I've never been one for this whole "blogging" thing, but since I don't know where to put this "thread" (Gen. discussion/Sandbox) and should think there isn't any user on this site who wouldn't be both interested in, and amused by this article, thought I'd post it as a blog as it shows up on the side of each thread.
Came across it totally randomly in a google search, quite
A Christmas song by Dr. and Mrs. Strangelove . . .
The WikiLeaks phenomenon is is a confirmation of my thesis in The Empire of Mind:
"When corporations [or the state] attempt to extend their control of meaning over the realm of the Internet the general result is increased consumer [and citizen] activism, the spread of contested symbols [censored material], and an expanding circle of resistance against the privatization of meaning."
See the New York Times:
"The battle lines between supporters
A good analysis of how the American press reacted to Wikileaks by calling for the head of the messenger on a plate instead of questioning government claims:
"Most political journalists rely on their relationships with government officials and come to like them and both identify and empathize with them. By contrast, WikiLeaks is truly adversarial to those powerful factions in exactly the way that these media figures are not: hence, the widespread media hatred and contempt for
Dr. Strangelove's latest music video, featuring a tune by Leslie Hunt.