Re: Today in Trump
I think part of what upsets me about Assange is the ways the likes of the mainstream media have responded. Wikileaks has revealed so much more truth about power than any of them in recent years. They LIED and started wars! They lie and lie and lie.
Like in the quoted post by some chap called miles, forget about the personality of Assange, it is more about the work and it was absolutely powerful, like that of Snowden too. You hear things like 'China wouldn't let this happen, they would be dead!' So, you want to be like China now just so you can cover up corruption and murder? Splendid! Let us be the mafia. Can you not just not invade countries for the sake of corporations and just be decent? Seemingly not.
Assange is a hero and now I will get onto personality. It takes a special kind of mindset to be willing to put yourself on the line for something you believe in. Most would shy away, but Assange believed the public should know and of course they should. You don't do that lightly. Most would say 'Oh, but I am scared' or in Snowden's case 'The money is good doing what I do. Let's ignore it'.
These are people that have an extra ounce of something, maybe even vanity in Assange's case, but that is speculation. I would call it integrity and the world is better for it.
The response of someone like Clinton that he should be droned is a terrible one. Droned for what? Revealing the covering up of crimes, of massive corruption? People need to be killed because none of you are decent enough to do your jobs life normal human beings? Absolutely vile. That's the ironic thing about it. There are actual murderers and thieves out there and no penalties. Listen to clinton in the video above, but let's be real. Who would you say is a criminal in the true sense of the word and who would you say is an accomplished journalist responsibe for some of the most powerful work of our time? That is Julian Assange's real crime.