So-Called "Protection" of Information

"When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways". 

Until my early twenty's I was under an illusion about the reality of South Africa.  I have often wondered why I was not outraged by what was taking place behind the white curtain.  I am still suffering from the co-called legacy of apartheid.  The main reason for this was that our parents and our peers were shielded from the truth by rules that prohibited us from getting our minds on information.  Some would have explained that we were being protected.  The facts later bore out that the rule-makers were protecting themselves. 

For the last 15 years I have been wondering what my children and grandchildren will write on their blogs about the travesties that their parents and peers have imposed on them, and why they did not act with courage and intent.  I also wonder what I missing in my own lifetime.

You probably are not able to read this paragraph directly from my web site because it is back text on a black background.  I have chosen to make this paragraph a secret.  I will tell you when I have chosen to make it not a secret.  Until that time you will have to "break the law" by copying and pasting this paragraph into another program and changing the background colour, or by highlighting the text to expose what is underneath.

Today is the 22nd of November 2011. In one hour from now a bill will probably be passed in parliament called the Protection of State Information Bill.  This is a misnomer.  It should be called the Protection of Some Individuals Bill. 

"What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun."