Today is the day that WikiLeaks is going to get a taste of its own medicine. Thanks to an early participant in WikiLeaks‘ operations dating back to 2006 and the beginning of 2007, who became so disgruntled with its leader’s outsized ego, lies and deceitful methods that he quit, we have a treasure trove of internal Wikileaks e-mails. I am including a portion of them here (with typos and all). The image above was WikiLeak’s original design for its logo, presumably to show a mole in action.
Mr. John Young, the disenchanted ex-WikiLeaker who runs his own website Cryptome.org and has posted these e-mails, removed the names of the authors and addressees on most of them. However, there is little doubt in my mind, judging from their tone and context, that the main voice of Wikileaks coming through in these e-mails is most likely none other than its founder Julian Assange, who is now being hunted by Interpol under a warrant for sex crimes that he allegedly committed in Sweden.
What these e-mails show are fanatics whose objective has always been to topple governments, including the United States government, by publishing highly embarrassing purloined secret documents. They also reveal a possible connection with George Soros, which should be investigated by the Justice Department as part of its probe into possible criminal wrong-doing in the whole WikiLeaks affair.
These e-mails should dispel the myth about the noble intentions of WikiLeak’s leaders to promote transparency and an informed public – a myth that was peddled last night on the O’Reilly Factor by ultra-liberal Alan Colmes and libertarian John Stossel.
Ironically, the Wikileaks e-mails usually begin with warnings about maintaining the secrecy of their own communications, funding sources and operations. Transparency should start at home, don’t you think?
In the following e-mail, the author talks about bringing down governments, including that of the United States, through what he calls democratized revelations and revolutionary collaborative analysis of the leaks.
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 06:01:09 +1100
It overlooks the unintended consequences of failing to publish and it overlooks all those who are emancipated by being in a climate where bad governance cannot be concealed. Such a climate is a motivating force to behave better in the first place and shifts structures and individuals that generate bad governance away from positions where they generate poor governance. Injustice concealed cannot be answered. Concealed plans for future injustice cannot be stopped until they are revealed by becoming reality, which is too late. Administrative injustice, by defintion affects many…
[This is restricted internal development mailinglist for w-i-k-i-l-e-a-k-s-.-o-r-g.
Please do not mention that word directly in these discussions; refer instead to ‘WL’.
This list is housed at riseup.net, an activist collective in Seattle with an established lawyer and plenty of backbone.]
Thanks for your kind words.
We’ve thought long and hard about this.
It’s easy to percieve the connection between publication and the complaints people make about publication. But this generates a perception bias, because it overlooks the vastness of the invisible.