“Information is the currency of democracy “
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the USA.
I got that quote off the Internet. If it's true then there is more wealth going around the democratic countries of the world than ever. Plenty is wasted, of that I am sure. One percent of the worlds population may control most of its money, but at least it is becoming harder for the elite to withhold information.
If you think about it there really is not much of a need for war in countries reeling under dictators or communism anymore. Uncensored internet connectivity at speed is far more effective at putting nations toward the path of democracy than putting bullets through people's skulls, In my opinion at least. I do find it strange that a nation like America who is so obsessed with statistics doesn't seem to pay any attention to them when it comes to reducing gun violence. But I digress.
One of the great benefits of living in this current information economy boom is that I can now almost choose what information I want and when I want it. I say almost because Calvin was right, There really is no such thing as ‘free will’. The old serpent still advertises in the information tree, and makes suggestions about what you would like to see.
Netflix and Facebook do their best to give you what they think you want. Most of the time they are right, but no Facebook, I do not want to see more posts from Gay man magazine.
If information is a currency then a good documentary is pure gold. Available gold. There is some good gold on Netflix and YouTube coming out lately with information that you just would not have got through the old media. Cover up and conspiracies are being blown open, and the old information bankers, are being exposed for withholding power to the public. In a true democracy, that is a big no-no.
Why should we doubt the experiences and observations of ordinary people with nothing to prove and nothing to gain because it doesn't fit someone else's agenda and outlook?
I for one am thankful that everyday ordinary people stood up and spread information and knowledge that empires did not want to people to hear. Even though there are council members in the state of Victoria that want to remove the terms ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ from the libraries books, as long as ordinary people still make babies the truth will still be open for all to see and know.
With the amount of information being released it appears we may not be alone in this universe after all. However if ET suddenly decides to reveal himself of one thing I am sure. A man who lived and walked in Israel, was killed at the hands of the elite of his day, he was buried and he rose again and ascended into heaven. How do I know?
Multiple everyday ordinary people saw and reported it and handed the information down even at risk of their life. To top it off the very thing this Man named Jesus said he would release from heaven, I received.
The gift of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of truth. Now that is worth more than all the gold or information in the world!
Joshua Robbie is currently serving the Lord under Pastors Ronnie and Shirley Naidoo of KZN Celebration Centre in Tongaat South Africa. He and His wife Rene’ moved from Australia to South Africa in April 2016. Their desire is to help in whatever way they can so that the church can become all that God has purposed her to be. Josh also enjoys sports such as surfing, basketball and boxing.