Quoting Glenn Greenwald:
What’s really going on here is a war over control of the Internet and whether or not the Internet can actually serve what a lot of people hoped its ultimate purpose was, which was to allow citizens to band together and democratize the checks on the world’s most powerful factions. That’s what this really is about. It’s why you see Western government, totally lawlessly, waging what can only be described as a war on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange outside the bounds of any constraints, because that’s what really is at stake here.
Paul Rosenberg adds:
Make no mistake, this is an epochal event unfolding now in our midst. This is a battle for the minds of men and women the world around. Will we willingly choose to blind ourselves, as our would-be masters wish us to do? Or will we choose to be free and fully informed.
“Knowledge is terror!” our would-be master tell us.
“You have no idea!” should be our reply.