Can The West Avoid Societal Collapse?

I fear that western human society, as we know it, is collapsing or about to collapse around the world.

I think that is the inevitable consequence economically, socially and emotionally of the rush to isolation from each other which is now considered wise.

Everyone seems to forget that in the vicinity of 97% of people who get the Covid 19 virus look like surviving.

Modern inability to face the fact of death stops too many people seeing that, overall, those are good odds.

The foundation for the current madness is the widespread death of love.

This has happened in The West because too many people have grown comfortable with hating themselves, hating their own societies and hating their innate personal capacity for truth.

In 1993 the great Australian poet, Les Murray, wrote of “self-abasement studies”.

Isn’t this an astonishing metaphor for how some idiots in The West destroy themselves and those around them?

Is it too late?

Or can the truth still set us free?

Geoff Fox, 19th November, 2020, Terra Nullius

Mr President, Please Spend Slow.

Dear President Trump,

Like you I love freedom.

In 1945, my dad served under General Douglas MacArthur for freedom and democracy.

Perhaps the proudest acheivement of my lifetime is the grassroots celebration of WW2 which I created at a national heritage waterhole in Indonesia where General MacArthur built his wife a bathroom.

One of the great lessons of World War Two is that the true defence of freedom requires enormous discipline.

No one with sense who has seen the artistic masterpeice, which is your State Of The Union speech this year, can doubt your commitment to understanding World War Two and your care for your people.

I repeat, I salute that work of art as a masterpiece.

Right now, as a person living in a nation whose future safety from totalitarianism still relies on American strength, I respectfully ask you to be very careful how quickly you make new spending promises.

In the 1940’s, nazism in Europe helped caused the collapse of British, French and Dutch colonial power in Southeast Asia.

Japanese imperialism quickly filled the power vacuum till American leadership and industry saved the free world.

All the peoples of the free world still need you to be strong, fair and generous within reason.

And solvent.

God Bless You, Mr President, and God Bless Freedom.

I pray now for trickle-down restraint.

Who wants to join me?

Geoff Fox, 18th March, 2020, Down Under

Socialist Daniel Andrews Channels Donald Trump

Let me be upfront and disclose my personal history with Daniel Andrews, premier of the Australian state of Victoria.

I met the man once.

I talked to him from the heart about breast feeding.

This is what the prefeminist era used to call a motherhood issue.

It was on the steps of the state parliament in Melbourne. He listened as I told him that I had been a midwife for a quarter of a century and that I felt really strongly about the need to improve breast feeding rates. For public health. For mums. For families. For babies.

Without any reaction at all, Daniel Andrews turned his back on me and walked away.

A few years later, his government’s state police force arrested me as a result of my memorial tree planting lobbying of an elected local government politician from Daniel Andrews’ political party.

Daniel Andrews has history with me. It is not good. I dont like him.

But it does give me great pleasure to point out that, in his response to the coronavirus pandemic, Socialist Left factionalist Andrews has quickly followed in the footsteps of master politician Donald Trump by declaring a state of emergency.

As we face this crisis, without the public health benefits of good breast feeding rates, nobody knows yet what new strategies will work best.

Perhaps the apparent British approach, lead by Boris Johnson, of welcoming the acheivement of herd immunity, would give better longterm protection, if a much more virulent, more deadly strain of this virus emerges later.

Who really knows?

Only God is omniscient.

The Daniel Andrews I have met knows nothing of public health.

And didnt even care.

Geoff Fox, 17th March, 2020, Down Under

The Social Contract Is Broken

Rights and Responsibilities do not exist in a vacuum.

They live in harmony.

This can be called a Social Contract.

When societies cease recognising rights and responsibilities, those roles and entitlements die.

In Terra Nullius (a.k.a. Australia), the Social Contract is dead. Some contrarians might ask, “When was it ever alive?”

I do not know if I can survive in the police state femocracy in which i find myself.

People do not realise how bad things are.

How much humanity in the West is being destroyed by heartless inhumanity.

Today and yesterday I started begging on the streets.

God bless those who gave.

Geoff Fox, 12th February, 2020, Terra Nullius

I Like Ike And Donald Trump

Nobody should be fooled by President Trump’s blowhard style of political campaigning.

POTUS is firmly in the tradition of great Republican peace makers in the White House.

Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and saved the Union.

Dwight D. Eisenhower inherited a mess in Korea from Harry Truman but he acheived what has been a lasting peace.

Richard Nixon, a man of the Quaker faith which is profoundly committed to the pursuit of peace, started talking with his communist adversaries.

Ronald Reagan achieved genuine reductions in weapons of mass destruction and, using peaceful methods, the Gipper won The Cold War.

