Victims Of Bad Government #1 Lorna Hodgkinson

Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874.

Lorna Hodgkinson died on the 24th March, 1951. She was a teacher of intellectually disabled girls and the first woman to earn a doctor of education degree from Harvard University. (She was given paid leave in 1920 to study at Harvard and completed a Masters degree in 1921 and a PhD in 1922.)

Later on, back in Australia, she spoke up critically to a Royal Commission on Lunacy Law and Administration about mismanagement in care for the intellectually disabled children. The government minister, Albert Bruntnell, set up an enquiry which trashed her reputation with false allegations. She was then demoted.

She refused to accept the new position and was dismissed.

In the private sector, Hodgkinson then founded the Sunshine Institute, a live-in school for intellectually disabled kids, in the suburb of Gore Hill in Sydney.

She became a successful radio lecturer and newspaper columnist.

Harry Houdini once said of his work:

“My chief task has been to conquer fear. The public sees only the thrill of the accomplished trick; they have no conception of the tortuous preliminary self-training that was necessary to conquer fear.”

God Bless Freedom and Hard Work and The Blessing For Us All Of Beautiful Women Like Lorna Hodgkinson Who Do Good In This World

Geoff Fox, 24th March, 2023, Down Under

Men Of Peace #1 Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is a man of peace.

Like his Republican predecessors Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Nixon, Bush 1 and Reagan, he can be tough when needed but prioritises peace when others seek war.

Last week, on March 17, he clearly stated that we need to be “fundamentally reevaluating NATO’s purpose and NATO’s vision. Our foreign policy establishment keeps trying to pull the world into conflict with a nuclear armed Russia based on the lie that Russia represents our greatest threat.

But the greatest threat to Western Civilization today is not Russia. It’s probably, more than anything else, ourselves ……..”

This is greatness. This is leadership. This is a peace maker.

Lincoln saved the American Union in The Civil War and freed slaves.

Teddy Roosevelt talked of the need in foreign policy to “speak softly and carry a big stick”.

Eisenhower warned America of the dangers the Military-Industrial Complex could bring.

Nixon’s détente softened The Cold War.

Reagan’s  Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty gave America a better, safer relationship with Gorbachev’s Russia.

Bush 1 showed necessary toughness in liberating Kuwait but left it at that when others pushed for a much bigger war.

In 2023, war with Russia over Ukraine is not the business of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Ukraine is not in the North Atlantic.

Donald Trump is unequivocally and courageously standing up against both the war-mongering of neocons in his own party and the currently even more dangerous war-mongering which seems unopposed in the Biden administration.

This is President Trump working for peace.

This is greatness.

This is leadership.

God Bless Donald Trump for standing up for peace.

Geoff Fox, 22nd March, 2023, Down Under

We Shall Return – Thank You General MacArthur

As my life is trashed by police state crap in Melbourne, Australia, I look to certain people to seek a recovery.

The innate systemic goodness of most human beings can defeat the evil which sometimes corrupts this world.

But it takes work.

Together, we shall return.

I revere the leadership towards such ends of General Douglas MacArthur in World War Two.

He took the essential human yearnings for discipline and peace and channeled them for victories from this date in 1942 (when he was recorded making his iconic “I shall return.” promise in outback Terowie) till Japanese imperialism was decisively destroyed.

He had to get past lazy stupidities like the Brisbane Line to achieve his success.

He once said, “There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity.”

God Bless Good Clean Thought.

God Bless Freedom.

Geoff Fox, 20th March, 2023

Great Americans #2 Charley Pride

Charley Pride was a great American.

He was born on this date in 1934.

A poor sharecropper’s son in Mississippi.

A professional ballplayer at 17 years of age.

A veteran.

Country music’s Jackie Robinson.

29 Billboard Country number ones.

70 million records sold.

Country Music Hall Of Famer.

4 Grammy Awards.

He said: “I don’t care what the religion is called; as far as I’m concerned, one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them.”

And: “There are worse things than being thought a Republican.”

God Bless America.

The land of opportunity.

The land of the free.

Geoff Fox, 18th March, 2023, Down Under

Men for Freedom #1 Charlton Heston as Marc Antony

Today is the Ides Of March, the day on which Julius Caesar was assassinated 2,267 years ago. Initially the Roman people supported the assassins. In William Shakespeare’s version of the story, the immortal Friends Romans, Countrymen speech by Marc Antony turned public opinion against the plotters.

