Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Berkeley seeks hero status for suspected Wikileaks traitor

Update: This article was picked up by a local newspaper in Berkeley. If you have an opinion, express it there. Maybe something will get through to them. This is the link to the article at the LocalSpur.

Update: To watch my debate on Russia Today Television against Medea Benjamin of CodePink on the Pfc. Bradley Manning/Wikileaks/Berkeley controversy, click on this link.

Note to Berkeley aka Berzerkeley aka The People's Republic of Berkeley aka Athens of the West - America, love it or leave it

Today, on the 30th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon, how apropos that the City Council of Berkeley, California announced it will soon be voting on a resolution that would elevate the status of Pfc. Bradley Manning, suspected of leaking confidential information to Julian Assange and Wikileaks, to that of hero. In addition, it would also call for his release from the brig at Quantico.

This would be the Berkeley version of an eventual trial for treason and a likely demotion to traitor.

Said Berkeley Peace and Justice Commissioner Bob Meola (you read that right), "If he did what he's accused of doing, he's a patriot and should get a medal. I think the war criminals should be the ones prosecuted, not the whistle-blowers."

Now most are aware that Californian's possess a somewhat different political point of view than that which exists in most other parts of the country, with some exceptions of course.

Berkeley however, even by left coast standards, has gone too far. Way too far! So far that perhaps the city and its leaders would feel more comfortable in some other country.

Berkeley is the same city that in 2008 voted to have the Marine recruiting station removed. If the Marines chose to stay they would have been uninvited and unwelcome guests with Code Pink given an official parking spot in front of the door.

When is enough enough. If Berkeley, and other city's like Berkeley, hate America so much and feel that self defense is by itself a crime, perhaps it is time to pull all federal funding and let them try and produce the money that they need on a commune.


  1. Manning, Assange, and the city of Berkeley are all idiots.

    The reference to Code Pink is what caught my eye, I am still waiting for them to take me up on my offer:

  2. That article is great and you must be very proud of your daughter. Do you mind if I reprint it as a follow-up to this?

  3. By the way, I just saw that the article was picked up by a paper in Berkeley so I will be interested to see the comments that it gets.

  4. When I was younger I was very much enamored by the philosophies coming out of Berkeley. Pity so many of you have never grown up enough to appreciate America as the most wonderful country God ever blessed. Pity even more the younger generations being poisoned by your thoughts. These people are traitors pure and simple and you must be likewise for your cockeyed support. You are entitled to your opinion and now you have heard mine.

  5. What is it that I wrote that in anyway conveys support for Berkeley, Assange or Manning. Maybe you should read it again.

  6. Whoa, Berkeley folks. Thought you didn't like anyone in the military. Why in the world would you make someone in the US military a hero no matter what they did. You would be hypocrites and then no one would take you guys seriously.