Iran: 103-year-old beats coronavirus

The USA Military is a larger pandemic in the world, which has killed more folks than the current flu, (It is just a flu, man made or not), and will continue kill tens of thousands of innocent children and old folks in Lands the USA has no right to be in after the current flu which is not as bad as some in the past.

In other words, world wide, the elites are whipping the sheep into a fear frenzy on purpose, for the benefit of the elites.

Any sheep which care to pull their heads out of their sheep asses, will come to understand, the elites, believe several million at least, humans need to be killed, so they don’t have to feed the “useless food eaters”.

The ass holes are not trying to keep you alive, they want you dead!
So whats up with all this fear porn?

I suspect once the elites gets the sheep running frantically, bleating in fear, the elites will turn the head of the herd in the direction of the slaughterhouse doors!

Wonder why them medical folks are not working on a Vaccine for the zionist Zombie Virus which causes the Ratschilds controlled “governments” like the Israhell, UK, France, Belgium, USA, to have their Military to murder all them hundreds of thousands of innocent children and old folks?

As far as this current boogie man, the American sheep are absolute idiots!

The Ole Dog!

A medical staff examines a sample from a patient at Keyvan Virology Laboratory to confirm the coronavirus cases in Tehran, Iran on 10 March 2020 [Fatemeh Bahram/Anadolu Agency]

A 103-year-old Iranian woman successfully recovered after contracting the deadly coronavirus, which has claimed thousands of lives worldwide since early this year, reports Anadolu Agency.

According to Nevid Danayi, the rector of Semnan University of Medical Sciences, the old lady was discharged from the hospital, becoming the second oldest person ever to recover from the disease known as COVID-19.

Danayi, without disclosing the identity of the survivor, said the patient fully recovered.

A week ago, Chinese authorities said another 103-year-old individual was discharged from hospital after recovering in six days.

OPINION: Media bias is politicising the coronavirus pandemic coverage

Worldwide, out of over 198,500 confirmed cases, the death toll now exceeds 7,900, while more than 82,500 patients have recovered, according to Worldometer, a website that compiles new case numbers.

The number of active cases is more than 107,500 – 94% mild and 6% in critical condition, according to the website.

The World Health Organization has declared Europe the new epicenter of the virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China last December.


Iran: 103-year-old beats coronavirus

Why Iraqis Hate the U.S. Troops Who Occupy Their Country

USA/DC Murders the Head of State of Iraq, using an occupation government’s kangaroo courts.

I did my war, never smelled right to me, the things I saw the USA do, the outright lies, the betrayal of it’s own troops, using them, putting them in mortal danger, using them as Henry Pissinger said “military men” should be used!

“Military men are stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy”.
Henry the War Criminal Pissinger.

The War Criminal “Nobel Peace Prize” recipient.

Came home, trying to figure out WTF?????????????

One day studying to give a lecture to some Seabees on the “Laws of War”, I read the official USA definition of terrorism, a terrorist, and. a. terrorist organization.

Being a pilgrim who always tries to be honest with myself, I realized three things.

USA/DC was a War Criminal terrorist international corporation.

USA/DC was involved in terrorism all around the world as well as in the occupied by the USA/DC corporation hostage milk cow “States”.

I was one of their foreign terrorist, as I was used to terrorize foreign peoples and countries.

The Ole Dog is old now, but when he was young, the US Military, because of the horror of the evil of the war crimes the USA/DC made on the American people, Civilians, little children, old grandmas & Grandpas, burning, looting , gang raping, mass murdering with the USA Military, by LAW, the US Military was FORBID, not ALLOWED, to be used as American cops, leg breakers and killers, in their own occupied land.

Pap BadBush, the evil serial baby raper, started blurring the rules, using “State” of Texas “National Guard” tanks, attack helicopters, armored personnel carriers, as well as some pretty convincing evidence US active duty special forces Military snipers were used against the Branch Divenians who were either shot, murdered by the USA “government”, or burnt alive in their church as the children were by the pedophilic Uncle Sugar, as a burnt offering to whatever child raping demon “god”the perverted evil old BadBush served.

