The Washington Post published an op-ed written by Anne Applebaum on November 30, 2010. This is another article that I think has been altered. If nothing else, at least the title has been altered. The current title for the article is “In seeking ‘free speech,’ Wikileaks strikes a blow against honest speech.” In INDB, I recorded the title of the article as “Another week, another leak.”
In any event, in the article, Applebaum argued that the real secrets of the world were held by countries like China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran and she implored WikiLeaks to start looking for information on those regimes.
Applebaum represents everything wrong with the media today. She appears to be only interested in finding problems with other countries, and not her own. This “State Controlled Media” philosophy, which every country seems to have, enables those countries to do whatever they want. And they have. This philosophy perpetuates the myth that our government is good, other governments are bad, and provides the moral justification for all sorts of bad behavior. People like Applebaum are the reason why our government can keep killing Muslims endlessly.
At the end of 2010, it seemed like the governments might fess up, finally tell the world the truth, and accept responsibility for their actions. Obviously, they didn’t do that. And look what happened. After not telling the truth, the West instigated civil wars in Libya, Bahrain, and Syria. It overthrew the governments in Egypt and Tunisia and trashed their economies in the process. And some idiot decided it was a great idea to destroy much of Northeast Japan. And, amazingly, no one seems to have a problem with this. In my writings I have used some extreme language to characterize our media and our government officials. These people are proving everyday that they deserve the names I have called them. Actually, they deserve much worse.