Julian Assange: Traitor or Hero?

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Free speech is an expression that is widely used by any thinking American these days. However, the United Nations have violated their own code of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which facilitates free speech internationally. The Preamble of this document dating back to December 10, 1948 clearly states:

“Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people..”

Now in 2016 the United Nations front is more like a dictatorship, loyal only to the highest unelected bidder for money and power. In December of 2016 in an article by The New American, Alex Newman pointed out a few defects on this agreement made by the United Nations.

“Even the notion of “hate speech,” though, has long been used to persecute innocent people for their political and religious beliefs. Across much of Europe, for instance, pastors and street preachers are regularly arrested and jailed for referring to homosexual activity as a sin. In Sweden, under the guise of waging war on “hate speech,” the Justice Ministry even investigated the Holy Bible. Meanwhile, at the global level, a broad coalition of Islamic dictators is seeking to criminalize criticism of Islam, its prophet, and the Quran worldwide using UN agreements.”

The article goes on to detail the ultimate catch twenty-two when it comes to international free speech.

“Under the UN’s version of “human rights,” however, “rights” are purportedly defined and granted to people by governments, dictators, treaties, and international organizations. Even more troubling, perhaps, is that they can be restricted or abolished by government at will under virtually any pretext, as the UN’s own “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” openly admits. Consider Article 29 of the declaration, which claims that the pseudo-rights can be limited “by law” under the guise of everything from “public order” to “the general welfare.””

The general welfare. What spoken words could affect the general welfare of the population of any given country? The Orwellian answer is simply two words: Thought crime. Fallen underneath this presumptuous measure is a whole barrage of new charges that have been invented. Now, if you say something someone doesn’t like, it’s called a hate crime. You can be called a bigot, a racist, all of the different phobias they can pin onto you. When any rational person would have a phobia of Islam. Ironically, your accusers can call you all the names they can think of, and defame, even assassinate your character with lies, while simultaneously robbing you of your right to speak freely and honestly.

Unfortunately, the ultimate whistleblower, Julian Assange is caught right in the middle of this planned mess. Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, journalist and publisher, has headed this organization for the last ten years, and has dropped hundreds of thousands- at least- of secret documents out into the public forum of the internet for the entire world to read. This controversial outlet has changed not just the way we as Americans view our government, or the governments of the entire world, but how they view our nation as well.

In the beginning, when Assange dropped ‘incontrovertible evidence’ of all the innocent civilians killed during the conflicts in the middle east. The hard right wingers were very critical of this. After all, they argued, there are innocent casualties in war, it’s called collateral damage. Last week Dr. Michael Savage commented, “What, are you going to feel bad for all the German families that we bombed during world war two? You’d be a Nazi sympathizer. You see, it’s a fine line.” Indeed it is when put that way. However one could argue that the tech we have available these days far exceeds the outdated modes of war used back in 1940’s Europe. Drone strikes have stunning accuracy today, and measures should be taken to protect all life shouldn’t we? There was much evidence that there were many malicious killings, and this alarmed everyone who found out.

The kicker of this is the hypocrisy exhibited a few years later, when the emails of Hillary Clinton and John Podesta were dropped during the 2016 presidential election. This was a Godsend to the right. Even the Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump exclaimed at a rally, “Wikileaks! I love Wikileaks!” Trump also was quoted as saying, “If you(Wikileaks) have anymore, please release it!” The digging began in earnest at that point, It was so intense, that Chris Cuomo of CNN stated, “Now remember, these emails are stolen, so it’s illegal for you to look at them. It’s different for us, we are the media.” Assange made sure proven facts were available to the public. Not just the press. It was done during the most important presidential election in many lifetimes. Hillary Clinton is a war criminal, embezzler and she knowingly risked the national security of the United States government by keeping troves of classified documents and information on a server in her bathroom at home no less. Clinton may not have been prosecuted for her crimes as of yet, since she’s a deep state darling, but the American people had a chance of making an informed decision at the voting booths thanks to Assange. Trump may not be exactly what we wanted, he may even be a deep state agent. But getting Trump instead of her is still a universe of difference to the people.

