Welcome to the Club Assange

I would like to take a moment to congratulate Julian Assange on receiving the prestigious award of being declared an enemy of the state:

THE US military has designated Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as enemies of the United States – the same legal category as the al-Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban insurgency.

Declassified US Air Force counter-intelligence documents, released under US freedom-of-information laws, reveal that military personnel who contact WikiLeaks or WikiLeaks supporters may be at risk of being charged with “communicating with the enemy”, a military crime that carries a maximum sentence of death.

Being declared an enemy of the state isn’t always an easy task. Some individuals seeking this award resort to taking the low road of violence but Assange decided to take the high road but creating a system where the state’s secrets could be revealed for all to see. From one enemy of the state to another I welcome Assange to the club.

The hypocrisy of this declaration should be noted by everybody. The United States government claims it’s a “government of the people, by the people.” If that were the case the people would need access to all available state information in order to make informed decisions. Instead the state conceals the most important information in order to persuade the people that everything is running fine. What this demonstrates is that the United States government isn’t by the people, it’s by the oligarchs who tell the people fair tales in order to keep them placated and subservient while believing they’re in charge.