[Battle on. – Ugo Gagliardo singing “Sprezza il furor del vento” from Francesco Maria Veracini’s take on “Adriano in Siria”. – Clip with thanks to thebarroque]
It has not even been a week, and I would try to sum it up, but here, it has already been done:
Weekly reminder: This is not normal.
This is not going to stop here, either.
Journalists are already faced with charges for having covered protests, and the existing law that people are able to call upon is already ignored (and for some people, it has been ignored for far longer), and is already subject to rewriting.
So gird yourself with some veracious Veracini today (and I have to thank Agathe for stumbling aupon that aria because she has pointed me towards the Veracini “Adriano”) and stand up for your rights, and the rights of your fellow human beings. We’ve got the groovy string figures to mosh along, and we’ve got all the theorbos.
And for some further happy vibes today: