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No Laws, No Secrets: The Anarchist Creed of Julian Assange

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Posted on Mar 22, 2011
AP / Akira Suemori

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reacts behind the heavily tinted window of a police van.

By Christopher Ketcham

About the only intelligent thing the U.S. government has said to date about Julian Assange is that the man is an “anarchist.” A State Department spokesperson lamented in December that said anarchist is “trying to undermine the collaboration, the cooperation, the system by which we engage with other governments, cooperate with other governments and solve regional challenges.” More precisely, Assange is undermining the system by which we don’t cooperate at all, or pretend to cooperate, or force cooperation by bombing, killing, lying, cheating, smiling and smiling while villainous—all in service of “solving regional challenges,” which is to say in service of the imperial state.

For exposing state secrets unfiltered for all people to read, Assange is also called a terrorist and a destroyer. Perhaps he is—in the anarchist tradition of Mikhail Bakunin, who trusted in the “eternal spirit which destroys and annihilates only because it is the unsearchable and eternally creative source of all life. The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.” Also from Bakunin: “Universal peace will be impossible so long as the present centralized states exist. We must desire their destruction in order that, on the ruins of these forced unions ... there may arise free unions organized from below by the free federations of communes into provinces, of provinces into nations. ...”

The centralized state apparatus, wherein the powerful seek to manufacture consent from the irksome citizenry, depends on operational and informational “security,” which we can define as secrecy, non-accountability and freedom from citizen interference—freedom from pesky fellows like Assange. “Leaking is basically an anarchist act,” Assange himself has said. This is because it is an implicit attack on the functioning of the state apparatus. If everyone leaked, there would be no “security” for government, but for my money—literally, since taxes pay for the apparatus—there is a different kind of security in knowing what the government is actually up to. It’s the due diligence any man burdened with a tax on his labor would want for the investment in the public, which is really an investment in his fellow man, the expectation of return (at the very least) being that the common good will get a cash-jolt infusion, roads will be maintained, sewers will keep floating our feces to the sea, the lights will stay on in the streets; and perhaps, too, that some help will come to the weak, the lost, the confused, those without homes, without work, without soundness of body or mind. We want a spreadsheet for our payouts, certainly to know the exact coordinates where the money goes to burn villagers 6,000 miles away and render grown men into screeching creatures with children now legless or burned half to ash.

Barred from this birthright of knowledge as citizens, we are told that the children are burned in our name, the government as proxy though far from our control; while at the same time it is said that we the people are the boss, the ones to whom the predatory government answers. The singalong of by/for/of the people is administered like the usual anesthetic. We are told Julian Assange breaks laws established by government for the protection of the people. We forget the words of our homegrown anarchist Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Good men must not obey the laws too well. ... Wild liberty develops iron conscience.”

Those of iron conscience are of course misfits, crazy, candidates for long years in prison. Thus Bradley Manning, the Army private who allegedly leaked many of the offending documents to Assange. Thus Assange: probably soon to be nailed to a wall not far from Manning, who is currently held in conditions as close to torture as his handlers can manage without revealing themselves as the psychopaths they are.

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Assange’s dumping of secrets, in particular without the proper vetting by “experts,” is said to endanger the republic because it threatens security. Yet the experts too often appear in our midst as editorial board members tending the gateway institutions of the mass media, in close conversation with government, under its influence at dinner or over drinks, the wives in the kitchen swapping recipes or pills. Baseball bats to the experts!—let them crow that the “process” of “authoritative review” has been monkey-wrenched. We say: less security in exchange for more liberty—Ben Franklin’s old bargain at the founding. 

What commentators on Assange don’t seem to get is that he is channeling Thomas Paine, who declared without bounds his trust in humankind as smart enough, sensible enough, to absorb complexity and hold it up to the light of reason and to make the right judgments—without the dictates and the circumscriptions of government. Paine, in the anarchist tradition, wrote that it was “the natural constitution of man” to organize in society with “order and decorum”—which is to say that man at his best could juggle the myriad pieces of information in society and make something functional out of the surfeit. At the same revolutionary moment in which Paine was writing—when Americans in the 1770s rose up against tyranny—Adam Smith made a comparable point in the realm of classical economics: People naturally wanted to associate, sharing free and open information in the marketplace, shorn of top-down control. And with that shared information, promised Smith, a dynamic society would be built. 

The antipodal tradition in which the U.S. government operates, to borrow from the Grand Inquisitor of Dostoevsky, sees mankind as benighted, weak, stupid: Mystery, Magic and Authority will serve to keep the mob in line. The centralized state in collusion with business offers much mystery and much magic, and wars and economic turmoil unfold for reasons offered to the public that have little relation to reality. Man does not want freedom, says the Grand Inquisitor, because freedom implies choice, agency, thoughtfulness, and these are painful burdens. Such burdens are to be borne not by the average man, but by the elect—the implied message of our government. Tom Paine answers: “Notwithstanding the mystery with which the science of government has been enveloped, for the purpose of enslaving, plundering and imposing upon mankind, it is of all things the least mysterious and the most easy to be understood.” He adds: “Nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense” is necessary to shatter the mystery.

Assange has offered the facts, plain as day, and only those without common sense can ignore them. In this regard, WikiLeaks is an act of profound optimism, the anarchist optimism that posits human freedom as more important than the sanctity of governments. Under the mandate of the centralized state, such optimism must be crushed.

Christopher Ketcham, a freelance journalist in New York City, writes for Harper’s, Vanity Fair, GQ and many other magazines. Find more of his work at www.christopherketcham.com or contact him at cketcham99@mindspring.com.


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By Night-Gaunt, April 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm Link to this comment

If they stopped having nuclear reactors then they couldn’t use them as a cover to make and refine nuclear materials for weapons since all you need is to take the refining process further and you get it. Which is why Iraq was bombed in 1981 and so was Syria and Iran is threatened with nuclear annihilation by Israel.

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By Anarcissie, April 7, 2011 at 10:30 am Link to this comment

I will have to think about whether religious traditions inhibit capitalism.  There is not much evidence that they can’t be manipulated, indeed, are enthusiastically manipulated by their adherents, in its favor.  Islam theoretically prohibits usury but there are certainly ways around that, and otherwise doesn’t seem to have anything against worldly gain as long as it is accompanied by ritual piety.  I’d attribute Afghanistan’s problems to its Balkanization, which leads foreigners to believe it offers imperial opportunities.

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By drbhelthi, April 7, 2011 at 4:03 am Link to this comment

“Without it these monsters will destroy life for millions of years on
this small planet.” Gulam

With Israel initiating the use of depleted uranium munitions in its
„war“ with Egypt in 1973, and the US Military continuously since
then, from the former Yugoslavia to Pakistan, now Lybia, the entire
Middle East is polluted. Considering former CIA administrator John
Stockwell´s revelation that: “We’ve had six [nuclear] submarines sink
into the bottom of the ocean. We’ve had seven nuclear weapons dropped
by accident! The I.P.S. [Institute for Policy Studies] published,
about a year ago, that there were fifty-two — I believe it was —
parts of nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors now scattered across
the bottom of the ocean, leaking this terrible polluting, radioactive
material into the bottom of the ocean right now. No way on the face
of the Earth to recover it! And it will be poisoning and polluting
the bottoms of the oceans FIFTY THOUSAND YEARS from now, presuming we
haven’t managed to do in the whole planet in that period of time.” 
Excerpted from:  http://www.serendipity.li/cia/stock2.html

Top that off with the device that was exploded by the U.S.GOV near
Haiti, that caused the “earthquake” and destruction there, and the
device used by the USGOV to create the tsunami and earthquake in
Japan, with the millions of Liters of radioactive water being dumped
into the ocean, the thousands that will die from radioactive exposure
from the ultimate “burndown” of three of the four plants, only one
conclusion can be drawn: “These monsters” have made many destructive
inroads, and are progressing.

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By Gulam, April 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm Link to this comment

Yes, there certainly are other forms of decentralization, but any one of them to
be effective would be so primarily because it diminished the total dominance of
the ongoing Anglo-American colonial empire and its world wide web of client
states who systematically rape the third world and destroy our planet, so any
decentralization will be labeled as anarchy by the powers that be. For those
who have consciously destroyed the allegiance of the masses to religious
traditions and who drive a debate that knows no values other than Napoleonic
freedom jargon and pop science, any decentralizations that weaken the power
of industrial money to control all the earth is to be labeled: anarchy. This is
why they have been so insistent on attacking Afghanistan from all sides; those
people wanted no part in our industrial world, and they alone still have the
courage to resist the madmen. My main point was that no matter the cost and
the destruction, we face a point like that presented to Arjuna by Krishna in the
Mahabharata: a war is coming that you cannot stop, and though it threatens to
destroy the world as we know it, it is necessary for the preservation of dharma.
Without it these monsters will destroy life for millions of years on this small
planet.

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By Anarcissie, April 6, 2011 at 3:27 pm Link to this comment

There are other forms of decentralization beside anarchism.

