After review of Diana Johnstone’s piece, The Lynching of the Charismatic Geek, we agree that the assertions regarding Christine Assange are unnessarily provocative. While Ms. Johnstone was making a point about the nature of counter culture eccentrics against the mind numbing conformity required to maintain the world’s largest police state, we see how her portrayal can be used in service to the enemies of peace.
Mrs. Assange has been through enough heartache and horror to last several lifetimes. We in no way wish to add to this burden. Further, we at Antiwar.com stand unequivocally with Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Chelsea Manning. The article has been pulled. We humbly apologize.
Randolph Bourne Institute