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

Aussie Freedom Fighter #3 INGRAM SPENCER

Ingram Spencer says, “Freedom of Speech is not just another one of our freedoms.

It is The Freedom that all of our freedoms come from.”

He is so right.

A resurrection devoutly to be wished.

Geoff Fox, 14th April, (Maundy Thursday) 2022, Australia

The Pell Case#1 Craig Kelly Speaks

United Australia Party leader Craig Kelly in Melbourne speaking about the legal case of Cardinal George Pell.

Yesterday, at a barbecue in inner suburban Melbourne, I expressed my concern to Mr Craig Kelly, the national leader of the United Australia political party about the implications for Australia of the treatment of Cardinal George Pell.

Almost immediately, Mr Kelly took the time, when about a hundred other people were waiting to greet him, to give me this response.

I commend him for speaking up honestly for justice for all when so many other leaders are silent on this issue.

Geoff Fox, 9th April, 2022, Australia

Is Scott Morrison The Comeback King?

A federal election is due in Australia in mid May.

According to Wikipedia, in the polls, the “progressive” Australian Labor Party (ALP) currently leads the more conservative Morrison government by ten percentage points in the two party preferred vote.

Victory looks assured for ALP leader Anthony Albanese.

But, in 2019, the conservative leader Scott Morrison looked sure to lose the Federal election, but he won on United Australia Party preferences in Queensland.

It wasn’t the only great comeback in ScoMo’s career. After having his contract as managing director at Tourism Australia terminated in 2006, he entered politics and became Prime Minister.

Australia faces massive problems.

Out of control, insitutionalised PC correctness has lead to

A. Ridiculous human rights violations and even deaths in the name of public health.

B. Persecution of religious people for practising their faiths.

C. Persecution of men like me for being patriotic men and, in my case, for wanting to commemorate WW2.

Now, China has a “controversial new security deal”* with the Solomon Islands, one of Australia’s six closest neighbours.

Is Anthony Albanese from the ALP’s socialist left faction the right man to lead the culturally predominantly western but geographically eastern nation of Australia now?

My hopes and prayers are that ScoMo can win for himself the title of The Comeback King.

Geoff Fox, 7th April, 2022, Terra Nullius

IMOTA 4 Poet/Priest R. S. Thomas

R S Thomas was an extraordinary poet.

An Anglican priest in Wales bitterly opposed to the Anglicisation of his native land.

An ardent Welsh nationalist but a great poet in English. A very unique Indigenous Man In The Anglosphere.

He wrote that “The world needs the unifying power of the imagination.” and “The nearest we approach God is as creative beings.”

He loved the endangered red kites of his native land.

When I think of R S Thomas, I think of how it feels when Bunjil soars above me in this ancient southern land.

Geoff Fox, 29th March, 2022, Down Under

(The word art “Silence Flying Free”associated with this post is published under a creative commons license by Geoff Fox and is based on a photo by Charles J Sharp of a red kite in England.)

Appreciating Good Cops #1 “An Overloaded Lady?” Or “More Than One Good But Silent Cop?”

Early on Saturday afternoon this week, as I was exercising my rights to freedom of speech, freedom of movement and freedom of association in the central city march of the weekly freedom demonstrations in Melbourne, one or more than one police officer attempted to drag me away from behind but I initially held my ground.

I wanted to continue chanting “Freedom! Freedom!” and tried to hold my megaphone up as best I could against their pressure so that I wouldn’t blast out anyone’s eardrums. I didn’t chant because I could not hold the megaphone up high enough.

I couldn’t even hold myself up and collapsed to the ground under the pressure of police hands.

I am 64 years old. They or he were/was too young and too strong.

Almost immediately a wall of protestors rushed in and helped me up and I knew I was safe.

Later on that night a witness to my collapse told me that there was one police officer with malevolence for me in his eyes but that the rest were appalled and frightened by what was happening and pulled him into line.

As far as I knew at the time I had been assaulted by police.

I took every opportunity I could for the rest of the march to tell people that I was there against this sort of police state shit.

l said that my paternal grandfather, theologian Professor A C Fox, was an early opponent in Australia of Hitler’s mistreatment of the Jewish people.

My other grandfather, the Right Reverend J R Blanchard, was a strong public supporter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights.

My father “Rick” Fox faced Japanese bullets on the beach at Balikpapan in 1945 for freedom.

Standing up and speaking up for freedom is a patrimony for me.

In mid afternoon, still very angry, I attempted to report the assault to a police officer, pictured above, who appeared to have a role in liaising with protestors. She was juggling a few things at the time including pulling up her face mask.

I was not satisfied that she had taken my complaint seriously and I became very vocally angry at her and others.

I feel the need to acknowledge that she probably or possibly did not deserve to be the butt of my anger. I am not apologetic because the only healthy thing to do with anger at the growing police state oppression in Australia is to express the anger and to denounce the oppressions.

Complaints against the police in Victoria are rarely investigated and when police here commit crimes they are not subject to the rule of law like everyone else. Their crimes are treated as professional standards matters and dealt with is secret.

Making a mistake by being rude to one police officer is better than blind conformity to the sickness of silence. (I borrow this idea from iconic poet activist Wiki Thukul of Java. His Indonesian language phrase was penyakit kebisuan.)

I do not know at all times what is in the hearts of individual police officers. Sometimes you can read it in their faces, eyes and voices. Often it is good. But sometimes it is evil.

Far too many sheep are not speaking up in Australia as freedoms disappear. Both inside and outside the police force.

Not all freedom has been destroyed. But the trends in that direction are appalling.

As my friend Rebekah Spelman says, “Freedom is everything.”

And speaking up for that is the most important thing in life for me.

Freedom!

The good cops must support that and bring the bad ones to justice.

Geoff Fox, 28th March, 2022, well and truly Down Under

Government Stupidity – Calling It Out #1 Alan Tudge

It beggars belief that someone, who tweeted something as stupid as Alan Tudge’s tweet 5 months ago today on October 22nd last year, ever served as Australia’s Education Minister.

But Alan Tudge did tweet it when he was Australia’s federal Minister for Education and Youth.

This sort of stupidity is what comes when government is too big, too corrupt and out of touch with the people.

Geoff Fox, 22nd October, 2022, Down Under