Special thank yous

Thank you to everyone who has fought over the last few years for freedom. To every blogger, every video maker, all the brave people who came out, recognized and endorsed Donald Trump as the leader we needed.

So many millions of people will never understand how close to the abyss we came. This election really was the difference between good and evil.

The mainstream media really did poison the minds of the electorate. They really did defend Hillary’s every evil deed and they really went after Donald Trump.

His strength and ability to brush off all the attacks is something to be admired. He is the leader we need right now and we wish him all the best.

I want to thank in particular groups that I have followed for a while now and whom I think really swayed the battle in our favor.

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I would like to thank Alex Jones and Info Wars. He and his team have been called every name under the sun. Alex is such a great guy, very passionate. He comes across as a wild eyed conspiracy theorist, but at heart he is just a man looking for the truth, looking for answers. Thank you Alex.

To Stefan Molyneux. You are brilliant. Truly brilliant. The way you break things down and explain them is so intriguing. You have made some wonderful videos that carefully construct arguments for liberty and justice in a world full of falsehoods. Thank you Stephan.

To Ben Garrison. Sir, you are a brilliant artist. I said it back in 2012 when we were both supporting Ron Paul and were so disappointed in Mitt Romney. You and I each have been on a similar journey and both threw our support behind Donald Trump around the same time. Your cartoons so boldly showed how things really were and you weren’t afraid of shoving the hard truths in the faces of those who were committing evil. Thank you Ben.

To Sean Hannity. Sean I am so impressed with you. For this entire election cycle you did exactly what you set out to do. You fairly interviewed every candidate, gave them all the air time they needed. And then, when Trump gained enough of a majority of delegates, you stuck with him through thick and thin. Sean you deserve an award in journalism. You are one of the very few out there who was fair. Thank you Sean.

To the Breitbart News Network. When all the other major networks refused to accurately report, you gave us the articles where we could get accurate information. You deserve all the extra hits on your website. I am one of those who has added a lot to it. Thank you to the Breitbart team.

To Julian Assange. You sir are brilliant. You are so incredibly brave. I know you didn’t endorse Donald Trump, I know his election wasn’t your end game. But your bravery in exposing Hillary Clinton and her evil cohorts has just saved the world. You deserve the noble peace prize more than any other person in history.

To Project Veritas, to the protesters at Hillary’s rallies, to the homeless lady who guarded Trump’s star in Hollywood. To all the brave men and women who stood up in sole acts against tyranny to do what is right. Thank you.

To the old guard, to Rush Limbaugh, to those who have been in politics for a while and who endorsed Donald Trump early and took all the flak because of it. Thank you.

To my father-in-law who has written for years now in the face of great controversy. Thank you for being a role model for citizen journalism.

Thank you to all the local men and women who banded together to create Tea Party’s and other networks. Thank you to all those at the local level who got into politics just to try and do what is right. Thank you.

And thank you once again to Donald Trump. You had talked about possibly running for many years. You waited until the country could take the abuse no longer. Thank you Mr President Elect.

Thank you to all the people out there who have been diligently working behind the scenes. And thank you, thank you so much to everyone who was brave enough to vote for Donald Trump, in spite of all the negativity being thrown out there by friends and family who simply don’t know any better.

Thank you everyone. Thank yourselves. Celebrate. We have just saved this country and saved western civilization. We have saved the country and world from a potential war with Russia. We have exposed corruption on a level never seen before.

There is a lot of work to do in the months ahead. But for today, thank and congratulate yourselves. You deserve it.

Julian Assange speaks out

Julian Assange is something of an enigma. To be honest, I don’t know a lot about him. I still don’t pay much attention to the mainstream news, and I don’t like conspiracy theories. So I mildly pay attention and try to figure out the real story from a distance. Today Julian spoke out from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. I found much of what he said to be intriguing and inspiring.

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy on Sunday to berate the United States for threatening freedom of expression and called on President Barack Obama to end what he called a witch-hunt against his whistle-blowing website.

Speaking from within the London mission to avoid arrest by British police who want to extradite him to Sweden for questioning over rape allegations, Assange said the United States was fighting a war against outlets like WikiLeaks.

Pitching himself alongside Russian punk band Pussy Riot and the New York Times newspaper, Assange said the United States risked shunting the world into an era of journalistic oppression. He did not address the rape allegations.

“As WikiLeaks stands under threat, so does the freedom of expression and the health of all of our societies,” Assange said, dressed in a maroon tie and blue shirt, flanked by the yellow, blue and red Ecuadorean flag.

“I ask President Obama to do the right thing: the United States much renounce its witch-hunt against WikiLeaks,” Assange said in a 10-minute speech which he ended with two thumbs up to the world’s media.

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, a self-declared enemy of “corrupt” media and U.S. “imperialism”, granted the former computer hacker political asylum last week, deepening a diplomatic standoff with Britain and Sweden.

