Julian Assange’s arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London is making Twitter erupt.
Neocon Never Trumpers and Hillary Clinton supporters have come out of the woodwork to defend the arrest of the whistleblower.
Prime Minister Theresa May, who has derailed Brexit so far, lauded Assange’s arrest. The establishment Prime Minister lauded Assange’s arrest and proclaimed “In the United Kingdom, nobody is above the law.”
British Foreign Minister Sajid Javid echoed May’s sentiments in stating that “no one is above the law”.
— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) April 11, 2019
On the American side, Neera Tanden, the President of the Center for American Progress, started off by labeling Assange as an “agent of a proto-fascist state”.
There are many cultists on this site, but the Assange cultists are the worst. Assange was the agent of a proto fascist state, Russia, to undermine democracy. That is fascist behavior. Anyone on the left should abhor what he did. Not celebrate it.
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) April 11, 2019
Former Clinton crony, Claude Taylor gloated about Assange’s arrest and made sure to take swipes at other figures like Sean Hannity, Nigel Farage, and Dana Rohrbacher who he believes were Assange’s “enablers”.
Does anyone have a photo spread of all the enablers and fellow travelers who visited Assange? Hannity, Nigel Farange, Chucky Johnson, Dana Rohrbacher? Who am I missing. https://t.co/u5AthQ6Hl4
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) April 11, 2019
On the establishment Right, seasoned neocon compromiser Ben Sasse played the Russia card and praised Assange’s arrest.
It’s good that Assange will be getting his day in court but let’s be clear: Vlad Putin doesn’t give a damn about human rights.
Dictator defends his lackey.
Story at eleven https://t.co/3UzvT1wqIw
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) April 11, 2019
Gate-keeping conservative commentator Ben Shapiro also retweeted numerous establishment figures who praised the arrest of Assange.
On top of that, Meghan McCain went on The View and said she hopes Assange “rots in hell” for the alleged threat that Assange posed for national security.
Assange was arrested on April 11, 2019 in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for an alleged computer hacking conspiracy with Chelsea Manning.
Several Trump supporters like Paul Joseph Watson came to Assange’s defense and praised him for his work in exposing the military-industrial complex.
Watson even called for Trump to pardon Assange for his work exposing the Deep State.
Assange exposed war crimes committed at the behest of neo-con warmongers.
It was the war crimes that harmed America's reputation, not Wikileaks.
This is perfectly in line with the non-interventionist, America first platform Trump ran on.
Trump must pardon Julian Assange.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 11, 2019
Over the past few years, Assange has had numerous run-ins with the law.
On November 2010, Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for Assange based on allegations of sexual assault and rape. Assange turned himself into British authorities on December 7, 2010 but was then released on bail a few days afterwards.
Ecuador granted Assange political asylum after he broke his bail conditions in 2012.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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