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Wikileaks exposes degrading morality of highest democracies; archives carry long-term significance

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Implications of by governments' reactions

The 250,000 confidential American diplomatic cables   prove that the US Administration depends on its belligerent mindset and similar policies to overrule the world. This is the revelation, which hurts it. But it does not mean that the world considers Americans their enemies. It is the ruling character that is being criticized globally. It is something that Americans have to create a check-and-balance situation in their country. While the Administration does immoral things to the world in the name of American interests, it is the American people that can determine what humanistic path the political forces there need to take up. It would be much better if the majority of Americans realize that a rule reliant so much on hypocrisy and conspiracy does not benefit them in the long-run .

 

Governments of the world do not like such exposure because it does not benefit them much. They would prefer suppression of such information. They would like their peoples to believe exactly what they have been saying and doing in appearance. They would at no cost prefer peoples to know what the states in the name of peoples have been doing in underhand forms. This is the nature of their reactions over the leakage of information by the Wikileaks. Of course, nations may give a legal logic that their laws ban such exposure of information. However, the nature of information that has been kept secret tells us that governments follow hypocritical and impulsive lines of saying and doing things. Thus, their credibility in general is questioned worldwide. No governments of the world would by nature like what the Wikileaks has been doing. The United States, in particular, and European countries almost simultaneously have reacted very negatively and panick-strickenly to the Wikileaks campaign of leaking classified documents of secrecy.

 

The US Administration's reaction appears the most painful. Following the US Administration's patterns of reaction, European, African, South American and Asian governments have also reacted, depending on their domestic and foreign policy realities.

 

Most of the governments' reactions disseminated by the global mass media contain arguments that the disclosure of classified secret documents on domestic, bilateral and international matters could jeopardize international peace and friendship. Their reactions have apparently concentrated on the existing nature of international diplomacy--hypocritical and backstabbing. These highly terrified reactions from the governments of different nations provide us a few positive implications that the globe's ruling communities have not completely lost a sense of moral embarrassment; they are still alert enough to fear their peoples--the ultimate source of political power as well as the actual history makers. These implications give much hope to the peoples of the world that they have the unlimited potential as to forming any degree of force and restructuring their states as need be.

 

In practical terms, the governments of the world appear like individuals with individual interests. It is a ghastly reality that the peoples are tricked into serving the governments though they are actually meant to serve the peoples.

 

However, the moral constitution--neither written nor declared in any form--of the majority of peoples has so far prevented the world from complete self-destruction.

 

The global mass media, especially those belonging to multinational corporations, have demonstrated their patterns of reactive journalism regarding the leakage of secret documents by the Wikileaks. Most of the media coverage in this context has depended on the reactions ventilated by the US Administration.

 

US retorts diplomatically, technologically, economically and legally

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