My Thoughts on Wikileaks

Posted: July 31, 2010 in Computers, How the world should work, Politics
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Wikileaks

Wikileaks, the place to be for secret government information.

Wikileaks has taken a lot of crap in the past weeks from the media, and it’s been even more one sided than it usually is, hatred coming in across the board from Fox and CNN alike. I personally think Wikileaks is doing the right thing by exposing a government full of cover-ups and corruption, and seeing as both major parties have huge secrets they want to keep out of the knowledge of the voters, it seems to be the best place to go to for voting information nowadays. Hell, transparency might be a bit harder on the eyes than translucency (ever heard of the collateral murder video?), but what would you rather have, the truth, unpleasant as it may be, or sugar coated lies that go down smooth? The massive leakage of crucial information is yet another reason to pull out of the Middle East, a long overdue move. How many trillions of our tax dollars were wasted against the will of the general populous? It is not our place to interfere with the internal affairs of other countries; if the US wasn’t occupying Afghanistan, do you honestly think that terrorist organizations would be as big as they are? A war in Afghanistan completely destroyed the economy and morale of the soviet union. If we do not learn from history, we are bound to repeat it.  It is my opinion that if the twenty-first century is handled correctly, there need never be war between humans again. Back on topic, the founder of Wikileaks is having to move to Iceland out of fear for his life. If that isn’t a wakeup call to how little freedom we in the US actually have, what is?

Also: I read a question on UF regarding technologically illiterate people associating wikileaks with wikipedia. The two sites are totally unrelated, a wiki is just an encyclopedia or site that anyone can post to or edit. There are actually wikis on most extensive movies or video games, ex: matrix.wikia.com/wiki/

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