A Response to Killgore Trout and Other Opponents of Wikileaks

researchok12/12/2010 8:31:08 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.

Mr Brown, I had more respect for you before you posted this drivel.

Why on earth would I care about what an anarchist thinks of me? Do you consider anarchy a credible form of political expression?

My opinion of Wikileaks has nothing to do with how I feel about Iraq, Afghanistan or Belize. Further, I don’t give a rats ass about what anarchists think about those things either.

Maybe you’re a fan of Ward Churchill. You might be a Nader devotee. Frankly, I could care less. Nor am I concerned about your ‘little geopolitical assessment’.

Wikileaks is a lot less political than it is moral and ethical and there is nothing you can say or do to change that. I understand why you might want it to be about politics, but when all is said and done, it is about morals and ethics.

Be assured that you are not looked upon favorably by many, either.