The best party is but a kind of conspiracy against the restThis quote comes from a blog written by Julian Assange titled Conspiracy as Governance almost 10 years ago, 6 December 2006, when Wikileaks was in its infancy. Fast forward to the US presidential election of 2016 and no close observer can doubt that the one-sided release of DNC and Clinton-Podesta emails by Julian Assange have had a very significant, perhaps decisive, influence on the outcome of the election. That makes something else he said in that paper ten years ago far more interesting:
of the nation.
- Lord Halifax
Literacy and the communications revolution have empowered conspirators with new means to conspire, increasing the speed of accuracy of the their interactions and thereby the maximum size a conspiracy may achieve before it breaks down.
Conspirators who have this technology are able to out conspire conspirators without it. For the same costs they are able to achieve a higher total conspiratorial power. That is why they adopt it.
For example, remembering Lord Halifax’s words, let us consider two closely balanced and broadly conspiratorial power groupings, the US Democratic and Republican parties.
Consider what would happen if one of these parties gave up their mobile phones, fax and email correspondence — let alone the computer systems which manage their subscribes, donors, budgets, polling, call centres and direct mail campaigns?
They would immediately fall into an organizational stupor and lose to the other.
|Apparently Clinton's email wanted to be freer than Trump's|
Julian Assange knew ten years ago how he could swing a US election. He used his mad tech skills and connections to target his old enemy, the Clintons, and in doing so he made Donald Trump president. He may still be a virtual prisoner, still hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but Julian Assange is probably feeling very much like the king maker today, but he will have a lot to answer for on judgement day.
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