I Will Tell My Story #5 Getting Closer to God

Poet John Keats died on this day 200 years ago in 1821.

He wrote: “Intelligences are atoms of perception — they know and they see and they are pure, in short they are God.”

In this sad and mad modern world, I find God in rationality, in discourse, in short, in Logos. In throwing up ideas with friends:

I feel closer to God whenever I can share discussion of God with people who care.

Thank you, Graeme, and thank you, Amanda.

Geoff Fox, 23rd February, 2021, Down Under

The Axis Of Evil Persecuting Me

19 years ago today President George W Bush condemned what he called an “Axis Of Evil”.

I am the current victim of an axis of evil which makes me a victim while too many of the people in this vicious coalition pretend that they always believe the victim, just as long as that victim is not a 63 year old white man (as I am) persecuted by them.

I am in an emotional war with the armed forces of the police state of Victoria.

There is a power imbalance in this conflict which makes me very, very vulnerable.

As a non violent man, (a former midwife) the primary weapons I have in this war are ideas and a low level of ability to tell my enemies the lies they want to hear.

Of course this second ability is also a strategic liability in situations where the enemy makes honesty impossible. (When the Left creates such situations too often in the modern world by cancel culture, the Left make phenomena like the Trump presidency a moral necessity and political inevitability.)

I proudly believe that a lack of ability to tell polite lies is part of who I am.

I hold faith in LOGOS.

I believe that my God, the foundation of our lives, IS communication and rationality and so much more.

I do not know if I can win in my war with government in the country of my birth or if I can even make peace with these enemies.

But, if I have to, I will fight their viciousness in the most moral ways I can till the day I die.

Geoff Fox, January 29, 2021, Terra Nullius

p.s. while I write primarily here about what has happened to me because that is what I know, there are many other victims. It is an Axis. Of. Evil.

In Two Minds: Conscientious Life

This is a transcreation from the Indonesian language poem “Kebebasan”.

Poet Maman A Majd Binfas sees how freedom and the discipline of conscience are essential to living well.

The nanny states of The West take this away from people.

Geoff Fox, 30th December, 2020, Terra Nullius

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.

Independence and Modern Relationships – Annie Oakley Style

When America’s great hero Annie Oakley said, “Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.” and “Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.” she could have been reading from the modern feminist playbook.

I think she was way ahead of her time.

But Annie Oakley was no man-hater. She worked well with men all her life.

My friend Shelly of Houston seems to me to echo Annie’s spirit when she writes about getting free of a marriage destroyed by her ex-husband’s infidelity:

The American capacity for self correction constantly amazes me.

Robust freedom of speech is at the core of this strength.

I believe that, on many fronts, conservatism in America needs to reinvent itself to fulfull its essential role of preserving the best of America.

Geoff Fox, November 4, 2020, Down Under