This is the second video in my ongoing art series The Disappearing of Julian Assange, about the way Assange's image is being deliberately erased from the public's consciousness: Transcript: Like a stretched-out loop of VHS tape, if you do a Google Image search for Julian Assange today, you will only get pages and pages of stale, outdated pictures, repeating over and over.
The wolves are now after Matt Taibbi and we will soon see what will either be a second journalist being imprisoned or not. Though Matt is not the only one who has exposed a direct violation of the 1st amendment he is the one this administration has immediately attacked. He did something that may help or really hurt him by giving the files to the public at the same time as he did the committee! The democrats are trying to put this under the rug and because they are so corrupt it will probably work. There should be heads rolling over this blatant violation of our constitutional rights but that's not why he was called to this hearing is it!
Some of us have not forgotten you Julian.
I am completely dismayed by the number of so called liberals I know who do not get passionate at all about Assange or the absurd US arrogance that we can just pluck any foreigner we want for violating our laws. Americans have been so brainwashed. It is pathetic. But I am also sad that the Australian government has abandoned him. All in fear a US bully.
Thanks to the dark U.S. Military/Industrial Complex, our world is upside down. The liars and crooks are getting rich, fat and celebrated and the good guys and gals are getting disappeared, cancelled, and dishonored!
Thank you Caitlin for your intrepid solidarity with Julian. FREE JULIAN ASSANGE!
watched ‘The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers’ this week upon hearing of Ellsberg’s cancer diagnosis and was just thinking last evening about how the real heroes aren’t the gun-toting vigilantes of Hollywood myth, but the few who’ve been convicted in their own hearts after discovering horrifying truths of what our leaders do in our names and then boldly choose to sacrifice themselves for the sake of attempting to change things. People like Assange, Ellsberg, Snowden, Manning will all one day be celebrated as heroes- because this won’t go on forever. It cannot. As you’ve pointed out- there are simply too many of us and too few of them.
We should all put Julian's name on our signatures and anywhere else we can! Let's not let anyone forget!
"When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to lift the flap of the nearest memory hole and drop it in, whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air to the enormous furnaces which were hidden somewhere in the recesses of the building." -- George Orwell, 1984
Thank you Caitlin. There's so much going on newswise in the world, none of it covered honestly in the legacy media, it's good to remember Julian sometimes I myself forget about him for awhile so I always appreciate a 'Free Julian' comment or reminder when I see it.
Question RE: No new images of Julian. Is it that no phones or cameras have been allowed around him or has no one seen him at all? I haven’t heard any of the recent interviews with his brother, so forgive me if I’m asking an obvious question. Has anyone talked to him recently, or seen him in person? As far as getting new images of Julian that would provide motivation for the press to publish stories of him, maybe noteworthy artists could help. I’d suggest any or all artists, but media runs on hype and big names draw big crowds. You have a wide reaching Twitter, Caitlin. Maybe if you put it out there, asking FAMOUS artists to contribute unique images of Julian to the cause of justice in this manner, and these images were publicly debuted with the release of information, articles, tweets about the current status of Julian’s whereabouts, situation, and the ramifications said situation will have on all of us, maybe that could draw eyes. Even if the artists posted to their own social media, that could get millions of eyes. Imagine if one could get Shepard Fairey, Kaws, Jeff Koons, Kara Walker, Barbara Kruger, Kahinde Wiley, David Hockney, etc to create a unique portrait of Julian that makes its first public appearance on a highly circulated article about the Free Assange movement. IDK if this is silly, but I was thinking that anything could help.
Technology trends towards the brazen theft of reality, as regimes demand a media-control of reality to remain in power.
There is AI research in reproducing mental imagery.
Japanese research is on the cusp of producing AI replicated imagery produced within the mind.
It’s ‘promise’ is said to be useful in therapy and dream imagery recording and reconstruction.
Imagine interrogations using AI reproductions of a suspect’s visual mental imagery.
Research into reproduction of mental imagery seems a perfect tool for a regime dependent in the control of reality for continued empowerment.
One might ask the scope of research capitalization from ‘intelligence’ operators to ascertain interested regimes.
Visual disappearance certainly does matter - we are in an age of the image and the image drives narrative.
That's why we (US) never see the caskets off-loaded like we did every night on the TeeVee news coverage of the Vietnam War. The psyop warriors learned the lessons of the visual image.
Here's an example of how my photography of Petro-chemical industry toxic pollution of kids in daycare centers, schools and homes was censored and taken down Orwell's Memory Hole. The devastating photos were replaced by corporate advertising, see:
Visual Censorship – Corporate Capitulation – Media Collapse
This is exactly why we need a decentralized safe have for whistleblowers.
There's a particular believer in the US voting system here admonishing people to "call their reps". Well, the ones who still vote are the problem. The system is a fraud and your participation in it is perpetuating it. The ones who still believe in it are dimwits.
Want examples of the "reps"? Watch the grilling of Taibbi and Shellenberger. The "threesome" gem alone should make you skull crack.
The U.S. is certainly acting like a dying empire: it's grown increasingly dishonest and vicious. Maybe it was the covid lies that red pilled many. For me, it was the sudden, stark memory that--in the 1980s--I remember all my friends freaking out when it was announced that the national debt was now $1 trillion. Everyone thought: this is so irresponsible, and a screw job for our kids.
Now it's $31.6 trillion.
And yet, it is so impossible for any family to live on one income, like in the 1950s. So, we can always send $100 billion to the grifters in Ukraine, and poke the Russian bear, but we can't do anything for ordinary people, other than:
* Lie to them about Julian;
* Lie to them about Snowden:
* Lie about Nord Stream 2;
* Inflate away their life savings.
It's all a sham. It's all fake. It's all in service of sociopaths like Biden, although we all know he's just a puppet.
Here's a thought: impeach and imprison the puppets. Maybe that will discourage other people from going into the profession of political mouthpieces for cabal that exploits us all. If nothing else, it will feel good.
And free Assange.
This is a vital, dynamic portrait of Assange and a reminder he is still with us, and always will be. The crimes against Assange are characteristic of the Bully Empire of Nothing, because that's what bullies are - Nothing.