IWOTA #1B Rosa Parks – Sharing and Shining

The true holy spirit of women is in caring for others and helping people share.

Women do this most often as mothers in families, but can also do it socially and professionally when willing and allowed.

On her 109th birthday last year, I named Rosa Parks an Indigenous Woman Of The Anglosphere (IWOTA) , because, as a native speaker of English, her words showed a great command of the language which I believe did a lot of good in the world.

Today it is Rosa’s 110th birthday. To mark the occasion, I fuse her words with images of good, beautiful females I know and like and admire. One is a real woman, Deeanna Appadu, born and raised in Mauritius, and now in Australia. The other a goblin art comic and street-dwelling superhero, Shine Of The Moon. Both are women of color. In Shine’s case the color is tawny.

I brought them together once in one of Shine’s artistic homes

Geoff Fox, 4th February, 2023, Melbourne, Australia

IMOTA #5 DONALD TRUMP

While he is quite a flawed individual in some respects, I regard POTUS 45, Donald Trump, as easily one of the best American presidents in my lifetime. (along with Ike, JFK, RMN, and The Gipper.)

One of his strengths is that the fact that he is a family man has given him some really good and truly beautiful people working at his side.

Father Donald and daughter Ivanka at work in the Oval Office with wise words from their First Lady.

On the basis of the quality of the words and insightful thought in his Inaugural Address, on this date 6 years ago, I now name President Trump as number five in my series of Indigenous Men Of The Anglosphere.

Here is a selection of ideas from that speech:

“Today’s ceremony ……. has very special meaning, because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people …….

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country …….

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people ……. 

The forgotten men and women of our country, will be forgotten no longer ……..

(Our) movement (has) a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens …….

We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny …….

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example …….

……. through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements, but always pursue solidarity ……..

There should be no fear. We are protected, and we will always be protected ……. most importantly, we will be protected by God.

……. we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. 

It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black, or brown, or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms …….

……. whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator …….”

This sort of speaking is what I call Living In The Word.

If you wish to understand why such words and ideals are very important to me personally, please read “Augurs Of Freedom”, which I wrote three years ago about thoughts on Inaugural Day from three other presidents.

Recovering from trauma and restoring true greatness can only be done with love.

Family is the key.

Geoff Fox, January 20, 2023, Down Under

Refinding Sisterhood #1 Iranian Beauties Make My Kartiniist Heart Sing

121 years ago, in the New Year of 1902, the young Javanese noblewoman and iconic women’s rights pioneer R.A. Kartini and her elder sister experienced a sisterhood revelation which was part of the foundation for Kartini’s greatness as an Indonesian national hero. Kartini described it like this:

“WHEN we were in Samarang {sic, the modern spelling is Semarang}, our eldest sister came over to see us, “Sister, sister,” was all that she said, when she
had seen me. The arms that were thrown around me trembled, and her eyes were filled with tears. We were silent; we understood each other. At last we have found our sister.

At last, after years, we have gained her understanding and respect
That gives us new courage, because at first, she was very conservative,
and was opposed violently to every innovation.”

I see the same glorious beauty in Persian women of the “Women. Life. Freedom” movement in Melbourne.

Mona and Mas, Persian friends.

Is this the fourth wave of feminism, which I predict will strive to replace the self-hatred, victimhood and misandry of third wave feminism with love and fairness for all?

Geoff Fox, New Years Day, 2023, Australia

Eureka Girls #1 Emma La Chanteuse

December the 3rd this year is the 168th anniversary of the Battle Of Eureka Stockade in 1854 on the Australian goldfields around the Victorian town of Ballarat between rebel miners fighting against an overbearing government and colonial police and military forces. According to the National Museum Of Australia website, “At least 22 diggers and six soldiers were killed.”

In a letter to the people of Victoria, the Rebels leader, Peter Lalor, wrote: “As the inhuman brutalities practised by the troops are so well known, it is unnecessary for me to repeat them. There were 34 digger casualties of which 22 died. The unusual proportion of the killed to the wounded, is owing to the butchery of the military and troopers after the surrender.”

According to Wikipedia: “The Commission of Inquiry would later find that:

“The foot police appear, as a body, to have conducted themselves with creditable temper; but assuredly, on the part of the mounted division of that force there seems to have been a needless as well as ruthless sacrifice of human life, indiscriminate of innocent or guilty, and after all resistance had disappeared with the dispersed and fleeing rioters.” “

Mark Twain wrote this about the rebellion: ” I think it may be called the finest thing in Australasian history. It was a revolution – small in size; but great politically; it was a strike for liberty, a struggle for a principle, a stand against injustice and oppression. It was (an example of) small beginnings …….. great in political results (and) epoch-making. It is another instance of a victory won by a lost battle. It adds an honorable page to history; the people know it and are proud of it. They keep (alive) the memory of the men who fell at the Eureka Stockade, and Peter Lalor has his monument.”

For me, in modern day Australia, the Saturday freedom protestors who have taken to the streets of Melbourne every week for over a year have quite a few things in common with the rebels at Eureka.

Emma La Chanteuse, pictured above at last Saturday’s protest, is a modern day rebel and freedom fighter on the streets of Melbourne.

