WHO WE ARE: Beethooven and Whitman

Two great men died on this day, the 26th of March.

Ludwig Beethooven in 1827 and Walt Whitman in 1892.

Compare their wisdom:

Both could be elitist rebels.

Beethoven wrote: “Prince, what you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself.There are and always will be thousands of princes, but there is only one Beethoven!”

Compare this with the supremely democratic and self-transcendent self-confidence of the author of Song Of Myself:

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”

Beethooven: “I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.”

What the musician felt within himself, the poet articulated for all: “There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.”

So after Beethoven could say: “A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.”, democratic Whitman could explain: “To have great poets, there must be great audiences.”

Generous Perceptive Spirits.

The great men of our culture teach us who we are.

Geoff Fox, 26th March, 2020, Down Under

Potus 45 and Dan Patrick – Saving The Economy Matters Too

Helping someone in genuine need makes the heart feel good.

But governments cannot fill the place for love with money.

A bankrupt government wont be able to do anything for anyone.

As the 45th president of The United Sates has told America, “Our country wasn’t built to be shut down.”

A big, surviving, private economy will give more jobs, more real livelihoods, than governments can.

In this time when human beings across the world are face to face with our own mortality, a truly courageous and profoundly wise man has spoken up for the nation he loves.

I salute 69-year-old Texas Republican, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick,

for the patriotic example of rugged self reliance he displays when he says:

“Let’s get back to work, let’s get back to living, let’s be smart about it, and those of us who are 70-plus, we’ll take care of ourselves.”

Is this is a resurrection of the spirit of the The Greatest Generation?

With herd immunity, nations survive.

Sacrifice can get us there.

I love Dan Patrick.

Geoff Fox, 24th March, 2020, in a terrified world.

Germaine Greer: a Great Libertarian

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.”

I was a midwife for 3 decades but, in third wave feminism’s state of Victoria, I am now a dissident mens’ rights activist rejecting western citizenship because of the way it now oppresses men.

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.)

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead: “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. “

It’s the difference between freedom and indoctrination.” – Tim Goldich

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I was a midwife for 31 years, but modern feminist tyranny in Maribyrnong, Victoria, has turned me into an MRA, a men’s rights activist.

So I love and celebrate the humanity of Margaret Mead who was born on this day in 1901.

Mead observed that, “There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing when we save our children, we save ourselves ………” and “………. when women disengage completely from their traditional role they become more ruthless and savage than men.”

What does this mean for women and for the rest of us when fewer women become mothers?

Lady MacBeth. And her husband. From Shakespeare. How long has this been going on?

Geoff Fox, Terra Nullius, December 16, 2019

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Human Rights Trashed in Terra Nullius.

Too many Australians dont know what it is to be human anymore. Or maybe that is not so new. The continent was once called Terra Nullius (Nobody’s Land) so that colonisers could ignore the indigenous inhabitants and claim ownership for their own nation.

Many people in Australia believe Australia has a good human rights record, but, so far, not a single one of them from the Prime Minister down has been willing to say publicly and openly for me on this blog that what happened to me was wrong: in 2016 when I wanted to celebrate human rights in Australia, my own human rights were trashed.

So I renounced my citizenship and sought asylum in Indonesia, a nation built on civilised humanity.

After two weeks of sanctuary in a tertiary level madrassah and three months in Immigration Detention, I was deported back to Australia against my will.

I might become homeless this Australian summer.

But I wont back down: I stand on and I speak up for my right to be free.

For freedom of speech.

For the integrity of representative democracy.

For the right to self-determination.

Geoff Fox, Human Rights Day, 2019, Terra Nullius

Abe Lincoln: A Civil War Xmas

On the first of December 1862, with his country torn apart in Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln told America, “In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.”

On Christmas Day that year Lincoln visited soldiers in hospitals. Then the president commissioned artist Thomas Nash to create the first modern image of Santa Claus, in the cause of freedom.

What a wonderful Christmas spirit that was: visiting those wounded in a righteous cause and creating art celebrating generosity.

In the modern world, freedom is under constant threat.

Why cant we give freedom to each other anymore?

Why cant we even communicate?

Geoff Fox, Terra Nullius, December 1st, 2019

I love Pancasila

In my country of birth, Australia, love and praise of God are scorned; people are cruel to each other and think that it is normal; many Australians are patriots but patriotism does not often bring Australian people together; it more commonly gives them reasons to fight each other; the freedom of speech essential to consultative government is being eroded all the time in Australia; and social justice is absolutely impossible if you are a 62 year old white male like me.

But in Indonesia loving and praising God gives me plenty of friends.

People in Indonesia are normally kind and friendly. The civilised humanity is real.

My flesh tingles when I hear the Indonesian national anthem. It is one of the most uplifting songs I know of.

In Indonesia I have met and spoken with three presidents. In Australia, I was arrested by the police for trying to communicate with my local government.

Pancasila, strong religion and the glorious open spirit of the Indonesian people protects the human right to a decent life and to social justice better than the Australia I know where far too many people live in misery and fear.

Geoff Fox, Maribyrnong, The Police State Of Victoria, Australia

1st June, Hari Lahir Pancasila, 2019