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Some Initial Thoughts about Today’s Arrest of Julian Assange in London

As some might have heard earlier today, Julian Assange (founder of Wikileaks) was arrested by the local police in London. It is noteworthy that this development was expected for a few weeks, if not months, largely due to the badly-want-to-be-real-white puppet president of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, wanting to fellate the “real-white” neocon idiots in the Trump administration. And yes.. the racial dynamics I am describing here is real and the principal reason why most latin american countries have been unstable shitholes in spite of having immense natural resources. But enough about the pathetic psyche of almost-real-white latin americans, because they do not matter. I will, however, make one prediction. The future of Latin america will be far more Asian (and otherwise non-Hispanic) than most of you can imagine.

Without going into a ton of history about how and why Wikileaks came into existence, let me provide a link to the seminal 2006 essay in which Assange explained the need for Wikileaks. The very short version is that effective state oppression requires conspirators.. aka the government functionaries and employees.. to be being able to communicate with a high degree of confidence and secrecy. Once those conditions can no longer be met, the ability of a government or large corporation to oppress and abuse people keeps becomes progressively weaker. And things have worked exactly as Assange predicted- much to the consternation of the increasingly elderly and decrepit western elite. Do I need to refresh your memory about how much of the unexpected political developments in past decade have been due to Wikileaks.

And he has influenced others, such as Snowden. To summarize, publication of a huge number of “official secrets” by Wikileaks made it impossible for USA to keep a large force In Iraq after 2009, exposed tons of shady stuff done by american government and its private contractors, helped keep Hillary out of the White House in 2001 and released tons of stuff about problematic behavior of various 3 letter agencies. If you combine the results of Wikileaks and Snowden archives, Assange has done more to permanently damage the image and power of undeserving public and private institutions in the west than anybody else in living memory. Also, there is a reason why Wikileaks has far more effect on western countries than say.. on China or Russia.

But why is that so? While people like MikeCA will regurgitate some stuff about how USA and the ‘West’ are more open, free and democratic societies, but the reality is quite different. The thing is.. institutions in Western societies derive public legitimacy by pretending to be good, fair, objective, honest etc. In contrast, governments and institutions in Russia and China don’t pretend that their mandate is derived from moral superiority or similar bullshit. If tomorrow, Wikileaks published definitive evidence that Putin was worth many billions, had multiple concubines and OKed murders of many journalists- almost nobody in that country would care or be surprised. His ruling mandate, you see, is derived from his ability to reverse many of the abominations and depredations of the Yeltsin era. He is not pretending to the moral center or conscience of his country- unlike his western counterparts. And most people in Russia are fine with that.

Similarly, the Chinese Communist Party does not derive its ruling mandate by claiming to be a vaguely-defined force for moral good. Sure.. they might say that bullshit once in a while- but only brain-damaged people believe that crap. Instead, the CCP derives its mandate from what it has done to improve the quality of lives for average Chinese people. And it had done a whole fucking lot! Just search for photographs of the same area in China from the 1980s and today, and you cannot deny that they have achieved more in the past 30-40 years than the West achieved in over 200. Moreover, they did all of this without importing slaves from other countries or indulging in European-style colonization- making it even more impressive. A few revelations about large-scale corruption or questionable behavior by a few would have no effect on their mandate.

In sharp contrast to that, the ruling mandate of governments in Western countries (especially after WW2) is derived from pretending to be democratically elected institutions who work for bettering lives of their average citizens in addition to being full of morally upright and honest people. As we all know, this is a big pile of crap and has been widely seen as such- even in the past. But very few people used to call out their bullshit for the first 2-3 decades after WW2, as there was an amazing amount of economic growth and improvement in quality of life for the average person in those countries. This however started to change towards end of 1970s, and the standard of life for your average person in West has not improved much since then.

But what does any of this have to do with the impact of Wikileaks on Western countries. Well.. for starters, the published revelations show a system riddled with dishonesty, graft, lies, brutality and everything else which western governments (and corporations) publicly pretend they are not. But why does it matter, when Russians and Chinese do not seem to care about similar behavior by their governments? Well.. because the rapidly aging, incestuous and incompetent Western elite of the 21st century simply do not have any other justification for their continued rule. They put all their eggs in the one basket which is now falling apart. And that is the real reason why the decrepit western elite, especially in anglo countries, are so scared of Assange and Wikileaks.

Will write more about this topic as events unfold..

What do you think? Comments?

  1. Nick Friedman
    April 11, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    in before MikeCA justifies assange’s arrest.

    LOL

  2. jim
    April 12, 2019 at 12:42 am

    LOL China has in house slaves. They don’t need to import anyone. Your ball licking worship of China is clouded by the fact that they became wealthy due to exploitation of their huge population. And all those nice new cities with their empty buildings means that many can’t afford to buy into it. They’ve destroyed their environment.

