Eureka Girls #1 Emma La Chanteuse

December the 3rd this year is the 168th anniversary of the Battle Of Eureka Stockade in 1854 on the Australian goldfields around the Victorian town of Ballarat between rebel miners fighting against an overbearing government and colonial police and military forces. According to the National Museum Of Australia website, “At least 22 diggers and six soldiers were killed.”

In a letter to the people of Victoria, the Rebels leader, Peter Lalor, wrote: “As the inhuman brutalities practised by the troops are so well known, it is unnecessary for me to repeat them. There were 34 digger casualties of which 22 died. The unusual proportion of the killed to the wounded, is owing to the butchery of the military and troopers after the surrender.”

According to Wikipedia: “The Commission of Inquiry would later find that:

“The foot police appear, as a body, to have conducted themselves with creditable temper; but assuredly, on the part of the mounted division of that force there seems to have been a needless as well as ruthless sacrifice of human life, indiscriminate of innocent or guilty, and after all resistance had disappeared with the dispersed and fleeing rioters.” “

Mark Twain wrote this about the rebellion: ” I think it may be called the finest thing in Australasian history. It was a revolution – small in size; but great politically; it was a strike for liberty, a struggle for a principle, a stand against injustice and oppression. It was (an example of) small beginnings …….. great in political results (and) epoch-making. It is another instance of a victory won by a lost battle. It adds an honorable page to history; the people know it and are proud of it. They keep (alive) the memory of the men who fell at the Eureka Stockade, and Peter Lalor has his monument.”

For me, in modern day Australia, the Saturday freedom protestors who have taken to the streets of Melbourne every week for over a year have quite a few things in common with the rebels at Eureka.

Emma La Chanteuse, pictured above at last Saturday’s protest, is a modern day rebel and freedom fighter on the streets of Melbourne.

The police violence and intimidation which is still regularly directed against citizens in modern Melbourne rarely involves the gunfire, battle and violent death seen at The Battle Of Eureka

But I believe that the loss of life from the police backed human rights violations in recent pandemic years is much higher than the death toll at Eureka.

For those of us who are fighting for truth on matters like this the struggle ahead is long, hard and terrifying.

We are not working with good government. we are fighting against evil, overbearing government.

We need postives to keep us fresh and strong.

Beautiful young Emma La Chanteuse is one such positive presence in this freedom movement for me.

Her smile makes my heart sing and picks me up out of frequent, deep despair to make me feel strong again.

Geoff Fox, Melbourne, Australia, 2nd December, 2022

Literature Against Tyranny #1 Emma La Chanteuse and William Blake

Two days ago, the freedom movement in Melbourne demonstrated passionately on election day against the Victorian State government of Daniel Michael Andrews of the Socialist Left faction of the Australian Labor Party.

Andrews won the election. Unfair and square perhaps because of media bias, but he clearly won.

However, in the realm of ideas that serve the needs of people, the best freedom fighters in Melbourne annihilate Daniel Andrews time and time again.

Today is the 265th birthday of the creative genius, poet and artist, William Blake. So, today, I combine words from Blake with the image of another wonderful creative spirit, freedom fighter Emma La Chanteuse, who lit up the streets of Melbourne with her energy, youth and totally female, totally Aussie beauty last Saturday in ways that few people can.

(Original words by William Blake, positioned in photo by Geoff Fox.)

Emma travels Australia in her car, perhaps a modern swagwoman (Please study Australia’s unofficial national anthem,Waltzing Matilda – about a 19th century swagman (itinerant) who sometimes took what he needed as he traveled the land by foot – to understand a little more about this swagwoman concept which I am suggesting describes Emma.)

At last Saturday’s Melbourne protest march, I observed Emma seeing a man wearing rings similar to her own and walking straight up up to him to find out what connected them both.

(Original words by William Blake, positioned in photo by Geoff Fox.)

This sort of willingness to connect person to person is what Australia’s freedom movement needs to do on a much bigger scale to get electoral success.

To seek unity. Comradeship. Openly. Freely.

Lest we forget what William Blake taught us about being fully human, God Bless Emma and God Bless Freedom.

Geoff Fox, 28th November, 2022, Down Under

“Love seeks not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds Heaven in Hell’s despair.” – William Blake.

Women For Freedom #15 Marylin and Becky and Ana and Dani

Today is the birthday of one of baseball’s greatest ever players, Joe DiMaggio.

Joe is also famous as the husband for nine months of Marylin Monroe. He couldn’t handle being the husband of a sex symbol; she divorced him, but, at the end of her life, he was one of her closest and truest friends. DiMaggio had half a dozen red roses delivered to Marilyn’s crypt three times a week for twenty years after her death. It is said that DiMaggio’s last words, when he died in 1999, were “I’ll finally get to see Marylin.”

Joe’s devotion to Marylin was beautiful. He loved her to the end. Its harder to know what to say about the Kennedy relationship with Marylin.

She was a stunning sex symbol. Jack was a virile married man.

