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I don’t normally do this kind of thing, but, given the arrest of Julian Assange last week, and the awkward and cowardly responses thereto, I felt it necessary to abandon my customary literary standards and spew out a spineless, hypocritical “hot take” professing my concern about the dangerous precedent the U.S. government may be setting by extraditing and prosecuting a publisher for exposing American war crimes and such, while at the same time making it abundantly clear how much I personally loathe Assange, and consider him an enemy of America, and freedom, and want the authorities to crush him like a cockroach.

Now I want to be absolutely clear. I totally defend Assange and Wikileaks, and the principle of freedom of the press, and whatever. And I am all for exposing American war crimes (as long as it doesn’t endanger the lives of the Americans who committed those war crimes, or inconvenience them in any way). At the same time, while I totally support all that, I feel compelled to express my support together with my personal loathing of Assange, who, if all those important principles weren’t involved, I would want to see taken out and shot, or at least locked up in Super-Max solitary … not for any crime in particular, but just because I personally loathe him so much.

I’m not quite sure why I loathe Assange. I’ve never actually met the man. I just have this weird, amorphous feeling that he’s a horrible, disgusting, extremist person who is working for the Russians and is probably a Nazi. It feels kind of like that feeling I had, back in the Winter of 2003, that Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons, which he was going to give to those Al Qaeda terrorists who were bayonetting little babies in their incubators, or the feeling I still have, despite all evidence to the contrary, that Trump is a Russian intelligence asset who peed on Barack Obama’s bed, and who is going to set fire to the Capitol building, declare himself American Hitler, and start rounding up and murdering the Jews.

I don’t know where these feelings come from. If you challenged me, I probably couldn’t really support them with any, like, actual facts or anything, at least not in any kind of rational way. Being an introspective sort of person, I do sometimes wonder if maybe my feelings are the result of all the propaganda and relentless psychological and emotional conditioning that the ruling classes and the corporate media have subjected me to since the day I was born, and that influential people in my social circle have repeated, over and over again, in such a manner as to make it clear that contradicting their views would be extremely unwelcome, and might negatively impact my social status, and my prospects for professional advancement.

Take my loathing of Assange, for example. I feel like I can’t even write a column condemning his arrest and extradition without gratuitously mocking or insulting the man. When I try to, I feel this sudden fear of being denounced as a “Trump-loving Putin-Nazi,” and a “Kremlin-sponsored rape apologist,” and unfriended by all my Facebook friends. Worse, I get this sickening feeling that unless I qualify my unqualified support for freedom of press, and transparency, and so on, with some sort of vicious, vindictive remark about the state of Assange’s body odor, and how he’s probably got cooties, or has pooped his pants, or some other childish and sadistic taunt, I can kiss any chance I might have had of getting published in a respectable publication goodbye.

But I’m probably just being paranoid, right? Distinguished, highbrow newspapers and magazines like The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Vox, Vice, Daily Mail, and others of that caliber, are not just propaganda organs whose primary purpose is to reinforce the official narratives of the ruling classes. No, they publish a broad range of opposing views. The Guardian, for example, just got Owen Jones to write a full-throated defense of Assange on that grounds that he’s probably a Nazi rapist who should be locked up in a Swedish prison, not in an American prison! The Guardian, remember, is the same publication that printed a completely fabricated story accusing Assange of secretly meeting with Paul Manafort and some alleged “Russians,” among a deluge of other such Russiagate nonsense, and that has been demonizing Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite for several years.

Plus, according to NPR’s Bob Garfield (who is lustfully “looking forward to Assange’s day in court”), and other liberal lexicologists, Julian Assange is not even a real journalist, so we have no choice but to mock and humiliate him, and accuse him of rape and espionage … oh, and speaking of which, did you hear the one about how his cat was spying on the Ecuadorean diplomats?