    Keep repeating what you hear from “objective” western mainstream news sources. Also, it is obvious that you have not figured out why they build stuff in advance. Here is a hint.. a lot of their now-occupied and busy buildings in large metropolises were built before they were enough occupants. Their industrial policy is rather different from that of USA and to be blunt- it is way more effective.

    China changed not because one day someone woke up and wanted to improve the lives of the Chinese people. Tiananmen Square woke up the communists that if they didn’t somehow change the state of their country, there was a huge possibility of revolt. And their communists asses might end up dead.

    Maybe you should read beyond the standard western narrative about that country. The real policy changes started in the early-1980s, years before Tiananmen Square. That event, at best, was another small catalyst.

    • P Ray
      April 12, 2019 at 1:40 am

      Tiananmen Square woke up the communists that if they didn’t somehow change the state of their country, there was a huge possibility of revolt. And their communists asses might end up dead.

      It’s actually closer to “if the wealth wasn’t more equitably shared, there was a huge possibility of a revolt.”
      As it is, with the great capability of censorship China now has – with the purchase of US technology – they are now very able to cauterise protests so that only people in the immediate vicinity know about it. And the “social credit scheme” China has, is now taking off in the US thanks to the gay CIA vampire Peter Thiel.

      Even the US has a lot of shenanigans to hide.

    • P Ray
      April 12, 2019 at 1:46 am

      Not quite “The Vampire Diaries”, more like
      “The Vampire who wants to read your Diaries”

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5447037/Secretive-startup-uses-predictive-policing-New-Orleans.html
      Secretive big-data startup Palantir is testing a controversial system in New Orleans that can predict the likelihood of someone committing a crime, report claims
      New Orleans is testing Palantir’s predictive police system, the Verge reports
      The system ingests massive amounts of personal data, such as criminal histories and social media posts to predict if someone is likely to commit another crime
      City council members and the public were unaware the system was being used
      Experts say it raises concerns about privacy and possibly enhancing racial bias
      By ANNIE PALMER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
      PUBLISHED: 21:13 BST, 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:16 BST, 1 March 2018

      • April 12, 2019 at 4:09 am

        Who says the “predictive police system” premises of the CBS series “Person of Interest” and the movie “Captain America; The Winter Soldier” were merely science fantasies? lol

      • Yusef
        April 13, 2019 at 4:17 pm

        Excellent support for AD’s contention.

  3. jarien21
    April 12, 2019 at 3:55 am

    “The future of Latin america will be far more Asian (and otherwise non-Hispanic) than most of you can imagine.”

    I think you’re on to something, but I definitely want to hear your take. I would love to read an article on this.

  4. April 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm

  5. Yusef
    April 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I strongly agree with nearly everything you say here.

    Somehow I knew you’d comment on this.

    I am curious as to your prediction for what’s in store for Assange now he’s going to be extradited to the US. They are going to fuck him up, aren’t they. Maybe they’ll even put him in solitary confinement for so long he’ll want to be a woman, just like Bradley Manning.

  6. MikeCA
    April 13, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    The charges that the US brought against Assange were originally considered in the Obama Justice department and rejected as too weak and problematic by Eric Holder. Someone in the Trump DOJ decided to push forward with these charges anyway. Would be interesting to know who and why.

    So.. some idiots like Jeff Sessions or Fat Pompeo? They do not understand the full consequences of making Assange a martyr- then again, they are not the sharpest tools in the shed.

    I suspect the Trump DOJ is trying to prove they did not conspire with Wikieleaks by going after them on flimsy charges that will probably get thrown out. All to prove no collision with Wikileaks by Trump campaign.

    One possibility. But the far more likely scenario is that they botch it up and make him far more powerful. Did I mention that he has multiple multi-gigabyte encrypted folders of information as insurance.

    The amount of damage those folders can inflict, by itself, is not worth the cost of prosecuting him. They should have just let him move to France or even Russia. But no.. these dumbfucks are going to make a martyr out of him.

  7. John
    April 14, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Look at a Pakistani guy like Kumail Nanjiani – he was a nobody. Typical IT H-1B worker in America majored in Computer Science. He married a post-wall ex divorcee WHITE woman, then all of a sudden, he starts getting into Hollywood and becomes a WOKE celebrity that garners him over 2 MILLION followers on Twitter. Now he’s getting all sorts of lucrative Hollywood deals – Oscar nominations, Men In Black movie role, Marvel movie role, Twilight Zone episode, etc. What did this guy to truly deserve to be in Hollywood? He has no acting background! His Wokeness on Twitter keeps getting him roles, and the massive push of Diversity Inclusion in Hollywood. Rami Malek wins Best Actor award. The dude is actually a terrible actor. But hey, diversity!

    • April 14, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      No need to capitalize “white”. Look at Christianity.. Fuckin stupid religion that whites follow and during most of history whites lived in dark ages. White race is no where as superior as its claimed to be. Just look at fuckin stupid ideologies & religions of white ppl..
      East Asians are superior race no doubt

  1. April 15, 2019 at 11:13 pm

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