Tough time test fair-weathered friends: the case of Wikileak
Today, American’s value in liberty and freedom of speech comes yet once again under scrutiny.
Over few weeks now that the controversy over the leaked US cables published by Wiki Leak has come out to the world reams of electric documents that record US diplomatic activity have been published. It has been said to be “Historian’s dream and politician’s worst nightmare”. The records provide a window into the real world of international politic. More precisely, how the US deal with the world. So the document is highly sensitive and surely its publishing means many sleepless nights for someone in the White House.
It has been made aware by the Guardien that there are attempts to kick the Wikileak out of the world-wide web . The domain of the website got shut down, it seek refuge with Amazon website who also refused. It is now open its website under wikileak.ch – Switzerland.
I feel this is also a kick in the mouth for those who highly regard USA’s values as superior than that say, of China. I still remember vividly why Google left, China. Giving this kind of treatment to WikiLeak by the US government, is this a signal to other country that it is ok to follow the same suit? So much for freedom of speech. (Not to mention the young soldier, Manning who faced 52 years in jail. He is accused of leaking this documents.
I always believe that every one in this world is a nice person, but tough time always separate those who are good – and nice. In other word, only in difficult situation we can see a true nature of man. Our value will come under test at critical time. I believe it is hash but real fact about life, and only those who know what their values are and fight hard with themselves to retain it can deliver an act of goodness.
It is now the test for the American government.