Life In Australian Jail For A Libertarian Political Candidate Accused Of Communicating With A Woman

Today libertarian politician Ingram Spencer has been released from imprisonment on remand to be confined to his own home.

He described his time behind bars like this:

“I was arrested, stripped naked and kept in solitary confinement. I had my water in my cell turned off for four days: not even able to flush the toilet, brush my teeth or shower,” Spencer told (Magistrate Johanna) Metcalf.

“I was in no position to prepare for a court proceeding. It was quite unreasonable to force me into a court prior to now.” ” – The Age, May 18, 2022

I give Ingram Spencer the presumption of innocence.

He is accused of “using a carriage service to harass” whatever that means.

There are twelve other charges against him, but letting the public know, during an election campaign, what those charges are against this candidate for public office in the highest law making body in the land is not the way things work in the police state of Victoria.

Ingram Spencer is a father of three.

He is a passionate Libertarian.

He is a national political party’s endorsed candidate for political office, who has spent most of the past three weeks of his campaign in jail.

The election is on Saturday.

His name is still on the ballot paper.

His party still endorses him.

In my dealings with him, I found him to be an honest, deeply committed intellectual , a careful, cooperative and considerate man.

He must stay free.

The swamp of the Australian parliament needs men and women like this one.

Geoff Fox, 19th May, 2022, Down Under Victoria

For Ingram Spencer – We’ll Go A-Waltzing Australia With You

According to the latest news reports, freedom fighter and libertarian politician from England, Ingram Spencer, is on suicide watch in a Melbourne prison.

Australia’s unofficial national anthem, Waltzing Matilda, is a song about suicide.

I create the following imaginative new version of Waltzing Matilda both for Ingram as an honest attempt at empathy for what he is suffering and for a wonderful Christian singer, who has made my own personal distress about what I know of Ingram’s plight a little easier to bear by caring deeply about Ingram’s situation.

With thanks (but absolutely no sycophantic apologies) to Banjo Paterson.

For me the primary question that needs to be answered here and now is:

“What sort of Australia do Australians want Australia to be?”

Geoff fox, May 6, 2022, Down Under

(this post copyright Geoff Fox 2022)

Why Is Libertarian Ingram Spencer In Jail?

Click to watch Ingram speak about freedom.

Ingram Spencer is a United Australia Party candidate in the marginal seat of Higgins in the upcoming federal election. He is a passionate libertarian.

4 days ago his Liberal opponent, the sitting member, Dr Katie Allen of the Morrison government, said he was too aggressive and that he had been “scaring everyone” at a meeting and then the Australian Federal Police became involved. Note this well: when a member of the federal government running for reelection complained about her opponent’s words, the federal police became involved.

And now Ingram Spencer is in jail charged with being aggressive and spreading Russian propaganda.

It is not 100 % clear exactly what has happened here, but Ingram Spencer’s use of the words “mean girls” and “bitchiness” appear to have been described as “toxic” and “aggressive”. He said that he faced horrible things and they said that he was horrible.

To me this looks like robust debate. Ingram’s words are words that do upset many people but many men are profoundly traumatised by the constant modern feminist descriptions of what they do as normal human beings as “toxic” and “aggressive”.

True freedom of speech can hurt sometimes.

But without it, as Ingram himself insists, all other freedoms die.

I am not scared of Ingram’s words.

But the PC crap which has seen him incarcerated terrifies me.

Ingram Spencer must go free.

Geoff Fox, for freedom, 30th April, 2022, Terra Nullius

(Ingram is reported to have retweeted a meme which says that media criticism of Putin happens because Putin has said that the New World Order is not welcome in Russia. Discussing an opinion of the Russian president about a World Order proclaimed in 1991 by America’s 41st President George H W Bush looks like legitimate political discussion to me.

