Geoff Fox, December 1st, 2020
In 1863 Mark Twain (born on November 30 in 1835) wrote: ” ……. we glorious Americans will occasionally astonish the God that created us when we get a fair start.”
With his ability to cut through and communicate to conservative America Donald Trump shows an irreverent ability to maintain his own free spirit which much of the world doesn’t understand.
He is Archie Bunker in the White House.
His followers love him for what he is.
How will he surprise us next?
Geoff Fox, 30 November, 2020, Down Under.
America’s innate freedom is a bright light for the world – heavenly, beaming, the lifeblood of The West.
Geoff Fox, 19th November, 2020
Some of the above colours are from the flag of the borough of Gettysburg, in Pennsylvania.
Two years ago Babe Ruth was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom.
Lest We Forget.
Geoff Fox, 16 November, 2020, Down Under
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
Sharpshooter Annie Oakley died on November 3rd 1926.
The following image is from 1922.
Destruction of the social contract leaves me unsure of my place in this world.
In an earlier age, Freemason Harry Houdini was a magician – an escape artist.
He died on October 31st, 1926.
I seek clarity in the following two thoughts from Houdini:
All leaders have to work with what their followers believe.
Geoff Fox, 31st October, 2020, Down Under
John Adams, founding father and second president of the United States was born on October 30, 1735.
Geoff Fox, Down Under, 30th October, 2020
Teddy Roosevelt, America’s 26th president, was born on this day in 1858.
Geoff Fox, 27th October, 2020