All the Harm

Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.

-Plato

No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good.

-Mandell Creighton

Regardless of whether or not you believe in the NWO/conspiracy theories, you must admit that the US government is getting bolder and it could be argued that they are causing a great deal of harm to the world.  Gun runs to Mexico, running drugs, executing citizens without a trial, war mongering,  secret trials, sealed indictments… oh yes, here comes the end of America as we know it.  Unless of course, we do something about it.  Bradley Manning tried and now we are seeing the government’s true intent.

In the event you’ve not been following along, the judge in the case has decided on a trial date tentatively.   Here are some articles with the latest information.  Thanks Kevin Gosztola, David F. Powell, and Kai Wargalla for your articles.  I know there’s a lot of others out there too.

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/04/25/government-argues-bradley-manning-knew-al-qaeda-frequently-visited-wikileaks/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2012/04/26/the-harm-done-by-bradley-manning%E2%80%99s-alleged-leaks

http://thebradleymanninghearingslive.blogspot.com/

http://storify.com/KaiWargalla/bradley-manning-motion-hearing-day-2-april-25-2012

What can we do?  Well, there are a lot of people doing things on their own.  Art is always good, writing is always good, tweeting is always good.  Let’s not break the law on Manning’s behalf, as to not sully the reputation of the cause.  IMO graffiti is art, making it an acceptable medium.  But there’s no good in causing harm.  Can we at least agree on this much?

The reason I harp on this now is Sabu.  He had stated, before he was revealed to be a vile turncoat, that some of those releases of dox were for Bradley Manning.  We all know that the CIA/NSA/some other government entity more than likely instructed him to say that.  Beware of psyops like this.  What else can we do?  I say, talk to your friends and family about it.  Hearts and minds are won with active engagement, not by just sitting on the internet and preaching to the choir.

Here are some recent examples of groups or individuals trying to raise awareness

http://wiseupforbradleymanning.wordpress.com/get-involved-events-for-bradley-manning-in-wales-11-28-april/
This is from Wales.

http://www.bradleymanning.org/featured/nine-days-to-bring-bradleys-case-to-washington-support-the-dc-ad-campaign
This is REALLY something.  This is probably one of the best ideas I’ve seen so far.

http://www.zazzle.com/opmanning/
This is something that was made recently to raise awareness for Bradley Manning, intended originally to be combined with OccupyTheMail, if you feel so inclined.  10% of proceeds go directly to Bradley Manning Support Network in the form of a check payment.  We wanted to keep the cost down, as to limit participation as little as possible.

What you do is up to you.  Never have it in your mind that you need to follow anyone to make a difference.  You can think, do, and act for yourselves.  We all have choices.  We can choose to let our government punish us for daring to point out their flaws, or we can tell them that we’ve had enough.  Enough of ACTA, CISPA, illegal activities by unregulated “security” firms, enough of the war mongering, and/or endless bank profiteering.  Choose your message, say it loud.  Say it before none of us can say a fucking thing at all.