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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
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