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.)

Women For Freedom #1 Rebekah Spelman

The Socialist Left police state of Victoria has broken my heart.

But when strong young men and women like Becky Spelman speak up for truth, justice and freedom, I start to dream of a free Australia again.

Australia’s Donald Trump has backed Becky to run for parliament in the election due in May in the seat held by the national Education Minister, Alan Tudge, whose electorate office is in the same small building as the local police station.

Go Becky! Go!

Australia needs you now.

Geoff Fox, 26th February, 2022, Down Under

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

Jeff Hoover – An Urban Question

Facing difficulties in Rome, Peter met and asked Jesus, “Quo Vadis?” – Where are you going?

In this little film clip, I play down and out Jeff Hoover asking “Quo Vadio?” – Where am I going?

In the modern world does anybody know where we are all going?

Only The Almighty Power is omniscient.

Geoff Fox, Easter Sunday, 2021, Terra Nullius

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