George Washington once said, “Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it.
The first President of the United States of America said this. I have to wonder why the world cannot receive his message. It took a man like Julian Assange to prove that Washington’s first wish can come true – if we allow the conduct of our actions to rise to the level of being distinguished from that of lies, corruption, and malice.
What happens when a government goes corrupt behind it’s citizen’s backs? The citizens then find themselves oppressed – and regress into a mode of psychological recluse. We tend to – over time- accept that which is, and simply forget our own virtues. We cling to our own little lives, and put the blinders on to everything else bigger than it. Our conduct then, is just as pervasive and malicious as those rising above on the tower of authority in each of our individual nations. We then become the villain as well for not speaking up and out against what we don’t agree with for again – fear that our security and happiness will be hampered with imprisonment or worse.
The powerless do have a voice – and the only time they are powerless is when they allow themselves to be the living epitome of that title. Julian Assange changed the channel for everyone and used not by force, but example, a tactic that could not be backed up into recluse. Neither him nor you or I can change the information that has been put forth. Neither him nor you or I should want to change what has happened.
The United States and other nations have indeed been placed on the defensive for the time being and perhaps there will be change for the better – for the benefit of us “powerless” individuals. Perhaps it will only induce more nefarious acts by our governments in even more secretive ways. We will soon find that true colors will fly – and we will also see if Julian Assange’s attempts to make the world a better place will be a proven tactic, or if it will be the enabler of governments to act in such ways that a revolution comes about.
We will see…
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