I won't put any quotes here as reading quotes without reading the whole article itself would not really benefit any discourse in this thread.
The conclusion, however, is that the best method, and thus the goal behind wikileaks, by which to destroy conspiracy is to make information leakage an inherent part of the conspiratorial enviroments. While individual leaks themselves may not do much good or may even harm the cause of destroying the conspiracy, the net effect of creating an enviroment of leaks both removes the conspiratorial advantage and dissolves the links which allow information transfer within the conspiracy thus dissolving the conspiracy entirely.
I personally agree with the article, on everything. Which is why I've created this thread looking for inputs, analysis, and opinion from other point of views as I certainly do not expect I've thought of everything.
The main question I pose in this thread is;
- Do you agree with the article and Assange's analysis of conspiracy theories and anti-conspiracy methodology?
However simply agreeing or disagring isn't a productive discussion, so... leading on from the main question (which is why it's the main question) are the important discussion questions;
- If you agree, can you provide any further analysis that supports these arguments? Additionally do you believe Wikileaks has or can make any progress towards what the article describes?
- If you disagree, can you explain your opinions/analysis on these matters? Do you think Wikileaks has or can make any progress towards what you describe as the way to fight against conspiracy?
What this thread is absolutely not for;
- Moral or ethical discussions about Assange, Wikileaks, leaking in general, and governments. Please leave your love or hate outside the thread.
Of course these aren't rules or anything and I certainly have no ability to enforce anything in this thread, but as far as goals go those are it.
Finally, you can find the original essay(s) by Assange here (just scroll down, don't bother with the links up top).