Police State Crits #14 Channeling Douglas MacArthur Now

Today is the 143rd birthday of General Douglas MacArthur.

I believe he was a quality thinker and, sometimes, a truly great wordsmith.

When he suggested that moral decline can either be countered by a a spiritual awakening or cause national disaster, he could have been talking about what I see in Australia now.

I see a loss of trust and real authority in nearly all Australian institutions because of profound dishonesty and selfishness.

The moral foundations of religions are a possible solution.

What MacArthur called “a better world ….. based on faith and understanding.”

Geoff Fox, 26th January, 2023, Down Under

Police State Crits #13 Matt – Corrupt Police Culture Must Change

In 1788, on this date, January 18, the first parts of the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay in Australia carrying convicts to set up a penal colony.

Too often now, this nation still feels like a prison, but there is hope when gutsy Aussie Freedom Fighter Matt is speaking.

A working man. A family man.

He cares deeply about the future of his country.

If his voice is heard and heeded, the future of Australia has a chance of being much better than its fear filled present.

Matt speaks fearlessly in front of a huge Melbourne police station last Saturday.

Geoff Fox, 18th January, 2023, Down Under

Police State Crits #12 A Victim Of Police Stands Up Strong

Aussie country singer, Wonni Slim, pictured above, doesn’t just stand up against the Victorian police state with his song “Roll Out The Rubber Bullets”.

He is on the front lines outside Parliament House speaking the truth as often as he can:

The young police officer, whose out of control unaccountability Wonni mentions in the above clip, has already admitted his guilt with his face:

When the bad cops get away with deliberate crimes or inexperienced cops make mistakes and commit crimes against the public, then life is harder for everyone except those who benefit from dangerous government and police overreach.

God Bless Wonni Slim.

God Bless Freedom.

Geoff Fox, 4th December, 2022, Down Under

Police State Crits #11 Love Vs Cruelty – Women Vs Victorian Cops

Saint Elisabeth Of Thuringia gave her life in caring for the sick.

As she died, on this day, November 17, 991 years ago in 1231, she sang: “It is now the time when [Christ] rose from the grave and broke the doors of hell, and He will release me.”

Saint Elisabeth devoted herself to charity.

Last Saturday in Melbourne, I saw a pepper sprayed woman getting relief to her pain from a fellow freedom fighter.

The deep, callous cruelty on the faces of these Victoria Police men, these political tools of a corrupt government, is a damning indictment of what Australia has become.

The solution is compassion, moral and political strength and the wisdom of the best of our heritage leading genuine, human care.

This solution is truly beautiful.

Geoff Fox, 17th November, 2022, Down Under

Police State Crits #9 Victoria Police Assault Freedom Protestors.

At last Saturday’s Freedom protest in Melbourne, I believe that two police officers lost emotional control in front of passionate freedom protestors and assaulted them.

The first police officer to, in my honest opinion, assault a citizen threw a number of punches at one man until the man subdued him with a headlock.

Then another police officer, identity number 46895, started wildly pepper spraying anyone nearby.

I believe that that second police officer is the final officer in this little film of mine which I shot about ten or twenty minutes after these criminal assaults on innocent citizens and on democracy.

As you can clearly see his face is full of shame and regret when the results of the suffering caused by his criminal violence are in front of him for everyone to see.

One of the people whom I believe was assaulted with pepper spray by this man is the wonderful singer songwriter Wonni Slim.

In discussing Saturday’s events, a brilliant insight shared with me by Wonni Slim is: “The difference between a good cop and a thug is one bad command.”

I do not believe there is any command that can excuse the lack of control and thuggery on the steps of Victoria’s Parliament House by Victoria Police officer number 46895.

However there does need to be a criminal investigation into what commends were given to this man that day as well as a criminal investigation into what this police officer did.

No police officer should be above the law.

But the thuggery of Victoria Police is out of control.

No civilised nation can survive as a civilised nation if it is not civil to its own people.

Geoff Fox, 14th November, 2022, Down Under

Aussie Freedom Fighters #13 A Fractured Freedom Movement

This is a pre-election post mortem.

This shows Word Art images of good freedom fighters in Melbourne, Victoria, with whom I have been able to do small good things here this year. 2022, against a Socialist Left tyrant, but who were not able to stay united against a common enemy of freedom.

These are good people who have divided against each other in too many ways too often to unite and win.

I hope they can use all their talent and courage to form a team after this November 26 election which can work with me and many other disillusioned loners who are victims of tyranny but far too easily swept aside when our voices ARE IGNORED. I have observed this happen again and again and experienced it myself as dynamic individuals jockey against each other for positions of power in the movement but don’t stop to listen to the rest of us enough.

They are not God and are not perfect.

These (mostly) newcomers to politics are only human.

And this police state is truly frightening.

More pepper spraying, bashing and arrest by police of passionate protestors who are deeply traumatised by profound injustice happened again today on the steps of Victoria’s state parliament.

