Assange, Wikileaks and LGF
I’m pretty much done taking Wikileaks supporters seriously. I’ve reluctantly listened to all the defenses and arguments from Assange supporters only to arrive back at my original conclusion that Wikileaks and their apologists have a few screws loose. A glimpse into Assange’s thinking can be found here. His goal is to collapse the American government’s ability to function.
This sentiment was echoed by Barrett Brown on LGF earlier today: Anonymous and the Inevitable Fall of the Nation-State. I really liked Barrett and was very happy to have him posting on LGF. He’s a great personality and a wonderful writer but this misguided philosophy about creating chaos in order to bring about the destruction of “nation states” (namely the US) is not only nutty but unAmerican.
Barrett made a telling comment here…..
I think I see the world as it is, including our own government and institutions, in a bleaker manner than does 80 or 90 percent of the population, and as such I’m far more excited about the ongoing period of tumult, not being at all wedded to anything that might be broken as a result.
The goal of Assange and his supporters is to destroy the America they hate. I will give credit to Barrett for a very accurate guess. Only an extremist fringe 22% of the population think Wikileaks is helpful.
This explains why the idea is so appealing to Ron Paul, the anti Israel creeps at anti-war-dot-com, and 9-11 Truthers like Andrew Napolitano and Vladimir Putin who all cheer Wikileaks. These are all people who want to see the downfall of America for their own reasons and they all see Assange as a useful tool for that purpose.
Assange may escape prosecution for now. He may have found a convenient legal loophole in existing laws that will allow him to walk free for a while but he’s playing a very dangerous game which he will eventually lose. I won’t shed a tear when he does.