The queer village idiot son of the evil pedoist BadBush, Jr. served as the hand puppet while the Kill em All for Jesssssus Warvangelical Israhell worshiping “christian” child raping political whores, while they dismantled the protection from the rape robbery burning, looting, mass murdering of the civilian population which the USA/DC US Military did 1861-1865, and the 10 years of unadulterated hell of “Reconstruction” on the Southern people, happening again to Americans at the hands of an out of control USA war Criminal Military backed by a War Criminal administration.

Russia helped Uncle Sugar rape, rob, mass murder American Civilians with the help of the Russian Navy.

Look it up!

And here you thought the two were enemies!

USA made America fight Japan in WW 2 to keep “Uncle Joe”, as FDR called the insane psychopath and mass murderer Joseph Stalin, and Russias from having to fight Japan, (which was a thing Russia and Japan did from time to time), while they were fighting Germany.

So while Russia got a one front war, USA forced America to fight a two front war, which America should never have been involved in.

Here is a clue, the two, DC and Moscow, are owned and operated by the same red Russian Khazarian Mafia, The Red Shield.

They are not going to have an all out war with each other.

Oh they might fight proxy wars in other countries, such is good for arms sales, the economy of stealing from the workers to buy weapons built in factories by international corporations which are owned and operated by the same child raping Usury “banking Anti-Human blood sucking parasites who are financing at Usury interest rates of course, both sides of every war since at least Napoleon.

No problem getting a few million Russians and Americans slaughtered here and there, as long as the Rats and their minions of evil, don’t have to do the fighting and dying.

Americans must realize, USA/DC is NOT their country.
It is not even a government.
It is a corporation which farms them, and views them, as soul-less cattle to be raped at will, sold at will, murdered at will, kidnapped/imprisoned at will, while being used as a usury debt slave in whatever shortened life Americans may have with Voodoo medicine, Heavy metal Vaccines, GMO poison sprayed empty calorie Frankinfood, 5-G Cancer causing French fried environment and fluoridated water.

Americans must Look Inward, at the lust and evil in their own lives, their own souls.

Stop trying to force better people morally than you to repent of their sins, when you will not even agknowedge you own massive stock piled Karma of steaming shit Americans must repent of, before any hope of forgiveness, and a chance to build a good America again, not an Empire, thats what made America the shit hole it is.

A good country who’ss souls understand some demon angry pedophilic war god DID NOT pick them to rule the earth with an iron rod, applying it liberally!

Only Americans can save America, look in a mirror at the problem with America today!

The Ole Dog!

Retired Marine’s message about travel ban goes viral

2,306,988 views•Feb 10, 2017

Fox News, Hannity

Marine in Iraq [Steve Gern, Marine Staff Sergeant (Ret.)]:

“We discussed the executive order [banning Iraqis from coming to U.S.], and their displeasure in this executive order, why they feel like they’ve been betrayed by the United States, and … I asked a simple question: As an American if I went out into the town right now, would I be welcomed? And they answered absolutely not, you would not be welcomed. And I said, what would happen? And they said, the locals would snatch me up and kill me within an hour. I’d be tortured first, and after they were done torturing me, I’d probably be beheaded, it would go on video, for everybody to see as an example. … What I am trying to make is this, is the local populace, that would do this. This isn’t al-Qaeda, this isn’t the PMU, this isn’t the militia from the Iranians, this is the local populace that would do this. So, my question then was pretty simple: If you would do this to me, in your country, why would I let you in my country? Because all this means to me is that if you have the opportunity, to take the life of an American, you would do it. If this is the way some of those cultures feel, this is the way that these countries feel about Americans, why would you be so naive to believe that if they came to the United States, they would do anything any different from what they would do right here in their own country?”