But seriously now, all joking aside, it’s always instructive (if a bit sickening) to watch as the mandarins of the corporate media disseminate an official narrative and millions of people robotically repeat it as if it were their own opinions. This process is particularly nauseating to watch when the narrative involves the stigmatization, delegitimization, and humiliation of an official enemy of the ruling classes. Typically, this enemy is a foreign enemy, like Saddam, Gaddafi, Assad, Milošević, Osama bin Laden, Putin, or whoever. But sometimes the enemy is one of “us” … a traitor, a Judas, a quisling, a snitch, like Trump, Corbyn, or Julian Assange.

In either case, the primary function of the corporate media remains the same: to relentlessly assassinate the character of the “enemy,” and to whip the masses up into a mindless frenzy of hatred of him, like the Two-Minutes Hate in 1984, the Kill-the-Pig scene in Lord of the Flies, the scapegoating of Jews in Nazi Germany, and other examples a bit closer to home.

Logic, facts, and actual evidence have little to nothing to do with this process. The goal of the media and other propagandists is not to deceive or mislead the masses. Their goal is to evoke the pent-up rage and hatred simmering within the masses and channel it toward the official enemy. It is not necessary for the demonization of the official enemy to be remotely believable, or stand up to any kind of serious scrutiny. No one sincerely believes that Donald Trump is a Russian Intelligence asset, or that Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite, or that Julian Assange has been arrested for jumping bail, or raping anyone, or for helping Chelsea Manning “hack” a password.

The demonization of the empire’s enemies is not a deception … it is a loyalty test. It is a ritual in which the masses (who, let’s face it, are de facto slaves) are ordered to display their fealty to their masters, and their hatred of their masters’ enemies. Cooperative slaves have plenty of pent-up hatred to unleash upon their masters’ enemies. They have all the pent-up hatred of their masters (which they do not dare direct at their masters, except within the limits their masters allow), and they have all the hatred of themselves for being cooperative, and … well, basically, cowards.

Julian Assange is being punished for defying the global capitalist empire. This was always going to happen, no matter who was in the White House. Anyone who defies the empire in such a flagrant manner is going to be punished. Cooperative slaves demand this of their masters. Defiant slaves are actually less of a threat to their masters than they are to the other slaves who have chosen to accept their slavery and cooperate with their own oppression. Their defiance shames these cooperative slaves, and shines an unflattering light on their cowardice.

This is why we are witnessing so many liberals (and liberals in leftist’s clothing) rushing to express their loathing of Assange in the same breath as they pretend to support him, not because they honestly believe the content of the official Julian Assange narrative that the ruling classes are disseminating, but because (a) they fear the consequences of not robotically repeating this narrative, and (b) Assange has committed the cardinal sin of reminding them that actual “resistance” to the global capitalist empire is possible, but only if you’re willing to pay the price.

Assange has been paying it for the last seven years, and is going to be paying it for the foreseeable future. Chelsea Manning is paying it again. The Gilets Jaunes protestors have been paying it in France. Malcolm X paid it. Sophie Scholl paid it. Many others throughout history have paid it. Cowards mocked them as they did, as they are mocking Julian Assange at the moment. That’s all right, though, after he’s been safely dead for ten or twenty years, they’ll name a few streets and high schools after him. Maybe they’ll even build him a monument.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant Paperbacks. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

 
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  1. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Thank you for this. I would like to think that it will make these huddled whores (aka “journalists”) squirm.

    • Agree: utu
    • Replies: @RVBlake
    , @ynp10
  2. TG says:

    Triple quadruple kudos. You have struck the spike on the head fair and true.

