I bet a number of the readers thought I was going to bring up the NSA wiretaps again - nope. Not here. I will leave that to those who still think there is something new with that.
As I mentioned to a friend last night, people have been listening in on conversations since the telegraph was invented. Doesn't make it right or insult me any less - people who demand security should be careful of that for which they wish.
No, today's piece is about the injustice meted out to the defenders of the people - whistleblowers, information dissemination by hacker groups sworn to transparency and holding the secretive corruptors of our rights, accountable. Those who act on their moral compass instead of just sayin', "ain't it awful".
Aaron Swartz, Bradley Manning, KyAnonymous - hell Anonymous around the planet, Julian Assange, Wikileaks.....All demonized by a corporatist press, vilified by the Obama Administration, attacked on the floor of Congress. If there is anything that brings the WH, DOJ, FBI, CIA, Pentagon, Secret Service, MI6 and MI5, The British government, the GOP, DNC, a corrupt polish government, N. Korea's Kim Jong-Un, Assad, and Mubarek together, it is the attempt to destroy the defenders of the people - a war on the messengers.
KyAnonymous, the guy that brought national focus and pressure to bear on the corrupt sheriff and judicial system in Steubenville - outing rapists and forcing criminal investigation and action - is looking at a potential of 10 years in prison.
More on FreakOutNation here.
Bradley Manning is on trial held in secrecy. He had plead guilty to every charge but one - aiding the enemy of the US. He is guilty of giving information to the people of the planet of the continued evil done in the name of the American people.
More on Bradley Manning (without the filters of corporatist MSM) here
Aaron Swartz committed suicide - much because his country's government wanted to put him in prison for 50 years for trying to bring information and education to the people for free.
Julian Assange and Wikileaks are a threat to those who hide behind the wall of "security" as they commit atrocities; who cover-up their illegal activities to include war crimes...
Barack Obama, the man with stated “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency” has led an administration that has declared war on the messengers of truth.
The front line defenders of transparency and accountability are hunted and harassed for their message of truth.