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Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Wikileaks update

Over at Reason's Hit and Run blog, Jesse Walker writes about the absurdity of the military trying to block its personnel from reading stories about Wikileaks published in the world's newspapers.
"All those papers, of course, are easily available to civilians," writes Walker, who remarks that the situation is "so absurd it feels like a Robert Anton Wilson satire."

1 comment:

michael said...

I read Walker's piece the other day. Indeed, this is an absurd situation, and seems like RAW invented it as a reductio ad absurdum to illustrate how inane/insane the SNAFU Principle can get: are the higher-ups so clueless they think they can still bear the burden of omniscience? And are they so lame/arrogant they think their shit-ons will continue to pretend and bear the burden of nescience?