they seemed to say.
All the while, the fox was in the henhouse counting his chickens as the principle of the matter left the building and all who was left was the superintendent, who was a greedy self-absorbed pancake of a man...
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” – 1984 (Orwell)
I could write some good fictional plotlines for my writing exercises with the material from some of these posts, interesting thread.
So why if it is happening does it involve us? Why do we even need an opinion on something we're led wrongly by, the "facts" that are given by whom? Follow the money. Isn't that what Nixon said?
Who cares if the messenger (Assange) doesn't agree with the popular political aesthetic, let's find out who this messenger is and why they we're being scammed into paying so much attention to him? Like, why are you guys so interested in this spectacle? It's a farce. Lies upon lies, but something make you so smart you can figure it out?
Good luck with Google and "the media," there is little free press left. Everything is owned by series of stakeholders with key interests in some platform that always comes down to a business deal. They dress it in morals and tangential views that detract the energy of the public focus to the elephant in the room. Create enough noise, you make distractions, by cause and effect. What's really changed with these leaks? Really?
It seems a lot of things change but basically it stays the same. It's something that sometimes I feel the weight of in my career in marketing. Amazing to see the gears turn on a micro-level with corporate execs having lunches and favors translate into policy changes for the workers in the lowest ranks, from the benefits to pay, it's a bunch of self-interested people having coffee and scotch in nice suites, and those who can make a difference are mostly concerned with their own interest. At the end of the day, the motto is "what's in it for me" (abbreviated WIIFM) and the only way get that is to show what you've done for them lately. It's a classic problem as was put in previous post. Problem, reaction, solution.
I was in a meeting last week where I was told, if the question ever casts a doubt in your mind, the answer is always "Money." If it generates revenue, do it.
The problem is 98% of the US population has painfully been experiencing the effects of having to share some 3% of the national wealth. Did the people think what, they were important? The culture thought or emotionally attached to the idea that it "had" (possessed) a lot more than it actually does. How is it that Wallstreet had its BEST day in history some 3 odd weeks ago, when there are people who can't eat in this country.
Yet the problem's always been this way, those who have and those who don't, and who decides who lives and who dies.
Now we have real death panels. In Arizona coverage of medical benefits for individuals on transplant lists get to be selected or removed according to who? The brilliant governor of Arizona. A man was sent home from his operating table he'd been on a list to get a transplant a long time. The insurance dropped him and the hospital sent him home to die.
That's what this fine establishment was based on: greed. And the American Dream is the picture perfect greed in your own corner of heaven. And the pharma industry, wallstreet, it's intricately all connected, because there aren't that many people at the heights of that kind of wealth. It's kept close knit, and greed is the name of the game for happiness. Can you see how happy the American people are with their nice iPods and gizmos and therapy and medications? I can. They are pissed and hurting to just make rent, forget christmas trees and family warmth. People are unequipped to deal with this, but it doesn't change they have to deal with it nonetheless.
But that logic alone is pretty insane, when you stop and think about it, what people keep grasping for, even from the media, and in the media.
So why is Assange such a big deal again? It's not like government officials don't know what the espionage game is... they ARE the experts. And it is their work to smooth over the perceptions of other people dressed in their finest that decide policy for their citizens. Who cares if 1 in 5 people doesn't have clean drinking water in this world, WIIFM?
Even this much attention to this matter shows this principle in its end result.
So what have you done for me lately? This is the first question I have to always answer when negotiating "What's in it for me", basic business... but at a human level, it's the basic principle that all politics seem to work on.
My 2 cents.
_________________ Made from 100% recycled karmaThe Heart Drive Word PressMud to Lotus"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget." –Arundhati Roy