Exposed! What Wikileaks Has Shown Us All
“The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.” – Ayn Rand
I am a supporter of Julian Assange because he is working to expose the “glaringly evident which everyone has decided not to see”. The leaked documents only confirm what I and other so called extremists have suspected for years. Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please – we do NOT live in a free society. It is only an illusion. Our civil rights have been slowly eroding over time and now – good fucking morning America! Our government started a war under false pretense and used it to take our rights away. Now they are spying on American citizens, committing war crimes in foreign lands, and torturing people in the name of our country. Don’t we as a society know that’s just plain wrong? We are being conditioned to accept the unacceptable and this is only the beginning. What could be next and where does it end? The possibilities are endless and thoroughly frightening.
Our government’s persecution of Assange for blowing the whistle on crimes against humanity goes against all moral standard. When human rights are being violated it is our responsibility to speak out as failure to do so will certainly bear the eventual result of the violation of our own. What about that is so difficult to understand?
“The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man’s rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, acting as an agent of man’s self-defense, and, as such, may resort to force only against those who start the use of force. The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breaches or fraud by the others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law. But a government that initiates the employment of force against men who had forced no one, the employment of armed compulsion against disarmed victims, is a nightmare infernal machine designed to annihilate morality: such a government reverses its only moral purpose and switches from the role of protector to the role of man’s deadliest enemy, from the role of of policeman to the role of a criminal vested with the right to the wielding of violence against the victims deprived of the right of self-defense. Such a government substitutes for morality the following rule of social conduct: you may do whatever you please to your neighbor, provided your gang is bigger than his.”
— Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)
???And then there’s Bradley Manning.