As my life is trashed by police state crap in Melbourne, Australia, I look to certain people to seek a recovery.
The innate systemic goodness of most human beings can defeat the evil which sometimes corrupts this world.
But it takes work.
Together, we shall return.
I revere the leadership towards such ends of General Douglas MacArthur in World War Two.
He took the essential human yearnings for discipline and peace and channeled them for victories from this date in 1942 (when he was recorded making his iconic “I shall return.” promise in outback Terowie) till Japanese imperialism was decisively destroyed.
He had to get past lazy stupidities like the Brisbane Line to achieve his success.
He once said, “There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity.”
Today is the Ides Of March, the day on which Julius Caesar was assassinated 2,267 years ago. Initially the Roman people supported the assassins. In William Shakespeare’s version of the story, the immortal Friends Romans, Countrymen speech by Marc Antony turned public opinion against the plotters.
If the Brutus of that speech was an honourable man, then so is Joe Biden in his ice cream dreams.
The following is a slightly poeticised version of some libertarian thoughts of actor Charlton Heston, who played Marc Antony in the 1950 film, Julius Caesar:
“The pulsing lifeblood / of liberty’s inside us: / our cultures sacred birthright:
to think and say out loud / what is in our hearts.”
God Bless Freedom
Geoff Fox, 15th March, 2023
(The above piece of Word Art is a “Photo by Chalmers Butterfield” with words added by Geoff Fox and is published under A Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence.)
William Shatner is pictured above with Jeanne Cooper in The Intruder, a 1962 movie which was perhaps ahead of its time in its handling of racism and integration.
His wonderful both spiritual and physical capacity with the English language, first as Captain Kirk and later on, makes it easy for me to call William Shatner an Indigenous Man Of The Anglosphere (IMOTA).
Captain Kirk asked, “Whatis a man but that lofty spirit, that sense of enterprise, that devotion for something that cannot be sensed,cannot be realised, but only dreamed, the highest reality?”
And Kirk said, “Sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on.”
Later on Shatner said, “Being an icon is overrated, remember an icon can be removed by a mouse.”
Shatner also said, “I alwaysuseastuntdouble. Exceptinlovescenes. I insist ondoingthemmyself.”
We don’t need Scotty now as much as we used to, but William Shatner still lights us up.
Geoff Fox, 12th March, 2023, Down Under
William Shatner with Julie Newmar: a strong man’s hand on a beautiful woman. The way God meant things to be.
Painter Georgia O’Keeffe died on this date in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1986.
To my eyes, she was a good looking woman (see picture above) and was so good artistically at looking at the world and then using her American freedom to create something new, that she became known as The Mother Of American Modernism.
She described her emotional life in these terms: “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from a single thing that I wanted to do.”
A Georgia O’Keeffe artwork with words added by me.
Hypocrite-In-Chief, Shane Andrew Patton, a.k.a. Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, says that he wants all police guilty of misconduct out of his police force.
Is the police officer who sexually assaulted me in Swanston St, Melbourne, on 9/11 last year, after police had removed me from peaceful prayerful communion with an aboriginal man in the forecourt of St Paul’s cathedral, still a police officer?
The right hand holds up my clothes. Part of the other hand goes inside my underpants between my buttocks. I have never been more sexually degraded in my life.
All is not well in the police state of Victoria.
May the good Lord protect the people of Victoria from criminal injustice.
There is a powerful historical precedent for Tulsi Gabbard’s transition from a Bernie Sanders Democrat to being one of the fiercest critics of Joe Biden’s warmongering abroad and attacks on freedom at home.
Between the 1930’s and the 1960’s, New Deal Democrat Ronald Reagan became a small government Republican and a two term President in the 1980’s. Many conservatives believe Reagan deserves to be added to Mount Rushmore.
In 2019 former Reagan Communications Director Pat Buchanan wrote an opinion peace attacking damage to the Reagan foreign policy legacy of avoiding major war entitled “Memo To Trump: Trade Bolton For Tulsi”. Buchanan quoted Gabbard’s criticism of Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton’s policies: “This insanity must end.” Buchanan praised her criticism as something Trump himself might have said in 2016.
Now in 2023, some people suggest Gabbard could be a great running mate for The Donald in 2024.
She has recently said:
A. that the Biden Democratic Party is “now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness.”
B. that Leftist lawmakers racialise “every issue and stoke anti-white racism.”
C. “You see the final expression of cancel culture in Islamist terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda ……”
D. that it breaks her heart to see people like President Biden “so readily throwing our constitution in the trash, so readily passing policies and taking stands that violate our fundamental freedoms ……“
Perhaps few people understand as well as you do, just how hard it is for the traditional values of family, church and state to survive unchanged in this w0rld.
I fully understand that you are not a monarch who directly rules the people.
Like your mother, you are a monarch who serves the people both symbolically and in assenting to decisions of parliament which can be discussed with you.
I understand that, in the normal course of events, I should discuss problems I encounter in society with democratically elected people’s representatives before writing to you.
