Who Won the Week (4 July 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

Greenpeace won the week. Here’s why:


Life through the Lens (4 July 2021)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

A reenactment of the UK’s very own independence, the Civil War, which determined whether the king or the parliament reigned supreme. Unfortunately, the people lost out, both ways.

Revolutions usually mean sweeping out something old and corrupt, a breath of fresh air, so I’m usually in favour. The only thing none of us mastered is replacing corrupt regimes with anything better.

And we should be careful what we wish for – disgruntled Americans are now free to shoot people dead in large numbers, people they never met, people they have no way of knowing whether good or bad. Next time you hear news of a mass shooting, remember the “freedom” you’re celebrating today. Freedom is great, but with it comes responsibility. It’s a shame America’s thinkers didn’t think to write that down, too.

I love this shot, I love being able to actually see the guns being fired.

Roundheads, during a reenactment from the English Civil War
Roundhead Infantry

The Curse of the Drunken Fart

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 4 July 2021, lament.

When the drunkard arrived back at home,
Found it burned to the ground, it had gone!
Let out wailing lament,
As he cried in the tent,
He’d pitched up in the midd’l of his lawn.

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt