Senseless Scribbling of an Idiot #47: Wikileaks Is Worse Than Porn

Have you been looking at the Wikileaks site?  If so, shame on you, you naughty person you.  Okay, maybe it’s not that serious but it seems a number of employers are making it that serious.  I’ve come across several articles on major news sites that indicate many employers are banning their employees from looking at the Wikileaks site on their servers.  Of course, employers have the right to do this.  They’ve managed to cut out almost everything exciting about the internet:  YouTube, Facebook, even some email sites are not permitted, depending on where you work.  Wikileaks is right up there with porn, they way they are making it seem.  You know if you’re caught looking at porn at work it’s all over.  Porn will get you fired.  Wikileaks will get you a firing squad.

I haven’t looked at the Wikileaks site.  At first I wasn’t really interested but since the media is making such a huge deal out of it, I admit my curiosity is piqued.  Why all the hush-hush?  It is because some of the documents are allegedly classified and nobody is allowed to look at them anyway?  Or is it because the government is embarrassed at what we might see?  Who knows since nobody is allowed to look at that damn thing besides reporters.

According to a recent article on CNN, the White House Office of Management and Budget has declared it forbidden for federal employees and contractors working for the government from looking at publicly leaked documents coming from any Wikileaks site.  You can’t use your personal computer or mobile device and you damn sure can’t use your work terminal.  The Air Force has decided to follow along with this and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the services jump on the bandwagon.

I am neither for or against Julian Assange and his Wikileaks crap, and all the other competitor sites that have started publishing these documents.  I have mixed feelings about the whole charade.  According to my co-worker this makes me a Communist.  I’m not sure how, but here’s my point of view:  I do not think it is funny or in the best interests of anyone to put American servicemembers’ lives in danger.  However you choose to believe, there are many people undercover throughout the world doing what we need to do for the greater good of the US.  I know some people don’t believe that, but we won’t go there right now.

However, once the cat is out of the bag, you can’t shove that bitch back in there.  Telling the American public that we can’t look at something that’s already out is kind of like telling rubberneckers to stop looking at car accidents on the side of the road.  It ain’t gonna happen.  So I’m not allowed to look at the Wikileaks crap and all I’ve got to go on is whatever Fox News is telling me.  That can’t be good for anybody.  My mind has gone crazy in imagining what is on this site that is so juicy the government doesn’t want me to look at it.  In fact, my imagination is so crazy I can’t even fathom what it could possibly be.

And what about all the non-military stuff?  According to what I heard on the news there’s other stuff that is gonna be leaked that doesn’t necessarily have to do with the government and military; it has to do with corporations and foreign governments and stuff like that.  I can’t look at that either?  I wanna know if there’s some huge Apple-Microsoft conspiracy.  I want to know what companies are really doing with my credit card number.  I’m being ridiculous of course, and just throwing out anything but who knows what’s out there?

Thanks to this blockade, I’m never gonna know.

I think the government is taking the wrong approach.  Yes, we need to protect people in sensitive positions, but the public does have a right to know some things.  It’s like the politicians just want us to blindly support them.  They offer no transparency.  I found it funny that my co-worker said I was the Communist because I didn’t have a real opinion about Assange.  I think it’s our own government that is a little Communist because they’d like to keep us in the dark.  I think this is the reason that some people are looking at Assange as a hero.  Right now, the government is the bad guy.  Assange put something out there and now the government is all pissed.  If you look at it, you’ll never work in this town again!  What is it that’s so bad that you don’t want your own people to know?  I think that question has some merit.  If you let me look at it then I can judge on my own if this is something I truly needed to see and I can judge Assange.  Should he have put this out there?

If it has been secret all this time, let it stay secret.  But if it’s already out there, it ain’t a secret no more.  I don’t understand why Uncle Sam can’t see this, but these days it seems that nothing coming from Washington is making a whole lot of sense.  Since I like getting paid I won’t bother with the Wikileaks site or anything related to it.  But if you have nothing to lose, go and look at it.  Inform yourself.  I think it’s your American right.  Then you can decide for yourself if Julian Assange is truly a hero or if he needs his ass kicked, without the media bias.

 

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