As did many, I watched the Sean Hannity interview with Julian Assange, last night. For me, it wasn’t just about the alleged Russian hack and influence on this previous election. It was about the man, Julian Assange, himself. It is the “duality” of the man who perplexes me. Aside from the fact he needs a good hair-cut, I still haven’t figured him out.
Does he consider himself a force of evil or a force of good? Does he think of himself as a journalist, the founder of what has become a powerful media force over the last ten years, a hacker, a con man … a rapist … or … an innocent man … who is trapped (by others) in a nightmare of revenge for past actions, falsely accused of rape, who is simply getting the truth to the American people?
He said, last night that only one person knew the real truth about the Wiki-leaks exposure of the John Podesta/Hillary Clinton emails. That person is him. And, I suppose, he is the only one that knows “who” Julian Assange is … and what drives his ambitions.
It is true that John Podesta’s emails were hacked. Seriously … his password was “password?” I do not condone “hacking.” It is a despicable action, and most people would be embarrassed (probably losing some friends, a job … or a very angry spouse.) On the other hand, these were government official’s emails, of which … Julian Assange and Wiki-leaks exposed the true ugliness and hypocrisy of politics, and politicians. He allowed us to see the inner workings of the people who could have very well been packing-up to move to the White House. Julian Assange confirmed everything we had always felt about the politicians we have given our trust, but had never had confirmed.
It is also true that Julian Assange exposed the emails via Wiki-leaks, but, no one is saying he was responsible for the hacking. That dubious honor is being placed on the Russians. To date … neither the Obama Administration, the CIA, nor the FBI has come forth with concrete evidence that Russia is responsible for the hack. (I’m not even going into the ridiculous claim that Russia “won” the election for Trump.) Assange very clearly … several times … stated (last night) that Russia was not behind the hacking. The faked outrage coming from the left, because many people choose to believe Assange and Wiki-leaks (with a 10 year perfect credibility reputation) over our government agencies (just look at their credibility over the last ten years) is laughable. Our government agencies have … well-earned … our mistrust.
But … back to Julian Assange. Not only has he been behind a treasure trove of leaks, (A Somali assignation order, Sarah Palin’s yahoo email account, military e-mail docs, etc.), Sweden wants him back in court for the alleged sexual misconduct and rape of two women.
As much as I think hacking is despicable, I can’t even begin to say how much I despise a rapist. However … again, the proof, if any, is non-existent (or locked away, somewhere), as it is only an allegation at this point. According to Assange, the two women involved dropped the charges years ago. They are not accusing him of sexual misconduct, the Swedish government is. Assange states he had already been cleared by the State Prosecutor, in Stockholm, Sweden. He states that he has been detained illegally for the last six years.
So, who really is Julian Assange? Will we ever know the truth? Is he the man Sweden is trying, all these years, to prove he is? Do we condemn him for encouraging hacks, and leaking information on an international level? Or is he a falsely accused man, imprisoned in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London … and, a hero to be appreciated by the American people, for exposing us to the unsavory, power-greedy hypocrites, who may have become our new leaders.
And, that … is the duality of Julian Assange.
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Debbie Barth: 01/04/2017 at 3:12:08 pm EDT
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