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Michael Moore Explains His Support for Wikileaks

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Michael Moore Explains His Support for Wikileaks
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Michael Moore helps fund Julian Assange`s bond. Turns out his support and call for local support hurt more than helped.
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yusterdai
Female, 18-29, Western US
 126 Posts
Friday, December 17, 2010 4:32:27 PM
@mchunt
Thanks for the list. Im always looking to rent books on different political perspectives. Ew I even read a Glenn Beck book, I wish I could un-read that one.

DickenMcHunt
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1140 Posts
Friday, December 17, 2010 4:01:53 AM
"Yet, to release lists of locations the U.S. government considers crucial to national security is irresponsible to say the least. Governments sometimes must do dirty rotten nasty things to protect it's people. Assassinations, funding the enemy of your enemy and the like."

Wikileaks partnered with professional organizations recognized around the world; utilized their resources to remove/redact information (names, locations, etc) of serious gravity.

Wikileaks reached out to every major government organization that would be effected and requested official resources to help determine the information to be with-held, virtually every government refused to participate. Rather than do damage control 70+% of everyone involved said: "Screw you."

As a side note, I disagree; Governments do not need to do "nasty things" to protect us.

DickenMcHunt
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1140 Posts
Friday, December 17, 2010 3:55:57 AM
Only when you have examined an issue from its every facet and understand all of the perspectives it can be viewed in can you begin to draw a valid and realistic conclusion.

It would be like making a sculpture of a man- on one side it is incredibly detailed and accurate, but the back is entirely flat... it's an outline of a man. Because if the artists doesn`t walk around back and see the rest of the man he can`t sculpt it.

Being informed from ANY perspective is better than being ignorant, but one must, as you have said, have an open mind and indulge even perspectives that you disagree with. Once you are so informed then you can fathom and develop your own whole and complete philosophy.

I`m only about 3/5 of the way through that list, so don`t think i`m an expert, or that I think of myself as an expert.

DickenMcHunt
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1140 Posts
Friday, December 17, 2010 3:51:29 AM
"If you have an open mind I'd recomend reading one of her novels."

I have, you should try reading:
"Unequal Protection: The rise of corporate dominance and the theft of human rights"
Upton Sinclair`s "Jungle "
"One Market Under God"
Thomas Paine: "The Rights of Man" and "The Age of Reason"
"Cutting Corporate Welfare"
"The Best Democracy Money can Buy"
"The Wealth of Nations"
Ron Pauls "Pillars of Prosperity"
"Whatever Happened to Justice ?"
"Globalisation and its Discontents"
"The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality"
"The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century"
"The Ethics of Liberty"
"The Virtue of Selfishness"

You may have noticed one of Ayn Rands books in there. The list I detailed is critical reading from many political perspectives. Only w

yusterdai
Female, 18-29, Western US
 126 Posts
Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:57:28 PM
@Gerry1of1
exactly.

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