    Back when Trump was still making noises about not wasting trillions of dollars on endless pointless foreign wars, I would try to talk to my liberal friends about this. “He’s a racist, he’s a fascist, HE’S DESTROYING OUR DEMOCRACY!!” I would then, very calmly, ask how exactly he was destroying our democracy. They would stare at me blankly for a minute and then double down “HE’S DESTROYING OUR DEMOCRACY!!” And these were smart and well educated people. It was totally herd-instinct mindless zombie hate. Now, if they had said something like “Sure, he sometimes says reasonable things but he has no track record of governing and no record of having principles so he’s just conning us” I would have conceded the point. But that would be to admit that the Democrats were also vile – so they simply had to attack Trump for irrational reasons. It’s scary how many people I know still just assume implicitly that Trump is a Russian agent.

    The old Soviet propaganda ministers were amateurs compared to the ones that we have in America today.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @yurivku
  3. Stick says:

    C.J., Trump only wants to know who in the DNC gave Assange Hillary’s emails. If this is discovered to be Seth Rich, then the FBI/CIA will be in the hoosegow as well as, all of Manhattan Media. Trump’s only interest is hoisting Dem Deep State/Media Complex on its on petard going into a election. Assange has many angles he can play on this score. We shall see how he plays his cards.

  4. nsa says:

    “scapegoating of jews in nazi germany”
    You call it scapegoating, we call it accurately identifying the traitors.

    • Replies: @Grace Poole
  5. Joshua Frank is pretty much supporting Assange. What’s CJ’s point here? To take a swipe at his former publisher? Hopkins really should have a cup of tea and try to relax. Assange isn’t going anywhere — he’ll get his day in court, write a book and probably implicate the DNC in Seth Rich’s murder. This ball of yarn is just starting to unravel.

    • Troll: FB
    • Replies: @anonymous
  6. Iceman says:

    Not exactly sure what you meant by Assange “working with the Russians because he is probably a Nazi!!! Nazi’s hate Russian’s and Russian’s hate Nazi’s, it makes no sense!

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @utu
  7. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bragadocious

    The linked “tweet” of Mr. Frank (who goes unnamed in this piece) exemplifies what Mr. Hopkins is calling out. He’s not “pretty much supporting Assange,” but cowardly helping the Establishment by leading off with a declaration of disagreement with JA’s unspecified “politics” and unsubstantiated personal disparagement.

    Did you read the linked source? Why not post it in reply, and explain how it doesn’t prove Mr. Hopkins’ point?

  8. “… after he’s been safely dead for ten or twenty years, they’ll name a few streets and high schools after him.”

    Where?

  9. Julian Assange was busted for computer hacking in 1994. A lot in that cohort were recruited by intelligence agencies. Like the Snowden business, the size of this indicates that underneath there is a spy-versus-spy operation going on. NSA at war with CIA or vice-versa or something like that.

    Details are all classified and us little people will never know any of the facts.

    • Replies: @Willem
  10. Realist says:

    …while at the same time making it abundantly clear how much I personally loathe Assange, and consider him an enemy of America, and freedom, and want the authorities to crush him like a cockroach.

    Julian Assange is being punished for defying the global capitalist empire. This was always going to happen, no matter who was in the White House. Anyone who defies the empire in such a flagrant manner is going to be punished.

    You need to seek help for your dissociative identity disorder.

    Julian Assange is a hero to anyone who is not a sycophant of the Deep State.

    • Replies: @Splorf
    , @animalogic
  11. The demonization of the empire’s enemies is not a deception … it is a loyalty test. It is a ritual in which the masses (who, let’s face it, are de facto slaves) are ordered to display their fealty to their masters, and their hatred of their masters’ enemies. Cooperative slaves have plenty of pent-up hatred to unleash upon their masters’ enemies. They have all the pent-up hatred of their masters (which they do not dare direct at their masters, except within the limits their masters allow), and they have all the hatred of themselves for being cooperative

    Ritual Deception: A Window to the Hidden Determinants of Human Politics
    by John B. Beahrs (can be read through Scihub.org)

  12. Did I really just scan read this and sort of saw this fool taking about Assange pooping his pants? Why would any adult write words like this? What is wroing with you, man? What happened to you? Did you fall and land on your head?

