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Assange the Misogynist Pig
He isn't one.
Assange the misogynist pig: he isn't one. He's the opposite. Julian Assange is the stereotypical 'ultimate gentleman'. To this day he's never said a bad word about his accusers, never said a bad word about any woman, and most likely never will. That's how he's built.
Julian Assange is also a very shy individual. He's not a womaniser like DSK. He doesn't have that in him. People who know him well know he doesn't respond to open overtures from the opposite sex. But engage him in conversation about what he feels important - such as things about the world around and the condition of the human race - and you can get his attention.
Julian Assange never attacked or assaulted anyone. He was ambushed by an Anna Ardin who wanted to add him to her trophy rack. A girl who was notorious in her high school for stealing the boyfriends of the girls she knew and who gained the derogatory Swedish epithet gökungen - a cross between cuckoo bird and a skank who just can't stop screwing the wrong people all over the place.
Julian Assange was attacked, cornered. Ardin wasn't due back for another night. Assange was to have the freedom and solitude of her flat - a negotiation with his client - up to and including the morning of his talk in Stockholm. Ardin arrived home a day early, putting Assange up against the wall, giving him no time and absolutely no way to get out, to make other plans.
All this is crystal clear from the documentation available today. Assange was surprised (he was ambushed) and almost immediately he and Ardin went out to dinner to 'discuss their situation'. Meaning it was already evening and there was little he could do to get out of the situation. Ardin certainly wasn't going to help - the whole point of coming back a day early was to put him in an impossible situation so he had no recourse but to stay and share her bed.
And what a bed! Johannes Wahlström who turned up the following morning to fetch Assange to the lecture was 1) shocked to find Ardin there; but also 2) amazed two people could even fit in the tiny flat! And Ardin was certainly aware how small her flat was. At a mere 25 m2 she had room for only the narrowest of beds - yet it was this bed she intended Julian Assange to share with her.
One can't even avoid body contact in a narrow confine like that.
There's been a lot said about Ardin's alleged lesbianism. She certainly prefers that crowd if she has a choice. Assange also described her as a lesbian to Sofia Wilén, something that outsiders would find very likely. But why bed Julian Assange if one is lesbian?
Lesbianism for Anna Ardin seems more political than genetical. She - as many of her 'sisters' in the movement - seems more bent on misandry than any true sexual preference. Put another way: it's beneficial to her career to play the lesbian. But that of course doesn't preclude the occasional 'slip-up', particularly when a famous cult hero like Julian Assange is involved.
Anna Ardin hosted a huge party for Assange the day after she later decided he'd raped her. Members of Sweden's famous Pirate Party were in attendance. They'd almost have to, as the plans were for Julian to live with them starting that very day. Rick Falkvinge was there. Most likely Anna Troberg as well. They came to the party fully expecting Julian to pack his bag and follow them home.
But Anna Ardin couldn't let Julian leave with them that evening. She'd made it painfully (embarrassingly) obvious she'd landed the 'big fish' and carried on in a most ostentatious, almost boasting, manner. Lots of subtle innuendoes etc. If she'd truly landed the big WikiLeaks then why would he leave? Too many questions, too much risk she'd lose her new high status. So she told Falkvinge and his friends that Julian would stay on with her.
Julian's never said a bad word about any of them, despite the way the poisonous Ardin continues to spew bile his way on her Twitter feed. Most people (of either sex) would have to strain to remember any former partner behaving in such a fashion.
Yet it was this same Ardin who joked with friends about how she so enjoyed taking care of Julian - days after the alleged 'rape' - and how it would be cool if she somehow could adopt him!
This same Ardin who came up with a succession of lies (half a dozen) for one of these colleagues, feeding him a different story every day. The same Ardin who on the day in question - 20 August - herself told Julian as many versions again of yet another 'truth' - something that would ultimately involve 'random girl' Wilén who rushed out of the police station in a flurry when she'd realised what had happened, refused to sign her police statement, didn't even want it read back to her (making the statement legally useless).
This same Ardin who is administrator of a 'red stocking' blog online where a smear of an article - redacted and changed as often as the Stockholm weather - was published after the charges against Assange were dropped so as to accuse him yet again of what chief prosecutor Eva Finné ruled he wasn't guilty of.
