I write not to condemn Julian Assange, but to praise him. More than that, I write to accuse those so-called conservatives who have waxed hysterical in their contemptible fulminations against Assange and his organization, Wikileaks, of being ideological frauds, enemies of democracy and false friends of human liberty.
One of the favorite accusations made by the totalitarian bootlickers who condemn Assange's free speech is that by making information available to the public about the actions of certain individuals that were recorded by other individuals, he has blood on his hands due to some mysterious transitive property that no one has yet managed to rationally explain. And the idea that an Australian citizen can be a traitor to the United States of America is simply absurd. These are abuses of logic so severe that it is a wonder the corpses of Aristotle, Descartes and Gödel do not spin right out of their graves and tear those making these ridiculous arguments limb-from-limb in righteous zombie-philosopher retribution.
After all, one cannot possibly attempt to pin the blame on WikiLeaks or Mr. Assange for the hypothetical deaths of American informants without first placing the blame on George W. Bush and Barack Obama for those deaths, as well as upon the American intelligence agents who recruited and utilized the informants in addition to the agents who were responsible for recording the information that was later leaked and released by WikiLeaks. And even this would omit placing the blame where it most truly lies: upon the hypothetical killers of the informants.
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If one wishes to wrongly assert that Julian Assange has spots of blood from a few nonexistent deaths spotting his hands, one must first admit that George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Rumsfeld and all of those who successfully advocated the Afghan and Iraqi invasions have been swimming in oceans of human blood so long that they have evolved into vampire amphibians complete with gills. Unlike Assange, the deaths for which they are clearly and unambiguously the direct causal factors are not theoretical; the body counts of American soldiers sacrificed to their geopolitical ambitions are real.
It is ironic, given that Assange is an Australian citizen, but WikiLeaks is one of the last defenses that Americans have against the centralized control of communication being exerted by the U.S. government over the citizenry. For how can a supposedly democratic society operate in near-total darkness? How can the will of the people be legitimately expressed when the people are intentionally kept in near-total ignorance by their representatives and servants?
As Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, declared on Fox News, Americans need more WikiLeaks, not less. We need to know more about the crimes being committed by Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve, not less. We need to know more about the fraud being perpetrated by the giant banks of the nation, we need to know more about the lies that have permitted two administrations to make targets of our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and we need to know more about the myriad of ways in which the politicians of both parties have betrayed the trust of the American people.
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WorldNetDaily understands the importance of telling the truth in deceitful times, that is why its magazine proudly bears the title "Whistleblower." I hope that every WND reader is wise enough to see through the spurious accusations of those who wish to permit the U.S. government to act in secret and against both the interest and the will of the American people. In the interest of freedom and actual national security, we need a WikiLeaks operating in every state, in every county, in every major city just as we need whistleblowers in every large government organization. Justice may be blind, but the people should never be.
No man who bays for the blood of truth-tellers like Julian Assange can legitimately claim that he is any friend to truth, liberty, the American way or more importantly, the Way. Evil always requires secrecy and darkness in which to operate, and there can be no doubt whatsoever that the individuals behind WikiLeaks, regardless of their personal motivations or individual idiosyncrasies, are acting on the side of the angels in this matter. Conversely, those who attack a man for sharing the truth with the world are without question acting in the service of the father of lies.