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By Gulam, April 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm Link to this comment

Is not anarchy a pretty good all around doctrine at a time when the new world
order threatens all life on earth? We as a species do not need to organize into a
single entity when we have succeeded so well using a variety of survival
strategies. The last thing we need to do is to put our eggs literally into one
basket, where one governmental, environmental, or biological mistake kills
everyone, and where a small group of human beings, who are proved to be
error and evil prone creatures, can control us all. One could argue that the very
best that mankind can hope for right now is that the Muslims will finally get it
together to stop oil production and sink the fleet in the gulf, the Western
economies along with those of China, Russia, and upper class India will
collapse, and the burden of domination will be lifted from hundreds of millions.
The pain an misery that this would cause in the industrialized world might be
mild punishment compared with the ongoing horrors of nuclear pollution,
biological engineering, and general plundering of the natural world brought to
us by the twin monsters of Enlightenment atheism: communism and capitalism.

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By Anarcissie, April 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm Link to this comment

PDF of an essay by Assange: http://cryptome.org/0002/ja-conspiracies.pdf

Interesting commentary on it: https://zunguzungu.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/julian-assange-and-the-computer-conspiracy-“to-destroy-this-invisible-government”/

Again, Assange is not explicitly preaching anarchism, but his words run pretty close to it.

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By Gulam, April 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm Link to this comment

Anarcissie your are right of course that there is plenty of blood and betrayal in
the Iliad and the Mahabharata. In the Hindu theological tradition one can find
parallels and even expansions upon most theological ideas of the West, but
there is a subtle difference in the tradition of the Hebrew prophets that I think
has given birth, for good and bad, to modern science. Though we too often
hear that our spiritual roots are in Jerusalem and our scientific ones come
through the Greeks, it is really the other way around.

The Greek approach, even in Aristotle, is to think about it and spin out
speculative philosophical concepts to explain observations. Sometimes the Jews
are like a cop saying “just the facts madam.” With the Court History of David in
Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings there is a relentless honesty demanded by
the prophets that is different. Both Achilles and Duryodhana were honoured
and respected even by their enemies, and they remain heroes after their fall.
Yes, David was honoured as a hero too, but so were the sordid details.  David
murders Bathsheba’s husband in the most non-heroic manner, and by
promising her that her son could have the throne when he already had an older
and popular son, he divided and ultimately destroyed the kingdom. It is
remarkably similar to the Mahabharata in some ways, but still there is not the
warts and all flavour of that central Biblical account, a story obviously written by
a priest close to the court at the time.

On through history the Jews have the ability to zero in on the details of reality
with a zeal that nobody else really matches. There is underlying this the
reverence for the prophet who can tell truth to power, and the notion that it is
not in the nature of man to perfect himself, that our basic nature is to fail. Now
we know about the big bang and the scientific explanation for the origin of the
universe, and those who study it have spent a great deal of their time working
out what happened during the opening moments after the perfection of the
beginning. All of creation depended upon the earliest imperfections in the
expanding energy, for they determined all that was to follow. Imperfections in
the transmission of genes in all life forms have given birth the myriad of
creatures. Mistakes are at the centre of all change and growth and life in the
universe and all system, all but the original ONE, eventually fail.

Failure is part of the job description for all created things, and the Torah, the
Old Testament is the story of the Hebrew people failing badly several times in
succession. We have seen them play out the same game several times since.
This is who and what they are, and if they bring down a nation it is only
because that nation let them do it, men were tempted by the money that they
would have for a while. If a small aggressive and slightly unruly child is put in a
confined space with an elderly terrier, if the child gets bitten it is not the fault
of the dog or the child. Adults have presumably seen that little play before and
act accordingly.

For gentile Americans truth is pretty much what others say it is; whatever the
crowd is saying, that is their reality.  These are still norther forrest barbarians
who do not know the basics about setting up a stable and long-lasting order.
Like the Mongols, the Europeans and Americans systematically destroy the
older social order among the conquered, destroying the power of the clergy
and “freeing” women, because this destroys the structure of those societies,
making the people easier to rule and less likely to rise. Israel never gets far as a
nation, because their individuality precludes concerted action. The Jews, who
have given us a whole lot more scientists than the Greeks, nit pick at stories
and demand the real details. They own and run much of the rising digital
empire that holds our data and moves our worldly details about.

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By Anarcissie, April 2, 2011 at 11:45 am Link to this comment

ardee—Try http://web.archive.org/web/20071020051936/http://iq.org/ for a start.  He also wrote an essay or two on how ‘authoritarian conspiracies’ could be impeded or neutralized by leaks; at the time he wrote them it was clear that by ‘authoritarian conspiracies’ he was referring to all or most governments.  I don’t know whether I can turn these up now, because Google is jammed with not Assange’s writings but writings about Assange, many of them fable.  But the URL above will give you the idea.  (I believe the writing is actually Assange’s.)

I’m not recommending Assange as a sage of an elaborated political philosophy; I’m just talking about his perceptions and feelings.

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By ardee, April 2, 2011 at 6:51 am Link to this comment

Anarcissie, March 24 at 5:31 pm Link to this comment

Some of Assange’s earlier writings were rather anarchistic.

Link please

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By Alan Baker Schultz, April 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm Link to this comment
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drbhelthi, I would like to second that!

Gulam, Great words of wisdom, with what I also feel is a real “breath of fresh air”, and truth, thanks!
But, I happen to live in the poorest of any major city in the US,
and considering what you said about, “it will be messy for a while in the cities.”
I have a perspective that comes from a completely different view of things…  I do agree with what you said about Julian Assange; “he took on the Great Satin herself”!  Therefore, I believe we have no way out, but through the words of love.
Without religion or government; through love we will survive the evils of the world and the evil in our own hearts.

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By drbhelthi, April 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm Link to this comment

Gulam,
it is refreshing to read scholarly, salient historical points, presented in a pragmatic manner.
Precisely on-target.
Thank you.

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By Anarcissie, April 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm Link to this comment

Gulam, April 1 at 6:26 am:

... Yes, they doll
the story up like everyone else, but nobody else’s histories tell of the ruthless murders and adulteries of their own hero kings. ...’

I see you have not read the Ramayana, Mahabharata, the Iliad, or a number of other epics along those lines.  Depictions of mass slaughter and other misbehaviors on a grand scale did not start with the movies.

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By Gulam, April 1, 2011 at 2:26 am Link to this comment

Anarcissie, it were totally a false accusation the situation would not be so
alarming and so dangerous. If it were only a matter of finding a scape-goat one
could shrug it off and trust to an open press and the rationality of the voters.
However, the history of the Jewish people as described in their scriptures has a
profoundly important but deadly habit of insisting on the truth. Yes, they doll
the story up like everyone else, but nobody else’s histories tell of the ruthless
murders and adulteries of their own hero kings. The Old Testament story is
over and over again one of willful disobedience, trusting in and going after
conventional wealth and power and how that Hebrew people were destroyed
again and again by their own disobedience to their own laws.

That is what the story tells. Flavius Josephus, a Jewish scholar from a priestly
family, told the story again in Greek for the Romans to read (commissioned by
Vespatian), but he also wrote about the next step in the process, when they
foolishly resisted Rome and were demolished as a nation. When Germany’s
stock market collapsed Jews controlled over 1200 of 1500 seats on the Berlin
exchange, so the terrible events of the Nazi era did not pop up out of thin air.
The Germans, like the Americans, were the most liberal people in Europe
through the 19th century and the presented few barriers to expanding Jewish
influence.

No, my dear this is most certainly not just a matter of finding a scapegoat. Look
at whose names are all over the financial crisis right now. Go find one of the
many Jewish web sites that brag about their extraordinary and growing wealth
and power. As we finally face up to the disaster of the bomb and the
unbelievable expense and danger of hundreds of nuclear reactors and bombs
that must be buried forever, who told the American president that a bomb
could be made and who put it together? Einstein and Oppenheimer were the
fathers of the bomb, and the entire American police state and unified executive
tyranny is a product of developing secrecy to protect the secrets of the bomb.

The point that I am trying to make is to look at reality clearly and not be in
denial about a major looming threat as grave as the nuclear crisis in its
potential to kill. I am not talking of what I want to happen, only what history
indicates is very likely to happen again when all the same pre-conditions are
met. I am not blaming anyone, for there were plenty of gentile Americans who
wanted to get rich along with these poor wretches from Europe who were
fleeing America’s enemy. This is, like the recent earthquake, not something that
is going to be solved by open debate in America’s press. It is not going to be
solved at all; not many people listened when skeptics of nuclear power
suggested that disaster would not be avoided for long. Still there are steps that
can be taken by thoughtful people. And, I know of no other way or other place
to express my horror at what I fear is coming.

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By Anarcissie, April 1, 2011 at 1:18 am Link to this comment

No doubt if things get as bad as I think they’re going to get, some ruling-class types and their rightist followers will try to blame the Jews, or some other convenient target group.  That goes without saying.  The great real-estate meltdown has already been blamed (by the same lot) on the poor, mostly ‘colored’ people who were sold subprime mortgages.  There is not much the Jews, or anyone else, can do about the basic problem; there will always be stupid people, and malign sociopaths who will try to exploit them, so it’s a given.  Hopefully the majority will have enough common sense to see the canards for what they are.

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By Gulam, March 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm Link to this comment

Good Laurence Tribe, but why evade the main issue here?

“But there was once a guy who said that if he could control a nation’s currency,
he didn’t care who made the law.”

