PHLEGMINISM

We are finishing a decade where the Plegminists have won.

They spat their bile in numbers and men were just undone.

But if you try to catch them, not a chance: the evidence is gone.

Here is a list of lowlights, assembled with the help of a farflung team:

1. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who self-identifies as a feminist, asserted that we should “believe all allegations” of sexual misconduct. So much for the Presumption Of Innocence and Beyond Reasonable Doubt. A young Prime Minister threw out millenia of jurisprudence to prove to the world that he “respects women.”

2. Sherele Moody linked fire fighters – who risk their lives for communities faced with cataclysmic destruction – to alleged rises in domestic violence: Moody claimed: “Women become extremely unsafe when, generally, the men return home from the fires and subject them to domestic violence.”

3. Australian Senator Sarah Hanson Young angrily dismissed Senator David Leyonhjelm, her quiete-voiced anti big government libertarian critic of middle class welfare as “a middle aged white guy.” SHE also sued HIM for attacking her reputation.

4. When I patriotically wanted to plant memorial trees and share some art, the police arrested me and dragged me through hell. To protect an unaccountable woman elected to government from doing her job.

Queensland’s Stop Gender War activist who identifies as Knot Aman writes this about Feminism’s last ten years:

“The last decade has seen a corruption of the feminist movement by the hateful and violent ……… those who seek raw power for its own ends by any means necessary.

The much needed and highly legitimate fight to draw attention to family abuse has been undermined by the manipulation of statistics, the funding of research with an agenda controlled by women, the embracing of false allegations in pursuit of control, the elimination of perjury as a crime in family violence settings and the (misandrist) rhetoric behind the term “violence against women and ‘their’ children”.

……….. the real agenda is not a fair and equal distribution of power in gender politics, but rather a lust to overcome any objection to women getting whatever they want.

Many aware women who call themselves feminists are now starting to question the hate and violence being done in their name.”

Lest We Forget the profound decency of men.

Geoff Fox, December 31, 2019, Terra Nullius.

PS: I first came to the word Plegminism by my own imagination but acknowledge prior publication on the blog: https://phlegminism.weebly.com/pieces

In Memoriam: SAM FOXVOG

Tim Goldich of Chicago remembers his young friend Sam Foxvog, who recently died in a car accident on the way home for Xmas.

“Sam was lovable. He had a sweetness to him. People liked him and you felt like you wanted to protect him, or perhaps, you wanted to protect his innocence.

When driving at night, Sam would pick a spot on the ground, or somewhere under an overpass, and just crash for the night. He certainly wasn’t at all dependent upon creature comforts!

On the 23rd of December (NB the depths of winter in Maryland where the average December overnight temperature is 27.3 degrees Fahrenheit – minus 2.6 degrees Celsius) Sam wrote on facebook of sleeping …. “In the hedgeline by the highway outside my car. I woke up at 8:40 am or so ……. So peaceful.”

He didn’t always make sense; he could talk on and on nonstop without being all that coherent. But when he wrote his thoughts down, he nailed everything with clarity and insight.

But when he’d laugh, I HAD to laugh too. I could not help but laugh, even though I had no idea what we were laughing about, because his laugh was so infectious, so guileless.”

Deeply felt words from Tim Goldich.

Lest we forget: what we all need.

Published by Geoff Fox, 30 December, 2019.

MEN SEEK BALANCE

Jesus Christ said “….. the truth will set you free.”

Jesus was not the only very talented man born on Christmas Day.

Isaac Newton, born on Christmas Day in 1642, said ” What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.” A circumspect genius.

Charlie Chaplin died on Xmas Day, 1977. He once said, “Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

In his first movie as a director Chaplin showed sympathy for the life of a deserted single mother and, through his clown persona, showed the glory of fathering which comes from the heart. I was a midwife for 31 years and, for me, The Kid is easily one of the greatest movies ever made.

Jesus was born to a single mother – engaged to Joseph but not yet married.

The immaculate conception didn’t need wedlock.

These three men are worth remembering on Christmas Day.

Jesus Christ: liberating honesty.

