Edward Snowden: A Global Conversation on the Balance between Civil Liberties and Mass Intelligence Gathering

I found this interview of Edward Snowden organised by the University of Chicago, USA interesting.  I observed how the interviewer interpreted what he was saying, what questions arose in the questioners mind, how Edward responded and modelled democratic discourse. He is both articulate and respectful in his demeanour and compelling in his ability to… Continue reading

The Usurpation of Democracy by Repugnant Secrecy in Government

This video is recommended viewing as it is time for people to wake up and learn about what is done in their name.  Moreover, the secrecy that is reflected in what is termed the shadow government is the corruption of democracy through the advancement of capitalism which is increasingly about self interest over best… Continue reading

J. F. Kennedy Focused on the Real Camelot as Equality

I’ve been exploring intensely over the last few days issues of nuclear proliferation, weapons, politics, racism, manipulation and the various ways we camoflague truth in using language that appeals to the masses as somehow noble and selfless.  I was typing my blog last night feeling inspired to look at the kingmakers or what my… Continue reading

The World Community is Choosing the Future

The World community,

Has entered a space of great change,

For you can no longer sit on the side lines,

You can no longer bury your head in the sand,

Citing I am not in control,

I have no choice,

Yet every person chooses the future,

Thought, word and action are the templates molding the… Continue reading

The Importance of Being Ernest (Honest)

I wrote this poem inspired by teachers in life.  They showed me what speaking ethics and not living ethics looks like.  They inspired me to look deeper into why honesty is important.  I saw love, clarity, decision making for the whole come to mind.  I realised that the game of deception… Continue reading

Reaching Out to Embrace Ethics

I am undertaking research on values and ethics and found a poem I wrote about it.  Poetry comes from the heart and is a great way to embrace ethics and values.


Reaching Out for Ethics


When you reach out,

I reach back,

For I see your need,

And how can I live… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”