FREEDOM from FEAR

Australia is a nation crippled by debilitating, chronic, nationwide anxiety.

Governments trash human rights on a regular basis.

I think the solution is for Australians to get better at talking with each other and to reject the Goddess of Fear.

To get better at living in The Word.

Geoff Fox, 24th February, 2022, 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

IWOTA #1 ROSA PARKS

On the 12th of January 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man.

She had the courage to fight this injustice with reason, clarity and very powerful use of the English language. A great Indigenous Woman Of The Anglosphere. (IWOTA)

She was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor and she and her example made life better for very many people.

That’s what I call living in The Word.

She inspires me as I face what seems to me, as a 64 year old white male, like an all-powerful sexist, racist, ageist modern tyranny

Geoff Fox, 4th February, 2022, Rosa Parks’ 109th birthday

The Open With An Asterisk

Geoff Fox independently added words
to the above photo by Rob Keating
under a creative commons licence.

Rafael Nadal (Rafa) is the 5th best tennis player in the world in current standings.

He has qualified for the Australian Open (AO) men’s singles final to be played tomorrow. If he wins, then he will have more grand slam tournament victories than any player in history. But that will not give him the right to be called the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT)

A Nadal victory tomorrow will always be tainted by the fact that the reigning AO champion, the best player in the world rankings and the most successful.player ever in the AO, Novak Djokovic (Nole), has had his human rights trashed and been falsely imprisoned as part of a campaign of fear being waged against people by governments and other authorities around the world.

Sorry, Rafa.

Nole is the best.

Geoff Fox, 29th January, 2022, Down Under

PS I have publicly demanded an investigation by Victoria Police into the crime of false imprisonment committed against Novak. Nothing has been done to respond to my demand. I urge concerned readers of this blog to write to or call the Cheif Commissioner Shane Patton demanding an explanation for this failure to uphold the law.

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

An Open Letter to All Christian Leaders

Fellow human beings,

Christianity was once the foundation of Western life.

In the West now, Christians are under merciless, almost constant, secular attack.

The challenge I see now for Christian leaders is to regain trust from the people on whom the living future of churches depends.

I recommend two strategies for achieving this goal:

A. Stop voting for Barabbas. (i.e. Do not support those who attack you. Call them out.)

B. Get better at living in The Word. (i.e. Do better at communicating.)

I hope this helps.

So many of us need you back at your best,

sincerely,

Geoff Fox, a non Christian grandson of a Presbyterian (Uniting Church) and an academic theologian, December 12, 2021, Terra Nullius

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

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

The Godlike Suffering of George Cardinal Pell

On this day two years ago, falsely imprisoned by dark secular forces in what I consider the police state of Victoria, George Cardinal Pell wrote, “……. we cannot escape suffering …….”

609 years ago on this day in 1512, Michelangelo unveiled his work in the Sistine Chapel.

Lest we forget.

Let there be light.

Geoff Fox, 1 November, 2021, Terra Nullius (on All Saints Day when martyrs are remembered)