566. Don’t shoot the messenger!
566. Don’t shoot the messenger!

566. Don’t shoot the messenger!

Vienna 11/05/2023

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In ancient history, the bearer of bad news often lost his life. This is how Alexander the Great and the Aztec ruler Montezuma reacted. This gave monarchs the opportunity to relieve themselves without having to worry about the innocence of their direct victim. The effect of such behavior turned out to be quite dramatic; there were fewer and fewer willing messengers who were prepared to make such a sacrifice. Couriers with news of the lost battle did not reach their destination, and with them bad news. Socrates wrote in Antigone: Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.

That was the case thousands of years ago and today? There are probably also those who would like to see the editors-in-chief of bad newsrooms punished. However, I think most viewers are annoyed by fake news. There is another fundamental difference from antiquity. Today’s messenger announces bad news against the will of those in power. They know it and their goal is to hide this information from the general public. However, the punishment for the messenger has not changed much in the last thousand years.

The man who sacrificed his freedom and his life so that we could learn about the crimes our governments allegedly committed in our name is currently in a London prison awaiting extradition to the United States. Deprived of his freedom for over eleven years (since June 2012), he is currently in Belmarsh Fortress in London, awaiting exile in the United States.

If you don’t yet know what “crime” Julian Assange committed that could land him in prison in the US for well over 100 years, read the article Collateral Killers, which would not have been written without the involvement of Wikileaks and its creator.

Report by Yanis Varoufakis, who visited Julian Assange in London prison. Source.

The vast majority of people are completely unaware of the sacrifice this brave Australian made. The easiest way is to hide from the truth in the armor of oblivion.

There is also positive news. Unfortunately, nothing is known about the further detention of Julian Assange and his possible extradition from Guantanamo Bay in London. This is not news of this caliber. Probably only he could find spectacular evidence of crimes against people. The good news is that the Rome City Council honored Julian Assange on October 17th this year. Honorary Citizenship of the Eternal City. Source.

It’s just a symbol, but how important it is to a lone, true journalist. Every sign of solidarity, every human impulse of support is of great importance for this truth fighter.

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Author of the article: Marek Wojcik
Email: worldscam3@gmail.com

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