In addition to “The Julia’s” one of my greatest take away treasures from Junior High is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I own an old copy and refer to the story with euphoric recall from time to time. In Cliff’s note fashion -Mr. Darcy was enamored by Elizabeth Bennet, the novels protagonist. He portrayed the romantic hero. He was aloof and rich and couldn’t be bothered with anyone who wasn’t. Ultimately as the story unfurls we learn he really was compassionate and a “benevolent” despot. He wins Elizabeth’s admiration and her hand, as he proved to be the most kind hearted man she ever met. Non-sequitur admirer’s listen up.
On this day of extreme importance where the House of Representatives has our “life” in their hands all the “nasty” despotic type Mr. Darcy’s are brought too close to mind. Only this time -He -“ain’t misbehaving.” What we see is what we got.
Abe Lincoln and I quote “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character give him power.”