#thread This is the #MalcolmXMovement statement on #JulianAssange & his related political camp. In summary: Assange is a hero of the alt-right; Assange is right wing & racist; Assange’s importance has been exaggerated; Support for Assange feeds into a white saviour mentality..
The Free Assange campaign is a key means by which the far right (likely with the aid of western intelligence) are making inroads into traditionally left-wing/ progressive/ anti-imperialist constituencies… Now to substantiate these points..
1. Assange is a hero of the alt-right: Here he is, for example, being used to ‘prove’ that social democracy can never work in multicultural societies: …cialdemocracy21stcentury.blogspot.com/2017/08/julian…
Wikileaks has, of course, been hailed by Trump repeatedly and Assange personally hailed by former KKK grand wizard David Duke. theguardian.com/us-news/news-b…
Trump strategist Roger Stone, who calls him a personal hero: foreignpolicy.com/2016/10/06/rog…
2. Assange’s own politics are right wing and racist Assange seems to identifiy himself as a rightwing libertarian (in 2013, Assange proclaimed, “The only hope as far as electoral politics presently ... is the libertarian section of the Republican Party.”)..
..which, with their hatred of social security and collectivism of any kind, is bad enough - but it’s worse than that. Assange still pushes the ‘white genocide’/ ‘great replacement’ theory so beloved of the farright, for eg: steemit.com/politics/@alas…
Wikileaks’ leaks of Clinton’s emails were coordinated with Trump’s campaign, which was being directly advised by Assange. see here: theintercept.com/2017/11/15/wik…
Think whatever you want about Clinton, but this particular leak was clearly designed and timed to bring Trump to power. Since then, he has met with Nigel Farage, and with the director of Cambridge Analytica.
In 2012 Assange set up the Wikileaks Party: “WikiLeaks aligned with far-right parties. One was nativist Australia First, whose most prominent figure was a former neo-Nazi convicted of coordinating a shotgun attack on the home of an Australian representative of Mandela’s ANC.”
Assange went on to attack the Green Party’s proposal to reform Australia’s harsh asylum laws. Even Assange’s eventual critics in the party sought to model it on the anti-immigrant 5-star movement in Italy. See here: theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
In a series of tweets quoted in the article in point 1 above, Assange makes the supremely dodgy argument that ‘identity politics’ are to blame for white nationalism, Trump, etc. Of course there is a critique to be made of bourgeois liberal identity politics. But ..
the implication is that anti-racism is to blame for the rise of Trump etc. As the author’s salivating response shows, this is red meat to Assange’s anti-immigrant, white nationalist fan base, and..
.. it serves to completely write out of history the role of colonialism, slavery, racist ideology etc in paving the way for Trump et al, instead laying everything at the door of ‘woke anti-racism.’
“If ppl on the Left wanted to halt n reverse the rise of farright white identitarian politics, then pragmatic solution is clear enough: support closed borders & immigration restriction, & work to create a sane Left that is purged of Cultural Leftism and its identity politics.”
3.Assange’s importance has been exaggerated. Supporters of Assange claim he exposed US war crimes in Iraq & Afghanistan. But those wars had long been exposed for what they were - brutal wars of aggression - long before wikileaks released their ‘collateral murder’ video in 2007.
These wars exposed themselves, but if any credit is due for bringing specific cases of torture and criminality to light, it is the courageous families of people like #BahaMousa, beaten to death by British soliders in Iraq. see, eg, redress.org/casework/the-b…
.. Instead, these Iraqi and Afghan heroes are largely forgotten #IraqiResistance #AfghanResistance #Moqawma #Intifada #WeLiberateOurselves #BlackPower, and therefore: 4, Support for Assange feeds into a white saviour mentality. And for all the above reasons…
5. The Free Assange campaign is a key means by which the farright (likely with the aid of western intelligence) are making inroads into traditionally left-wing/ progressive/ anti-imperialist constituencies. All support/victories to our BlackPower / third world resistance!
Related. Redfish’s central role in this global fascist industry.

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