As cautious as I have been about commenting about Wikileaks, I think I finally understand what is happening here. It seems as if Julian has made a
crucible, forcing the various governments and leaders of the world to do one of two things. Either they allow the leaks to continue, knowing it will
gradually destroy their credibility, or they arrest/detain Julian, in which case the key to the insurance file is released. It's an incredible chess
game to watch, but Julian has replaced all of his pawns with queens.
I used to associate with the hacker crowd in my teens in the early 80's, hacking BBS's and such. Many people do not realize how intelligent and
strategic these type of people are, mostly due to the risk of what they are attempting to do. The fact that this man, and his associates, are willing
to put their lives on the line for nothing other than the simple truth, is far greater than most of us here would ever attempt.
While we may not all agree with his methods, and even less can agree on his motives, one thing remains clear. These people have far more courage than
most people on this site or anywhere else. Why? Because whether it is right or wrong, at least they are willing stand up and do something instead of
just talking about it on the internet.
The feelings I am starting to have over all of this are starting to open my eyes to the fact that the world needs more people like this, and it's high
time we all start doing something about it, myself included. The world over the centuries has not advanced or changed simply by people talking about
it, but by taking action. I have some ideas of what I can use my skills to do, and I sincerely hope that those of you who feel the same way I do ask
yourselves two things- Who are you, and what do you want. If you cannot answer those questions, then you are not living- you are simply existing.
edit on 1-12-2010 by Quantum Logic because: changed an analogy to better suit my point