Snacking Gone Mad

Melbourne artist Eddy Burger knows my story.

This old friend of mine also knows a lot about moral and immoral forces which buffet us all.

In this drawing by Eddy (with words added by me), I see an image of how life giving purity can be vulnerable to monstrous cruelty .

I see what governments at their worst can do to individuals focussed on life and what life needs.

It doesnt have to be that way, but sadly sometimes it is.

Geoff Fox, 25th October, 2020, Terra Nullius

Building Gender Peace

Shelly of Houston has left the fantasies of The West Coast to seek truth in Houston. The heartland not the hinterland of The American Soul.

Men and women are not the same but most of their rights are the same.

The differences in rights relate mainly to pregnancy, breast feeding and giving birth where women’s capacities are so very different.

The only way to stop the minorities of misandrists and misogynists from causing misery is to build gender peace.

Geoff Fox, 24th October 2020

FAILPROOF FREEDOM

This modern world, crippled by fear, wants a failure-proof freedom.

Herbert Hoover died on the 20th October, 1964.

In 1936 he said, “There are some principles that cannot be compromised.  Either we shall have a society based upon ordered liberty and the initiative of the individual, or we shall have a planned society that means dictation, no matter what you call it or who does it.  There is no half-way ground.  They cannot be mixed.”

Nowadays we want freedom that never lets us down.

But there is no such thing.

Freedom by its very nature offers up the possibility of failure.

That is how we learn to do better.

Listening to our world, we learn to live.

Lest We Forget what we are.

Geoff Fox, Down Under, 20th October, 2020

GREEN FREEDOM PARK

I want the vacant 127 hectare Defence Department Site in Maribyrnong and adjacent public lands to become a national park. (Click here to see what I wrote about this on Anzac Day last year.)

A fusion of enevironmentalism and military heritage.

A Green Freedom Park.

Who agrees with me?

Geoff Fox 23rd September 2020 Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia

Remembering Heroes

It is a great honour for me to be able to publish on this very special day the above generous letter of endorsement by a wonderful veteran from the Australian Army of my military heritage efforts.

The author is for me a spiritual brother with whom I feel a profound bond in reverence for The Supreme Being and for all those of our forebears who created the wonderful possibilities for life which exist for us today even though some social trends make respect for tradition and for God very very difficult.

Lest We Forget.

On the 9th September 1087, the controversial strong man and founding father William The Conqueror died.

On this day in 1776, the term “United States” replaced “United Colonies” in referring to America: a very important milestone in America’s astonishing capacity, at her best, for self-knowledge and self-correction. This capacity makes America herself a hero for me.

On September 9, 1828, Leo Tolstoy was born, the author of the great novel “War and Peace”, of which Nobel Prize Winner Romain Rolland said, “It is life itself in its eternal movement.” ………… Ernest Hemingway said that reading Tolstoy taught him how to write about war.

In 1945, on the ninth of the ninth, Australia’s General Blamey accepted the Japanese surrender in Morotai. On that island an indigenous land owner of the place where Douglas MacArthur built his wife a bathroom tells me he believes that my father’s soul has found peace among beautiful old trees.

On September the 9th, 1949, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyno was born into a family home where the integration of family and community was and is very very strong. When I met him in the presidential palace during his presidency he said he would like to visit my art display in Morotai. Could all readers of this blog please consider praying in whatever way works for you that that visit can happen someday.

September 9th is now the most common birthday in the United States.

It is an amazing day.

A great day to be thankful for all the good things we have.

LEST WE FORGET.

Geoff Fox, 9th of September, 2020, Terra Australis