Sunday, January 30, 2011

Assange is right and his enemies are wrong.

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, pg. 189

So maybe Julian Assange is a pain in the ass. So were Newton, Galileo, Darwin, Jesus, and Florence Nightingale. So what? Show me anything WikiLeaks has published that's incorrect. As for the need for "discretion," it must be obvious to anybody who can read that "discretion" failed to prevent the Iraq and Afghanistan disasters.

Assange might suffer from a lack of peer review, but he has no means of getting any.