ARMA VIRUMQUE CANO #1 PHILIP FREIER

Your Grace, Archbishop Philip Freier,

I call on you as a man to use the weapons of your voice, your standing and your integrity to reject both:

A. the demonisation of men in Victoria.

and

B. the modern persecution and ridiculing of your own profession so that your profession can survive and flourish again.

I also call on you to follow the lead of one of your very best priests and, in conjunction with The Dean, ring the bells of your cathedral nine times every day, for however many days you and The Dean want, for the nine people in Australia a day who take their own lives, 75% of whom are men. Please involve me. As a witness? As voice? As a photographer?

I offer you these four both modern and ancient Latin words, adapted from Vergil and inspired by a recent homily of yours, under a creative commons licence in an attempt at reciprocation for you own generosity in putting your own image out under a creative commons licence.

“Arma virumque se cano.” (I sing of weapons and myself as a man.)

I dont urge you “to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them” because ending these oceans of troubles for priests and men would almost certainly be beyond your capacities as an individual human being.

But it is not beyond your reach and, IMHO, certainly within your responsibilities, for you to denounce modern evils which monstrously hurt men, including me, and your own male priests in particular.

In closely observing the recent, consistently brilliant priestly work of Hugh Kempster and David Farrer, I have seen how both very different men put themselves, indeed put just about the whole of their being, right into the centre of many other people’s lives including mine, to truly live well themselves by living in The Word far more fully than most people can.

The huge challenge for you as an Archbishop is to be even better at your job than those men have been at theirs.

Your job is much bigger and therefore IMHO harder to do really well than theirs.

I am calling on you to show considerable courage.

If you do, I will support and acknowledge that courage as best I can.

If you cant even try, then the wise individual who I am lead to understand told you that you are only doing 50% of your job, might have been right. Or even a little generous.

Archbishop, can you take any of what I have raised here with you for discussion at Lambeth later this month and elsewhere into the future?

This artwork with words added by me is published under creative commons licence.

Geoff Fox, surviving but suffering from your silence and the silence of too many other men and women, 6th July, 2022, Terra Nullius

Aussie Freedom Fighters #5 Jordan De Goey

Jordan De Goey, I salute you as a freedom fighter.

In your stand against relentless public persecution of athletes by the media you are practising freedom of speech. When you talk about unfair media reporting, you are right to warn that “This will end in tragedy if no one speaks up.” (Nine people die of suicide every day in Australia and 75% of them are male. It is an issue that does need to be addressed. Public bullying like what is happening to you might not be a danger to your life because you have a good support group, but not everyone is as well supported as you are.)

You have shown great courage in speaking up when many people are criticizing you for being a young adult human being.

I met you at a Christian charity dinner earlier this month. I told you how I had succeeded in making former Collingwood defender Jack Frost a symbol of freedom in Indonesia, through a photo of mine of Frosty wearing his number 45. In Indonesia this number is strongly associated with 1945, the year when fascist freedom was defeated by Australia and Australia’s allies and when Indonesia proclaimed national independence after centuries of colonialism. I urged Jack to hang on to that number and when Jack went to play for Brisbane he still wore number 45.

I told you at the dinner that, if I got the chance, I would like to help you become a great symbol of both freedom and discipline. As I recall you really liked that idea.

This previous weekend’s events in Bali, Indonesia, and the strength you have shown in speaking up against persecution convince me that I was right. The pile-on of people criticising you for being publicly exposed as a human being is a gutless mob. You are the one showing honesty and courage.

May I take photos of you in footy action in your footy gear to make that dream of mine of making you a symbol of discipline and freedom come true?

The Christian group at that dinner have tried to shut down my attempts to talk with Collingwood people like you. They might not care about the importance of free speech like I do.

If that’s the case, so be it.

I’m with you, Jordy.

Geoff Fox, 11 a.m., 20th June, 2022, Melbourne, Down Under

PS Remy Jackson (pictured below) who was in the controversial footage of De Goey has rejected the over-reaction.

For Ingram Spencer – We’ll Go A-Waltzing Australia With You

According to the latest news reports, freedom fighter and libertarian politician from England, Ingram Spencer, is on suicide watch in a Melbourne prison.

Australia’s unofficial national anthem, Waltzing Matilda, is a song about suicide.

