It is said that Victor Hugo wrote Notre-Dame de Paris in 1831 almost as an ode to the medieval Catholic cathedral in an effort to draw attention to the value of the Gothic architecture.
So far, the new current UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has lost six votes in the House of Parliament. In about 10 years in power, Margaret Thatcher only lost four. This feels like another opening for John Oliver…
And none of them mention Notre Dame even once!
Oh and if you didn’t catch John Oliver’s original assessment of Boris, here it is:
Look, there’s no money in it…
But who knows what might happen in the future?
You can write anything, it doesn’t have to be about Notre Dame, but some mention of it is always nice. Oh I just did that then…
It can be silly or serious, and as long as it passes my liberate editorial…
You might become famous for it. We can but hope.
now here’s my earlier appeal…
No one can deny the history and significance of Notre Dame, a testament to human ingenuity and creativity. Why then have we been slow to act with the same fervor and emotion when our Earth’s largest, most diverse rainforest is engulfed in flames?
I don’t have the hair, but if I had…
I think I’d just make jokes. He’s gone into the wrong job, he should just be a comedian. At least then people might be able to walk out on his act.
Meanwhile the real news is not getting covered properly. A devastating hurricane has hit The Bahamas, so sorry for everyone out there.
Jacob Rees-Mogg is the leader of the House and he slouched in the Commons yesterday.
Meanwhile Boris Johnson the current UK Prime Minister, has a 100% record for losing all Commons votes.
This is the UK Parliament at the moment, it’s ridiculous. Some politicians need a new job. Perhaps they might help with restoring Notre Dame, though if it were my choice I wouldn’t let any of them near.
Well if there is something new about Notre Dame in Paris I will try to cover it, but the restoration of the cathedral will take many years. I like to do a post almost every day if possible.
In the meantime there are a lot of things going on that I’d perhaps like to comment on. In an ideal world I’d like everyone to live under the same rules, be fed and loved as default. There would be no crime because we would all be happy.
But that is a fantasy.
We have politicians.
The UK is a mess.
But at least we have people live John Oliver, even if he now lives in the US. My post on his assessment of Boris Johnson has been one of the most successful, so far…
Casey Douma, a Native American, compared people’s dismay over Notre Dame burning to the horror her people feel when their sacred lands are lost forever due to human development.
On Wednesday climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York on her yacht. Yesterday she was joined by swelling and excited crowds of American teenagers at a protest outside the UN headquarters in New York.
Nothing to do with Notre Dame except it’s now got to the point that if we don’t tackle the climate changes, we won’t be around to see Notre Dame restored.
“More than a national icon or a touristic spot, cathedrals such as Notre Dame reveal their soul when they house singing and baptisms, confession and pardon, preaching and prayer.” wrote Pastor René Breuel for The Washington Post.