Stuart Piggott was an English archeologist who died on September 23rd, 1996.
In his poem “Wessex Harvest” Piggott wrote:
“….. new from old treasure / is this year’s miraculous / rebirth in the harvest.
And so in all years / is nothing forgotten …..”
In my 64 years of life, these words ring true in more ways than one.
I studied classical Latin for ten years at high school and university, so a commitment to ancient knowledge has been with me for a long time.
In three decades of cross cultural involvement with the Republic Of Indonesia, I was exposed to many living ancient wisdoms. And it was in Indonesia that I came to fully understand and feel how important WW2 was in recent history.
Then negative, misandrist, profoundly damaging, pseudo-progressive reactions against my sharing of cross-cultural endeavour, showed me just how hollow idealism can be when it seeks to impose it’s will on those of us who want to build slowly on the lessons of the past.
Now, as the society I live in is destroying its own humanity with lockdowns of itself, I look to a deeply Christian Prime Minister to stand up strong against ignorant tyranny for freedom’s sake.
In his maiden speech to Australia’s federal Parliament, he stressed that Australia is “not a secular country (but) a free country.”
Mr Morrison, Australia needs you to stand by those words. It will not be easy.
But I believe it is possible for you to lead a miraculous rebirth of freedom.
Do you share that belief?
Geoff Fox, 23rd September, 2021, Maribyrnong, Victoria.