This same Ardin who's been pulling in favours all over the place to cultivate an outright hate campaign not only against Julian Assange but against heterosexual people in general. Who is one of the puppeteers behind the infamous (and now outed) '#prataomdet' campaign.
Anna Ardin can perhaps not be accused of frightening tourists away from Sweden but her mentally erratic behaviour has at least brought to light the fact there are things like this going on in the land of IKEA. And that perhaps it's not a good idea for anyone to visit right now, no matter the plans one made or those tickets one's bought. If anyone or anything should sum up the international attitude towards Sweden today, it's Ardin. And how someone can get 'misogynist pig' out of that is an exercise in propaganda gymnastics.
And yet Julian Assange the 'misogynist pig' still refuses to say a word about her. Nothing at all. Some misogynist, some pig. That all women should be treated with such misogyny.
Few people read farther than the headlines. The documentation for the abortive 'Keystone Kops' police preliminary investigation into the claims made against Julian Assange 20 August 2010 have been available online for over half a year. Yet time and again when members of the Flashback forum write to yet another rabid feminist member of the Swedish media mafia to ask if they've at least read the documentation - which has been available in Swedish even longer - they invariably reply that they have not and that they have no intention of reading it either. It's almost as bad as the cherry picking of Nick Davies of the Guardian.
Julian Assange is right: he commented on the film clip where a crazed woman starts spewing bile as he finishes his speech at #OccupyLSX this past Saturday. He has not been charged with a crime, he is only wanted for questioning, questioning he stayed on in Sweden for five weeks to get over with, he ultimately left Sweden with the express agreement of the authorities, only to find his luggage swiped at the Swedish airport (and a secret warrant issued the same afternoon they discovered he was finally leaving).
A secret warrant that is only known of today because some reporters dared dig into the case. A warrant they've been able to pinpoint to 27 September 2010, the very day Assange left for the airport to make his way to Berlin (after waiting in vain for the authorities to call him in for questioning so he could put the whole sorry affair behind him - yes he still believed at that point in time - as many of us still prefer to believe - that there is justice in the world). A warrant that the office of Marianne Ny and the website of the Swedish prosecution authority will still refuse to put a date on. And what a confusing mess it's been: why issue another warrant on 18 November when they already have a warrant dating from 27 September, seven weeks earlier?
No one's really called the Swedish authorities to account. The Swedish media continue to uphold their blackout of all things WikiLeaks and Assange. When asked if they're aware what's going on, that there are very suspicious things afoot, flagrant foul play even, they nod and admit they know. But when asked why they don't dig into it and expose the corruption, they shrug their shoulders and refuse to say anything more, on the record or off. There's a total blackout in Sweden - not only in the published media but also in private communications amongst the people employed in the industry. An unspoken secret they all share.
And to the extent not every wet-eared ambitious journalist grasps the reason why, there's still the deafening silence should any of them naively broach the subject. Certain things aren't discussed at all. Such as the open secret about the collusion between the Swedish cabinet and the US embassy. You don't talk about that, you don't write about it (unless your neighbour to the west starts the conversation first) and when asked point blank about it - and this applies especially to members of the cabinet - you lie straight to their faces and deny knowing anything at all. (Then of course when it's proven to be true, you admit you knew about it all along and deny ever denying it. People have MTV memory but that's ridiculous - and yet no one's astonished anymore. Two plus two: it's always been five, everyone knows that.)
Call Julian Assange a misogynist pig. He's not innocent until proven guilty - or at least formally charged with a crime - because this is all about shooting a messenger. This is all about undermining the credibility of the one whistleblower organisation in the world that's always worked, that's never lost a source, that's had more scoops in five years than the entire lamestream media combined, and that's gone on to very tangibly change the world we live in for the better. There are still wars and injustices to be stopped, but as Julian Assange said, you have to first know what the governmental and corporate crimes are before you know how to do anything about them. And today, thanks to the Internet, and thanks to the web revolution, and above all thanks to Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks, peoples of the world have that information like never before.
