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Response to randome (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:50 AM

9. On balance, I would counter, Wikileaks has done far more good than harm. It shouldn't be about

Julian Assange, even if he radiates that impression.

As for DU and similar sites, it seems there's been a concerted effort by multiple official and semi-official parties to try to influence the content and quality of debate on multiple issues, of which Wiki is just one. The place is large and varied, and has some exceptionally bright, well-informed people, but there are also many truly naive people who are too easily stampeded.

I wouldn't blame the breakdown of the global climate agreement on Assange - I don't think even he thinks he has that kind of power. If there were no duplicity in the bargaining positions of states, as at Kyoto, release of telegrams wouldn't be a problem. Don't burn the bearer of the "truth" (even though there are layers of deception even in leaks of the Classified DoS cables and the like - that's always been my strongest reservation about Wikileaks.)

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