By Greg Mills
The recent leak of a considerable cache of secret diplomatic cables underlines a significant issue that will have a profound effect upon us all.
To add insult to injury, the criminal mastermind behind all this has threatened to unleash even more secret information that is already downloaded but sealed with 256-bit encryption. That massive file only needs a key posted on the internet for thousands of copies of this new, and according to him, damaging information to also be released.
The Googlistic notion that everything written ought to be posted on line certainly has limits even in a democratic society. There are certainly embarrassing things every government does that might need to see the light of day but the ass behind Wikileaks is not qualified to make that determination. The liberal slant that makes it wrong to go to war over any justification leads to movements like Hitler led in WW2. As the English philosopher Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing.”
Flaming liberals think that wisdom and knowledge begin and end with them. While there is a likelihood Julian Assange will be brought to justice, the damage he has done to international relations is yet to be determined. The US Army soldier who is the likely source of the leaks is being held, and, I suspect, will be severely dealt with.The problem is that new laws and powers of the government to censor and control the Internet are very likely to come of all this.
One has to ask why a low level Army security employee needed access to secret State Department information in the first place. You can be sure that question is being asked at the highest levels. It is critical that Assange be stopped and that the people responsible for this be treated as the traitors they are.
That’s Greg’s bite for today.
(Greg Mills, is a Faux Artist in Kansas City. Formerly a new product R&D man for the paint sundry market, he holds 11 US patents. He’s working on a solar energy startup, www.CottageIndustrySolar.com using a patent pending process of turning waste dual pane glass into thermal solar panels used to heat water. Greg writes for intellectual web sites and Mac related issues. See Greg’s art web site at www.gregmills.info ; his email is firstname.lastname@example.org )