Are you afraid to stick your neck out and suggest that it was a Rothschild who
said that? Why beat around the bush? If we cannot discuss this particular
looming issue even in this out-of the way location, on a Jewish blog on a
thread that is well past its time, save for a few of us, then we should probably
keep all of our observations to ourselves until the fascism falls.

I maintain that anyone who cares at all about the Jewish people should want
very much to talk about this when there is a sane and quiet opportunity to do
so. At the very least there is the appearance of a Jewish inspired disaster
coming down the pike either militarily or financially, and it is high time the
Jewish community and their literate and well-intentioned gentile friends
discussed this. Mondoweiss is great for showing the flashy issues, but this is
the main issue: it is Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke and Goldman Sachs and
Bernie Madoff who have their names all over the coming crash, but you are still
to timid to point out that this famous quote of yours is widely attributed to a
Rothschild. This is called denial, and it is a serious condition when individuals,
communities, or nation have a bad case of it.

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By Laurence Tribe, March 31, 2011 at 2:38 am Link to this comment
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History doesn’t provide examples of true anarchy,a lack of government, for those who manage to topple governments generally fill the void forthwith.As far as decribing anarchy as the “elite” governing, we would have to conclude that the U.S. is an anarchy. But while we, the people, are governed, with rare exception, by the “the elite”, the U.S.government is not an anarchy by any means. Is it a Constitutional Republic as some suggest? That may have been the original intention, but considering the modifications to the original document 0f 1787, the modifications made by amendment, Presidential dictatorial power, Congressional mis-spending of the peoples’ hard earned cash (boondoggles, and giving your money to someone else), the Supreme Court legislating law, are examples. But there was once a guy who said that if he could control a nation’s currency, he didn’t care who made the law. His desire came to fruition in 1913 when our Congressmen/women granted the Federal Re-serve Corporation the power and authority to rent us our currency for a fee. You have just lately wit-nessed the Fed’s ability to inflate it’s currency; so you must then conclude it can deflate the currency, giving it the ability to control the economy - unde-tected. The Fed has defied a Congressional audit since inception. The U.S.is well on its way to becom-ing just another socialist state in the One World government, that uses the one world currency provided by the megaBankers.

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By Gulam, March 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm Link to this comment

I was particularly delighted to read:

By Anarcissie, March 24 at 2:54

“If daily life remains the same, and the existing state is ‘smashed’, then another
similar state will take its place….Going head to head with the cops and the army
with more cops and a different army is exciting and makes great movie
material, but it doesn’t seem to accomplish very much.”

This particular post did hit the nail on the head very nicely.

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By Orbis Unum, March 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm Link to this comment

Re: drbhelthi, March 25 at 11:02 am.

You State: “This while poverty is forced onto our healthy youth who enlist in a U.S.Military service due to lack of jobs. There, they are “inoculated” with useless cow and horse extracts to which toxins are added, then exposed to depleted uranium, returned maimed to the U.S. with PTSD and classified by Napolitano types as “veterans” who are threats to U.S. national security - - . “

Response: Can it be more clear ‘why’ financial debacles periodically occur? The last 3-4 years (which is going to repeat itself doubly fold over the next 3-4 years) have produced record numbers of enlisted reservist, not from any justified sense of so-called patriotism but simply arising from the need for gainful livelihood.

And, as you clearly point out, concerning the inoculations received, has a definite orchestrated outcome for population control, either in terminal conditions or incarceration for those who are forced or unknowingly, via ignorance, participate in such inoculation programs. Not to mention, the outcome is typified as wholesale genocide against both those inoculated as well as any children birth there afterwards. The total cerebral and physical damage done to future generations of children is well know!

My question is whether people will continue to allow themselves and their children to be dumb down not only by social Role Models (Teachers, Priest, Preachers, Lawyers, Politicians, Law Enforcement Officers, Judges, etc…) in the Educational Profession, but as well as the Medical Profession?

Time will tell! And believe me! Time is of the Essence!   

For those who post herein, for whatever reasons, I assure you, I read such comments as I come across various writing styles that give me pause for thought. But overall, I try not to dissuade people from their posting efforts, just because of any specific issue related to writing style. I do my best to restrict my commentary to that which is specific to the subject matter at hand or their thoughts specific to such subject matter. Not their writing abilities or my opinions related thereto.

Remember, we are reminded not to shoot the messenger who only comes to bare witness as he is instructed and/or wishes to instruct according to their own insight on any particular subject matter. But I can inform you, that if anyone chooses to communicate disrespectfully or dishonorably via commentary related towards the attempts of others to communicate enlightenment or seeking enlightenment, I will use every attempt I deem necessary within reason, to correct such behavior with every imperative prerogative at my disposal. And believe me, my prerogatives are universal in nature! Per:http://seagov.info/.

My best to all who post herein, for the purpose of proposing hopeful enlightenment or garnering enlightenment, while proffering Good Will in the interest of seeking Universal Peace with All Walks of Life!

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By drbhelthi, March 25, 2011 at 7:02 am Link to this comment

” - - I could willingly sacrifice my life to raise the conscience of All Walks of Life to study what we have discovered and possibly accept with humility as I, that they have been purposefully deceived, and then after-wards willing to build a universal society of individuals exercising the Science of Right Reason, then I would gladly lay down my life for the Honor of serving those so honorably disposed as to dedicate themselves with Honor above all, to manifesting the true meaning of love.”  Orbis Unum

A very Lovely thought !

Considering the information on depopulation that has been publicized since Spring 2009, and the mandating of untested, non-working “inoculations”, it appears that millions of lives of folk such as “us”, are in the process of being expended via the mandated “inoculation” programs. This while poverty is forced onto our healthy youth who enlist in a U.S.Military service due to lack of jobs. There, they are “inoculated” with useless cow and horse extracts to which toxins are added, then exposed to depleted uranium, returned maimed to the U.S. with PTSD and classified by Napolitano types as “veterans” who are threats to U.S. national security - - .

Take Autism/ADHD for example. Via mandated childhood injection, our grandchildren have had the rate of Autism occurence elevated from 1::1000 (approx) to 1::100 (approx).  I have to use approximations, as the Pharma (MD) Industry seems to discourage the maintenance of accurate records. Genuine physicians are unable to stay on top of the debauchery, and many of those who become active in this area are met with suppression and some with delicensure.

The info uncovered by the Austrian Journalist, Mrs. Jane Buergermeister in 2009, about the poisons contained in the alleged “swine flu inoculation” by Baxter, remains valid. However, the info is not limited to inoculations created by Baxter, but rather applies to ALL SWINE FLU “inoculations.” 

The three targeted groups, elderly, pregnant women, and young children, are the specific groups who should avoid all current “inoculations,” at all costs. Killing off the elderly, such as us, who remember how it used to be, is one goal of the dictator oligarchy. Rendering pregnant ladies-unborn-babies subnormal, and retarding young children´s intelligence (zombie-like) is another goal.

The available information since the 1940s clearly indicates that so-called “inoculation” has never worked as intended, and Dr. Jenner´s revelations were fraudulent. Similarly, the pasteurization of milk. “Inoculations” cause a pseudo reaction in the human body that is quite different from naturally acquired viral infections, and do NOT immunize. Any activity that inoculations engender in the human body against subsequent viral infections is secondary, more or less accidental. The pseudo-reaction typically results in an imbalance of the immune system, often developing into auto-immune illnesses, a common, western-world-wide malady, alone from which pharma enjoys billions in profits.

Add to this stupidity of medicine, the use of aspirin to lower fever in patients, who have a viral infection.  Fever, the only remedy against viral infections in humans, and which results in immunity. In too many such cases, the fever is lowered, and the virus multiplies.  As a last ditch effort, the body dumps wet t-cells into the lungs increasingly, until oxygen transfer is defeated. The patient dies.  The numb skulled physician inscribes “pneumonia” or “lung failure” on the death certificate, instead of accurately writing, “I killed this patient by defeating fever with medication.”

So much for pervasive anarchy in the western world.

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By Tom Edgar, March 25, 2011 at 2:48 am Link to this comment

Gerard.  Right On.  I was once advised by a superior Officer. Never use long words when short ones suffice.
Same goes for sentences and messages.

Without using polysyllabic, convoluted phraseology Orbis.  You could have added to your injunction regarding oath swearing.  Swearing of oaths is BANNED, on no less an authority than Jesus Christ himself, according to Matthew.

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By gerard, March 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm Link to this comment

Orbus Unum:  Is there any way you could possibly speak more simply and briefly.  I’d like to understand what you post here, but the abstractions, long sentences and vague allusions set my teeth on edge.  Sorry.

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By Orbis Unum, March 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm Link to this comment

Re: Tom Edgar, March 25 at 12:40 am.

You State: “But stop, then THINK.”

Response: Your statement is the prerogative of the wise. And for this, we have at all times proffered both knowledge and available solutions, only for those capable of thinking!

We’ve never entertained insurmountable objectives as to try and communicate with unreasoning emotional individuals easily swayed by the ancient well of spin-doctors/staw-men ever-ready to say this or that is so, while drowning their intended unaware emotional victims, into utter subjugation. And, for their sole purpose of garnering thirty pieces of silver or whatever the currency of their dishonorable realm finds acceptable.

