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SUPPORT ‘OPERATION PAYBACK’, ‘SUPPORT ‘WIKILEAKS’!.. You Can Steal Our Land, But You Will Never Own Our Unconquerable Souls

December 8, 2010

“What are kingdoms but great robberies? Indeed, that was an apt and true reply which was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized. For when that king had asked the man what he meant by keeping hostile possession of the sea, he answered with bold pride, ‘What thou meanest by seizing the whole earth? Because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, whilst thou who dost it with a great fleet art styled an emperor.’”
– Augustine of Hippo, The City of God, 410 CE .

Caraccioli – the former priest turned pirate who encouraged our esteemed Captain Misson to found Libertalia – once observed: ‘that every Man was born free, and had as much right to what would support him, as to the air he respired… that the vast difference betwixt man and man, the one wallowing in luxury, and the other in the most pinching necessity, was owing only to avarice and ambition on the one hand, and a pusillanimous subjection on the other … ambition creeping in by degrees, the stronger family set upon and enslaved the weaker; and this additional strength over-run a third, by every conquest gathering force to make others, and this was the first foundation of monarchy.

In the revolutions against feudalism we rid ourselves of the abuses and excesses of monarchy (only to place the yolk of government upon our shoulders), but we failed to return the land (those stolen kingdoms of Augustine of Hippo)  to the people who rightfully own it – us.

Until such a time that we can build our own lands we are forced to live as tenants on land which is rightfully ours.

Luckily there is one place where Liberty still has room to breathe; a place where, at this very moment, a significant battle is being fought – one that could change things for all of us.

In cyberspace knowledge is still a great leveller; corporations may have all the wealth and governments may have all the guns, but this is one place where integrity still counts for something and the authorities are finding it practically impossible to limit our liberties in the same way they do in the ‘real world’.

One of the most successful internet campaigns launched in the name of freedom is Wikileaks.

Incredibly, by sticking to the 1st Amendment, Wikileaks have made an enemy of the US government. And around the world governmental hatred of Wikileaks is such that their democratic masks are slipping to reveal the tyrants which lie beneath. Sadly they have shown that they’re not beyond using dirty tricks to try and bring down their Wikileaks. No truly freeborn being would be able to find it in their heart to sit back and let this happen.

That the US are trying to use ‘national security’ as an excuse shows how far they have strayed from their own ideas of liberty. For it was one of their own Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who said: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

The corporations were quick to show their true colours; Amazon, Mastercard, VISA and PayPal suspended payments of donations to the Wikileaks site. This prompted an attack from another lover of liberty – Operation Payback.

Created by AnOpps, an anonymous, decentralized movement which fights against censorship and copywrong, Operation Payback fights for greater liberty in an ever more fascistic world. In response to attacks on Wikileaks they have managed to partially freeze the Mastercard website.

Support Wikileaks! Support Operation Payback!

Liberties & Commons for All!!!

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