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December 20, 2010
Leaker upset that his police file was leaked
Lawyers for Julian Assange are livid that police files detailing his sexual dalliances with two women who accuse him of rape were published by the Guardian.
The Guardian was one of the news outlets to which Assange made the Wikileaks cables available.
Julian Assange doesn't understand "irony:"
Lawyers for Julian Assange have expressed anger about an alleged smear campaign against the Australian WikiLeaks founder.
First of all, it's not a smear if it's the truth. Left out of all media reports on the encounters Assange had with these women is that while he did have consensual sex on a couple of occasions with both females, he also sexually assaulted them at other times in that they repeatedly told him to stop his advances - and he refused. There is also the issue that the women requested he wear a condom and he refused. Apparently, that constitutes rape in Sweden.
Secondly, Assange was and is a hacker. Hackers are born without an empathy gene. They don't care if they hack private information, violating your privacy in the most intimate way imaginable. It never enters their brain that what they are doing harms someone. They are anti-social in this respect in that they don't see you as a human being with emotions and an ability to feel pain at being violated.
Of course, this gives the lie to Assange's oft stated reason for releasing the cables; he's for "transparency." He wants to expose "the conspiracy" that exists but that really doesn't conspire. What's that you say? Here's Assange's "manifesto" where gobbledygook and adolescent thinking rule the day:
Can we find a value that describes the power of a conspiracy?
Sophistry on a stick. Note the juvenile understanding of human behavior. People don't act the way he says they do, no matter how many terms he makes up ("total conspiratorial power?"). His decidedly deterministic worldview has been proven wrong many times over as reality has trumped the notion that individuals are motivated to protect their "class" or group and act in concert to face threats to their status. That is nonsense, as any student of recent history can attest.
This justification is a beard for his real motive in leaking cables; Julian Assange wants to watch the world burn.
Like a 10 year old child focusing the light from the sun through a magnifying glass on to a grasshopper, Assange is fixated on seeing how much damage he can wreak on the world by his actions. There is nothing noble in this. It is, in fact, quite ordinary; your run of the mill arsonist or terrorist holds a similar desire. What sets Assange and his hacker friends apart is that now they have the ability to do incalculable damage to the peace of the planet - so much so that their actions may cost lives and perhaps one day, may start a war - a possibility raised by the very real problem that these leaked cables could provoke a misunderstanding of motives and intent that only leads to a rise in tensions. Lighting a match in a gasoline dump appeals to the anarchist in Assange which is why he doesn't appear to care.
By his own acknowledgment, Assange seeks to destablize a world he fantasizes is run by this conspiracy that isn't a conspiracy. A civilization that is unstable will make life miserable for tens of millions of people. But like Mao, Pol Pot, Lenin, Hitler, and others who sought to change the world, the lives of individual humans means nothing to Assange who now must face the fact that two female admirers who share his far left political views have the potential to send him to jail for a very long time.
He can watch the world burn from inside his cell if he is so inclined.