WikiLeaks: Counterproductive or Productive Mistake?
Today’s world opinion against whistle-blower and WikiLeaks is divided. Peoplethink it is counterproductive, a way tending to hinder the attainment of a desiredgoal. An analyst views the negative consequence of the WikiLeaks dump will beself-censorship, smaller distribution lists and higher security classification, andless transparency. Simply, the real secrets will be conveyed the old-fashioned,pre-internet way - from mouth to ear.Reporters Without Borders, a group that campaigns for press freedom, accusedWikiLeaks of ‘incredible irresponsibility’ for publishing the tens of thousands of documents ‘indiscriminately.’A survey showed 77 percent of respondents saw WikiLeaks as a nationalsecurity threat.On other hand, WikiLeaks will create a tremendous re-arrangement of viewingsabout many different countries, corporate or individuals. And so that it will resultin a new kind of harmonization.For instance, Wiki weakens Iran war drive, MJ Rosenberg, a columnist, said.
TheWiki-revealed knowledge that the Israelis and the Saudis are tacitly working inconcert against Iran would only make things worse.A strike on Iran by the US or by Israel would not only put its troops in Iraq andAfghanistan at greater risk, it would destroy the US' standing throughout theMuslim world. It would also vastly increase the threat of terrorism againstAmerican civilians at home and abroad. It could even trigger a regional war.Nothing is false, and nothing is truly true. It depends on how we view it, our perspective. Geoff Morrell, at Pentagon, said: "It would compound a mistake thathas already put far too many lives at risk."But, Clothilde Le Coz, acknowledged that WikiLeaks had played a ‘useful role’ inthe past, citing its publication of a video of the killing of two employees of theReuters news agency and other civilians by US military personnel in Baghdad inJuly 2007.What WikiLeaks has done is a productive mistake. It’s about being organized,systematic and efficient in what we do. Whether be with coping when we ‘feeldown’ or learning from and resolving mistakes.So why not apply a productive mindset to the experience and make the most of it, that may need following steps to succeed, includes identifying our position – itshould not be an excuse to shift blame but try to gain a clear perspective on our mistakes; taking a positive attitude - we all make mistakes, use more positive talkand control negative talk; resolving it – accept the mistakes and take appropriateaction to overcome it, learning for better future – simply don’t make the samemistakes again and think of better way; and calm down - don’t turn mistakes intomore of negative consequences than they need to be.