Photography, Urban

Funeral of a flower

Cigarette versus flower.  No, I didn’t set this up…  this is how I found the poor thing.  And doesn’t this setting just excellently symbolize the harsh, antisocial climate that has comfortable set sail  in the Netherlands and throughout Europe? Symbolizing individualism, self centeredness and xenophobia leading to the rise of racist, extreme right and populistic parties, shouting out obscene ignorancies. Carelessly throwing away and stampeding the beauty of a diverse, open and tolerant society; vital values, carefully built up after painful lessons in history, flushed through the toilet as if it were a donkey’s faeces.

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