Actually, there is no comparison between those two situations (one of those Iraqis in America, versus that same person in U.S.-occupied Iraq), and here is why:

We invaded their land. We did it on the basis of Bush’s lies that Bush had conclusive evidence that Saddam was six months from a nuclear weapon and had been behind the 9/11 attacks. He blatantly misrepresented the evidence that he did have. And instead of Bush, or any of his successors, apologizing for this — the destruction of Iraq (on the basis of lies) — there has been continued military occupation of Iraq, and forcing of its Government to do what our lying Government demands, such as privatizing the oil and paying international oil companies to exploit and market it — their oil.

The reason why “they feel they’ve been betrayed” by Trump’s bar against any Iraqi relocating to America is that many of these Iraqis had been hired by U.S. firms to do translating or other essential assistance to the invaders, and so they are themselves now hated by the locals, their own countrymen, and they think that the only safety for them and their families would be to move, along with their families, to America. They are therefore now terrified, at finding themselves stranded in Iraq, where they are very reasonably considered to be traitors.

Furthermore, the U.S. did seize many innocent Iraqis, and subject them to torture; so, why would that be okay but the locals seizing some of the invaders and subjecting them to torture NOT be okay? Are the invaders (the U.S. forces) innocent? Maybe some of them are, but, really, should they be presumed to have been innocent and the Iraqis, whom our Government seized and tortured, be considered to have been guilty? Guilty of what? Defending their country? Against this evil invasion? Okay, so the evil was in the U.S. President, George W. Bush, and in his also lying V.P. Dick Cheney, etc., and other top-level Bush Administration war-criminals, and not necessarily in the troops who simply did what they were told to do. But in World War II, were all of Hitler’s troops innocent? They weren’t the ones who were primarily responsible, but were they INNOCENT? They did what they were paid to do, but were THEY innocent? Really? One may say that they were less guilty than America’s troops in Iraq were, because those German soldiers were conscripts, whereas ours are volunteers.

For Steve Gern to be hated in Iraq while he was in Iraq is not, at all, comparable to an Iraqi citizen who was a traitor to his country and is now provided refuge in America (which Trump’s executive order prevents). They’re totally different types of case. That Iraqi who seeks refuge in the U.S. isn’t any invader. But Gern was. All Americans in Iraq are invaders and military occupiers, on the basis solely of lies that George W. Bush and his team spouted in 2002. There’s no comparison. That Fox ‘News’ interview is sheer propaganda.

This isn’t to say that Steve Gern doesn’t believe what he asserts. It is only to say that what he is asserting is stupid because it is blind to the reality, which the other side see very clearly because their country was invaded and is militarily occupied by Gern and the other U.S. troops in their country.

And it’s not about “the culture,” such as Gern said. Gern asserted that “If this is the way some of those cultures feel, this is the way that these countries feel about Americans,” but the difference here is instead between occupier versus occupied, it’s not about anything “cultural.” Military occupiers are not liked. Not anywhere. Especially not after the invasion destroyed the country and contaminated it with toxins. And if the invading country has invaded on the basis of lies — as the U.S. did in Iraq and now routinely does — then those occupying troops are normally hated. Gern is blind to that basic reality. Furthermore, America’s invasion and occupation of Iraq destroyed Iraq.


Why Iraqis Hate the U.S. Troops Who Occupy Their Country

IsraHell red Russian Non Semitic Turkmen mongrel Khazarian Scientists Claim It’s ‘Pure Luck’ They Were Already Working On A COVID-19 Vaccine Prior To The Outbreak

Despite the fact that vaccines often take 10 to 12 years to develop, Israeli researchers would have us believe that because of some ‘pure luck’ they could have a new vaccine for the coronavirus ready for the market within the next 90 days:

Israeli scientists are on the cusp of developing the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus, according to Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis. If all goes as planned, the vaccine could be ready within a few weeks and available in 90 days, according to a release.

“Congratulations to MIGAL [The Galilee Research Institute] on this exciting breakthrough,” Akunis said. “I am confident there will be further rapid progress, enabling us to provide a needed response to the grave global COVID-19 threat,” Akunis said, referring to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

For the past four years, a team of MIGAL scientists has been developing a vaccine against infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), which causes a bronchial disease affecting poultry. The effectiveness of the vaccine has been proven in pre-clinical trials carried out at the Veterinary Institute.

