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

Breaching Privacy for FEAR or Truth?


Breaching Privacy for FEAR of Truth?


Who are you?

Who have you become?

You are the silent one,

I hear,

You are smoke and mirrors,

I see,

You are the one following me,

I think therefore I am,

I feel therefore I am not,

For what we think is never true,

It is… Continue reading

Snowden Speaking About Mass Surveillance and Democracy

Democracy is not a given. Ignorance empowers secrecy.  Who actually rules?  Who cares?  You will when it affects you personally or someone you love.  A culture opposed to democracy represses or removes those who they deem to be a threat or enemy.  Dictatorship can come in democratic clothing.  Be… Continue reading

Snowden on Surveillance: Citizen Privacy or Government Insecurity? Is this a Brave New World?

This is a very informative interview with Edward Snowden.  I recall myself being filmed at a protest. I remember thinking about my intentions around peace and being really surprised that the government would seek to film me. I studied peace studies and protest is considered very important as a pressure release valve for the… Continue reading

Mass Surveillance of Australians


Wikipedia provides a good overview.  Surveillance is a topical issue in Australia and around the world.   I find this quote very interesting.

  For the life of me, I cannot understand why it is somehow correct for all of your privacy to be invaded for a commercial purpose but I am… Continue reading

Questioning Spying and Keeping Secrets?

When I reflect on spying empathy comes to mind.  How would I feel if I was spied on without my permission. It would feel like I am not trusted or being judged.  What if there was a complete paradigm shift which works along the lines that through the law of attraction you attract… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”