Julian Assange Selfless Pioneer For Freedom

Unnecessary Diplomatic Tussle

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Edward Snowden is not a lucky man right now, however what is lucky for him, is that at least two influencial people are willing to help him. WikiLeaks and selfless pioneer of freedom Julian Assange and Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa have helped him flee the country and he was able to travel via Hong Kong to Moscow. He didn’t use a letter of safe passage but his U.S Passport which now has been cancelled. Assange wanted to say the following: “The United States, by canceling his passport, has left him for the moment marooned in Russia, to take a passport from a young man in a difficult situation like that is a disgrace.” However not really surprising now is it?

The internet is ablaze with theories, outrage and a lot of opinions. Lets have a look at a few of these ideas and what we can conclude

  • Internet commenter boonteetan wrote: “Much to the chagrin of the US, Hong Kong has allowed Snowden to leave and fly to Moscow to an unknown destination. To avoid further unnecessary diplomatic tussle, the authority in Hong Kong has made a right and face-saving move. It has smoothly shed an unusually heavy burden.”

It is a brave thing that Hong Kong did, allowing Snowden to pass through their country. Some might say it was for their own benefit, while others might argue that they feel for him or atleast support his cause. Time will tell what side of history he will be on.

  •  Randor707 wanted to add: “Thank heaven for the few brave folks over the years, such as Daniel Ellsberg, Pvt Manning, Julian Assange and pioneer Edward Snowden. These are heroes with the backbone and principles to stand up against the Nanny States of America. It is enormously reassuring to see the world is getting smarter and folks are unwilling to blindly follow the lead of inept, corrupt politicians. We should all support these courageous folks, especially now Edward Snowden. Without these selfless pioneers for freedom we would all be the dupes of corrupt government still believing the lies of our unprincipled appointed leaders.”

However we would like to ask Randor what we should do now? Should we all rise up and uncover corruption? Should we form a new political party? He is definitely right but sitting around and saying that Snowden is a hero isn’t going to help a thing.

  • “The NSA spying is a direct result of the amount of the chipping away of the Constitution that the government (Congress and the President, both Obama and Bush) has done since 9-11. Let’s face it, Obama has been utterly TERRIBLE about upholding our rights and limiting government intrusions on our liberties; however, anyone who thinks his Republican opponents would be any better is seriously delusional. McCain has defended all the survelliance measures, and while Romney hasn’t commented, civil liberties didn’t rank high on his agenda.

The problem is that we are constantly stuck with a voting choice between bad and worse; rather than voting for someone we believe in, we’re voting against the other person. What we need are honest candidates who would truly work for us. I just don’t where we’d find them, and I doubt they’d make it through the primary.” According to Saradon.

Indeed a dilemma which can’t be solved easily. It comes to mind that the power is indeed with the people but the people need to be willing and courageous enough to do something about it.

Who would you like to see as a new selfless pioneer of freedom and a  party leader? Assange? Snowden?  Who do you think would be able to push the “start fresh” button?

By Georgina Pijttersen

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9 Responses to "Julian Assange Selfless Pioneer For Freedom"

  1. Bob Stevens   June 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Oh look a useful idiot. I am quite happy Snowden has exposed these breaches of our constitutional right, but by more or less defecting to Hong Kong, Russia and an attempt at Ecuador speaks volumes of his intent or who was driving him.

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  2. James Meade   June 30, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    How ironic that a pioneer for freedom can only seek refuge at the Kremlin. If the information Mr Snowden leaked is so vital, it seems to me getting back should be the priority not punishing him or making an example of him. Make a deal and get him back you fools.

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    • hatmonger   June 30, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Don’t you mean Pioneers for freedom seek refuge in airports? So sad, those uncomfortable benches and vending machine coffee.

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  3. Tony   June 30, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Selfless pioneer for freedom? Oh, give me a break. He’s a touch narcissist, and you Georgina Pijttersen, are a lemming. Now go do what your told!

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  4. Ralph   June 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Actually I might pick Manning. But who knows?

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  5. James Maxwell   June 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I wish to reinforce the comment above that, “the people” having the power, have, for the most part, relinquished any claim to its exercise through habitual… and now characteristic… inaction. If you are not part of the solution, then you certainly are part of the problem. I’ve taken affirmative steps today (as usual)… what will YOU do to speak up?

    How about NEVER re-electing the person you voted for last time?

    Do you realize they actually celebrate people being in the U.S. Senate for thirty and forty years? There is zero possibility that such entrenchment can or will ever, EVER serve the interests of the people.

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    • Josh Nelson   June 30, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      i tried that….it ushered in the tea party and has ground an already slow moving machine to a halt.

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  6. Ralph   June 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    It would as always be a scary choice for President of the US, if that is the position you are asking about. That job carries so much power — seemingly more every day — that entrusting it to almost anyone is hard to imagine. Maybe Nelson Mandela, if he were in good health. But what do I know? I had great hopes for Barack Obama.

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  7. Velibor Jovanovic Gavrilovic   June 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    How can he be a pioneer for freedom, if he’s in bed with the Kremlin.

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