Wednesday, December 1, 2010

only the elected are allowed to do illegal things?

Those liberals or neo-liberals who criticize WikiLeaks mainly argue, "WikiLeaks is not elected, so it has no right to mess with the power." Their argument is problematic. You don't have to be elected in order to be a journalist. And we can protest against the power: those students in the UK are not elected. Therefore Lawyer David Allen Green's argument appearing in New Statesman is categorically wrong. The true problem is the fact that those elected are endorsing wiretapping, torture, kidnapping, and killing.

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