A protest in support of Assange‘On the Extradition of Julian Assange’ by Susan Jarvis Bryant The Society June 18, 2022 Culture, Poetry 19 Comments . On the Extradition of Julian Assange The fiends who wield the power here on earth (The ones who gag our speech to gain control) Are shouting out just what the truth is worth By extraditing this heroic soul. For outing scarlet hand and darkest deed, The honest will be made to bow and bleed. This man exposed the wrong our rulers knew— The damning stains of crimes our czars denied. He aired the proof for you and me to view— The proof that those who stole our trust had lied. He’s bound to dwell in hell beneath the stars— Tyrants lock the truth behind cold bars. This brave, emboldened soul should be set free. He risked his all—his liberty and life To warn us of the wiles of tyranny Before his tongue was sliced by evil’s knife. This journalist has made the world aware That slaughterers of truth are never fair. . . Susan Jarvis Bryant has poetry published on Lighten Up Online, Snakeskin, Light, Sparks of Calliope, and Expansive Poetry Online. She also has poetry published in TRINACRIA, Beth Houston’s Extreme Formal Poems anthology, and in Openings (anthologies of poems by Open University Poets in the UK). Susan is the winner of the 2020 International SCP Poetry Competition, and has been nominated for the 2022 Pushcart Prize. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 19 Responses Wayne June 18, 2022 To say you are a ‘word smith’ would be an insult, but it’s the best descriptive phrase I know. Lovely piece. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant June 20, 2022 Thank you very much, Wayne. I appreciate your encouraging comment. Reply Cheryl Corey June 18, 2022 And where are all the so-called journalists to stand up for his right to expose the truth? Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant June 20, 2022 Sadly, Cheryl, I think real journalists are close to extinction in the Western world. One has to be honest and brave to be in this profession, traits sadly lacking in many. Reply Jack Dashiell June 18, 2022 I love this poem, Susan. I consider Assange a hero and brave man. He provided what is kept hidden and gave us a deep enlightenment. I was mostly intrigued about his revelation of UFO aliens. I was one of the few to watch an interview with with an alien that now has been longed deleted. It was fascinating. It certainly seemed genuine enough that unfortunately is now likely gone forever. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant June 20, 2022 Thank you, Jack. I too consider Julian Assange brave and heroic. I am sure he has his failings (as we all do) but he is a journalist, a journalist held up as an example to all real journalists out there – the truth doesn’t set real journalists free! It may however set us free… if only we’d listen. Reply Jack Dashiell June 20, 2022 Though this interview I watched seemed honest I recognize that a UFO alien coming down to earth would need appropriate air and even food if he was to stay a while. It’d also put him in a dangerous predicament because those human people with him would want to know everything he knew about his planet, technology and universe he traveled. They even might not let him free to return to his own spaceship and home thus he’d remain a captive. Mike Bryant June 20, 2022 I believe that Assange was doing an exposé on the Raelians, a devout UFO cult. He also did an exposé on the Scientologists. He was a reporter who uncovered chicanery wherever he found it. https://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2011/02/07/wikileaks-ufo-cables-more-about-raelian-cult-than-alien-life/?sh=753b51342afe Jack Dashiell June 20, 2022 Another outstanding question I ask if this UFO alien interview was an elaborate fake what was its purpose? Why was it seriously kept secret and who was the intended audience? Why was it deleted from You Tube when Assange revealed it? Joseph S. Salemi June 18, 2022 Assange is being crucified not simply because he told the truth (lots of us here do that), but because he did it in a very public and spectacular manner, by releasing for world-wide viewing the actual e-mails and documents that proved the political establishment was lying through its teeth. And to put the icing on the cake, he did it with open and undisguised contempt for that establishment. Assange’s enemies have never bothered to deny that what he released was genuine data. The charges against him are solely about violations of security procedures and protocols, not about “disinformation.” He is being made a monitory example of what will happen from now on with anyone who dares to show insufficient respect for those who now control the planet. