Thursday, December 2, 2010

The government created wikileaks

“The way to make government responsible is to hold it accountable. And the way to make government accountable is make it transparent"- Barack Obama 1/21/09

The government created wikileaks. Not in the literal sense, but in the market sense. There is a need and desire for transparency. In the marketplace, whenever there is a need, there are going to be people to step in and fill that need. Wikileaks has stepped in to fill that void. If governments were not so secretive then there would be no need for wikileaks.

The US government claims it has to be “the worlds police”, if this is the case then they need to operate in the open and explain their actions. They may not like wikileaks since they cannot control what gets released, when it gets released, and how it is released (some have accused wikileaks of editing). But the government created the need for wikileaks by building an empire on secrets, violence and corruption. They have attacked other countries based on information that turned out to be falsified, they have misled the American people over and over again, and continually show themselves to not be worthy of trust.

Perfect decisions are only possible with perfect knowledge, and even though this is never really possible, it is made less possible the more information is kept secret from you, this holds true in all aspects of life. The less you know, the more likely you are to make bad decisions. Wikileaks is doing the world a favor by exposing more secrets and providing everyone with a greater level of information upon which they can make future decisions.

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