Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wiki-Waits (AKA The Trouble With Wiki-Leaks)
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that at the current rate of release of the Cable-Gate files, the full release of these cable won't be completed until 2019? I mean, isn't the world supposed to come to an end in 2012? For those on the side of the debate that hail Assange as a genius, you've probably mistaken magician for genius: Someone who entertains you by diverting your attention to focus on what he wants you to see. To those on the side of the debate who hail him as a terrorist: You're very close. He's causing the same effect as the attacks on the Trade Towers on September 11, 2001. He's causing you to focus on yourself, asking the question on everone elses mind: "What about me?" It's been over two weeks now, and what have we learned that we didn't already know? Nothing. The only problematic fact is that these stories are no longer quoting anonymous sources, but real people. Many of those people are left in compromising positions now that will likely lead to death, as in the case of some of the arabic diplomats admitting that Iran is a bigger threat than Israel. Which leads me to believe that the biggest danger with the release of this information is the carrot dangling in front of us. Next we're promised bank leaks. UFO leaks. Lovely. While everyone's focused on Wikileaks, there's probably something ten-times more important that's happening that we're too distracted to notice or care about. If Assange wants to impress me, if he wants to be the brave man that he tries to portray, he'll have to do better. Release all the cables now. As an old farmer was once heard saying: "Shit or get off the pot".