Years ago, we chose to stop and Think! We chose to seek empirical evidence of what our alleged masters (social Role Models) taught us historically or religiously as fact. For these studious endeavors, we received one of the most precious gifts any self-aware moral sentient entities could have ever obtained. Empirical Proof that everything we had ever been taught in their Centers of Education or Religion, which still remains so today, as it relates to the true State-In-Fact, was and is false.

Such falsehoods are forced upon All Walks of Life via et armis, by ever system of governance presently speaking or which has ever existed down through history. All the while, these systems of governance, teach our children to sacrifice themselves for illusions of liberty, fraternity, and justice for all, whenever or wherever the need arises! What are the rewards granted for such sacrifices…taxes to support their own continued demise forever and ever!

The posters in this forum are presented with columnists presumably worthy of our attention. Yet not one has accepted to reasonable dialog respective to our efforts to exhort All Walks of Life to Think!

You may ask how? Or you may ask why? Both can be answer readily by simply putting empirical facts before a Candid World to State our Just Cause! Per: http://seagov.info/.

What is the Just Cause we speak of? Nothing short of reanimating the Grand Experiment! That is, whether all Men are created with certain equality and unalienable rights or are they solely created as property for whatever system of governance chance subjects them to, to be used by force for whatever ends! But the Grand Experiment entertained by those who would chose to Stand, against the tyrannical despotism of an unworthy personage, wearing their collective Crown of Legitimacy, seeking to enslave them to utter despotism, ‘thought’ differently!

If it were possible, that I could willingly sacrifice my life to raise the conscience of All Walks of Life to study what we have discovered and possibly accept with humility as I, that they have been purposefully deceived, and then after-wards willing to build a universal society of individuals exercising the Science of Right Reason, then I would gladly lay down my life for the Honor of serving those so honorably disposed as to dedicate themselves with Honor above all, to manifesting the true meaning of love. For me, love cannot exist without Honor. And anyone who recognizes love can exist without Honor, is unworthy and untrustworthy to share in the rewards of the Union of both Love and Honor.

So for all you who practice deception of swearing upon some so-called holy book before entering upon the Witness Stand, remember that most important commandment, “Thou Shalt not bare false witness against thy neighbor.” Of course, I’m sure that those who practice falsifying testimony, can find some ground to bare false witness, such as asking themselves “Who is my neighbor!” To this we say without reservation, the same who shall be called to testify for thee…eternally!   

My best to all who post herein, for the purpose of proposing hopeful enlightenment or garnering enlightenment, while proffering Good Will in the interest of seeking Universal Peace with All Walks of Life!

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By Tom Edgar, March 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm Link to this comment

Alan B S.  Sounds like a Quaker speaking.

Yep Love for all and everything is the way to go.
For thee and thine ‘twill make the world to shine.
But for so many who who will,or cannot join the flow
I’m afraid it’s but a dream,but don’t give up trying.

If those of a belligerent character, be it from their indoctrination,theological,ideological,or patriotic, stop to THINK of the choice. Think Hate or Love? Think War or Peace? Think Destroy or Construct? Think Talk or Fight?.  But stop, then THINK.

Isn’t this what Assange is really doing? Making those who didn’t previously, “THINK”. Think that our Politicians keep secrets because they lie, cheat,act immorally, illegally or are corrupt. With very few exceptions there is no other reasons for secrets. Within a family or within a nation. The only reason for secrets is to hide, from the people, the illegal or immoral actions they do in their country’s or constituents name.  Don’t bog this forum down in assigning to Assange political ideologies (Anarchy)  or philosophical motivations he has never claimed for himself.  He is just an old style investigative journalist e.g. Bernstein and Watergate,  using informants , who could be more morally motivated than Assange, and then making his living by being just one more real Journalist instead of a Fox News copy writer.

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By Alan Baker Schultz, March 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm Link to this comment

Re: Orbis Unum, March 23 at 5:50 pm.

I believe that actions speak louder than words and I am (in no way) a person who can compete with the likes of your ability to use them, nor is it my intention.        My actions, or better said, my adventure through life has given me the first-hand knowledge that you speak of.  If you need “empirical”, scientific evidence to support my words please give me a break.
All I really meant by my post was a very simple message from a simple man that “love is all you need”, and if I have to prove it to you I will.  Not with words, but with actions. And, believe me I live on the street where the action is… The last thing I would call my education is, “false”, for it didn’t come from a book.
Yes, it takes balls to love thy neighbor and this is the very reason we don’t have peace today and never had.

Peace & love!

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By PatrickHenry, March 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm Link to this comment

Assange is now what reporters and investigative journalists use to be in the 70’s.

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By gerard, March 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm Link to this comment

Picking up the last statements in Ketcham’s article:
“WikiLeaks is an act of profound optimism, the anarchist optimism that posits human freedom as more important than the sanctity of governments. Under the mandate of the centralized state, such optimism must be crushed.” First of all, I treasure the optimism! That being said ...

The irony of ironies is that the reason (excuse, pretense?) for interceding (by outsiders) in Libya with high-tech war to “save the rebels” would like to be seen as an act of “anarchist optimism” that posits human freedom as more important than the sanctity of Ghadaffi’s murderous ‘government.”  Right? 

More near the truth is that Western (U.S.) intercession is primarily aimed at “full spectrum dominance” of the oil industry by international capitalism, which posits that the “anarchic” (out-of-control)financial dominance (which denies any sort of real freedom to billions of people worldwide) is far more important than human freedom.

Assange and Manning and WikiLeaks have taken a huge first step in revealing this travesty among others, but until and unless more thoughtful awareness of the real significance of the Leaks makes a much more public appearance, there is little hope for optimism, I’m sorry to say.

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By Anarcissie, March 24, 2011 at 1:31 pm Link to this comment

Some of Assange’s earlier writings were rather anarchistic.

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By ToyotaBedZRock, March 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm Link to this comment

This is an irresponsible article!

He has never said what the Title of this article implies.

Not to mention that many in the LGBTQ community depend on the Government for protection.

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By RayLan, March 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm Link to this comment

entropy2
“My two cents…The statement: “The state is something people do” (IMO) means that it is something we are all doing.”
Obviously that’s what ‘something people do’ must mean. That’s the problem. The statement is totally ambiguous if the something that people do includes what is done “to” them as well as what is done “by” them.
Clearly this vague collectivity becomes responsible for its own oppression. It wasn’t just Mubarak/Egyptian military but all the Egyptian populace that was oppressing itself.
All the anarchic protest that took place was unnecessary. The ‘people’ just had stop oppressing themselves. Of course, some of the people who had the weapons (the military) had to do something different than they had been - like support the rebellion, otherwise the something that people do would not have been anything that guaranteed individual freedom.

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By Anarcissie, March 24, 2011 at 10:54 am Link to this comment

I didn’t say everyone was doing the same thing.  Otherwise I think my statement was tediously obvious.

The state grows out of daily life.  If daily life remains the same, and the existing state is ‘smashed’, then another similar state will take its place.  Good examples of this process can be observed in the unfortunate history of eastern Europe between 1914 and 1989.  Many, many states were smashed in the sense that the people who staffed the state apparatuses were smashed.  Worse states ensued.  The process was then repeated, in some cases several times over.

If we are going to get rid of the state or even mitigate its evils, we have to change the culture and the daily life it produces.  Going head to head with the cops and the army with more cops and a different army is exciting and makes great movie material, but it doesn’t seem to accomplish very much.

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By entropy2, March 24, 2011 at 8:57 am Link to this comment

@RayLan

Anarcisse
“The state is something people do.
The state is often a power structure in which a few people control the many. (See the Middle East).
It’s too vague and misleading to claim it’s something “people” do.  That begs the question of which people are ‘doing’ the ‘something’. Examples abound of states in which not all people are doing the same thing.

My two cents…The statement: “The state is something people do” (IMO) means that it is something we are all doing. Obviously, it includes things that are done to us by the individuals who make up the state, but it also includes OUR individual acceptance of the state as inevitable and, by extension, our acquiescence to the (again IMO) inevitable abuses of the state.

The point is, the state IS NOT inevitable…we’re free to *do* something else if we choose. It brings to mind one of my favorite quotes:

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” Steven Biko

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By RayLan, March 24, 2011 at 8:00 am Link to this comment

Anarcisse
“The state is something people do.
The state is often a power structure in which a few people control the many. (See the Middle East).
It’s too vague and misleading to claim it’s something “people” do.  That begs the question of which people are ‘doing’ the ‘something’. Examples abound of states in which not all people are doing the same thing.

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By Psychobabbler, March 24, 2011 at 2:38 am Link to this comment

I have never met Mr. Assange, but my impression of him is that he is a very clever and mischievous righteous weasel.

I will be having a very difficult time forgiving anyone who gives him grief (all things considered).

I am somewhat of a goof ball because it took me 30 years to realize that there is nothing Democratic, and innocent, and sweet about how my government functions.

I have decided as a result to make rulings for myself.

I’d say that my government has proven time after time that they cannot be trusted with secrecy.

When they speak to us now they will be required to be honest and not influenced by financial influences.

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By Tom Edgar, March 24, 2011 at 12:04 am Link to this comment

Like Politicians some of you have mastered the art of talking much but, of relevance, saying little .

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By Orbis Unum, March 23, 2011 at 11:34 pm Link to this comment

Re: Anarcissie, March 24 at 2:45 am.

