If you want to make a point about online privacy who do you quote?
Edward Snowden – what on Earth is a ‘dick sheriff’ (and do I really care?)
If you have a compromising document revealing the inner workings of Government where do you send it?
Julian Assange – ‘Nothing goes out on WikiLeaks without Assange’s approval.’
If you knew that you were going to introduce the world to the Internet but at the same time use it shut down free speech and liberty in general perhaps you would think ahead a little and make sure you had the right people in the right places so that you can control and frame the inevitable subsequent debate …
The free speech issue is nothing new and you don’t need a crystal ball to know that if you attempt to shut it down (however, new fangled the technology is) there will be resistance.
Let’s try to avoid the ‘follow the leader’ mentality that got us into this mess in the first place…