Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Sorry, I'm a bit grumpy in an Ecclesiastes kind of way. Some people I know can have a habit of replaying the less savoury bits of their lives, like endless Eastenders in do-loop. Each time they think it's different, but it's the same ol' thing.

Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us.

Ecclesiastes 1:10

On a less personal but equally depressing note, here is a picture of Herod by Archimboldo- does it remind you of anything closer to home? The British Parliament for one thing...

7 comments:

Ponte Sisto said...

No. The British Parliament has rather more rotten flesh on it.

Kirk said...

Hi Rita,
A moot point I think - mind you it could also remind one of quite a few members from the media world and the medical establishment!
Actually I just posted on a similar subject today.

Irene said...

Rita, ponte sisto, kirk --

All points well taken. The bottom line? Don't let yourself be drawn into politics.

Rita said...

Problem is, we have a duty to vote for the least worst option. In the UK elections, this isn't too difficult; just hang the party politics and vote for the person you think best to serve the local community as a member of parliament.

The US presidential elections are another thing; bloated, insincere and a distracting side show to what is really going on and who is really running/ruining the country. If I were American and felt it was my duty to vote, I'm not sure I could do more than spoil my ballot paper over this election.

Irene said...

Rita, the least worst (and valid) option may be abstention.

Rita said...

Irene,
The only problem is if your Bishop says you have a duty to vote....

Rita said...

Irene,
The only problem is if your Bishop says you have a duty to vote....