A Response to Killgore Trout and Other Opponents of Wikileaks

14 8:27:57 pm PST

re: #12 Barrett Brown

None of my essay was confusing at the venue in which I first published it after having decided that this venue was populated heavily by people who would upvote any criticism of me and then downvote any defense of my position. As I said, there is a reason why certain people do not want to share any civic partnership with the sort of people who have dusted off their sense of outrage over the past few days.

I’m going to be honest with everyone here. The anarchists don’t like you or give a shit about what dishonest or incompetent opinion you’ve come up with based on a cursory glance of the situation. I’m not saying that in a mean way, even though I am, but rather out of duty. Many who are now opposed to Wikileaks were all gung-ho on Iraq, and if you were, then you can probably forgive us for not being concerned over your own little geopolitical assessment. I know I sound like an asshole and/or douchebag for saying all that, and I am, but at any rate that is how you are viewed by a number of people.

I wasn’t all gung-ho about Iraq, but we went and we’re there and since we’re there, we should, IMO, do whatever we need to do to accomplish whatever it is the experts and gov’t decide needs to be accomplished, and that’s just the way it is.

I also don’t like Wikileaks or what it does or why it does it -

But for the life of me I’m at a complete loss to understand how Iraq and Wikileaks converge in the sense you’ve described - why any person’s assessment on something should be dismissed simply because the person may have another assessment on something else. Weird.

You’ve judged yourself so I won’t. But I’m not understanding exactly why it should bother me that others might view me unfavorably, and why that unfavorable view should have anything to do with anything else. I. Don’t. Care.