Welcome to my Community Jester Page. This page will provide information, resources and updates on my role as a community Jester. .
A community jester comes from that long tradition of jesters. I continue the political and social tradition of challenging power that exploits and status that has no clothing.
My inspiration for this role comes from the writings of Shakespeare and Dario Fo. My motivation draws on the quote from John Stuart Mill
In On Liberty, Chapter III: “Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-Being,” paragraph 13, John Stuart Mill writes:
In this age, the mere example of nonconformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.