Were the emails in fact stolen? Yes they were. Wikileaks is a hacking organization, determined to find the truth of what is going on inside our governments. So weigh the two. Which is worse? Assange and his organization being guilty of stealing this information, or, the deep state colluding with the corporate media and the central bankers behind the scenes to commit horrendous crimes that hurt the general welfare of the people- violating part of the agreement of Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Certainly anyone can see the dangers here. Also, there were leaks made out of different rogue factions of the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies, with lowered defenses on the DNC software, making any hacker’s job much easier. It appears as if the deep state wanted this information to come out when it did, at just that time.

“Barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind.” Is Wikileaks the conscience of mankind in this day and age? It would appear so. Here, we come to the crux of the issue.

Attorney General Sessions and CIA director Pompeo, both appointed by Trump- called for Assange’s arrest last week, wanting charges of espionage, conspiracy and theft of government property- fully backed by Trump. These allegations were made during Pompeo’s first speech which lasted about an hour. An hour mostly spent on defaming Assange and Wikileaks.

Trump’s flips and blunders have annoyed some and confused others. For him to come out against Assange in this way after it was indeed Assange that played a key role in getting him elected, is unconscionable. Enough of this foolishness about four-d chess, Trump is supposed to be known for his loyalty, and this is not loyal by any stretch of the imagination.

How in the hell?” Alex Jones was fuming. “Excuse me I’m sorry. How on earth can you do this President Trump?” Alex, one of Trump’s most blind followers could now see the danger. “Doesn’t he see that this is the beta test? If he takes Assange’s free speech, and prosecutes him then we will all be next? This is the biggest black eye for Trump so far.”

Many of Trump’s supporters are even angrier. Mike Cernovich, Paul Joseph Watson and many other journalists have expressed anger, bitterness and regret at Trump’s stance. Trump’s support groups have surfaced on social media to say that if he continues down this course, he will lose his base. No one can understand How Clinton and Obama are walking free after the terrible crimes they’ve done- with irrefutable evidence that Assange himself provided, and yet Assange is still locked in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Nice guys finish last? Some nice guys in don’t finish at all.

Pompeo is obviously one of these right wing hypocrites that was thrilled about Assange and Wikileaks before the election, but now want him out of the picture since the Vault 7 dump was made. Vault 7 is the biggest data dump to date. The problem for Pompeo, is that in Vault 7, the CIA faces a huge indictment of hundreds of crimes, not only the espionage act, but many crimes against the common people, especially Americans. We knew for a while that we were being spied on through our phones, laptops, cars and other smart devices. When they lost control of the viruses enabling them to do this, they just shoved the whole thing under the rug. Vault 7 blew the whole thing wide open. Hundreds of viruses created spyware that hacked our devices to add to or extract information, essentially controlling our lives in many respects while they and the NSA watched us at leisure. Our devices became collection tools that were recording our lives so it could use the data it collected to it’s own ends. In effect the CIA has taken our privacy, and our dignities as a result.

This is a problem for Pompeo because as Assange so eloquently put it, “it was only when our publications touched his rice bowl that Wikileaks became a target.” Assange also said in his piece at the Washington Post that, “Vault 7 has begun publishing evidence of incompetence and other shortcomings.” The fourth amendment is in shreds, since apparently the NSA or CIA need no warrant to spy on everyday Americans in the privacy of their own homes. As you can imagine Pompeo and the CIA are deeply humiliated by the contents of Vault 7. It affected the CIA’s relations with the other intelligence agencies, since they didn’t know. Besides the public and the industries that were victims to these rouge viruses, it is alleged that Obama didn’t even know, complete cover up. Or so they thought.

The CIA has a lot to worry about with these revelations. They are facing a multitude of problems out of this, including defunding of certain programs, and prosecution. These interferences helped to facilitate the rise of ISIS, Iraq and Al-Queda all the way to the destruction of Libya and the Syrian civil war. A counterproductive mess, that in no way advanced America’s power.

