Stephen Colbert recently interviewed Julian Assange from Wikileaks, famous lately for the leaked footage of that gruesome 2007 US military attack on Iraqi civilians. In the course of the interview, Colbert said a couple things that people around here might find interesting. Too bad I can’t convey the humor with which he delivers the lines.
Does being sad that Q entail knowing that Q? Colbert to Assange: “Governments are elected based upon what people know about the politicians, or what they know about what their government does. If we don’t know what the government is doing, we can’t be sad about it. Why are you trying to make me sad? You’re trying to bum us out about the world. All these terrible things happen behind closed doors, and you decided I need to know about it.”
Is knowing better than not knowing? Colbert sardonically to Assange: “It’s like you’re saying it’s better to know than not to know.”