Sloboda Is Freedom

Monica is an Australian Christian of Greek Italian heritage, who cares deeply and thoughtfully about freedom.

Yesterday in Melbourne outside the Federal Court of Australia, among clean-living God-fearing Serbian people seeking justice for their mistreated national hero Novak Djokovic, I saw Monica’s confidence in her ability to stand up for freedom blossom. It was a wonderful sight.

She and I both learnt that Sloboda is the Serbian word for freedom.

Under the beloved colours of the Greek flag and holding a Serbian flag in front of her, Monica chanted the Serbian nickname of the best tennis player in the world “Nole. Nole. Nole.”

Djokovic himself is embarassed by the attention that has been focussed on him.

After suffering from the trauma of false imprisonment in a cheap hotel, he has the right to step back from the limelight to recover.

But those of us, like Monica, who care about freedom and who crave its restoration, have the right and responsibility to speak out against injustice.

Human rights matter.

Freedom matters.

Australia has to stop degrading itself with irrational acts of tyranny.

Fairness is a fair dinkum Aussie value which Australia needs to reclaim.

The world is watching.

Geoff Fox, 18th December, 2022, Down Under.

I Will Tell My Story #7 No Room At The Inn

I have created art displays in Indonesia at places important to General Douglas MacArthur, Barak Obama and Presidents Jokowi and Yudhoyono. I should be helping Australia to be better friends with Indonesia.

But for me in this country there is no room at The Inn.

We should be living with Covid and applying our minds freely to saving our world.

Instead we are crippled by a culture of fear.

We need a restoration of freedom and human rights.

Not more votes for Barabbas.

We need to live in The Word. Rationality. Discourse. Freedom of Speech. Democracy.

Who will deliver that?

Geoff Fox, 25 December, 2021, Down Under

This Is Enough – The Anzac Spirit

I am 64 years old and I was a midwife in the State Of Victoria for over a quarter of a century.

Today I witnessed one of the most inspiring things I have ever seen a woman do.

In state parliament, MP Catherine Cumming, stood to tell the story of horrible mistreatment of a kind, gentle, deeply loved, homeless man by 6 Victorian police officers.

She stated that this man “was asleep in a sleeping bag. He was forcibly dragged out of his sleeping bag by six police officers and dragged around the steps of the parliament to the side of the parliamentary precinct. Roughly handled. The footage is there. This is not on. This is not the way that you actually treat Victorians. A homeless man. A young, homeless, articulate man.”

“This is enough.” Dr Cumming insisted emphatically. “Enough of the way that you talk about these protestors, but disgusting the way you’ve treated them on these steps while we were in here debating yesterday.”

To those of us long suffering Victorians who want to see democracy protected and human rights respected, these words are wonderful.

The ten years that Catherine Cumming spent in the Army Reserve may be one of the best investments in its people that Australia has ever made.

God Bless you, Catherine.

I pray that you are given the strength to work to save Victorians from their sufferings under one of the worst governments in the Western World.

Geoff Fox, Maribyrnong, Victoria, December 2nd, 2021

My Brief Time as The Freedom Man

Last Saturday at the massive Freedom Day March in Melbourne, a woman in the crowd at Flagstaff Gardens pointed at me and said, “There’s The Freedom Man.”

I told this to one of the organisers later and he said to me that I wasn’t just The Freedom Man, I was now Australia’s William Wallace.

To day I was prevented from speaking at a much smaller but related Occupy Parliament protest and I think the reason given was that I talk too much about God.

If I cannot talk freely about God on the occupied steps of a corrupt government’s parliament, then my time in that movement is ended.

But it was an amazing experience.

I was able to lead thousands of people in chanting: “Freedom!”

I was able to press for police investigation of crimes committed by government against the people.

I was able to condemn what I see as the police state of Victoria on television.

I was able to appeal directly to many police officers present that it is not in their interests for a minority of police officers who had assaulted protesting citizens to appear to be above the law.

A Royal Australian Navy veteran who was disgusted with what he called government terrorism gave me his service medals because I was the first person he met who wanted them. (I was the first because I arrived hours before anyone else at a protest site where he was waiting.)

I was able to share my idea that, if God is the Word which is Logos which is rationality and discourse, then God is deeply embedded in freedom of speech and democracy.

I learnt important Djabwurrung phrases from a spiritual leader from that aboriginal nation. (My grandmother may have been one quarter Djabwurrung.)

This leader gave me the confidence to speak about Bunjil as a supreme spiritual force in Australia.

I met a profoundly wise and funny old man who saw himself as a wizard but came across to me like Moses.

I am sad that my involvement in this people power movement is over.

