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.
For students of foreign policy, empire studies, and the Internet, a great read in The Guardian today about the latest WikiLeaks:
"the US uses its embassies as part of a global espionage network, with diplomats tasked to obtain not just information from the people they meet, but personal details, such as frequent flyer numbers, credit card details and even DNA material."
And related story from the New York Times.
It is going to be a long weak for
Updated 11-29-2010 at 10:50 AM by E-Male