In broader terms, what counts for essential sexual liberation for some is trashing of family life for others. If the fifties were too repressive and if Marylin was a part of the liberation from that repression, she was also very much a victim of the excesses of that social liberation.

Treating women as nothing more than sex objects is to completely devalue the whole of what women can be. Here is a poetic approach from me to understanding that devaluation in this context:

My poetic thoughts on Joe, Jack and Marylin.

In the 50’s and 60’s that sort of objectification mistreatment of women was perhaps less well understood than it is now. Or was perceived and understood differently. The second and third waves of feminism have changed the way these things are seen a heck of lot since Marylin died.

So today I will attempt to channel the spirit of Joe DiMaggio, who wanted to build a family with Marylin, by paying tribute to the varied talents of three wonderful, unselfish freedom fighting women I’ve met this year, two of whom are fantastic mums and all of whom have in them what it takes to be a great mother. Another thing they have in common is that they have all been very good candidates in the current Victorian state election for Australia’s Freedom Party.

First of all is Rebekah Spelman. In helping Becky to write political speeches earlier this year, I engaged with one of the most astute and moral political minds of anybody I have ever met. No one this year that I know of has done more to work for unity in the freedom movement and to actually bring diverse people together than Becky Spelman.

Another beautiful Freedom Party candidate who has won my respect this year is Anastacia Ntouni. Ana is also astonishingly good at bringing people together for freedom. Her Greek DNA makes her a wonderful asset to the preservation of whats left of democracy in Victoria and to the cause of rebuilding it.

Thirdly is a freedom fighting woman with whom I have only had brief interactions, which have shown me that she is a wonderful wife and mother.

I have never seen a more physically beautiful woman in politics that Daniella Heatherich. What is wrong with celebrating that?

Geoff Fox, 25th November, 2022, Down Under

Aussie Freedom Fighters #15 COCO

Today is the 29th anniversary of the release of anti-establishment icon Snoop Dog’s seminal and controversial album, “Doggystyle”. At lunchtime today, hoping to do something to mark the occasion, I went to a protest vigil outside the office of the Premier Of Victoria with the beginnings of a rap – “Speak your mind/ And be kind/ Or you’ll find/ That you grind out hate.” in the hope that a talented local hip-hop celebrity would help me finish or add to it. That guy was busy with work for a couple of other gigs, but he suggested asking another fella present to help, an indigenous freedom fighter named Coco – a proud Barkinji Man.

I had a wonderful exchange of ideas with Coco and it lead to the following micro-movie which is very different from what I had hoped for earlier. but probably far better. That’s the way creative freedom often works: just because you have a plan, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be ready to change course, if a better opportunity presents.

As I understand it, traditional Barkinji territory stretches from deep in the west of New South Wales into Mildura and Avoca, towns which are both in the modern State of Victoria. So Coco is a Victorian indigenous man and therefore has a very valuable perspective on the state of this State.

What Coco speaks out to say is not kind to Daniel Michael Andrews, but that bloke has misgoverned so badly and incited so much hatred by his indifference to the sufferings which his decisions have caused to so many people whom he is supposed to serve, that he has, in my honest opinion, lost the right to kindness.

As Benjamin Franklin said, “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God!”

In Australian indigenous culture and spirituality, as I understand it, The Rainbow Serpent can be considered a manifestation or some sort of equivalent to what Western people call God.

May God and Bunjil bless and be present with protective oversight for Coco and all those whose freedoms Coco defends.

Geoff Fox, 23rd November, 2022, Down Under

Aussie Freedom Fighter #14 Billy

America’s iconic anti-war politician, Robert Francis Kennedy (RFK), was born on this day, American time, in 1925.

In words that remind me of the efforts and ethos of my freedom fighter friend Billy, of AUM (Australian Unified movement), Kennedy said:

“The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.”

The current, horrible, dictatorial government tyranny in the Australian State of Victoria will not prevail, if leaders like Billy and other Australian freedom fighters get the justice which they both deserve and earnestly strive to build.

RFK could have been talking about the challenges faced by Billy and his many courageous colleagues and followers when the American leader said:

“Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.”

When Kennedy said this, he was speaking for freedom fighters of all eras in all places.

Kennedy had a very privileged background but also served in the navy during World War Two. He enlisted 6 weeks before he turned 18 and was undergoing V-12 officer training at Harvard when the War ended.

Billy is young and overcame enormous personal challenges to become the self educated man he is, but his thinking is philosophically deep and rhetorically powerful:

God Bless Freedom.

God Bless Billy, who is a gifted rapper and respects freedom culture, unlike the nemesis of freedom in Victoria, Premier Daniel Michael Andrews who has yesterday tried to win votes by saying:

“We’re much better than violent extremism. We ought to leave that to the United States. This is not America, and I for one will do nothing to contribute to the Americanisation of our politics.”

Daniel Michael Andrews, Criminal-In-Chief in what is now, for many innocent victims of a politicised police force, the police state of Victoria, I say to you:

This state and nation needs something like an American style Bill Of Rights because of all the ways you have trashed the human rights of the people you are supposed to serve.

People have died because of your incompetence and lack of care for them.