Isaac Newton: intellectual modesty from a genius.

Then the courage of a great clown and cultural icon finding true manliness in being a dad.

In the real world, men seek balance.

But, in The West, we dont always get it now.

Geoff Fox, Xmas Day, 2019, Terra Nullius

Speaking Truth To Power

 “WE MAKE THE PATH BY WALKING.”

                                    – Robert Bly, born 23rd December, 1926

Dear Mike Baird, Susan Ferrier, Rachel Slade and Mary Scoutas

I cannot accept your collective refusal to take up my offer to talk with you.

This is about more than money.

It is about civilised humanity. (I believe that being both a midwife and an Indonesianist over three decades has taught me more about truly civilised humanity than most people, especially Australian people, ever have the privilege to know.)

This is also about the fundamental right to freedom of speech – in this case the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas.

This is the right to communication which your bank’s negligence ignored in my case in the middle of the year. To your credit, you have apologised for that, but then perpetuated your failure to communicate by rejecting my offer to talk.

My father faced Japanese bullets for this and other rights in July 1945 and I will not betray that legacy.

I have wanted to celebrate freedom and our humanity with you.

You can. This is about what we allow ourselves to be and to grow into.

You cant know how to deal with me now, if you wont talk with me.

Not everyone dedicates themselves as I have to a life that springs from poetry. It doesnt lead to money but to unique skills with words. As Robert Bly wrote: “I have spent many years trying to recover a common language, one that can cross the distance between people.

Real human communication and trust are indeed more than money.

I give you a choice: you CAN talk with me.

Or you can cancel my account with you and make me homeless.

Its up to you.

Geoff Fox, 23 December, 2019, from Maribyrnong, in Victoria, a part of Terra Nullius.

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead: “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. “

It’s the difference between freedom and indoctrination.” – Tim Goldich

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I was a midwife for 31 years, but modern feminist tyranny in Maribyrnong, Victoria, has turned me into an MRA, a men’s rights activist.

So I love and celebrate the humanity of Margaret Mead who was born on this day in 1901.

Mead observed that, “There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing when we save our children, we save ourselves ………” and “………. when women disengage completely from their traditional role they become more ruthless and savage than men.”

What does this mean for women and for the rest of us when fewer women become mothers?

Lady MacBeth. And her husband. From Shakespeare. How long has this been going on?

Geoff Fox, Terra Nullius, December 16, 2019

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Human Rights Trashed in Terra Nullius.

Too many Australians dont know what it is to be human anymore. Or maybe that is not so new. The continent was once called Terra Nullius (Nobody’s Land) so that colonisers could ignore the indigenous inhabitants and claim ownership for their own nation.

Many people in Australia believe Australia has a good human rights record, but, so far, not a single one of them from the Prime Minister down has been willing to say publicly and openly for me on this blog that what happened to me was wrong: in 2016 when I wanted to celebrate human rights in Australia, my own human rights were trashed.

So I renounced my citizenship and sought asylum in Indonesia, a nation built on civilised humanity.

After two weeks of sanctuary in a tertiary level madrassah and three months in Immigration Detention, I was deported back to Australia against my will.

I might become homeless this Australian summer.

But I wont back down: I stand on and I speak up for my right to be free.

For freedom of speech.

For the integrity of representative democracy.

For the right to self-determination.

Geoff Fox, Human Rights Day, 2019, Terra Nullius

To My Bankers: Please Talk With Me

To My Bankers

Dear Mike, Susan, Rachel, Mary and Alice

As I hope you all know, I am an Australian born artist who has created art displays at places important to four heads of national governments in the fourth biggest country in the world.

As I understand it, last month your bank came close to cancelling my mortgage and that would have set me on the path to homelessness and that course of action by you is still possible this month.

As I have outlined to you, I think there are better things you can do.

You have a choice.

If you want, you can lock yourselves in to making me homeless.

Or, can you sit and talk with me?

Why have you refused to discuss my ideas?

Geoff  Fox, Pearl Harbour Day, 2019, Terra Nullius.