After few days of the Wikileaks saga playing itself out all over the world, I am amazed at how easily whole countries have sold out to global American imperialism, you may think this a harsh statement, but taken in the light that Julian Assange has yet to be convicted of any crime, the reaction of the so called democratic establishment is extreme to say the least. The degree of orchestration in the financial and legal isolation of Assange, is nothing short of shameful. What is more disturbing however is the lack of general support from a population which revels in freedom of speech and the benefits of the democratic process., which are supposed to be enjoyed by all humans. Basic human rights, like the right to free speech, have been steamrollered by corporations and banks all too keen to remain on the good side of what can only be described as the American Imperialist Machine.
Another comment glaringly absent from all the public forums is that the cables were sent by public servants, ultimately accountable to the voters whose taxes pay for the excesses which keep the same public servants in office, and supplied with a steady supply of all of the best and latest hi-tech toys with which to abuse their positions of power. No mention is made of the vested interests of government officials in strategic weapons manufacturers, which keep the war machine running at full speed, with Billions of Dollars being forked out by the tax paying public, who have not the slightest idea why it’s necessary to be at war. It has also been demonstrated that even social networking sites have been co-opted into the suppression of free expression of opinion, with Twitter actively manipulating their trending subjects to exclude the hashtag #wikileaks from the their trending charts, wanting to keep the level of interest in the topic as low as possible, to curry favour with the US authorities, who Ironically will participate in a global press freedom day in a few days’ time.
Finally the most encouraging and human reaction has come from the online community that has rallied behind Wikileaks and Assange and launched cyber-attacks similar to those launched against Wikileaks, by person unknown (yes indeed) in an attempt to take down the site by brute force a few days ago, against institutions supporting the isolation and persecution of Julian Assange, so far the bank in Switzerland that froze his defence fund and the Swedish Prosecutors websites have been attacked, as of this morning. BY now the list could have grown, and more good people with social consciences may joined the fight to keep the world a free place, where the interests of the voters should come above the interests of the elected officials.
It would be really good to look back one day, and accept that this one event had changed our future for the better by removing some if not all of the assumed power which public officials seems to assume for themselves, and ending the merciless riding of the voter by governments, who are too easily influenced and corruptible.