Monday, November 29, 2010

My "Hopey Changey Stuff!"

Today an unknown publisher released something like 250,000 documents dating back to 1966 about Iraq and Afghanistan.Something like a third of those documents were classified until today and every single document sheds light on the secretive agenda that the U.S. government has embarked on for the last two and some change centuries! The WikiLeaks website and its publisher have given me, and hopefully many others, a sense of hope. The leak of classified information is not necessarily detrimental to the people of the United States! It is extremely detrimental to the U.S. government and how it does business with the outside world! The separation of these two ideas is very important in this discussion because the puppet media will establish these two ideas as one in the same. The people need the government to go about its business a different way so that peace and prosperity can reign. The peace and prosperity of not just U.S. citizens but also the world, in which the free market again and again decides against.
The free market does seem to be the aggressor in this discussion and will also be what is referred to as the government's "business" and both should be seen as oppressing and unequal. The more and more the website WikiLeaks publishes, the more and more citizens will recognize the hypocrisy that lies in the "business" of the government. I vote and pay taxes as well as consider myself a stand-up citizen who spends when I should spend and well, spends when I shouldn't spend, how American of me right?  But, the oppression of the United States is well documented and for the most part taught in colleges that the government allocates funding to. Yet it's a larger issue than just civil rights which should be regarded as the most important legislation in U.S. history (14th Amendment, Civil Rights Act of 1964). The oppression is rooted in poverty, and the inequality is in capital. The majority of citizens in my opinion are negligent to the oppression though, but why when most everyone knows there is a large proportion of poor and a small proportion of wealthy? This question is absent an answer but hope was released by WikiLeaks today, and we should all celebrate today as the beginning of change, or something like Independence Day II!
The mass media is now reporting that the website WikiLeaks will release more classified information in the near future. This time the unknown publisher will embark on domestic issues, HOORAY! My favorite! It will release documents and emails, from what Dr. Gonzo would call "the swine," also known as bank Chief Executive Officers, as well as others. The hope is growing within me and the belief in liberty derives from the hope that one day it will be implemented. A country cannot call itself the "Land of the Free" and also embark on its oppressive agenda. So, what's the point of this discussion? Maybe this is a thank you directed at the publisher of WikiLeaks, and okay, maybe its also a crazy rant about extremely relevant information, either way I support the release of all classified documents under the precedence under the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence, "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed,[by something], with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.", and of Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address where he states the United States is a nation, "of the people, by the people, for the people." My hope is sometimes hidden within my positivist attitude, but today it was let out to breath until I remembered what happened in the last election.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting post. I tried to read the WikiLeak documents, but the website was down. I heard on the news today that WikiLeak is going to release bank documents from a yet-unnamed company at the beginning of the year. Those should be interesting.