A Response to Killgore Trout and Other Opponents of Wikileaks

Eclectic Cyborg12/13/2010 8:05:11 am PST

In Somalia they have not had a functioning government in nearly 20 years. That’s a true anarchy situation there. No central rule, just chaos all over.

I don’t ever see that being the case in America.


A true anarchy situation situation can only exist when there is no government in place and the citizens are pretty much left to fend for themselves.

There are so many people driven by ego and power in America and elsewhere in the world that if one American government fell, some aspiring power hungry individual would step up and claim leadership, I guarantee you.

The President of the United States is often given an alternate title of “The most powerful man in the free world.” Now it may well be that statement is more subjective today than it has been in the past, but the United States is still one of the most powerful, most high profile nations on the planet. You control America, you control a lot of things. That’s why anarchy would not last long here. A power vacuum at the center of the U.S. would not be allowed to stand.

In my opinion, it’s unfair that someone should expect that every single web post, email, phone call or text message they send could be potentially seen by public eyes and therefore they need to be careful what they say.

It’s gotten to the point where nothing that gets put in writing in any kind of electronic form is sacred.

When my dad left my mom, I wrote him a rather harsh, intense, emotional email. You think I want that on display for others to read? No, it’s none of their damned business, it’s a private matter between myself and my father and should stay that way.

Now I realize that the game changes when you are talking about the U.S. government. I’m huge proponent of Government openness and accountability. Having said that though, I also believe there are some things our government does that we should NOT be privy to, mainly when national security could potentially threatened as a result.

I agree with the spirit of what wikileaks is doing, but I feel lately that rather than it being about its supposed mission of freedom of information, it seems to instead be more about one man and his quest to gain notoriety for himself and do whatever he can to harm the U.S.A.