Jesus Politics &Assange
If we start with the Bible which Jesus would have read, then no doubt practicing social justice was co-equal with true worship of God. The cross has two dimensions, both physically and spiritually. The source from which all justice stems is the father-son relationship that Jesus had with God, whom he called ABBA and which he was installing for us through the atonement and modelling for us to emulate it. This justification of man by Gof had to be lived out vertically between man and God and horizontally between man and man.
The Lords Teachings & Prayer (Pater noster), and his actions in the temple cleansing and entry procession into Jerusalem are proof for this multidimensional symbiosis. While the two articles may be keeping the focus on the horizontal dimension it is important to keep in mind that any sole one dimensional interpretation of Jesus mission would simply lessen who he was and what his mission was.
The Spiders Web - Britains 2nd EMpire
The british justice system has been subverted and that's why it looks very bad #4Assange. With his high profile case layed out in front of the whole world, will the empire of the rich and powerful "get away with murder" ? - 17 Dec 2019
WATCH BRITAINS 2ND EMPIRE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdEKbbhxiUE
Michael Robbo's "LEST WE FORGET" is a Powerful Video Clip in defence of Julian Assange !
Copy this Link or click to watch: #LestWeForget #LestWeRegret
#4humanity & #4Assange #pshare this powerful appeal !
Michael Robbo describes how much persuasion it took for the Queen to attend to a monumental disaster and that she regretted later on very much, that she didn't respond earlier.
Here is a quote:
"I am sure that deep regret and deep shame will land on us if Julian Assange dies in prison or is extradited to the US. On that sad day this government (Australia) will have to admit. "We did virtually nothing to save him." So what can I do, to turn that around, I thought, before it IS too late? Perhaps a video letter to MPs will bring them to join Andrew Wilkie who has already mustered ten other MPs in support of Assange's release but needs many more to sway the Government." (Michael Robbo)
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Dear Christians, Please share this with your Ministers as well. That sad day could possibly apply to you and me and the church in general. 6000 of us have joined an international prayer group. In our prayers we are with Assange and our Leaders in Politics and in Church. We are praying for the Queen, The Governor General, Prime Minister Morrison ... We trust that once all the true information is out many more hearts will soften. WATCH @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a9BI28GRX0
(Full Text and lighly and partially edited YouTube Machine Transcript below)
REPRINT (C) Credits Rick Morton of Saturday Paper - Nov27 , 2019
Extracts from an article first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Nov 23, 2019 as "Saving Assange". Subscribe here.
This week, Swedish authorities announced they would no longer be pursuing a final charge of sexual assault against Assange. Assange is currently being held in near-solitary confinement in London’s Belmarsh prison
Wilkie distils the sprawling legal case as such: “There is a question mark over whether it is even legal for [Assange] to be extradited from the UK to America.
“WHAT WE ARE ASKING POLITICIANS TO DO IS TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN [HIS] ACTIVITIES AND THE LAW.”It is this notion, loosely flowing from the legal principle of habeas corpus – literally “that you have the body” – which has brought Barnaby Joyce to the fray. “I come at this from the pure legal principle and the fact of our own sovereignty,” the Nationals MP tells The Saturday Paper.
“If you are not in the country that has accused you of the crime, then this becomes an arbitrary process.”
Joyce, Wilkie and Christensen will be joined at the table on Monday by independent Zali Steggall, Centre Alliance’s Rebekha Sharkie and Rex Patrick, Labor’s Julian Hill and Steve Georganas, and Greens MPs Peter Whish-Wilson and Adam Bandt. They will be briefed by Julian Assange’s London-based lawyer Jennifer Robinson and Australian barrister Greg Barns.
“The Australian government faces a very stark choice. Are they prepared to see an Australian citizen hunted down by the Trump administration to face 175 years in prison? Or are we prepared to do what we did in the David Hicks case, which is to say, ‘No, he is one of ours’ and stand up to them,” Barns tells The Saturday Paper. What the group doesn’t have yet, as far as membership, is anyone from the Liberal Party. While Barns is set to meet with some Liberal MPs next week, he won’t name names. There is a reluctance, it seems, to be seen supporting Assange – not least because, in some corners of the internet, the views of his backers border on religious fanaticism.
Joyce says that when he addressed the Nationals party room about Assange he was met with mostly vacant stares and silence – except from an enthusiastic George Christensen. “They agree but they’re not necessarily going to look like they agree,” says Joyce. “I’m disappointed with the silence on both sides of politics.”
But Barns thinks this is starting to change. “Like the Hicks case, these issues often take time to develop and I think there is increasing concern now in the Australian community that Julian is effectively facing the death penalty,” he says. “The most immediate issue for us is Julian’s mental and physical health and his inability to prepare properly for his case. He is being held in an inhumane environment.”
