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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-05-10 08:46 PM
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10. For me it is personal in an odd way. I grew up with a violent authoritarian
father who was very respected in the community. To see the person he was behind the mask was impossible. My father did not want anyone to see him in any way other than as a powerful figure. I have real issues with authority figures - I don't like or trust them but I find it extremely difficult to see beyond the mask they project. These cables are like airing out dirty laundry and corrode the mystique that surrounds powerful people.

I also feel for Assange because I am the black sheep of the family and reviled by relatives who think I didn't respect my father. I never revealed anything out of total fear but acted in ways that cast me in a bad light. So when people like Assange, reveal things that embarass the powerful, I feel it in the depth of my soul and am enabled to see the powerful as human. I am sure that many people living under authoritarian rule are as transfixed as I by Assange and his wikileaks.
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  -Check out 'coincidental' facts such as the family who controls Swedish media snagglepuss  Dec-05-10 08:08 PM   #0 
  - Thanks for bringing this to light. n/t  Catherina   Dec-05-10 08:09 PM   #1 
  - What I find odd is that these facts haven't been reported. Unless I missed  snagglepuss   Dec-05-10 08:15 PM   #5 
     - Maybe the Guardian is unwilling to let the story be about Assange  Catherina   Dec-05-10 08:34 PM   #9 
  - You really are doing a lot of research on wikileaks!  tabatha   Dec-05-10 08:11 PM   #2 
  - For me it is personal in an odd way. I grew up with a violent authoritarian  snagglepuss   Dec-05-10 08:46 PM   #10 
     - Interesting. Thanks for sharing.  tabatha   Dec-05-10 09:11 PM   #13 
        - I didn't know that. I'll have to look that up. I'd be interested reading it.  snagglepuss   Dec-05-10 09:14 PM   #14 
           - Here:  tabatha   Dec-05-10 09:29 PM   #16 
  - The image of Scandinavia being a paradise of justice is slowly fading.  Dawson Leery   Dec-05-10 08:12 PM   #3 
  - Thank you!  Lucinda   Dec-05-10 08:14 PM   #4 
  - I sure seems like a hatchet job, make it up as you go, throw it all  tekisui   Dec-05-10 08:18 PM   #6 
  - Thanks! Kick this out of the park!  glinda   Dec-05-10 08:19 PM   #7 
  - Thanks for this info..  BrklynLiberal   Dec-05-10 08:23 PM   #8 
  - Good work  somone   Dec-05-10 08:50 PM   #11 
  - Why is this not near or at the top?  glinda   Dec-05-10 09:06 PM   #12 
  - Forgive my ignorance of Swedish politics. I am under the impression  struggle4progress   Dec-05-10 09:20 PM   #15 
  - If you are targetting a leftist, hire leftists.  snagglepuss   Dec-05-10 09:53 PM   #17 
  - Could be. But you've suddenly changed your story: a moment ago,  struggle4progress   Dec-05-10 10:40 PM   #20 
     - As indicated in the OP that list is from a American Conservative post.  snagglepuss   Dec-05-10 11:14 PM   #22 
  - You accuse me of being sloppy- look in the mirror. If you recall Leiberman  snagglepuss   Dec-05-10 10:32 PM   #19 
     - I merely questioned whether you had identified the politics of the party correctly  struggle4progress   Dec-05-10 10:58 PM   #21 
  - Stieg Larsson. The Girl who Played w/ Fire.. etc  alittlelark   Dec-05-10 09:57 PM   #18 
  - Yup.  Enthusiast   Dec-06-10 05:45 AM   #25 
  - Whole thing is beyond "coincidental" -- it's a joke .... except for Assange....  defendandprotect   Dec-05-10 11:41 PM   #23 
  - "The Swedish prosecutors office claims they have no idea how Assanges name was leaked."  cigsandcoffee   Dec-05-10 11:52 PM   #24 
  - Apparently Fascists are at work  Enthusiast   Dec-06-10 05:46 AM   #26 
  - interesting. most americans think of sweden as some socialist paradise  Hannah Bell   Dec-06-10 06:00 AM   #27 
  - That is an interesting point and it could apply to Canada as well.  snagglepuss   Dec-06-10 09:51 PM   #30 
  - K & R  AzDar   Dec-06-10 06:21 AM   #28 
  - K&R nt  Celtic Raven   Dec-06-10 12:21 PM   #29 
  - Deep and dark.. (thanks for the facts, Snagglepuss)  Mimosa   Dec-06-10 09:54 PM   #31 
     - If you want to read some other interesting facts check out this investigative  snagglepuss   Dec-06-10 10:27 PM   #32 

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