The Secret Secret
Of Wikileaks and Literacy

Johnson, Jimmy
http://www.counterpunch.org/2010/12/09/the-secret-secret/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  09/12/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12310

Only those with proper clearances can participate in discussions that affect significant aspects of our lives. Certain technological achievements, our collective ethical decisions (torture, secret prisons, air strikes, etc.), our collective behavior towards other nations and peoples (foreign policy discussions) and more are often obscured by state secrecy. Like the medieval clergy, those holding classified clearances are the sole legitimate interpreters of the 'really important' knowledge. In effect, they are a caste that guides our political and technological cosmologies.

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