I normally don’t do movie reviews here, but after watching “The Fifth Estate” yesterday I felt that I ought to warn everybody that this is a crude hatchet job clearly aimed at maliciously slandering Julian Assange and, through him, his defiance of our “1%” overlords.
A quick visit on Wikipedia showed me that there was some “controversy” around the movie. I will let you read that section yourself, but let me tell you that the truth is infinitely worse than what Wikipedia might suggest.
As in most Anglo movies, the setup is clearly “good guys” versus “bad guys”. The viewer immediately “gets it” that “good guy #1” is Daniel Berg. Fair enough, since the movie is based on his book. But then, the list gets longer. Other “good guys” include:
- The organizers of a hacker conference (which Assange rudely interrupts)
- Daniel’s paramour (who clearly hates Assange)
- Daniel’s parents (to whom Assange is rude)
- A reporter from The Guardian (who, unlike Assange, stands for “real journalism”)
- Some White woman in a senior position in the White House (representing a “caring” government official and a “minority” – women)
- Some Black guy also in a senior position in the White House (also representing a “caring” government official and a “minority” – Blacks)
- Some Libyan traitor who spies for Uncle Sam (who is put in grave danger because of Assange)
So if you did not get it yet, let me help you a little:
Hackers good – Assange bad
Paramours good – Assange bad
Old folks good – Assange bad
Corporate media journalists good – Assange bad
US Government good – Assange bad
US Government good – Assange bad
Traitors who sell out to Uncle Sam good – Assange bad
As for Assange, he is a fanatic who does not care for the consequences of his actions, he is rude to everybody, he is narcissistic and insecure, and he is also a megalomaniac and a psychopath. The entire world of “good guys” (see above) are trying to hammer some reason into him, alas – in vain. Assange crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy.
There is one funny thing about this otherwise sickening propaganda movie: the lines delivered by Benedict Cumberbatch (who plays Assange) are totally convincing, at least to me. Whether this shows an attempt at “balance” on the part of the director or whether this is an expression of my own alienation from society is unclear. But to me, the Assange in the movie wins every single argument.
Bottom line: regardless of who ordered that movie from Bill Condon – it is a sickening propaganda movie whose sole purpose is to discredit Assange and to show him (and everything he stands for) as a dangerous lunatic. Our imperial overlords have done everything to isolate and crush Assange who is now holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK and gradually forgotten by everybody. But even that was not good enough for them. Now to further make him pay they have come up with a full-length movie whose sole purpose is to convince us that our governments are basically good and worthy of respect and gratitude, while Assange is an irresponsible psychopath.
One man alone against a planetary system of power based on violence and lies. This is how I see this plot. If anything, this movie has convinced me that Julian Assange is a true hero who deserves our respect, gratitude and support. As for the scumbags who made money for smearing him – let history judge them.
UPDATE: for Assange’s take on this movie see here: http://wikileaks.org/First-Letter-from-Julian-Assange.html
Have you seen this hit piece on Snowden, Greenwald and Assange from the New Republic?
Let me give you the highlights:
Snowden and Assange blew the whistle because they were “fueled by a deep disdain for progressive social policies”; because “the white house was won by a liberal democrat”; and because they “despised the liberal state and wanted to wound it.” Those are direct quotes from the article. They also try to tie these individuals to….you guessed it: neo-Nazis, anti-Semitism and holocaust denial.
@OldEz: yes, it is simply pathetic how the doubleplusgoodthinking and hyper-loyal corporate Ziomedia trashes Assange, Manning, Snowden and Greenwald. Their hatred just goes to show how deep their fear of becoming irrelevant is.
We will spit on their graves…
The zionist Jews who own/run the Guardian do another one of their trademark smears. The Guardian was heavily involved in the creation of that smear film, BTW.
