19 12 10 - 11:13Daily humour:
LAWYERS for Julian Assange have expressed anger about an alleged smear campaign against the Australian WikiLeaks founder.
In a move that surprised many of Mr Assange's closest supporters on Saturday, The Guardian newspaper published previously unseen police documents that accused Mr Assange in graphic detail of sexually assaulting two Swedish women. One witness is said to have stated: "Not only had it been the world's worst screw, it had also been violent." - The Australian
Wait, you mean leaks are only good when it's not your own information getting leaked?
So that pithy phrase "just don't have secrets" doesn't apply here?
All that assumption that only bad people have secrets, that was just hogwash?
I guess it's funny how governments say to people, "If you have nothing to hide, don't worry about privacy." Then people say that back to government, which makes no sense as government isn't a person, but a policy instrument. And that's a far more complex field than an individual life. But now we've got Julian Assange saying that he wants some information to be protected from leaks. But he doesn't want to extend the same right to government, even though its task is a billion times more complicated than not raping Swedish women.
What an amusing world.
Why film yourself hitting your wife's lover? Why even hit your wife's lover? No man owes you a vow of fidelity. If your wife cheats, it's on her. (Via ATL.) Attacking the man is infantilizing the woman. Why not punch her? - CF
Summary: boy marries girl, boy gets cancer, girl gets affair, so boy punches out interloping male.
That anyone has any objection to this is a travesty. Of course you beat the cheater. Of course you don't punch the woman. She's your wife. You don't hit your wife. But you can pound the ass of the parasite who decided he'd take advantage of the situation. Clearly he's a scumbag.
In other times, both past and future, people recognize that you either uphold a social principle or you let everything fall apart. When people start doing what's convenient, trust goes out the window, and then so does working together. At that point, society becomes a shopping transaction. There is no other obligation except to make ourselves feel happy.
So we ignore big problems, but one cat gets tortured on the internet, and we're all over that! Because it makes us feel like a big fuckin' MAN to go kick ass on the cat-torturer.
And while we were doing that, another 10,000 cats starved to death on the streets, victims of neglect by other selfish people who bought a kitten, found it became too much work, and then just cut it loose.
Humans, the problem isn't our government having secrets. The problem is our little secret: that 90% of us do nothing but go to jobs and leave messes behind. That most people are secretly miserable, but on the surface, are there to tell us how cool they are and make us feel bad about what we don't have. That there's no social order, only a giant tangle of people struggling to get to the top.
While those 10,000 cats starved to death, a few hundred thousand gallons of toxic sludge hit our oceans. Another few hundred million cubic meters of exhaust filled the skies. Landfills pile higher, toxins spread farther, there's less land for animals and so, without a "democratic" voice, they die quietly in unseen places.
The human disease is to always look for something tangible to blame, like God, King, Corporation or Government, when in fact the problem is very simple: we are out of control, and breeding out of control, and no one wants to say NO to the individual and tell them that the rules apply to them too. We're great with attacking "evils" like Government Secrets or a Single Cat Torturer, but we can't face the mundane evil within.
And that is what will convey us back down the evolutionary chain to monkeyness, which is where in spirit, most of these people already are.