“Our basic concept was to develop the technology and not specifically a vaccine for this kind or that kind of virus,” said Dr. Chen Katz, MIGAL’s biotechnology group leader. “The scientific framework for the vaccine is based on a new protein expression vector, which forms and secretes a chimeric soluble protein that delivers the viral antigen into mucosal tissues by self-activated endocytosis, causing the body to form antibodies against the virus.”

Endocytosis is a cellular process in which substances are brought into a cell by surrounding the material with cell membrane, forming a vesicle containing the ingested material.

In pre-clinical trials, the team demonstrated that the oral vaccination induces high levels of specific anti-IBV antibodies, Katz said.

“Let’s call it pure luck,” he said. “We decided to choose coronavirus as a model for our system just as a proof of concept for our technology.”

But after scientists sequenced the DNA of the novel coronavirus causing the current worldwide outbreak, the MIGAL researchers examined it and found that the poultry coronavirus has high genetic similarity to the human one, and that it uses the same infection mechanism, which increases the likelihood of achieving an effective human vaccine in a very short period of time, Katz said.

“All we need to do is adjust the system to the new sequence,” he said. “We are in the middle of this process, and hopefully in a few weeks we will have the vaccine in our hands. Yes, in a few weeks, if it all works, we would have a vaccine to prevent coronavirus.”

MIGAL would be responsible for developing the new vaccine, but it would then have to go through a regulatory process, including clinical trials and large-scale production, Katz said.

Akunis said he has instructed his ministry’s director-general to fast-track all approval processes with the goal of bringing the human vaccine to market as quickly as possible.

“Given the urgent global need for a human coronavirus vaccine, we are doing everything we can to accelerate development,” MIGAL CEO David Zigdon said. The vaccine could “achieve safety approval in 90 days,” he said.


Yep, I AM a “Johnny REB!


Was there when Gaius crossed the Rubicon-
Was there When the Christ died as he was spat upon-

Was there when Ragnar hanged two hundred French soldiers as sacrifices to Viking gods of Real Men-
Was there when Richard rushed the arrow clouded walls of Jerusalem-

Was there at Hastings when William kicked the dead English king with his spurred boot-
Was there when Willam Wallace breathed his last in London, unrepentant and mute-

Was there when the bitter cold at Valley Forge closed in-
When Yorktown fell, I was there again-

And yes I was a Confederate “Rebel” named John-
I Damn well did not Surender, I died with my boots on!

The Confederate Rebel Ole Dog!

The Teaching of Reincarnation Have ALWAYS Been Attacked By Evil Asses Such As The Pedophile Ratschilds

The is a war which has raged through the ages.
That war is a perversion. of Nature.
This war through th ages is not natural.
This war Keeps Humanity from achieving spiritual growth and eventual enlightenment.

Nature is set up to be whole.

God if you will, although that term is simply one humans made up to try to describe the power behind Nature, which name if there is one, can not be uttered by the human tongue, as the crude grunting noises humans make are meaningless in the telepathic communication on the other side of the vail.

The Dark side comes from the same source as the Light.
One can not exist without the other.

This world can not exist as it does, as a school, a place souls learn, a place where spiritual growth, the acquiring of Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom is possible without the Dark side.

If there is no evil to measure the good by, being good is meaningless.

If there is no good to measure the evil by, then evil is meaningless.

However, the existence of families and crime cabals of such pedophilic mass murdering parasites such as the RothsRats, is a mutation of evil, not the norm.

The way “evil” or the Dark side is supposed to work is it is there to offer one anything they want to not take the path of the Light.

The Light is There, for those who wish to take the path.

Once on the path, like all beings, some get way ahead of the rest, some lag behind, way behind, and the middle is where most walk together.

The Dark side is always there, trying to slow down the rate of enlightenment, get someone to waste a few lives.
It is not personal, it is just business.

The problem is, sometimes beings which are mutated perversions of nature come along, like the Ratschilds and their kind.

