Losing the means to communicate with the outside world, in Jehan Ara’s words, made her “feel invaded… and traumatized” when her email accounts were locked temporarily.
That post accurately displays the total set of emotions that a lot of us may be feeling for being locked out of their right of speech, right to hold expressive opinion, and the right to hear and read another’s opinion.
We have all been hacked. How do we deal with it?
I have a policy to not delve into current affairs in my posts but today I make an exception.
Can we come to terms with the fact that a piece of paper basically strips a nation out of basic civil and human liberties? Is stealing freedom at the excuse of ensuring security for us justified if you dont ask permission before snatching my liberties?
I dont think anyone can take our freedom – our deaths are certain atleast once in our life, but until that happens what no one can steal from us is the principles on which we chose to stand with our breath. They cannot steal our passion, they cannot steal what we stood for.
And they cannot steal away our own choice to be fair and just to the people that WE meet, and who WE affect, despite all the injustice we may get in return.
It is just far too easy to excuse oneself by saying that no one was just to us — but those are the moments that define how we will die.
Lets make these moments count.