I think it is a tragedy that Putin has not done as good a job of confronting the approach of the North Atlantic Treaty organisation towards Russian borders as JFK did during the Cuban missile crisis of confronting the proximity of Soviet missiles to America. But people in the West should realise that the Russian borders in question are a very long way away from the North Atlantic and trying to understand and discuss Putin’s policy in ways that differ from the mainstream is something a good candidate should be allowed to do without fear of going to jail for it. Especially in Australia which is even further from the North Atlantic than Russia is.)

Port Arthur Legacy: We Must Forgive Us

Unlike the apathetic population of Australia, Florida Governor Ron De Santis knows how important freedom is to Western Societies.

31 years ago today a severely disabled autistic man slaughtered 35 people at Port Arthur and, in response, Australia, under the conservative leadership of “man of steel” John Howard, made massive tightening of gun control and massive reduction in private gun ownership.

At the time, I thought Howard was magnificent in enacting that change.

But now, for me, the country of my birth is an intolerable police state.

In America in September last year, Governor De Santis, said of Australia, after Victoria Police assaulted peaceful protestors with rubber bullets (a weapon with a fatality rate of 3 percent):

“Look what’s going on in Australia right now. They’re enforcing, after a year-and-a-half, lockdowns by the military …….. In fact, I wonder why we would still have the same diplomatic relations when they’re doing that. Is Australia freer than communist China right now? I don’t know. The fact that is even a question tells you something has gone dramatically off the rails with some of this stuff.”

De Santis is now rankedin third plac by bookmakerse in the 2024 race for the White House.

There is no doubt in my mind that John Howard’s gun law reforms have made Australia a safer place with respect to killings by deranged idiots.

But now that almost all the legal guns are in the hands of the authorities, this a nation where it is much easier for those authorities to abuse peoples basic human rights and get away with it.

It wasn’t Martin Bryant we were really scared of after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.

It was ourselves.

And that is the greatest price and value of real freedom.

It means trusting yourself and trusting our selves. When you give that trust to fallible human beings perfect safety becomes impossible. But without that trust a decent society is impossible.

We just cant legislate love, when hatred and ignorance poison peoples hearts.

The poison of hatred must get out before it kills us from the inside. Freedom of speech does that purging for us.

Living in The Word.

When that cleansing happens, freedom works.

Geoff Fox, 28th August, 2022, Terra Nullius

Cromwell, the Fallen Anzacs and Freedom: Lest We Forget The Truth

On April 25, 1599, Oliver Cromwell was born into England’s landed gentry. The great religious poet John Milton praised him as Cromwell, our chief of men, who through a cloud, ……… To peace and truth Thy glorious way has ploughed” whereas Winston Churchill condemned him as a “dictator”, writing “Upon all of us there still lies ‘the curse of Cromwell.‘ “.

Cromwell grew to become a strong ruler in difficult times. He genuinely believed in liberty, writing in 1650: “Your pretended fear lest error should step in, is like the man that would keep all the wine out of the country lest men should be drunk. It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy, to deny a man the liberty he hath by nature upon a supposition that he may abuse it.”

Seven weeks before he died he expressed great disillusionment with the realities of power, telling parliament in 1658: “I would have been glad ……. to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertook such a Government as this is.”

Lest we forget the truth.

The Truth. In all its complexity. The impossibility of living up to Utopian dreams for any mortal human.

On April 25, 1915, courageous Australian diggers began sacrificing their lives to serve the needs of the British Empire. About 62,000 died in World War One in the following years. (Over one percent of the nations population.) About 156,00 were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner. Those figures combined are over half of the 416,809 men who enlisted. They were all volunteers.

Lest we forget the truth.

All of our traditions make us who we are.

Trying to be better is a part of that.

Geoff Fox, 25th April, 2022, a refugee in Terra Nullius from my true home.

Aussie Freedom Fighter #3 INGRAM SPENCER

Ingram Spencer says, “Freedom of Speech is not just another one of our freedoms.

It is The Freedom that all of our freedoms come from.”

