From Salon's Glenn Greenwald comes the most light yet on this sturm und drang Wikileaks drama. It is a given that corruption, vice and abuses flourish in dark, musty corners; at least, that is the rationale given for putting a high wattage street light every 25 feet on our city streets - so when a light is shined on the backstage of the power brokers, no one should be surprised to see a few rats scuttle off. What is truly startling is the vehemence being poured on the man holding the flashlight. To me this further illustrates the need for the (male dominant) authoritarian paradigm to be replaced with a much more humane and feminine one.
QUOTE Simply put, there are few countries in the world with citizenries and especially media outlets more devoted to serving, protecting and venerating government authorities than the U.S. Indeed, I don't quite recall any entity producing as much bipartisan contempt across the American political spectrum as WikiLeaks has: as usual, for authoritarian minds, those who expose secrets are far more hated than those in power who commit heinous acts using secrecy as their principal weapon. UNQUOTE