These are authentic documents, telling the world the truth about so many wrongs committed and there is absolutely no way for it to be erased or forgotten. The truth has a way of always coming out, no lie can last forever. This is a huge inconvenience to the CIA, and Pompeo did not disappoint in his first speech as the CIA Director.

This was a holier than thou speech that reeked of self righteousness and took absolutely no responsibility for the crimes committed or was complicit in our government. Wikileaks was said to be, “perplexing and deeply troubling,” and also a, “hostile state intelligence service.” Perhaps they became hostile himself because Wikileaks told the whole truth, not just the ones that served his agenda. What was not mentioned, of course was Wikileak’s stringent process of investigative reporting. Developing and protecting their sources. Great care is taken to verify, analyze, and coordinate internally how these sources are used.

The important difference here to note is that a state intelligence service- such as the CIA, FBI and NSA does all of these things- we hope- but they keep the data top secret, using it to their own ends. It’s a matter of national security when you’re a United States employee. On the flip side, Wikileaks is a media, profit, commercial organization, that publishes what they find after their screening process. Comparing a media publisher to a state intelligence organization becomes ridiculous at this point. Or does it? Not if you have an agenda. By calling Wikileaks a “hostile state intelligence agency” This is a “preemptive move to try to discredit Wikileaks and put them into a new category as a national security risk, essentially stripping reporters of their rights.” Assange stated yesterday during a television interview with Ron Paul. “Pompeo categorized us out of thin air in order to go after Wikileaks in a military way. Never before has a publisher of truth been prosecuted for publishing truth.” The long-term strategy here is to 1. Redefine media as a state entity, and 2. Hold this perverse jurisdictional argument, about who has freedom of press. Another good point Assange made was that many of the journalists that are employed by Wikileaks are in fact Americans.

First amendment rights are not a positive right for a person like Assange who is not a citizen of the United States, but it does limit the government’s interference with freedom of expression or press. In effect Pompeo was “making misleading assumptions, and should be refuted for lying”. Assange said. Also, “the first amendment doesn’t protect all American citizens all the time. Only those exposed to the court system.”

Also noteworthy, is the fact that Pompeo gave this speech on the eve of Good Friday, making it impossible for Assange to respond, therefore affecting the opinion of the American public. But cheap shots are never below our government it seems- “When they go low…” apparently they make a new low every time. Honor is a lost virtue.

“Their currency is clickbait, their moral compass nonexistent..” Pompeo went on. He bashed Assange, Wikileaks and Snowden in this long statement where the insults got  nastier the longer Pompeo spoke. Assange was accused of helping terrorist organizations, when we still haven’t heard a peep about the fact that Obama funded them for all these years. Pompeo continued, “Their mission: personal self-aggrandizement through the destruction of Western values…we have to recognize that we can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us. To give them the space to crush us with misappropriated secrets is a perversion of what our great Constitution stands for. It ends now.”

After calling Assange a demon and a narcissist he did just what Assange said he did in the Washington Post this morning. He declared war on free speech. Amazing how it’s perfectly fine for Bill Clinton to rape women, Hillary can warmonger, Pelosi can bring in a couple million dollars more than her salary because she takes money from Backpage, a site where prostitution and child trafficking  are the norm. All of these corrupt politicians get away with it.

But Assange, don’t you dare point out any of the crimes they committed. Don’t uncover the truth because then they will take away your God-given right to speak freely, lock you up to face worse things in fact. These crimes they are fabricating are punishable by death, which may be a better fate when you think about what could be waiting behind closed doors.

Dwight Eisenhower warned us against an ‘industrial military complex.” Saying further, “The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” Assange also felt the need to quote this because it is even more relevant today than it was then. We are living in times that resemble uncharted water as far as our government and technology is taking us. We must all be alert, and not deceived into thinking enemies are our friends- and friends- who sacrificed much for us, are enemies. Julian Assange has sacrificed his family, his reputation and health, not just here but on the worldwide stage, and five years of his life locked in a foreign embassy for protection.

Where there’s a will there’s a way, and “In politics, the impossible can become possible.” -Julian Assange 

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