A bright spot, says Barns, is that Assange has now received consular assistance from the Australian government.
As with many things in Julian Assange’s life, this is a story about global power and the choices governments make, or refuse to make, that may upset the accepted order. This reality is not lost on the parliamentary group.
Joyce says he is worried about the precedent that would be set in Australia’s dealings with China if the government of which he is a member acquiesces on issues of legal principle to please an ally.
For his part, Joyce has been consistent on this issue since the capture of David Hicks and his detention in Guantanamo Bay – a case that now bears remarkable similarities to Assange’s own.
Wilkie says he is surprised the political momentum has brought them this far.
Parliamentary friendship groups, he explains, are not formal committees but they do have to meet some strict criteria. They must be truly cross-parliamentary in their membership and “generally not too controversial”, and leaders of both the senate and the house of representatives need to approve them.
“I was delighted that the presiding officers did approve it,” he says. “I must admit to some small surprise that they did.”
“It’s fair to say ours might be the broadest church,” Wilkie says. “It took a very long time to get some members and to get the minimum number of 10 required. Now all that is missing are some pure Liberals.”
John Piler Wrote:
"I set out at dawn. Her Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh is in the flat hinterland of south east London, a ribbon of walls and wire with no horizon. At what is called the visitors centre, I surrendered my passport, wallet, credit cards, medical cards, money, phone, keys, comb, pen, paper. I need two pairs of glasses. I had to choose which pair stayed behind. I left my reading glasses. From here on, I couldn’t read, just as Julian couldn’t read for the first few weeks of his incarceration. His glasses were sent to him, but inexplicably took months to arrive."
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Since Assange has been defamed by the powers that be, I shall post a little known positive truth from Oz. Few will know that Assange is a peace activist, that has been honored as a Gold medalist by the Sydney Peace Foundation for his contributions to mankind.
Here is a list of all the articles of the Peace Foundation relating to Peace Activist Assange
And here is the post relating to the award of a Gold Medal in 2011 !
Recent appeal of the Sydney Peace Foundation (2019) !
Chomsky Machine Transcript 13:06 > 21:32 || HUNTINGTONS QUOTE or how we will #win4Assange !
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Julian Assange has performed 13:10 an enormous service to all the people in 13:14 the world who treasure the values of 13:16 freedom and democracy and who therefore 13:20 demand the right to know what their 13:23 elected representatives are doing and 13:26 for that very reason he's one of the 13:29 most dangerous criminals on the face of 13:32 the earth pursued with savagery by the 13:35 rulers of the free and democratic 13:38 societies and there's a reason there is
13:42 a basic principle of government that's 13:45 well understood by serious analysts 13:48 actually it was explained quite clearly 13:51 by the professor of the science of 13:54 Government at Harvard University the 13:58 distinguished liberal political 14:00 scientist and government adviser Samuel 14:04 Huntington he observed I'll quote him 14:07 that the architects of power in the 14:10 United States must create a force that 14:14 can be felt but not seen power remains 14:18 strong when it remains in the dark 14:21 exposed to the sunlight it begins to 14:25 evaporate
14:26 and he gave some telling examples 14:30 concerning the real nature of the Cold 14:33 War he was discussing US military 14:38 intervention abroad and he observed I'll 14:41 quote him again that you may have to 14:43 sell intervention or other military 14:47 action in such a way as to create the 14:50 misimpression that it is a Soviet Union 14:53 that you're fighting that's what the 14:56 United States has been doing ever since 14:58 the Truman Doctrine and there are many 15:01 illustrations of that leading principle 15:06 well Julian Assange has committed the 15:10 grave crime of exposing power to 15:14 sunlight which may cause power to 15:18 evaporate if the population grasps the 15:22 opportunity to become independent 15:25 citizens of a free society rather than 15:29 subjects of a master who operates in 15:33 secret and that's a choice and it's long 15:37 been understood in fact it has long been 15:40 understood that the public can cause 15:43 power to evaporate the one leading 15:47 thinker who understood and explained 15:50 this critical fact was David Hume 15:54 writing on the first principles of 15:57 government in one of the first modern 15:59 works of political theory almost 250 16:03 years ago his formulation was so clear 16:07 and pertinent that all simply quoted 16:10 Hume found nothing more surprising than 16:15 to see the easiness with which the many 16:18 are governed by the few and to observe 16:21 the implicit submission with which men 16:24 resigned their own sentiments and 16:27 passions to those of their rulers when 16:31 we inquire by what means this wonder is 16:34 brought about we shall find 16:37 that as force is always on the side of 16:40 the governed the governors have nothing 16:43 to support them but opinion is therefore 16:47 on opinion only that