You State: “The state is something people do.”

Response: When a word such as ‘the’ and ‘state’ is used to give specifics to either inclusiveness or exclusiveness with proper standing to express choice, i.e. ‘something people do’, is to express a natural phenomenon, which can only be known or expressed by entities capable of self-awareness. So, without further reflection upon such premises, other than to say, that ‘The State’ can only be known to exist by ‘the State’ animating physical self-awareness, which then may justly ascertain why ‘something’ is done or otherwise, via the Science of Right Reason.

So in conclusion, motion or whatever activity created by something must be predicated on The State being self-aware. Nothing more, nothing less! And for this reason Mankind is presently ‘The’ only true ‘State.’ Until self-awareness arises within any other ‘State’ to prove otherwise! In Natural Law, since being a Man is ‘the State’ and the only self-aware entity, then nothing exists outside Mankind’s unalienable stewardship of All Walks of Life.

You State: “It’s not a physical object which has to be demolished in order to put a different physical object in its place. “

Response: ‘The’ ‘State’ is beyond any reasonable doubt a very physical State in Nature. Therefore, since the State has physical properties, it must be a foregone conclusion logically that such physical conditions may be demolished or replace by other States in its place.

In addition, for further enlightenment respective to the issues related to the nature of the State in Fact, we direct your attention to Baron Pufendorf’s treaties on the Laws of Nature and Nations (1703). Or, if it please those choosing further knowledge respective to ‘the State’, we proffer for further reflection on the ability of ‘the State’ to find remedies amongst those capable of exercising the Science of Right reason via http://seagov.info/.

My best to all who post herein, for the purpose of proposing hopeful enlightenment or garnering enlightenment, while proffering Good Will in the interest of seeking Universal Peace with All Walks of Life!

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By Anarcissie, March 23, 2011 at 10:45 pm Link to this comment

RayLan, March 24 at 1:54 am:

entropy2
” Anarchism is not about smashing things up, then hoping to build something from the ruins.”
Revolution requires a destructions of the old to grow the new - get in touch with the ‘origin’ as in original- didn’t say or imply anything about ‘from the ruins’. Hence revolution.

The state is something people do.  To the extent they stop doing it, it will wither away and disappear.  It’s not a physical object which has to be demolished in order to put a different physical object in its place.

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By TAO Walker, March 23, 2011 at 10:42 pm Link to this comment

Thomas Paine surely did look much deeper than most into the churning cesspool of the virtual world-‘o-hurt….but not deeply enough.  He saw the undeniable need for “inalienable” Human freedom, alright.  He didn’t see, though, that it must be and is grounded not merely in Human Nature, but in All Nature.

So he couldn’t warn even those relatively few who’ve actually heard him, over the years, that for the ordinary people he cherished, and in whose basic goodness he so strongly believed, to aid and abet even ignorantly, as they have done and are doing, the military/industrial destruction of Earth’s Living Arrangement, apart from which neither they nor their freedom can exist, is to be accomplices in their own degradation….and soon now, if they don’t wake-up and grow-up, their utter destruction.  It is not the machinery of oppression, nor even its operators, that is the ‘seat’ of their troubles.  It is the “self,” the false IDentity that has colonized their Humanity, pushed the Natural Person we all are into the fear-generated shadows, and suppressed their fulfillment of our Organic Function as components in Her immune system, that keeps them in-thrall to the “global” apparatus and its neo-lib/retro-con apparatchiks of every stripe….including those “exceptional”-ist idiots running the U.S.A. cell-block of the worldwide gulag.

Julian Assange and Bradley Manning may well be destroyed for their troubles.  If they are, however, one more of the very few frayed threads left, between the virtual subspecies homo domesticus and oblivion, will be cut.  This is not a dress-rehearsal for the school play, tame Sisters and Brothers.  This is the actual emergency.

Better start acting your age.

HokaHey!

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By RayLan, March 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm Link to this comment

entropy2
” Anarchism is not about smashing things up, then hoping to build something from the ruins.”
Revolution requires a destructions of the old to grow the new - get in touch with the ‘origin’ as in original- didn’t say or imply anything about ‘from the ruins’. Hence revolution.

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By Tom Edgar, March 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm Link to this comment

If we are denied protection by the secrecy laws how then will we be able to commit treasonable, corrupt, immoral, and illegal activities.?

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By Go Right Young Man, March 23, 2011 at 7:54 pm Link to this comment

entropy2, - OK—last post from me about my pitiful ignorance and inability to conduct myself as an adult.

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By entropy2, March 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm Link to this comment

@RayLan

Revolution is the essence of anarchy properly defined. It implies a toppling and destruction of the existing order. In fact that is always its first essential goal.


Not exactly. Anarchism is not about smashing things up, then hoping to build something from the ruins. The preamble to the IWW Constitution (now THERE’S a union!) ends with this line:

“By organizing industrially we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old.” (emphasis mine)

The idea is not to destroy (and replace) hierarchies, but to make them irrelevant altogether.

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By entropy2, March 23, 2011 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment

@grym

OK—last post from me about your pitiful ignorance.

You seem to believe that by simply repeating unfounded and uninformed statements, they will somehow magically become the truth.

You define a term - anarchy (in this case) - within your limited perspective, and proceed to build and battle strawmen that are relevant only to you.

You then demand that others climb inside your little box to argue. When they don’t oblige, you think you’ve won.

Well, I’m here to tell you, your witless mumblings don’t even qualify as sophistry.

Listen carefully. I’ll say it very slowly:

R-e-a-d   -a-  b-o-o-k.

U-n-d-e-r-s-t-a-n-d   -a-  t-o-p-i-c.

Then maybe you’ll have something to say that’s worth hearing.

Now, I’m sure that you’ll get the last word…what you lack in brains, you make up in persistence.

Seeya.

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By RayLan, March 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm Link to this comment

Revolution is the essence of anarchy properly defined. It implies a toppling and destruction of the existing order. In fact that is always its first essential goal.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm Link to this comment

Revolutions are not synonymous with anarchy.

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Some people do attempt to deny the very definition of a word -the context- and replace that definition with a construct of their own making.

Anarchy, not unlike tyranny, have fairly specific definitions that will not change dependent on emotion or which side one butters their bread.

Today’s anarchists, as Mr. Assange writes, call for “revolution” by way of causing the collapse of world governments along with the global economy. - Yes, widespread chaos and severe pain in the name of peace, fairness and compassion.

It’s called Anarchy.

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By Don Farkas, March 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm Link to this comment

Your observation that certain commentators do not get that Assange “is channeling Thomas Paine,” slightly misses the mark.  The truth is that the people who are now controlling the United States also consider Thomas Paine to be an enemy.

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By Night-Gaunt, March 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm Link to this comment

Anarchy isn’t synonymous with chaos, except in the heavily biased dictionaries. Revolutions are rarely neat and clean and orderly.

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By WriterOnTheStorm, March 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm Link to this comment

If Assange has tried to distance himself from the anarchist label of late, it may
be because he has encountered too much prejudice with the term. A quick
perusal of this thread is evidence enough, imagine what a less politically
informed audience like the one 60 Minutes garners must think.

Whatever flag one cares to plant here, it is clear that Assange stands against
authoritarianism, government unaccountability and secrecy. All of these things
have been steadily ascending in America and some parts of Europe.  It remains
to be seen if Assange’s strategy to expose these trends will backfire as the
more violent Baader Meinhof movement did.

In declining economies, social movement toward authoritarianism is almost
axiomatic. The right has taken full advantage of this; campaigning on jobs
production, but focussing their legislation and rhetoric on religion and morality,
all the while sliding tax breaks for their corporate hosts through the back door.

The more militant of these right wing authoritarian leaders, (those calling for
more American “leadership” in the No-Fly-Zone, for example) will be pre-
ocupied with Libya, but once that ends (assuming that it does), you can bet
your tax return that they’ll get back to targeting teachers and NPR.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm Link to this comment

drbhelthi,

Clearly we disagree on much.

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By drbhelthi, March 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm Link to this comment

“Do you or not believe global anarchy will solve the problems you bring to the fore?” = GoRightYoungMan

When one reviews the quasi-global anarchy currently in existence, since the GHWBushSr entourage took over the US, NATO, and the UN, and in league with the zionists controls the world banking system, what problems have been solved ? 

I do not consider undeclared wars with genocide, mass murder and nuclear radiation via depleted uranium munitions, a solution for anything. Nor is mandated, alleged inoculation - designed to depopulate instead of inoculate - an answer.

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By TDoff, March 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm Link to this comment

One would think that by now, with such an outlandish percentage of it’s population in prisons, the US would have done some research and given some thought to the cause of criminality. The US takes pride in ‘Being a Nation of Laws’. And right there is the crux of the problem.

TOO MANY LAWS!

Not only too many, but too contradictory. We have our basic laws, entombed in our Constitution, which most folks agree is a work of wisdom. That document provides for Free Speech. But then we have a bunch of contemporary mendacious amoral ‘legislators’ who make laws prohibiting Free Speech, because how are they going to run a corrupt government-by-bribery without keeping secrets?