Donald Trump has chosen dialogue with the leader of the worlds’s newest nuclear power, while others try to score political points about this by practicing the demonisation which is second nature to far too many modern progressives in The West.

I believe this current POTUS has shown a better balance of restraint and strength in The Middle East than any American President since George H. W. Bush.

In the little movie above, I have endeavored artistically to create a seamless transition between the thoughts of Eisenhower in his astonishing farewell address and the thoughts of Candidate Trump in 2016, because:

I like Ike.

And Donald Trump.

Geoff Fox, 4th March, Melbourne, Down Under

My Life At Douglas MacArthur’s Waterhole

I shot this little film at the waterhole in Morotai in Indonesia where General Douglas MacArthur built his wife a bathroom in World War Two. My dad camped in Morotai for three weeks in June, 1945. An image of my dad in uniform with his brother and younger sister has been at the heart of a grassroots art display I created there.

In this film I try to show what it felt like for me to have spent twenty-five years developing the abilities to create a philosophical military heritage art display in this place and plant memorial trees there with officers from the Indonesian armed services and then to have my spirit crushed when arrested by the police in Maribyrnong, Australia when I wanted to replicate those activities in my own neighbourhood.

The police arrested me to allegedly protect a female politician from the horrible danger of listening to my ideas.

Modern femocracy has gone too far and ruined too many mens lives.

Lest We Forget.:

Who. We. Are.

Geoff Fox, 1st March, 2020, Terra Nullius

An Aussie Engineer in Morotai

This is footage of a work of art in my amateur art display in Morotai.

According to the indigenous land-owner, my father’s soul found peace in that grassroots place with its human soul.

For all its shortcomings, this art display, along with my other Indonesian art displays, has probably been the crowning achievement of what was my life as an Austral-Indonesian Word Artist.

When I tried to share this in what is now for me the police state of Victoria, I was stripped of my civic, human, and democratic rights. Such is life for far too many men in modern Australia and right across the Western World. We are far too often not allowed to have the life we should have anymore.

I had a life in accordance with those principles as a midwife for over a quarter of a century.

I am now too hurt and ashamed of that country to pretend to want to be an Australian anymore.

Geoff Fox, 19th February, 2020, Terra nullius

Conservatives – The Future’s Best Conservationists.

For a long time the progressive side of western politics has largely owned the issues relating to the environment. (Apologies to Margaret Thatcher and Arnold Schwarzenegger.)

I predict that conservatives will become the best conservationists because conservatives care about conserving what is good.

Conservatives are often better at being humble about their responsibilities to the created world gifted to us (as I believe) through the evolutionary process from A God worshipped by most of the world’s people. As I wrote for the concluding words spoken at an international Islamic  environmentalist conference in Bogor, Indonesia, about a decade ago: “God is green.”

How can progressive thinking which so often ridicules faith in God connect with the whole world on issues vital to the whole world.

Progressives are their own gods. They seem to think they themselves are omnisicient. In the real world, intellectual humility works better. This requires a balance of respect for past, present and future not trendy self-absorption.

Progressives cannot stop themselves from making the world worse by trying to change things which don’t need changing. Look at the way the Presumption of Innocence and the principle of Beyond Reasonable Doubt in Australia have gone out the door in Victoria’s shameful persecution of Cardinal George Pell.

Pell’s persecution was initiated by the same police who trashed my rights in the same court system where Pell suffered. The progressive side of Australian politics produced my sufferings at the hands of police when I wanted to combine environmental tree planting with memorial tree planting on vacant defence department land in my own neighbourhood. Interviewing me to hear my side of the story before locking in court action was never considered by them.

Progressives aren’t happy unless they are changing something, anything. This can mean they then toss out what is good from the past and feel that just because things have changed things will be better. They don’t always assess whether the change is needed. Consequently the heavy lifting on what really does need to change is frequently done by conservatives.

Does anyone who knows how America and the Democratic Party were tearing themselves apart in 1968, seriously think that Lyndon Johnson created a great society? But who can deny that it was Richard Nixon who gave America an Environmental Protection Agency?

In Australia, the White Australia policy was dismantled, Aboriginal people were first formally recognised as Australians and gay marriage became law under conservative governments.

This happened because conservatives can be better at freedom and openness and respect which are preconditions for the consensus essential for change.

Human fallibility has not ruined all of this world yet. I believe we can probably survive.

But we must find ways to come together to conserve.

In Australia right now that leadership job falls to conservative Scott Morrison not the apparatchiks of the Australian Labour Party.

The world is watching. The fires got their attention.

What will happen next?

Geoff Fox, 12 February, 2020, Melbourne