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The regime relies on our silence, let us be silent no more!

The empire of consumerist regimes is circling its wagons, jettisoning the rhetoric of democracy and openly calling for the assassination of those who defy its power. And now, every one of us on the left faces a decision. If we seize this revolutionary opportunity, chances are we can parlay it into a significant blow against the current world order.

Behind Wikileaks is a powerful tactical insight that was best articulated by Julian Assange:

To radically shift regime behavior we must think clearly and boldly for if we have learned anything, it is that regimes do not want to be changed. We must think beyond those who have gone before us, and discover technological changes that embolden us with ways to act in which our forebears could not. Firstly we must understand what aspect of government or neocorporatist behavior we wish to change or remove. Secondly we must develop a way of thinking about this behavior that is strong enough carry us through the mire of politically distorted language, and into a position of clarity. Finally must use these insights to inspire within us and others a course of ennobling, and effective action. (State and Terrorist Conspiracies)

Already, Wikileaks has made substantial strides in that direction.

In the last few days, we've learned of the perversion of American diplomacy and power on multiple levels. And in the coming days, Wikileaks promises to release cables on Israel that could shine a light on the inhumane occupation of Palestine. And in the near future, they will release documents rumored to be taken from the hard-drive of an executive at a leading American bank. Assange says the documents will be as damaging as the "Enron emails" that shook capitalism in 2001. If Wikileaks had existed while Colin Powell was misleading the UN Security Council, perhaps we could have halted the invasion of Iraq.

This is a rallying call to become a revolutionary whistle blower and join the growing legion who have vowed to reveal the corruption, dirty tricks and systemic injustices that our global system thrives on.

Imagine a world where people everywhere, in every company, in every branch of government start copying incriminating documents and revealing the truth in the name of #IAmWikileaks.

The regime relies on our silence, let us be silent no more!

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Anonymous

Respect. This is an issue for everyone who wants a stronger, more inclusive, more open democracy to be participating in.

Anonymous

Respect. This is an issue for everyone who wants a stronger, more inclusive, more open democracy to be participating in.

James Haswell

I hate to burst your orgasmic bubble, but:

While most of what this article extols is good and just, there always needs to be good judgement, moderation, and empathy.

The recent release of information from Wikileaks smacks less of dangerous secrets than it does of rough drafts of conversations.

If my neighbor pisses me off and I have a conversation with my wife about it while deciding what to do, not only do I not want that conversation shared with my neighbor, it would not be proper. There are things we say in confidence because they are in confidence while we are working through our frustrations and figure out the course of actions. Everyone, including our government, needs this time of confidential blowing off of steam.

Again, let me reiterate that in general I agree with the sentiment and rhetoric of the above article, it is naive to think that a government can operate with complete transparency.

If you have not read the book "On liberty: man v. the state" by Milton Sanford Mayer then you need to.

note: not "Man vs. the sate by Herbert Spencer"

James Haswell

I hate to burst your orgasmic bubble, but:

While most of what this article extols is good and just, there always needs to be good judgement, moderation, and empathy.

The recent release of information from Wikileaks smacks less of dangerous secrets than it does of rough drafts of conversations.

If my neighbor pisses me off and I have a conversation with my wife about it while deciding what to do, not only do I not want that conversation shared with my neighbor, it would not be proper. There are things we say in confidence because they are in confidence while we are working through our frustrations and figure out the course of actions. Everyone, including our government, needs this time of confidential blowing off of steam.

Again, let me reiterate that in general I agree with the sentiment and rhetoric of the above article, it is naive to think that a government can operate with complete transparency.

If you have not read the book "On liberty: man v. the state" by Milton Sanford Mayer then you need to.

note: not "Man vs. the sate by Herbert Spencer"

Anonymous

we don't give a shit about your neighbor or your wife. we are interested in the conduct of democratically elected officials who make decisions that impact everyone.

Anonymous

we don't give a shit about your neighbor or your wife. we are interested in the conduct of democratically elected officials who make decisions that impact everyone.

Daniel OK

First of all I am connected to the internet at a coffee shop, a place where ideas can travel in person.

Second, what did you learn from the last round of wikileaks? Could you really not believe that there might be a corrupt politician in Italy? That a french politician may be arrogant and surround himself with people who agree with him? That Karzai might not be a good guy? The description of Putin sounds like most of the russian stereotypes I have heard of.

You need to Derek Jeter this situation and drink some reality potion, either he doesn't have anything to release or someone has put on the pressure and now he is only releasing this vanilla nonsense. Really what have you learned? I can't believe you are going to blow this horn to rally around, adbusters needs to tighten this message up or they are going to be relatively impotent like they always have.

Daniel OK

First of all I am connected to the internet at a coffee shop, a place where ideas can travel in person.

Second, what did you learn from the last round of wikileaks? Could you really not believe that there might be a corrupt politician in Italy? That a french politician may be arrogant and surround himself with people who agree with him? That Karzai might not be a good guy? The description of Putin sounds like most of the russian stereotypes I have heard of.

You need to Derek Jeter this situation and drink some reality potion, either he doesn't have anything to release or someone has put on the pressure and now he is only releasing this vanilla nonsense. Really what have you learned? I can't believe you are going to blow this horn to rally around, adbusters needs to tighten this message up or they are going to be relatively impotent like they always have.

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