The 23rd of May is the 590th anniversary of the capture by the English of Joan of Arc.
Iconoclast Physician of the Brain, “Dr Lord” of Melbourne, writes this about the chances of finding a new Joan Of Arc in the modern world:
“Joan of Arc was a fascinating & amazing girl/woman.
She didn’t just talk about fighting: she fought. She did that for her nation even though the French didn’t deserve her and kept refusing her help.
She made a King out of Charles despite him being a whimp.
She beat the poms at their own game and eventually won over the loyalty of her own country – nothing any bloke had done.
You could not hope to see anyone like Joan of Arc today.
Greta Thunberg would appear to be her antithesis.
There are some similarities in age, gender, passion and challengers, but there the likeness ends.
JA was not viewed as a prophet or saint in her own era – that happened centuries after she died.
GT is already called a prophet in a secular age devoid of miracles but hasnt proved it.
JA was not considered worth listening to, yet predicted what did happen.
GT said what most people already knew and has talked about doing something; she praises action.
JA took action; she fought. She turned around a war.
JA’s family didnt support her & tried to talk her out of it.
GT is wealthy; JA endured poverty and respected the poor.
GT praises the warrior; JA was the warrior.
JA had some secret inner unity and external utility.
GT is the modern phenomenon of film clip based celebrity.”