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"In a free society we're supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it."
Originally posted by crmanager
I get it.
If the powers that be are doing naughty thing they need to be examined under the light of day.
But that being said...Why do you die-hard supporters believe that you deserve to know everything?
You complain about the dangrous acts of the government and businesses and the Bilderbergs or whatever. And then when you don't get what you want you strike back with the same anger, fury and evil you accuse the government of.
You feel you deserve to know the truth. You even say you KNOW the truth. You know, the same things that again you accuse the government of ( The Patriot Act/ Carnivor/ Renditions/Warrantless Wire Taps...) The Government is claiming to do all this for our own good. And then...
You claim "TPTB are stealing and attacking and taking away privacy and even KILLING us. We deserve to know EVERYTHING because we deserve to know it." SO you steal secrets, You attack computers and even people.
You have attacked Mastercard/Visa/Paypal. You attack the government computers and divuldge secrets to our enemies saying "We are doing this for your own good."
You left wing anarchists attack Prince Charles and his wife. He is one of YOU! He hates America and industry. He talks to his plants for Gods Sake.
I know you will respond with the requisite " You are part of the machine" BS. Save it.
You are just as dangerous as the people you claim to fight against.
And you need stopped.
Originally posted by lpowell0627
WikiLeaks is a publisher. They have done nothing but abide by First Amendment Rights.
The criminal in this is the person [Manning] or persons that provided the information to WikiLeaks. They are the criminals, the thieves, the dangerous ones, etc.
Substitute WikiLeaks for NYT and I guarantee most objections would cease. The difference is that the NYT has the history behind it whereas Wikileaks is new. When the NYT released the Pentagon Papers, most people cheered. This is very similar to that.
The real danger in all of this is the apparent inability of our government to keep its secrets secret. Doesn't it bother you that a government that stores private information about every citizen in this country in some massive library -- is so easily breached? That we spend trillions upon trillions in security only to have a low level private take more than a quarter million documents?
That is the real crime.