IMOTA #5 DONALD TRUMP

While he is quite a flawed individual in some respects, I regard POTUS 45, Donald Trump, as easily one of the best American presidents in my lifetime. (along with Ike, JFK, RMN, and The Gipper.)

One of his strengths is that the fact that he is a family man has given him some really good and truly beautiful people working at his side.

Father Donald and daughter Ivanka at work in the Oval Office with wise words from their First Lady.

On the basis of the quality of the words and insightful thought in his Inaugural Address, on this date 6 years ago, I now name President Trump as number five in my series of Indigenous Men Of The Anglosphere.

Here is a selection of ideas from that speech:

“Today’s ceremony ……. has very special meaning, because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people …….

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country …….

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people ……. 

The forgotten men and women of our country, will be forgotten no longer ……..

(Our) movement (has) a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens …….

We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny …….

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example …….

……. through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice. The Bible tells us, how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements, but always pursue solidarity ……..

There should be no fear. We are protected, and we will always be protected ……. most importantly, we will be protected by God.

……. we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. 

It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black, or brown, or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms …….

……. whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator …….”

This sort of speaking is what I call Living In The Word.

If you wish to understand why such words and ideals are very important to me personally, please read “Augurs Of Freedom”, which I wrote three years ago about thoughts on Inaugural Day from three other presidents.

Recovering from trauma and restoring true greatness can only be done with love.

Family is the key.

Geoff Fox, January 20, 2023, Down Under

Lies In Australia Rollcall #1 Fully Welcoming Refugees At A Cathedral

Dear Archbishop Freier,

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of my favourite sacred places in Melbourne.

But there is a partisan political statement on the front of the cathedral which isn’t a fully lived truth. It offends and hurts me.

This massive poster advocates fully welcoming refugees.

Only God can fully welcome anyone anywhere.

You yourself have acknowledged to me personally that I am a refugee from Australia in Australia.

That means a lot to me.

Yesterday, a wonderful young priest, who is currently regenerating what an Anglican service can be in the cathedral, did fully welcome me at the cathedral, but the number one guy in her mostly male hierarchy advised her to stop fully welcoming a member of the public like me. And she decided to follow his advice. I was personally hurt and to deal with that I am writing this letter.

She was living and breathing what I consider the glorious metaphor of the story of Jesus. This story taught and teaches humanity that God is family and we must follow family. That is very impressive Christian discipleship.

Archbishop, perhaps it’s time for the Dean to take down the banner at the cathedral which seems to me to make a promise that you and your people cannot keep.

If that can’t be done in a hurry, can you give me half an hour of your time to look more fully at my ideas?

I’d call that living in The Word.

Do have 30 minutes to spare to live like that with me?

Geoff Fox, Mens Rights Dissident, Australia

June 29, 2022

Port Arthur Legacy: We Must Forgive Us

Unlike the apathetic population of Australia, Florida Governor Ron De Santis knows how important freedom is to Western Societies.

31 years ago today a severely disabled autistic man slaughtered 35 people at Port Arthur and, in response, Australia, under the conservative leadership of “man of steel” John Howard, made massive tightening of gun control and massive reduction in private gun ownership.

At the time, I thought Howard was magnificent in enacting that change.

But now, for me, the country of my birth is an intolerable police state.

In America in September last year, Governor De Santis, said of Australia, after Victoria Police assaulted peaceful protestors with rubber bullets (a weapon with a fatality rate of 3 percent):

“Look what’s going on in Australia right now. They’re enforcing, after a year-and-a-half, lockdowns by the military …….. In fact, I wonder why we would still have the same diplomatic relations when they’re doing that. Is Australia freer than communist China right now? I don’t know. The fact that is even a question tells you something has gone dramatically off the rails with some of this stuff.”

De Santis is now rankedin third plac by bookmakerse in the 2024 race for the White House.

There is no doubt in my mind that John Howard’s gun law reforms have made Australia a safer place with respect to killings by deranged idiots.

But now that almost all the legal guns are in the hands of the authorities, this a nation where it is much easier for those authorities to abuse peoples basic human rights and get away with it.

It wasn’t Martin Bryant we were really scared of after the Port Arthur massacre in 1996.

It was ourselves.

And that is the greatest price and value of real freedom.

It means trusting yourself and trusting our selves. When you give that trust to fallible human beings perfect safety becomes impossible. But without that trust a decent society is impossible.

We just cant legislate love, when hatred and ignorance poison peoples hearts.

The poison of hatred must get out before it kills us from the inside. Freedom of speech does that purging for us.

Living in The Word.

When that cleansing happens, freedom works.

Geoff Fox, 28th August, 2022, Terra Nullius