Why Everyone Should Do What WikiLeaks Did

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

By far the best thing about the WikiLeaks-Don Jr. controversy has been watching the talking heads on CNN and MSNBC who spent a year and a half priming everyone for President Hillary now saying, “Ha! WikiLeaks claims they’re a legitimate news organization, and yet here they are, advancing an agenda!”

WikiLeaks has an agenda. If it didn’t, it wouldn’t exist. I have an agenda, too. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t write. And I’ll tell you right now that if I had the ear of the US president’s son, I would most certainly use it to advance my agenda.

I can’t speak for WikiLeaks, but anyone who’s been paying them any attention at all is aware that it is not, as mainstream pundits have been falsely contending, a completely neutral and agendaless “radical transparency” outlet. Any casual glance at Julian Assange’s Twitter page makes it abundantly clear that he is a fiercely opinionated man with a very clear idea of where power structures exist in the world, and he spends much of his time openly and unapologetically trying to sabotage the interests of those power structures. I can say exactly the same things about myself.

It is clear that Julian Assange is trying to attack the unelected power establishment which has loosely centralized itself in the United States, and he’s throwing every weapon at it that he has available to him. When attacking a structure that is dependent on government opacity this will necessarily include publishing leaks, and it will also include directing public attention to the mechanisms of that power structure.

This is exactly what we saw in all of the published Don Jr. interactions. The WikiLeaks Twitter account (likely via Assange though possibly through someone else at times) contacted a presidential candidate’s son with:

  • Information about a pro-Iraq war PAC which it said was now running an anti-Trump site, and advice on how to sabotage the interests of that PAC.
  • A request for help circulating a story about Hillary Clinton’s alleged suggestion to “just drone” Julian Assange.
  • A link and a suggestion that Trump get his followers digging through the Podesta emails for incriminating information.
  • A request for Trump’s tax return and any other negative information that was at risk for being leaked by establishment media.
  • A suggestion that Trump not concede the election he was expected to lose so as to draw attention to the massive problems in America’s electoral system, specifically “media corruption, primary corruption, PAC corruption etc.”
  • A suggestion that Trump move to make Assange ambassador to Australia, knowing they “won’t do it”, but in order to “send the right signals” to the US allies who’ve been collaborating with US power to keep him a de facto political prisoner.
  • A couple more links it wanted more attention on.
  • A suggestion that Don Jr. publish the information on his Trump Tower meeting with them.

That’s all of them, in order. If WikiLeaks were a purely neutral journalism outlet with no agenda other than publishing leaks, these transactions would look weird and suspicious. If, like me, you see WikiLeaks as an organization dedicated to gumming up the gears of America’s unelected power establishment, then you’ll have a hard time understanding why anyone’s making a big deal about any of this.

A converted pro-Iraq war PAC is about the most disgusting thing I can think of. The story about Clinton’s alleged suggestion to “just drone the guy” was horrific. The Podesta emails turned up loads of extremely incriminating information. Publishing leaks before establishment outlets could twist and lie about it, as The Atlantic did with its publications of the Don Jr. private messages, sabotages the establishment propaganda machine. America ranks dead last out of all western democracies in election integrity, media corruption, primary corruption and PAC corruption are all very real things, and highlighting this attacks the interests of the power structure which profits from that lack of election integrity. Wanting to screw with Clinton loyalists is par, and wanting to get out of the Ecuadorian embassy is normal.

WikiLeaks did exactly what I would do, and so should you. We should all be shamelessly attacking the unelected power structure which keeps our planet locked in endless war while promoting ecocidal corporate interests which threaten the very ecosystemic context in which our species evolved. And we should be willing to use any tools at our disposal to do that.

I’ve been quite shameless about the fact that I’m happy to have my ideas advanced by people all across the political spectrum, from far left to far right. I will never have the ear of the US President’s eldest son, but if I did I wouldn’t hesitate to try and use that advantage if I thought I could get him to put our stuff out there. This wouldn’t mean that I support the US president, it would mean that I saw an opening to throw an anti-establishment idea over the censorship fence into mainstream consciousness, and I exploited the partisan self-interest of a mainstream figure to do that.

We should all be willing to do this. We should all get very clear that America’s unelected power establishment is the enemy, and we should shamelessly attack it with any weapons we’ve got. I took a lot of heat for expressing my willingness to have my ideas shared by high profile individuals on the far right, and I see the same outrage converging upon Assange. Assange isn’t going to stop attacking the establishment death machine with every tool at his disposal because of this outrage, though, and neither am I. The more people we have attacking the elites free from any burden of partisan or ideological nonsense, the better.

