"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wikileaks Fiasco

It's been interesting to sit back and listen and read about this latest brouhaha over Wikileaks.  I was waiting to see if somebody really well known and respected would step up and say what I've been thinking.  Some have hinted at it, but not said it as plainly as I would like.

You've all been scammed.

I can understand the ignorance of lots of people who have no experience with military intelligence or protocol, or just basic security in most private companies.  But, seriously folks, any of you who have even a modicum of experience around "sensitive" information know that the idea that some low ranking guy like (now) private Manning had the ability to access the kind of information he did without it being intended for him to get hold of it by the powers above, you are really, really gullible.

Any of you who have family members or friends who have been in positions where secrets must be kept both in government agencies and private places know that I speak the truth.

The problem is that the implications of what I'm saying is just too difficult for a lot of people to take.  It's the idea that the people in control would do something to cause the masses to have no qualms about them seizing more control, "for our own good."  "For national security."  "For the children."  Take your pick.

Nobody in power seemed to care all that much when Wikileaks started doing it's business back in 2006.  Why is that?

Why are people on the left talking about Julian Assange as if he's some hero for publishing what he did, but the New York Times Slimes, was outraged about the leaked emails that proved that the biggest proponents of  the "Global Warming" hoax were hiding data and conspiring to protect the hoax?

How funny that two different women that were strangers to Assange just happened to be in place to make sure that Assange could be taken into custody on the most suspicious of circumstances, having nothing to do with the Wikileaks information.

When more and more of your freedom to communicate and discover information is clamped down on, you can sit back and sigh and think to yourself, "Well, if that's what it takes to make us SAFE, I guess that's how it needs to be."  Just like the people in line at the airport, waiting to get groped and have their rights violated,  who think to themselves, "If this is what it takes to keep from getting blown up, I'm all for it."

We are no longer the land of the FREE, and the home of the BRAVE.

You can either begin to think out of the box and understand the depth and breadth of the propaganda, and see it in the light of real history, or you can keep reacting the way the powers that be wish you to.  If you choose the latter, the day will soon be upon you, when you will be in a place you never imagined possible and asking yourself why you didn't see it coming.

1 comment:

  1. Dude,

    There is no keeping information entirely secret. We gaurd against outsiders, and our internal controls are mainly designed to prevent accidents and ignorance. When a bag gets checked leaving a classified facility, it's mostly to keep people from taking it home to work on or forgetting they had it with them while inside the facility.

    You can't prevent treason, you can only punish it.

    I dunno when your last experience of a classified environment was, but I can tell you it is very different now (especially in the overseasr areas) than what I first found 20 years ago when I joined the UASF. Everything it networked now. And people still don't have the right habits for dealing with classified info systems. They all act like it's their home PC.


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