Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What is at stake about Wikileaks

Andrew Sullivan's quote of the day:

"Whatever you think of WikiLeaks, they have not been charged with a crime, let alone indicted or convicted. Yet look what has happened to them. They have been removed from Internet … their funds have been frozen … media figures and politicians have called for their assassination and to be labeled a terrorist organization. What is really going on here is a war over control of the Internet, and whether or not the Internet can actually serve its ultimate purpose—which is to allow citizens to band together and democratize the checks on the world’s most powerful factions," – Glenn Greenwald.

I charge that many need to learn to critically think and separate out issues first. There is more than one issue in regards to Wikileaks. I for one agree that transparency brings to light practices that need to be stopped. The world has the right to know these. For those that do not like Wikileaks publishing material it receives, this type of activity will not stop.

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