See, to stop wallowing in the sewer of evil, one must want illumination more than the lust of this physical early world.

The Ratschilds and their kind, are defective.
Like beings born without sight or hearing, a mutation.
Not a beneficial mutation.
These evil child raping war starting, lying thieving sons of bitches are defective in that there is no desire, none at all to grow spiritually.

The RothsRats are Freaks of Nature.

They should not have survived, but they did.

Because they did, for thousands of years these same “souls”, these same evil asses, have stolen, raped, robbed humanity so they could be reincarnated into inbred two legged animal lines which already has most of the wealth on this rock, most of the power, most of the evil!

With no desire to get on the path to the Light, no desire to grow spiritually, no desire to stop raping little children, mass murdering humanity, stealing everything!
Trying to cause as much pain, suffering and sorrow, along with spiritual death, in humanity as these vile perversions of Nature can!

Hello Houston!
We have one Huge Big Assed Problem!

Not only is it easter to herd the sheep where the evil Ratschilds want them to go with the threat of BBQing like a goat over slow coals for ever and ever, versus appealing to their greed of getting all these riches and special privileges when they die, if they do it the wayy the cult religions run by the Ratschilds from behind the curtain of the sheep’s vast ignorance, but if the sheep come to understand reincarnation, they will come to understand the game of the RothsRats which keeps them in slavery to the Ratschilds, life after life.

I have heard many people use as an excuse to not look the evil of the RothsRats in the face, “What would it profit a man to plan a war two, there, four hundred years in advance, when he will be dead?”

Except when one comes to understand reincarnation, one comes to understand the same evil Ratschild son of a whore bitch, which planned that war three hundred years back, is back, and getting richer off of the war against humanity the same evil child raping son of a bitch planned three hundred years ago.

The body may look a bit difference, might be bald, different color hair, have a different build, but the “soul”, the essence of evil is the same.

And that Boys and girls, is why the wide acceptance of reincarnation in the world scares the Rat shit out of the RothsRats.

Because, if say the Western world embraced reincarnation to the point of understanding how it works, then the Ratschild scam would be an open book to the masses.

Then the Masses would make the Ratschilds family lines of two legged animals they use for reincarnation, receive the biblical “the sins will be vested in the children of the evil doers out past the third and fourth generations”.

Which translated means, when humanity identified a nest of Rats pulling the reincarnation slavery scam on humanity, humanity would make those family lines disappear from the face of the earth.

Talking about a world wide community ole time Rat killing in defense of humanity.

Thats why the Rats HATE the teaching of Reincarnation.

Jesus the Christ taught reincarnation, and they nailed his ass to a tree, then wrote him into their nightmare on their side.

The Ole Dog!

When Israhell Intentionally Tried to Sink an Armed with Only a few 50 cals USA Ship, Murdering Intentionally American Sailors & Marines, And USA/DC Persecuted The Survivors

This is historical fact.

The fact most Americans are too ignorant of true American history, and what the hell the international corporation doing business as THE United States OF AMERICA is up to, does not change the fact it happened, nor the fact it was a cowardly backstabbing lying attack by pussies with no honor or truth, Israhell.

The red Russian Red Shield Non Semitic Turkmen mongrel Khazarian Mafia outpost in Occupied Palestine, know as Israhell, are evil child raping ball-less blood sucking parasites.

The political whores blackmailed with Jeffery Epstein Mossad Honey Trap Videos which are on the public teat in Sodom and Gomorrah on the Potomac sold America out to the Ratschilds well back in the last century.

None of them, give a flying Trapeze about America or Americans, Especially Those Who are Vets!

The Ole Dog!

Lawyer: Man Murdered By Criminal ” law” enFORCEment During Swat Execution of Sleeping Man In No-Knock Raid at 4:30 AM When the Gestapo Murdered him.

Perhaps they were the dream police, and he was dreaming of resisting!

Folks I am sorry.

If your son is a cop, you should have raised em better.

If your husband is a cop, there is always divorce.

If you parent is a cop, one can move to another State and claim their parents were killed by out of control cops, to avoid the stigma of being kin to cops.

