Sexta-feira, 10 de Dezembro de 2010
The governments' problem with WikiLeaks

The common argument used by the establishment to censor the latest WikiLeaks release of diplomatic cables has been that it threatens world security. Why? The common tonic in governments' speech has been that it somehow fragilizes global diplomacy. And it probably does. Because global diplomacy is fragile. In reality, its been hanging by a thread for several decades now.

But what the governments are asking, that is, to illegalize sites like WikiLeaks, its really preposterous.

We, citizens, have been losing our rights to privacy in the name of global security and anti-terrorism. Souldn't governments act the same way?

Global diplomacy is fragile because it has always been about double timing other governments. Tricking them, corrupting them, playing friendly while not declaring war.

What the governments have imposed on us should apply to them tenfold. WikiLeaks cables have fragilized global diplomacy because global diplomacy has never been honest, truthful. Because it is always done when no one's watching.

We have to find a way to encourage other movements like WikiLeaks to come out. There will be a global diplomacy crisis and after that there will be a cleaner way to make diplomacy. Maybe even an honest way. Hey, they are also the ones trying to sell us this idea that somehow the current world crisis is going to lead us to a good thing. The same should apply to diplomacy, right?

We have been sold the idea that if we have nothing to hide then we shouldn't fear our constant privacy violations. We have been sold this idea by the establishment and all its media minions. We, world citizens, have to make governments practice what they preach while we're still able. We cannot allow ourselves to believe that not knowing the truth is better for us.

Ignorance is not bliss. Its exploitation.

 




1 comentário:
De Afonso Martins a 10 de Dezembro de 2010 às 13:36
You're right!!!

The goverments fear wikileaks because it reveals that goverments and world diplomacy it's based on lies... BIG LIES!

... and they ask us to trust...

The world is changing... and i believe we can change...


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