Al LeBlanc's Blog – August 2018 Archive (2)

#Cyberpeacefare #Light #T.S. Eliot

"And we thank Thee that darkness reminds us of light." T.S. Eliot

Comment:  The agents of cyber darkness (evil,hatred, fake news) are ubiquitous in cyberspace/social media.  Agents of cyberpeacefare (love, peace, truth) are needed to combat such darkness at the speed of your digits and light.   CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 26, 2018 at 12:05pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Thought #Blaise Pascal

"All of our dignity consists in thought.  Let us endeavor then to think well; this is the principle of morality."   Blaise Pascal

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 21, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments

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