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Ron Patton | April 11, 2019
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There are days when my job is a difficult one. Today is one of those days where I can’t be black or white, left or right – I have to try and be as neutral as I can while trying to stay true to some morality that I have with regard to being a reporter and informer of parapolitical treachery.

I guess it sounds a bit dramatic and it may be for some; others may not be as concerned about how dark things have turned. People who tell the truth are often met with opposition and therefore revealing it becomes a revolutionary act – and opening a discussion accusing people of a double standard does not win over any friends or any colleagues.

Donald Trump made a statement about how the Russian collusion takedown was an attempted coup. When he made the statement he doubled down by calling it treason and I am sure that he certainly believes that this coup was organized by deep state operatives in the intelligence community.

The conspirators have been trying to develop a case against the President of the United States and the media has been able to justify the activity as they certainly have reached out to the intelligence apparatus and have hired them to do their speaking for them.

Americans just don’t seem to get the difference between what they are told and what the reality is, and when information blends with disinformation we can only surmise that the government is behind telling reporters to toe the line or face some pretty frightening consequences. The truth is that the silencing of journalists and the manipulation of the mainstream happens in waves. It is done according to plan. If a particular journalist decides that he is a freedom fighter or wants to get the truth out in “dirty war” conditions, he is asked to step down, or is mocked, or is even killed by other agents.

There is no denying that the American way of life is motivated by what they selectively hear from messengers that bring them information either on the nightly news, on the radio or in print.

Unfortunately, the Deep State and its renitence mouthpiece, the corporate media present only a few nuggets of information to steer the public opinion into enabling politics to somehow infiltrate everything from science, religion and who you are supposed to have sex with.

It is absolutely taboo to mention the murder and mayhem committed by the U.S. government in foreign lands and it is also anathema to cite when a government using dirty war tactics finds a convenient way to swallow up and those that want to expose the criminal behavior that takes place in the false flag world of deep state impunity.

Today, I was alerted to the arrest of Julian Assange and was immediately asked about what is next for him and what my thoughts were about him, whether he is a traitor, a Martyr or something else. I did not hesitate with my answer — I said that it doesn’t matter what label you put on him – he is one more example of how the deep state wishes to suppress those who wish the expose them.

I was curious if this arrest would put him the crosshairs of extradition to the United States. Forty years ago he would be praised for his exposure of corrupt practices in government – today with the political climate as cold as it is he becomes a political football and an enemy of the state because of people in power that have been exposed with his hacks and what he has leaked.

Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for research in Europe reportedly has said that he hopes that he is not extradited to the United States over fears that he would face human rights violations which would include detention conditions that would violate the absolute proof of torture and other ill-treatment and an unfair trial followed by possible execution, due to his work with WikiLeaks.

When asked about the allegations of rape and sexual violence Massimo Moratti said that these accusations should be properly investigated in a way that respects the rights of both the complainants and the accused and be brought to justice if there is sufficient evidence against him. If Sweden decides to pursue extradition of Mr. Assange from the UK, there must be adequate assurances that he would not be extradited or otherwise sent to the USA.

I find it a bit unnerving to read these statements and that Amnesty International fears that if our government gets their hands on Assange that we would torture and eventually execute him.

I know that from time to time we hear that we are in a dark and dangerous moment in history, and as I read these statements I now fear for journalists that get information that is sensitive to deep state operations – we already have seen journalists and independent thinkers be censored from social media platforms, we have seen them sued and in extreme cases, suicided over time because of what they attempt to report to the American people.

We think about reporters like Gary Webb, Danny Casolaro, and James Howard Hatfield and how they attempted to expose corruption and deep state activities and died under mysterious circumstances.

The arrest of Assange may have a silver lining and that is it may force Americans to confront the charade we are calling the political process.

Those who are still participating and cheering on the circus are becoming useful idiots for the system. I have warned time and time again that the unraveling and exposure of the corruption and double standard in politics is revealing the entire exercise is rigged, bought and paid for.

I mean isn’t it telling that when President Trump was asked to comment about the Assange arrest he was quoted as saying that he knows nothing about WikiLeaks?

Trump continued to say “It’s not my thing. I’ve seen what’s happening with Assange.”

Not his thing? He can’t be serious—is he now taking a Pontius Pilate approach to this whole affair when he praised WikiLeaks for exposing the corruption of the Clintons and the DNC?

This is astounding and once again reinforces my stance on politics being theater for the ugly.

During the 2016 campaign, WikiLeaks disseminated emails that were taken from the Democratic National Committee just before the party’s convention that summer, and later released pilfered tranches of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s private emails every day for a month leading up to Election Day.

It was those same e-mails that revealed Podesta’s fondness for spirit cooking rituals among other so-called irreverent passions.

It was what was revealed in those very e-mails that showed that Hillary Clinton was unfit to be President and also was the basis for the buzz words of “Lock her up” by the Trump faithful.

