If the whole Wikileaks ordeal isn’t Propagandada, what is?

So much is going on with this whole Wikileaks thing this week that I feel the need to share some links that might connect the dots a little bit.  I don’t claim to really know what’s going on with all of the controversy, but I think that the fact the next batch of leaks that Wikileaks is going to release has something to do with a major bank could be what fuels the wrath that media and various governments are displaying publicly against the whistleblowing site.  Everyone knows who ultimately pulls all the strings, right? (hint: banks and bankers) Interpol is out to get Julian Assange for rape charges in Sweden, yet it seems to be public knowledge on how to contact him in England.  Today he even did a live interactive web interview with folks who had questions to ask.

Anyone that remembers the film “Silkwood” (starring Cher and Meryl Streep) can also figure out how well-liked whistleblowers are in the United States of Corporate America.

The fact that some of the leaks uncover, among other things, the news that the US is writing laws for Spain to pass, or that the CIA is giving US diplomats to the UN spying duties, and that the US military is threatening legal action against any soldiers bold enough to read the news about any of the new leaks and US Federal workers in general (guess they won’t be visiting my site now either.  I’ll never qualify for a job with the Dept. of State anyway, not after registering a domain called propagandada.com…).  All of it taken together adds up to prove a statement made earlier today – “If it weren’t for the web, we’d be the most isolated, lied-to, nation in the world.”

So I guess it isn’t a surprise Julian Assange is Time Magazine’s coverboy next week.

Time Magazine, Dec. 12, 2010

Time Magazine, Dec. 12, 2010

Politicians are jumping on the bandwagon of course…

“What we need is more WikiLeaks about the Federal Reserve,” said Texas Congressman Ron Paul.  At the very same time Amazon.com was booting Wikileaks off their servers, Massachusetts Connecticut former Democratic, now Independent, Senator Joe Lieberman was calling for all US businesses to cease doing business with the whistleblowing website.  Lieberman is also now sponsoring a bill in the Senate aimed at killing sites such as Wikileaks.

Meanwhile, less than a day after the wikileaks.org domain was killed by the US government, countless mirror sites are springing up all over the world.

If you’ve read down to here, by far the best analysis that I’ve yet come across today goes deep into the philosophy behind the actions of Assange and Wikileaks was this:

“To destroy this invisible government”

The least surprising thing about the whole matter is that the the media in the US more intent on talking about how bad it is that Wikileaks exists than on the major issues uncovered by the leaked documents.

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