Lest We Forget.

Freedom wins, when good people unite.

Criminal-In-Chief Daniel Michael Andrews has to go.

Geoff Fox, November 12, 2022, Down Under

Police State Crits #8 Unnecessary And Counter-Productive Police Involvement In Charity Work

This morning at breakfast at an historic church, I met a homeless guy, whom I will call D, with what looked like wonderful sporting memorabilia which he was seeking to sell. I told him I would like to help and to be involved as a filmmaker and/or photographer.

With his permission, I sent a text to P, a fantastic but overloaded worker at a nearby charity organisation which both helps the homeless and is well connected enough to arrange an auction to get a good price for the memorabilia. I told him that I believed this organisation would be a worthy recipient of some of the money raised if he were willing to give them a commission.

I asked P by text if she would help selling the memorabilia. Earlier in the morning I had sent P another text message pushing hard for discussion of two unresolved incidents of bullying at the organisation earlier in the year.

D and I walked to the organisation’s premises.

When we arrived, I made a follow up phone call to P, who said that she was nearby and would meet us in front of the building.

As a film maker, I told P that her involvement in an auction would help get a better price because she is beautiful. Which she is. Both the inner beauty of someone who cares deeply about others and physical female beauty.

P arrived at our meeting with two police officers in full uniform. No crime had been committed or was likely to be committed, as far as I knew, so I saw no need for their presence, but I kept quiete about that initially. (The primary role of a police force should be to deal with crime, not to oversee charity fund raising efforts among vulnerable people who might actually be put off by police involvement.)

But in a police state, the police can become involved in everything and far too often nobody ever says how ridiculous it is for police to do things like being involved in someone’s desire to help a homeless man and a charity.

I asked P if she was willing to be filmed sighting the guys memorabilia. She said she wasn’t camera ready. Assuming this mean she wasn’t wearing make-up, I asked if she’d be willing for her hand to be onscreen handling the goods and her voice offscreen. She declined. No worries. Move on.

Seeing no further role for myself in the likely exchanges that morning, I asked her to focus on D. She said she wanted to deal first with the bullying issues I had raised. I asked her to step aside as that was not a conversation I wanted to happen in public. The two police followed us as we did so. I stated my opinion to one of them that this was not a police matter.

I then found myself facing one of the police officers whom I will call B adopting the pose in the photo the reader can see of him as the feature photo of this post and below in another photo which was taken about a second or two later and is slightly different emotionally.

I get very angry when I see officers of Victoria Police force concealing their identity in public. I demanded that B tell me why he was concealing his identity and told him that he was breeching professional standards by doing so.

He than lowered his hands so his identity was visible and told me in an incredibly condescending and patronising voice something to the effect that he wanted to help me. Condescension is not police work.

This made me even angrier and I started to demand an explanation from him for his organisation’s appalling treatment of Cardinal George Pell. One intention I had underlying this change of topic was to test out B’s professed desire to help by redirecting our focus towards a real crime (the false imprisonment in Victoria for over 400 days of Cardinal George Pell) which has not yet been properly investigated by the organisation primarily responsible for doing so: Victoria Police.

I had an appointment for WW2 military heritage work with a veteran’s organization in another part of town, so I decided that I could not contribute positively anymore to helpng D and left.

I asked P to contact me ASAP to deal with things better.

I think she made a big mistake involving the police, if that is what happened, but she is a kind hearted hard working over loaded charity worker so I dont want to get too critical on that.

For all I know, Officer B might be a great bloke who could become a fantastic friend to me. But concealing his identity and talking in a condescending way were not good. I hope he apologises. If he does apologise, its case closed as far as I am concerned with respect to what he did. If he doesn’t, then concealing his identity is a clear breech of professional standards. It happens far too often. He should be held to account.

It. Is. not. Acceptable.

The really big issue here for me is over-policing in Victoria. Bad government in this state has created horrible problems for far too many people, when police are used to trash freedoms for stupid reasons.

In my non expert opinion, up to half of Victoria Police Force should be redeployed to the Australian Defence Force and retrained to help face Australia’s real security and safety problem which is the unknown future of the nation’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China.

But I don’t know everything. Being omniscient is God’s job. Not mine. Not P’s. And not B’s.

But God help us all when unnecessary police interference stops good people doing good things.

Geoff fox, 1 p.m., 31st August, 2022, Down Under

Women For Freedom #7 Brooke Brooks No Fear

The Melbourne freedom movement cannot be defeated. It might lose many battles but there are too many good, beautiful people, like Brooke, standing up against the stupidity of modern tyrannies, for those on the side of freedom to be defeated.

Eventually, mindless, inhuman government always implodes upon itself and dies.

As John Keats wrote “Beauty is truthtruth beauty,—that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

And the truth will set us free.

Geoff Fox, 13 June, 2022, Down Under