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 #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

Sustainable Development #9 Waltzing Matilda in Indonesian

This version of Waltzing Matilda is sung as best I can in Indonesian language. I hope a better singer will take it up. Click here for an instrumental version.

We must understand the problem of suicide to solve it and stop losing those lives. The Australian nation embraces this song about suicide in poverty. Why?

GLOSSARY

BILLABONG a small pond which used to be part of a river

BILLY a tin can for boiling water

COOLIBAH a type of outback tree

JUMBUCK a sheep

MATILDA the swag (see swagman below)

SQUATTER someone who gained possession of land by occupying it; they were rich men by the late 1800;s when the song was written.

SWAGMAN hobo, itinerant worker who carried all he owned rolled up in a swag on his back.

TUCKER food

WALTZING to travel on foot

Geoff Fox 22nd March, 2020, Terra Nullius.