Assange Scares Everybody
Assange on mass surveillance: 'You are all screwed!' The whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has begun releasing sensational information on the multi billion dollar global spying industry. The database contains hundreds of documents shining a light on the methods being used by secret services all over the world. Here's the video of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaking to journalists and students at a press conference at City University London in central London on December 1, 2011. Along with a number of other guest speakers, Mr Assange spoke of the Wikileaks ongoing investigation of surveillance software companies and their alleged use by governments around the world. – RT
Dominant Social Theme: Be afraid. Be very afraid. Mr. Assange says so.
Free-Market Analysis: We've never backed off our conviction that Assange may be part of a larger false-flag operation designed to confuse people about the Internet.
It's a kind of dominant social theme, in fact: That the Internet is going to provide maximum transparency that will make government far better in the 21st century than the 20th. Assange is the designated messenger of this meme. You can see one recent story here: Return of Assange and Transparency Meme.
We think we see a lot of that these days. The powers-that-be are fighting back against the Internet Reformation with all kinds of disinformation. We're fairly sure that Occupy Wall Street is a kind of controlled protest at the very top. We've written about this many times.
The idea with Occupy Wall Street is part of a larger pincer movement, in our view. The powers-that-be are increasingly nervous about the Internet and soft power (fear-based promotions) are giving way to hard power. This can be seen in an increase in war and an increase in bureaucratic intimidation.
The new protest movements, in our view, are supposed to intimidate the wealthy – not just change the structural dialogue but to set up a kind neo-French Revolution. This is a necessary chaos on the way to realizing the globalist dream of one-world government.
At the same time, bureaucracies including the US Congress are becoming far more Draconian in terms of removing civil rights. That's the second part of the current pincer movement. The idea is to make people feel helpless and hopeless.
In this latest statement and video, Assange does just that. But we still believe his larger task is to convince people that the Internet can be used to create better government. As libertarians, we hope government ends up shrinking as the era of the Internet exposes the reality of the power-elites that manipulate it.
The power elite NEEDS government and will do anything to keep the meme of "government" and "democracy" in play. They want to use the Internet to reinvent government. Though in fact government can't be re-invented. The transparency meme will only lead to more control.
In the meantime, Assange can play a role by scaring people generally in order to discourage them from thinking they can make any significant changes. The idea, always, is to accept power-elite promotions and do what you are told via the mainstream media. It worked very in the 20th century but less well, we think, in the 21st.
(From RT's YouTube user channel.)
Posted by Lyuba32 on 12/07/11 11:58 AM
Sometimes what Assange says can be informative and thought-provoking especially when technological anomalies occur in one's life.
For example, I have a cell phone covered under a family member's plan. (The account is in his name.) On his bill my name does not show up anywhere. Only the cell numbers of all the family members appear with the account holder's name next to each respective number.
Several months ago when I was testing my new ringtone I called a friend's land-line to make sure it was working properly. To my dismay, my name appeared along with my number in caller-ID! I thought how is that possible? A couple of other family members then called the land-line to check their cell phones and caller-ID both times displayed each number with 'unknown caller'.
How and why is the phone company doing this when the account is not even in my name? Who authorized it? Did it happen when I created my You Tube account? Or did it happen when I allowed my dentist to send me appointment reminders by text? I don't know.
Needless to say, this experience has been somewhat disconcerting. However,I don't see myself 'as screwed' like Assange says. Instead I have become more vigilant.
Posted by Angoose on 12/05/11 11:04 PM
RT should interview you about Julian Assange and the transparency meme.
Posted by memewatchers.com on 12/03/11 05:41 PM
Assange, "Nobody is invisible."
Wow, what a shock! Thanks for the tip.
Posted by Bobby7 on 12/03/11 04:12 PM
I have ALWAYS know that I was being "watched" on the Internet!
I believe that Gates & Jobs were financed by the C.I.A.
I believe that the computer & the mobile phone are tools of the C.I.A.
I believe the C.I.A spends $70,000,000 a year, worldwide on Media outlets, getting their story out.
I even believe that Tony Wile could be working for them!
As long as you know it & "keep your ass down", you will be OK!
Posted by lewfalo on 12/02/11 05:02 PM
Whatever happened to the Bank of America Wikileak?
Posted by Adam on 12/02/11 05:01 PM
WikiLeaks: The Spy Files
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'International surveillance companies are based in the more technologically sophisticated countries, and they sell their technology on to every country of the world. This industry is, in practice, unregulated.'
Like, ZOMG! The internetz can't be "transparent" if it's not "regulated"!
'Across the world, mass surveillance contractors are helping intelligence agencies spy on individuals and 'communities of interest' on an industrial scale.'
And the problem is DEFINITELY NOT the "government"-funded intelligence agencies (who employ my haxx0r br0z). Anons of the World Unite! OccupyTheIndustrialists!