The plutocrat-centered second government which is killing our species is not partisan, so our attacks can’t be limited by partisan loyalties. Don Jr. was a tool for WikiLeaks to advance an attack upon the interests of the death machine, but if you think that makes Assange a Republican loyalist you’re simply not looking at things clearly. He used a weapon at his disposal to land a knockout blow and cause the establishment to lose control of the narrative. That’s what I will do at every opportunity, and you should too.

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New_Meat's picture

Is that the Swamp?

the unelected thang?

Deathrips's picture

I heard a rumor that wiki is a honeypot and they ratted out seth rich. We know what happened then..


NOt sure if true or not..but how did the dnc know he leaked?





VWAndy's picture

 The NSA ratted Seth out is my guess. Its just how they roll.

bobcatz's picture

"We should all be shamelessly attacking the unelected power structure"

Meet them first. https://goo.gl/bFYusM

Ex-Oligarch's picture

hmmmm ... now, what will happen if we click the link with the concealed URL?  will we find ourselves at that annoying biblicism site? 
Let's not find out.

Archibald Buttle's picture

no caitlyn johnstone nudes for us? you're slipping, E-O.

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Awans where spying all over the DNC.
They caught him.

Plus, they were spying on each other. Remember Horseface Chelsea’s leaked email complaining that one of the guys at the foundation was loading spyware on people’s machines?

NotApplicable's picture

That would certainly explain all of the drama out of DWS.

RumpleShitzkin's picture

I did a marathon George Webb catch-up session today.

The guy is a machine.

DisorderlyConduct's picture

It's much more likely that the DNC caught him in a lie or series of lies - or even caught him on video. People who leak secrets aren't James Bond. They are real people that are probably scared shitless all the way through.

Nobodys Home's picture

I heard a rumor that ZH is now a honeypot.

IH8OBAMA's picture

But I often wonder why Wikileaks is always revealing stolen documents that concern the U.S.  It's not like they are exiled U.S. citizens seeking revenge or something.  Julian and the others at Wikileaks are not even American but they NEVER release information about other countries or governments.  What's the deal with that?

ne-tiger's picture

You are a dumbass, so don't even try to wander.

RumpleShitzkin's picture

My have something to do with us being the ones fucking over half the planet at the moment.

thebriang's picture

"What's the deal with that?"

Lol... Says the guy who doesn't actually read wikileaks.

Paul E. Math's picture

Is that supposed to be sarcasm?  Wikileaks publishes documents and information from around the world, NOT just the US.



WhackoWarner's picture

I logged in simply to call you "mentally challenged"  but see from other comments that this was looked after already.

Cheers.  Read some more.  Knowledge is a gift.  When you become educated in whatever way........then offer an opinion.


You ask "What's the deal with tha?"


Well kiddo do some reading and you will answer your own question.  Your view is really narrow.

Mazzy's picture

Maybe American documents are more widely available?  Just a guess.

They have plenty of EU stuff too if you bother to go to their site.

And like the article stated: they are attacking power structures.  I don't think Jullian is a "honeypot".  Who wants to live their life confined to an Embassy?  No, my guess is that he is truly in line for a death sentence very shortly after he removes himself from his safe zone.  The bounty on his head is likely pretty darn big.

MoreFreedom's picture

Powerful swamp people are elected, and they work to control who runs on the R and D tickets.

Akzed's picture

I'll do what Wikileaks does, leak me some juicy stuff and I'll publish it on ZH! No, really.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Thank you Mr. Assange

Real patriots and critical thinkers understand the situation all too well. The GOP and Democratic Party’s are fucked beyond repair. Burn them down to the ground.

nmewn's picture

But but...she's a Russian government lawyer dammit!

And and...its been proven by the Coast Guard that Russia hacked Vermonts entire power grid and poor ole Wassernames DNC right from under the nose of those IT professionals Imran, Clapper and Brennan!

The "dossier" (as everyone knows by now) is a vital intelligence document acted on for FISA search warrants to keep Historic Hillary safe!

And what about the peeing Russian prostitutes for crying out loud?!...LMMFAO!!!

Nobodys Home's picture

I just got my ass handed to me in another thread for Suggesting we ban Russian Golden Shower Porn as retaliation to Russia banning Voice of America etc.

