are numbered.

REVERSE BREXIT
SAVE US ALL

 

Rembrandt’s Cat

Rembrandt, The Holy Family with a Curtain, 1646
oil on wood, Staatliche Museen, Kassel. Image: WGA

Rembrandt, Maria met kind, met kat en slang (Virgin and Child with a Cat and Snake),
etching on paper, 1654. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
Image: Wikipedia