After my short speech at the International Symposium on Local e-Democracy I received some strong negative criticism. The majority of the comments were overwhelming positive but there was this one. An ex-military officer from the United Kingdom objected to the part of my presentation about the Messages for Soldiers podcast. (Even though he said he never heard it.) He didn’t care that I was against the war in Iraq but did take issue with my communications with soldiers. He accused me of endangering their lives. His idea seemed to be that if soldiers were distracted, by me, they might not do their job and get harmed. I NEVER intended to put anyone in harms way but I realized that this ex-military self claimed former member of British military intelligence thought my activism media was a threat! He claimed that soldiers had a lot of unauthorized access to the internet via unofficial wi-fi and that they could find my blog and podcast easily. Here are my thoughts about these events and a few snippets of relevant audio.
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