I was wondering about secrecy and realised that 99.99% of everything that happens in this world is a secret from me, and that’s over-estimating what I may know. I may know a great deal of the kind of things that happen by extension from my own reading and experience, but actually I don’t even know what is going on in the houses in my own village let alone across the world.
Which is why most of the wikileaks whilst bringing things into the light, never surprise because they are always in the realms of the possible. How could they not be. They don’t even shed much light on the privacy of candid conversation because we have read all this a hundred times in history books, which were a version of wikileaks before the Internet.
Even the journalists who are supposed to know much of this information anyway are not surprised and wouldn’t be a surprise is wikileaks turned out to funded by Governments to draw out the sting of having other things brought to light they would rather people not know. Take any country you like and you will be able to find factions plotting one-thing-or-another, take any International relationship you like (and that’s a farcical phrase if there ever was one because countries don’t have relationships they have tolerations) and you can devise any number of scenarios, and writers do.
Wikileaks is the imagination in printed form, entertaining but not revolutionary. Yet.