I am ok with American Peace Officers, although I have not seen one in years, I fear they may be extinct.

But I would not PISS on a “law’ enFORCEment “officer”, if the pedophile thieving leg breaking murdering son of a bitch was on fire.
I work for the Light, and am not allowed to help the Dark side.

Pissing on a law enFORCEment “officer” when he was on fire, might put the fire out, thus assisting the dark side.

I fight against the dark side of evil.

Now folks, if you think the “cops” had the right to do this, or if you think a government thug murdering innocent people for perverse pleasure and profit, should not be held accountable for their crimes against Humanity and Americans, get the hell away from me!

The men who suffered and many died fighting the British for freedom would gut your ass like a fish!

The Ole Dog!

This 2019 photo shows Duncan Lemp in Venice, Italy. Lemp was asleep in his bedroom when police opened fire from outside his house, killing him and wounding his girlfriend, an attorney for the 21-year-old man’s family said Friday, March 13, 2020

“The constitution is dead” was the last tweet ever sent by 21-year-old Duncan Socrates Lemp. On Thursday morning at 4:30 a.m., a Montgomery County SWAT team killed Lemp during a violent attack on his family’s home in the affluent Washington suburb of Potomac, Maryland.

Why did the SWAT team attack the home as Lemp was sleeping? The initial county police press release referred only to “firearms offenses.” County police spokeswoman Mary Davison refused to disclose either the details of Lemp’s alleged offense or the affidavit used to justify the raid. Instead, she notified me that my press inquiries were being handled under the Maryland Public Information Act which entitles government agencies to delay responding for weeks or months.

Even the search warrant used to justify the raid is reportedly sealed for 30 days. This Blue Wall of Silence is doing nothing to slow the cascade of allegations on social media that Lemp was murdered.

According to Rene Sandler, a former prosecutor who is representing the Lemp family, Montgomery County police fired into the bedroom where Lemp and his pregnant girlfriend were sleeping without warning. The gunfire was followed by two flash-bang grenades. The Supreme Court of North Carolina last month labeled flash-bangs a “weapon of mass death and destruction,” and a 2019 federal appeals court decision noted that flash bangs are “four times louder than a 12-gauge shotgun blast” with “a powerful enough concussive effect to break windows and put holes in walls.” Criminal defense lawyer Clay Conrad observed in 2010, flash-bangs are “just an assault. These things are designed to blind and deafen… You’re intentionally injuring people.”

And when gunfire and bombs ring out at 4:30 a.m., it is not surprising that someone gets killed in the commotion. Montgomery County police have offered no explanation for the timing of the raid. Instead, they issued a press release late on the day of the killing announcing a “police-involved shooting” — a weasel phrase preferred by police departments and much of the media nowadays.

After Lemp, who was a software developer, was wounded, the police handcuffed the surviving family members and his girlfriend while conducting an exhaustive search of the house. Lemp was pronounced dead at the scene. On Friday evening, the police department posted photos of five firearms (none of which were apparently illegal in themselves) they seized during the raid but omitted including a photo of Lemp’s bullet-ridden corpse. The police also modified their story to assert that Lemp had “confronted” the police officers. But this could simply mean that he stood up after the shooting or took a step towards the window from where shots were entering. The police department has not asserted that Lemp had a firearm or any other dangerous device when he was slain.

Is the version of events that Sanders offers unfair to the police? SWAT team members were reportedly wearing body cams. The ACLU of Maryland is demanding that the police “must be transparent and release all body camera footage” of the raid on Lemp’s home. The county government’s refusal to answer questions or to disclose the body cam footage is doing nothing to help its credibility.

Why was Lemp targeted? Lawyer Sandler said that the search warrant referred to Lemp as a “prohibited person” — meaning that he was prohibited from owning firearms. That could mean simply that he had a permit to use medical marijuana — a violation that would apply to tens of thousands of Maryland gun owners who use marijuana despite federal law prohibiting gun ownership combined with pot smoking. A check of Montgomery County court records [EDIT NOTE: APPARENTLY UNABLE TO SAVE SPECIFIC PAGE WITH RECORD] revealed one offense for Lemp: a speeding ticket from last year. Court records state that Lemp was only 5′ 8″ and 145 pounds but he was towering enough to terrify a SWAT team into opening fire without warning.

