Opening Up America Again

 

Donald Trump believes in freedom and he loves America.

How will his “Opening Up America Again” announcement work?

 

Whether the Corona-virus shutdowns are right or wrong, they are a massive reduction in freedom.

They also probably constitute a massive reduction in any nation’s chances of quickly developing herd immunity to the virus.

I believe that the nations which will come out of this crisis strongest are those which develop herd immunity first.

That will take strength, courage and sacrifice.

 

I don’t believe mankind has a better weapon against this virus than our own God-given immunological systems.

IMHO

In My HUMBLE Opinion.

(I am not God. I am not omniscient. I admit this is an opinion not knowledge. But I don’t believe any mortal human being knows for sure where the right balance is between the demands of economics and “safety” here.)

 

Is the race for herd immunity the real race between America and China now?

Geoff Fox, 17th April, 2020, Australia

Gender Balanced Football

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Australia’s fledgling elite women’s football league, the AFLW, is here to stay.

Though it may move backwards, like many other things, in the monumental economic crisis nations like Australia are now inflicting on themselves, too many people want it to succeed for it to fail.

As a believer in gender equality in all things except pregnancy, giving birth, breast feeding and which toilet an individual uses, I offer the following suggestion for the future of the game: a Hybrid Version with half the players men and half the players women. 11 men and 11 women in each selected side and nine of each gender on the field at all times. My guess is that rules about tackling, bumping and other body contact could have to change.

A mixed gender competition wont happen immediately. Since women have never been as well resourced or played as often as elite and many other male footballers have, they are still playing catch-up in terms of standard of play.

But based on what I have seen this year and last, the gap is narrowing.

In the long run, would Gender-Hybrid Footy make the Great Australian Game even greater?

Geoff Fox, 15th April, 2020, Down Under

“….. America On A Ventilator.” – Pat Buchanan

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I am a poet, a Word Artist.

I consider Patrick J Buchanan the world’s greatest living writer.

I offer this brilliant metaphor alone as proof: “To save Americans from contracting a virus that may kill 1-3% of those infected, we have put America on a ventilator.”

What will we lose and what can we save?

Shutdowns are man’s way to fight a disease.

Herd Immunity is God’s way.

God Bless American Freedom.

And save us from us.

 

Geoff Fox, Down Under, 14 April, 2020

Happy Birthday, Tulsi Gabbard. Peace.

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Happy Birthday Tulsi.

Late on America’s Easter Sunday, I say that I miss your candidacy.

It should have been a resurrection for your party.

You gave the Democrats what my political heroes Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul gave and give the Republicans: uncompromising modern anti-war integrity.

But only a tiny number of Democrat primary voters embraced your presidential bid.

Why has the party of Bobby and Jack Kennedy become a party for Hawks?

I wish you well, Tulsi.

Peace.

Geoff Fox , Down Under, Easter Sunday,, 2 p.m. Hawaian time.

“OPENING OUR COUNTRY” – CERTAIN DEATH OR THE PATH TO RESURRECTION?

The Truth

God Bless Donald Trump.

This pandemic is the great test of his leadership and he knows it.

He is stating facts that other leaders do not have the courage to articulate.

Staying at home causes death too.”

“We’ve got to get our country healed.”

Our country wasn’t built to be shut down.”

POTUS 45 has an incredibly difficult job and monumentally hard decisions to make.

Will Western economies survive the wait for a vaccine?

Will the countries which achieve herd immunity first, at the cost of many deaths, be the strongest countries in the world?

Only God knows for certain what is best.

Human beings just do the best we can.

We are not perfect but there are simple facts we cannot ignore:

Death is part of life.

And death precedes any resurrection.

Geoff Fox, Easter Sund.ay, 2020, Down Under

People Must Accept Death. Is This Good Friday’s Great Lesson For The World Today?

All around the western world, the established way of living is threatened with collapse.

Such a collapse would not be directly caused by this virus which kills many mostly elderly people. (As we know the virus now.)

Social collapse is threatening us because of the human reaction of fear to that virus.

Human fear of death, especially agonizing death.

Unable to breathe. Like Jesus on the cross.

This understandable human fear has lead people en masse to act as if, by stopping working, they can stop the virus.

They cant. Not based on what we know now.

Viruses are part of life. We live with them. And sometimes die from them.

If people cannot accept a level of death which creates herd immunity, then the only method available to current human health care to stop a virus like this is an effective vaccine widely available. That usually takes years.

What would Jesus do?

I dont know.

What did Jesus do when faced with the prospect of death?

He accepted it.

At The Last Supper, no attempt was made by twelve people to detain Judas and prevent the betrayal which Jesus knew was coming. Jesus accepted his fate. He told Judas to do what Judas was meant to do.

Jesus carried his own Cross in agony with failing strength for as long as he could. He accepted his fate.

He accepted death.

How many people now show the courage and integrity of Republican Dan Patrick in Texas?

As a 62 year old man for whom contracting Corona-virus would mean a 3% risk of death, based on what we know now, I say this:

I want to work.

I want more people to return to work.

I fear that the western way of life cannot afford or survive months and months of so many people not working.

Governments cant afford the economic support people want under a harsh regime of so-called “social distancing”. (It is not social. It is anti-social.)

Economic collapse of The West means collapse of societies based, historically, on the values Jesus died for.

That is too big a risk to take.

Too high a price to pay.

Death is a part of our God-given life.

True passion for life demands that people learn from the passion of death.

It wasn’t easy for Jesus and it wont be easy for us.

Sometimes choosing life means choosing death.

Geoff Fox, Good Friday, 2020

 

 

Cardinal Pell Was Crucified – Premier Andrews MUST Resign

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I make this statement as the proud grandson of two distinguished Christian theologians, Professor Arthur Clampett Fox and senior Presbyterian leader, Rev Julian Ralph Blanchard, who finished life in the Uniting Church.

I make this statement because I know how badly justice and western traditions have been trashed in Daniel Andrews’ Victoria.

I make this statement as a poet proud of the power of metaphor in the English language which I love.

Cardinal George Pell was crucified.

Socialist Left misleader Daniel Andrews MUST resign.

Geoff Fox, 8th April, 2020, The Police State Of Maribyrnong

PLEASE STAY FREE

In almost all fields of human endeavour important in my life, freedom and discipline are inseparable partners for success.

Without freedom, both creativity and the ability to assess the truth are dead.

Without discipline, there is none of the strength and perseverance needed to protect freedom and develop its benefits.

So while this world is rushing to say “Please Stay Safe”,

I feel impelled to add, “Please Stay Free.

So we can stay strong.”

Geoff Fox, 6th April, 2020, Terra Nullius

The Marshall Plan

“The only thing new on this earth is the history you don’t know.” – Harry Truman

The Marshall Plan is famous as an act of extraordinary generosity from America which restored prosperity to a war ravaged Europe.

It was signed into law by President Truman on the 3rd of April 1948.

The plan was conceived and put in place after the damage was done and the situation had been fully assessed.

It worked.

Now we see people in a health crisis calling it a war and spending enormous sums of money to prevent as yet unknown damage and simultaneously ceasing the economic activities which could generate the income to pay for what is being spent.

Does that order of doing things and that way of speaking of things make any sense?

What makes more sense to me as words for reflection by all of us now are these words of George C Marshall himself:

“The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.”

“A political problem thought of in military terms eventually becomes a military problem.”

The more I reflect on The Greatest Generation, the more I believe this modern world still has a lot to learn.

Lest We Forget

Geoff Fox, 3rd April, 2020, Down Under