Julian Assange Living A Panglossian Denial & Shakespearean Tragedy
In a John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films, Julian Assange is interviewed. The Pilger interview was published by RT on November 5, 2016, just prior to Election Day.
What you’ll hear is not at all the impression the US main media has provided its news consumers. For example, it’s noteworthy to consider that Assange actually thought Clinton would win, he didn’t think the system would let Trump win. Also, we often we hear parroted statements like “Wikileaks never does anything against Russia!”
In point of fact, it is mainstream US media propaganda that Assange helped Trump win and that he’s in bed with Russia! The principle objective of Assange — a lifelong pacifist opposed to war — has always been to prevent imperialist wars, repression of citizenry and to advocate for transparency in governments. Wikileaks has proven this for well over a decade!
Consider the following exchange between Pilger and Assange:
JOHN PILGER: You get complaints from people saying, ‘What is WikiLeaks doing? Are they trying to put Trump in the White House?’
JULIAN ASSANGE: My answer is that Trump would not be permitted to win. Why do I say that? Because he’s had every establishment off side. Trump doesn’t have one establishment — maybe with the exception of the Evangelicals, if you can call them an establishment. But banks, intelligence, arms companies, big foreign money, etc., [are] all united behind Hillary Clinton. And the media as well — media owners, and even journalists themselves.
JOHN PILGER: The accusations that Wikileaks is in league with the Russians, and you hear people saying, “well, why doesn’t Wikileaks investigate and publish emails on Russia?”
Julian Assange: We have published around 800,000 documents of various kinds that relate to Russia. Most of those are critical. A great many books have come out of our publications about Russia, most of which are critical. And our documents have gone on to be used in quite a number of court cases: refugee cases of people fleeing some kinds of claimed political persecution in Russia, which they use our documents to back up.