03 December 2010

The Wikileaks Story: Have the Worms Turned?

I have pondered on the Wikileaks story and haven't quite made up my mind as to the motivation, aims and objectives of Julian Assange - not yet, not completely.

The nub of it seems to be:
World powers are a cabal, various factions with Cosa Nostra-type behaviours and values who rule, and do so with impunity.

Yet it is disturbing to watch the distraction techniques being used by people who are a part of the cabal, overtly or covertly, who act as mouthpieces and apologists for those in power.
We have been fooled into believing that democracy is what we all have and should aspire to. That people like Dick Cheney, Barack Obama, Tony Blair, David Miliband, the Clintons, Karzai, Harper, Putin, Merkel and the rest of them, have our best interests at heart. They don't. It doesn't work like that. The scenes have been set to look different but they are all the same.

I have been fascinated by how MSNBC, ABC and the other television news media have been reporting the Wikileaks story. No surprise that it is 'Julian Assange - The Rapist', instead of  'Wikileaks opens a can of worms about corrupt, murderous governments around the world...' It stinks so badly that it would be funny if it wasn't so grave. I listened to the news presenters foaming that these leaks would cost so many lives of brave servicemen and women and diplomatic personnel around the world.
I imagine the loved ones of those who have been killed - fighting for a system which has killed millions of people around the world, decimated communities, arrested progress, engaged in and forced others to engage in - and how they must feel now they know the deaths were part of a great big con, used as cannon fodder, of low value in the whole scheme of things.

What do we do with this information? Well it would be good if we could all think about what is being presented to us and why. Hidden agendas operate all around and we should not believe anything we are told just because it is in front of us. We should take back control of our lives and realise that labels are irrelevant: black, white, old, young, left, right, LGBT or any other tag, we are considered as little more than rats running hither and thither: work, pay taxes, consume and then die.
Makes me think about how the religious myths have been promoted for the same reason - control.

I don't buy it.
So, what do you think? Have the worms turned?


new illuminati said...

Good to read an insightful analysis of the puppet mastered world we inhabit. The main question to ask when wondering why and what is really happening is still'cui bono?' - 'who profits?'

C. Dick said...

whatever Julian Assange's ultimate motivation, the fact remains that the web, and wikileaks at the pinnacle, is still a force to be reckoned with when it comes to exposing information that "they" wish would remain undisclosed.

I think some day Assange will be exonerated if he isn't martyred first.

davidly said...

I stumbled upon this a little late, but...

You're the first person I've found who has crystalized my thoughts thusly. Some time back around when you wrote this, I wrote about how I thought the medium was (at a minimum, at least) being used by the same powers it is purported to damage. As one example, the US was able to disseminate the myth that it actually cares about Saudi Arabia's human rights issues.

After all, the hypocritical nature of US foreign policy vis a vis the Saudi regime is common knowledge. And we know that it is standard practice for sophisticated governments to purposely leak information in order to better control the news cycle or even to float an idea for polling purposes.

And even now, seeing the extent to which authority will go to make an example of Bradley Manning does not necessarily make me believe that they aren't simply propa-aggrandizing. Manning's no threat, but they can scare the crap out of anyone who would wanna be.

At the end of the day,
we just ask 'Bono, Kay' ;-/