When the Julian Assange (Wikileaks) and Edward Snowden stories were front page news around the globe, I did not know how I felt. Much of what I am about to say will come across as just another ‘conspiracy theory’ by many-maybe most. I hope you will read my thoughts to the end. You might, as I did, come to a different conclusion. Maybe not.
I recently watched a movie titled “The 5ifth Estate.” It is based on true events surrounding Julian Assange and his creation called Wikileaks (an Internet movement based on exposing corruption in government agencies), and the waves it made in many governments around the world.
There is no doubt that Assange has a huge ego; but perhaps he, Snowden, and other whistleblowers uncovered information that the power players on the world stage do not want made public and will attempt to discredit at any cost. Including murder, perhaps.
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After watching this movie, a lot of thoughts were banging around inside my head. I did some more research on Wikileaks. I also began to put other pieces of a fragmented puzzle together. The possibility frightens me because it may explain a whole lot of what is going on in our world today.
The thought that scares me the most is the very real possibility that the NSA’s snooping on private citizens is an attempt to protect the behind-the-scenes real world power players and prevent any future attempts to uncover an orchestrated world manipulation of the population. I know that sounds “conspiratorial,” but I just ask you to follow my analysis.
It would seem that the NSA has justified this unprecedented snooping in an attempt to protect everyone against “terrorists.” That might be an easier pill to swallow IF it had not already been made clear by elitists that the real ‘terrorists’ are: conservatives … patriot groups … returning military personnel … veterans … and those who want smaller government, more accountability, and fiscal responsibility. The REAL enemy of peace and security (those who want to annihilate representative governments) is never mentioned.
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Recently, President Obama’s administration negotiated a deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan to free five REAL Gitmo ‘terrorists’ (enemies of the United States and those governments that oppose Shariah law) in exchange for one U.S. military deserter there. Did our President do the ‘right thing’? Or was it just another agenda-driven elitist (one-world-government) move?
On the heels of that, our President met with the head of the Palestinian Authority, headed by Islamic terrorists, and offered them millions of American taxpayer dollars to support their terrorism. He has abandoned Israel, our ONLY real ally in the Middle East.
Think about it. We have groups that want to regulate the Internet. YOU may not like all that is available on the Internet. Neither do I – BUT, I do not want some agenda-driven agency (whether left-leaning or right-leaning) dictating what I can opt to view.
Though tax dollars pay for local libraries, the issue is similar in many ways. I do not like everything that is available at my local library. I would consider some of the material downright obscene. Should I call for a “book/DVD burning”? For the sake of us all, I would not–though for MY personal preferences, I WOULD! These are often difficult decisions when we are challenged to think beyond ourselves.
I would ask you to give serious thought to government moves to regulate the Internet and what can be posted, or ‘free speech zones’ at public gatherings, or the massive invasion of the privacy of every citizen worldwide by the NSA and other like-minded organizations.
I have concluded that, regardless of any personal egos involved, Julian Assange (in his bold creation of Wikileaks), Edward Snowden (NSA whistleblower), and other individuals who have put their lives and careers on the line for all of us … are, to America and the world, HEROES. For that, I thank them.
Maybe you agree. Maybe not. That is between you and your conscience.
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