Captain Australia’s Crime Fighting Journal, Entry#86
All this public attention could not have come at a worse time, as right now I am grappling with some profound obligations under my secret identity. I’m quite staggered by the level of public support, and also by some of the threats and the hate.
Thankfully, my mission is clear and the public attention feeds it – my goal is to show the public that everyday people can take responsibility for the betterment of the world, and in their own way and on their own terms, try to be heroes.
If even one percent of the people that I talk to turned around and did more kindness in their lives, helped a stranger, smiled instead of frowned, then I know that my Mission is worthwhile.
Meantime, so much public attention, and here I am on a leave-of-absence, attending to secret identity business. As you can see from the left, a business owner in The Valley has even gone so far as to organise a ‘Captain Australia Appreciation Night’. (I am humbled).
A group of supporters have also rallied together with the goal of helping me create a more ‘respectable’ uniform. I admit that I’m getting a bit droopy and run-down, but I didn’t think it was all that bad ! In any case, I am deeply indebted for the support. On the topic of uniform, Cipherman has almost finished work on my Shield ! I’ll update a photograph of it soon, it’s not yet painted, he’s currently working on mounting the light and the camera.
I’ve been looking at candidates for my sidekick, and of the 30 or so seemingly serious contacts that I’ve received, only three of them seem truly genuine. Of the three, I need to assess who is most aligned with my Quest, and who I can form a deep bond of trust with.
In the coming days, I’ll update you, but the front runners are currently Goanna Girl, the Down Under Boy Wonder, and Vegemite.
I’m going to do my best to make more journal entries from this point forward, although the focus for the next week or two is getting back into physical training in the early mornings.