Posted by: Chasy | 17/08/2012

Assange is not a hero

Julian Assange is not a hero.

He is the founder of a website.

It is a very useful website.

It isn’t, as far as I know, saving lives or enriching economies. It is just pissing off a lot of people.

And, to top it off, he is facing charges of rape.

He should not be excused from facing those charges just because some people fap over the idea that supporting Wikileaks makes you some kind of internet spy.

Or, you may erroneously believe it’s about free speech.

Does the manner in which the UK is pursuing this particular rape suspect raise questions? Yes. One would hope they pursue all with the same gusto.

He’s still not a hero.

However, he has a right to know if he is going to be extradited to a country that will kill him. He also has the right to try to avoid that wherever possible.

Still, he’s not a hero.

He’s just this guy.



  1. Those charges were clearly dropped, then suddenly re-opened again after pressure was put on Sweden by the USA. If it was such a big deal, why did Sweden not come to the UK to question him? Smells like a pay-off, no?

    What is the definition of a hero? One who does something heroic? How many people do you know who would step in the line of fire and risk his life to expose the truth?

    He IS a hero.

    • “Hero”.

      I do not think it means what you think it means.

      These people are heroes, love.

      Or these people.

      They don’t seek fame, first and foremost. Their efforts are tireless. They work more hours than I reckon Assange has had hours of sleep.

      I think you need some perspective.

  2. Bearing in mind the nature of Wikileaks, its obvious the fame will come. This does not necessarily mean he wanted it.

    Definition of “hero” – a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds

    No doubt doctors in hospitals are heroes, on the most respectable level. However, the term ‘hero’ is very broad and can be used in many more cases and isn’t exclusive for literal life savers.

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, I just thought I’d share mine. I could easily say you need perspective.

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