As ever, the Guardian wins the prize for the most tendentious reporting of Roger Stone’s conviction. This is not quite on the scale of its massive front page lie that Paul Manafort visited Julian Assange in the Ecuadorean Embassy. But it is a lie with precisely the same intent, to deceive the public into believing there were links between Wikileaks and the Trump campaign. There were no such links.
or telling the world’s people about war crimes of which humanity was up until then unaware, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are now both in prison. Most are familiar with the criminality after watching the nightmarish video of an incident during the Iraq War which Manning transferred to WikiLeaks, where U.S. military personnel rained death upon innocent people on the ground from helicopters, including children, and reporters covering the conflict.
In an interview broadcast on RT (Russia Today – No U.S./western corporate media would agree to publish) since seen by millions, Assange told interviewer John Pilger that DNC/Podesta emails proving Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration and U.S. establishment KNEW of Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s financing of mercenary terrorist army ISIS were, ultimately, “…the most significant email in the whole collection.”
After praising WikiLeaks literally hundreds of times during the 2016 presidential election, including “I LOVE WikiLeaks!” to large crowds of supporters, Donald Trump’s total flip-flop on the website after Assange’s arrest on April 11, 2019 – “It’s not my thing…” – might have people asking serious questions and demanding serious answers.
In typical, morally-repulsive Hillary “We came, we saw, he died!” Clinton style, the wife of former President Bill Clinton joked about the extremely serious situation, while (predictably) not being asked by reporters for a (1st time) credible explanation (there is none) on the earlier mentioned ISIS, state-sponsored terrorism email bombshells published to WikiLeaks.
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are avoiding – completely – the deadly serious issues related to WikiLeaks posts over the years since the website’s inception.
Perhaps men and women around the Earth passing this way will find inspiration from words spoken by voices in the past … for powerful action manifesting total freedom for truth heroes Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange. Peace…
“A religion that requires persecution to sustain it is of the devil’s propagation.”
-HOSEA BALLOU (1771-1852) American theologian
“The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run uphill, to twist a rope of sand … A mob is a society of bodies voluntarily bereaving themselves of reason … The martyr cannot be dishonored … every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the Earth from side to side.”
-RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882) American poet, minister, philosopher
“Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.”
-HOWARD MUMFORD JONES (1892-1980) American writer
“No one tenet that either London, England or the world doth harbor is so heretical, blasphemous, seditious and dangerous to the corporal, to the spiritual, to the present, to the eternal good of all men, as the bloody tenet (however washed and whited) I say, – as is the bloody tenet of persecution for the cause of conscience.”
-ROGER WILLIAMS (1603-1683) Founder of Rhode Island
“Marx called religion the opium of the people. Whether it wants to or not, the Church consolidates and establishes injustice. It helps men to forget their ills instead of curing them. Obsessed with the hereafter, the believer is indifferent to temporal things.”
“The Christian opium makes the people passive; the Communist opium incites them to revolt.”
-RAYMOND ARON (1905-1983) French political philosopher, journalist
“The strictest justice is sometimes the greatest injustice.”
-TERENCE (190-159 B.C.) Latin playwright
“Why does it [government] not cherish its wise minority? Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them? Why does it always crucify Christ, and excommunicate Copernicus and Luther, and pronounce Washington and Franklin rebels?”
-HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) American writer
“Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you do injustices.
In the midst of all the doubts which we have discussed for 4,000 years in 4,000 ways, the safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear of death.”
-VOLTAIRE (1694-1778) French philosopher
“For whatever deserves to exist deserves also to be known, for knowledge is the image of existence; and things mean and splendid exist alike.”
-FRANCIS BACON (1561-1626) English essayist, philosopher
“To limit the press is to insult the nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.”
– CLAUD-ADRIAN HELVETIUS (1715-1771) French philosopher
“Speak then the truth, and the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”
-BEN JONSON (1573-1637) English actor, poet
“If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.”
-JOHN STUART MILL ((1806-1873) English political economist, philosopher
“A man must have a right to do a thing before he can have a duty; this right must permit before his duty can enjoin him to any act. Any law is bad which attempts to make it criminal to do what the plain dictates within the breast of every man tell him that he ought to do.”
-PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792-1822) English poet
“I will not do that which my conscience tells me is wrong to gain the huzzahs of thousands, or the daily praise of all the papers which come from the press; I will not avoid doing what I think is right, though it should draw on me the whole artillery that falsehood and malice can invent, or the credulity a deluded population can swallow.”
-WILLIAM MURRAY, 1st EARL OF MANSFIELD (1704-1793) Lord Chief Justice of England
“Peace is only possible if men cease to place their happiness in the possession of things ‘which cannot be shared’, and if they raise themselves to a point where they adopt an abstract principle superior to their egotisms. In other words, it can only be obtained by a betterment of human morality.”
-JULIEN BENDA (1867-1956) French philosopher, psychologist
“They create a desolation and call it peace.”
-CALCAGUS (c. 85 A.D.) Caledonian tribal chief
“War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace.”
-NORMAN COUSINS (1912-1990) American editor, writer
“Men will reject and kill their prophets, but men love their martyrs and honor those whom they have done to death.”
-FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKI (1821-1881) Russian novelist
“If Christ should appear on Earth he would on all hands be denounced as a mistaken, misguided man, insane and crazed.”
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