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[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

Julian Assange is too much Truth for an extremely corrupt world, but he has already made BIG contributions
This is one of my favorite quotes from him:
“This generation is burning the mass media to the ground. We are reclaiming our rights to world history. We are ripping open secret archives from Washington to Cairo. The change in perspective that has happened over the last year is what this generation is going to use to find our lighthouse... and when we get there, we’ll turn the fucking spotlight on." 
Julian Assange, July 29, 2011

[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

What a gorgeeous quote. What a sad time in history that he is being persecuted for it.

[–]bablarb 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

all I can do is donate to his cause

[–]go1dfish 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love. In a modern economy it is impossible to seal oneself off from injustice.

If we have brains or courage, then we are blessed and called on not to frit these qualities away, standing agape at the ideas of others, winning pissing contests, improving the efficiencies of the neocorporate state, or immersing ourselves in obscuranta, but rather to prove the vigor of our talents against the strongest opponents of love we can find.

If we can only live once, then let it be a daring adventure that draws on all our powers. Let it be with similar types whos hearts and heads we may be proud of. Let our grandchildren delight to find the start of our stories in their ears but the endings all around in their wandering eyes.

The whole universe or the structure that perceives it is a worthy opponent, but try as I may I can not escape the sound of suffering. Perhaps as an old man I will take great comfort in pottering around in a lab and gently talking to students in the summer evening and will accept suffering with insouciance. But not now; men in their prime, if they have convictions are tasked to act on them.

— Julian Assange

[–]RatherSmallPotato 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Why isn't this a bigger deal? Dude is being treated worse than a murderer.

[–]DffrntDrmmr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Mueller Report finds Seth Rich murder conspiracy theory disinformation campaign by Julian Assange

WASHINGTON -- The Russian government was the source of stolen emails published by WikiLeaks, not murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, according to the Mueller Report.

The report finds that conspiracy theories about Rich's murder on the streets of Washington, D.C. July 10, 2016 were intentionally planted by indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange's lies suggesting Rich was the source of the thousands of stolen Democratic National Committee emails and that he was murdered by a mystery Democratic party operative were "designed to obscure the source of the materials that WikiLeaks was releasing" the report said.

The Mueller team said evidence directly linking the thefts to the Russian intelligence agency GRU are proof Rich was not the source.

"The file-transfer evidence described above and other information uncovered during the investigation discredit WikiLeaks's claims about the source of material that it posted," the Mueller team wrote.

The report adds: "After the U.S. intelligence community publicly announced its assessment that Russia was behind the hacking operation, Assange continued to deny that the Clinton materials released by WikiLeaks had come from Russian hacking."

Meuller's team described the Seth Rich conspiracy theory promoted by Assange as intentional "dissembling about the source of Stolen materials," to hide Assange's sources in Russian intelligence.

Assange went as far as offering a fake reward for information in the Rich case.

“This is incontrovertible proof that there was nothing that Seth said or did," Brad Bauman, a former spokesman for Rich's family, said. “This affair was nothing but a disgusting attempt to hide the Russian involvement at the expense of Seth Rich’s tortured family.”

"Robert Mueller’s report gives Seth Rich’s family final absolution in their quest to let the American people know that their son had nothing to do with the DNC email leaks,” Bauman said. "Assange did untold damage to a grieving family in order to try and hide his work with Russian intelligence to destabilize American democracy. In the process he misled hundreds of thousands of Americans who are just trying to make sense of our country in difficult and complicated times. Yesterday’s report proved he is a monster, not a journalist, and I hope that’s not lost in the ongoing debate around his recent arrest.”

[–]go1dfish 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Obscuring sources is consistent with WikiLeaks' stated goals. Assange still refers to Manning as an "alleged" source despite there being very little doubt on his involvement in earlier leaks.

Nobody has suggested that the 2016 leaks are false. The veracity of the information is far more important than the source that acquired it.

[–]DffrntDrmmr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Inexcusable. Assange's lies and slander of a murder victim were nothing but a disgusting attempt to try and hide his work with Russian intelligence to destabilize American democracy.

[–]DffrntDrmmr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

An additional thought: So you favor exposing American intelligence operations but hiding Russia's? You support Russian intelligence attacks on America?

I hope you're not an American. This country deserves better.

[–]go1dfish 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don’t favor hiding Russia’s intelligence operations.

I favor pitting States against each other this way to the extent that the information revealed is true and verifiable.

And I support WikiLeaks’ model more generally, of offering to expose verifiable information while keeping the source secret regardless of who that source is.