That’s the petard upon which Assange is hoisted. The solution? Get rid of the petard, get rid of the crowded prisons, free the prisoners, by eliminating all laws other than the Constitution. Thus freeing Assange by giving him the right of Free Speech, and the rest of us the right of Free Hearing.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm Link to this comment

gerard,

I seem to be one of the very few on this Web space who will openly and freely admit I don’t know everything.  In fact, if you look closely, you’ll see there are only a handful of issues which I comment on. 

I do find it curious that you nearly always resort to personal insults in lieu of answers to fundamental questions concerning your views.  As a proponent of peaceful actions, you appear not to hesitate to display a high degree of agitation when others fail to see the world as you do.

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Do you or not believe global anarchy will solve the problems you bring to the fore?

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By gerard, March 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm Link to this comment

GRYM:  For the good of yourself and everybody else who comments on TD, please consider giving up your personal pettiness, admit that you don’t know everything yet—and keep learning above all.

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By Orbis Unum, March 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm Link to this comment

Re: Alan Baker Schultz, March 23 at 3:16 pm.

You State: “Due to opinions beyond anyone’s control and a society full of fear,...etc.”

Response: Your far reaching premise wales in the Face of that Ancient but accepted Maxim, e.g. ‘...[y]ou can’t fool all the people all of the time.’

Why? Your premise precludes opinions of those exercising Control!” How? The choice of expression ‘beyond anyone’s control’ places those exercising Control of Opinions outside their own control to do otherwise, respective to any course of Action. When? When the assigned term ‘Control’ in the premise is indicative of total inclusiveness respective to All Walks of Life!

You State: “The truth is that love is needed more than truth and I hear truth in all opinions.”

Response: The opinions of amoral actions rest not upon the foundation of love when void of Honor! And Honor will always determine the truth of any matter! Let opinions come what may, but let us take recourse predicated upon the Science of Right Reason.

The Science of Right Reasons is Universal. Even unto the farthest Frontier Sciences of Human cognizance wherever self-evident! Ask what you may, but it is a known fact that to educate or dialog one another, respective to any viewpoint, the simplest tool is to present either the facts or formula and ask the audience to prove the outcome to be otherwise, based upon the same evidence proffered! If there lacks any further disposition or evidence, let both the Triers of Fact and Law, determine both the Facts, Censors, and/or whether their exist extenuating circumstances drawing conclusions discharging with prejudice such innocents as they may choose to express.

You State: “Americans are divided through fear and hate, therefore no one loves America (inside or out).”

Response: Before any dialog can be forthwith presented concerning the term “American” respective to the premises presented, e.g “divided through fear and hate” or “therefore no one loves America (inside or out)”, the parties should establish a standard definition for the term “American” so as not to caste aspersions unwarranted.

But, overall, let us draw attention to your accepted control, presented via your premise’s inclusiveness of FEAR!

What is fear?

Fear must be examined and articulated to give cognizance to its true nature or ends! As a tool, sometimes opposites attract for the benefit of sharpening our wits, evincing us reasoning Men! The opposites I speak of, respective to the term ‘fear’ is this…one can accept that there exist a word characterized as fear representing emotional unrest. Or, one may choose to recognize that the characterized term FEAR, is an acronym. An acronym is representative of more than one word or idea.

Those of us exercising the Science of Right Reason determine that to help us sharpen our mental faculties, we choose to cross swords with emotional fear via the sharpening edge of logical deduction. From such deductions, which may deduced from emotional fear, we’ve determined from the very nature of human responses representing emotional fear, fear is nothing more than F(false) E(evidence), A(appearing), R(real) and/or F(false), E(education), A(appearing), R(real)!

You State: “A great man one said; “Love each other as I have loved you”.  This is the truth and it will set US free….”

Response: I have never been more amazed at human nature, than when others quote great individuals who’ve existed via statements proffered for whatever intents or purposes. But when such individuals attempt to compare actions of others, respective to ‘love’, ‘truth’ without ‘honor’, and/or lack of supporting first-hand knowledge, respective to my own personage, I must in this instance, emphatically ask for any empirical evidence to support such reasoning!

You State: “Does anyone have the balls for that?”

Response: Do you have what it takes to acceptance or refute: http://seagov.info/index.html with Honor? 

Peace!!!

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By RayLan, March 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm Link to this comment

GRYM
”  A globe thrust into chaos and suffrage like mankind has never seen is acceptable if it serves to denounce and end the United States? “

Your responding to a fragment out of context doesn’t deserve a rebuttal.

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By Alan Baker Schultz, March 23, 2011 at 11:16 am Link to this comment

Due to opinions beyond anyone’s control and a society full of fear, I believe we have a situation that is in dire need of love.  The truth is that love is needed more than truth and I hear truth in all opinions.
Americans are divided through fear and hate, therefore no one loves America (inside or out).  The love of money and power is America’s accepted creed and the road to her destruction.  The truth is, America will only survive through love. 
A great man one said; “Love each other as I have loved you”.  This is the truth and it will set US free….
Does anyone have the balls for that?

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By Anarcissie, March 23, 2011 at 10:58 am Link to this comment

ardee, March 23 at 11:57 am:

‘Had you actually listened to Assange, especially his “Sixty Minutes” interview…’

Oh, don’t confuse them with the facts.  They’re having so much fun making things up!

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By Orbis Unum, March 23, 2011 at 10:32 am Link to this comment

I humbly present to the posters herein, that what appears locally, nationally, and globally manifesting as ongoing geopolitical change, is nothing more than incidences or atrocities orchestrated for the enter-tainment of the audience who remain blinded by systemic programming foisted upon them via Centers of Education from womb to tomb, found within every form of governance, which ever existed on planet Earth!

With one exception! http://seagov.info/index.html

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By tedmurphy41, March 23, 2011 at 10:10 am Link to this comment

I can’t wait for the revellations, detailing the true account of the Libyan intervention, to come out; I would bet any money on it being a very difficult operation to leak as those involved will be carefully vetted for absolute compliance to the Western cause, but…...............?

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By entropy2, March 23, 2011 at 9:07 am Link to this comment

@grym

Anarchists of today profess to desire the toppling of world governments and a collapse of the globe’s monetary system. In other words; widespread panic, hunger, global wars and suffering like mankind has never seen. - All in the name of peace and compassion.

More strawman BS.

Again, you continue to betray your utter ignorance of anarchism. Demanding that someone else boil it down to a couple of bumperstickers for you is intellectually lazy and proves/disproves nothing about the movement. Actually, modern anarchism includes a wide range of thought, from right to left. The notion that people ought to have the right to freely enter into voluntary economic and social relationships, free of state coercion, transcends the traditional (and false) lib v. con dichotomy. Ever hear of Murray Rothbard?

Anyway, your constant evocation of cities in flames, mass starvation and the downfall of all we hold dear is baseless and stale.

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By EmileZ, March 23, 2011 at 8:35 am Link to this comment

Two thumbs up to you as well Mr. Assange.

FREE BRADLEY MANNING!!!

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By Go Right Young Man, March 23, 2011 at 8:22 am Link to this comment

Gordy,

Chomsky’s view of Anarchism, a so-called “controlled anarchistic event”, is a view of an minority of one.  Let us, at the very least, be clear on that.

Anarchists of today profess to desire the toppling of world governments and a collapse of the globe’s monetary system. In other words; widespread panic, hunger, global wars and suffering like mankind has never seen. - All in the name of peace and compassion.

Mr. Assange holds an adolescent view of the world.  A view, I suspect, which presupposes that everyone on the planet is as dark and evil as he feels himself to be.

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How wonderful it is that Mr. Assange can, for many years, profess his anarchistic goals, only to change is tune of late -he’s now simply acting in an altruistic way- and have others believe in him.

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By ardee, March 23, 2011 at 7:57 am Link to this comment

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Julian Assange is part of a set of young people who forged their own form of anarchist philosophy.  He has little to do with stale quotes of dead men, let alone the right wing “founding fathers” of this miserable country. 

Had you actually listened to Assange, especially his “Sixty Minutes” interview, you might not hold this spurious opinion of Assange’s political belief sysrtem. The man freely admits that he is a Jeffersonian democrat. The two men he mentioned as helping to form his own political beliefs were Jefferson and Hamilton. You may characterize them as you wish, and distort their politics freely. The “stale quotes of dead men” have helped us to form our political systems, our philosophies, our ideas and ideals.

Newton noted that he achieved what he did only because he “stood on the shoulders of giants”. You, not so much I fear. Nor will you achieve much of anything if you resist learning from your betters.

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By Gordy, March 23, 2011 at 7:46 am Link to this comment

I would like to introduce to the debate here Noam Chomsky’s definition of ‘Anarchism’: it is not, in his view, a call for no order, but a call for all order to be justified - to bear the burden of justifying itself. 

The distinction is crucial.  Anarchists are widely perceived as unrealistic dreamers.  It is not necessarily so.  Chomsky’s Anarchism acknowledges that structures and authorities are inevitable and necessary - he gives the example of forcibly pulling his 3 year-old grandchild away from traffic - but they must be evidently necessary and just.  In the case of his (limited, nuanced) authority over his grandchild, the argument is very easy to make.  Contrastingly, when it comes to government telling people whether they can eat fatty foods, or which foreigners they ought to go and slaughter, the argument, such as there is one, becomes extremely shaky. 

