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
Geoff Fox, 28th February, 2022, Down Under