In Two Minds: Fox on Goldich on McCoury

A Geoff Fox visual transcreation of words from Tim Goldich.

Bluegrass musician Del McCoury turns 82 years old today and is still working.

His career in music goes back to 1958.

His two sons Ronnie and Rob have been in his band for 27 years.

The above word art is a visual transcreation of Tim Goldich‘s words: “Many a feminist rejects marriage, home, family, and parenting. But, how beautiful all of those things can be. Del McCoury’s connection with his sons shows that there’s nothing more wonderful than family.”

Geoff Fox, 1st February, 2021, Down Under

The Axis Of Evil Persecuting Me

19 years ago today President George W Bush condemned what he called an “Axis Of Evil”.

I am the current victim of an axis of evil which makes me a victim while too many of the people in this vicious coalition pretend that they always believe the victim, just as long as that victim is not a 63 year old white man (as I am) persecuted by them.

I am in an emotional war with the armed forces of the police state of Victoria.

There is a power imbalance in this conflict which makes me very, very vulnerable.

As a non violent man, (a former midwife) the primary weapons I have in this war are ideas and a low level of ability to tell my enemies the lies they want to hear.

Of course this second ability is also a strategic liability in situations where the enemy makes honesty impossible. (When the Left creates such situations too often in the modern world by cancel culture, the Left make phenomena like the Trump presidency a moral necessity and political inevitability.)

I proudly believe that a lack of ability to tell polite lies is part of who I am.

I hold faith in LOGOS.

I believe that my God, the foundation of our lives, IS communication and rationality and so much more.

I do not know if I can win in my war with government in the country of my birth or if I can even make peace with these enemies.

But, if I have to, I will fight their viciousness in the most moral ways I can till the day I die.

Geoff Fox, January 29, 2021, Terra Nullius

p.s. while I write primarily here about what has happened to me because that is what I know, there are many other victims. It is an Axis. Of. Evil.

REFUGEEING

Across the western world people are disconnecting from each other and their own nations. Rome’s great poet of the natural world, Vergil, (he was more famous for his patriotic epic poetry but wanted that work burnt after his death) dealt with this theme of disconnection right across his career. “Nos patriam fugimus” (literally : “we flee our fatherland/motherland”) was the start of the third line of his first surviving poetic work.

In my case, in the twenty-first century, ridiculous contempt for my life’s work destroyed my capacity to function “normally” in the country of my birth.

A new social contract is needed.

Geoff Fox, 7th January, 2020, Down Under, a.k.a. Terra Nullius

Independence and Modern Relationships – Annie Oakley Style

When America’s great hero Annie Oakley said, “Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.” and “Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.” she could have been reading from the modern feminist playbook.

I think she was way ahead of her time.

But Annie Oakley was no man-hater. She worked well with men all her life.

My friend Shelly of Houston seems to me to echo Annie’s spirit when she writes about getting free of a marriage destroyed by her ex-husband’s infidelity:

The American capacity for self correction constantly amazes me.

Robust freedom of speech is at the core of this strength.

I believe that, on many fronts, conservatism in America needs to reinvent itself to fulfull its essential role of preserving the best of America.

Geoff Fox, November 4, 2020, Down Under