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant June 20, 2022 Joe, I agree with you. I think Assange thought the world would listen, open their eyes, and do something about the corruption exposed before we all sunk under the weight of the wayward global governance… a big mistake, mainly for us. Reply ray June 18, 2022 Adoration the only possible reply Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant June 20, 2022 Thank you, Ray. I appreciate your words. Reply Shaun C. Duncan June 18, 2022 Outstanding work as usual, Susan. It’s interesting that Manning was given a free sex change and a pardon for leaking the material, but Assange is facing 175 years for running the site it was hosted on. Of course the media couldn’t care less that this is an attack on PUBLISHING because, as they’ve shown repeatedly the past few years, they wouldn’t dream of printing anything that might raise questions about the regime’s increasingly preposterous narratives. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant June 20, 2022 Thank you very much, Shaun. This whole debacle is shameful and stinks of the wicked hypocrisy and twisted mindset of our global overlords. His extradition from the U.K. is oppressive and unjust and should Julian Assange spend the rest of his life behind bars, the first amendment is effectively dead – a dreadful day for all… although, the appalling behavior of the MSM tells me we’re well on the road to a post-truth-era apocalypse on the publication front. Reply Mike Bryant June 21, 2022 On Julian Assange… Julian Assange created a platform on which the whistleblowers of this world (the seekers of truth, those disgusted with the shenanigans of the powerful) could stand and have their voices, the truth, amplified for all to hear. In other words, Mr. Assange filled the vacuum, that space, abandoned by journalism. “Journalism” today is on the side of the authoritarians, NOT “We, The People” … If real journalism was alive before the onset of Covidism perhaps our world would not have been turned upside down. (The timing of his arrest is quite suspicious.) Could real journalism make people more powerful? Or should the real journalists be thrown in prison while tyrants crush us all? I imagine living in a world where truth is shouted from every rooftop. Reply Joseph S. Salemi June 22, 2022 Mike, the Left now controls the following august institutions: mainstream media, social media, academia, the judiciary, corporate boards, K-12 education, print publishing, most of the churches, labor unions, the police and the military, governmental bureaucracy at all levels, and nearly all forms of journalism. And all of this is separate from the death-grip that they have on most governments, world-wide. This kind of totalist hegemony is unprecedented in human history. It goes beyond anything that was true in the French or the Russian revolutions. Robespierre and Lenin would have salivated at the prospect of such influence and control. And yet we have stupid people all around us (some of them come here to comment every so often) about how everything is OK and fine and normal and unproblematic and perfectly acceptable. They’re the ones who are always saying “Move along… there’s nothing to see here,” or who are spouting drivel about friendship and brotherhood. Assange will be crucified, just as the January 6th patriots will be crucified. We are in a dangerous pre-revolutionary period, with mass murder just ahead on the horizon. And a vast number of persons among our friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues think that everything is just peachy. I have a bunch of relatives to whom I will not even speak, and I refuse to have anything to do with any member of the clergy. Could real journalism help? Yes, of course. But we won’t get that, or anything else of a curative nature, as long as millions of brain-dead persons in the West are blind to what is happening, or — even more frightening — are convinced that what is happening is good. Reply Patricia Redfern June 30, 2022 Hello, Joseph! Your summation is solidly on firm ground! I find myself disheartened with the weak-kneed, shoulder shrugs to all you said, if I dare mention, any of it. And no, people do not know enough history of the takeover of countries, media by madmen. They think we have inalienable rights? As these slide across the ice faster than a hockey puck. Their mindset is Hitler was the last evil leader? I see no reason why we won’t end up like China. Even listing a poem at a Leftist poetry site? Bring legions of poets who suddenly stop reading you. OR..With the admonition..”Poetry in not to be political.” Unless of course, it’s leftist. Other attitudes are.., there is nothing we can do, or politicians are all inherently evil.or the Outright dismissal of valid news as false. I appreciated your bright input. Joseph S. Salemi July 2, 2022 Many sincere thanks, Patricia. I am so glad to hear someone say that our rights are not “inalienable.” We only have those rights that we can protect with our guns and our guts, in the face of those who want to cancel them. We don’t even have to become like Red China. All that needs to happen for our freedoms to evaporate is for us to become like Great Britain, Canada, Australia, or most of the E.U. And we have millions of stupid people who want that to happen, or are willing to compromise when it happens. The problem with most self-styled “conservatives” and RINOs is that they are comfortably middle-class, and like the bourgeoisie throughout history, they are fixated on never taking any real risks and never offending anyone in authority. 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