Have we forgotten the origins of all of the “drain the swamp” rhetoric? It came from the “dump” of e-mails against the Clinton campaign that CNN claimed were illegal and should not be believed.

The media is also showing its hypocrisy; with all of the talk of free press and the persecution from Trump, they are not even raising their voices in protest nor are they concerned about what may happen to Assange because the media knows what he did to their idle and how he may have cost Hillary her reign as President of the United States.

They always tell us that they are so concerned about Freedom of the Press and their right to spin conspiracy theory and yet no voices are raised in protest of his arrest.

Can anyone see the hypocrisy of this and how agents that attempt to expose the deep state are taken down, censored, jailed or killed?

When Assange was hacking for the people, we only cared if it benefitted that party we supported – I admit that hacking is not a legitimate journalistic technique but much of what Assange had revealed was given to him by informants, including Seth Rich.

Rich was murdered early in the morning of July 10, 2016. His wallet, his watch, and valuables were still on him, despite claims it was a botched robbery. Days later, WikiLeaks published the DNC emails. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the capture of his murderers.

The bombshell story didn’t even make the blip on the radar of CNN, ABC and CBS.

Later, any and all talk of the Seth Rich Murder and connections to the e-mail dump and WikiLeaks was called cruel and inhumane conspiracy theory spun in the alternative media.

However, one of the persistent oddities has been the classification of Rich’s murder by Washington police as a botched robbery when nothing was stolen, not his wallet, watch or phone.

The police claimed that they found no link between the DNC and Rich’s murder.

Even though there was a revelation forgotten by the media which was a largely overlooked email from John Podesta’s leaked account has him saying: “I am definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker.”

We can concede that the media has evolved and has now been swallowed up by the Deep State Octopus. The Octopus has been used in the past to describe the cabal of spies, spooks, crooks, and politicians that are the true secret government whose tentacles reach into every facet of our lives.

For over four decades, the bar has been changed as to what American’s expect from their government or their future one. There’s a reason that for each of the past two years, Americans have said that the largest threat facing our nation is the government itself.

The biggest threat is the Deep State – the insurgence – the resistance. There are still true believers out there that hang on every word that Fox News, CNN, or MSNBC feeds them.

However, the times are a changing — what was once called the fifth column is now overtaking the Fourth Estate. The mainstream media is generating a climate of insurgency as alternative guerilla media is obviously powerful because those who are part of it are being put under the microscope and are being discredited as Fake news—they are being sued and in Assange’s case they are being arrested and who knows what will happen next.

WikiLeaks released 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from seven of the top Democratic National Committee figures in an ongoing effort to expose the political impunity that the mainstream media continues to gloss over.

Are we forgetting this? How can President Trump forget this?

Don’t be fooled by the media and how they will frame the Julian Assange arrest.

The mainstream media hates WikiLeaks. They hate Assange because he has not only succeeded in exposing the corruption in politics; he has also exposed the media for what it truly is, a docile ineffective tool that the government uses to hide the truth about corruption. They have forfeited their responsibility to the public trust and continue to be a giant smokescreen-generating machine.

It can be argued that leaked information can be humiliating and damaging to American interests, however, perhaps it is time to finally applaud the efforts of those that have exposed the shadow government and how it operates autonomously from the people and believes that they have sovereign immunity of any of the crimes they commit.

If you want transparency of the Deep State – you should actually be concerned about Julian Assange’s arrest.

Sure we are told that his arrest is about hacking but we all know that the government stayed well clear of the dangerous notion of prosecuting a publisher for publishing that would be a violation of constitutional rights…that was a clever move.

Given the broad scope of charges against him, prosecutors have contemplated throwing at Assange, including the Espionage Act.

The government’s indictment has cleverly avoided First Amendment issues by not charging Assange with publishing government secrets. Instead, it’s accusing him of computer crime, of agreeing to help former Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning hacked the password on a classified government computer system containing classified information.

But they have to prove that Assange assisted Manning.

All of this information is old news and of course, the media may not even point this out—they are looking for an excuse to try him in the court of public opinion.

If U.S. prosecutors bring no additional charges against Assange, he will surely argue in extradition proceedings that the United States is attempting to deceive British authorities about their true motives, charging for crime A which is computer hacking when their real intention is to punish him for an unindicted crime B which is helping to steal classified documents.

The existing indictment accuses Assange of conspiring to do just that, although it doesn’t level an actual charge at him over it.

He might also argue successfully that the computer charges are just a way that the U.S. is using the pretext of the computer crime charge to extradite him with the intention of filing espionage charges against him when he arrives in America.

In a country that likes its morality to be left wing and right wing, it is apparent that we want our heroes and villains to be distinct and discernible.

Now that Assange has been arrested and may find him looking into a gray and nebulous future he may become the martyr that no one wants.

He is a confirmed annoyance and a possible criminal, but he is also a man who has enabled a new kind of journalistic collaboration and transparency, revealing previously unknown stories about the criminality of the deep state and its attempts to destabilize the constitutional republic of the United States.

Written by Ron Patton

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