Aside from Farmer's idiotic prose regarding this matter…
Ya, to the OP - this is ridiculous. The covert actions and plans that we've had to endure, whether knowingly or in ignorance, need to be brought to light. People aren't supposed to be sheep - most of us do want to know wtf is happening whether or not the truth is hurtful or the like. I've been onboard to counter-culture thinking for almost 2 decades, doing my own reading, my own research, and wondering why all the 'stuff' I was getting access to, wasn't entirely blown wide open for the public to consume.
Granted, people sometimes like ignorance, but I'm not one of them. The sooner the injustices, the lies, the umbrella of government and financial high level corruption are brought to light - the better. I know the "administration" may eventually fold and "allow transparency through audit" of whatever nature; bodies and organizations hired from within to give the guise that "something right is being done". And inevitably, it won't result in anything but more smoke and mirrors. But if the initial news can just plant ONE seed into the minds of the more intellectual or free-thinking people to seek more or always question the given, the better. And please note my use of the term "news" has little if anything to do with your typical broadcast bullshit syndicated entities.
Assange is a crusader*. And unfortunately, he'll more than likely treated like one once they get their hands on him. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
[EDIT: * Crusader: The rebellious, anti-authority, cool type of crusader; not to be confused with the evil religious or government sponsored crusader]
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