Asylum in Ecuador marked the latest twist in a tumultuous journey for Assange since he incensed the United States and its allies by using his WikiLeaks website to leak hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic and military cables in 2010, disclosures that often embarrassed Washington.

Assange, 41, took sanctuary in the embassy in June, jumping bail after exhausting appeals in British courts against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted in Sweden for questioning regarding allegations of rape and sexual assault against two women.

He says he fears Sweden will eventually hand him over to the United States where, in his view, he would face persecution and long-term imprisonment. The United States says it is not involved in the matter.

‘FIGHTING SPIRIT’

To allow Assange to avoid arrest by stepping outside the embassy, a balcony door on an upper floor was removed, leading up to his first public appearance since seeking refuge in the diplomatic mission two months ago.

Speaking behind the condor of the Ecuadorean coat of arms on the white balcony railing of the embassy, Assange thanked Correa and Ecuador’s diplomats, whom he praised for standing up against oppression.

“The sun came up on a different world and a courageous Latin American nation took a stand for justice,” Assange, with cropped hair indicating a recent cut, said from the balcony.

Assange’s attempt to escape extradition has touched off a diplomatic tussle between Britain and Ecuador, which accused London of threatening to raid its embassy and casting the dispute as an arrogant European power treating a Latin American nation like a colony.

Assange, who praised a dozen Latin American countries which he said had rallied against Britain in the dispute, said the United States was at a turning point which could drag the rest of the world into a new oppressive era.

He said U.S. army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, accused of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history to WikiLeaks, was a hero who should be released by the United States.

Manning faces life in prison if convicted.

“If Bradley Manning did as he is accused, he is a hero and an example to all of us and one of the world’s foremost political prisoners,” said Assange. “Bradley Manning must be released.”

‘FIGHTING SPIRIT’

More than 50 of Assange supporters, many of whom have slept on sheets of cardboard outside the building since Wednesday, decorated barriers with messages of support for Assange and placards reading “asylum – end the witch hunt”.

“They are not treating him fairly,” said Chantal, 28, a French pro-WikiLeaks blogger who had traveled overnight with a friend from near Paris in the hope of seeing Assange speak.

“Great Britain has shown it doesn’t respect human rights – political asylum is a right which should be respected by all countries,” she said. She refused to give her surname.

There was also a large crowd of curious passersby and bemused shoppers with bags from the nearby ritzy Harrods store watching the proceedings from across the street.

“Julian Assange is in fighting spirit,” Baltasar Garzon, a Spanish jurist and prominent human rights investigator who heads Assange’s legal team, told reporters outside the embassy.

“He is thankful to the people of Ecuador and to President Correa for granting him asylum,” said Garzon.

Britain says the dispute is about its legal obligations and that Assange should be extradited to Sweden. But Assange says he fears he will eventually be sent to the United States although Washington has so far kept its distance from the dispute.

(Writing by Guy Faulconbridge; Additional reporting by Alessandra Prentice in London and Morag MacKinnon in Sydney; Editing by Mark Heinrich and Giles Elgood)

The case of Bradly Manning is a difficult one. During a time when the country is under the influence of criminals throughout the political spectrum. At what point do we call him a traitor for exposing his country’s secrets? Or a patriot for doing the very same thing?

I think the most important thing Julian said during this article is “As WikiLeaks stands under threat, so does the freedom of expression and the health of all of our societies” and that ‘the United States was at a turning point which could drag the rest of the world into a new oppressive era.’

I find it terrifying that the country which fought off fascism, is now poised to take over Nazi Germany as the most oppressive country in human history. We now start wars based on ‘potential threats’. These wars are started off false information and pandering by the media. The true reasons are kept secret, and there are war profiteers who make substantial gains behind the scenes, while many innocent people die in the bloodshed. We now have the largest prison population in human history, and there are ever growing accounts of police brutality, while our freedoms are surrendered at the stroke of a pen.

I know that exposing military secrets is tantamount to treason, and I certainly wouldn’t recommend acting in this way. I know that wiki-leaks isn’t necessarily a good website because of these reasons. But the pursuance of Assange and the treatment of Manning is very telling in how close they got to the mark; on how our countries are currently functioning behind the scenes. There is much criminality to be spread around, and our governments are not acting within the scope that they were intended to.

I do not believe Assange is guilty of the sexual assault allegations, I believe these are trumped up charges to get him locked up or shut up. What he and Manning did is expose the beast for what it is. Whether what they did is right or not, that is for you to decide. Because the actions that our governments take will affect you.

Where we draw the line in cases like this is the difficult part, because it is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

How far would you be willing to go to expose the truth or protect people who speak out? There is a difference between blind nationalism and true patriotism.

Think about it.

“Laws control the lesser man… Right conduct controls the greater one.” – Mark Twain