How many journalists are capable of doing what Julian Assange did to expose the criminality of the powerful? Not many. How many are both capable and willing? Fewer still. How many of those are now willing after seeing what’s being done to Assange? Even fewer. And that’s what his persecution is all about.
Americans: healthcare please
US government: Sorry did you say send 100 tons of weaponry to Ukraine?
Americans: no, healthcare
US government: Alright, you drive a hard bargain, but here’s those 100 tons of weapons to Ukraine you asked for.
A Ukraine war is very easily avoidable and anyone suggesting otherwise is a lying shitstain who you should hate intensely and never forgive.
“Kids, a nuclear war has started and we’ll all be dead soon.”
“Oh no! Why??”
“I don’t really know. Something about NATO open doors and needing to confront Putin in eastern Ukraine? Couldn’t understand it but I trust that it was worth it.”