Why Support Him?
Wandering around my own area of cyberspace, it seems fairly clear to me
that most MRAs are at least partially supportive of Julian Assange - with
some MRAs being very supportive indeed.
And my belief is that this support is not only arising because there is
current dissatisfaction with the self-serving dishonesty that seems to be
so rampant within western governments these days, but also because, quite
simply, western governments are not currently inspiring much in the way of
loyalty - certainly not from those men who are aware of what they have
And how could they inspire much loyalty; given that they expend so much
of their energy undermining their very own people?
On this website alone, we can see that we are being lied to constantly
by our governments, that men are being purposely undermined by them - in
almost every area of their lives - that our nations and our families are
being broken up methodically so that those in government can profit
themselves financially, and that we have even been waging a hugely
expensive war on the basis of lies.
I am not quite sure how much worse it can get.
How can you feel any loyalty towards a group of people who are
continually lying to you, betraying you and cheating you? - and, if you
are a man, who actually go out of their way to hurt you.
Adding insult to injury, government workers receive much better pay,
perks and pensions than everyone else. They work for fewer hours, for
fewer years, and their productivity in many areas is either extremely low
or positively detrimental to society.
Essentially, they are forcing people who have less than themselves to
pay for their relative luxuries, and in return they are, at best,
providing them with a very poor service and/or actually causing them harm.
why on Earth should people feel any loyalty
towards their governments?
So why on Earth should people feel any loyalty towards their
I, myself, certainly no longer feel any loyalty towards my own
government, and I am not even sure that I feel any loyalty towards my
country any more; which, I suppose, means that those government traitors who have been beavering away behind the scenes to destroy
people's national identities have 'won' - at least in my case.
Of course, I have some misgivings about Julian Assange's publication of
so many government documents, but the idea that the public disclosure of
these documents - documents that were routinely accessible to some three
million Americans - is likely to compromise national security is, surely,
And if the revealing of the contents of any of these documents was,
indeed, to compromise national security, then how utterly, utterly
incompetent must be the heads of the American security services.
As such, it is their heads that should be rolling, not Julian Assange's.
Indeed, I am reminded of the recent case of
who, it is alleged by the American government, managed to compromise
American national security by hacking into
numerous computers run by the military.
How is it possible for one man to do this?
How much more incompetent can these American officials be?
And it is the exposure of this unbelievable incompetence, not issues of
national security, that is clearly the main reason behind the desire to
put Julian Assange behind bars.
Basically, the American government has been
Basically, the American government has been embarrassed; not only by
some of the revelations contained in the documents, but at having been
shown to be wholly negligent when it comes to keeping them away from prying
And so the American government now wants to send out a message to
Don't mess with us. Don't expose our incompetence. Don't expose our
wrongdoings. Or we will go after you.
So much for honesty, openness and democracy.
And I feel sure that, in the near future, Julian Assange will find
himself spending many years inside an American prison.
And if this happens, this will be further confirmatory evidence for the
view that governments, for their own greedy, self-serving purposes, are
prepared to sacrifice the well-being of their very own people in order to
And for all western men reading this, please keep asking yourself this
question. "What, exactly, has my government been doing for me for the past
Well, not much, is the answer.
your government has done its very best to
On the contrary, your government has done its very best to undermine
you and to demonise you in almost every way imaginable.
And any benefits that you have enjoyed arising from your government
have mostly been at your expense - with you paying far, far more than
should be necessary.
Now, of course, I know that not all those who work for government are
incompetent, lazy, overpaid, dishonest and uncaring, but there are far too
many government workers who are these things.
And it is very much up to those working inside government to deal with
And in much the same way that
Bradley Manning decided that he was not prepared to allow the American
government to get away with murder, and with what are, clearly, war
crimes, so others who work on the inside should be helping to expose
and/or to counter the various malefactions of their 'colleagues'.
Not an easy thing to do, for sure.
But what is the alternative?
After all, it must be fairly obvious to those of you who have been
active on the internet for many years that there is now looming what can
be described as a 'war' between 'the people' and their governments.
And governments are currently doing everything that they can do to
criminalise as many people as possible and to gradually shut down their
freedom to speak.
And they are doing this on many fronts.
Rather than go into all the detail myself, I simply quote from a
recent article from the Electronic Freedom Foundation, ...
If the United States takes the low road, the
battle is already lost.
As 2010 draws to a close, the United States faces two paths
forward. There is the low road, continuing and expanding this new American
brand of Internet censorship. And there is a high road: to remember that
the First Amendment protects everyone's right to speak, even if the
government disapproves of the things they say or the data they publish. If
the United States takes the high road, there will still be a difficult and
protracted battle to persuade the world's governments that Internet
censorship is bad policy. If the United States takes the low road, the
battle is already lost.
Well, to suggest that the 'battle is already lost' is probably only a
mild exaggeration, because it is not difficult to see that governments, in
cahoots with some big businesses, intend to stamp out certain viewpoints
and certain freedoms.
And governments allied with big businesses clearly represents a truly
So it will certainly seem to many that 'the battle is lost' if powerful
governments put their weight on the side of oppression.
But, as I have often mentioned, the organism of 'men' is far, far
bigger than any government (indeed, far bigger than all governments put
together) and so I doubt the the battle will ever be truly lost.
Furthermore, the addition of big business into the mix will probably
make much difference in the long term.
And so I remain fairly confident that governments will fail in
their attempts to control the information highway.
But the MM (the consciousness of men as 'men') still remains fairly
And so while it is true that the number of people who are gradually
waking up to the fact that their governments are mostly serving their own
interests is increasing all the time (e.g. as evidenced by the Tea Party movement) the
road ahead is still likely to remain very difficult and to involve many
battles - with the MRM (currently centering on internet MRAs) not likely
to play a major role for some time to come.
And this is why, in my view, it is so important for MRAs to support
Julian Assange, and to continue to do so even if he is whisked away and
disappeared into some government abyss.
After all, not only is Julian Assange and his organisation standing up
to government wrongdoing, he is also fighting for the freedom of the
internet as well as for the right for people to know what their
governments are getting up to.
Furthermore, he has stated quite clearly that he is not opposed to
government and that, in fact, he is not even opposed to big government.
What he wants is honest, open government.
there is hardly any difference between Julian
Assange and a typical internet MRA.
In other words, there is hardly any difference between Julian Assange
and a typical internet MRA.
And so from an MRA point of view, I think that our governments need to
understand that until they start helping men instead of continually
seeking to harm them, then many MRAs will actively place some of their
weight in support of people like Julian Assange.