    I can’t read you anymore, man. As soon as I land on this poopy pants nonsense (and whatever else you were yowling about in regard to body order and bad breathe, etc., etc., ad nasium) I realize: there is nothing of any validity in this essay.

    C.J.

    Get help.

    • Troll: Willem
    • Replies: @Anon
  13. No one sincerely believes that Donald Trump is a Russian Intelligence asset…..

    I must respectfully disagree. I think a great many people believe the Russiagate Hoax and always will.

    • Agree: RobinG
    • Replies: @animalogic
    , @Miro23
  14. Splorf says:
    @Realist

    Please, PLEASE for the love of God acquaint yourself with the definition of “parody”.

    • Replies: @Realist
  15. Realist says:
    @Splorf

    Please, PLEASE for the love of God acquaint yourself with the definition of “parody”.

    If that is parody…CJ needs to learn how to use it. This situation does not call for comic effect.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  16. @Realist

    Please, also acquaint yourself with the many uses of IRONY & SATIRE.

  17. @WorkingClass

    I think he means people with IQ’s above their shoe sizes…?

  18. RVBlake says:
    @anonymous

    It’s funny how Bob Garfield of NPR’s snark that Assange is not a “real journalist” is meant to be an insult.

    • LOL: Digital Samizdat
  19. Anon[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Iceman

    Not exactly sure what you meant by Assange “working with the Russians because he is probably a Nazi!!! Nazi’s hate Russian’s and Russian’s hate Nazi’s, it makes no sense!

    Whoosh!

  20. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Realist

    Too surreal?

  21. Brilliant use of political parody. We need more Jonathon Swift like writing these days.

  22. Assange needs to get into a dress and quickly, it’s his only way out: to debase himself.

    • Replies: @EdNels
  23. FB says: • Website

    Another gem of an essay…

  24. But seriously now, all joking aside, it’s always instructive (if a bit sickening) to watch as the mandarins of the corporate media disseminate an official narrative and millions of people robotically repeat it as if it were their own opinions.

    So true. It reminds me of that scene from Life of Brian — “You’ve all got to work it out for yourselves!” Remember how we used to laugh at that stuff back in the day?

  25. EdNels says:
    @Jim Christian

    Assange needs to get into a dress and quickly, it’s his only way out: to debase himself.

    Your comment reminds me of a thought I had that Bradley M might have done the sex change as a condition of his parol/release/continued life… or as you put it: “debase himself’’ in relation to JA’s need to come up with something quick to improve his chances now. He needs to do that too, and jettison his defiant attitude, and become the opposite like a ‘’cute babe’’ if he could… (a challenge, but they could try different hairstyles etc.….)

    Now, it is a serious thing but some of the aspects of the theater of the thing, means it fair game to talkabout it, not making fun etc.

    Could it be that the PTB’s that have moved obstacles to get at these guys might be mollified by such a complete and total retreat by their subjects? Total de masculinization and punking of the ‘’perp’’ which kind of goes with the hyper masculinized schtick pervasive in some military culture, probably part of the mind set when (such as shooting at little people on the ground like angry boys singing joyfully while )picking off ‘’suspects’’ like ants from above. The center of offense hacked video event.

    No matter how much certain modern post common sense types refrain from any disparagement of the phenomenon of sex change from man to woman, I mean… It is what it is, and some day when the state can do that punitively, as a lesson to anybody who needs to have a lesson, when will that be? Sooner than they think! (Everything in public events has object lesson benefits nowadays…!)

    If the guy was homo and he was already operating in the military and getting along like they do (everybody knows that,) why would he need to change the hardware? What would happen if two such characters like Caitlyn and Chelsey say wanted would they go to a lesbian bar and hook up or what? What if they were married lesbians, would they get to have visitation?

    See these are some of the questions… And not to leave it out, what are some of effects on the children of these gaddamed nutty things? Effects on old bastards too? The mentally challanged…(not small demo there!)

