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Julian, Why the Western World?
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We read the news of Julian Assange being confined to a few rooms of a building in London. These rooms are legally Ecuadorian soil so UK authorities can’t cross the boundary over to Ecuadorian soil unless invited, kind of like vampires.
The London police officers stationed above on the second floor, on the fire escape and all around the building are waiting for Assange to take one tiny step in the wrong corridor or onto a stair. Then they will be all over him like white on rice to drag him off to a trip that may well culminate in an indefinite stay in an American jail or a brief sitting in an American electric chair. Julian discovered too late what we’ve known for years. If you’re going to embarrass, annoy or anger the US government, do so from a Latin American country. We’d like to address him directly on the matter...
A Letter to Julian Assange
Look, Julian, I think you’re innocent of these ridiculous and sensational charges. I’m sure those women you had sex with were either government spies...or were later “convinced” to accuse you falsely. These trumped up charges are just to draw you out where the US government can grab you without causing an international incident, then try you and possibly execute you.
My question to you is: what the heck were you doing within the geopolitical lines of the Western World in the first place? At this time Canada, the UK, the countries of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand will sit up and beg whenever their US master demands it. These are not countries where you want to be if you’re going to be a gadfly to the US.
Today I got an email from one of the numerous newsletters to which I subscribe. It told me that the economic crisis plaguing the PIIGS nations means a fire sale on lovely property along the Mediterranean in places like Greece. Ha! For much of my adult life I’ve dreamed of picking up a humble Mediterranean villa for the proverbial song. But you couldn’t pay me to set foot in any of those countries right now. It’s just not safe. And not just because of the deteriorating economic conditions.
I’ve spoken way too much smack about the US government online. Hell, I’m an avowed anarchist...who hates the very idea of government...and who holds a special hatred for the US government, the most obnoxious, hypocritical, murderous regime in the world. So I wouldn’t lurk in countries likely to roll over and do as the US tells them. That would be suicide. It’s not just enough to get out of the US (as Brandon Raub’s kidnapping proved). You also have to stay out of countries that will toss you to the US government like so much chum (as you have proven).
Hey, I can understand. I’ve spent my life in the Western World. I have a great attachment to it and all its trappings, particularly the US where I grew up and where food and consumer goods are abundant and cheap. But I know better than to be writing the sort of things I write (or post the sort of things I post on Facebook) while keeping a physical presence in the US or any of its crony Western nation-states.
No sir, I’ve accepted a life of self-imposed exile. It’s the cost of remaining free. It may even keep me alive. I’ve long maintained that Latin America and Southeast Asia make a lot more sense for those with the money, ability or temerity to step out of the US and the rest of the West. Considering your line of work and your proclivities you, sir, should have taken a shine to Latin American countries long ago.
Ecuador the nation is much bigger and more fun than that handful of Ecuadorian embassy offices you’re currently occupying. You should have opted for the country itself long before you met those two duplicitous harpies in that fasco-commie socialist European cesspool.
Again, I’m not saying this meanly. I sympathize. I understand. I love American chicks and stayed in the US way longer than was prudent in part so I could continue to have access to them. But I’m sure right now as you roam the few rooms that have become your universe you are wishing you had met a couple of tanned blondes in the south of Argentina instead of those two star-chasing trollops in Sweden.
There are even hotter women with plenty of European descent (thanks, postwar Germany!) all throughout South America. I know the language and cultural differences can be difficult to surmount...but you seem like such a worldly guy! This shouldn’t have been as big a problem for you as it is for the likes of me. You could have made a real go of it here.
I know I’ve been a little flippant. But understand I’m very sorry to see you cornered like this. For the sake of truth and liberty, and to strike a blow against the most obnoxious state on the planet, I would do anything I could to help free you. I hope you make it out somehow...that you get to Ecuador and see everything this country and its neighbors have to offer. I just really wish you’d have stopped by sooner.
The latest word is that Sweden will not extradite you to the US. They just don’t do that when a suspect could be facing death, or if the case has to do with intelligence or the military. I wouldn’t count that particular chicken till it has hatched. But you may just get out of this yet. I hope you do. And I hope you have the sense never to set foot in the Western World again.
You’d love it in Latin America. And we’d love to have you here, alive and free. We can even arrange a great deal on a new passport for you. It would be our pleasure.
Regards and with unwavering support,
Editor, The Dollar Vigilante