Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Wiki Wars: Julian Assange and the Grinch
Some good news and bad news from the Wiki Wars today. The good news? Julian Assange has been ordered released on bail. Sort of.
Mr. Assange must spend every night at the mansion and will be electronically tagged so the police can track his movements, the judge said.
Additionally, Mr. Assange will be under curfew every day from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be required to report daily to the police from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. His passport is already with the police and, under the terms of his bail, he is not permitted to travel abroad.
And along with the $310,000, the Swedish stooges are no doubt hoping that should teach him not to wear a condom. You know I used to think Sweden was a progressive country, but now I'm planning to boycott IKEA.
The better news? More and more people are realizing that the powerful may howl with embarrassment , but the truth is more important.
Publication of the cables has caused no loss of life; troops are not being mobilised; and the only real diplomatic crisis is merely one of discomfort. The idea that the past two weeks have been a disaster is self-evidently preposterous. Yet the leaks are of unprecedented importance because, at a stroke, they have enlightened the masses about what is being done in their name and have shown the corruption, incompetence – and sometimes wisdom – of our politicians, corporations and diplomats. More significantly, we have been given a snapshot of the world as it is, rather than the edited account agreed upon by diverse elites, whose only common interest is the maintenance of their power and our ignorance.
The bad news? Batman has been EXPOSED.
And so has the Grinch.
But of course he's denying EVERYTHING.
The good Grinchy news? The Jewish holiday may be spared.
The BEST news? Whatever they say or whatever they do, the truth will set us FREE.
Just don't tell the American government...