Social animals are all ‘anarchists’ in that they do not have legally and intellectually formed social structures; their structures arise naturally out of animal intelligence and behaviour.  Humans are the same, but they can also contrive structures intellectually and turn them into sacred cows.  They should not regard these structures as ends in themselves, as do these good flag-waving patriots who so readily become tribal murderers.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 23, 2011 at 7:16 am Link to this comment

RayLan, - “Will global anarchy help? Yes that would help stop crimes against humanity perpetrated by the US no less.”

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What are you saying?  A globe thrust into chaos and suffrage like mankind has never seen is acceptable if it serves to denounce and end the United States?

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By PatrickHenry, March 23, 2011 at 7:03 am Link to this comment

Assange is simply exposing the gossip which is classified in the name of ‘national security’, the anthema of a free society.

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By RayLan, March 23, 2011 at 6:41 am Link to this comment

Will global anarchy help? US wars are anarchies run by a plutocracy. Assange is an anarchist against warmonging plutocracies and yes that would help stop crimes against humanity perpetrated by the US no less. Imperialist hypocrisy.

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By drbhelthi, March 23, 2011 at 5:33 am Link to this comment

“In the true sense of the word, anarchists of today would likely cause millions to starve, tens of millions of homeless, every nation on the planet to battle, simultaneously, for new positions which would bring about countless human disasters all over the planet.”  (Go Right Young Man)

What a marvelous description of the USGov !  This brief overview accurately describes the direction of the USGov since having been overtaken by the Hitler Society, after the end of WWII. Thanks to the GHWBushSr entourage, who continue to destroy earth´s humanity?

My question, is of technical interest.  Were the blasts that caused the Haiti earthquake and the Japan earthquake done with nuclear devices?  Or were devices used, which were “bequeathed” by extra-earthers to the self-appointed leadership of earth-types?

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By Go Right Young Man, March 23, 2011 at 5:05 am Link to this comment

garard,

Trust when I say that I fully understood you would be unable to answer.  That was the point in my questions.

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By Richard B, March 23, 2011 at 3:01 am Link to this comment
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You’re not very bright Christopher Ketcham.
I suggest building up a bit of knowledge and brain power before attempting to write an article about Julian Assange.

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By gerard, March 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm Link to this comment

grym:  Hello.  I am not compelled to answer your questions.  i may do so if I wish.  In this case I do not wish because I regard them as not worth the time.  Your mind is clearly made up and your opinions are held with an iron will that forbids logic and reason.  I actually feel sorry that you are so wilflly caged and i hope someday you will find freedom.

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By RayLan, March 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm Link to this comment

Yeah Queenie!

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By Anarchist? plz, March 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm Link to this comment
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Our governments are too strong in themselves, the more power we give them the more power the government is going to (F#CK) us. People need to step up and stop pretending to live in the past, the media itself is nonsense, just pure brainwashing the vast majority of weak-minded people.

I support Julian for the reason that he’s not staying quiet and that is something I respect. Keep fighting citizens of Australia, don’t be ruled by my government.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm Link to this comment

garard,

I asked three legitimate questions and you answered none.

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And you believe global anarchy will solve any of these problems?

Tell me, please.  How will India and Pakistan react in an collapse of governments, international border precedent, and economies?  - Peace, Harmony and compassion?

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By satyaSarika, March 22, 2011 at 9:12 pm Link to this comment

Whatever else the merits of this article may be, it is a good example of journalist opportunism and wishful thinking.  Julian has declared quite clearly within the last few months that he most definitely is *not* an anarchist. That would have to supercede whatever he may have said five years ago!

Any person concerned with the truth, whatever their political persuasion, could well support whistleblowers in the intent to expose clear abuses of power.  Calling Julian an anarchist when he has explicitly and recently repudiated the term is highly disrespectful.  Perhaps Mr. Ketcham has little familiarity with Julian’s public statements, but that is really no excuse for not doing his homework on his subject.

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By gerard, March 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm Link to this comment

GRYM:  In answer to your question .. Not if there are too many GRYMs on the scene.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm Link to this comment

Garard, - “With a little help from tsunamis, pollution, nuclear wastes, wars, and financial manipulations we ought to be nearly there soon. By definition that must make the U.S. an anarchy, yes?”

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And you believe global anarchy will solve any of these problems? Tsunamis?

Tell me, please.  How will India and Pakistan react in an collapse of governments, international border precedent, and economies?  - Peace, Harmony and compassion?

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By Conden, March 22, 2011 at 8:17 pm Link to this comment

Julian Assange is part of a set of young people who forged their own form of anarchist philosophy.  He has little to do with stale quotes of dead men, let alone the right wing “founding fathers” of this miserable country. 

Count me as another supporter of King Ludd; he wanted to save his people from having their labor replaced by machines, having their clean air replaced by black smoke, their forests replaced by dead soil and barren lands.  He was opposing pollution, not abstract scientific research.

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By Queenie, March 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm Link to this comment

I have always empathized with and supported the actions of Ned Ludd and his efforts to destroy the “dark, Satanic mills” so I guess this makes me a Luddite as well as an anarchist.

Our government and the mainstream media (same thing) are trying to make Assange into a Kazinsky and the rubes who still believe that there were WMD in Iraq are sucking it up.

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By gerard, March 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm Link to this comment

Well, the US is certainly working on GRYM’s definition:  “...would likely cause millions to starve, tens of millions of homeless, every nation on the planet to battle, simultaneously, for new positions which would bring about countless human disasters all over the planet. For what? - Peace, Harmony and compassion.”  With a little help from tsunamis, pollution, nuclear wastes, wars, and financial manipulations we ought to be nearly there soon. By definition that must make the U.S. an anarchy, yes?

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By entropy2, March 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm Link to this comment

@Go Right Young Man

In the true sense of the word, anarchists of today would likely cause millions to starve, tens of millions of homeless, every nation on the planet to battle, simultaneously, for new positions which would bring about countless human disasters all over the planet. For what? - Peace, Harmony and compassion.

...and from where did you pinch this little loaf of wisdom?

I was going to ask how much you actually know about anarchism, but I guess you already answered that question.

Gotta love those “government-hating” conservatives!

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By flaco, March 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm Link to this comment

So right on the spot! Thanx

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By Gulam, March 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm Link to this comment

Assange has weakened the international standing of the United States
Government in the eyes of the official-public-statement world, and for that
alone he is a certifiable saint at this point in time. Does the world really have
any major problems that are not a function of over half a century of total
American dominance? In the long run, for everybody else, especially the poor, is
there any problem that would not be improved were the Americans to fall on
their faces economically and militarily? Actually most of America’s real long
range problems will benefit from this treatment, but it will be messy for a while
in the cities.

The Americans burn the lions share of hydrocarbons in the most frivolous and
heedless of ways, and it was they, who brought nuclear weapons and nuclear
power to us all and spread this nuclear madness not only around the globe but
around the unstable “Pacific” rim. They are behind genetically modified foods.
The United States now make over half of all the weapons made, and they use far
more than their share.  Their predatory foreign economic and trade policy has
been an oppressive burden for the third world and the shame of those
European nations that are most complicit. The complicity of their universities
with Zionism, the military, and intelligence agencies will ham-string serious
scholars everywhere for many generations. 

Julian Assange is a hero and an anarchist, for anyone who opposes an empire
this entrenched is an anarchist by definition. He may have his faults, and he is a
gentile, so the press will hate making him a hero, but every good hero needs a
first rate villain for an enemy, and he took on the Great Satin herself.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm Link to this comment

Mr. Assange is an anarchist due to his stating very clearly five years ago to be such. Couple that with his actions over the past 20-plus months, regardless of what he states today, and it’s safe to say that Assange once spoke honestly regarding his intentions.

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In the true sense of the word, anarchists of today would likely cause millions to starve, tens of millions of homeless, every nation on the planet to battle, simultaneously, for new positions which would bring about countless human disasters all over the planet. For what? - Peace, Harmony and compassion.

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I believe nearly all governments classify far too much material. I also believe Julian Assange is a MoonBat who understands nothing of history, human nature past his own, or how the world turns.

Assange appears to believe all humans are as dark and evil as he sees himself. I believe he’s wrong. - The man needs help.  Not adulation.

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By gerard, March 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm Link to this comment

And by the way, as to the picture—why “pink”?  And what’s the “blind eye” all about?

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By TDoff, March 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm Link to this comment

PS. Viva Assange and Manning! Were we ever crazy enough to establish another religion here on earth, we could do worse than have them as our Idols.

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By TDoff, March 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm Link to this comment

Perhaps we should incorporate the U.S. Government, and issue voting shares to US citizens (defined as human individuals holding US citizenship, with businesses, corporations, and other fictional ‘persons’ excluded). It would probably be wise to identify it as a ‘Non-Profit’ organization, in view of it’s current history. But it would also be wise to specify that it be a ‘Non-Loss’ outfit, so it would quit ‘bailing-out’ rich racketeers. And quit spending billions to help spread outfits like McDonalds around the world, and advertise that the reason they make their cheesy burgers is ‘We Do It All For You’.

