By T. CHRISTOPHE, Republican Redefined
Left wing filmmaker and world class nutjob, Michael Moore, has contributed $20,000 to posting bail for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange according to the Fahrenheit 911 creator’s website. In a statement posted at MichaelMoore.com, he says:
Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr. Assange out of jail.
Furthermore, I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving as it continues its work to expose the crimes that were concocted in secret and carried out in our name and with our tax dollars.
Because Moore thinks Assange is a patriot, of course. He outlines a history of “lies and deception” and an American government cloaked in secrecy, and says that this cover would have remained if entities like WikiLeaks weren’t there to “protect” us all from the evil empire of the United States.
It is rather funny however, that in his rather lengthy “I hate America” diatribe that he references for the most part only the era of the Bush administration saying nothing about the current President and very little about the more than 200 years that preceded it.
As to his brief departure from Bush-bashing he says,
Openness, transparency — these are among the few weapons the citizenry has to protect itself from the powerful and the corrupt. What if within days of August 4th, 1964 — after the Pentagon had made up the lie that our ship was attacked by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin — there had been a WikiLeaks to tell the American people that the whole thing was made up? I guess 58,000 of our soldiers (and 2 million Vietnamese) might be alive today.
Instead, secrets killed them.
So he does have a sense of history after all. How nice. But what about contemporary history – as in the time in which WikiLeaks has operated? Founded in 2006, much of its time in existence has been spent “watching over” Free People under the Obama administration. Why doesn’t Moore have references to the atrocities and wrongdoings the site has uncovered post-Bush? Shouldn’t there be some terrible travesty averted to cite as evidence of its importance? Shouldn’t there be some great plot foiled by the work of the mastermind Assange?
The truth of it is this. Take away the discussion of whether the site and its co-founder have engaged in treason or terrorist activities (I would agree to the first, the second doesn’t quite mesh with my definition of the term), and what you are left with is a mountain of information released to the public that can do little good, but can do irreparable harm.
Take for example the “smoking gun” that Moore cites in his statement regarding a document President George W. Bush was handed in August of 2001 that read, “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US.” What could WikiLeaks have done to prevent the attacks if it had that document?
We know now that Assange (if he knew what he had) would have likely sat on the “smoking gun” as leverage to use against the government in the event of his incarceration. The world would have never known about the document until after the tragedy occurred – just as it knows now.
The more likely scenario is that he wouldn’t have known what he had in his possession; he would have released it; and the world would have in unison uttered a sigh of “okay, so what?” It was hardly newsworthy that Osama bin Laden was hellbent on attacking the United States. He had time and again declared as much. His very existence was predicated on such an objective. While it is certainly hard to compare to the post-911 world we now live in, it would be akin to hearing that the Muslim cleric Anwar al-awlaki was “determined to strike the US.” So what? Tell me something I didn’t already know.
The Bush administration and the intelligence community may have dropped the ball on 911 and the years that led up to that tragic day, but making the flawed argument that the general public could have connected the dots if simply given the information is flatly ridiculous. The only end that could have come of that information being leaked (if anyone even knew what it meant or could gauge its importance) is that it could have potentially jeopardized an ongoing investigation.
Its very easy in the world of the self-righteous that Moore calls home to play revisionist historian. But the matter is simple. Even someone as brilliant and omniscient as Moore clearly believes himself to be, was unable to assess the threat that was imminent before 911. He may try to play the card of the noble watcher, but I don’t seem to remember a documentary bearing his name before terrorism came to our shores. Where was the Michael Moore feature film on global jihad? Where is the Michael Moore film now displaying the still looming threat or even the inadequacies and shortcomings of the current administration?
The answer is simple. The fat little American hater is only a fraction as brilliant and objective as he’d love us to believe he is. He carved out a nice little niche for himself in the Bush-bashing world of the last decade by giving those so inclined exactly what they wanted – more ammunition for hating President Bush. If he was truly committed to exposing the American government for all that it is, he’d be working on his next film – “Hope and Same.” But he’s not. Instead, he is spending his time and spending his money bailing out enemies of this great nation, and he’s doing so while hiding behind the mask of objectivity and investigative journalism.
Parting question. Where was this fat bastard when James O’Keefe was incarcerated in Louisiana? Where was Michael Moore when he and Hannah Giles were threatened with legal action for exposing ACORN?
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