A Response to Killgore Trout and Other Opponents of Wikileaks

garhighway12/13/2010 7:32:34 am 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.

One doesn’t have to be pro-Iraq War II to be anti-Wikileaks. Publishing the names of agents and people who cooperate with us gets people killed. That is unequivocally evil, regardless of your views of other big issues of the day.