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What Glenn Beck and WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Have in Common


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, politics, Assange, Glenn Beck, news, freedoms )

AWAY AWHI
- 3139 days ago - csmonitor.com
The philosophy that appears to drive WikiLeaks' Julian Assange lies in a deep-seated distrust of governments - something that bridges any left-right divide.



   

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Carol H (229)
Friday December 10, 2010, 11:49 am
thanks Cal, noted
 

pam w (139)
Friday December 10, 2010, 9:42 pm
These men remind me of the WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH......they're above the laws of decency and intelligent behavior. And they're in love with the sound of their own voices.

 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday December 10, 2010, 9:55 pm
We all know how devious Governments can be = but what has been the point of the revelations made? Did they help anyone at all? We think they just promoted more distrust than existed previously.
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Friday December 10, 2010, 11:57 pm
The revelations will hopefully make people more aware how relationships between government are manipulated intentionally toward outcomes that may not be for the public good. American has given foreign aid to the degree that anyone receiving it has lost their free speech and free will in a sense. They must capitulate to the will of often ill intended goals.
Glenn Beck and Julian Assange have nothing in common and to write an article that would try to compare them is ludicrous and intended to persuade, not inform. It makes judgments for people, and that is how most of our news is presented. Assange hopefully will enable people to have the information they need to make their own conclusions from facts, not persuasion.
Julian Assange is the frog in the forest, as if he becomes consumed by the machine then none of us have much hope. We will only have propaganda, and manipulation with people playing games with facts as Israel does, calling black white and white black. Look on my profile page and read A Massacre is Not a Massacre.
Stop buying the daily press that he is endangering us all and stirring up problems. He is exposing those problems. If you trust government Pat or Ed, then you are a fool.
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Friday December 10, 2010, 11:57 pm
The revelations will hopefully make people more aware how relationships between government are manipulated intentionally toward outcomes that may not be for the public good. American has given foreign aid to the degree that anyone receiving it has lost their free speech and free will in a sense. They must capitulate to the will of often ill intended goals.
Glenn Beck and Jullian Assange have nothing in common and to write an article that would try to compare them is ludicrous and intended to persuade, not inform. It makes judgments for people, and that is how most of our news is presented. Assange hopefully will enable people to have the information they need to make their own conclusions from facts, not persuasion.
Julian Assange is the frog in the forest, as if he becomes consumed by the machine then none of us have much hope. We will only have propaganda, and manipulation with people playing games with facts as Israel does, calling black white and white black. Look on my profile page and read A Massacre is Not a Massacre.
Stop buying the daily press that he is endangering us all and stirring up problems. He is exposing those problems. If you trust government Pat or Ed, then you are a fool.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 3:50 am
the system has a way of ensuring its conditioned followers, once aware of its insatiable greed and dominance, simply not care, just accept the facts and maintain apathy towards the situation - people need to break their domestication and bring the tyranny down.
 

Mary S (1)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 3:57 am
First off Assange doesn't do the digging, whistle blowers from all over send him the infor. Maybe if he had been around sooner we wouldn't be in 2 wars and thinking of number 3 (Iran) and 4 (N. Korea). If these governments hadn't tried to hide even the small stuff maybe this would not have been necessary. Remember it isn't just the United States have "leaks" put out. Check out more than the headline...rape charges...sounds awful but go beyond the American press and see what constitues rape in Sweden...no condom..if more people read beyond the headlines the world would certainly be a better place. Our press spends more time on the fluff and very little on the real news. Those on the internet should start reading newspapers from around the world.
 

Parsifal S (96)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 6:16 am
pam w. A few questions to consider:
Number 1: Do the America People deserve know the truth regarding the ongoing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?

Number 2: Could a larger question be how can an army private access so much secret information?

Number 3: Why is the hostility mostly directed at Assange, the publisher, and not at our governments failure to protect classified information?

Number 4: Are we getting our moneys worth of the 80 Billion dollars per year spent on intelligence gathering?

Number 5: Which has resulted in the greatest number of deaths: lying us into war or Wikileaks revelations or the release of the Pentagon Papers?

Number 6: If Assange can be convicted of a crime for publishing information that he did not steal, what does this say about the future of the first amendment and the independence of the internet?

Number 7: Could it be that the real reason for the near universal attacks on Wikileaks is more about secretly maintaining a seriously flawed foreign policy of empire than it is about national security?

Number 8: Is there not a huge difference between releasing secret information to help the enemy in a time of declared war, which is treason, and the releasing of information to expose our government lies that promote secret wars, death and corruption?

Number 9: Was it not once considered patriotic to stand up to our government when it is wrong?

Thomas Jefferson had it right when he advised 'Let the eyes of vigilance never be closed.' I yield back the balance of my time.
-A speech of US Congressman Ron Paul, yesterday
 

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 8:19 am
I see no similarity between the two.
 

Luisa Fox (144)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 10:45 am
I see no similarities. Julian Assange is presenting the naked truth, Glenn Beck is the master of of double speak, smears, lies, and innuendo. Julian Assange has nothing but trouble as he stands up for the truth, Glenn Beck profits from his lies, sells dubious products and profits from them, and is making himself rich manipulating reality and pandering to the right. Their similarities rest in the fact that they are willing to stand up for what they stand for. One stands for double speak, the other in-your-face documented truth.
 

Helena K (57)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 11:10 am
noted ty
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 6:26 pm
Parsifal S., Excellent comment. Thank you. So clearly and directly stated truth. Not so often do you find objective and unemotional essay with which no fault can be taken whatsoever.
Thank you.
 

Chelsea V (2)
Saturday December 11, 2010, 8:43 pm
Noted~
 

Rachel D (57)
Sunday December 12, 2010, 4:19 pm
As far as I can tell, Julian Assange distrusts government's capacity for oppression, secrecy and waging war. Glenn Beck distrusts government's capacity to interfere with oppression, secrecy and waging war.
 
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