Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks ?
- ?Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Governments around the world want you to believe something utterly fantastic. They want you to believe that the actions of Julian Assange pose a great danger to you and everyone else on the globe. Assange's act is not an attack on the peoples of the world. Quite to the contrary, it is an attack on a very narrow group of people. It is an attack on the world's governing elites, because it shows them for what they truly are: liars, hypocrites, schemers, incompetents, egomaniacs, thieves.
Please remember that these are the same people who cast themselves as the custodians of public good. These are the same characters who routinely position themselves as paragons of virtue and wisdom. These are the same leaders who demand people's obedience, allegiance, and money.
Take the case of our own country, for example. Here are some of the things that the politicians have done in recent past. By keeping interest rates unduly low in order to improve their reelection prospects, they blew up asset bubbles whose bursts wreaked havoc across the economy. They have broken our national bank and made us the world's largest debtor. By contracting immense debts that cannot be paid and by wantonly printing money, they have destroyed our currency. By excessive regulation and taxation, they have driven jobs away and destroyed this country's manufacturing base. They have ruined our economy, which is now on life support made of debt. When that is taken away, the whole edifice -- such as it is -- will collapse.
More recently, the Obama administration has been engaged in the wholesale and rapid destruction of the U.S. economy and society on a scale never seen before. This administration has been taking away our freedoms, our money, and our jobs. While ordinary people are experiencing considerable hardships, those connected with government thrive and prosper. Is it, then, such a bad thing when their duplicity and incompetence are revealed?
Disclosing the truth about a country's politicians by no means constitutes an attack on the country and its people. America is not the same thing as its present administration or government. More than anything, America is the great idea of freedom and liberty. For the better part of the last hundred years, however, the American government has been engaged in the systematic suppression and destruction of this idea. This effort has reached a frenzied pitch under this administration.
The WikiLeaks affair shows the duplicity, the incompetence, and the ugly reality of government here and everywhere. May we wake up and realize that the way to save ourselves is not by silencing Julian Assange, but by taking power away from the governing class that oppresses and preys upon us. To the extent that this fiasco spurs us on this quest, we should be thankful. o_O
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I'd like to see the documents related to the Swedish rape investigation Assange is currently wanted for. Somehow I doubt that wikileaks has the cojones to post them.
- SophieLv 51 decade ago
The world needs to flush Assange out where ever he is and hang him.
- seaseLv 44 years ago
An unjustified pair of wars, lies, outright brutality. confident, those issues would desire to be universal. the trouble-free American desires to determine those, desires to understand that this government isn't "for the individuals, by utilising the individuals", this is for the enterprise and the government itself.
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- Dave87gnLv 71 decade ago
we need Wikileaks, because we just found out that Obama committed treason by working with the republicans to squash any investigation into torture..
nice job Obama!
- 1 decade ago
Chek this interview. We NEED Wikileaks.
- melanieb1985Lv 61 decade ago
The world needs to know the truth.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Is that so?
Look in the real world.
Decode this lyrics " You'll see "
"Time after time"
"Don't know much"
"Just another day"
"What a wonderful world"
"Nobody told me"
"I can see clearly now"
Without leaky faucet?
How can we hear the drip, drip, drip off from the leaky faulty faucet?
What do you think?Source(s): decoded from the missing x-files.
- hnguyenLv 51 decade ago
Americans don't want the truth. They'd rather live in denials. Even when the truth is staring them in the face. Bunch of idiots.