hands and wall / 手と壁

January 22, 2017

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1 July 1966, USA
175th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights

A hand to stop tyranny – and the statement of “The rights of the people shall not be violated”.  This stamp is celebrating the Bill of Rights, started in 1791.

I feel a bit better seeing the sparse crowd for 45th President’s inauguration day, in comparison to Barack Obama’s in 2009, and 500,000 people packed into the same place for the Women’s March on the following day.  Madonna’s words of ‘the new age of tyranny’ are a warning pointing to exactly what is happening.

「専制政治を阻止する権利」が1791年にアメリカの権利章典に記載されたことを記念した切手です。軍隊ぽい手袋の手とそれを阻止している手の間には「暴力に晒されない権利」という言葉が。

45代大統領の就任式ががらがらだった件翌日の「Women’s March」が同じ場所を人で埋め尽くしたのを見て、少し元気になりました。それでも、マドンナの「新しい暴政の時代」という言葉は、今この時を言い当てていると思います。

 

2 Responses to “hands and wall / 手と壁”

  1. Denise Says:

    Excellent choice of stamp for these troubled times! It was a privilege to march yesterday in Victoria, B.C.


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