But my attempts to find those discussions, when my human rights were trashed by police and the courts in Melbourne, Australia in 2016, were so miserably unsuccessful that I flew to Indonesia in 2019 and renounced Australian citizenship, hoping to get a better life in Java.
I was returned to Australia from Indonesia against my will, but have never withdrawn that renunciation.
On 9/11 last year, outside St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne, I was physically and sexually assaulted by Victoria Police as a result of standing up for the human rights of an Aboriginal man. Now police are taking me to court, as if I were a criminal, despite the fact that the only independent witness said that I did nothing wrong.
Following the Augustinian idea that “Unjust law is not law at all.” and the Ghandian commitment to Satyagraha, “holding firmly to truth”, which Ghandi developed in an earlier era in your realm, I now reject the legal authority of both Victoria Police and Melbourne Magistrates Court, because of their moral failure to deliver justice.
This failure is not only true of what happened to me in 2016, it is true of what was done by them to Cardinal George Pell. From 2016 to 2019, Victoria Police trashed Pell’s rights and used Victorian courts against Pell, including Melbourne Magistrate’s Court.
The Cardinal was thrown into jail for 406 days, when what he had done, beyond reasonable doubt, was to conduct a mass.
Yesterday a Man Of God, a man who understands Christian life and political life, said to me that the treatment of Cardinal George Pell was a “modern inquisition tarted up to be something else.”
King Charles, if your realm, of both the Anglican Church and the British Commonwealth Of Nations, is to be a civil, democratic realm, where human rights are respected and not trashed, then I believe you have a crucial role, even if it is a politically symbolic role, to play now in speaking up for human rights, for democracy and for freedom.
Immoral injustice implies no rule of real law in this part of your realm.
I await your response.
Telling my story,
Geoff Fox, 23rd January, 2023, Melbourne, Australia
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.
On this date, January 16, in 1917, Admiral George Dewey died. His greatest achievement was, perhaps, to win the Battle of Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War in 1888 with one casualty on his side and 77 casualties to the enemy. The man knew how to achieve a desired result in war and minimise loss of life to the people he lead.
Far too many modern leaders in The West put their poll numbers way ahead of their peoples’ real safety.
Dewey’s personal motto was: “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
(This reminds me of wise words spoken by my friend, Freedom Fighter John Murphy, last Saturday in Melbourne: “Don’t ever stop asking questions. If you do, you’ve surrendered, without even knowing it.” )
On this date in 1919, 104 years ago, America began a national learning experience which has now been almost forgotten. On that day, the American Congress ratified the 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment banned the manufacture, sale and consumption of alcohol. Prohibition was born.
Rates of alcohol related illness declined, but this social advantage was offset by massive increases in crime and declines in government revenue from taxation. (Some small government thinkers could legitimately describe declines in taxation revenue as an advantage not a disadvantage. I would disagree with them, but not with the absolute certainty that I am right and they are wrong.)
In 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment and nationwide prohibition was at an end. Many communities continued to ban the sale of alcohol and still do.
Prohibition can work in communities which choose it, but, used as a solution imposed on one part of many people’s lives as a cure-all for deep and complex problems, it was a massive failure in America between 1920 and 1933.
The moral of the story is that freedom works. Local autonomy works. Great big virtue-signaling decisions that do not see the whole picture and which are imposed on everyone are a recipe for disaster.
Likewise, in modern times, from 2019 and well into 2022, if not beyond, the Great Barrington Declaration’s call for freedom as opposed to uniform prohibitions on normal life was initially unheeded by most governments, with rare exceptions like, at times, Donald Trump in Washington and Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas.
Australia has had no opponent of lockdown tyranny of that calibre in Government.
But, on the streets of Melbourne last Saturday, John Murphy’s words: “We are all victims in a silent war.” rang 100 percent true for me.
I do not know exactly why there is what to me is very clear evil in government over Australians and so many other western peoples now.
A brilliant anonymous lady artist who marched for freedom in Melbourne last Saturday has shown through her art on a placard that her perceptions have a great deal in common with mine.
She brilliantly condemned what she and I both see as the brainless and morally vacuous sheep who occupy far too many positions of power over people in the judiciary, bureaucracy and police force in Daniel Andrews’ Victoria.
Samuel Johnson, who died this day 238 years ago, described the process of the growth of corruption in ancient Rome like this: “…… the Commonwealth of Rome …… grew great only by the misery of the rest of mankind. The Romans, like others, as soon as they were rich, grew corrupt; and in their corruption sold the lives and freedoms of themselves and of one another.”
Is that the same as us in the rich, modern West?
I do not think that a single individual or group of individuals is a puppeteer behind Daniel Andrews.
The cord in the above photo that runs in a line to the middle of his back is a tramways power line. It carries electrical power.
What is the power that causes Andrews to be what Andrews is? To many of us, but not a majority, in Victoria, he is an unspeakably callous and evil “leader” who is singularly unfit to lead anyone.
To me, the power behind Andrews appears to be a mass psychosis sweeping The West.
An elemental force that is outside rationality.
Can the rational traditions of The West restore us to sanity?