John Whitehead
The Rutherford Institute
(November 5, 2019)

“What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence of a new kind of tyranny. The choice is ours.”—John Pilger, investigative journalist

All of us are in danger.

In an age of prosecutions for thought crimes, pre-crime deterrence programs, and government agencies that operate like organized crime syndicates, there is a new kind of tyranny being imposed on those who dare to expose the crimes of the Deep State, whose reach has gone global.

The Deep State has embarked on a ruthless, take-no-prisoners, all-out assault on truth-tellers.

Activists, journalists and whistleblowers alike are being terrorized, traumatized, tortured and subjected to the fear-inducing, mind-altering, soul-destroying, smash-your-face-in tactics employed by the superpowers-that-be.

Take Julian Assange, for example.

Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks—a website that published secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources—was arrested on April 11, 2019, on charges of helping U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning access and leak more than 700,000 classified military documents that portray the U.S. government and its military as reckless, irresponsible and responsible for thousands of civilian deaths.

Included among the leaked Manning material were the Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), a quarter of a million diplomatic cables (November 2010), and the Guantánamo files (April 2011).

The Collateral Murder leak included gunsight video footage from two U.S. AH-64 Apache helicoptersengaged in a series of air-to-ground attacks while air crew laughed at some of the casualties. Among the casualties were two Reuters correspondents who were gunned down after their cameras were mistaken for weapons and a driver who stopped to help one of the journalists. The driver’s two children, who happened to be in the van at the time it was fired upon by U.S. forces, suffered serious injuries.

This is morally wrong.

It shouldn’t matter which nation is responsible for these atrocities: there is no defense for such evil perpetrated in the name of profit margins and war profiteering.

In true Orwellian fashion, however, the government would have us believe that it is Assange and Manning who are the real criminals for daring to expose the war machine’s seedy underbelly.


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4 thought on “A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State’s War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power”
  1. Everyone who flies on an airplane is routinely subjected to totally unconstitutional searches and intrusions to their bodies by unknown amounts of possibly cancer causing radiation. The government does this to everyone without any proof that anyone is a risk as demanded by the Constitution. In other words they are gang raping the Constitution while the whores in Congress take bribes from Israel and do nothing about it all. Many of these illegal rules were imposed by Israeli dual citizens who imposed them as members of DHS. This is a shameful disgrace. I will never enter a U.S. airport again in my life period. Watch this moving video by former Marine Ken O’Keefe at LAX in 2016:

  2. Well put, if we could just catch up to history that has been scrubbed for the last 150 years of robber barren history/exploitation.

    History has so many lies to catch up to, beyond the last 150 years as well on many fronts.

  3. Morning James… I was just sipping on coffee as the news shows another School shooting, this time LA. The witnesses put forward remind me of all the other bogus witnesses they push forward. They didn’t see a damn thing. They heard a sound they said was like binders dropping on a floor. Right! As if the sound of gunfire resembles books dropping on the floor. And of course no bloody bodies being shown brought out to ambulances. I am calling bullshit on this right off the bat. The coverage is so formulaic it’s maddening

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