If the Brutus of that speech was an honourable man, then so is Joe Biden in his ice cream dreams.

The following is a slightly poeticised version of some libertarian thoughts of actor Charlton Heston, who played Marc Antony in the 1950 film, Julius Caesar:

The pulsing lifeblood / of liberty’s inside us: / our cultures sacred birthright:

to think and say out loud / what is in our hearts.”

God Bless Freedom

Geoff Fox, 15th March, 2023

(The above piece of Word Art is a “Photo by Chalmers Butterfield” with words added by Geoff Fox and is published under A Creative Commons  Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence.)

Women Against Freedom #1 Jane Fonda

Hollywood legend Jane Fonda appears to have advocated the murder of people who disagree with her about termination of pregnancy.

She held a straight face.

She did not smile or laugh.

She emphatically repeated the suggestion when asked.

Is it the actor at fault here or the script?

Jane Fonda must explain why she said what she said.

To me it seems obvious that she now deserves to be condemned and punished for hate speech advocating extreme violence.

This is what it looks like when a beautiful woman turns truly bad:

seriously sad,

Geoff Fox, 15th March, 2023, Down Under

Women For Freedom #24Susan HAYWARD

“My life is fair game for anybody. “ said actress Susan Hayward. “I spent an unhappy, penniless childhood in Brooklyn. I had to slug my way up in a town called Hollywood where people love to trample you to death. I don’t relax because I don’t know how. I don’t want to know how. Life is too short to relax.”

Suasan Hayward received five Oscar nominations for one victory for the role, in ” I Want To Live “, of Barbara Graham, a character billed as “the wildest of the jazzed-up generation”

“When you’re dead,” said Hayward, ” you’re dead. No one is going to remember me when I’m dead. Oh, maybe a few friends will remember me affectionately. Being remembered isn’t the most important thing, anyhow. It’s what you do when you are here that’s important.”

On the 14th of March, 1975, Susan Hayward died of cancer which may have been contracted as a result of exposure to radioactive fallout on the set of a movie shot in Utah.

Rest In Peace, Susan.

Praise the Lord For Life.

Geoff Fox, 14th March, 2023, Down Under

IMOTA # 7 William Shatner

William Shatner is pictured above with Jeanne Cooper in The Intruder, a 1962 movie which was perhaps ahead of its time in its handling of racism and integration.

His wonderful both spiritual and physical capacity with the English language, first as Captain Kirk and later on, makes it easy for me to call William Shatner an Indigenous Man Of The Anglosphere (IMOTA).

Captain Kirk asked, “What is a man but that lofty spirit, that sense of enterprise, that devotion for something that cannot be sensed, cannot be realised, but only dreamed, the highest reality?”

And Kirk said, “Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on.”

Later on Shatner said, “Being an icon is overrated, remember an icon can be removed by a mouse.”

Shatner also said, I always use a stunt double. Except in love scenes. I insist on doing them myself.”

We don’t need Scotty now as much as we used to, but William Shatner still lights us up.

Geoff Fox, 12th March, 2023, Down Under

William Shatner with Julie Newmar: a strong man’s hand on a beautiful woman. The way God meant things to be.

Women For Freedom #23 Naomi Wolf

I don’t agree with Naomi Wolf on everything, but here are important ideas from her which I thoroughly admire:

In The Beauty Myth she wrote:

“….. in terms of how we feel about ourselves physically, we may actually be worse off than our unliberated grandmothers.” 1991

She later wrote that sexuality “should be held sacred.” That is her way of what I say with the words “a gift from God.”

In 2008, she described an appropriate channeling of sexuality as being “toward marriage, the bonds that sustain family Life, and the attachment that secures a home.”

In 2021, Wolf said that Covid-19 restrictions were turning America “into a totalitarian state before everyone’s eyes,”

Yesterday, this truly and deeply beautiful Naomi has apologised to the enormous numbers of peaceful conservatives and Republicans targeted by Democrats over January 6.

Can I say, “Thanks, Babe.”?

The God-given human right of freedom of speech says that I can.

God Bless Naomi Wolf.

Geoff Fox, 11th March, 2023, Down Under

(The above photo from Sunset Parkerpix, with words added by me, is published under a creative commons licence.)