Reboot: What A Colossal Crock Of Shit – From June 20, 2013, but very relevant to what is happening today – Bradley Manning is imprisoned for exposing the war crimes of the Empire.
NOT Relevant: Manning changes names and sexual identity. It’s none of your damned business why. We should all be free to choose the life we want to live.
Listen to John Pilger’s broadcast on the Julian Assange / Chelsea Manning – the real reason why Manning is back in jail. Pilger doesn’t get much US media coverage, but you can also find out more here:
To my knowledge, nobody was punished for the war crimes uncovered (except Manning for daring to defy the Empire) or the civilians slaughtered, to this day – and never will be. The pardon issued by President Obama to Manning came just two days before leaving office after spending years languishing in prison, but now Manning is back in jail.
Not many people care. There hasn’t been much coverage of this in the American media because our media almost always supports the crimes of Empire. Manning is old news, and the media has taken a piss on Assange and Wikileaks since its earlier love affair. Different President(s) now, different times, but the message stays the same and that’s what counts.
Almost nobody will stand up to the Empire. It takes a LOT of courage to say “No” and put your life on the line. There’s nothing to be gained from going to jail again. It would be very easy to just cooperate and rehash what they already know (and what they’re trying to manufacture). Manning isn’t having any of it. She’s got bigger balls then 99.99% of everyone else, no matter what identity she chooses to be.
Speaking the truth has truly become a revolutionary act.