Vanity publishing taken to an extreme

“Information wants to be free”

…says Wikileaks. Or is that the individual known as Julian Assange?

Aside from the ridiculousness of the statement – how can one possibly ascribe desire to something inanimate? – today’s publishing by the Blessed Elric of Melbourne of an unredacted database of Wikileaks’ entire archive of US diplomatic cables is an act of moral degeneracy.

Wikileaks’ former media partners, Reporters without Borders and others have condemned the publication of material that identifies individual intelligence agents, political dissidents and their families, victims of sexual offences, and the location of critical military and civil infrastructure. All this in response to a ‘Twitter’ poll conducted by Assange and his few remaining friends.

What a truly pathetic little man is Julian Assange.