Women For Freedom #15 Marylin and Becky and Ana and Dani

Today is the birthday of one of baseball’s greatest ever players, Joe DiMaggio.

Joe is also famous as the husband for nine months of Marylin Monroe. He couldn’t handle being the husband of a sex symbol; she divorced him, but, at the end of her life, he was one of her closest and truest friends. DiMaggio had half a dozen red roses delivered to Marilyn’s crypt three times a week for twenty years after her death. It is said that DiMaggio’s last words, when he died in 1999, were “I’ll finally get to see Marylin.”

Joe’s devotion to Marylin was beautiful. He loved her to the end. Its harder to know what to say about the Kennedy relationship with Marylin.

She was a stunning sex symbol. Jack was a virile married man.

In broader terms, what counts for essential sexual liberation for some is trashing of family life for others. If the fifties were too repressive and if Marylin was a part of the liberation from that repression, she was also very much a victim of the excesses of that social liberation.

Treating women as nothing more than sex objects is to completely devalue the whole of what women can be. Here is a poetic approach from me to understanding that devaluation in this context:

My poetic thoughts on Joe, Jack and Marylin.

In the 50’s and 60’s that sort of objectification mistreatment of women was perhaps less well understood than it is now. Or was perceived and understood differently. The second and third waves of feminism have changed the way these things are seen a heck of lot since Marylin died.

So today I will attempt to channel the spirit of Joe DiMaggio, who wanted to build a family with Marylin, by paying tribute to the varied talents of three wonderful, unselfish freedom fighting women I’ve met this year, two of whom are fantastic mums and all of whom have in them what it takes to be a great mother. Another thing they have in common is that they have all been very good candidates in the current Victorian state election for Australia’s Freedom Party.

First of all is Rebekah Spelman. In helping Becky to write political speeches earlier this year, I engaged with one of the most astute and moral political minds of anybody I have ever met. No one this year that I know of has done more to work for unity in the freedom movement and to actually bring diverse people together than Becky Spelman.

Another beautiful Freedom Party candidate who has won my respect this year is Anastacia Ntouni. Ana is also astonishingly good at bringing people together for freedom. Her Greek DNA makes her a wonderful asset to the preservation of whats left of democracy in Victoria and to the cause of rebuilding it.

Thirdly is a freedom fighting woman with whom I have only had brief interactions, which have shown me that she is a wonderful wife and mother.

I have never seen a more physically beautiful woman in politics that Daniella Heatherich. What is wrong with celebrating that?

Geoff Fox, 25th November, 2022, Down Under

Women For Freedom #6 Emma La Chanteuse

Today at the freedom march in Melbourne, beautiful Emma’s presence and energy sang to me and I wrote these words:

A Freedom Song For Emma?

Channelling Marilyn in the spirit of JFK.

Daniel‘s creeps imprisoned us.

Lets hit back hard today.

They had no right to shit on us.

It’s time to make HIM pay.

Geoff Fox, 11 June, 2022, Down Under

Why Is Libertarian Ingram Spencer In Jail?

Click to watch Ingram speak about freedom.

Ingram Spencer is a United Australia Party candidate in the marginal seat of Higgins in the upcoming federal election. He is a passionate libertarian.

4 days ago his Liberal opponent, the sitting member, Dr Katie Allen of the Morrison government, said he was too aggressive and that he had been “scaring everyone” at a meeting and then the Australian Federal Police became involved. Note this well: when a member of the federal government running for reelection complained about her opponent’s words, the federal police became involved.

And now Ingram Spencer is in jail charged with being aggressive and spreading Russian propaganda.

It is not 100 % clear exactly what has happened here, but Ingram Spencer’s use of the words “mean girls” and “bitchiness” appear to have been described as “toxic” and “aggressive”. He said that he faced horrible things and they said that he was horrible.

To me this looks like robust debate. Ingram’s words are words that do upset many people but many men are profoundly traumatised by the constant modern feminist descriptions of what they do as normal human beings as “toxic” and “aggressive”.

True freedom of speech can hurt sometimes.

But without it, as Ingram himself insists, all other freedoms die.

I am not scared of Ingram’s words.

But the PC crap which has seen him incarcerated terrifies me.

Ingram Spencer must go free.

Geoff Fox, for freedom, 30th April, 2022, Terra Nullius

(Ingram is reported to have retweeted a meme which says that media criticism of Putin happens because Putin has said that the New World Order is not welcome in Russia. Discussing an opinion of the Russian president about a World Order proclaimed in 1991 by America’s 41st President George H W Bush looks like legitimate political discussion to me.

I think it is a tragedy that Putin has not done as good a job of confronting the approach of the North Atlantic Treaty organisation towards Russian borders as JFK did during the Cuban missile crisis of confronting the proximity of Soviet missiles to America. But people in the West should realise that the Russian borders in question are a very long way away from the North Atlantic and trying to understand and discuss Putin’s policy in ways that differ from the mainstream is something a good candidate should be allowed to do without fear of going to jail for it. Especially in Australia which is even further from the North Atlantic than Russia is.)

JFK – Sinking For Success

The patrol torpedo boat PT-109 commanded by Lieutenant John F Kennedy sunk 78 years ago, on August 2nd 1943, after being rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri. This incident gave Kennedy lifelong back problems and a war hero status because of the bravery he showed to save his surviving crew. The disaster was also one of the foundations for his political career.

As I face the tremendous uncertainties of life in a society which is trashing the legacy of freedom from World War Two, JFK is one of the heroes whose legacy I cherish.

As he said, “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

God bless Freedom.

Geoff Fox , 2nd August, 2021, Down Under

Augurs Of Freedom

Americans love celebrating their tradition of freedom, especially the presidents on January 20, evry four years when the presidential inauguration takes place.

In his 1953 Inaugural Address, Dwight Eisenhower said, “We are called as a people to give testimony in the sight of the world to our faith that the future shall belong to the free.”

On January 20, 1961, JFK said “……. the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”

In 1969, on the same date, Richard Nixon said, “The essence of freedom is that each of us shares in the shaping of his own destiny.”

Australia does not have the same robust and articulate commitment to liberty.

A few days ago, I asked a bloke, who is the Australian equivalent for me of England’s Samuel Johnson and who knows a fair bit about my situation, “….. do you recognise the trashing in 2016 of my rights under articles 19 and 21 of UDHR?” (freedom of speech and the right to participate in government in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Aussie Sammy answered, “I do. You and many other citizens and non-citizens will experience such outrages but when a Court is involved, they are lawful under the law for the land that applies them – even when, as I say, the greater human right is being trashed.”

This fella was talking to me about a country he loves more than I can. He showed great personal integrity in speaking so honestly.

I cant live with this sort of “legality” where The Law and those responsible for it can destroy the foundations of democracy with impunity. In my case this was done when I was trying to celebrate democracy and freedom.

I cannot pretend to be willing to be a part of such a country.

Geoff Fox, 20th January, 2020, Terra Nullius.