If that's the definition of a misogynist pig - a gentleman of a man who creates a system for sharing the truth about corruption for all mankind - then we should all, male and female both - be misogynist pigs.
As a woman who works in a violence against women organisation but most of all as a survivor I am offended by the so-called sexual assault accusations against Julian Assange. There are REAL victims of rape out there everyday! Women who suffer alone in silence & shame! SHAME on Assange's accusers for making a mockery of this horrid crime & SHAME on Sweden too!
Did she say 'misogynist pig'? lol sure. the allegations of rape were totally bogus as are Sweden's ridiculously one-sided rape laws in general, as they are in many other Western countries too, where a person who is falsely accused of rape has very little legal protection. Just look at how many men were freed from false rape accusations, after serving years in prison of course, by the Innocence Project after DNA testing. There's evidence that shows about half of all rape accusations are false.
Either term is probably misplaced in the extreme in reference to Julian Assange. It is clear that the forces of secrecy are wanting to provoke a desire to trivialise WikiLeaks. Also, to those who feel that WikiLeaks is in cahoots with Mossad, pedophile rings etc - perhaps your accusations would have some substance if you could demonstrate that WikiLeaks has been presented with relevant information and has refused to put it out.
I don't care who Julian Assange is. I care what he does. I don't care who he worked for in the past, or whether he said this or did that at some point. If he chooses to align himself with the people, and actually follows through on it, then I wish him all the luck in the world. Why wouldn't I? I would wish the same for ANY person that was attempting to help us free ourselves from this global system of tyranny and enslavement. I would be a fool not to.
Strange how two words from a sadly misinformed woman can have more impact than a well informed man telling home truths about corruption in banking.
I'm born in Sweden and i know what kind of bitches swedish politicians are, they do exactly what the americans say. I have no doubt that this 'rape' case is fabricated to get hands on Julian and later on handed over to the US. The whole case is a fucking circus.
Assange is a hero.
I'm so sick of it all. Will it never end? At any rate I want to say the other girl's just as much to blame.
- Anna Ardin
Apparently Swedish laws are unique. If you have a penis you're half a rapist before you even get through customs.
- Scott Adams
If I am able to reveal what I know, everyone will realise this is all a charade. If I could tell the British courts, I suspect it would make extradition a moot point.
- Björn Hurtig
I can tell you that the Swedish prosecution still hasn't provided copies of those SMS texts that have been referred to. Those texts are some of the most powerful exculpatory evidence. In Australia prosecutors have a very grave duty to disclose such evidence to courts when seeking the grave exercise of a court's power against an individual. Yet in Sweden in this case, in the first hearings to obtain an arrest warrant, those texts were not submitted to the Swedish court, which is highly improper.
- James Catlin
The prosecutor could achieve this broadening of the law during Assange's trial so he can be convicted of a crime that didn't exist at the time he allegedly committed it. She would need to. There is no precedent for this. The Swedes are making it up as they go along.
- James Catlin
Julian Assange will surely learn that considering what WikiLeaks has published, he's got a few enemies in the Pentagon, the CIA, and the White House. Sweden began an investigation into rape which was later dismissed. Assange was even denied residence in Sweden. One can only speculate to what extent the security agencies of the US were involved. And considering the obvious interest of the US to silence WikiLeaks, is it likely Assange will have an accident of the 'Boston brakes' kind in the coming years? Or will he be snared with compromising information of the 'honey trap' kind?
- 'Drozd' at Flashback 23 October 2010
The truth will out, the truth wins out. Let no journalist ever again speculate into what the protocols say. Six months of digging and the people at Flashback have the actual documents. The sleaze printed by rags such as the Daily Mail, Sweden's Aftonbladet and Expressen, and perhaps above all the toxic Nick Davies of the Guardian, can stand no more. Yet more: these documents are an indictment of the 'news organisations' who've printed deliberate inaccuracies all along or even worse: refused to print anything at all. Nick Davies' account of the protocols was maliciously skewed; both Aftonbladet and Expressen had copies early on and printed nothing. Bloggers had copies but arrogantly kept the information to their Smeagol selves.
- The Assange Police Protocol: Translator's Note
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