Human History in 33 Words

Fists drum the air.

‘Down with government!’

Shots.  Lives lost.

Authority topples.

Paradigm shift.

New power in place.



Not too long.


Fists drum the air.

The loop resets.

New goals.

New weapons.


Tiananmen Square by Balakov  A Lego recreation of Jeff Widener's 1989 photograph of "The unknown rebel".

Tiananmen Square
by Balakov
A Lego recreation of Jeff Widener’s 1989 photograph of “The unknown rebel”.

For Trifextra.

19 comments on “Human History in 33 Words

  1. barbara says:

    Imagine . . .

  2. dulzimordash says:

    Reblogged this on Spontaneous Creativity.

  3. KymmInBarcelona says:

    That last “new weapons” is perfectly chilling.

  4. zennjennc says:

    New weapons of the government or the rebels…?

  5. jannatwrites says:

    There is truth in this. The ‘new weapons’ is chilling, though. New often means more horrific and deadly.

  6. This is my biggest fear, as I age. That the things that rile me up will just turn into new things for the new people, if that makes sense. It kind of leads me down an existentialist path that I have trouble getting my head around. Thanks for making us think.

  7. The cyclical nature of history poignantly summarized in 33 words!

  8. never easy to be rebelious and i agree the new weapons is scary … History is full of examples

  9. atrm61 says:

    A scary idea but possibly true on some level!Such a vicious cycle-power definitely corrupts!

  10. And over and over again and again. Scarily true.

  11. Draug419 says:

    Another example of history repeating itself and bad guys making the same mistakes. Great piece.

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