AssangeDAO Twitter boosted the ongoing petition by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) four times in April (20, 21, 23, 25). Yet instead of continuing to call on its 19.5K followers to sign the petition before 18 May as RSF urges, AssangeDAO Twitter in May launched its own separate campaign exhorting supporters to “politely tweet encouraging the UK Home Secretary to deny Assange’s extradition and free him” using the hashtag #PritiPlease. This baffles me. As of today, RSF’s petition has collected 34,350 signatures. How many polite tweets did AssangeDAO Twitter stimulate? Surely it would’ve made more sense to consolidate efforts along a single track rather than splitting off to questionable effect.
I realize that you would prefer to have this forum be an echo chamber where members race to unquestioningly support your proposals, congratulate you on your selfless activism, and never is heard a discouraging word. But if that’s your idea of the kind of Free Speech for which Mr. Julian Assange has sacrificed himself, I think you’re sadly mistaken.
I don’t like people that sabotage the good will and creativtiy of people, that try to help Julian and the DAO with every free minute of their time…
…or people that quote one sentence of a person or making screenshots, completely ignoring or distorting the given context and share it on other platforms, causing confusion or misinformation.
…critizing people and their ideas without focusing on solutions or bringing ideas.
My intention here is not to be rude but…
I didn’t like your behaviour and I expressed it here, because I think that you have potential. I like how rational you are, how you analyze things and collect data to make your own conclusions (even though, sometimes these were wrong and needed correction afterwards). My intention is to ask you, to use that potential to contribute with ideas, solutions and a more positive mindset, rather than critizing and discouraging actions of enthusiastic supporters that want to help Julian.
But if that’s your idea of the kind of Free Speech for which Mr. Julian Assange has sacrificed himself, I think you’re sadly mistaken.
I am sad that this group has become a cult of personality rather than a civil rights group. Julian Assange is just another Jesus figure to many people here, and instead of perceiving him as a complex and sometimes flawed individual, we are trying to make him into a sanctified martyr. As such, the reactions of individuals in cult like organizations, are reflected in the behaviors of many people here, to eliminate any source of cognitive dissonance, and to engage in unethical behavior as a means to an ends.
You seem to forget that this DAO has a core mission. About 96 % voted for that. The DAO has been created to free Assange and therefore to protect our future of journalism and human rights. You can call it a cult if you want, but it doesn’t change the purpose of the DAO.
It’s not my fault that people don’t involve in your idea.
I also created many, that had been ignored.
The airdrop advertisement idea came from the chinese marketing as far as I know and has been sponsored by an independent fund. It was their donation that made this advertisement possible. I also hope though, that people finally involve more on the existing ideas on the forum and proposals, constructively.
I would also like to note, that Julian Assange promised to turn himself into the American authorities, if Barack Obama decided to provide clemency to Chelsea Manning, and when Obama had done so 6 days later Julian had decided to change his mind. So its ironic that we are participating in this “pritti please” marketing blitz, predicated on breaking the promises that Julian had already provided, to extradite himself to the US government.
These articles are about 5 years old and I’m not sure that Julian considered 175 years prison at this time. Also possible that he didn’t expect this action of the US, which could have been a bait to get Julian.
We can’t speak for Julian here. Especially when it comes to outdated articles from the past. XXX things already happened in the last 5 years.
I think it still has nothing to do, with supporters trying to stop the extradition order.
So what is your point here? That we should stop our attempts and that he gets extradited because of something that he maybe said 5 years ago? Sry. I don’t understand what the conclusion of these articles and your reply should be. ^^
Hasn’t it been made apparent, I file habeas corpus petitions for people who are engaged in free speech, because i went to prison for 5 years for exercising free speech. I don’t have to agree with white supremacists, or with manipulative liars, to do so. The first amendment is worth protecting, and these people will be used as the justification for removing it for everyone, otherwise we will become a totalitarian state.
Yesterday I was discussing with friends, whether to file an amicus brief against the police pension fund, that is suing to prevent Musk from buying Twitter for example. I literally predicted that this lawsuit would happen, before it was even filed with the court, because i know of the governments dirty tricks.