Targeting Snowden: Expelled plagiarist, CIA/NSA/MI6 and media manipulation
“I am writing a book about you. The inside story on your life and your dealings and who stands behind you. I will make a million dollars off the book and I will claim to know all your deepest and darkest secrets. Even though we have never met I will not contact you or interview you or even attempt to speak with those close to you. Yet I am an expert on your life, and will tell the world all about you. Along with my book I will give interviews on the radio and on television and tell the world all about you and there is nothing you can do because you can’t. You are trapped in your own little world and your life is part of the public record so you can not touch me and you can not sue me or even protest. We have never met but that is not important, I will make up whatever I need, and I will not pay you a penny as I exploit you and your life. Sound scary? Weird? Ridiculous? Unbelievable? You bet! But that is exactly what the Guardian’s plagiarizer-Russophobe-hater-of-truth, copy and paste “award winning journalist” Luke Harding has done to Edward Snowden.”
Pretty much the same can be said of the film. Unfortunately, Robles misses the point of the Guardian’s existence, and ziofascist power at work. The Guardian is a zionist house organ and always promotes the disinformation zionist Jews/Israel wants it to promote. What the Guardian says comes directly from Tel Aviv. Their smears and attacks on people, governments and countries are zionist Jew/Israeli smears and attacks. The various American/European/Saudi regimes, etc., are used by these parasites to keep zionist/Israeli influence hidden. It’s how they operate, have pretty much always operated. It’s role was exposed long ago to any who were paying attention. It’s so-called progressive or leftist reputation is merely a front used to ply progressives and leftists with zionist/NWO rubbish and bamboozle people into thinking the ziofascist toss the Guardian regurgitates is leftist or progressive.
Agree with you about the Guardian, Bot Tak, but everything about Snowden and Greenwald points to them being disinfo agents – the huge, almost instant, publicity they received, nothing new released that hadn’t been reported by real whistle blowers years ago(and hidden by the MSM) and the selectivity and timing of their “scoops”.
The final proof for me came when Greenwald (a gay Jew) went to Tel Aviv and compared Snowden to the spy Pollard, whom he said should be released.
It must be remembered that the various government security agencies have billions of dollars with a substantial proportion being spent on propaganda and misinformation.
Not too sure if Assange really is legitimate but I am also a bit suspicious about his easily won publicity and his highly selective releases with nothing at all critical of Israel.
@Good guys/Bad guys…
I watched recently a film about WWII. It became perfectly clear (before it was only clear) that all these movies are made following a template established at Holywood during the war, which had only a scant relation to reality. Invariably Nazis (and subsequently all baddies) behave like American gangsters, SS like the corrupt Sheriffs of the Wild West, Germans are invariably perfidious insensitive brutes (especially insensitive to the sufferances of little nice, warm, humane, honest Jews).
All films are propaganda and sooner or later along the narrative they will introduce the “holocaust”.
@Anonymous:everything about Snowden and Greenwald points to them being disinfo agents
This is an absolutely ridiculous theory and it makes me wonder what it would take to make you – and they many, alas, who agree with you – to change your/their minds? Maybe a public crucifixion?
Seriously, the notion that anybody in the alphabet soup would have an agent holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy or living in Moscow with no ways of communicating with them is simply goofy. As for the publicity – even Paris Hilton and the Kardashians get publicity for heaven’s sake, and much more than these men. And then, of course, there is the “killer argument”: there is very little about Israel in these docs. Now that can only come from a person who never worked with classified documents and who does not understand that “secret” is a *LOW* level of classification and that even “top secret” is really *MEDIUM-LOW*. The real role of Israel in US politics or the role of the US “deep state” in 911 would never EVER be placed in documents classified at that level. Besides, it is not like the US and Israel put the key stuff in writing anyway. As for an analyst writing a serious report about the Israeli penetration of the USA – it would be “career suicide”. So forget about that. Finally, the rules of political correctness FULLY apply to classified documents, trust me here, please, I have seen in myself.
