So you support Assange? I’m no Republican, but America is the only country in the world that would put up with this. Anywhere else, they’d put a bullet in the back of his head. And they should.
A bullet in the back of his head? Fuck you. Assange is at the vanguard of a new form of revolution where all the bullets in the world won’t mean shit.
Maybe you’re too shortsighted to recognize the magnitude of this controversy, but what we’re witnessing cuts to the core of the American experiment. They said the revolution wouldn’t be televised, and they were right. That shit’s gonna be downloaded.
Everyone is screaming about whether WikiLeaks deserves First Amendment protection. Fuck that argument. I say it deserves Second Amendment protection, because in this day and age, the right of the people to keep and bear arms depends on what you’re calling a weapon.
Quite frankly, it doesn’t matter whether I support Assange. Mine and everyone else’s opinion of him is immaterial. That’s the point. WikiLeaks is an important and dangerous societal tool that can’t be unmachined. It’s out there, and it’s bigger than any one man.
Besides, the state knows better than to make a martyr out of Assange when it can just destroy his reputation.