Today marks 2 years since he was granted political asylum Julian Assange. Assange has since remained at the Ecuadorian embassy in the United Kingdom, surrounded by police forces, who discreetly, or completely indiscriminately, monitor the embassy exits.
Who is Julian Assange? Early in his life he was a hacker activist before becoming known for his Wikileaks, the website that published classified information.
These are the ones we all know, these are the ones that have come to light. Assange is wanted in Sweden following allegations of sexual assault. Having exhausted his legal options in the UK to fight extradition, he sought refuge at Ecuador's embassy in London in June 2012, and was subsequently granted political asylum - which is not recognized by the UK.
Julian Assange and Wikileaks are a phenomenon that has caused insomnia in many people. For others, he is a hero and the man who represents the modern way of thinking of an entire generation.
Opinions differ because they come from different directions. Of course, we would not expect the US government to call Julian a hero, nor would the ordinary people who seek the truth under any government propaganda misinformation call him a traitor.
The leaks from Wikileaks shocked the public, which began to realize that everything they feared was true, and even documented in official documents and videos. The "purpose sanctifies the means" of the US government, began to be not enough as an excuse. Especially when the motives are imperialist and in the background economic.
Julian Assange has been living free under siege at an embassy for the past two years. The results of his activities seem to give him meaning in his "golden cage". The reactions of the people, however, are lazy. Some are busy and others are indifferent. After two years, the reactions have become lukewarm and do not have the warmth they had at the beginning, with Anonymous attacking government and military infrastructure.
The revolution "deflated" and the actions of governments seem to be forgotten.
The proselytizing of the media seems to work flawlessly. It is well known that the biggest upheaval in the propaganda role of the media is the advent of the Internet. The complete evolution of the Internet into a manipulator from small and large Media, is now on your screen. In the end, who is the winner and who is the loser? We can be considered winners as much as he would like Assange;
Society does not seem to be expecting a new Julian Assange or a new Snowden to emerge. Unless I was expecting more…