There is a good connection from within my study site today, which allows me to surf the web for a bit.
While it has been tough, I am still informed enough about the recent persecution of Julian Assange and Wikileaks to feel absolutely nauseous that a great many smart people would condemn these whistle-blowers who have risked their freedom and maybe lives to ensure we stay informed about the lies our governments tell us.
To that end, nothing more has motivated me to wish to carry out acts of protests than the thought that there are people out there, blinded by calls of patriotism — to actually, despite all reasons supporting the contrary, to support the perpetrators whose secrets have been exposed, and attack those who have enlightened us regarding the evils that have been committed in our name.
To that end, I hereby swear off any future ownership of credit cards with Visa or Mastercard emblazoned upon them, and will not be using PayPal, nor shop at Amazon, until they return the right to receive donations and hosting to Wikileaks.
To put it in perspective, Jeff Jarvis:
You know, I can use Mastercard and Visa to give a contribution to the Ku Klux Klan (I looked it up yesterday), but I can’t use it to support free speech on Wikileaks!
P.S. The concept of DDoS attacks as a form of an online picket-line protest is an interesting point-of-view that never occurred to me until the video above.