People totally confuse “classified” and “truthful”. I am telling you, there is no document explaining the truth about the murder of Kennedy, 911 or how Israel controls Congress. Even if you classified a document like that “really super dooper top secret code 077 in 2 copies only” that would STILL be a career suicide. Besides, the higher you can in the system, the more you believe in its propaganda and the more you become acutely aware of what your bosses want to hear from you.
Sorry, but the notion that Assange or Snowden are some kind of “agents of influence” trained by the alphabet soup to execute a disinformation mission is absolutely ridiculous and you will not find a single person who worked in intelligence to buy it. That is simply not how things are done.
And then there is Greenwald who is a gay Jew. SO FUCKING WHAT?! Does that means that he cannot be loyal to values of freedom and openness and that he has to be an agent for the (gay section) of the Mossad?
For Pete’s sake – Manning is a homo cross dresser. SO WHAT?! He still was moved by what he saw and he took a huge risk to make it known to the world.
Do you really believe that only macho gentiles can be true whistle-blowers?! How about Mordechai Vanunu then? Or do you think that he is also a Mossad plant placed to disinform the planet about the true state of Israel’s nukes?
Please consider this: by spreading totally baseless and unwarranted rumors about Assange and Snowden you are only helping Uncle Sam and his AngoZionist Empire. You are doing the exact same thing that the director of The Fifth Estate is doing, except you are doing it for free. Or are you? (-: see, I can be paranoid too :-)
Caution is good – but -paranoia sucks.
Anonymous said…04 February, 2014 14:43
I’ve heard the arguments about Snowden, and before him, Assange, working for Israel/the west under deep cover. Seen nothing definitive that would convince they are, though. I’m fairly certain the Berg character who was at Wikileaks does work for Israel due to the way he operated in trying to destroy Wikileaks.
The use of double agents is nothing new, both in the spook world and in the media, so it is possible. Oswald was one for a while, of sorts, sent by the USA to the USSR to pretend to be a defector.
Greenwald, I’m a little more wary about due to his choice of employers. He worked for Salon before going to the Guardian. Salon is the American version of what the Guardian is in the UK, only more zionist and centrist (both are Haaretz clones). To work for either as a regular columnist expected to seriously influence the readership, one can be sure there is a fairly stiff loyalty vetting process. One of the roles of zionist gatekeepers is to keep a close eye on individuals Israel wants info on, or influence with. I’m not claiming Greenwald is a gatekeeper, but past experience encourages a healthy skepticism of “insiders” who become “outsiders”.
BTW, this is an interesting piece about Pollard, and what led to the USA going after him:
Why And How Alexander Litvinenko Was Assassinated
Note that the author, Ford, in 2008 was claiming Israel poisoned Arafat with polonium.
This is OT, regarding Syria. But found it an very interesting interview with Iran’s foreign minister Zarif, albeit starting somewhat slow.
It’s in English, despite the German description:
@вот так:I’m fairly certain the Berg character who was at Wikileaks does work for Israel due to the way he operated in trying to destroy Wikileaks.
That is a far more plausible scenario. As Christ said, you can judge a tree by its fruits. That is still one of the very best methods I know of.
@Assange, Snowden deep cover…..
This is dust in the eyes. Typical “ad hominem” argument.
The Anglo-American show business set the template for Nazi Germany and not vice versa, although the latter conclusion is a well understandable fallacy. Up to the very last, Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi was the best and brightest disciple on European soil.
Braindead infotainment is what Western Culture is all about. Nazis firmly belong in the West; Manning, Assange, and Snowden not so.
Dieudonne banned from the UK
Anelka was charged by the FA with making a gesture that was “abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper”.
I wonder if the people at the FA read some of the newspapers in the UK or watch stuff on television to judge the striker in this way. They play it dirty to get their way.
Brilliantly written letter by Assange.
It’s perfect. It’s polite and its honest. It comes across as so genuine.
Thank you for posting the link.