JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A WRITER CLAIMS THAT A REFORM BILL FOR AMERICA’S ESPIONAGE ACT WOULD PROTECT JOURNALISTS LIKE JULIAN ASSANGE – WHY I STRONGLY DISAGREE AND REGARD THIS AS “HEAD IN THE CLOUDS” STUFF – AMERICA’S ELITES NEVER LET A LAW ANYWHERE STAND IN THE WAY OF WHAT THEY REALLY WANT – ASSANGE HAS ZERO SUPPORT FROM TRULY INFLUENTIAL AMERICAN FIGURES OR ELSE HE WOULD BE FREE ALREADY   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY KEVIN GOSZTOLA IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Espionage Act Reform Bill Would Protect Journalists Like Julian Assange

“U.S. congressional legislation that would protect members of the press who solicit, obtain or publish government secrets”

 

I’m sorry, but I do find this kind of stuff a bit tiresome.

It’s literally “head in the clouds.”

It absolutely is not just a lack of legislation working against Assange.

It is an almost complete lack of will, by politicians of both parties and powerful interests across the country.

No one important speaks up for or defends Assange. There are reasons for that, and they are powerful ones.

He could be free tomorrow if enough important people wanted it, but they clearly do not want it. Freeing him works against the massive interests of the American military-security state in its main job of working to defend, control, and expand a global empire.

And that global empire serves virtually exclusively the interests of America’s “one percent.” There’s nothing fair or principled about any aspect of it. Coercing and abusing and threatening others are about as far from principled as you can go.

No one important would support such legislation, if it even had any chance of protecting someone like Assange – or, perhaps that should be, especially if it had any chance of protecting Assange.

Remember, you have “the best Congress money can buy,” and the bulk of that money comes from the same “one percent” served by the empire and its military-security apparatus.

And in the end, is there even one law or rule or tradition that is not regularly broken in America’s relentless pursuit of global power? Just ask the poor folks in Cuba or Venezuela or Nicaragua or Bolivia or Iran or Brazil or so very many other places.

Posted April 26, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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