Another great essay from Barrett Brown, calling out those in the movement who long ago folded, but are pretending they’re still in the game.
As posted previously on Facebook:
Men who obtain power by stirring up hatred against racial and religious minorities are the enemy. Anyone who supports such men are also the enemy, regardless of whether you’ve also done important work in the past, and regardless of whether you’ve been oppressed by other powerful men.
I know of no serious revolutionary movement that has made allowances for one’s personal well-being and accepted such a thing as an excuse for lying to supporters and cooperating with a despicable regime. Nonetheless, I’ve been approached over and over again with that very excuse vis-a-vis Assange, including by some of his close allies.
That this particular revolutionary movement is largely a matter of information warfare, espionage against the state, and the like, doesn’t change the fact that a certain degree of discipline and self-sacrifice is necessary to any successful struggle against powerful entities. If people aren’t…
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