Archibald Buttle's picture

alright, i'm going long on sarc detectors. $mas is coming up, and sarc detectors are obviously the gift a whole shitload of people need...

Clock Crasher's picture

I like it.  However the Justice System has been captured.  So complete waste of time.  Like Gold bugs talking about how Gold is to shine.. eventually. 

RumpleShitzkin's picture

This Caitlin Jonestone most definitely has her shit together.
Tyler posted a piece she did yesterday. Very sharp.

She’s one to watch.

Archibald Buttle's picture

she has a blog on medium. a bit of a lefty for ZH, but she is pointed in the right direction.

BingoBoggins's picture


"Hey, Joe, you got gum?"


GlobalMapper's picture

Got some Beemans, want some?

Nobodys Home's picture

No. But I've got nylons and I'd love to see them on your 11 year old asian legs!....(not really)

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Imagine if 300 million Americans signed this (http://www.ae911truth.org/about.html)!...

I REST MY CASE for what Wikileaks REPRESENTS!!!

Reaper's picture

Destroy the trust the sheeple have in their masters.    When enough or criticals disobey, their power is lost.  

Nobodys Home's picture

Turn the CNNers into ZHers. Like that'll ever happen.

Nobodys Home's picture

Nasty business that.

koan's picture

OK you go first.
See why it will never happen?

Archibald Buttle's picture

umm...i think she already went. did you read the article?

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Too bad this girl's fine article will be pushed off the front page prematurely by craptastic doom porn and chronic bitcoin articles.

Automatic Choke's picture

Agree with you, but downchecking you because I thought Sean Connery was a better Bond.

VWAndy's picture

 Just keep calling out the lies.

ThePhantom's picture

Julian Assange, the jesus of our age?

slipreedip's picture

Sometimes it takes a while for the fire to get going but then...



Scornd's picture

was the Q anon like the most epic display of info/disinfo aka "flush it down the pipe and see where is comes out" program of the current age? the program is still active and running.

MuffDiver69's picture

If you asked a room full of Trump supporters the articles Take is why we voted for Trump. It’s probably lights out for America to be positive, but seriously ask yourself where we would be with Clinton now. She literaly said yesterday that investigating her would make us a banana republic and then calls Trump out for colluding with Russia...I voted to blow this system up and expose it all..The left and right uniparty is being fully exposed and I’m cool with that if nothing more..Whatever Trump does is irrelevant..Take it all down..all of it..The folks playing the old game are lost...

Jasher's picture

Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

16 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:

17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

RedDwarf's picture

First off just because Wikileaks told Trump Jr. what he wanted to hear means nothing.  Reporters say what is needed to get the other person to talk.  Stop taking it as gospel that wikileaks has an agenda because they told Trump Jr. what he wanted to hear, that they were on 'his' side.  That is an old ploy.  What matters is their record of always reporting the truth.

Eventually they will try to shut down wikileaks with force.  They cannot beat them in the arena of ideas, so guns is the elite's only remaining option.

DelusionsCrowded's picture

The hidden power structure is the Masonic Order . I wonder what that gigantic Obelisk stands for in the centre of Washington DC . Lets see Phallic = Fertility = Nature = Good and Bad = Illuminati = God (in their opinion) , and that how they intend to rule the world . Its right in Yankies face but he just can't make a decision , just a few more facts and we'll work it out . Like JFK and the Fed Reserve and WW1 and WW2 and WW3?? And the Tonkin etc etc . By Make Believe we will rule ..

Why and how do we think 417 to 3  members of congress voted for santions with Russia  , when as all of us know that the 'Russains did it' is complete and absolute BULLSHIT . Victoria Newland dept head of State Departement was recorded talking to the American Ambassitor to Ukraine in selecting the New President after their Maden square orchestrated coup . So the it goes on and on so crude and blatent . Is this propaganda we are constantly bombarded with really just the BS for State Historian to write up this period of history in 30 years time ? 

So what do these things tell us we All of the Western Countries (what I call the Masonic States) go along with this fiction totallly . No decention not even a bit . MSM's all in lock step , none stop agitprop and saber ratting at Russia .  

I know because I have been harrassed extensively for years and years . There power is in their secrecy , blow that and you blow them . 

redmudhooch's picture

God bless Assange and Snowden......

All corrupt politicians should do what Budd Dwyer did.