Who is fighting for Julian Assange? No-one. Not even his cat. In fact people seem to have more concern about his cat’s whereabouts than where he’s going.
Isn’t the truth supposed to set you free? If so, it’s certainly not working for Julian. With his reputation tarnished by allegations of rape and, thanks to the Ecuadorian Embassy, now smeared with catshit, the public have lost affection for the man who should have been their albino hacking hero.
The Australian government pretend he doesn’t exist. Julian who? They abandoned him years ago. I mean, shouldn’t we be proud? He’s more famous than Kylie. Shouldn’t we celebrate the courage of this son of puppeteering parents who grew up in Terania Street in Lismore, who attended Goolmangar Public School and later took his leftie peace activism a little further than chaining himself to a tree or signing a petition outside Woolies.
In our democracy it’s okay to march – well, if you have a permit. And yes you can protest, but do it nicely. You can WANT to change the world, but for FUCKS SAKE DON’T actually do it! Don’t show the world that one man (or woman) CAN threaten governments! If people find out the TRUTH is more powerful than BOMBS, then what will terrorists do next?
Julian not only talked the talk, he walked the walk so hard he had to bunker down in British Ecuadorian Embassy. The embassy of a government who seven years ago had a president with strong anti-American sentiments. They were happy to have Assange with his FUCK YOU finger pressed up against the window in the Ecuadorian Big Brother house!
With our reputation for having our Aussie nose rammed fair and square in the anus of the US an Aussie PM was never going to bring him home.
World governments can deal with acts of violence or mobilise rhetoric around what they call ‘terrorism’, but what brings them to their knees is when the public finds out what they have REALLY been up to. That’s what WikiLeaks does.
As the founder of WikiLeaks, a rogue disruptor that doesn’t play the game, Assange made himself no-one’s ally, no-one’s friend. It’s a dangerous game to be without allegiance. It’s like turning all the bikie gangs against you at the same time. You’re Dead. The only allegiance for Assange has been to the truth.
WikiLeaks’ philosophy was about getting the truth out there, regardless of fear or favour. As a leftie I was completely on Team Assange until the historical Swedish allegations of rape. These were dropped, but have been reinstated.
To be fair the original accusation was a request for Assange to have an STD test following unprotected consensual sex. The case was upgraded to rape by a specific high-ranking Swedish prosecutor who is now pushing for the rape case to be heard. It was dropped because of the statute of limitations on the allegations but are now to be reinstated.
I’ve never seen the world’s governments care so much about pursuing a charge. It certainly didn’t impact on Judge Kavanaugh’s acceptance into the US Supreme Court. Twenty-three women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct. Apparently all 23 of these woman are ‘liars’. Is the US using Swedish laws to jockey the MeToo movement to destroy the reputation of a man who continues to expose them? It can’t be a co-incidence that Sweden has an extradition arrangement with the US.
Am I being a conspiracist by believing that the best way to lose the support of the world’s lefties, particularly the world’s women is to brand him a rapist? I mean how do you turn the women of the world against a bloke? Tell them he’s a rapist AND he doesn’t clean up after himself!
When Assange is tried in the US he could face the death penalty. The last thing they want is a Truth Martyr on their hands. Who would believe the WikiLeaks of a rapist? Seem far fetched? Let’s revisit the damage he did to the US back in 2010.
Assange was responsible for the release of the Afghanistan War Diary, a collection of 90,000 mainly US government documents relating to the military engagement of Allied forces in Afghanistan. He also revealed footage of American soldiers murdering innocent Iraqi civilians.
And so the new Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno kicks Assange out for being a bad houseguest? For not changing his cat’s kitty litter? Assange didn’t help himself by leaking documents that imply the new president’s brother may have profited from offshore accounts in the Panama. The Brit judge called him narcissistic, but wouldn’t that mean acting in self-interest? If anything, he’s into some impressive self-sabotage.
And wouldn’t it have been in his interests not to piss off the US Democrats? WikiLeaks released the stolen emails related to Hilary Clinton’s campaign, causing Trump to declare ‘I love WikiLeaks!’. Weirdly now he says ‘I know nothing about WikiLeaks’.
To the US he’s the most dangerous man on the planet. More dangerous than Bin Laden ever was. And he doesn’t even have a gun.
Truth is the only bomb that will bring down governments. Stop swallowing the bullshit. We have an election five weeks away. Which party will fight for truth? Which party will bring Assange home?