Life In Australian Jail For A Libertarian Political Candidate Accused Of Communicating With A Woman

Today libertarian politician Ingram Spencer has been released from Australian imprisonment

He described his time behind bars like this:

” “I was arrested, stripped naked and kept in solitary confinement. I had my water in my cell turned off for four days: not even able to flush the toilet, brush my teeth or shower,” Spencer told (Magistrate Johanna) Metcalf.

“I was in no position to prepare for a court proceeding. It was quite unreasonable to force me into a court prior to now.” ” – The Age, May 18, 2022

I give Ingram Spencer the presumption of innocence.

He is accused of “using a carriage service to harass” whatever that means.

There are twelve other charges against him, but letting the public know, during an election campaign, what those charges are against this candidate for public office in the highest law making body in the land is not the way things work in the police state of Victoria.

Ingram Spencer is a father of three.

He is a passionate Libertarian.

He is a national political party’s endorsed candidate for political office, who has spent most of the past three weeks of his campaign in jail.

The election is on Saturday.

His name is still on the ballot paper.

His party still endorses him.

In my dealings with him, I found him to be an honest, deeply committed intellectual , a careful, cooperative and considerate man.

He must stay free.

The swamp of the Australian parliament needs men and women like this one.

Geoff Fox, 19th May, 2022, Down Under Victoria

For Ingram Spencer – We’ll Go A-Waltzing Australia With You

According to the latest news reports, freedom fighter and libertarian politician from England, Ingram Spencer, is on a suicide watch in a Melbourne prison.

Australia’s unofficial national anthem, Waltzing Matilda, is a song about suicide.

I create the following new version of Waltzing Matilda both for Ingram as an honest attempt at empathy for what he is suffering and for a wonderful Christian singer who has made my own perosnal distress about what I know of Ingram’s plight a little easier to bear by caring deeply about Ingram’s situation.

With thanks (but absolutely no suckhole apologies) to Banjo Paterson.

For me the primary question that needs to be answered here and now is:

“What sort of Australia do Australians want Australia to be?”

Geoff fox, May 6, 2022, Down Under

(this post copyright Geoff Fox 2022)

Why Is Libertarian Ingram Spencer In Jail?

Click to watch Ingram speak about freedom.

Ingram Spencer is a United Australia Party candidate in the marginal seat of Higgins in the upcoming federal election. He is a passionate libertarian.

4 days ago his Liberal opponent, the sitting member, Dr Katie Allen of the Morrison government, said he was too aggressive and that he had been “scaring everyone” at a meeting and then the Australian Federal Police became involved. Note this well: when a member of the federal government running for reelection complained about her opponent’s words, the federal police became involved.

And now Ingram Spencer is in jail charged with being aggressive and spreading Russian propaganda.

It is not 100 % clear exactly what has happened here, but Ingram Spencer’s use of the words “mean girls” and “bitchiness” appear to have been described as “toxic” and “aggressive”. He said that he faced horrible things and they said that he was horrible.

To me this looks like robust debate. Ingram’s words are words that do upset many people but many men are profoundly traumatised by the constant modern feminist descriptions of what they do as normal human beings as “toxic” and “aggressive”.

True freedom of speech can hurt sometimes.

But without it, as Ingram himself insists, all other freedoms die.

I am not scared of Ingram’s words.

But the PC crap which has seen him incarcerated terrifies me.

Ingram Spencer must go free.

Geoff Fox, for freedom, 30th April, 2022, Terra Nullius

(Ingram is reported to have retweeted a meme which says that media criticism of Putin happens because Putin has said that the New World Order is not welcome in Russia. Discussing an opinion of the Russian president about a World Order proclaimed in 1991 by America’s 41st President George H Bush looks like legitimate political discussion to me.

I think it is a tragedy that Putin has not done as good a job of confronting the approach of the North Atlantic Treaty organisation towards Russian borders as JFK did during the Cuban missile crisis of confronting the proximity of Soviet missiles to America. But people in the West should realise that the Russian borders in question are a very long way away from the North Atlantic and trying to understand and discuss Putin’s policy in ways thayt differ form the mainstream is something a good candidate should be allowed to do without fear of going to jail for it. Especially in Australia which is even further from the North Atlantic than Russia is.)

Port Arthur Legacy: We Must Forgive Us

Unlike the apathetic population of Australia, Florida Governor Ron De Santis knows how important freedom is to Western Societies.

31 years ago today a severely disabled autistic man slaughtered 35 people at Port Arthur and, in response, Australia, under the conservative leadership of “man of steel” John Howard, made massive tightening of gun control and massive reduction in private gun ownership.

At the time, I thought Howard was magnificent in enacting that change.

