synthesis - government hypocrisy - bumfuzzled

Dec 17, 2010, 12:01 ET from synthesis

SEATTLE, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was published on December 7, 2010, by Shafeen Charania, author of the synthesis blog, winner of the 2008 Weblog award for best new blog, and's 25 best blogs of 2009.

Why is the American government so obsessed with Wikileaks? Why are they so intent on prosecuting (or persecuting) its founder?

The answer begins with the fact that the average age of the 110th American Congressperson is 57 years! These people graduated university a quarter of a century before the cellphone came into widespread use! They simply don't grasp that the latency between content capture or creation and widespread publishing is measured in seconds. This is an age where integrity is critical because transparency is implicit. Wake up Congress!

Rather than heeding President Obama and Secretary Clinton's admonitions against the Government of China's stand against free speech and freedom of information, they are taking a HUAC/McCarthy-like approach, where US government employees are forbidden (even at home) from looking at Wikileaks, and the sites are blocked in their offices.

They need to face the same reality that the RIAA, MPA and others have faced – the good old days are over.

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