I might be kind of drunk and I may have invested my life savings and credit in an institution of fascists, but right now the purring creature at my side needs the inside of her ear scratched and thinks I am just doing a bang-up job. This is water, etc., etc.
Twitter friends know that one of my hobbies is taking comics an inserting the infamous Jyllands-Posten drawing of Muhammed into them (In case you’re unfamiliar, a glib overview: Danish newspaper posts cartoon depictions of Muhammed, Muslims around the world were outraged because of Islamic proscriptions against creating images of the prophet, and the end result is, inexplicably, worldwide riots). Well, now they have their own home in the Tumblrverse.
If you’re feeling charitable you could call this an exercise in free speech. As far as I’m concerned, it’s more about one man’s anti-theistic reveling in the digital anarchy of the Internet. Follow and enjoy.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, ”may be directing his efforts at the United States but he is placing the interests of many countries and regions at risk,” the paper quoted (State Department spokesman P.J.) Crowley as saying. “This is irresponsible.”
Wikileaks is the one putting the interests of many countries and regions at risk. Got that?
It’s not George W. Bush, for instigating two* wars of aggression in sovereign nations. It’s not Barack Obama, for propagating those wars despite a popular mandate to end them. It’s not the CIA for using robotic Einsatzgruppen-in-the-sky to carry out extrajudicial executions in friendly nations. It’s not American defense contractors, who have taken corporate greed to its rapacious and brutal conclusion, and who operate with the knowledge that they will never face serious consequences for their actions in the United States.
None of these people are the ones putting us at risk. No. It is Julian Assange. Got it? Shame on him.
* maybe one and a half if you’re feeling charitable; Afghanistan, at least pre-occupation, was more a knee-jerk reaction to 9/11 than blatant pseudo-colonial expansionism.