Wednesday, December 08, 2010


I confess that I don't have all that much interest in the Wikileaks story, and consequently I haven't followed it that much.  But it is readily apparent that there are a lot of people going bananas over it.  Senator Diane Feinstein has written in the Wall Street Journal stating that Julian Assange should be tried under the Espionage Act--a totalitarian relic of the First World War.  Sarah Palin and others are even calling for his death. This is sheer madness and evil. 

Reports on the leaks that I've seen have essentially demonstrated the wicked practices of our government and others--practices that should be shamed and condemned.  Yet it is only Assange that is being maligned.  Assange is doing a great service in exposing the evil of governments across the globe in an effort to bring an end to the evil.

The Ugley Vicar has an excellent post demonstrating that Assange's purpose is:

"to change the way governments in general, and the government of the United States of America in particular — ie bad governments — operate. And the strategy is quite simply by the act of leaking since, again according to Assange:
“The more secretive or unjust an organization is, the more leaks induce fear and paranoia in its leadership and planning coterie. This must result in minimization of efficient internal communications mechanisms (an increase in cognitive ‘secrecy tax’) and consequent system-wide cognitive decline resulting in decreased ability to hold onto power as the environment demands adaption.” (Emphasis added)"
 This seems to me an admirable goal.

Here is Doug Wilson's take, where I found the Ugley Vicar link.
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