  26. Long read. Not funny…or even remotely interesting.

  27. Tom says:

    Garbage article trying to pretend to defend Assange while further slandering him

    • Replies: @Anon
  28. Julian Assange is being punished for defying the global capitalist empire.

    If that was his intention, he did not pick his battles very carefully.

    The Gilets Jaunes protestors have been paying it in France.

    Nor did these guys, who are demanding both lower taxes and higher public spending.

    Malcolm X paid it.

    At the hands of his rivals, not the “global capitalist empire”.

    The problem we have is that when a capable leader arises and challenges the status quo – JFK, RFK, MLK – they are simply assassinated.

  29. OT: The Owen Jones article includes a snippet that I had not seen elsewhere:

    https://theconversation.com/trumps-executive-order-on-drone-strikes-sends-civilian-casualty-data-back-into-the-shadows-113165

    On March 6, President Trump signed an executive order that revoked the requirement, formulated under the Obama administration, that U.S. intelligence officials must publicly report the number of civilians killed in CIA drone strikes outside declared war zones.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/06/trump-civilian-deaths-drone-strikes-1207409

  30. @nsa

    “scapegoating of jews in nazi germany”

    It’s bad enuf that Hopkins could not resist the all-purpose Nazi – bad, Jews – innocent victim schtick.

    What makes it much worse is that fewer than 10 words later he admonishes:

    Logic, facts, and actual evidence have little to nothing to do with this process. The goal of the media and other propagandists is not to deceive or mislead the masses. Their goal is to evoke the pent-up rage and hatred simmering within the masses and channel it toward the official enemy. It is not necessary for the demonization of the official enemy to be remotely believable, or stand up to any kind of serious scrutiny.

    Had Hopkins heeded his own admonishment before he consulted USHMM for an appropriate way to express his “pent-up rage and hatred,” he would have discovered that:

    1. “International Jewry” had declared an economic war on Germans, with the stated goal of “destroying the export trade on which Germany depended,” (i.e. Jewry’s war was an existential threat the German people);

    2. That according to Edwin Black in “The Transfer Agreement,” the Jews who devised the boycott of Germany did with the deliberate knowledge that it would induce paralyzing fear in the German populace as well as their leaders, who retained present-knowledge of the starvation blockade that had cost the lives of 800,000 of their mothers, wives, sisters and children, during the Great War and post-Armistice treaty negotiations;

    3. That the action that Hopkins directed his readers to — the Nazi boycott of Jewish shops — lasted for ONE day;

    4. That even as Jews under the influence of Rabbi Stephen Wise, among others, Wise’s son, James Waterman Wise, had penned a book titled, “Swastika,” published in May, 1933, that opened with the words, “The Swastika is the German symbol of hatred of Jews . . .” James W. Wise’s book was published for the purpose of “evok[ing] the pent-up rage and hatred simmering within the masses and channel[ing] it toward the official enemy.”

    I challenge C. J. Hopkins and his readers to state the “Logic, facts, and actual evidence” that in May, 1933, Germany’s National Socialist government and Germany’s people engaged in acts of “hatred of Jews.”

    THIS is a real challenge, C. J. Hopkins. Put your journalist integrity on the line.

    I’m not at all a formidable challenger: I barely made it out of high school; I have no training in debate, rhetoric or journalism.

    Go ahead, crush me with “Logic, facts, and actual evidence” to support your assertion that Jews were “scapegoated” in Germany in April, 1933.

    Or do what even the NYTimes has been known to do from time to time: Print a correction.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Wally
  31. Gratitude for saying more of what needs to be said.

  32. wayfarer says:

    Julian Assange is being punished for defying the global capitalist empire Rothschild Zionist Empire. This was always going to happen, no matter who was in the White House Knesset. Anyone who defies the empire Rothschild Zionist Empire in such a flagrant manner is going to be punished.