government is 16:50 founded and this maxim extends to the 16:54 most despotic and most military 16:57 governments as well as to the most free 17:00 and the most popular actually human 17:03 underestimates the efficacy of violence 17:07 but his words are particularly 17:10 appropriate to societies where popular 17:13 struggle over many years has won a 17:17 considerable degree of freedom in such 17:20 societies such as ours of course really 17:23 is on the side of the government 17:25 governed the governed and the governor's 17:28 have nothing to support them but opinion 17:32 that is one reason why the huge public 17:36 relations industry of the most immense 17:39 propaganda agency in human history a 17:42 reach that's developed and reached its 17:45 most sophisticated forms in the most 17:48 free societies the United States and 17:51 Britain that arose institution arose 17:54 about a century ago when elites came to 17:58 understand that too much freedom had 18:01 been won for the public to be controlled 18:04 by force so it would be necessary to 18:07 control attitudes and opinions liberal 18:11 intellectual elites understood that as 18:14 well which is why they urged to give a 18:18 few quotes that we must discard 18:21 democratic dogmatism 'he's about people 18:25 being the best judges of their own 18:27 interests they are not they are ignorant 18:31 and meddlesome outsiders and therefore 18:34 must be put in their place for their own 18:37 interests of course quoting highly 18:40 respected liberal intellectuals 18:43 one device to control the population is 18:46 to operate in secret so that the 18:50 ignorant and meddlesome Outsiders will 18:53 stay in their place remote from the 18:56 levers of power which are none of their 18:59 business that's the main purpose for 19:02 classification of internal documents 19:06 anyone who has pored through the 19:10 archives of released documents has 19:14 surely come to realize pretty quickly 19:17 that what is kept secret very rarely has 19:22 anything at all to do with security 19:24 except for the security of the 19:27 leadership from their domestic enemy 19:30 their own population the practice is so 19:34 routine that illustration is really 19:37 quite superfluous I'll mention only one 19:40 current case consider the global trade 19:45 agreements Pacific and Atlantic in 19:49 actuality investor rights agreements 19:53 masquerading under the rubric of free 19:56 trade they're negotiated in secret with 20:01 the there's an intention of Stalinist 20:05 style ratification by Parliament's yes 20:09 or no which of course means yes with no 20:12 discussion or debate what's called in 20:15 the United States fast track to be bit 20:19 to be accurate they're not negotiated 20:21 entirely in secret the facts are known 20:24 to the corporate lawyers and lobbyists 20:27 who are writing the details in such a 20:30 way as to protect the interests of the 20:33 constituency that they represent which 20:36 is of course not the public the public 20:39 on the contrary is an enemy that must be 20:42 kept in ignorance. Julian Assange's crime 20:47 is to violate the fundamental principles 20:51 of government to lift the veil of 20:54 secrecy 20:55 that protects power from scrutiny keeps 20:59 it from evaporating and again it is well 21:03 understood by the powerful that lifting 21:06 the veil may cause power to evaporate it 21:11 may even lead to authentic freedom and 21:14 democracy if an aroused public comes to 21:18 understand that force is on the side of 21:22 the governed and if they choose a and 21:25 they it can be their force if they 21:28 choose choose to control their own fate 21:32 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39IUOeQvaOw&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3YS0K7NRdJKtki4K8TN6hb9lqFd5YMP6kJtYuK8d51Ui_mI6uUtJPuBUQ
Julian Assange has expressed that we are facing a war on truth and justice. So what we currently witness is not so much about him, but about us. In the case against Assange we have lost the first battle for him and our democracy, because he should be out of jail by now. But we are waking up and re-grouping. We will be fighting lies with truth and we will be listened to more and more. When we gain critical mass(es), then more polititions will listen.
They do understand the language of power and I ecpect most of them to be ultimately opportunistic. Since the PIP's (people in power) fight a war on us the POP's (people of power) we will fight back. They have actually done us a favour with all the atrocities that have been commited against Assange in the UK. The masks are off and the gloves are off. Freedom has a face and a name now and we are only just starting. Politicians start to sense the winds are changing and many more will come on board. We will make it rather unpopular for them to remain silent in the face of terror, tyranny and torture. Doing what the PIP's keep doing on European soil will not sit well with the majority of people there, which are still silent or are being silenced. And shame on the UK PIP's, they are still in America's grip. But there are elections right now and while the current pro Assange opposition is unlikely to win, it does push back against the Tories and will put a dent into their ambitions. Shame on the Swedish PIP's, but they have thrown in the towel now, because America does not need them anymore. Watch Juicemedia's satire on Julian Assange and the United Bitches of America. https://youtu.be/1efOs0BsE0g
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