Who exactly is Julian Assange?
Ariana Ferfila is a writer, journalist, photographer and an independent researcher of geo and agricultural politics (MA International Developmental Studies), email@example.com
According to Julian Assange, he has won. According to Assange’s lawyer - he has won. But we need to go back in time and ask the basic question - why he has gone to speak with the public press in the first place if he knew so well the game of the beasts? If someone has an insight into today’s politics and business - something is more than obvious - the world has not gone better, it has gone worse. More drama, less politics, more surveillance, less freedom. So what is it in this story of Assange that we are missing? That in 9/11 there is nothing to see?
UN Human Rights System is in worst shape than ever. It has lost all the powers over governing opportunities of global world order. Even more, not only has it shown itself totally incapable of defending basic human rights all over the world, but even more - it has shown itself as a totally obsolete political body who is just a puppet in the theatre of the global masters. Many are questioning: who is paying them today and why?
If Julian Assange would have had any concrete plan 7 years ago something would have changed in this period. But all that we are able to see today, is the fall of democracy, the fall of welfare states, the fall of social protection and workers’ right, the fall of solid bank system, rising of flexibility, rising of insecurity, rising of oppression and rising of surveillance. So, what exactly was Assange all these 7 years doing in the Embassy of Ecuador in the first place? He couldn’t even put together proper information editorial hub for independent journalists, a so-called Anonymous News Headquarters or network. If you really go to see this page of so-called most radical thinkers doers, IT-hackers you see - that one puzzle is missing out.
As someone who has an insight into geo-strategic global games of politics today, at least if someone, is trying to do his-her best in understanding the logic of it - than many of the articles published in Anonymous page are poorly written, laced with cultural prejudices, sometimes lacking even the basics predispositions of the political history and knowledge how the politics is done for ages. So who exactly is this golden boy, Julian Assange? Who is he really working for and what exactly are his plans for the future?
Yes, Assange has media coverage, he is a superstar of defending journalists when they are shot or killed. Like when the woman journalist in Malta was murdered when she was researching corruption in the top level politics. But hey, if he would really be what he is preaching for, wouldn’t he be in contact with her already before, offering her support in the dangerous part of her investigative research? Well, this would be a logic of a common man.
But perhaps Assange is not a common man. Perhaps Assange is a bit different. Perhaps he is also selling his brand - a mask that you wear on the streets not to make a photo of your face by the surveillance cameras. Perhaps Assange is a playboy, showing the poor oppressed youth the way forwards. Perhaps he is just someone preaching to the socially disconnected IT children what the life is all about; sit in the dark, feel miserable, play with your computer properly and hate this damn unjust world. Well perhaps.
But the digital era of corporate masters has yet not even begun. At least there are still some areas of the globe that are not digitally polluted. We still have at least hope, that one day we might over win: we, the people not them, the corporations.