I Wear The Black Funeral Analysis

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Villain or Just Human? I sometimes find myself asking if villains truly exist, and what they would look like if they did. Would they be petty nuisances, or a dark force slowly eating away at society? There are very few people that could fit this title, but in “Electric Funeral,” a chapter in I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined), Chuck Klosterman, a best selling author, details what some of these villains of today are: different types of technocrats. The three “villains” he mainly focuses on are Perez Hilton, Kim Dotcom, and Julian Assange, who each varies greatly on the spectrum of their acts. Hilton is a blogger who primarily focuses on celebrities and likes to post photoshopped pictures along with controversial…show more content…
In the article “What the WikiLeaks Emails Tell Us About Hillary Clinton” published by The Los Angeles Times, the author Doyle McManus, a journalist for the news source since 1978, states simply that the emails revealed no actual weak spot for Hillary, and that her mannerisms did not change between the emails and her speeches. What resulted, though, was that many people didn’t vote for her. A majority of the voting population thought that Hillary was a liar and a snake for not letting the public see the emails, and that those emails actually contained something important. Due to the fact that the emails were released whenever Hilary got ahead in the polls, the timing for the release was distasteful, yet perfect for a villain to act on. Additionally, in February of 2016, Assange noted that Hillary Clinton is a “war hawk with bad judgement who gets an unseemingly emotional rush out of killing people.” I can’t say if Hillary actually likes to kill people, but it is obvious that Assange dislikes her, and has an agenda against…show more content…
Social media can do the same, but WikiLeaks has a reputation for publishing the truth. The worst thing about this information is that no one has really stopped him or any of this staff from not releasing new documents. WikiLeaks is a little radical, as it shares anything and everything without mercy. A possible solution to ease up Wikileaks aggressive nature is to release tidbits of information, and rally the people to pressure the government in releasing the rest. That sure may make the release more self controlled rather than the media shoving it down the public's throat. However, Assange does not seem like the guy to do this. It seems that he would rather keep many of his sources under wraps, and leave the public guessing as to how he retrieved important documents. Out of all of the three Klosterman villains, Assange is definitely the closest to a real one, but it is fascinating how much of a gray area is still there between the opinions of several
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