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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hope Rant

Is there hope for the magnitude of information and fear reaching us daily?  This Wikileaks sensation that has rocked the world just hasn't amounted to much horror for US policies.  Really, I've read of more high fives due to Assange for his publishing, than persecution for leaks that he didn't steal.  He's a 39 year old Aussie who considers himself a journalist, not a demon spawn hacker unleashing sick secrets that will cause wars and undo harm to millions of innocent people.  A few bruised egos have certainly resulted, but nothing even as harmful as what was done to Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson.  What happened to those leakers?  Not enough....

Sometimes I think that Hope Remains in Pandora's Box !  Read the article and you'll understand the link.  This season of supposed hope has lessened with the consistent big brother attitude of fear mongers. Really, should we just kill all the journalists instead of the lawyers? 

Today Assange is released yet not.  He is under house arrest fighting extradition to Sweden on other charges.  He does need to answer to sexual allegations, but not treated guilty first.  I can't help but wonder if he is being made a scapegoat for some truly horrifying leaks that he may or may not have that the evil empire bosses don't want transparency about.  Meanwhile, surely some film screen writers are having a heyday writing the script that will enable not only visions of money dancing in their heads, but better than reality TV.

Oh, and then, why don't the people who are frightened by the leaks just give it a time out and stop paying attention to it?  Isn't that what good baby boomer parents did with our kids when they were behaving in undesirable ways?  Pay attention to that which you want to continue (good behavior), ignore the rest.  It's a form of parenting truth.  A technique that could be used in this situation for sure.

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