    “Anti-Semitism Czar Press Conference Analysis.”

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @annamaria
  33. utu says:
    @Iceman

    Russians loved Nazis but Nazis did not reciprocate. If they had more imagination and accepted Russian suitors with open arms the outcome of the WWII would have been different. When Nazis finally realized their mistake it was too late.

  34. @Grace Poole

    Scapegoating relates to a definable evil that the scapegoat can take the blame for. Surely the big one was the supposed role of German Jews in undermining the armed forces’ prospects of winning WW1. And, surely, apart from Jewish membership of and support for the Social Democrats, that was nonsense. So, the harping on that by the Nazis from their founding was a pretty good reason for Jews to fear the Nazis.

  35. Anon[436] • Disclaimer says:
    @restless94110

    Without praising the author as satirist, ironist, parodist or stylist let me say that it is you that needs help, like a little education.

  36. Willem says:
    @simple_pseudonymic_handle

    It doesn’t matter where Assange comes from. What matters is what he exposed (War crimes, spying of the CIA on you, the private and non-private view of HRC, etc, etc).

    Please do not use ‘us people’ in your sentences (‘us’ is a term people use to gaslight other people) but speak for yourself. Can you speak for yourself. Or do you also have a private and non-private view?

  37. @wayfarer

    When you say “Rothschild Zionist Empire” what are you trying to express? “Rothschild” is presumably used symbolically rather than with reference to any actual Rothschild person?????

    • Replies: @wayfarer
  38. Anon[436] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tom

    Another who can’t recognise any literary mode but the plainly factual…

  39. Free Slave says: • Website

    “Defiant slaves are actually less of a threat to their masters than they are to the other slaves who have chosen to accept their slavery and cooperate with their own oppression. Their defiance shames these cooperative slaves, and shines an unflattering light on their cowardice.”

    Land of the Free, Home of the Brave;

    Land of the Slaves, Home of the Cowards.

  40. wayfarer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    It’s a fact – spoiled rich kids run this world, and if you don’t agree with them, you’re going to be silenced and/or oppressed – get used to it.

    Israel, the Rothschild Trust Fund Nation.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Boy

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  41. Mr Hopkins, you are a stupid person who writes stupid articles.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  42. Sich mal gut ausscheißen.

    Describes this article perfectliest.

  43. Miro23 says:
    @WorkingClass

    No one sincerely believes that Donald Trump is a Russian Intelligence asset…..

    I must respectfully disagree. I think a great many people believe the Russiagate Hoax and always will.

    I deal with the public, and have had it explained to me that Trump is a Russian agent.

    They just repeat what they hear on the morning news – there’s no independent thought involved – and in fact there can’t be, because they lack enough of a knowledge base to build any alternative.
    It’s all follow and repeat. You’re asking them to re-invent the wheel.

  44. Wally says:
    @Grace Poole

    Like a Pavlovian dog Hopkins says:

    “In either case, the primary function of the corporate media remains the same: to relentlessly assassinate the character of the “enemy,” and to whip the masses up into a mindless frenzy of hatred of him, like ……the scapegoating of Jews in Nazi Germany ..”

    Yawn. There is no proof for the laughably alleged ‘6,000,000 Jews’ & the impossible ‘gas chambers’. Simple as that.

    However:
    http://www.codoh.com

  45. @wayfarer

    The link is to The Blue Boy painting by Thomas Gainsborough and appears to have nothing to do with Israel.

  46. sarz says:

    But sometimes the enemy is one of “us” … a traitor, a Judas, a quisling, a snitch, like Trump, Corbyn, or Julian Assange.

    Hopkins, I’m with you on Corbyn and Assange. But how does Trump get there? Read Vicky Ward’s Kushner, Inc to better grasp who exactly Trump is.

