Government By Ignorance

Florence Nightingale – she cared.

Angie (an assumed name) is a professional woman on the front lines in the health system in Melbourne, Victoria. She cares about truth and about other people.

After her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine she started having stabbing sensations in the chest and hoped it was nothing serious. (This is a common reaction to chest pain.)

But one evening an online friend who was an experienced emergency department doctor told her “Go and get it checked out.” Angie went straight to an emergency department of a major Mellbourne public hospital.

At midnight.

About half a dozen people were in the waiting room.

Angie told the young triage nurse that she had had chest pain for a few days and believed it was because of the Pfizer vaccine. The nurse said an electrodardiogram would be performed. This is a standard test for chest pain. It is a quick and simple test to perform but often needs specialist nursing or medical eyes to interpret accurately.

Four hours later Angie had not been seen. She went back to the counter and told the same nurse behind the security screen that she had to work in the morning and was going to leave. The nurse said, “If you still aren’t feeling well, go to your GP.” (General Practitioner or Family Doctor)

Angie left, disgusted.

The ECG had not been performed.

What sort of health care is this?

The Victorian government imprisons five and a half million people in their own homes when diagnosed cases of Covid in the whole state are double figures.

But when the vaccine causes chest pain, basic testing doesn’t get done.

Back at home, Angie could not report chest pain on the government website designed to report side effects.

This. Government. Does. Not. Care.

Geoff Fox, 2 September 2021, Terra Nullius

In Two Minds: Conscientious Life

This is a transcreation from the Indonesian language poem “Kebebasan”.

Poet Maman A Majd Binfas sees how freedom and the discipline of conscience are essential to living well.

The nanny states of The West take this away from people.

Geoff Fox, 30th December, 2020, Terra Nullius

Snacking Gone Mad

Melbourne artist Eddy Burger knows my story.

This old friend of mine also knows a lot about moral and immoral forces which buffet us all.

In this drawing by Eddy (with words added by me), I see an image of how life giving purity can be vulnerable to monstrous cruelty .

I see what governments at their worst can do to individuals focussed on life and what life needs.

It doesnt have to be that way, but sadly sometimes it is.

Geoff Fox, 25th October, 2020, Terra Nullius

Building Gender Peace

Shelly of Houston has left the fantasies of The West Coast to seek truth in Houston. The heartland not the hinterland of The American Soul.

Men and women are not the same but most of their rights are the same.

The differences in rights relate mainly to pregnancy, breast feeding and giving birth where women’s capacities are so very different.

The only way to stop the minorities of misandrists and misogynists from causing misery is to build gender peace.

Geoff Fox, 24th October 2020

FAILPROOF FREEDOM

This modern world, crippled by fear, wants a failure-proof freedom.

Herbert Hoover died on the 20th October, 1964.

In 1936 he said, “There are some principles that cannot be compromised.  Either we shall have a society based upon ordered liberty and the initiative of the individual, or we shall have a planned society that means dictation, no matter what you call it or who does it.  There is no half-way ground.  They cannot be mixed.”

Nowadays we want freedom that never lets us down.

But there is no such thing.

Freedom by its very nature offers up the possibility of failure.

That is how we learn to do better.

Listening to our world, we learn to live.

Lest We Forget what we are.

Geoff Fox, Down Under, 20th October, 2020