IWOTA #1 ROSA PARKS

On the 12th of January 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.

She had the courage to fight this injustice with reason, clarity and very powerful use of the English language. A great Indigenous Woman Of The Anglosphere. (IWOTA)

She was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor and she and her example made life better for very many people.

That’s what I call living in The Word.

She inspires me as I face what seems to me, as a 64 year old white male, like an all-powerful sexist, racist, ageist modern tyranny

Geoff Fox, 4th February, 2022, Rosa Parks’ 109th birthday

IMOTA 2 – General Douglas MacArthur

Mikhaela Ebony sings for Douglas MacArthur’s birthday

Apart from his achievements as a general and statesman, I consider Douglas MacArthur to have had considerable poetic talent.

When I was asked to design a War Memorial at Morotai’s Air Kaca, where MacArthur built his wife a bathroom, I looked at the words of Churchill, Roosevelt and Curtin first but there was almost always far too much political purpose in the things they said.

When I looked at MacArthur’s words, I found much more lasting truth.

So I consider him a great Indigenous Man Of The Anglosphere.

Geoff Fox, 26th of January (Douglas MacArthur’s birthday) 2022, Down Under

JFK – Sinking For Success

The patrol torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Lieutenant John F Kennedy sunk 78 years ago, on August 2nd 1943, after being rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri. This incident gave Kennedy lifelong back problems and a war hero status because of the bravery he showed to save his surviving crew. The disaster was also one of the foundations for his political career.

As I face the tremendous uncertainties of life in a society which is trashing the legacy of freedom from World War Two, JFK is one of the heroes whose legacy I cherish.

As he said, “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

God bless Freedom.

Geoff Fox , 2nd August, 2021, Down Under

In Two Minds: Fox on Goldich on McCoury

A Geoff Fox visual transcreation of words from Tim Goldich.

Bluegrass musician Del McCoury turns 82 years old today and is still working.

His career in music goes back to 1958.

His two sons Ronnie and Rob have been in his band for 27 years.

The above word art is a visual transcreation of Tim Goldich‘s words: “Many a feminist rejects marriage, home, family, and parenting. But, how beautiful all of those things can be. Del McCoury’s connection with his sons shows that there’s nothing more wonderful than family.”

Geoff Fox, 1st February, 2021, Down Under

From Mark Twain – Irreverence and Liberty and Donald Trump

In 1863 Mark Twain (born on November 30 in 1835) wrote: ” ……. we glorious Americans will occasionally astonish the God that created us when we get a fair start.”

With his ability to cut through and communicate to conservative America Donald Trump shows an irreverent ability to maintain his own free spirit which much of the world doesn’t understand.

He is Archie Bunker in the White House.

His followers love him for what he is.

How will he surprise us next?

Geoff Fox, 30 November, 2020, Down Under.