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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #74)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:34 PM

84. Interesting post

Worth the time it took to read.

My take has always been that the tireless and remarkably persistent critics of Assange on this board, and elsewhere, are supporters of the dominant military-corporate paradigm that Assange opposes.

The current Democratic Party, unfortunately, also supports this paradigm, so the arguments against Assange posted here often try to discredit him as someone who unfairly targets Democrats. Or they directly attack his character. You can see the same arguments against people like Greenwald, the Fire Dog Lake crew, pretty much anyone who is willing to challenge the basic world-view of the modern third-way Democrats (which is, sadly, basically the same as the world-view of the corporate right).

I've always thought that the supposed personality and character attacks on Assange that are posted on this board are disingenuous, just a way to attack someone who is willing to criticize Democrats. And that is a shame. Sure, Republicans suck, but the real problems we face have a strong grip on both parties, and to pretend otherwise is to enable the perpetrators of those problems. Assange gives us a better view of the behind-the-scenes players in this process that we otherwise could only guess at. For that I am grateful.

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