So as the grandson of professional theologians, I pray with all my heart and soul that the wrath of God descend on Daniel Michael Andrews in the form of a crushing defeat at next Saturday’s election and his arrest for his human rights and other crimes and long, long subsequent imprisonment when convicted, if justice prevails.

Geoff Fox, 20th November, American time, 2022 (It is American time as I publish this post so I use that time to honour and respect RFK, whose son, RFK Junior is now one of the world’s best critics of lockdown excesses by stupid corrupt incompetent and IMHO evil governments.)

NB I neither totally condone nor condemn the red mist comments of Member Of Parliament, Catherine Cumming, to which Andrews was responding with the above quote. Cumming’s words were tasteless, open to misinterpretation and therefore poorly chosen. It was excessively robust free speech on the campaign trail. If free democracy is to prevail, human errors like this have to be accepted as part of what is going to happen. Robust freedom of speech must be defended not criminalised.

Victoria Police, the world is watching you.

Women For Freedom #14 A Christian Lady

On this day in 1861, during the American Civil War, passionate anti slavery campaigner Julia Ward Howe wrote The Battle Hymn Of The Republic. Today I take some of the words of that song, modernising a few of them, and then combine them with images of an Australian Christian woman who regularly stands up against tyranny on the streets of Melbourne.

This anonymous woman is one of the many stalwarts of Melbourne’s freedom movement.

Again and again, I have seen her bring both passionate defiance of tyranny and devotion to Her Lord Jesus Christ to the streets of Melbourne. In this image, she does not look forward to the false promises of a clearway from a Socialist Left police state. She looks to what comes to her from the past, from her faith in Jesus Christ and what He contributed to Western Heritage to give her and so many His followers so much genuine moral strength.

God Bless Her Now And Forever

Geoff Fox, November 19, American time, 2022

Police State Crits #11 Love Vs Cruelty – Women Vs Victorian Cops

Saint Elisabeth Of Thuringia gave her life in caring for the sick.

As she died, on this day, November 17, 991 years ago in 1231, she sang: “It is now the time when [Christ] rose from the grave and broke the doors of hell, and He will release me.”

Saint Elisabeth devoted herself to charity.

Last Saturday in Melbourne, I saw a pepper sprayed woman getting relief to her pain from a fellow freedom fighter.

The deep, callous cruelty on the faces of these Victoria Police men, these political tools of a corrupt government, is a damning indictment of what Australia has become.

The solution is compassion, moral and political strength and the wisdom of the best of our heritage leading genuine, human care.

This solution is truly beautiful.

Geoff Fox, 17th November, 2022, Down Under

Police State Crits #9 Victoria Police Assault Freedom Protestors.

At last Saturday’s Freedom protest in Melbourne, I believe that two police officers lost emotional control in front of passionate freedom protestors and assaulted them.

The first police officer to, in my honest opinion, assault a citizen threw a number of punches at one man until the man subdued him with a headlock.

Then another police officer, identity number 46895, started wildly pepper spraying anyone nearby.

I believe that that second police officer is the final officer in this little film of mine which I shot about ten or twenty minutes after these criminal assaults on innocent citizens and on democracy.

As you can clearly see his face is full of shame and regret when the results of the suffering caused by his criminal violence are in front of him for everyone to see.

One of the people whom I believe was assaulted with pepper spray by this man is the wonderful singer songwriter Wonni Slim.

In discussing Saturday’s events, a brilliant insight shared with me by Wonni Slim is: “The difference between a good cop and a thug is one bad command.”

I do not believe there is any command that can excuse the lack of control and thuggery on the steps of Victoria’s Parliament House by Victoria Police officer number 46895.

However there does need to be a criminal investigation into what commends were given to this man that day as well as a criminal investigation into what this police officer did.

No police officer should be above the law.

But the thuggery of Victoria Police is out of control.

No civilised nation can survive as a civilised nation if it is not civil to its own people.

Geoff Fox, 14th November, 2022, Down Under

Aussie Freedom Fighters #13 A Fractured Freedom Movement

This is a pre-election post mortem.

This shows Word Art images of good freedom fighters in Melbourne, Victoria, with whom I have been able to do small good things here this year. 2022, against a Socialist Left tyrant, but who were not able to stay united against a common enemy of freedom.

These are good people who have divided against each other in too many ways too often to unite and win.

I hope they can use all their talent and courage to form a team after this November 26 election which can work with me and many other disillusioned loners who are victims of tyranny but far too easily swept aside when our voices ARE IGNORED. I have observed this happen again and again and experienced it myself as dynamic individuals jockey against each other for positions of power in the movement but don’t stop to listen to the rest of us enough.

They are not God and are not perfect.

These (mostly) newcomers to politics are only human.

And this police state is truly frightening.

More pepper spraying, bashing and arrest by police of passionate protestors who are deeply traumatised by profound injustice happened again today on the steps of Victoria’s state parliament.

Lest We Forget.

Freedom wins, when good people unite.

Criminal-In-Chief Daniel Michael Andrews has to go.

Geoff Fox, November 12, 2022, Down Under