Dear and Gentle Readers,
Madame L would like to
bring to your attention the fact that the people at WikiLeaks, who are
so keen to "leak" and expose the "secrets" of governments, businesses,
religious groups, and, really, anyone they think needs exposure (i.e.,
anyone that someone at WikiLeaks has any kind of grudge against), have
themselves decided that their own secrets must remain secret.
According to a letter to the editor
of Madame L's local newspaper, The Oregonian, WikiLeaks posted a
message posted on Twitter saying that "it will not be identifying the
six new countries to which Edward Snowden had applied for asylum."
Madame L could not find the article cited by the letter-writer, and when
she went to the WikiLeaks feed at Twitter, she found their motto, "We
open governments," but no mention there, either, of the message cited by
Madame L thinks that You, Dear and
Gentle Readers, might agree with her idea that what's sauce for the
goose is sauce for the gander, that people who throw stones shouldn't
live in glass houses, and so on.
BTW, Wikipedia itself has published the wrong birth date for one of its own founders, Jimmy Wales. Do you still trust WikiLeaks and/or Wikipedia for reliable and accurate information? Madame L still does not.
She doesn't think Wikipedia or WikiLeaks are actually "wicked" or "evil,"
but she knows that Wikipedia is not the only website you can access for
free, and she knows that Jimmy Wales et al. can't possibly "police" all
the information on the site.
So, Madame L may still
look at information on Wikipedia as she begins to research a topic, and
she sometimes even provides links for articles from Wikipedia. But she
despises hypocrisy, as practiced by big governments, do-gooders, and
everyone else, and she does not trust everything she hears and reads, no
matter who says or writes it. And she doesn't think anyone should.