Why Everyone Should be Worried about What happens to Julian Assange
Whatever else we might think of him, influenced by masses of smear or otherwise, he has exposed war crimes, and other crimes against the public.
He had every right to do that, because he never signed anything saying he couldn’t. He was acting by the constitutions throughout most of the “Free World”.
Our morals tell us that the perpetrators of the things he exposed are criminals who should be punished.
And yet it is he, the mild mannered embodiment of pacifism, Assange himself, pointing out that wars are started by lies, ended by truth, who is being punished.
Do we want to continue with endless wars? The endless slaughter of innocents?
Most reports warning of the consequences of the persecution of Assange, warn of the danger of similar persecution of “Journalists” and “Publishers” worldwide.
Ah well, doesn’t affect me, as I am never a publisher, or a Journalist.
What exactly is a Journalist?
- Someone who reports news.
What exactly is a publisher?
- Someone who publishes.
When we write here in Medium, and in any other online media such as Facebook, or Twitter, we do both.
Unless that is, we are always publishing fiction, or “Fake news”, in which case we’ll have nothing to worry about.
Everyone who writes in social media, to express our frustrations with the injustices done to us, and to others, are journalists and publishers in practice.
That’s why we should be really worried about what happens to Assange.
One day it could be us, experiencing loss of freedom and life, because we dared to speak out, to expose criminality, and injustice, to ourselves, or others.
If we think we will never be in a position where we need to complain publicly about something, we should think again.
Our laws are no longer valid.
They have been reversed.
Evil is rewarded.
Good is punished.
Has anyone else in history ever been so publicly hounded, by any bigger, darker forces, than Assange?
There is hardly a person on the planet who has not heard of his plight.
There appears only one other event in history that even comes close to the persecution of Assange.
It involves a guy being nailed to a cross in front of thousands, and left to die, around 33 years after his birth, 2020 years ago, this Easter.