I like Wikileaks. I want my government told on, and often. I like to know what is really going on in the world, and I can no longer count on the “real” newspapers to do any digging. They parrot press releases and suck their thumbs, the gutless twits. And that doesn’t even count the ones that are blatantly disseminating propaganda.
I want to know what shady shite the governments of the world are doing, and I want to squall at the increasingly fascist bent of corporate domination. I cannot do much about it, but I can at least be indignit and blog about it. I want to know if my government supported Pfizer when it used Nigerian kids as lab rats and killed them. I want to know that Visa and MasterCard turned on Wikileaks because it ratted them out. I want to know that American taxes paid for DynCorp, which sold young boys as sex toys to Afghan warlords. This is information I want exposed. Journalism, can you SEE this stuff??
Even if you hate everything about Wikileaks and believe I am a douche for supporting it, ponder the following quote:
“Whatever you think of Wikileaks, they have not been charged with a crime, let alone indicted or convicted. Yet look what has happened to them. They have been removed from Internet … their funds have been frozen … media figures and politicians have called for their assassination and to be labeled a terrorist organization. What is really going on here is a war over control of the Internet, and whether or not the Internet can actually serve its ultimate purpose—which is to allow citizens to band together and democratize the checks on the world’s most powerful factions,” – Glenn Greenwald.
As for the rape accusation against Julian Assange, if he raped a woman I want his ass punished. As a blogger I admire, The Feminist Christian Socialist, pointed out, you can still support Wikileaks and feel that it’s founder should be punished harshly if he committed rape. And I am sick of my “team” supporting him just because he is telling tales on the big bad. For one thing, there is NO SUCH THING as “sex by surprise” in Sweden. So the “he’s only been charged because of a broken condom” excuse is as mythical as the Welfare Queen. What he’s being accused of his forcing a woman to have sex without her consent. That is rape. Now, he is innocent unless proven guilty, but oddly that hasn’t stopped people from unjustly and inaccurately attacking his accusers as evil “radical feminists” out to get him.
Hmmm, public assumption that the rapist is being lied about via the machinations of harlots. How very rare.
Don’t let support for Wikileaks turn one into a rape apologist, is my motto.
Herein ends the lesson.