I am absolutely fascinated by the epochal events unfolding around Wikileaks and the making public of ten of thousands of classified documents, as well as the reaction to it. To me it is not the “what”, but simply the “how”. Transparency as the foundation of true democracy is emerging and we all get to witness it.
Nothing remains hidden, everything is coming to the surface.
“To radically shift regime behavior we must think clearly and boldly for if we have learned anything, it is that regimes do not want to be changed. We must think beyond those who have gone before us, and discover technological changes that embolden us with ways to act in which our forebears could not. Firstly we must understand what aspect of government or neocorporatist behavior we wish to change or remove. Secondly we must develop a way of thinking about this behavior that is strong enough carry us through the mire of politically distorted language, and into a position of clarity. Finally must use these insights to inspire within us and others a course of ennobling, and effective action.”
Julian Assange, “State and Terrorist Conspiracies”
Just read a pretty enlightened article about it…