    I had concluded that he must have been Mossad-Epstein-blackmailed from day one to do the exact opposite of what he would be doing if he were a good guy. Katie J’s testimony against Trump is still available on Vimeo. She was a child whore in Epstein’s stable and describes Trump’s nasty violation of herself as a thirteen year old. All that stuff was openly filmed as part of the fun.

    I no longer think he’s being blackmailed. I think that the top satanists, including the Clintons, have tons of filmed dirt on one another. And without being thoroughly compromised you are not headed for the top slot. It’s like Bathhouse Barry Obama ‘married’ to a guy with a huge dong. I think Trump was the supreme Manchurian candidate.

    It’s astonishing that with his record someone like Hopkins can go on believing he’s a good guy. What does he have to do? Devour a (non-Jewish) baby on live TV?

  47. Parfois1 says:
    @Sanjeev Chowdhury

    Another one who needs a primer on High School English.

  48. Jake says:
    @TG

    “The old Soviet propaganda ministers were amateurs compared to the ones that we have in America today.”

    True. They were minor leaguers, and so were actual Nazis, compared to what we have today.

  49. yurivku says:
    @TG

    The old Soviet propaganda ministers were amateurs compared to the ones that we have in America today.

    You know nothing you’re talking about. “The old Soviet propaganda” was absolutely right about “the West” and now it’s clear to anybody in Russia.

  50. Things are rarely what they seem, which is the case when it comes to Julian Assange. If one does a little digging, he/she will find many red flags popping up. The same goes for Ed Snowden. Here’s a good place to start.
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2019/04/Julian-Assange-Arrest-is-Theatre%20.html

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  51. Saggy says: • Website

    the scapegoating of Jews in Nazi Germany

    Baloney. Hitler goes to great length in Mein Kampf to explain why he hated the Jew, asee what he wrote here … https://www.quora.com/Did-Hitler-really-hate-Jewish-people-or-was-he-just-using-them-as-scapegoats-to-propel-his-extremist-views-1

    Or, consult two videos – Rabbi ben Porat explains why Hitler hated the Jews –

    The Sparticist revolt in Germany at the end of WW I –

    Or, listen to HITLER’S SPEECH AT SIEMAN’S FACTORY, NOV. 10, 1933 –

    Perhaps some of you here are unable to forgive me because I eradicated the Marxist Party. But my friend, I also eradicated all the other parties.

  52. ynp10 says:
    @anonymous

    “I would like to think that it will make these huddled whores (aka “journalists”) squirm.”

    Me too, but I’m guessing that the old pros on your nightly news or the local paper’s editorial board don’t do much squirming, as they are pretty good at denial, having sold their souls long ago, but what about the huddled whores-to-be? Are all the students at Columbia school of journalism just wannabe Maddows, or might there be some idealism and desire for truth still in their hearts?

    Someone ought to publish a book, “Newsroom Intern, by Journalist X”, that explains the soul-selling process. Amazon will probably ban it.

  53. annamaria says:
    @wayfarer

    Elan Carr, the Anti-Semitism Czar, is a shining example of the tireless working towards creating a mass movement of anti-zionism. Who is Elan Carr?

    Carr is of mixed Iraqi Jewish and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage.

    Carr is a bloody moron incapable of respecting other peoples’ traditions, in addition to being cruelly insensitive towards the Iraqi people’ suffering from the war of aggression.

    During Carr’s Iraq War service, he led U.S soldiers in lighting a Hanukkah menorah in Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace

    Iraq War was one of the Wars for Israel: https://ifamericaknew.org/us_ints/warforisrael.html
    Almost a million human beings were murdered. Carr is Madeline Albright in. drags: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iFYaeoE3n4

  54. The most educated group of Western elites in human history—both the men and the women educated to the hilt—have managed to quickly dismantle the apparatus assembled from fragments of Ancient and Enlightenment learning by America’s Founders.

