Rachel Thompson (@RachelintheOC) was the latest guest on Survivor’s Voices Radio carried on Soundart Radio. It was an honour to speak with Rachel and and hear her story, below. You can catch up on all episodes via Mixcloud.
This is my first #MondayBlogs post in honour of Rachel, who not only founded that hashtag, but also the #sexabusechat group on Twitter.
Survivors Voices Ep13: Rachel Thompson (@RachelInTheOC) 3/6/2015 by Survivors_Voices on Mixcloud
Phil Frampton joines me on Survivors Voices Radio to discuss growing up in the care system, failures of the current model, his life campaigning and announces a Judicial Review of the Goddard Inquiry.
Survivors Voices: Phil Frampton Ep09 by Survivors_Voices on Mixcloud
It occurred to me that there is something we can do as a mass peaceful protest to circumvent mass data collection and spying on us by our own governments.
I haven’t done the math on the critical mass required, someone like Jacob Applebaum could probably do it in a minute or two but here is the idea:
Everyone adds some random terrorist sounding shit to the end of each and every email and phone conversation. The supercomputers supposedly triage all communications to seek out such stuff. If one million or ten million people, good honest citizens who believe privacy to be the basis of freedom and democracy did this, would it throw the supercomputers into mayhem?
Would this work? I don’t know. I am calling it #wordbombing – I wonder if in some quarters even my suggesting this would count as a terrorist act? I intend no harm, have no gun, wish to see a world where economics works for all and the planet – not just the few. This probably already has me on a watchlist somewhere!
The greatest fears lead to the greatest tyrannies. Our governments have created fear from thin air, it permeates our minds, our worldview and now our institutions. When examined these fears are quite unreal except that they have a real effect on individual and mass perceptions. Under the tyranny of this fear governments the world over are controlling the media and the masses, engaging in mass spying on each other and their own citizens.
An educated, reflective citizenry capable of critical thinking must ask one question above all right now: Who are the ‘terrorists’?