this story makes me realize how used we have gotten to many of our freedoms;
freedoms that we don’t even think about anymore. For instance, if we go to a (Westernized)
country like the UK, we don’t even think about the fact that we are expecting
to be able to go back again, without problems – unless we break the law or
something. However, this story is a valuable reminder that this freedom is not
something that is God-given, i.e.
something that we will always have no matter what happens. Reason: the story
shows that a legal supporter of Wikileaks have been black-listed from flying. Although
she has done no apparent crime, she currently cannot go home to Australia again.
that this is something we can use as a valuable reminder to defend our
freedoms, and make them grow instead of shrink. I think that it is fully in our
power to reclaim both this and several other similar freedoms that currently
are being cast in the doubt. In fact, I think that it is possible to make our
freedoms grow to the extent that all people in all countries can travel
wherever they want – and back again. On this note, I could also give a positive
example. Aung San Suu Kyi will, at last, be able to leave Burma for the first
time in many years. She is going to Norway, as a symbolic receival of her Nobel
Peace Prize; and to the UK, where her family still lives.
that the world is always changing; that even in the darkest places light can slowly
enter; and that these changes are only – always! – the result of small, small
conscious or unconscious steps. I will do what I can to raise our joint consciousness
to make us able to take fully aware steps towards a future where all people can
travel wherever they want, whenever they want. I would be utterly happy if you
would join me on this journey!