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20 June 2014

Salutations, Julian Assange

Assange is endlessly inventive, combative and uncompromising. If not holed up in an embassy and creatively adapting to and maximizing that circumstance he would have devised another, another and another out in the wild, in the salons, in bookstores, on the speaker trail, feeding media, governments, citizens, outlaws what they yearn for, relief of wealth, poverty, boredom, artificial stimulation, pride, conceit, narcissism, self-loathing, sadism, at being trapped at home, work, school, temple, marriage, parentage, adultery, petty and great crime, righteousness and shame, pathology and cowardice -- the human condition.

There are consequences for his powerful and empowering egotism, audacity and bravery. "Couragous is contagious," the WikiLeaks motto, borrowed from a dedicated business salesperson, is also used to inspire the military and spies to engage in horrendous harm to humanity in service of national security, the current worldwide go to for concentrating power and lethality against the dwellers, environment, economy, education, morality and ever-central-power accommodating law of all lands.

Assange's implacable insurgency may be fearless, may have led to sexual assault, may have pissed away UK money better wasted on adoration and celebration of royal imbecility, may have helped increase profits for spies, contractors, informants, scholars, journalists, crypto and cybersec criminals. Nothing new perhaps.

What he is, has done, will do, is exemplary if it makes the slightest dent in our indifference to our irresponsiblity for each other and girds us to go against those who benefit from centralized manipulation of our blase, our boredom, our suspicion, our paranoia, our fear and hatred of those unlike us, our maniacal defense of those like us, the human condition profiteers, demagogues, tyrants and genociders thrive on.

Saluations, Julian, keep up the fight too many of us we fear to fight.