Foreign Scholar: Assange helps people understand the tainted freedom

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 Foreign Scholar: Assange helps people understand the tainted freedom


On April 11, 2019, Assange arrived at Westminster Court in London. Oriental IC chart

Social control must be manifested and maintained by the individuals self-experience as freedom. Whats more free than our unrestrained surfing on the Internet? Thats how fascism smells like democracy works today.

It finally happened - Julian Assange was dragged from the Embassy of Ecuador and arrested. This is not surprising: many signs point in this direction.

A week or two ago, WikiLeaks predicted arrest, and Ecuadors foreign ministrys response is now known to be a lie. Chelsea Manning was recently arrested by the U.S. government in 2010 on suspicion of leaking classified U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks. He was sentenced to 35 years and pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2017. This year, he was jailed for refusing to testify before a grand jury in WikiLeaks case investigation. u2014u2014 The re-arrest (largely ignored by the media) is also an element of the game. Her confinement was designed to force her to leak information about WikiLeaks as part of the prosecution awaiting Assange when (if) the United States seized him.

There are also clues to the long and well-planned assassination campaign, which reached its lowest imagination a few months ago, and unconfirmed rumors that Ecuadorians want to get rid of him because of his bad smell and dirty clothes.

In the first stage of the assault on Assange, his former friends and co-workers publicly claimed that WikiLeaks had started well, but then stagnated in Assanges political prejudice (his obsession with anti-Hillary, his suspicious relationship with Russia...). Next comes more direct personal slander: he is paranoid and arrogant, obsessed with power and control.

Assange is a paranoid? When you live permanently in a bugged apartment, who wont be suspicious when youre the victim of constant surveillance by secret agencies? Arrogance? When the head of the Central Intelligence Agency (now his predecessor) says that arresting you is his priority, does that imply that you pose a huge threat to at least some people? Like the head of a spy organization? The secret decryption is a spy organization, but it serves the people and keeps them informed of what is happening behind the scenes.

Lets turn to a big question: Why now? I think a name can explain all this: Cambridge Analysis, a name that represents Assange, is what he opposes, reflecting the links between big private companies and government agencies.

Dont forget how the big topic of Russias intervention in the U.S. elections became a obsession - now we know that its not Russian hackers (along with Assange) who pushed people to Trump. On the contrary, our own data processing agencies have joined forces with political forces.

This does not mean that Russia and its allies are innocent: they may try to influence the election results, as the United States has done in other countries (in this case alone, it is called helping democracy). But that means that the big bad wolf that distorts our democracy is here, not in the Kremlin, as Assange has always claimed.

But where is the Big Bad Wolf? To know the whole scope of this control and manipulation, one should go beyond the links between private companies and political parties (such as Cambridge Analysis) and see how data processing companies such as Google or Facebook infiltrate national security agencies.

And the latest developments in biogenetics (brain connections, etc.) provide a full and terrible image of a new form of social control, compared with the 20th century centralism of good times as a rather primitive and clumsy control machine.

The greatest achievement of the new cognitive-military complex is that there is no need for direct and obvious pressure: when individuals continue to experience themselves as free and autonomous agents in their lives, they will be better controlled and pushed toward the ideal direction.

This is another important lesson of WikiLeaks: When our freedom is experienced as a mediator of freedom, this freedom is the most dangerous - through continuous communication flow can let everyone disseminate their opinions and form their virtual community, can it be more free?

In our society, indulgence and free choice are elevated to the Supreme value, so social control and domination are no longer manifested as infringing upon the freedom of the subject. It must be manifested and maintained by the individuals self-experience as freedom. Whats more free than our unrestrained surfing on the Internet? Thats how fascism smells like democracy works today.

That is why digital networks must be free from the control of private capital and state power and fully accessible to public debate. Assange is right in his strangely neglected book WhenGoogle Met WikiLeaks: To understand how our lives today are regulated and how this regulation is experienced as our freedom, we must focus on the dark relationship between private companies and secret state institutions that control our public sphere.

Now we can see why Assange must remain silent: after the outbreak of the Cambridge analysis company scandal, the authorities tried to simplify it as a specific abuse by some private companies and political parties, but where was the state itself, the so-called semi-invisible device of the deep state?

Assange describes himself as a spy for the people: he is not monitoring the people for those in power, but for those in power. Thats why his only help must come from our people. Only when we mobilize and exert pressure can we alleviate his predicament. It is often read that Soviet intelligence agencies not only punish their traitors (even if it took decades to do so), but also stubbornly strive to release them when they are caught by the enemy. There is no country behind Assange, only US - so lets be Soviet intelligence agencies, lets fight for him, no matter how long it takes! WikiLeaks is only the beginning, our motto should be Maoist: let a hundred WikiLeaks blossom. The panic and anger reactions of those in power --- those who control our digital commons --- to Assange prove that this activity touches nerves. There will be many strikes in this battle - we will be accused of falling into the hands of the enemy (like the anti-Assange movement that Assange serves Putin), but we should get used to it and learn to fight back, so that all the enemy parties can attack each other in order to knock them down. Source: Peng Mei News Author: Wen/Zizek Translator/Responsible Editor of Li Dan: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825

Assange describes himself as a spy for the people: he is not monitoring the people for those in power, but for those in power. Thats why his only help must come from our people. Only when we mobilize and exert pressure can we alleviate his predicament. It is often read that Soviet intelligence agencies not only punish their traitors (even if it took decades to do so), but also stubbornly strive to release them when they are caught by the enemy. There is no country behind Assange, only US - so lets be Soviet intelligence agencies, lets fight for him, no matter how long it takes!

WikiLeaks is just the beginning. Our motto should be Maoist: Let a hundred WikiLeaks blossom. The panic and anger reactions of those in power --- those who control our digital commons --- to Assange prove that this activity touches nerves.

There will be many strikes in this battle - we will be accused of falling into the hands of the enemy (like the anti-Assange movement that Assange serves Putin), but we should get used to it and learn to fight back, so that all the enemy parties can attack each other in order to knock them down.