Monday, November 29, 2010
A Lot of Flocking Questions
Wikileaks, eh? I guess I could write about this for many, many days. But I don't want to. As my friend Helen would say, the whole thing makes my ass tired. Let me just say this, if it's sauce for the goose, it's probably sauce for the flock as well as the gander.
Was network news actually hinting that someone at a website (other than their own) should be prosecuted for publishing information that was illegally obtained, just after they made sure I knew the juiciest, most damaging bits? Um. . . anybody else see the silliosity of this? What's wrong with people? Is there a line between freedom of speech and treason?
If it's wrong for a person to lie and spread gossip, is it ok for a government? What is a government?
While I'm asking questions, is it possible to impose freedom on people? Is it possible to forcibly install democracy? Can you be spontaneous right now? Can you choose not to make a choice? Can you fight for peace? Can you turn on a light to see in the dark?
If any of you other geese can answer any of these, please let me know.