… Villains and heroes usually switch places in historical accounts when a revolution succeeds. Today’s “insurgents,” “terrorists” and “traitors” become tomorrow’s “freedom fighters.” And today’s “leaders” and “patriots” become tomorrow’s tyrants and state terrorists. We’re in the early stages of a prolonged revolutionary struggle between self-organized networks and hierarchical institutions — a struggle in which I believe the forces of voluntary association and horizontalism are almost certain to win in the long run. And when that struggle is won, when the Pentagon is leveled and sown with salt and the NYSE is a manure storage warehouse, people like Assange, Manning and Hammond will be remembered as martyrs of the Revolution.
Stratfor is on the side of evil and Hammond’s alleged actions against it were entirely warranted. I condemn his arrest and prosecution.