30 years ago, the Berlin Wall fell.
Tinneke Beeckman, David Criekemans, and Robert Heirbaut were invited at ‘Vredescentrum in Antwerp’ to reflect on it. I shared with the presenters the belief that democratic freedom is a gift, and it is not for granted.
Tinneke Beeckman showed some ways to think about freedom. She mentioned the (potential) loss of digital privacy as one of the many threats for freedom (especially when you use the lens of ‘republican liberty’, a concept that she will explain further in her next book). Other threats are e.g. the rise of authorian leaders and change in our prosperity model.
Another reflection of the presenters; it is by civic and positive action that humanity moves forward. Who does believe we are lost ? Just join: in 2030, we will say that we have used our democratic power and passion for building up sustainable businesses and education. Okay ? A responsible internet will facilitate.