WikiLeaks has been a great source of entertainment for myself and other cynicals for the past few months. Julian Assange, the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, has exposed the Clinton campaign for what it truly is.

For those of you who do not know, Assange is an Australian national, but he has taken great strides to reveal corruption within the United States government. He currently resides at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, England to prevent extradition to the United States.

A second batch of leaked Clinton campaign emails have been released and further prove the corruption and inappropriate behavior surrounding this campaign. Among the leaked emails are messages sent by Hillary’s campaign manager stating it was unfortunate that the San Bernardino shooter was white, that Hillary has begun “hating” average American citizens, and that the campaign was only urged by Bernie Sander’s platform to speak about welfare reform as in an increase in the availability of welfare programs.

Beyond this, it has also just been revealed that a State Department employee has been caught bargaining with the FBI in regards to Clinton’s private server emails. The State Department employee asked to change the classification of several emails in exchange for quid pro quo.


On Monday, it was revealed on social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook that Julian Assange’s internet had been severed by a state actor.

An official tweet by WikiLeaks was sent out at 1:30 a.m. stating, “Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plan.”

Regardless of what you think about these emails, it is absolutely undeniable that this is highly corrupt, and anyone who believes in free speech and a government that works for its citizens cannot disagree.

When Edward Snowden became a whistle blower, a lot of people hated him at first. Now, a lot of people believe that he did the nation a great service by letting us “average citizens” know that Big Brother was a bit bigger than we originally thought.

There’s no words that ring more true than a quote from Aesop, “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”

Amanda Long is a freelance writer for The Gazette-Virginian.