WikiLeaks: A powerful tool to preserve democracy
Democracy as stated by the Merriam Webster dictionary is defined as “a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.” After watching that WikiLeaks leaked, do you believe that we live under a righteous and proper democracy? We should have the power to know what the government is doing, how they are doing it, and if we do not like it, we as people, deserve the right to change it. However, if we do not know about these deceptive actions we would be living in a dishonest and oppressive society. WikiLeaks gave us the opportunity to unveil the secrets of the government and give us the comfort and trust of proper representation. The whistleblowers that brought the stories forth, uncovered the hidden truth behind the shady actions of the government, corruptions of the institutions, and crimes committed by private persons. Without these leaks the democracy, equality and freedom of speech are severely impaired, and we risk an alternative of living in an oppressive society.
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg was the first person to leak to the public secret documents that he found while working in the Pentagon. These documents revealed the information about the Vietnam war, showing how low the US government has sunken in deceiving the American nation about the planning of the war. He successfully managed to unveil these documents to the public, shocking Americans and the world, about the dishonesty and deception within the American government. Subsequently this revelation helped shorten the war, saving the lives of many soldiers on both sides. This non-profit media organization was the first, since Daniel Ellsberg, to test the principles of the democracy. In today’s day, we as a democracy deserve to have someone like Daniel Ellsberg, to...