JULIAN ASSANGE Slams “Corrupt” Hillary Clinton in First Interview Following Wikileaks DNC Email Release, by Jim Hoft. On Sunday Democrat Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned after the Wikileaks DNC document dump. Assange:
What does that mean for the U.S. Democratic Party? It is important for there to be examples of accountability. The resignation was an example of that. Now, of course, Hillary Clinton has tried to immediately produce a counter-example by putting out a statement, within hours, saying that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a great friend, and she’s incorporating her into her campaign, she’s going to be pushing for her re-election to the Congress.
So that’s a very interesting signaling by Hillary Clinton that if you act in a corrupt way that benefits Hillary Clinton, you will be taken care of. Why does she need to put that out? Certainly, it’s not a signal that helps with the public at all. It’s not a signal that helps with unity at the DNC, at the convention. It’s a signal to Hillary Clinton partisans to keep on going on, you’ll be taken care of. But it’s a very destructive signal for a future presidency, because it’s—effectively, it’s expanding the Overton window of corruption. It doesn’t really matter what you do, how you behave; as long as that is going to benefit Hillary Clinton, you’ll be protected.
Exactly. The parasitical and corrupt behavior near the zenith of the politically correct elite who rule the west is breaking out into naked strong-man tactics, more worthy of a brand new African democracy — where the winning tribe gets all the government jobs, while the losing tribe gets nothing except taxes. The West used to be above that.
By the way, think Australia is still above that? Notice that the jobs in the huge raft of appointed government bodies almost all go to pro-Labor or at least PC people, and the media here kicks up a great fuss should one of these plum positions go the wrong tribe (e.g. Ian Wilson of the Human Rights Commission is one of the very few appointments made by the current Liberal government). About 10 years ago the Labor Party stopped standing for anything so much as becoming a party of patronage.
Notice too the rise of “I support my side, not the principle.” This tribal behavior has to be curbed, or trust and cooperation falter.