However the violent rhetoric used against Assange by senior government officials from both sides of the political divide confirm that exposing corruption within the US ruling class will lead to being labelled a terrorist. This is so the government can stop the flow of real information to the people and continue with their program of mainstream media collusion and disinformation.
Has there ever been a more chilling real world demonstration of Orwell’s line?
Vice President Joe Biden, coining a phrase later echoed by Mitch McConnell, labels Assange a “high-tech terrorist.” Karl Rove described the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief as an “enemy combatant” who should be “hunted down.”
Democrat strategist and CNN commentator Bob Beckel went further, publicly calling for an illegal assassination. Stating that he is against the death penalty, Beckel suggested that in the case of “treasonous, traitor” Assange we should forget due process and “just shoot the son of a bitch.“
“A dead man can’t leak stuff,” he said.
We live in a world where exposing government corruption is considered a crime punishable by death, while the exposed corrupt politicians are given a free pass. This state of affairs suggests the government are not serving the people, but are serving the interests of an elite ruling class.
Last month, WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails that appeared to show the committee favoring Hillary Clinton over insurgent challenger Bernie Sanders and controlling mainstream media during the primary season. The disclosure led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and several other senior officials.
Assange has promised that more DNC leaks are forthcoming.