Everyone knows that everyone poops. Does that mean that you wouldn't have a problem with everyone you know watching you poop? Everyone knows that everyone lies. Does that mean that you wouldn't object to every one of your lies being categorized and exposed to the world?
And like I said, most people are already aware of this. It's just how society works. We can't all live in a fantasy world where everything is smiles and handshakes.I think if the public had awareness into "how the world works", they would be calling up every politician to have the system changed. The fact that our governments operate parallel but hidden from the public and conduct themselves in corrupt matters that run counter to publicly stated policy should be of grave concern to everyone.
You say it's just the way it works; well, it works that way because we are prevented from knowing about it. Knowledge is power. That is how change happens. If they are doing seedy business behind our backs but with our money and political capitol, then they deserve every bit of exposure they are getting.
I'm sure that you always feel that way. I think it's just more visible when it comes to the US.Put aside your pride for a minute and maybe you would see that this is not about anti-Americanism. I am well aware that the Canadian government is and has been involved in a lot of shady business too. We have probably the worst offenders in power right now in Canada. Just because I am pointing out that the U.S. deserves to be exposed, don't think for a minute that that goes only for the U.S. I think any country engaged in acts of corruption that is supposed to be answerable to its people deserves every bit of negative exposure it gets IF it is engaged in such business.
And like I've said repeatedly, I think this is a naive and overly simplistic position.I find it very telling that you have instead decided to shift your concern to people like me or toward blaming Wikileaks themselves, as opposed to looking at the information with an unbiased mind. Do you not care what your government does? If there are diplomatic problems over this or new security concerns, they are the fault of your own government and no one else. All countries may behave the same but all countries who get exposed had it coming.