Lemp was apparently a member of some online pro-gun groups and had allegedly expressed interest in joining a militia. His Instagram page shows two photos with the motto “Sic Semper Tyrannis” — the Virginia “Thus Always to Tyrants” state motto, including one photo showing firearms held high. Checking his Facebook page on Friday morning, I was surprised that he and I had seven mutual friends, including a savvy libertarian lawyer lady from California. Did Lemp’s political beliefs or associations have any role on his fatal targeting by the Montgomery County police?

Maryland has a long history of deadly SWAT raids that kill innocent people or dogs — lots of dogs. After Maryland police wrongfully raided a mayor’s house and killed his canines in 2008, the legislature required police to report on every SWAT raid. Between 2010 and 2014, police in Maryland conducted over 8000 SWAT raids, killing nine people and injuring almost a hundred, as well as killing 14 animals. Those grim statistics helped spur the Maryland legislature to end SWAT recordkeeping.


Democracy in America

“Our contemporaries are constantly excited by two conflicting passions; they want to be led, and they wish to remain free: as they cannot destroy either one or the other of these contrary propensities, they strive to satisfy them both at once. They devise a sole, tutelary, and all-powerful form of government, but elected by the people. They combine the principle of centralization and that of popular sovereignty; this gives them a respite: they console themselves for being in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own guardians. Every man allows himself to be put in leading-strings, because he sees that it is not a person or a class of persons, but the people at large that holds the end of his chain.

By this system the people shake off their state of dependence just long enough to select their master, and then relapse into it again. A great many persons at the present day are quite contented with this sort of compromise between administrative despotism and the sovereignty of the people; and they think they have done enough for the protection of individual freedom when they have surrendered it to the power of the nation at large. This does not satisfy me: the nature of him I am to obey signifies less to me than the fact of extorted obedience.

~ Alexis de Tocqueville


Chelsea Manning Released From Prison, But Her Political Persecution Continues

After nearly a year in jail for refusing to participate in a secretive grand jury against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning has finally been released, but the political persecution she’s endured for a decade continues.

On Wednesday Manning attempted to take her own life, just days before she was scheduled to appear before a judge about a motion to terminate contempt sanctions.

“Manning has previously indicated that she will not betray her principles, even at risk of grave harm to herself,” her legal team said in a statement about the incident, adding, “Her actions today evidence the strength of her convictions, as well as the profound harm she continues to suffer as a result of her ‘civil’ confinement.”

The following day, Judge Anthony J. Trenga in the Eastern District of Virginia announced that the grand jury she was being tormented into participating in was dismissed and ordered her immediate release.

Manning has long stood against grand juries, due to her belief that they are used as a tool to harass and entrap activists, journalists and others who dare to question government. A belief that was arguably validated by the the judge presiding over the grand jury, who described her continued confinement as having served a “coercive purpose.”

Manning was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, but her sentence was commuted by Barack Obama in 2017 during the final days of his presidency. She should have been left alone to rebuild her life then, but the government continues to torment and persecute her.

During the trial, Manning testified extensively about her dealings with WikiLeaks. There is no need to force her to go through it again. Everything that prosecutors could have possibly wanted to know about her interactions with Assange and WikiLeaks can be found in the transcripts, meaning that this was just another way to continue to torment and torture her.

There are not many people in this world with the courage and convictions that Manning has repeatedly demonstrated. From leaking evidence of war crimes being committed by the US military to WikiLeaks during her time as an Army intelligence analyst, to her imprisonment for refusing to testify against the publisher, Manning has shown that she will always stand by her principles and do what her conscience believes to be right – even if it is at great harm to herself.

Manning’s bravery and integrity are rare and remarkable things. They should be celebrated and admired, even by those who may disagree with the means she used to get the truth out back in 2010.