Posted on May 6, 2013 by Chris Hedges
The world has been turned upside down. The pestilence of corporate
totalitarianism is spreading rapidly over the earth. The criminals have seized
power. It is not, in the end, simply Assange or Manning they want. It is all who
dare to defy the official narrative, to expose the big lie of the global
corporate state. The persecution of Assange and Manning is the harbinger of what
is to come, the rise of a bitter world where criminals in Brooks Brothers suits
and gangsters in beribboned military uniforms—propped up by a vast internal and
external security apparatus, a compliant press and a morally bankrupt political
elite—monitor and crush those who dissent. Writers, artists, actors,
journalists, scientists, intellectuals and workers will be forced to obey or
thrown into bondage. I fear for Julian Assange. I fear for Bradley Manning.
I fear for us all.