He is so right.

A resurrection devoutly to be wished.

Geoff Fox, 14th April, (Maundy Thursday) 2022, Australia

Appreciating Good Cops #1 “An Overloaded Lady?” Or “More Than One Good But Silent Cop?”

Early on Saturday afternoon this week, as I was exercising my rights to freedom of speech, freedom of movement and freedom of association in the central city march of the weekly freedom demonstrations in Melbourne, one or more than one police officer attempted to drag me away from behind but I initially held my ground.

I wanted to continue chanting “Freedom! Freedom!” and tried to hold my megaphone up as best I could against their pressure so that I wouldn’t blast out anyone’s eardrums. I didn’t chant because I could not hold the megaphone up high enough.

I couldn’t even hold myself up and collapsed to the ground under the pressure of police hands.

I am 64 years old. They or he were/was too young and too strong.

Almost immediately a wall of protestors rushed in and helped me up and I knew I was safe.

Later on that night a witness to my collapse told me that there was one police officer with malevolence for me in his eyes but that the rest were appalled and frightened by what was happening and pulled him into line.

As far as I knew at the time I had been assaulted by police.

I took every opportunity I could for the rest of the march to tell people that I was there against this sort of police state shit.

l said that my paternal grandfather, theologian Professor A C Fox, was an early opponent in Australia of Hitler’s mistreatment of the Jewish people.

My other grandfather, the Right Reverend J R Blanchard, was a strong public supporter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights.

My father “Rick” Fox faced Japanese bullets on the beach at Balikpapan in 1945 for freedom.

Standing up and speaking up for freedom is a patrimony for me.

In mid afternoon, still very angry, I attempted to report the assault to a police officer, pictured above, who appeared to have a role in liaising with protestors. She was juggling a few things at the time including pulling up her face mask.

I was not satisfied that she had taken my complaint seriously and I became very vocally angry at her and others.

I feel the need to acknowledge that she probably or possibly did not deserve to be the butt of my anger. I am not apologetic because the only healthy thing to do with anger at the growing police state oppression in Australia is to express the anger and to denounce the oppressions.

Complaints against the police in Victoria are rarely investigated and when police here commit crimes they are not subject to the rule of law like everyone else. Their crimes are treated as professional standards matters and dealt with is secret.

Making a mistake by being rude to one police officer is better than blind conformity to the sickness of silence. (I borrow this idea from iconic poet activist Wiki Thukul of Java. His Indonesian language phrase was penyakit kebisuan.)

I do not know at all times what is in the hearts of individual police officers. Sometimes you can read it in their faces, eyes and voices. Often it is good. But sometimes it is evil.

Far too many sheep are not speaking up in Australia as freedoms disappear. Both inside and outside the police force.

Not all freedom has been destroyed. But the trends in that direction are appalling.

As my friend Rebekah Spelman says, “Freedom is everything.”

And speaking up for that is the most important thing in life for me.

Freedom!

The good cops must support that and bring the bad ones to justice.

Geoff Fox, 28th March, 2022, well and truly Down Under

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

Police State Crits #6 Shooting People on The Streets

The culture of silence appropriate to a penal colony is still strong in Australia. But some people are not afraid to speak up.

Morgan C Jonas is an independent candidate for the Senate in the election due in May this year. He does not back away from naming the real problems threatening freedom and democracy in Australia

The shootings by police last year of people protesting inhumane lockdowns is one such issue. The rubber bullets used are lethal weapons which kill 3% of the people they hit. Victoria Police call this a public order response.

Assault with a deadly weapon is a crime. Attempted murder is a crime.

But if those things are done by Victoria Police they are swept under the carpet in so-called professional standards investigations.

They are above the laws which apply to everybody else. They are arrogant. They are put of control.

They are a political tool of the Australian Labor Party.

Gods Bless the independents taking on tyranny.

Geoff Fox, 20th March, 2022