[ExI] the ambiguously evil british have leaked julian assange's address

Brian Manning Delaney listsb at infinitefaculty.org
Thu Dec 16 01:01:21 UTC 2010

El 2010-12-15 18:30, spike escribió:


> Who is evil in this case, the British judge or Assange?  What if some
> bastard had leaked Julian's address to Wikileaks, and Julian didn't notice
> it was in there, mixed with a ream of other text, so he accidentally outed
> himself against his own will?  Then is he good or bad?  This determines if
> he deserves his privacy or needs the disinfectant of sunlight.
> Of course we don't know if the address is real or a clever diversionary
> tactic.
> Oh this is fun.  {8^D
> spike

Hej Spike!

Yes, this has been an amazing trip! Such irony, everywhere!

I'm back in Colombia now, but I was in Sweden when the diplomatic cables 
got leaked. Truly astonishing to watch the press reaction in Western Europe.

In response to a few other comments here: Uncle Jules is not simply a 
private individual, he is (or was or whatever the sitch now be) the head 
of organization making extraordinary claims about the virtues of 
"RADICAL openness". Pardon laziness, but my (very harsh) views on 
Assange are best captured by a recent Facebook status update:


"I, Julian (<heart!>) believe in transparency! (Except when it applies 
to my own organization.)" "I, Julian (<heart!>), believe in open 
discussion. That's why we have a wiki; and check out our cool name, 
"WIKIleaks" -- 'anyone can edit!' (But we had to shut down the wiki 
because the discussion was too open.)"

‎"I, Uncle Jules, am NOT imperious!" screams Julian imperiously, as he 
imperiously fires several employees/volunteers because they called him 
imperious and suspects they've Bradley-Manning-ed information about the 
inner workings of WikiLeaks to The New York Times, which, unlike the 
Guardian, has tried to report on Julian's imperiousness. Then Julian 
imperiously decides no longer to share informtion with the NYT (who 
didn't get the cables in advance from Julian this time, but from a 
different source).

The beautiful revolution.

Sung to the tune of "Won't Get Fooled Again".

It's disturbing that so many people are taking this egomaniacal, 
grandstanding, rebarbative little Stalinist puke seriously.


I still have hope for the concept of making it possible for people to 
leak information about crimes in a safe way, though. Go for it, OpenLeaks!


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