Julian Assange was arrested today for not wearing a condom in Sweden. In that country not wearing a condom can be considered sexual assault even if the sex was consensual. The real reason so many governments are after Assange is because he dared expose their stupidity, arrogance and corruption. That is why so many politicians, even congenial dopes like Mike Huckabee, have called for his death, shows that revealing the sins of the powerful the probably more dangerous than any other crime.
After all, a lot of terrorists who’ve been caught have been left free. One wonders of Assange will be so lucky.
two three articles that bring up some good points about why Wikileaks may actually be a good thing over all. I happen to agree with their points. The first from Vasko Kohlmayer at the American Thinker. Anther from John Sexton at Big Journalism. And finally one from Wired Magazine.
Assange has redacted most of the information he released to protect people’s names in sensitive areas. He held back information that might have been helpful to terrorists, though he has threatened to release it if he were ever arrested. I know defending him puts me in the same class as people like Noam Chomsky in this instance, but the fact is we need to live in a world where we’re not constantly lied to and screwed over by imbecilic elites. Wikileaks is a small group of people sticking it to the powerful. That is ultimately a good thing in the long run. Because the truth is, a lot of what is done in our name is wrong. Hillary ordering State Department diplomats to steal credit card information for example is not in the interests of Americans. It’s in the interest of blackmailers in the government.
This whole affair is exposing a lot of dirt that’s been swept under the rug by the media. Sunshine in dark places can often be a good thing.
UPDATE: A timeline of the attacks on Wikileaks and Assange. Meanwhile, the US government declares Wikileaks off limits to researchers. And while this edict came out, so did the following from the state department.
The powerful live in fear of the day the people might turn on them. For thousands of years it has happened now and then when rulers were hauled out into the streets. Wikileaks is perhaps a metaphor for the elites losing some control. Or perhaps it’s the beginning of a sea change.