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

Sustainable Development #14 Ross McEwan – What Can We Do?

Attention: Ross McEwan, banker.

In the pandemic, no one really knows what to do.

Meanwhile, Australia does not know how to relate to countries in the region.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was born this day 67 yeats ago, has said, “There are some bored foreigners, with full stomachs, who have nothing better to do than point fingers at us…” and “No one is in the position to dictate to the Chinese people what should and should not be done.”

In so many ways, people have to try harder to understand each other to know what is happening.

But again and again people refuse to even talk with each other.

And then pretend that the refusal was “good manners” or a matter of “safety”

Sadly.

Lets start remembering history, Ross.

Lets start remembering us.

Geoff Fox June 15, 2020, Terra Nullius