John Hopkins on Sat, 18 Dec 2010 09:52:27 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Fwd: More on Wikileaks

 > The WikiLeaks story is an ever-shifting one -- witness the latest
 > twists of the Air Force blocking its personnel from accessing more
 > than 25 news sites that have posted material released by WikiLeaks,
 > and the shocking treatment of Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private
 > accused of being the source of the leaks.

But, really, "shocking"?  How naïve does one need be to be shocked by this 
'revelation?'  Clearly you have not referenced basic texts on human relation 
(Machiavelli, for example), or have some incredibly warped pseudo-utopian point 
of view which does not note the range of behavior that humans inflict on other 
humans in service of the State (or the tribe or clan or clique or party or 

Please get over this fake indignant surprise and get with the program.  This 
whole concept of surprise is only evidence of selective amnesia, childish 
expectations, and/or just plain ignorance.  Or, at least exert some 
self-discipline and turn away from the detail-saturation via the media 
wiki-pissing and keep some neurons safe for the big picture -- you'll need it 
when the s**t comes down...


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