Friday, June 30, 2017

"Hello Snowflakes" - Epic Twitter Rant from Julian Assange

This is a compilation of tweets from @JulianAssange today. These tweets come in response to a push for social media organisations like Twitter and Facebook to censor content that is deemed "dangerous".
Hello snowflakes. I will do a small tour now of some censorship double standards that I have a deep personal experience of, namely threats to kill.
I don't think people should threaten to kill others, but I don't think companies should be in the game of determining what is a threat and what is not because any such system will be played by those with greater access to the internals of the system.
This is clearly the case with Twitter and other mediums, where [there are] biases about how close to the in-group that runs the censorship system the complainer is, and their relative social standing of the complainant. This is true of all justice systems which is why - except for the greatest extremes - we should avoid them, because they are inevitably bringers of intense injustice to the most excluded or marginalized - i.e those people who need justice the most are the least likely to get it. This is why Twitter et al should get out of the justice game and let users chose how to interact with others without adjudication.
Now for some examples of the reality I live with every day. I would like people to compare these extremes to the judicial beheadings [Twitter founder] @Jack and others have served upon those who don't match their politics, or who do not have the type of prestige that @jack seeks to being himself close to.
First of all, let us start with the basic compilation of death threats against me (and my staff) for attempting to educate people by telling them the truth (there is no greater sin). This abridged compilation by 2012. It forms part of the background of why I applied for and received asylum. Do you like the soundtrack? 

I am proud of it. It is Flight of the Bumble Bees by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov slowed 9000x. Here it the original:
Is that cool or what? You have to have fun while compiling your death threats. Here's the extended version which includes some against @WikiLeaks as a whole and @xychelsea too from memory:
Now for the more recent. Starting with Hillary Clinton's joke about droning yours truly which came out in 2016 (though we had heard about it years before):
Here's Hillary Clinton herself responding; missing is "I would never condone killing the staff of any media".

She said it was a joke--a bit like her election campaign? It's certainly not good to threaten our staff or torture our alleged sources. Here's a fun poster from the Washington Times. Goes with the article "Assassinate Assange". A "?" added later.
It was no joke to the 40k Libyans she killed while Secretary of State in a bid to stamp her lunatic ticket.

Here's noted Obama hagiographer, @MikeGunwald then at @TIME, now promoted to "Senior writer" at Politico. Quality sycophant.
These "journalists" love nothing more than to threaten to help assassinate me and my staff and my sources for telling the truth. They couldn't dream of our accuracy or independence. I have abiding contempt for their lack of standards and craven character.
Here's the NY based Mediaite which is owned by Dan Abrams a former ABC "journalist"; sister is an Obama judge.
The article is from June 6 this year. Notice how all the snowflakes were up in arms about this threat to kill someone for speaking. No?
Julian then listed over two dozen tweets that included threats to kill him, his family, and/or WikiLeaks staff. He tagged them all with the hashtag #TolerantLiberal.

There's thousands more on killing me, our other people, maiming, bombing, kidnapping, imprisoning for trying to educate people. What can I say? Liberals ain't liberal. They've fallen into bed with the worst elements of state hardpower & love censorship and death.