February 16, 2021
Tornerà il tempo
in cui me revestirò
e verrò a cercarvi
uno ad uno,
e non sarà
There will come a time
when again, I will dress as an outlaw
and then, I’ll go searching
for each and everyone of you
and it will not be
to celebrate Carnival
I found the above photograph and the accompanying quote on FB. And I immediately downloaded it; made it my FB image and now writing a post using it.Deconstruction – Part One
- Today is Carnevale, the last day before the lean season of Lent. And since the quote with the photograph references the holiday, I decided to acknowledge it by using the famous Venetian, plague-doctor mask as the featured image; given that we are living through a modern plague.
- Also, the idea, in the quote, that a time will come when the speaker will once again have to put on his outlaw clothes, is a call to action after the November election; after the horrors of January 6. Like the speaker, I believe it’s time sane, honest people got up from their couches and grabbed back their country.
And this morning, a federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson against former President Donald J Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers alleging they violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act for inciting the January 6 riot at the United States Capitol.
The act, formally known as “An Act to enforce the Provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other Purposes”, passed as the racist KKK was waging a campaign of voter suppression and murder against newly-freed Black citizens of the US.
Representative Thompson is another person putting his outlaw clothes back on; another person who has heard the clarion call.