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Posted By: robomatic
12-Apr-19 - 11:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: Julian Assange Traitor or hero?
Subject: RE: BS: Julian Assange Traitor or hero?
Way way back I read a New Yorker article on Assange that gave a rounded assessment, which cast him as somewhat heroic in his own mind, somewhat gadflyish in real life, but important in his ability to organize and assimilate information on the internet.

Most recent New Yorker comment.

Personally I think he has too high an opinion of himself to properly vet his own work, but he is also reacting to severe political barbs aimed at him. Putin is properly sending him kitty treats. I think his rise is a sign of the times and contributes to letting us know we have to pay attention to sources and not trusting nobody with an axe to grind.

Also kinda ironic to be an early casualty of the Swedish "Jag också" movement. A little hygiene in bed goes a long way.

I think a little humiliation will be good for his soul, like I really care about his soul. I DON'T know how putting him away for a lot of time can be justified, other than his Swedish problems. But then, the President of the U.S. has a similar track record with both info and flickas, and he hasn't been indicted.