Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Manning verdict

So whistleblower Bradley Manning has been convicted of "espionage". A law intended to target actual spies has been perverted to punish whistleblowers and threaten journalists.

It is literally Stalinist. Prosecuting someone for revealing to Americans what their own government has been doing (including torture, murder, and various dodgy dealings around the world) is the sort of thing that totalitarian governments do. And now the US is doing it too.

(Of course, the US has always behaved like a totalitarian empire - just not so publicly, and not to its own (white) citizens. But now that mindset has come home to roost...)

Its a dark day for America, and a warning sign for Americans: they need to take back their country from its national security state, before it is too late.