Julian Assange praises Ron, Rand Paul, says the only hope is the Libertarian section of Republican Party

Julian Assange of Wikileaks said during a forum hosted by Campus reform, “I am a big admirer of Ron Paul and Rand Paul for their very principled positions in the U.S. Congress on a number of issues.” Assange added, “They have been the strongest supporters of the fight against the U.S. attack on WikiLeaks and on me in the U.S. Congress. Similarly, they have been the strongest opponents of drone warfare and extrajudicial executions.”

Image: The Guardian

Image: The Guardian










Assange continued from his refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, “The only hope as far as electoral politics presently, is the Libertarian section of the Republican party.”

Assange also praised Matt Drudge.

I’m totally stealing this part from Daily Kos but check out the rest of their post here.

He is also an admirer of Matt Drudge. As reported by Raw Story he said Drudge made his name:

publishing information that the establishment media would not. It is as a result of the self-censorship of the establishment press in the United States that gave Matt Drudge such a platform and so of course he should be applauded for breaking a lot of that censorship.

The Huffington Post reports:

Assange went on to commend the libertarian ideal of “non-violence” with regards to military engagements, the draft and tax collection. He then put forth an argument against both established political parties in Washington, claiming that nearly all Democrats had been “co-opted” by President Barack Obama’s administration, while Republicans were almost entirely “in bed with the war industry.”

The current libertarian strain of political thought in the Republican Party was the “the only hope” for American electoral politics, Assange concluded.



Since Assange is for full transparency, I need to add that Rand Paul is a dick and so is his father. There, I said it.


  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Julian Assange is an opportunistic and narcissistic attention whore just like Glenn Greenwald, James O’Keefe, Ed Snowden and Matt Drudge. All those peas fit into the same pod.
    The fact that Assange has now openly admitted to jumping on the Ron/Rand Paul Libertarian crazy train confirms this fool as the self aggrandizing doofuss some of us suspected.
    I don’t think he is as smart as he thinks he is and nations around the world will soon tire of his silly shenanigans.

    • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

      I supported some of his earlier actions but then became weary. Then with the Snowden thing, I wrote him off.

  • juicyfruityyy

    Not surprising that her supports Ron and Rand. And, I do agree, that he wants to shine in the Limelight.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

    On a global scale Assange initial actions has changed the world in terms of uncovering military and political secrets, It was the kind of plan most would never dream possible but he made it happen. However, that does not make any less of a narcissistic, pompous, vainglorious, sociopathic snake oil salesmen.

    On the topic of Assange, Snowden and Bradley, I think Bradley is the only one who did what he for altruistic reasons and I think Assange manipulated the young man for his own agenda.

    I both agree and disagree with Ron Paul’s philosophy but in most part see him as a principled man, his son however is a different story. Rand has repeatedly shown racist tendencies, his ability to take tremendously large campaign contributions filtered in such a way that he can then attack other candidates for taking money from lobbyists. Rand is not transparent, he’s just not as good at covering his trail.

    And who the hell cares what Assange, not an American but a criminal finding refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy thinks about any of our candidates. Unless he’s just looking for those he can easily manipulate once their in office.

    • mmaynard119

      Caarla – there is a fine line between being principled and being nuts and delusional.

  • mmaynard119

    Carla – Go back and look at the history and comments of Ron Paul. His son actually has
    toned down the hateful and crazy beliefs.

    • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

      thanks, I’ll take a look.

  • mmaynard119

    Assange also has a lot of blood on his hands, though he will always blame others. His actions exposed a lot of foreign intelligence sources and we’ll never know how many were killed as a results.

    Assange is scum.

  • teeveedub

    Um, can someone explain to me why anyone should give a shit about what Julian Assange thinks about American politics?

  • mmaynard119

    Then why doesn’t he come and vote for them? Oh that’s right, He will jailed upon entering the country for treason.


    • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100