Lead with Words. Live Free, Not Die!
March 5, 2012 1 Comment
John McCain came out today and said we should arm the freedom fighters in Syria. John needs to spend more time on his iPad. Most freedom fighters are peace-loving people, not soldiers. They want to live free, not die.
Social media, Facebook and Twitter can do what shock and awe, subterfuge and sanctions will not do. Free the oppressed.
We are ignoring the obvious. Twitter and Facebook are the path to freedom in Syria and beyond… Twitter and Facebook are ubiquitous. They can, persona non grata, topple middle eastern dictatorships.
The video link (Iran election pictured on the right) to the right is a segment which highlights the power of the internet and social media, produced by Mike Walsh, futurist and CEO of innovation research lab Tomorrow.
Lead with words! A double entendre that would be rendered empty without the help of real life martyrs, real life freedom fighters, brave, passionate people dating all the way back to our own founding fathers.
We need to drop Smart Phones not Smart Bombs into countries ruled by dictators and religious zealots! Cell phones and the internet may be blocked but USB devices are ubiquitous.
Instead of dropping leaflets, like they did on occupied Germany and France in WWII, drop USB key drives and SIM cards for cell phones with a message of hope.
Let them know their leaders are slaughtering their own. Let them know, those who are freedom fighters, that the whole world is with them. Let them know the whole world is outraged by the brutal dictatorship and will punish human cruelty.” Let them know we are grieving their losses. Let them know the true spirit of freedom and the goodwill of humankind is on their side.
Ask the supporters of the dictators to drop their weapons and cross the line to a world of promise and freedom from oppression. “The Enemy Within” was an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. The evil side of Captain Kirk being beamed up to the Enterprise in Start Trek. The good Kirk defeats the evil kirk by virtual sheer willpower and the help of Spock and Scotty.
The free world surely has the resources and ingenuity of Spock and Scotty to give the freedom fighters in Syria and beyond the willpower that comes from within. The good people of Syria and beyond will cross the line and choose to live free.
Let’s do what we can to help them “live” not “die” for freedom. Let’s show our support and Tweet and Facebook (post) a message now to all your fans and friends, “Live free, Not Die!” to get the message out to our Middle Eastern and African neighbors who live under oppressive dictators.
Here at home, let’s put a face on freedom. Tweet and Facebook the message. Live free, not die. Bullets and bombs are cruel and will not discriminate, but truth and freedom will prevail. Twitter them free.
Wikipedia – Telecommunications in Syria is slowly moving towards liberalization, with a number of licenses awarded and services launched in the Internet service provision market. The initiative reflects the government’s change in attitude towards liberalization, following its promise to the European Union to liberalize markets by 2010. All other forms of fixed-line communications are provided by the state owned operator, Syrian Telecom (Syriatel or STE).