    They’ve done a good job trashing what was designed to protect a liberty-based Republic from spoilage by dictatorial and / or corrupt, money-first interests, the corporate-controlled press, and they pat themselves on the back for it regularly, while failing to address any of the most serious economic and political issues as their corporate masters dictate.

    I guess we shouldn’t be surprised about the speedy demise of serious journalism. This generation of rich, arrogant, spoiled, highly educated, dual-high-earner, global-traveler power couples and their kids with money to burn let the spectacular craftsmanship of Notre Dame cathedral first rot—with pieces falling down into a sculptural graveyard—and then burn to smithereens.

    But they’re always on social media with their selfies in front of the great Western monuments, letting you know that they are in the elite top 20%, holding onto two high-paying jobs per household or in the most prestigious universities, with tons of money and time off from work to travel to expensive, European destinations.

    All of that education makes them appreciate the dedication, grit and skill that it took to pull off such an architectural masterpiece over 800 years ago. That’s why they took care of it so well—so much better than previous generations with less education, more sexism, more racism and more xenophobia.

    They are much better stewards of Western civilization than previous generations, when far less money was in the hands of a top 20% of highly educated dual-earner parents and their progeny.

    Elites and their royal progeny are proving that, in whatever profession they enter, it is their “careers” that come first.

    It is the highly-paid careers—detached from stodgy, arcane, passé standards of those lines of work—and the increasingly elaborate set of creature comforts owed to elite, dual-high-earner parents and their DNA-dynasty kids for gracing those professions that supercedes the preservation of any hard-won political principles or diligent, laborious, majestic feats of human artistry.

    All they care about is what keeps them on top—far above the unwashed Déplorables.

    It is harder to get to the top, economically speaking, with whimpy, low-quality, corporate-controlled journalism than by destroying some other profession that is rewarded much more by the marketplace. The money just isn’t there, making it even more absurd that elites are willing to do it. At least, when people are amassing actual fortunes from some Republic-degrading activity, it makes more sense as a pillaging exercise.

  55. Sparkon says:

    Almost More than 50 comments following an article with 1500 words about Assange from CJ Hopkins, and no mention at all that many 9/11 skeptics question both the sincerity and authenticity of Mr. Assange.

    I guess it’s up to me yet again to post that embarrassing (for Assange, Hopkins, and y’all) quote of his about 9/11:

    “I’m constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud.”

    — Julian Assange

    That’s a 9/11 litmus test failure writ large on the jellystone of gullibility.

    No real whistleblower gets the kind of nonstop fawning media coverage like Julian Assange has.

    There’s a sucker born every minute

    Whether or not Barnum ever said this is not clear, but obviously, irrespective of author, the pace has picked up in recent decades, even with abortions and birth control.

    Hey CJ! If you’re up to some real investigative journalism, why not apply your satire and snark to the story about the dead MI6 spy Gareth Williams found dead in a suit bag?

    The British spy whose body was found padlocked inside a bag in his flat had illegally hacked into secret data on former U.S. president Bill Clinton, it has been revealed.

    Gareth Williams, 31, was discovered in a holdall in the bath at his London home five years ago this month, but the mystery surrounding his death has never been solved.
    […]
    The hack breached Mr Williams’ security clearance and this sparked anger among MI6 bosses as tensions rose with U.S. security services over the spy’s transatlantic work, The Sun on Sunday has reported.

    A source said: ‘The Clinton diary hack came at a time when Williams’ work with America was of the most sensitive nature.

    ‘It was a diplomatic nightmare for Sir John Sawers, the new director of MI6 at the time.’

    The paper has also reported that voicemail messages Mr Williams, a maths genius and expert cryptographer, left for family and friends were deleted shortly after his death.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3215890/Spy-dead-bag-infuriated-MI6-bosses-illegally-hacking-secret-data-Bill-Clinton.html

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  56. @Sparkon

    You are not alone. I believe Assange is controlled opposition financed by the Rothschild’s. See my above post. Here is a a great video, although quite long, exposing Assange.

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