And quit pretending that because it is a U.S. entity, it has the right and responsibility to occupy, police, and rule the world, on behalf of it’s military/industrial/security/financial complex/industry.
Wouldn’t it be interesting to see the U.S. Government run as a business, without the profit incentive, but under a no-loss restriction, so that income and outgo had to balance? And with it’s officers and board of directors selected by voting citizens only, one vote per person? And with businesses, corporations, and other figmental entities excluded from the voting booths, and prohibited, with penalties including ‘Termination with Extreme Prejudice’, from buying and/or bribing and/or otherwise influencing/skewing the vote of the citizens or the actions of the US Government Corporation’s officers or board?
And, of course, a big advantage of having the government become a corporation, is that it would never be put in the embarrassing position of having to pay taxes to itself, in the weird event of it making a profit,

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By gerard, March 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm Link to this comment

Not so brilliant.  More like damning with faint praise.  Notice that, again and as usual, NONE of
Assange’s statements about his purposes are quoted so that he can speak for himself.  Why are his statements uniformly hidden from view?  And what is so nefarious about trying to rid foreign policies of
lies, innuendos, petty gossip, graft, bribery, theft and war? About making an ignorant public aware of what is really going on in their name?
  As to the word “anarchism”—Webster’s Collegiate shows the shades of meaning exploitable by any agency that hopes to twist meanings:  “1. a doctrine advocating the abolition of government or government restraint as the indispensable condition for full social and political liberty.” And then by the time you get to Number 3 and 4 under “anarchy” you can plainly see the twist: 3. “a theory that proposes the cooperative and voluntary association of individuals and groups as the principle mode of organized society.  4.  confusion, chaos, disorder.”

In order to serve the purposes of powerful governments wishing to maintain that power, Number 4 has been emphasized to the degree that almost no ordinary person thinks “anarchy” could possibly be a good thing.  Thus political change is stymied by definitions and misconstructions of definitions.
The word “anarchist” by this time is so loaded that
simply to be called “an anarchist” is prejudicial.
It is a powerfull political scare-word, propagandistic, inaccurate and loaded with confusion.

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By RayLan, March 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment

The problem is that the weakness and stupidity of the masses is a self-fulfilling prophecy. When the people are subjected to an autocratic oppressive government they are reduced to simpletons - (see George Orwell’s 1984). Anybody who is still laboring under the illusion that the US is a democracy will continue in stupidity and weakness implicitly trusting the structures of illegitimate power. Assange and Manning are the true martyrs for the cause of Freedom in its pure and non-ideologically corrupted sense - In the sense that Jean Jacques Rousseau meant it when he said

“Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.”
“I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery”

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By Night-Gaunt, March 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm Link to this comment

Too some Assange will be considered an Anarchist just because he released so much information that is hidden from us. Not because its sensitive, but because some of it is embarrassing in how our leaders look down at others in other countries.

For me Anarchy is minimal gov’t control of the people, but to protect the people and maximum freedom to do with what we will with ourselves and those adults who wish to join in. Others are free not to. But they are not free to make laws telling us we can’t as we have in our own society today. It will be a balancing act to be sure. I am all for a minimum wage for all so you don’t hit rock bottom of society as a place to live. Simple but clean and well kept places. Any who wish to earn more can.

Nothing like that is wanted by the Kochs of the world and who are spending billions to make sure they get it.

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By RanDomino, March 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm Link to this comment
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There’s not necessarily a contradiction between Anarchism and the perception of the ideals of early democracy.  If the idea is that the highest authority should be free people, that is an Anarchist ideal.  Anarchism calls for a confederation of autonomous individuals and communities, which is simply giving another name to how many people think the United States is supposed to be.  Whether or not the US can actually live up to that ideal as a nation-state is another matter.

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By brianrouth, March 22, 2011 at 1:13 pm Link to this comment

Brilliant article!

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By dbtodd, March 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm Link to this comment

“Yet the experts too often appear in our midst as editorial board members tending the gateway institutions of the mass media, in close conversation with government…”
This is exactly what HE DID DO. Assange has only released a couple thousand documents of the promised 250,000 lot and did so by holding meetings with newspapers. Some (NYT) where even excluded for writing unflattering things about him (how petty).

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/28/132416904/how-many-documents-has-wikileaks-published

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By Anarcissie, March 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm Link to this comment

That the authoritarian established order cultivates weird ideas about anarchism is no surprise.  The wild-eyed, bearded, bomb-throwing fellow in a black overcoat is a tedious canard for those who know anything, but since so many people don’t know anything and don’t want to know anything, it springs up forever new, while it is the state that actually throws all the bombs.

However, the fact is that Assange himself says he is not an anarchist, and he is smart enough to know what he’s talking about.  Thus Assange and his projects are one thing and anarchism and anarchists are another.  They may intersect here and there, but by the testimony of the principal, they’re two different sets of things.

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By thirdshift, March 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm Link to this comment
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This was quite a refreshing piece to read.
Indeed,it seems to me that now more than ever in the States there needs to be an urgent quickening of radical socialist principles & truly risk-taking civil disobedience such as that which,in this instance,has been spearheaded by the militant muckraking of Wikileaks.
Since the late 70s the US has effectively instituted a bipartisan,far-right domestic policy that has basically reduced the Democratics—supposedly this countries de facto labor party—into the pale left wing of a single probusiness,neoliberal party state.
Even worse than the dems have been their unchallenging ‘grassroots’ support in institutions like big labor(the AFL was always regarded by radical labor as fundamentally right wing—which is the only reason that business allowes them,the SEIU,Teamsters,etc.,to still hang around as shadows of workplace democracy),Soros,and the neoprogressives whos history of incrementalism is the history of state capitalism further entrenching itself while handing out crumbs like social security,food stamps & medicare for seniors,only to eventually demand that you ‘sacrifice’ for even that(for a glimpse of Paine’s sense of radical economic justice look up his pamphlet ‘Agararian Justice’& see how that man believed that all US citizens should be awared a minimum income upon reaching adulthood—whether they worked or not!!!)Indeed,Paine would be considered a communist by most US citizens today.lol
Wikileaks functions within the truest spirit of the anarchist movement because it seeks to dismantle the centers of info & power.
And as Bakunin also famously opined,“The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.”

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By felicity, March 22, 2011 at 11:55 am Link to this comment

Aha!  No wonder Assange is such a threat.  Among other
characteristics like corporatism, authoritarianism,
nationalism, militarism, anti-communism and anti-
liberalism, fascism is anti-anarchism.

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By Jim Yell, March 22, 2011 at 11:54 am Link to this comment
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Strip away all the verbage, even that which has a point and it all boils down to Assange is not a citizen of the United States and therefore can not be a traitor and secondly If George Bush and Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld can not be held criminal for the murder, lies and disasters their arrogance and narcisstic behavior has fostered, than how can “speaking truth to Power be considered a crime?”

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By prisnersdilema, March 22, 2011 at 11:27 am Link to this comment

The obsession with Assange, characterized as it is by ambivalence, is indicative of only one thing, the uselessness of the news media, and it’s irrelevance, as news.

For if the so called news media had done its job, instead of foaming at the mouth with conservative anti reason, then Mr. Assange’s actions, would not amount to anything at all.

Out illness, our disease is our perversity, the ability to believe in one thing, yet do the exact opposite, put on a smiling face, while tucking bloody daggers unseen into our underwear.

We believe in our disguise, not in the constitution or the rule of law, only in the endless posturing, and falsification of government by their owners the plutocracy.

Mr. Assange, is only a young boy pointing at the king and shouting that he wears no clothes, and that we are fools for imagining them. 

Eventually, there will be revenge, done slowly to maximize his pain, and re educate the public.

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By Jason, March 22, 2011 at 10:12 am Link to this comment
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Anarchist?  I am under the impression that the only individuals that want lawlessness in this whole saga are those that use secrecy to conceal their malfeasances.  If anything, Assange is a law giver in a way.  He is placing new boundaries over what the powerful can do as he further limits their refuge of secrecy.
 
Interesting… you claim to be a journalist of sorts yet you are upset that you are finding out information deliberately hidden from you?  How counterproductive to your own cause unless remarks are intended to persuade and not actually inform.

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By thebeerdoctor, March 22, 2011 at 9:01 am Link to this comment

Anarchist, what does this word mean? According to the 1913 Webster dictionary, an anarchist is “An Anarch, one who advocates anarchy of aims at the overthrow of civil government.”|
Much emotional baggage is also attached to the term. In Zola’s Germinal, you have the arsonist willing to set fire to the wretched coal mines, where out of the ashes a phoenix bird of workers’ freedom will arise.
To say that this word anarchist is a loaded term is an understatement. It is more like a double barrel 12 gauge pump.
Funny how language becomes a very convenient tool to obscure the issue at hand. Thus, it is now deemed that you must be an anarchist if you believe in information transparency; something once touted by the early Internet advocates who wanted to know immediately when a CEO of a company was dumping tons of his own company stock. That, like many other “do no harm” initiatives have become rather quaint, when Amazon, Master Card, Pay Pal, Bank of America, etc., do not think twice about denial of service to WikiLeaks. As the old boxing saying goes: “you hit the body long enough, then the head will die.”
The anarchist creed of Julian Assange? Isn’t that a bit of hyperbolic boiler plate? You are talking about a man who saw his own mother threatened by the Australian government for disclosing their secret atomic bomb testing. On that level, as Hunter Thompson, once pointed out: “paranoia is just another word for ignorance… They really are out to get you.”

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