These quotes from Germaine Greer, posted here on her 81st birthday, are the thoughts of a great libertarian who understands her country of birth:
“Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.”
“Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.”
“Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves; when that right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing.”
“Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.”
But Germaine Greer reminds me of what can be good in Australia.
Or as Jim Cousens says, “She’s a bonza sheila!”
Thank you, Germaine, for being the icon you have been to the cause of freedom.
Geoff Fox, 29th January, 2020, Terra Nullius. (I wish I werent here.)