[cryptome] Re: John Young, Cryptome on Wikiquotes

  • From: John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:15:41 -0500

The Wikipedia and Wikiquote entries show no sign of having
read the many of 100,000 documents on Cryptome, nor urge
others to do so. We have found that to be true to all media
which are heavily mined for shallow quotes for the shallow
minded visitors to compendia of slightest tidbits.

Media's obsession and weakness with trivialization profiles fits
Wikipedia and its offshoots obsessive avoidance of study and
reflection. Over several months Wikipedia and offshoots have
been posting selective biaes and smears of Cryptome and its
hosts. And have rejected our attempts to add balance, correct errors
and reduce the orchestrated onslaught. We have been told this
has taken place for numerous targets with little recourse. Many
now recommend avoid Wikipedia due its being used as a tool
for particular agendas, not least to satisfy potential funding
sources. So it goes with quite a few once beneficial initiatives
corrupted by notoriety and infame over the spectrum of news,
scholarship and non-profit information enterprises gradually
consumed by funding sources intending to use them for
purposes unique to the funders.

Lurid leaks, hyped freedom of information threats, long-suffering
calculating whistleblowing, shrewd complicit opposition to authority
(never go too far, or funding disappears) have become a lucrative
industry for governments, commerce, scholars, non-profits,
professionals, experts, courts, lawyers, commercial hackers,
dual-use technicians and testifiers. Surveillance studies a
hoot, Snowden studies a charade, drop boxes tip jars for
lighted candles.

Wikipedia, like the Wayback Machine, like ICANN, like
Web 2, 3, 4, like comsec and AV, have succumbed to
overviewism, a digital imperialism requiring global
take of everything by crowdsourcing, by exploiting
free labor and SM, by siphoning archives and offerings,
by outdoing, designing programs for scraping, and
providing data, leaks, snitches, betrayals for official
spies and their twin, the official media.

Quote this.




At 03:34 PM 1/29/2016, you wrote:

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Cryptome

Found this the other day...Telescoped view of John Young and Cryptomes. activities and sayings. Quite humorous and poignant. I liked the one on alcohol the best of all...after my own sentiments...Sartre's waiter, and all that. None of it is true...of course... more to do with the imagination...;-) .
ATB
Dougie.




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