Cornwall ON – Julian Assange is still in jail pending bail which was posted by filmmaker Michael Moore. Yes, that Michael Moore. Mr. Assange is considered enemy number one in the US and many places, but the plot is thickening.
People talk about nuclear weapons, but the pen is mightier than the sword. It always has been and always will which is why so many that employ it have been targeted around the world.
I’m still not personally sure what to make of Mr. Assange and his group. I’m not sure they are truly revolutionaries out to accomplish some betterment and accountability or simply an extension of a government intelligence agency simply changing the balance of how the world works.
For example, like 911 I can see that this whole Wikileaks leading to iron grips on the internet, who can use it and how.
At the turn of the previous century the ability for people to hop on boats and travel more freely instigated the passport system. With the internet being wide open with people able to communicate with each other without many “borders” there are people who get upset.
Why even here in Cornwall Ontario there are many who would be quite happy to see us shut down simply because we print certain positions that aren’t happy with certain cliques.
Knowledge is power. Information is knowledge and understanding how to use information can be a truly wonderful thing or a hurtful thing.
If Wikileaks is the real deal and most days I tend to think it is then is the crime Mr. Assange revealing these secrets or the realities that we’re all essentially living lies perpetuated by individuals in certain governments? Maybe there should be less secrets?
Jamie Gilcig – Editor
The Cornwall Free News
(Comments and opinions of Editorials, Letters to the Editor, and comments from readers are purely their own and don’t necessarily reflect those of the owners of the Cornwall Free News, their staff, or sponsors.)