There’s something happening here.
What it is ain’t exactly clear.
I am well aware that this post will see me in a lot of trouble, but silence is the equal of complacency and to remain silent about some issues is to be seen to agree with those who demand people to follow blindly and agree with their every word, so here goes.
Tomorrow will see a public demonstration against the illegal incarceration of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Right off the bat, I'll be there. For right or wrong, I'm a strong believer in the freedom of speech, and those who say that Wikileaks is endangering lives are forgetting that the actions, words and policies of those whose names are being revealed in these memos are the people who are truly putting people's lives at risk on a daily basis. We need freedom, we need to know the games, and the lies, that our Governments are playing and telling. We have a basic right, as people, who have elected our Governments worldwide, to know the depths of their skulduggery and antics.
In this day and age we'd never have known about anything such as Watergate as both Woodward and Bernstein would have been hounded, stalked and ultimately prosecuted for revealing 'state secrets' and thrown into the nearest jail. Call it misdirection, call it false, call it what you want, it appears that all Assange has done was be stupid enough to fall for the oldest spy trick in the world - the classic Honey Trap. For being strong enough not to speak out directly, but to provide a forum which allows those pulling strings to hang on their own words, he is being arrested and there are calls, from the lunatic fringe in the USA - and by lunatic fringe I am looking squarely at peanuts such as Sarah 'I can see Russia from here' Palin, Mark 'I like torture and illegally shooting people' Thiessen and pretty much anyone that works for Fox News, strong advocates for free speech that they all are.
"Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense." -- Alan Moore
"If you want to find someone to blame then throw a rock in the air, you're bound to hit someone guilty." -- Bono
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore." --Paddy Chayefsky
Paranoia strikes deep:
Into your life it will creep.
It starts when you’re always afraid.
You step out of line, the man come and take you away. -- Stephen Stills