Al LeBlanc's Blog – July 2018 Archive (4)

#Cyberpeacefare #Power of One #Helen Keller

"I am only one; but I am still one.  I cannot do everything, but I can still do something.  I will not refuse to do something I can do."  Helen Keller

Comment:  Nowadays, the "power of one" is greatly amplified/multiplied by the world-wide web/social media.  Anyone with an internet connection can communicate her "something" for a better world."   CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 29, 2018 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #War #Thomas Jefferson

" I love peace, and I am anxious that we should give the world still another useful lesson, by showing to them other modes of punishing injuries than by war, which is as much punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer."  Thomas Jefferson

Comment:  Visited Thomas Jefferson's home (Monticello) this past week.  He wanted three of his accomplishments cited on his tombstone (epitaph): the Declaration of Independence,…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on July 25, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Cyber Peace Paradox

Given that we are interconnected in the cyber space domain through various social media platforms and posting many messages daily, why are we not responding as stakeholders for "world peace and planet survival."  Is it the bigger the stakes the less I can influence ?    CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 15, 2018 at 11:12am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Walter Lippmann

"There is but one bond of peace that is, both permanent and enriching. The increasing knowledge of the world in which experiment occurs."  Walter Lippmann

The cyber domain/world social media peace platforms (e.g., Carnegie GEN) enables each of us to contribute to world peace experimentation.  Any cyber peace experimenters out there ?  CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on July 12, 2018 at 9:02am — No Comments

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