The police violence and intimidation which is still regularly directed against citizens in modern Melbourne rarely involves the gunfire, battle and violent death seen at The Battle Of Eureka

But I believe that the loss of life from the police backed human rights violations in recent pandemic years is much higher than the death toll at Eureka.

For those of us who are fighting for truth on matters like this the struggle ahead is long, hard and terrifying.

We are not working with good government. we are fighting against evil, overbearing government.

We need postives to keep us fresh and strong.

Beautiful young Emma La Chanteuse is one such positive presence in this freedom movement for me.

Her smile makes my heart sing and picks me up out of frequent, deep despair to make me feel strong again.

Geoff Fox, Melbourne, Australia, 2nd December, 2022

Literature Against Tyranny #1 Emma La Chanteuse and William Blake

Two days ago, the freedom movement in Melbourne demonstrated passionately on election day against the Victorian State government of Daniel Michael Andrews of the Socialist Left faction of the Australian Labor Party.

Andrews won the election. Unfair and square perhaps because of media bias, but he clearly won.

However, in the realm of ideas that serve the needs of people, the best freedom fighters in Melbourne annihilate Daniel Andrews time and time again.

Today is the 265th birthday of the creative genius, poet and artist, William Blake. So, today, I combine words from Blake with the image of another wonderful creative spirit, freedom fighter Emma La Chanteuse, who lit up the streets of Melbourne with her energy, youth and totally female, totally Aussie beauty last Saturday in ways that few people can.

(Original words by William Blake, positioned in photo by Geoff Fox.)

Emma travels Australia in her car, perhaps a modern swagwoman (Please study Australia’s unofficial national anthem,Waltzing Matilda – about a 19th century swagman (itinerant) who sometimes took what he needed as he traveled the land by foot – to understand a little more about this swagwoman concept which I am suggesting describes Emma.)

At last Saturday’s Melbourne protest march, I observed Emma seeing a man wearing rings similar to her own and walking straight up up to him to find out what connected them both.

(Original words by William Blake, positioned in photo by Geoff Fox.)

This sort of willingness to connect person to person is what Australia’s freedom movement needs to do on a much bigger scale to get electoral success.

To seek unity. Comradeship. Openly. Freely.

Lest we forget what William Blake taught us about being fully human, God Bless Emma and God Bless Freedom.

Geoff Fox, 28th November, 2022, Down Under

“Love seeks not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds Heaven in Hell’s despair.” – William Blake.

Women For Freedom # 13 Anastacia Ntouni

Anastacia Ntouni is a politician who believes in freedom properly balanced with discipline in a strong compassionate social order which respects western heritage.

Civilised democracy is in her Greek DNA.

She is appalled by the way most political parties in Australia have deserted the people’s real needs.

God Bless Ana.

God Bless Freedom.

Geoff Fox, 8th November, 2022, Down Under

We Must Say NO to Daniel Michael Andrews #1 OXI

Out of the glorious democratic culture of Greece, courageous people in Victoria are rising up against the Socialist Left tyranny of Premier Daniel Michael Andrews.

In 1940, the Greek Prime Minister created the national legend of saying “Oxi” or “No” to tyrants like Mussolini. This story is now now celebrated in Greece with a holiday on October 28th every year.

Now in Melbourne, proud freedom fighting Greek democrats and many other people are standing up to say, “No” to Premier Daniel Michael Andrews.

These are not fake, synthetic career politicians telling lies to get votes.

These are people standing up for parental, human and democratic rights against a government which uses bullets, jail and police (even including one physical and sexual assault at the entrance to a cathedral) against those of us who stand up for our rights.

Who will stay the course and who will join us?

Geoff Fox, October 17, 2022, Melbourne, Down Under

Women Against Andrews #3 Anastacia and Angelique

On October 28, 1940, the Greek people stood up for freedom through their prime minister’s legendary statement: “Ohi” (“No!”) in response to the demands of Mussolini’s fascist tyranny.

Now in October 2022, proud Greek women Anastacia and Angelique unequivocally reject the increasingly totalitarian Socialist Left leadership of Daniel Michael Andrews.

Anastacia and Angelique say OHI to Andrews.

God bless the spirit of freedom which the cradle of democracy can still bring to our world.

Geoff Fox, October 15, 2022, Melbourne, Australia.

A Half-Naked Queen Victoria As A Symbol Of Political And Spiritual Progress

The 22nd of June, 209 A.D., is considered the most likely date for the martyrdom of St Alban. The miracles surrounding his execution drew some of his Roman executioners to Christianity.

In 2022, the democracy beloved of Walt Whitman is under constant threat from various ideologies inimical to any social order based on civilised humanity and the freedoms humans need.

In opposition to those trends, I offer as a symbol of what we really need, the very real female beauty of the young Queen Victoria, as depicted as a symbol of progress over a hundred years ago in a statue in Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne. This statue makes me think that those values may have done better closer to the Victorian era than they are doing now in Melbourne, Australia and most of the Western world.

Demokrasi, Ma Femme, I hope you rise again. Martyrdom as Baptism in this world.

I am a man who loves to see beautiful women and democracy and freedom.

God put those loves in me.

Praise The Lord.

Geoff Fox, 22nd June, 2022, Down Under