Julian Assange: Superstar
♫ I remember when this whole this began.
Do you remember when Wikileaks was all about changing the world and uncovering the truths covered up by governments? Do you remember that; I do. So what has happened to it. All I ever here from Wikileaks now is about Julian Assange himself: Julian's plight, Julian's asylum, Julian's mother, Julian's unsheathed cock...
♫ You've begun to matter more than the things you say.
Julian Assange has become the Jesus Christ of whistle blowing. A cult leader of sorts. Wikileaks is Julian; Julian is Wikileaks. If you follow Wikileaks on Twitter the majority of what you'll get are Tweets about the status of Assange, and links to articles about how rape is not rape in Sweden.
♫ It's all gone sour.
Whether Assange is the maker of his own mess, or whether it is engineered by "authorities", the rape issue is tarnishing the whole cause, and the only person that can fix this is Assange himself. I feel that the only way to resolve the issue is to just bite the bullet and hand himself over to Swedish authorities (defeatist perhaps, but I go further than that). I think he should be questioned [and if it transpires, tried in court] and then immediately extradited to America (but wait, there's more!).
♫ For the sake of the nation, this Jesus must die.
I think Julian Assange should go to Sweden, be extradited to America, tried and and convicted of terrorism in an American court, and given a death sentence. That would be an amazing catalyst for something much greater than Wikileaks. I think even the most naive of us know that scenario won't play out though. If Assange ends up in America, we're unlikely to hear of him again.
♫ Damned for all time.
Playing out all possibilities it's conceivable that what Assange is more afraid of is NOT being extradited to America, instead being merely found guilty of rape and perhaps serving time in a Swedish prision. This would evaporate the notion that he is the "great persecuted one", being hunted down by America. This scenario could be played out no matter of his guilt or innocence, or whether he was "set up" or not. Potentially, I think this would be the most damaging to his cause.
"You've begun to matter more than the things you say." It was this line from "Jesus Christ: Superstar" that popped into my head when thinking about Assange recently. Other lines from the musical have been included where appropriate.
As I finish writing this, there are continuing reports of increased police activity outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Assange is apparently holding up. If British police officers cross the sovereign Ecuadorian threshold to arrest Assange, it could prove to be a very interesting diplomatic precedent indeed.
Posted at 02:51