BULLSHIT! – Julian Assange Behind Bars!

7 12 2010

Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, is being held in London after turning himself in to face extradition to Sweden for total bullshit sex-crime charges. (Al Jazeera story) He was denied bail and has an extradition hearing on December 14. There’s a lot to this story, and I’ve mentioned it before. I’m a bit disgusted by this. It seems that the release of several thousand diplomatic “cables” has motivated the rulers of the world to put a stop to this man, and this is very sad.

  • November 28, 2010 – On the day that the site was planning to release some 250,000 US State Department cables, Wikileaks reported on twitter that the site was under a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. The site was down for several hours. (link)
  • November 29, 2010 – Twitter user, th3j35t3r, claimed responsibility for the attack, that it was “for attempting to endanger the lives of our troops and other assets.” (link)
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – Amazon.com announced that it would cease hosting Wikileak’s “cablegate” site that could be found at cablegate.wikileaks.org after being pressured by government assholes, including the staff of Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate’s committee on homeland security. (link) Fuck Joe Lieberman. I really hate that guy.
  • Thursday, December 2, 2010 – EveryDNS.net unlisted wikileaks.org, meaning that typing the address into a browser brings up the Wikileaks website, which can currently be found at ip address: and at wikileaks.ch/. EveryDNS.net cited threats to their infrastructure (from DDOS attacks)  as the reason for removing the listing and stated that they had no objection to the content. (link)
  • Saturday, December 4, 2010 – Paypal closed Wikileaks account, stating “our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity.” Paypal was Wikileaks primary source of donations. (link)
  • Monday, December 6, 2010 – Julian Assange’s Swiss bank account was closed, reportedly because he had given false information, namely that he was a resident of Sweden. (link)
  • Monday, December 6, 2010 – Mastercard stopped allowing payments to Wikileaks. (link)
  • Monday, December 6, 2010 – A warrant was issued for the arrest of Julian Assange in Britain. (link)
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 – Visa followed suit and also stopped payments to the website. (link)
  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 – Assange held and denied bail in London.

There are a lot of links for that last one. This article at the Daily Mail is a good source on how things got to be this way. Presumably in fear of Britain’s rape shield law, the identities of the accusers are not given. They are confusingly referred to as Sarah and Jessica. Sarah’s real name is Anna Ardin and Jessica’s real name is Sofia Wilen. In the following quote, the names have been corrected and bolded to implicate the guilty:

What happened next is difficult to explain. The most likely interpretation of events is that as a result of a one-night stand, one participant came to regret what had happened.

Sofia was worried she could have caught a sexual disease, or even be pregnant: and this is where the story takes an intriguing turn. She then decided to phone Anna — whom she had met at the seminar, and with whom Assange had been staying — and apparently confided to her that she’d had unprotected sex with him.

At that point, Anna said that she, too, had slept with him.

As a result of this conversation, Ms. Ardin reportedly phoned an acquaintance of Assange and said that she wanted him to leave her apartment. (He refused to do so, and maintains that she only asked him to leave three days later, on the Friday of that week.)

How must Anna have felt to discover that the man she’d taken to her bed three days before had already taken up with another woman? Furious? Jealous? Out for revenge? Perhaps she merely felt aggrieved for a fellow woman in distress.

Having taken stock of their options for a day or so, on Friday, August 20, Anna and Sofia took drastic action.

They went together to a Stockholm police station where they said they were seeking advice on how to proceed with a complaint by Ms. Wilen against Assange.

According to one source, Sofia wanted to know if it was possible to force Assange to undergo an HIV test. Anna Ardin, the seasoned feminist warrior, said she was there merely to support Sofia. But she also gave police an account of what had happened between herself and Assange a week before.

The message here is be careful who you fuck in Sweden, especially if you’re famous. I suppose if you’re not you can use a fake name and a throw-away phone.

Anna Ardin: 

Sofia Wilen: 

Much has been written on this story. There are people who think Ardin is an agent of some sort and even people who think that Assange is. I particularly like the perspective of Israel Shamir at Counterpunch, which I discovered via W.F. Price of The Spearhead:

Rape is a horrible crime, and it should not be stretched to encompass minor misdemeanors and moral failings (like the failure to give an encouraging phone call the next day). Tellingly, when the complainant’s advocate was asked why the young women were unsure whether they were raped, he replied: “They are not lawyers”.

That’s right, you gotta be a lawyer to know when you’ve been raped.

Men’s Rights and Whatnot

20 06 2010

I am not a Men’s Rights Activist and I never will be. I will never be any kind of activist. I don’t really care. I don’t like feminism and all, but I feel like I don’t have much more to say on the matter than what I’ve already said. My feeling is that feminism has done it’s damage and that it’s silly to bother with whatever the hell modern feminists are bitching about at any given moment. It’s good to pay attention when they lobby the legislature/voters, but that’s about it. I’ve thought about going back and digging through what second-wave feminists actually said, and I still might. The point would be to get people to question what is now the status quo, but I don’t know if that would actually work. The thought of being a political activist of any sort fills me with meh. It doesn’t seem to be a very manly pursuit.

F. Roger Devlin

8 11 2009

There are 4 articles by F. Roger Devlin relating to changes in Western mating habits that are available online. If there are any more, I don’t know about them. He writes for the Occidental Quarterly, which is extremely politically incorrect. I haven’t read much of the work published there, but I’m sure that many of the authors are widely considered to be white supremacists or at least racial nationalists or something. I don’t much care, as these articles are not about race. Ignoring that, many are still likely to find this author extremely offensive. Devlin has nothing good to say about feminism. Not now, not in 1962, not ever. That and he says things like, “Marriage, like most useful things, was probably invented by men…”

The first is Sexual Utopia in Power (pdf), published in the Summer 2006 issue of the Occidental Quarterly. He talks describes how feminism came about and changed things with greater clarity and understanding than I’ve seen anywhere else.

The second is Rotating Polyandry – And It’s Enforcers (pdf), published in the Summer 2007 issue of the Occidental Quarterly. He reviews two books, one asking why women leave seemingly happy marriages, and one about the ruthlessness of the state in punishing men for marrying women that later leave them. Any male considering marriage needs to read this twice.

The third is called The Feminine Sexual Counter-Revolution and it’s Limitations (pdf), written for but not published in the Occidental Quarterly. Here he reviews a recent book by Wendy Shalit (author of A Return to Modesty).

The fourth is simply called Home Economics (html), and was published in several parts on a website called The Last Ditch. This is sort-of a repackaging of the same ideas. If you read none of the rest, read this.