But now, for me, the country of my birth is an intolerable police state.

In America in September last year, Governor De Santis, said of Australia, after Victoria Police assaulted peaceful protestors with rubber bullets (a weapon with a fatality rate of 3 percent):

“Look what’s going on in Australia right now. They’re enforcing, after a year-and-a-half, lockdowns by the military …….. In fact, I wonder why we would still have the same diplomatic relations when they’re doing that. Is Australia freer than communist China right now? I don’t know. The fact that is even a question tells you something has gone dramatically off the rails with some of this stuff.”

De Santis is now rankedin third plac by bookmakerse in the 2024 race for the White House.

There is no doubt in my mind that John Howard’s gun law reforms have made Australia a safer place with respect to killings by deranged idiots.

But now that almost all the legal guns are in the hands of the authorities, this a nation where it is much easier for those authorities to abuse peoples basic human rights and get away with it.

It wasn’t Martin Bryant we were really scared of after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.

It was ourselves.

And that is the greatest price and value of real freedom.

It means trusting yourself and trusting our selves. When you give that trust to fallible human beings perfect safety becomes impossible. But without that trust a decent society is impossible.

We just cant legislate love, when hatred and ignorance poison peoples hearts.

The poison of hatred must get out before it kills us from the inside. Freedom of speech does that purging for us.

Living in The Word.

When that cleansing happens, freedom works.

Geoff Fox, 28th August, 2022, Terra Nullius

Cromwell, the Fallen Anzacs and Freedom: Lest We Forget The Truth

On April 25, 1599, Oliver Cromwell was born into England’s landed gentry. The great religious poet John Milton praised him as Cromwell, our chief of men, who through a cloud, ……… To peace and truth Thy glorious way has ploughed” whereas Winston Churchill condemned him as a “dictator”, writing “Upon all of us there still lies ‘the curse of Cromwell.‘ “.

Cromwell grew to become a strong ruler in difficult times. He genuinely believed in liberty, writing in 1650: “Your pretended fear lest error should step in, is like the man that would keep all the wine out of the country lest men should be drunk. It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy, to deny a man the liberty he hath by nature upon a supposition that he may abuse it.”

Seven weeks before he died he expressed great disillusionment with the realities of power, telling parliament in 1658: “I would have been glad ……. to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertook such a Government as this is.”

Lest we forget the truth.

The Truth. In all its complexity. The impossibility of living up to Utopian dreams for any mortal human.

On April 25, 1915, courageous Australian diggers began sacrificing their lives to serve the needs of the British Empire. About 62,000 died in World War One in the following years. (Over one percent of the nations population.) About 156,00 were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner. Those figures combined are over half of the 416,809 men who enlisted. They were all volunteers.

Lest we forget the truth.

All of our traditions make us who we are.

Trying to be better is a part of that.

Geoff Fox, 25th April, 2022, a refugee in Terra Nullius from my true home.

Who Is Being Crucified In Australia Now?

Modern Australia is a stranger to me.

I can’t understand how the good people here have let this country go so bad.

Take the case of Alan Tudge, the former Morrison government education minister who has allegedly been found by an enquiry to have done no wrong against his former sex partner and staffer, Rachelle Miller. Yet Morrison’s department of finance has paid Miller $500.000 compensation plus legal costs.

As Tudge’s political opponent, Rebekah Spelman, says, this is “he said she said” stuff.

I don’t know Rachelle Miller. I don’t automatically consider her a victim just because she is a woman. It is likely that she is very talented, resourceful, ambitious and strong. They are the qualities you need to stand out from the crowd and get a much sought after ministerial staffer position.

It is possible that Miller is a victim as she claims. She has just negotiated half a million dollars of tax payers money by saying things that are not yet proven true against her former boss Alan Tudge.

This is what cancel culture looks like.

It. Is. Shit.

What is needed is a better social and political culture where PC crap doesn’t pervert our world anymore.

Alan Tudge is already tainted by his involvement in inefficient misuse of public money for pork barrelling with respect to building new carparks.

And now he is a half million dollar man to protect him from the claims of a woman who, by some accounts, seduced him. Plus legal costs.

Australia is at a crossroads. China wants to move into the Solomon Islands and the Aussie government wasted 5 billion dollars on not getting the submarines needed to protect shipping from an expansionist totalitarian China.

All Government financial incompetence has to be called out now so that the people can replace those who are incompetent the democratic way at the ballot box in May.

The Australian Labor Party opposition seems like it would rather sell the country to China.

I personally am scared in and alienated from this country of my birth.

As a beautiful Good Friday draws to a close, I ask:

Who is being crucified in Australia now?

Geoff Fox, 15th April, 2022