Who your hero?

Arnold Ahlert calls it Heroizing a Traitor.

“Despite how his apologists characterize him, Manning, a mentally disturbed individual, was on the verge of being discharged from the military after only six weeks of basic training when he perpetrated his crime.” … “These supporters, like Manning himself, couldn’t care less about the enormous damage Manning has done.” … “Manning was portrayed as a small-town Oklahoma boy who joined the Army with the best intentions, only to become disillusioned by alleged government misconduct that he felt compelled to share with the world.”

“Manning’s courtroom portrayal was preformed in tandem with a long campaign perpetrated primarily by the anti-military, anti-American left, for whom Manning’s status as a victim of American “evil” made him a hero. Glenn Greenwald, who has championed a similar effort on behalf of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, referred to Manning as “a whistle-blower acting with the noblest of motives,” and a “national hero.” The city of Berkeley, CA considered passing a resolution declaring him a hero until it was tabled. The Nation’s Chase Madar referred to Manning as “patriot” who has “done his duty” and “complied with it to the letter.” The New Statesman’s Peter Tatchell called him a ”humanist and a man with a conscience.””

“The desire to instigate this kind of grand-scale destruction is undoubtedly what led Manning to a website whose founder, Julian Assange, has stated goal his to “bring down many administrations that rely on concealing reality — including the US administration.””

Privacy is a big issue these days but only when it involves a particular complainer. When it involves masses of people involved in fundamental struggles, then privacy is evil. The U.S. hatred only uses this ideology as a foil and there seem to be a lot of folks who follow along and don’t stop to consider the implications. Manning is having the implications explained to him.

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