Walk the Talk, Julius

‘WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. ‘

The Wikileaks website has Julius Assange’s photo all over it with the ‘Help WikiLeaks Keep Government’s Open’ message.

Now, in the spirit of ‘open disclosure’, I find WikiLeaks a disgusting idea – almost as vile as terrorism. Providing information without context is dangerous and that’s exactly what WikiLeaks does in the name of transparency.

And, as a result, I couldn’t help but break into a smile when I read about Julius Assange desperately trying to censor parts of his own biography.

An article I read put it best ‘For a man who traffics in the free and open spread of information, Julian Assange sure has a lot of restrictions on which information he would like to see released.’

It is said that ‘It is easier to fight for your principles than to live them’.

How true.