January 14th, 2012
Controlling information has become as potent a mechanism of control as military or police force, if not more so. The “secretization” of the workings of government is now a de facto practice worldwide. Mr. Assange and the people of Wikileaks have shown the world — even in the face of our reluctance to know the truth — the true face of power in the world.
Wikileaks has created not just a crisis in the conscience of the world, but a personal crisis for all us who are citizens of governments whose horrors have been revealed. We have been forced to see the real cost of the way of life so taken for granted by the first world, and this
revelation has produced staggering change in the world in a remarkably short period of time.
I strongly believe Mr. Assange, and just as importantly, the entire staff of Wikileaks, deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for their incredible work. Doing so will also be a step toward restoring the integrity of the Prize itself, which has become badly tarnished by repeatedly being awarded to leaders actively waging war.
John – Chicago USA