"Rights" to duties, Assange edition
The independent side of the Web is all weeweed up about Ecuador's sudden decision to halt Assange's communication links. The indies are claiming that Julian's "right" to communicate is violated.
Ratshit. "Rights" don't exist. Duties exist. Ecuador's government has a DUTY to defend and advance the interests of its OWN people. In assisting Assange, Ecuador went WAY beyond the call of duty in both the original sense and my peculiar sense of the word. Ecuador does NOT have a duty to maintain Assange's links.
It's an EXTREMELY SAFE BET that USA STRONG has put Ecuador in an untenable position by pulling some blackmail files or threatening to cut off trade.
In that case public pressure on Ecuador won't help. Ecuador can't afford to disobey the USA STRONG monster, so you'll only make things harder for Assange.
If you're really indie journalists,
you need to do your journalism
and find out where the pressure is coming from. Expose the pressure. Then Ecuador might have more breathing room.
It's also possible that Assange has soiled his own nest. He deals in high-level pure abstractions like "rights" instead of concrete realities like a government's need for survival. If that's the case, the journalists
should tell us what's going on.
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Later: Apparently the blockage is caused by Assange's support for the Catalunyan president Puigdemont. In that case FUCK YOU, JULIAN.
You're supporting the SOROS side,
and brave little Ecuador is the only ANTI-SOROS country
on this side of the world. I'm strictly and purely with Ecuador on this.
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