So justice is turned away,
and righteousness stands at a distance.
For truth has stumbled in the public square,
and honesty cannot enter.
As Assange languishes in prison, in a hospital ward, suffering from the brutality of our Western society, this verse spoke to me. It spoke to me of the downfall of what was once an example of freedom. It spoke to me of a time when the press held the government accountable, the way it should be. It made me miss my youth.
This verse spoke to me of how truth lays trampled in the street by corporate run propaganda centers calling themselves journalists. It whispered to me softly to be careful because independent journalists may be next. It shouted at me that real journalists are persecuted and slowly assassinated. It screamed of the injustice being done to our truth tellers today.
Mostly though, I mourned the silencing of the greatest journalist of our time. The justice being lost as he is martyred underneath the very noses of those he sought to educate. I wept for the loss of a free speech advocate and a human rights hero. I felt the agony of the quietness left from one of the greatest human beings I have ever known. For I miss his words terribly.
This verse reminded me of what they have done to a fellow man who cared. For him, I weep but I also fight! He deserves that.
I care enough to stand up and tell you what is happening to Assange is wrong. It is an injustice. It is an example of the hypocrisy of our politicians. An illustration of how our media is capable of helping to destroy one of its own. It is a sample of what tyrrany is to come if we don’t stop it.
Yes, this verse spoke to me today. Loudly and clearly.
8 thoughts on “This Spoke To Me Today About Assange”
So sad because these words do convey what is happening also today. You write so beautifully about your heartbreaking feelings for Julian. My heart aches for him too. I have followed his story ever since he took refuge in the London Embassy. I’m praying for Julian’s health and safety.
I truly feel terrible about what is happening to him. It is so important we see him as human.
Thank you for your heart-felt writing of Julian Assange, Angel. Yes, it is a travesty, what is happening. And now, this death penalty reinstatement.. whether that will make his extradition to the USA impossible, or whether DLT, et al, will just change the rules, to include him, Assange, in those possibly threatened by this new onerous ruling.
Thank you for your hear-felt writing of Julian Assange, Angel. Yes, it is a travesty, what is happening. And now, this death penalty reinstatement.. whether that will make his extradition to the USA impossible, or whether DLT, et al, will just change the rules, to include him, Assange, in those possibly threatened by this new onerous ruling.
I’m going to post this for my blogging vigil I’m in the middle of right now if that’s OK.
I was deeply moved by your eloquent writing!
angel.. thank you so much for all your heartfelt posts , and activism re julian..it’s a huge travesty to have julian ini jail, for one night, let alone the term he had now ,and the possibility of what he faces
thank you for fighting for him.. so steadfastedly
we must continue , until he is free