Juanita Paterson had lost her new job as a primary school teacher because she was unvaccinated then attended the protests of the freedom movement in Melbourne and made a new friend whose example lead her into the Christian faith.
Life is beautiful.
Juanita is now a libertarian party candidate for a seat in Federal Parliament.
On March 10th, 109 years ago, Harriet Tubman died.
She was famous for freeing herself and other slaves.
Perhaps young freedom fighter Becky Spelman will develop into a modern day equivalent.
I hope so.
Modern slavery is not the same as the dangers and persecution Harriet faced and overcame. A new type of psychological management is needed not to get dragged down by inhuman conformist tyranny. Now we have to make freedom fun to defeat the enemy of mass fear.
But Harriet’s advice still applies: “If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”
Go, Becky, go!
(I am proud of the way I have made teammates of the Labrador-Collie, Drifter, and Becky in this little film.)
Henry James died on this date, the 28th of February, 106 years ago, in 1916, in the middle of the Great War.
He wrote: “Life is, in fact, a battle. Evil is insolent and strong; beauty enchanting, but rare; goodness very apt to be weak; folly very apt to be defiant; wickedness to carry the day; imbeciles to be in great places, people of sense in small, and mankind generally unhappy. But the world as it stands is no narrow illusion, no phantasm, no evil dream of the night; we wake up to it, forever and ever; and we can neither forget it nor deny it nor dispense with it.”
People like Beck Spelman confront the world as it is and by doing so they make it better. They name problems which others deny and that naming is the first step to solving any problem.
Becky Spelman calls out arrogant bureaucrats at the Melbourne Freedom protest on 26/02/2022