But, for me, expressing my faith in God freely comes first.

Geoff Fox, 22nd November, 2021, Terra Nullius

Medals Of Honor

Today Andrew X, who served as an electronics technician with the Royal Australian Navy for six years including time in the Persian Gulf, gave me his service medals and read out this very powerful peice of writing at the bottom of the front steps of the Victorian parliament in Spring St.





This is an astonishingly powerful cry from the heart. His act of trust in me makes these medals relinquished in deep deep despair into Medals of Honor.

Being accepted by him to receive his medals is one of the greatest compliments ever bestowed on me in 64 years of a culturally rich life.

I will do all I can to make his voice heard.

And to continue to strive to spread knowledge of the human rights lessons of World War Two.

Geoff Fox, 8th November 2021, Down Under

Lined Up Like Stormtroopers – Lest We Forget

Today is the 64th birthday of former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

For innovative policy and speaking truths that others wouldn’t speak, I rate him as one of the best Australian Prime Ministers since WW2 hero John Curtin.

A very recent outstanding act of service to Australia from Mr Abbott is his statement condemning police action against peaceful protestors in Melbourne. He described police as being “……. lined up like stormtroopers …….” to stop a peaceful protest by “people who are sick and tired of (lockdown) restrictions which frankly are now becoming absolutely unreasonable”.

It needed to be said. And the public have a right to know who gave the orders and authorisation for the teargas and rubber bullets used by police against citizens exercising their right to free speech.

God bless you and thank you Mr Abbott.

Please stay strong.

Geoff Fox, Melbourne, Australia, 4th November, 2021

All Souls Day – A Democratic Day

A key purpose of All Souls Day (the second of November) is to remember all those dead souls who need our rememberance. This is a very democratic contrast with the preceding All Saints Day where the focus is on more illustrious people.

George Bernard Shaw died at the age of 94 on All Souls Day in 1950 from renal failure. This was a result of injuries sustained when he fell while pruning a tree. Only two people have ever won both a Nobel Prize for literature and an Oscar. Shaw was the first. Bob Dylan was the second.

One of Shaw’s many famous peices of thought is this idea: “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

Modern western societies are now trashing very hardwon liberties out of fears which I believe constitute mass psychosis.

Lest we forget that life based on knowledge is always better than living in fear.

Geoff Fox, All Souls Day, 2021, Terra Nullius.

Daniel Andrews – How Many People Have Your Lockdowns Killed?

Daniel Michael Andrews, your government has made Melbourne the most locked down city in the world.

You act as if you do that for safety but you focus too much on Covid statistics and ignore other causes of death. I was a health professional in your state for a quarter of a century.

So I ask you: how many people have your lockdowns killed?

How many old people have died of grief in nursing homes when lockdowns have cut off their social contacts?

What has happened to the suicide rate during your 6th lockdown? Especially the teenage suicide rate.

What has happened to the breast cancer death rate ? And death rates from other cancers and other diseases?

In the UK 70,000 more people have died at home since the pandemic.

Have more people died at home during your lockdowns? How many of those deaths were preventable? Did they get adequate pain relief?

Daniel Andrews, the people have a right to know.

Geoff Fox, former midwife, October 18, 2021, Victoria

Open Letter to Karl David and All Good Cops.

Dear Karl David (President, The Police Association Victoria) and all your troubled colleagues,

today, on the 44th anniversary of Bing Crosby’s death, I invoke Gentleman Bing’s immortal spirit to ask you to listen to me and millions of others who are suffering needlessly and unfairly because of work you are, arguably, “forced” to do.

Lockdowns are killing people and trashing their human rights, their livelihoods and their societies.

You do not have to do that or assist that.

You have the right and responsibility to serve and protect.

You know that. I know that. So do many other people in their hearts if not their heads.

Please BE a force for good not for evil.

Stand up now against your own growing police states.

Please.

Geoff Fox, 14th October, 2021, Down Under.

Australia Is Not A Free Country

Cardinal George Pell conducted a mass and was thrown into jail for over 400 days under the state government of Australian Labor Party Socialist Left faction member Daniel Andrews.

The High Court Of Australia overturned the conviction of Cardinal Pell 7-0.

When I demanded an apology from police because I was appalled by what they did to Pell, they did not reply.

This is not a free country. As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, it is “off the rails”. He is right.

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has talked of “Victoria Police lined up like stormtroopers.”

When I asked politicians from this governing party to commemorate WW2, Victoria Police had me arrested and threatened with two years jail.

Australia and America should be friends and should be free.

But that dream of freedom is dead down under.

Geoff Fox, October, 2021, Terra Nullius