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The Annals of Volunteerism: Volume X (Men)…

Tough times require both sacrifice and charity; the year(s) ahead seem likely to be demanding in just this way.  Luckily for humanity, a small but plucky collection of dedicated souls has already risen to the challenge.  Meet them at the World Superhero Registry, “a public forum and  resource center for the real-Life Superhero community.”

Red Arrow

To qualify for listing, a superhero must wear a uniform, perform heroic deeds, and act from personal motivation only (no law enforcement personnel nor mercenaries need apply)…  From doers of good deeds (shoveling snow for the elderly, visiting sick children) to self-proclaimed vigilanties, one can find them– along with links to their web pages– here.

As we search the sky for the Bat-Signal, we might recall that it was on this date in 1884 that The Fabian Society was formed in London; its membership soon grew to include George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Annie Besant, Graham Wallas, Hubert Bland, E(dith) Nesbit, Sydney Olivier, Oliver Lodge, Leonard Woolf, Emmeline Pankhurst, Bertrand Russell, John Maynard Keynes, and Harry Dexter White.   Founded to “advance the socialist cause by gradualist and reformist, rather than revolutionary means,” it exists to this day (as one of the 15 “Socialist Societies” affiliated with the British Labour Party).

Written by LW

January 4, 2009 at 1:01 am

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