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

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 #5 Idil

The Prayer “In God We Trust Ya Allah Ya Adl Ya Haq” is mine not Idil’s.

Idil, in Melbourne, condemns Chinese actions towards the Uyghur people.

For this date, two years ago, the falsely imprisoned Cardinal George Pell wrote in his Prison Journal, “We do not want our country to become a dry, weary wasteland, where there is no yearning for the Transcendent, while being mightily superstitious.”

Idil is a new face of turning to God in Australia.

Alhamdullilah!

Praise The Lord!

Geoff Fox, March 21, 2022, Terra Nullius

Women For Freedom # 4 Juanita Paterson

Juanita Paterson had lost her new job as a primary school teacher because she was unvaccinated then attended the protests of the freedom movement in Melbourne and made a new friend whose example lead her into the Christian faith.

Life is beautiful.

Juanita is now a libertarian party candidate for a seat in Federal Parliament.

Geoff Fox, 14th February, 2022, Down Under

IMOTA 3 George Cardinal Pell

George Pell is a deeply religious, sensitive, kind, broad-minded, literate, strong and moral man as proven in his wonderful prison journal. I consider him to be a superb Indigenous Man Of The Anglosphere. (IMOTA)

It is inconceivable to me that he could have committed the crime for which he was falsely imprisoned three years ago today, but, as Ned Kelly is reputed to have said, when they executed him for a probably overly robust young man’s defence of his family from police persecution “Such is life.”, in the police state of Victoria.

Pell began that day with a mass in the family home of his lawyer. He writes: “Mass as usual in the McFarlanes’ dining room, graced with images of the Duke of Wellington, W. G. Grace, and Victor Trumper, who had probably never attended daily mass before.

I chose the votive Mass of Our Lady as during the long travail I had placed myself under her protection.”

He describes the afternoon hearing in the Court of Appeal like this: “Ä good deal of the sentence discussion was surreal and Kafkaesque, as the judge listed the many reasons why the attack was implausible and then tried to conjecture my motivation. …… I almost forgot to bow to the judge on leaving the courtroom.”

The Cardinal describes his first night in prison like this: “As I was judged to be at some risk of self-harm, I was under regular observation during the night. ……. I was a bit exhausted and slept deeply until woken by the observer. ……. I am now at the quiet heart of the storm, while family, friends and wider Church have to cope with the tornado.”

How did it come to pass that the man, entrusted by conservative Pope Benedict and progressive Pope Francis to improve financial management at The Vatican, came to be treated like this in Australia?

Geoff Fox, 27th February, 2022, Melbourne, Terra Nullius

Police State Crits #2 – PLURES EX UNO

The Word.

Omnia Omnibus.

Christianity has what humankind needs right now within its reach but way out of its current capacity to grasp and hold.

The Word. Logos. Logic. Rationality. Discourse.

Omnia Omnibus. Everything for everybody.

Put the two together and the result should be democracy and freedom.

But what do I see?

A magnificent heritage which proclaims a welcome for all refugees.

(Just as long as its not someone like me alienated from the land of my birth by a police state bastardry whose rhetoric and propaganda the church supports whenever it can.)

Tries to be local ……..

(…… but then hits out in fear with the accusation of attempted murder when other persecuted peoples’ desperations for freedom upset its comfort zone.)

I could go on.

But what I seek on the whole of this website is dialogue with others.

Living in The Word.

Beneath Bunjil‘s skies.

Geoff Fox, 16th February 2002

POLICE STATE Crits #1

Today is the 80th anniversary of the first day of the World War Two battle which lead to the fall of Singapore.

Singapore fell because much larger British forces could not accurately assess either the size of the enemy or the nature of the British ruled terrain through which the enemy travelled. The British forces couldn’t even talk with each other.

They couldn’t live in The Word. So they lost.

Today my life in the police state of Victoria is in ruins like so many other lives here. That never would have happened if people in Terra Nullius could talk with each other instead of habitually denying each other the basic act of recognition as human beings.

This morning I wrote the poem below for three of them. A trinity. At the end of a service last Sunday to celebrate the 1953 coronation attended by my grandfather Ralph Blanchard and his wife Doris, I remember them in their doorway with their backs to me.

They are human beings without the time to really talk with me. Somewhat powerless. A modern and ancient police state disease. Scribes. Pharisees. Teachers. Doctors. Parents. Priests.

Dear Very Reverend Cannonless Glenn Helen Dean.

I am not scared of God.

But I am scared of evil.

In my words, I still feel free.

You seem proud or scared

or somehow locked

out of talking with me,

but in These Words

I still feel free.

Geoff Fox, 8th February, 2022, Terra Nullius

IMOTA 1 – John Wycliffe Kicking Against Pricks

John Wycliffe died on December 31, 1384.

Theologian Wycliffe was a pioneering Indigenous Man Of The Anglosphere. (IMOTA.)

He created the first complete English language translation of the Bible because he believed all his people needed to be able to read it in their own language.

He was a hero but treated as a heretic in life and even after his death.

Sometimes some people make living in The Word very, very hard.

Geoff Fox, December 31, 2021, Terra Nullius