When a man chooses to do something for humanity, we must not allow him to suffer for it. As human beings, we cannot turn the other cheek and allow his demise. In the case of Julian Assange, he has suffered greatly over the last 9 years. He has been mocked, taunted, abused and tortured for caring about what was being done to the innocent. He spent 7 years in a tiny room afraid of extradition to the U.S. where he would be tortured, locked away for the rest of his life and perhaps even receiving the death penalty. Why? Because he exposed the monstrosities being committed by a superpower, This should not be.
He has slowly deteriorated from a vibrant, happy individual into a depressed, tormented shell of a human vessel. As they slowly try to destroy his mind and body, yet his soul holds on to what is most dear to him, his life. He sits in his solitary cell, fighting for his life alone, misery as his sole companion. Many say, “But he published classified information.” When did the immoral act of war crimes against the innocent become something we should not know about. The U.S., the U.K., along with Australia all have hidden the evil they have committed like the NAZI’s did in Germany. If they had not been exposed, the Jewish community would have been exterminated forever.
The U.S. government has used every piece of propaganda against Assange in the book, including torture, using the media to destroy his character, lies about an alleged rape that never happened, and literally had friends and close confidantes smeared as well. Yet, that is not enough for them, they want him gone. How can one individual fight against a government that has everything at their exposal to annihilate him?
Truly, human beings can be the true monsters as they attempt to cover up their own crimes. Human beings are the monsters who commit evil in this world. When a man who is compassionate, strong, gentle and good as Assange is, humanity does not understand and ostracizes that person. They cannot understand his virtuousness so they mock him, look for anything to hate him for, and finally, they seek to destroy that which is gracious inside him.
The U.S. government is nothing but a monstrosity that has grown so big it is capable of destroying the entire world and humanity in one simple stroke. It is terrifying to know that it holds in its hand the ability to end the world as we know it. In fact, it is dismantling democracy as we speak and has become a tyrannical regime of destruction around the world. According to NewsWeek, (link is seen here), the United States Pentagon spends 250 million on war ever day. According to commondreams.org, they have spent 32.1 million dollars an hour since 2001. Truthfully, the Pentagon is the heart of the monster, the military the appendages and Congress and the President the mind of it.
Currently, the whole of humanity looks on with apathy as this monster seeks to devour one of its own, becoming one with the monster. Literally aiding and abetting the crime of the destruction of the innocent. We are the monster. We are the creature in the closet, under our bed, in our mind. We are the beast, the demon, the villain. We choose to murder the innocent. If we do not want to be that which we fear, we must fight against the elimination of that which is good. We must end the extermination of Julian Assange and we must do it now!!!!