The Fundamentals #3 We Need Us

My three words above stress the interdependence of us all which I see in the work of artist John Lawry.

On August 18, 1914, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed American neutrality in response to war in Europe. Seeking enemies and war doesnt do any good.

On August 18, 1920, women secured the right to vote across America. Excluding half the population from democracy wasnt sustainable.

Geoff Fox, 18th August. 2020, Down Under.

The Fundamentals #2 Penjajahan

The profound historical insights embedded in the wonderful art of Melburnian John Lawry has lead me to the following thoughts.

The heavy weight of Penjajahan or Colonialism destroys the so called powers.

The post colonial world has not recovered yet from all of the evils which were done in the name of imperial power both to those colonised and to the colonising nations themselves.

Freedom works for people.

Tyranny works for tyrants.

Geoff Fox, 17th August, 2020, Terra Nullius

Literary Tujuhbelasan #8 Shelly: America

“If ya ain’t got it in ya, ya can’t blow it out. ” – Louis Armstrong, born 4th August, 1901

As Bill Clinton said in his first inauguration : “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.”

For proof, consider this prose sonnet (poeticised a bit by me) from christian conservative “Shelly” of San Diego:

When I go to the Gate, I’ll play a duet with Gabriel. Yeah, we’ll play ‘Sleepy Time Down South’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!.’ Then he can blow a couple that he’s been playing up there all the time.” – Satchmo, in the spirit of America.

posted by Geoff Fox, longing to be free, but locked down bad in Terra Nullius, 4th August, 2020

Masks And Truths #1 Let There Be Light ??!!!??

It is now mandatory to wear masks in the Highly Policed State of Victoria where 1,000 personnel from the Australian Defence Forces are assisting the police in policing the people.

What is a mask?

What is The Truth?

That’s what this series of 17 micromovies and other posts intends to explore.

Geoff Fox, 22nd July 2020, Melbourne, Victoria, Terra Nullius

Sustainable Development #15 Personal Survival

Sustainable Development can only happen for societies when individuals can survive.

This time last year I believed it was impossible for me to survive well into this year in Australia.

I was wrong.

The key reason I have survived is kindness and intellectual engagement from some very decent people: Graeme, Justin, Eddy, Jarrod, Kelly and Shelly, the above words from John Wesley describe the best of the human spirit and I see this type of goodness again and again in you.

Thanks for being my friends.

Geoff Fox, 17th July, 2020