Today May 3, 2014, is a day after the much watched video debate at 'Munk Debates' between Greenwald and Ohanian on the 'Con' side, and Hayden and Dershowitz on the 'Pro' side, was held in Canada. The Greenwald team will "argue against the motion “be it resolved state surveillance is a legitimate defense of our freedoms.” I watched this debate, took notes, and voted at the end of the debate. The Greenwald team won the debate by a resounding 4 % margin, which is statistically significant.
Today I revisit the debate. The computer screen is having multiple screen capture events as the torturers want to see what I am typing, saying, doing, keen to make sure that their crime is protected and not exposed online. Today I have managed to post my Comment to the "Glenn Greenwald Debates Former NSA Director Michael Hayden" debate, and in line to my decision to put my comments there on my blog here, this is what it reads like:
" There is a choice among three basic options. To give up one's liberties in order to gain security. Or to give up security in order to preserve one's liberties. Or to seek to move towards the mean where one preserves one's liberties while having proven security and effective measures to guard against threats to one's liberties.
One can choose to give up one's liberties in order to gain security but the outcome is such that one will not need the security because there will be no liberties left to protect. Or one can choose to give up security in order to preserve one's liberties but the outcome is such that one will not have any liberties left because the uncountered threats will have wiped them all away. Or one could choose to seek to move towards the mean where one preserves one's liberties while having proven effective security measures to guard against threats to one's liberties. The last option preserves both liberties and security.
I am not a civil rights lawyer but have survived by street wit. Sometimes it is all I need to make my way through the haze and smoke others construct around events so as to blurr my vision. "
Best to you all.