Monday, July 4, 2011
WikiLeaks' Brilliant MasterCard Commercial Parody
If we try to interpret this video literally, we'll find that it is trying to say that Wikileaks caused the Egyptian revolution, which is totally untrue. But if we look at it in a broader sense, then we'll find that it is all about the war on secrecy. Secrecy is a tool of totalitarianism, and indeed during the Egyptian revolution many secrets of the corrupt regime were unfolded. So, in a way, this revolution was a war on secrecy and a loud call for transparency. And that's exactly the message of Wikileaks.
When you have governments and big corporations fighting against transparency, it's easy to choose which side to support.