One has been witness to the dance of talking heads with a mob mentality that derides and threatens what Wikileaks has done, is doing and hopefully will continue to do. Yes, we are talking about the hysteria in USA generated by the exposure of secret documents.
The dirty linen keeps coming out at regular intervals much to the chagrin of these folk. Apparently there is an ongoing discussion about using the Espionage Act of 1917 as a weapon to corral Julian Assange. It is rumoured that a Grand Jury is meeting to discuss this issue. There appears to be a general political consensus with this method of imposing the American Will on an Australian citizen for crimes against the homeland.
The ground swell of antipathy towards Wikileaks in government/private circles gives the distinct impression that McCarthyism in an insidious avatar is returning to haunt the freedom loving people of America. All the signs are there. Pseudo-nationalism spiced by the desire to reach out and incarcerate anyone that is perceived as a threat to America’s security…the us and them syndrome.
So what will the Real America do?
Will self respecting citizens challenge this upsurge?
Will lawsuits and protest rallies emerge from the woodwork of its society?
Or will apathy take its toll?
I suppose Time and its rancid cousin, history will tell us in due course.
In the mean time, May God Save America from these people.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om