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[liberationtech] Assange's claim about Tor losing US government support due to WikiLeaks

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Mon Feb 27 12:13:17 PST 2012


On 02/27/2012 03:59 PM, The Dod wrote:
> On 02/28/2012 02:25 AM, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>> Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
>>> Try not to let cynicism win. 
>>
>> Then again, isn't cynicism what Wikileaks is all about?  Righteous
>> cynicism about whether or not we can trust our instititutions.
>>
> Cynicism is to accept the fact we can't trust institutions and leave it
> at that.
> Cynicism is "but I didn't speak up because I wasn't a {Jew | Muslim |
> dying in Bhopal}".
> Cynicism is mincing words to sound clever because you're not being
> pepper sprayed and can think straight.
> 
> Opposing and exposing such things is exactly the opposite.

Suggesting that Julian has no positive intentions is absolutely out of
line with reality. That's the cynicism I'm referencing and if that isn't
clear - we should be opposed to the cynicism of fatalism - we can make a
difference.

Not every person who attempts to make a difference is *only* acting in
their own self interest. Julian, as called out, certainly isn't and that
is the concept to which I object.

All the best,
Jacob



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