Monday, August 20, 2012

Assange, Part Two

Sitting in a little coffee shop in Miami, my favorite city in the world, and watching the TV as Julian Assange gives a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The Cubans, Venezuelans, and Spaniards in the shop are laughing their heads off. They are all way too familiar with pompous egomaniacs giving speeches from balaconies to take Assange seriously.

I swear it looks like a scene out of a Woody Allen movie. He looks absurd, standing on the small balcony with a cameraman while giving his self-important speech to the "crowd" below. Ah, yes, the United States "must" do this or that . . . Sure, sure, you want fries with that?

Let the poor boy go to Ecuador. He won't last long there. Wait until he sees how Correa runs the place.


  1. It is amazing how fast Westerners run back home once they actualy experience a Socialist Paradise first hand.

  2. Assange is just like Philby, Burgess, Maclean, etc. Self regarded intellectuals with the true "vision" for mankind. If someone gets hurt because of their actions, it's never no mind they're only little people of little cost in the balance sheets of the sacred cause.
    In the end he will find Correa a tawdry small man of dangerous habits. Just as one day he will know, (just like Philby and et al found out) if not now what a sordid little man he is himself.

  3. It's that moment fools discover everything they believe is based on flim-flam and false assumptions that's so delicious. Too bad Assange isn't a contestant on a game show titled "Flummoxed"! After he experiences a few days on his own in Ecuador he'd be the grand prize winner.

  4. Guys, I'd like to see Assange nabbed, and sentenced to live out his days in North Korea--not with Correa.