Although you might find Assange narcissistic and such, and maybe he is, some things stand apart from that:
1) Wikileaks (and Anonymous too) is a force for good in the world.
2) Assange is subject to character assassination.
3) The allegations are completely ridiculous.
What are your opinions on Anonymous and Bradley Manning?
Is it best for all these people to die quickly
as some suggested should happen to Assange? Because this whole situation is annoying? Because they might be arrogant egocentric gents?
In my opinion Anonymous and Wikileaks should persist and hopefully even grow. What good is our vote if we don't even get to know what our governments are up to? What good is our 'democracy' if we are excluded from some very essential information (for example the true number of civilians killed in Iraq, which might heavily affect public opinion on the war)? Another case I like to refer to is the coup of 1953 in Iran, where your
MI6 together with the USA's CIA removed the democratically elected Mohammad Mossadegh from power to install the Shah and denationalize the oil-industry in favor of AIOC, which is better known as today's BP. The public only got wind of this in 1966 iirc. Hasn't the public, in a 'democratic' nation, got the right to know when it's government gets into this kind of affairs? When it's government uses massive amounts of tax dollars/pounds/euros to subvert democratic elected governments around the world in favor of private corporate interest? IMO it does (obviously
Some quotes to top things off:
A comment on the topic found somewhere else:
"If the documents and cables being released were those of Iran, I guarantee your American guest and everyone now berating him would be saying that Mr. Assange is a great hero." --James Tinsley-Arkansas, U.S.A.
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act” -- George Orwell.
Not a bad one:
"When you are fed a lie, it is intended to poison your ability to swallow reality.
When you are protected from the truth, you become vulnerable to everything, truthful or otherwise." -- don't know who
And to those not giving a crap:
"The only thing more dangerous than evil people is the indifference of good people." -- ditto
Good comedians have to reject religion, because to be a good comedian you can't be retarded.