The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is Infinitely Bigger Than Assange

The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is Infinitely Bigger Than Assange, by Caitlin Johnstone.

Julian Assange’s mother reported yesterday that the WikiLeaks founder has not been permitted any visitors during his detention in Belmarsh Prison, including from doctors and his lawyers. Doctors who visited Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy have attested that he urgently needs medical care. Belmarsh is a maximum security prison sometimes referred to as “the UK’s Guantanamo Bay”.

And yet we’re asked to believe that this has something to do with an alleged bail violation and a US extradition request for alleged computer crimes carrying a maximum sentence of five years. If you zoom out and listen to the less-informed chatter of the overt propagandists and the brainwashed rank-and-file western mass media consumers, you will also see that people believe this has something to do with Russia and rape allegations as well.

Actually, none of these things are true. Assange is being imprisoned under draconian conditions for journalism, and for journalism only. …

The prosecution of Assange is really designed to set a legal precedent which will enable the US government to imprison journalists for trying to hold it to account using journalism. The reason you are seeing the phrase “Assange is not a journalist” bleated constantly by empire lackeys all around the world today is because they need a counter-narrative for the indisputable fact that this precedent poses a threat to journalists around the world, the argument being that since Assange isn’t a journalist (pure bullshit by the way), this isn’t setting a precedent for journalists.  …

The entire world is watching what is being done to Assange currently. … [The] lesson is, never do anything remotely like what that guy did, or you’ll meet the same fate. …

And it works. I know it works because it works on me. I’ll say right here and now, if you’ve got information that incriminates the most powerful people in the world, keep it the hell away from me.

Give it to someone else, literally anyone else, because I myself am far too cowardly and have far too much to lose by getting involved in anything that could lead to me rotting in some overseas prison cell. I’ve got kids. I’m in love. I cannot and will not go down that path. And if this is true for me I know for certain that it’s true for countless others as well.

They’ve brutalized whistleblowers to the point that it’s surely had a severe chilling effect on those who would otherwise become key leak sources, and now they’re brutalizing the journalists who publish those leaks as well. The odds of someone willing to blow the whistle on real power meeting a journalist who is willing to help them are rapidly diminishing to zero. …

The smears to distract:

The other day I published a massive mega-article attacking the major smears about Assange I’ve encountered. There are 27 of them in total so far, and I’ll be adding more soon. This mountain of smears exists because instead of paying attention to the world-shaping dangers I just outlined which threaten to make it impossible to oppose the leaders of the US-centralized empire who are marching us towards either extinction or dystopia, people are babbling about Assange’s personality, or whether or not he cleaned up after his cat while at the embassy. …

Truth is having an increasingly hard time:

Never lose sight of this: the intimidation of whistleblowers and leak publishers threatens to stop truth from informing the behaviors of our entire species, leaving only the whims of the most powerful to decide our fate. The most powerful people are those most dedicated to pursuing power, those sociopathic enough to step on anyone’s head and do whatever it takes to secure as much control as possible over as many humans as possible. That’s who we’re handing the steering wheel of our world to if we allow truth to be intimidated into silence.

So, if you knew that the carbon dioxide theory of global warming was wrong, because it was entirely due to an innocent error made in the climate models in the 1960s, and you could prove it, what would you do?

4 thoughts on “The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is Infinitely Bigger Than Assange

  1. Has it ever crossed your mind that a leftie agent will discover this site, find its service provider and threaten all kinds of things unless the site is shut down? Not trying to speak for them of course, more people than ever can’t stand for their bs but standing up to them is getting more and more futile.

  2. “So, if you knew that the carbon dioxide theory of global warming was wrong, because it was entirely due to an innocent error made in the climate models in the 1960s, and you could prove it, what would you do?”

    I don’t understand your question, David.

    Trenberth, Mann, Karoly et al (activist scientists) are not “innocent”. CO2 is not a pollutant and they all know this, which is why it is always referred to as “carbon”. Dirty black specks are far more yucky than an invisible, odourless gas that life is built on. This propaganda works, too.

    As far as I can see, you and Joanne have done all that may be done to publicise the essence of the AGW scam. You know as well as anyone that the MSM audience reach will be denied to those who regard empiricism as transcendent over speculation, hypothesis and even theory. What more may be done ? Migrate to Singapore, maybe ?

    Personally, I have tried to build a fortress of sorts for my family, but the advent of full-on socialist green in May next will probably destroy it in even the medium run.

  3. Ian, I’m just saying the mistake in the 1960s upon which the whole edifice was built was innocent. The unrealistic sensitivity to carbon dioxide in the models is an accidental side effect of an algorithm that solves a bunch of other atmospheric simulation problems. Those — such as you mention — who pigheadedly believe the theory coming from the models, rather than the empirical evidence, become increasingly culpable as time drags on and the evidence against the theory mounts.

    • Fair enough, David, but as noted a number of times, optimism, although nice, is not a strategy.

      It is clear to me at least, that the aim of closing Aus’ coal mining industry is a strategy for reducing coal use world-wide (Aus being the top world exporter of various coal product specifications). The Aus economy is just collateral damage. A lot of damage.

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