Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wikileaks: The War, the Torture, and the Game
As the Wiki Wars continue, I think some things are becoming clear, even in the piggy darkness.
If you publish material that embarrasses the rich and the powerful you will be treated like a terrorist.
Assange has been held in solitary confinement, released from his cell for only one hour a day, and his mail has been heavily censored, according to his supporters.
If you download material that exposes war crimes, you will be tortured.
From the beginning of his detention, Manning has been held in intensive solitary confinement. For 23 out of 24 hours every day -- for seven straight months and counting -- he sits completely alone in his cell. Even inside his cell, his activities are heavily restricted; he's barred even from exercising and is under constant surveillance to enforce those restrictions. For reasons that appear completely punitive, he's being denied many of the most basic attributes of civilized imprisonment, including even a pillow or sheets for his bed (he is not and never has been on suicide watch).
And that if you want to download Obama's secrets... in the White House.
You better stick to this game...
Because it's hard enough eh?
And it's getting DANGEROUS out there.
As for me I believe in the freedom of the internet so I believe this: Julian Assange and Bradley Manning should have been Time Magazine's Persons of the Year.
Bradley is my hero.
"I want people to see the truth… regardless of who they are.
Because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public."
The times they are a changing.
And the truth will set us FREE.