Thursday, December 02, 2010

You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide

Ok, so I had to say something about Julian Assange and Wikileaks. I will not speculate on the probably bogus rape arrest warrant for Assange (oh, it seems I did :) ), but instead focus on one of his quotes: "If governments would prefer to not have such information surface they have two choices: don't engage in wars that even their own military employees find reprehensible, and don't rely on secrecy as a method of governance.". Sounds like the old "Nothing to hide, nothing to fear" thing, used by so many people with power to justify their actions. Well, payback's a bitch, isn't it?

Looks like I am not the only one having this impression.