Category psychological warfare
“WikiLeaks and you personally are facing a battle that is both legal and political,” Weinglass told Assange. “As we learned in the Pentagon Papers case, the U.S. government doesn’t like the truth coming out….”
“Censorship, like most repression, is reserved for those who dissent from majoritarian orthodoxies, not for those who express views comfortably within the mainstream.”
“So do war crimes matter to the average American? In the short term, it appears that war crimes and their related pardons are simply new battlegrounds in the ever-expansive culture war between left and right, liberals and conservatives, that seems to have enveloped modern politics rather than becoming matters of human dignity in their own right. And that’s a damn shame.”
Can we stop the race to the abyss?
“The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.”
“I, for one, doubt that I’ll ever again trust the assertions and promises of most generals. And I’m not in bad company.”
The most powerful and important organs in the invisible government are the nation’s bloated and unaccountable intelligence agencies.
The most enormous issue posed by the modern media landscape is the industry’s incredible concentration, which allows a handful of private platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Google – to dominate media distribution.