ParanoiA Posted August 11, 2010 Share Posted August 11, 2010 (edited) Again, I think this falls under "if the government want it done safely, then the government should do it". Otherwize, we're left with no-one doing it and us not knowing what's going on. tbh, I think that to agree with you i'd either have to accept that the government safely being more open isn't an option (which I don't), or that if the government don't want to be open then we have to just accept that, and no-one should force transparency upon them (which I also don't accept). Basically, I'm happy to see this done over and over again until our governments learn that it's going to get out anyway so they may as well release it themselves, even if some people die in the process. But that's a false dilemma. Why do you keep arguing this as an either/or? There is no binary limitation here. We can release all of this goodie info, AND black out the names on the list. Tada! Done. Now we have exposed our nasty government and didn't betray informants and get them killed. I'm not happy to see anyone die because someone else unilaterally decided they were expendable for their cause, for no better reason than the limitations of their own intelligence. It would be particularly sad to watch someone run over a child simply because they didn't know a brake pedal existed. It's going to be sad if anyone dies over this, simply because Assange didn't possess knowledge of the proverbial brake pedal. And hey, I might introduce this thread in my trial when I go drinking and driving this weekend and fail to kill anyone. It's almost like the ends justify the means anymore. We had an american president like that recently too...what was his name...hmm... Edited August 11, 2010 by ParanoiA Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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