G.O.A.T. – Novak – A Triumph Of Clean Culture

Novak Djokovic was falsely imprisoned in a cheap hotel in Melbourne last year and excluded from the Australian Open because he refused to compromise on his right to bodily autonomy.

This year he returned in triumph and won. To me this is clearly because he is culturally clean.

Owing to the generosity of a Serbian community leader, I was able to watch this glorious achievement among beautiful Serbian people who idolise their hero.

They live clean in loving families who have fun together.

What a lesson.

Geoff Fox, 29th January, 2023, Down Under

Police State Crits #14 Channeling Douglas MacArthur Now

Today is the 143rd birthday of General Douglas MacArthur.

I believe he was a quality thinker and, sometimes, a truly great wordsmith.

When he suggested that moral decline can either be countered by a a spiritual awakening or cause national disaster, he could have been talking about what I see in Australia now.

I see a loss of trust and real authority in nearly all Australian institutions because of profound dishonesty and selfishness.

The moral foundations of religions are a possible solution.

What MacArthur called “a better world ….. based on faith and understanding.”

Geoff Fox, 26th January, 2023, Down Under

St Mary Of The Cross And Martin Luther King Junior: Their Spirit Lives On In “Women. Life. Freedom.”

Today is both the 181st birthday of Australia’s only Saint, Mary McKillop, and the 94th birthday of America’s cultural hero, Martin Luther King Jr.

3 years ago today I wrote this about them here.

I see echoes of the greatness of both these figures in the “Women. Life. Freedom.” movement which is opposing murderous tyranny now.

Geoff Fox, 15th January, 2023, Down Under

Jesus Against Tyranny #1 Helena

“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God!” – Benjamin Franklin

The transformative story of Jesus’ birth to Mary and Joseph was a massive shift in human faith from a focus on venal squabbling gods to the love and power of family. Helena is a stalwart of Melbourne’s protests against the Socialist Left tyranny of the Andrews State government.

She holds the iconic image of the Mother and Child and wears a Cross with joy, passion and devotion against a government which persecutes Christians and deprives parents of basic family rights.

Tyranny cannot survive powers like this.

Geoff Fox, 16th December, 2022

Huck Finn Week – Day 2 – At Home With Trees

“THE sun was up so high when I waked that I judged it was after eight o’clock. I laid there in the grass and the cool shade thinking about things, and feeling rested and ruther comfortable and satisfied. I could see the sun out at one or two holes, but mostly it was big trees all about, and gloomy in there amongst them. There was freckled places on the ground where the light sifted down through the leaves, and the freckled places swapped about a little, showing there was a little breeze up there. A couple of squirrels set on a limb and jabbered at me very friendly. ” Huck Finn on Jackson’s Island

Geoff Fox, 6th December, 2022

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

ARMA VIRUMQUE CANO #1 PHILIP FREIER

Your Grace, Archbishop Philip Freier,

I call on you as a man to use the weapons of your voice, your standing and your integrity to reject both:

A. the demonisation of men in Victoria.

and

B. the modern persecution and ridiculing of your own profession so that your profession can survive and flourish again.

I also call on you to follow the lead of one of your very best priests and, in conjunction with The Dean, ring the bells of your cathedral nine times every day, for however many days you and The Dean want, for the nine people in Australia a day who take their own lives, 75% of whom are men. Please involve me. As a witness? As voice? As a photographer?

I offer you these four both modern and ancient Latin words, adapted from Vergil and inspired by a recent homily of yours, under a creative commons licence in an attempt at reciprocation for you own generosity in putting your own image out under a creative commons licence.

“Arma virumque se cano.” (I sing of weapons and myself as a man.)

I dont urge you “to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them” because ending these oceans of troubles for priests and men would almost certainly be beyond your capacities as an individual human being.

But it is not beyond your reach and, IMHO, certainly within your responsibilities, for you to denounce modern evils which monstrously hurt men, including me, and your own male priests in particular.

In closely observing the recent, consistently brilliant priestly work of Hugh Kempster and David Farrer, I have seen how both very different men put themselves, indeed put just about the whole of their being, right into the centre of many other people’s lives including mine, to truly live well themselves by living in The Word far more fully than most people can.

The huge challenge for you as an Archbishop is to be even better at your job than those men have been at theirs.

Your job is much bigger and therefore IMHO harder to do really well than theirs.

I am calling on you to show considerable courage.

If you do, I will support and acknowledge that courage as best I can.

If you cant even try, then the wise individual who I am lead to understand told you that you are only doing 50% of your job, might have been right. Or even a little generous.

Archbishop, can you take any of what I have raised here with you for discussion at Lambeth later this month and elsewhere into the future?

This artwork with words added by me is published under creative commons licence.

Geoff Fox, surviving but suffering from your silence and the silence of too many other men and women, 6th July, 2022, Terra Nullius

Lies In Australia Rollcall #1 Fully Welcoming Refugees At A Cathedral

Dear Archbishop Freier,

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of my favourite sacred places in Melbourne.

But there is a partisan political statement on the front of the cathedral which isn’t a fully lived truth. It offends and hurts me.

This massive poster advocates fully welcoming refugees.

Only God can fully welcome anyone anywhere.

You yourself have acknowledged to me personally that I am a refugee from Australia in Australia.

That means a lot to me.

Yesterday, a wonderful young priest, who is currently regenerating what an Anglican service can be in the cathedral, did fully welcome me at the cathedral, but the number one guy in her mostly male hierarchy advised her to stop fully welcoming a member of the public like me. And she decided to follow his advice. I was personally hurt and to deal with that I am writing this letter.

She was living and breathing what I consider the glorious metaphor of the story of Jesus. This story taught and teaches humanity that God is family and we must follow family. That is very impressive Christian discipleship.

Archbishop, perhaps it’s time for the Dean to take down the banner at the cathedral which seems to me to make a promise that you and your people cannot keep.

If that can’t be done in a hurry, can you give me half an hour of your time to look more fully at my ideas?

I’d call that living in The Word.

Do have 30 minutes to spare to live like that with me?

Geoff Fox, Mens Rights Dissident, Australia

June 29, 2022