I create the following imaginative new version of Waltzing Matilda both for Ingram as an honest attempt at empathy for what he is suffering and for a wonderful Christian singer, who has made my own personal distress about what I know of Ingram’s plight a little easier to bear by caring deeply about Ingram’s situation.

With thanks (but absolutely no sycophantic apologies) to Banjo Paterson.

For me the primary question that needs to be answered here and now is:

“What sort of Australia do Australians want Australia to be?”

Geoff fox, May 6, 2022, Down Under

(this post copyright Geoff Fox 2022)

How Many Men Does Feminism Kill?

I have suffered and survived feminist police state attacks which have left me crippled by suicidal ideation for too much of the past five years.

How many vulnerable, gentle men succumb to the shame and humiliation of feminist attack?

Is this a new phenomenon in western and other societies or have men always been oppressed by unfairness?

Geoff Fox, August 4, 2021, Terra Nullius

The Social Contract Is Broken

Rights and Responsibilities do not exist in a vacuum.

They live in harmony.

This can be called a Social Contract.

When societies cease recognising rights and responsibilities, those roles and entitlements die.

In Terra Nullius (a.k.a. Australia), the Social Contract is dead. Some contrarians might ask, “When was it ever alive?”

I do not know if I can survive in the police state femocracy in which i find myself.

People do not realise how bad things are.

How much humanity in the West is being destroyed by heartless inhumanity.

Today and yesterday I started begging on the streets.

God bless those who gave.

Geoff Fox, 12th February, 2020, Terra Nullius

For “BANJO”

“Banjo” Paterson, who wrote the words for Waltzing Matilda in 1895, died on this day in 1941 as a result of a heart attack.

Waltzing Matilda tells the story of a swagman – a poor homeless man travelling on foot carrying his possessions in a “swag” slung over his back. This itinerant bloke commits suicide to escape arrest after he was caught by the authorities with a stolen sheep on a rich man’s property.

This song is famous for being Australia’s “unofficial national anthem.”

When it was one of four songs in a plebiscite to choose the official national song, I was one of the 28% who voted for it.

“Waltzing Matilda” is probably based on an incident at Combo Waterhole.

I visited the place when I was much younger and met one of the locals who confirmed for me that I was in fact at the place where “the swaggy took his jump.”

At that time the National Safety Council had placed a sign there with detailed instructions on how to perform mouth to mouth resuscitation.

How does it come to pass that the story of a homeless man who kills himself still represents the soul of Australia for very many Australians?

Lest we forget the lives of men.

Geoff Fox, January 6th, 2020, Terra Nullius.

I WILL TELL MY STORY

I had been a midwife for 28 years.

I lobbied a politician for memorial tree plantings and to support my cross-cultural heritage artwork.

I was arrested by the police.

Bewildered, in shock, for three years, determined to tell my story one day, wanting to die the next ……. no Australian would speak up for me.

So I could not and cannot pretend to be one of them.

I cannot live if I am not heard.

Geoff Fox, Maribyrnong, Terra Nullius, 23rd January, 2020

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.

I am a man Going My Own Way – to Indonesia.

Man hating modern feminism has created the astonishing and deeply disturbing phenomenon of heterosexual men in The West rejecting women and Going Their Own Way.

I too am going my own way – to Indonesia.

I have been crippled by suicidal ideation in Australia as a result of human rights violations against me in 2016 to protect an Australian Labor Party female politician from the exercise of my democratic rights.

On the 19th of June this year on the island of Java, I have renounced my Australian citizenship.

On the 21st of June I wrote to the president of Indonesia informing him that I am stateless and would like to become an Indonesian citizen.

I have had one meeting with a very polite, efficient and helpful gentleman in an office of the Indonesian Department of Immigration. He informed me that actions I have taken in rejecting my Australian citizenship have put me at risk of five years jail or a fine of 500 million rupiah. (approximately 50,000 Australian dollars.) I dont have that $50,00o.

I give myself much more chance of surviving 5 years in jail in Indonesia than of surviving any forcible repatriation to the modern Australian misandry which has destroyed the life I had there.

I cannot survive in Australia.

I want to be Indonesian now.

Because I want to survive.

Geoff Fox, Jawa, Indonesia, July 26, 2019